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    DescriptionAnime Wong is a memory book of performances, most of which were produced collaboratively, reflecting questions of gender, identity, Orientalism, and racial politics. Yamashita's theatrical work is fiction interpreted by the body in real time; these kinetic encounters, complete with giant foam-rubber sushi and cyborg kung fu fighters, create a space for humor, interaction, and epiphany. Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of five novels, including I Hotel, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and was awarded the California Book Award and the American Book Award.


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    Title
    Anime Wong
    Subtitle
    Fictions of Performance
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karen Tei Yamashita, Afterword by Stephen Hong Sohn
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 571 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781566893404
    ISBN 10: 1566893402
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    DC22: 812.54, 812/.54
    BISAC V2.8: LCO002000, DRA001000
    DC23: 812.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC054000, LCO019000, DRA019000
    LC classification: PS3575.A44 A55 2014
    Illustrations note
    100 B&W photographs and illustrations
    Publisher
    Coffee House Press
    Imprint name
    Coffee House Press
    Publication date
    25 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    MN
    Author Information
    Karen Tei Yamashita is the author of Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, Brazil-Maru, Tropic of Orange, Circle K Cycles, and I Hotel, all published by Coffee House Press. I Hotel was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award and awarded the California Book Award, the American Book Award, the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association Award, and the Association for Asian American Studies Book Award. She has been a US Artists Ford Foundation Fellow and is currently Professor of Literature and Creative Writing and the co-holder of the University of California Presidential Chair for Feminist & Critical Race & Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
    Review quote
    Praise for Karen Tei Yamashita: "It's a stylistically wild ride, but it's smart, funny, and entrancing."--Michael Schaub, National Public Radio "Yamashita incorporates satire and the surreal in prose that is playful yet knowing, fierce yet mournful, in a wildly multicultural landscape."--San Francisco Chronicle "In the firmament of American literature, Karen Tei Yamashita has been one of the brightest lodestars that have guided my reading for over 20 years. Her literary creations have delighted, astounded, and confounded me. I say confounded because Yamashita is never predictable; each new book has been formally different and she perpetually challenges herself and her readers. Anime Wong: Fictions of Performance follows this trajectory and encapsulates my history of reading of Yamashita in one volume. It will become an indispensable part of my library."--Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Bookstore "I was thrilled to pick up Anime Wong: Fictions of Performance, the long-awaited anthology of electrifying performance."--Your Impossible Voice No matter what form Yamashita's voice takes--fiction, performance art, theater, stream of (sub)consciousness--it is original, insightful, funny and light years ahead of its time. Cyber time travel? No problem. Ethnic fetishizing? Look out. Techno-orientalism? She's on it. Anime Wong is a perfect companion to Yamashita's groundbreaking Tropic of Orange, I Hotel and Circle K Cycles. This collection reveals, for the first time, the hidden writings of one of this era's most inspiring authors."--Denise Uyehara, Performance Artist
    Back cover copy
    "Anime Wong" is a memory book of performances, most of which were produced collaboratively, reflecting questions of gender, identity, Orientalism, and racial politics. Yamashita's theatrical work is fiction interpreted by the body in real time; these kinetic encounters, complete with giant foam-rubber sushi and cyborg kung fu fighters, create a space for humor, interaction, and epiphany.