Coverart for item
The Resource John Okada : the life and rediscovered work of the author of No-no boy, edited by Frank Abe, Greg Robinson, and Floyd Cheung

John Okada : the life and rediscovered work of the author of No-no boy, edited by Frank Abe, Greg Robinson, and Floyd Cheung

Label
John Okada : the life and rediscovered work of the author of No-no boy
Title
John Okada
Title remainder
the life and rediscovered work of the author of No-no boy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Frank Abe, Greg Robinson, and Floyd Cheung
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No-No Boy, John Okada's only published novel, centers on a Japanese American who refuses to fight for the country that incarcerated him and his people in World War II and is cast out by his divided community. The novel faced a similar rejection until is was rediscovered and reissued in 1976, becoming a classic of American literature. As a result of Okada's untimely death at age forty-seven, the author's life and other works have remained obscure. This collection offers the first full-length examination of Okada's development as an artist, placing recently discovered writing by Okada alongside essays that reassess his legacy. Meticulously researched biographical details, insight from friends and relatives, and a trove of photographs illuminate Okada's life in Seattle, military service, and careers as a public librarian, technical writer, and ad man. This volume is an essential companion to No-No Boy--back cover
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1966-
  • 1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Abe, Frank
  • Robinson, Greg
  • Cheung, Floyd
  • Okada, John
Series statement
The Scott and Laurie Oki series in Asian American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Okada, John
  • Okada, John
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Label
John Okada : the life and rediscovered work of the author of No-no boy, edited by Frank Abe, Greg Robinson, and Floyd Cheung
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: saying "No! no!" to the community narrative / Frank Abe -- A note on the texts -- The life of John Okada -- "An urgency to write" / Frank Abe -- Unknown works by John Okada. I must be strong -- When in Japan: a comedy in one act -- What can I do? -- Without solace -- Skipping millions -- The silver lunchbox -- Here's proof! -- The high cost of proposals and presentations -- The technocrats of industry -- Essays on John Okada and his writings. John Okada's rediscovered writings: experiments in form and approaches to the absurd / Floyd Cheung -- A seed in a devastated landscape: John Okada and midcentury Japanese American literature / Greg Robinson -- Questioning No-no boy: text, contexts, and subtexts / Stephen H. Sumida -- False constructions of loyalty: the real resistance against incarceration / Martha Nakagawa -- Contesting Japanese American identity: a literature review of No-no boy / Jeffrey T. Yamashita -- Republishing and teaching No-no boy / Shawn Wong -- Nightsong in Asian America / Lawson Fusao Inada -- Afterword / Frank Abe
Control code
on1028582257
Extent
1 online resource (365 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295743530
Lccn
2018011915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40028318546
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct8tv8
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028582257
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
John Okada : the life and rediscovered work of the author of No-no boy, edited by Frank Abe, Greg Robinson, and Floyd Cheung
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: saying "No! no!" to the community narrative / Frank Abe -- A note on the texts -- The life of John Okada -- "An urgency to write" / Frank Abe -- Unknown works by John Okada. I must be strong -- When in Japan: a comedy in one act -- What can I do? -- Without solace -- Skipping millions -- The silver lunchbox -- Here's proof! -- The high cost of proposals and presentations -- The technocrats of industry -- Essays on John Okada and his writings. John Okada's rediscovered writings: experiments in form and approaches to the absurd / Floyd Cheung -- A seed in a devastated landscape: John Okada and midcentury Japanese American literature / Greg Robinson -- Questioning No-no boy: text, contexts, and subtexts / Stephen H. Sumida -- False constructions of loyalty: the real resistance against incarceration / Martha Nakagawa -- Contesting Japanese American identity: a literature review of No-no boy / Jeffrey T. Yamashita -- Republishing and teaching No-no boy / Shawn Wong -- Nightsong in Asian America / Lawson Fusao Inada -- Afterword / Frank Abe
Control code
on1028582257
Extent
1 online resource (365 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295743530
Lccn
2018011915
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40028318546
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct8tv8
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028582257
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

    • Copley LibraryBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771354 -117.193327
Processing Feedback ...