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East Goes West

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  • Country
    U.S.A
  • City
    New York
  • Publisher
  • Published Year
    2019
  • Genre
    Literature - Korean literature - Contemporary fiction

Description

"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://www.amazon.com/East-Goes-West-Younghill-Kang/dp/0143134302

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LTI Korea Library Holdings