Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories

Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories Classic short stories by a survivor of the US World War II concentration camps for Japanese Americans

  • Title: Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories
  • Author: Hisaye Yamamoto King-Kok Cheung
  • ISBN: 9780813526072
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Classic short stories by a survivor of the US World War II concentration camps for Japanese Americans.

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    About "Hisaye Yamamoto King-Kok Cheung"

    1. Hisaye Yamamoto King-Kok Cheung

      Hisaye Yamamoto August 23, 1921 January 30, 2011 was a Japanese American author She is best known for the short story collection Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories, first published in 1988 Her work confronts issues of the Japanese immigrant experience in America, the disconnect between first and second generation immigrants, as well as the difficult role of women in society.Hisaye Yamamoto received acclaim for her work almost from the very beginning of her career She was, as King Kok Cheung noted, one of the first Japanese American writers to gain national recognition after the war, when anti Japanese sentiment was still rampant Although she herself resisted being rigidly characterized as a voice for Japanese or Asian groups I don t think you can write aiming at a specifically Asian American audience if you want to write freely , she was considered one of the premier Asian American authors from

    517 thoughts on “Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories”

    1. Hisaye’s storiesare dense little time capsules full of things unsaid.That's how I began my review for the amazingUncovered Classics , where artists remake covers and writers review books by women authors of the 20th century.


    2. Well, I've only really read "Seventeen Syllables" here and I can't find just "Seventeen Syllables" so I had to add this whole thing.Since my English literature classes started, we have yet to read a short story that the protagonist is a teenager. So finally, "Seventeen Syllables" came. And as far as the plot is concerned, I'm not really sure what I liked about it. I guess what I liked about this short story is the language (as always) Eng Lit. really opened my eyes to the beauty of words. I love [...]


    3. Hisaye Yamamoto was not a prolific writer, but her output of fine short stories spans decades. Central themes include assimilation and the loss of traditional cultural values, troubled marraiges, and, of course, the shameful internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. As a writer who was raised in the culture and who originally published many of these stories in Japanese American publications for a largely Japanese American audience, she produces uniquely authentic accounts of a lifestyle that [...]


    4. This is a book with several short stories. All the short stories are from people who are Asian immigrants that come to America for a better life. The people who wrote these short stories are all women and the stories are all about their past. These stories are about neighbors from when the women were young, family and what they had to go through back then, and jobs their families had.I thought this book was good and interesting. This book had many stories about different things like a name or wh [...]


    5. This is a really great example of a very well thoughtout short story collection. While I loved some, liked a lot and to be honest, could do without a couple, I felt overall it had enough range to appeal to a large audience. The tone of the revised/new stories is noticeably different from the earlier ones. I particularly was impressed with her use of humor, details, and variance in main protagonists voice.


    6. I couldn't resist buying a collection of short stories by a masterful Japanese American storyteller. Yet another "clearance" book written by a prominent twentieth century female author. Makes me wonder



    7. 2 short stories; the rest is commentary and analysis. I wish there had been more stories, but the ones there were were great!



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