East Goes West: The Making of an Oriental Yankee. Younghill Kang, Alexander Chee, Sunyoung Lee, Foreword, Afterword.

East Goes West: The Making of an Oriental Yankee

Penguin Classics, 2019. Later printing. Paperback. 389pp. Octavo [19.5 cm] Illustrated wraps. New. Item #59801
ISBN: 9780143134305

"Having fled Japanese-occupied Korea for the gleaming promise of the United States with nothing but four dollars and a suitcase full of Shakespeare to his name, the young, idealistic Chungpa Han arrives in a New York teeming with expatriates, businessmen, students, scholars, and indigents." "Part picaresque adventure, part shrewd social commentary, East Goes West casts a sharply satirical eye on the demands and perils of assimilation. It is a masterpiece not only of Asian American literature but also of American literature."

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