Now available from Penguin-Random House. Originally published in 1937, East Goes West is an extraordinary account of immigrant life in the 1920s written by the first Korean American novelist, Younghill Kang.Part picaresque adventure, part shrewd social commentary, East Goes West casts a sharply satirical eye on the demands and perils of assimilation as it follows the travels of the young.
East Goes West offers a rich largesse of color and flavor, personality and impression and event. It is one of those rare books which will arouse interest, ring changes on laughter and leave its residue of thought. --The New York Times Book Review Kang is a born writer, everywhere he is free and vigorous: he has an original and poetic mind, and he loves life. --Thomas Wolfe After Mr. Kang, most.
A children’s book based on Kang’s early life entitled The Happy Grove was published in 1933, and East Goes West was released in 1937. Throughout his life, Kang was the recipient of Born in 1903 in what is now known as North Korea, Younghill Kang was educated in Korea and Japan.
This is a new edition of a classic and long unavailable text by Younghill Kang, the first Korean-American novelist. Younghill Kang was born in 1903 in what is now North Korea and arrived in New York in 1921. He continued his studies at Harvard and built a name for himself as a scholar of literature and Asian culture and as an author.
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. Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with these three Penguin Classics.
EAST GOES WEST: The Making Of An Oriental Yankee. By. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. Thoroughly delightful account of the adventures of a Chinese youth in the process of becoming Americanized. He fled from home to escape marrying the girl of his parents' choice, and with eagerness tried to take in all New York in a gulp. A zestful and.
Originally published in 1937, East Goes West is an extraordinary account of immigrant life in the 1920s written by the first Korean American novelist, Younghill Kang.
This essay presents a l and gender comparative racia analysis of masculinity and power during the post- Depression United States in a reading of Younghill Kang’s novel, East Goes West: The Making of an Oriental Yankee. 1. I argue that Kang’s novel, primarily read as an immigrant story yields insight into the multiple racial and class formations of Asian and black men in the U.S. within the.
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Younghill Kang realized that humor was a necessary element in portraying racism to an early nineteenth century audience, for if kept under the guise of comedy, this unsavory topic became digestible. In East Goes West, humor becomes the deciding factor in the status of a character. Americans tend to appreciate and gravitate towards Han’s gentle humor while detesting the malicious laughter of.
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Between 1933 and 1935, Kang went to Germany and Italy with a Guggenheim Award in Creative Literature. In 1937, Scribner’s published East Goes West, the story of a Korean in America. An intensely lonely man, Younghill Kang was never afforded a permanent niche in American life. Always a visiting lecturer, he was never offered a stable teaching.
East Goes West is a stunning testament to (his) indomitable spirit, his perspicacious eye, and his special mirth. The book provides us with a rare view of how urban American life was experienced--and critiqued--by Korean immigrants in the 1920s. Sunyoung Lee's afterword. .. offers original insights into what she calls Kang's 'acrobatic talent for mediation' between 'the faltering traditions.
That Younghill Kang's book, critically acclaimed during his own lifetime, has been rediscovered and reprinted decades later is a victory for American literature. I am a student and read this book for an Asian American literature class that I took on a whim. Though I rarely glance at class books during vacation (even the good ones) I have re-read this one twice. East Goes West is a beautifully.It is a masterpiece not only of Asian American literature but also of American literature.Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month with these four Penguin Classics: America Is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan (9780143134039) East Goes West by Younghill Kang (9780143134305) The Hanging on Union Square by H. T. Tsiang (9780143134022) No-No Boy by John Okada (9780143134015).East Goes West; Younghill Kang Alexander Chee (Foreword by) Sunyoung Lee (Afterword by) 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, Chungpa Han arrives in New York. Struggling to support his studies, he travels throughout the United States and Canada, observing the idealism.