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English(English) AudioBook

East Goes West

About the Audiobook

Title Sub
Penguin Vitae
Author
Younghill Kang
Co-Author
-
Translator
-
Publisher
Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published Year
2021
Country
UNITED STATES
Classification

literature > Korean Literature > Korean Fiction > 20th century

Original Title
East Goes West
Romanization of Original
East Goes West
Original Language

English(English)

ISBN
9780593393437
The Series
OVERDRIVE LISTEN AUDIOBOOK

About the Author

  • Gang Yongheul
  • Birth : 1898 ~ 1972
  • Occupation : Writer
  • First Name : Yongheul
  • Family Name : Gang
  • Korean Name : 강용흘
  • ISNI : 0000000096540036
  • Works : 7
About the Original Work
  • East Goes West
  • Author : Gang Yongheul
  • Published Year : 1937
  • English Title : East Goes West: The Making of an Oriental Yankee
More About the Original Work
Descriptions - 1 Languages
  • English(English)

"A wonderfully resplendent evocation of a newcomer's America" (Chang-rae Lee, author of Native Speaker) by the father of Korean American literature
A Penguin Classic
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. Struggling to support his studies, he travels throughout the United States and Canada, becoming by turns a traveling salesman, a domestic worker, and a farmer, and observing along the way the idealism, greed, and shifting values of the industrializing twentieth century. 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.

Source : https://lti.overdrive.com/media/5637157?cid=37224

Translated Books2

  • English(English) Book
    East Goes West
    Younghill Kang / 강용흘 / 2019 / -
  • English(English) Book
    East Goes West
    Kang Young-hill / 강용흘 / 1937 / -