Hisaye Yamamoto





Hisaye Yamamoto

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born
in Redondo Beach, California, The United States
August 21, 1921

died
January 30, 2011

gender
female


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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 (“
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Seventeen Syllables and Oth...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1988 — 8 editions
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The Brown House
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Great Immigrant Stories
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