From My Grandmother's Bedside

By: Field, Norma

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The author of this memoir lived in Japan during her childhood, and her adult years in the United States. She went back to Japan in the 1990's to tend to her gravely ill grandmother; modern postwar Japan made a great impression on her, which she discusses in juxtaposition with her life in the United States. Many subjects are important to both countries including facets of how the war affected individuals, biracial/bicultural families, last farewells of kamikaze pilots, and the dehumanizing effect of Japan's postwar economic boom. A strong, intimate look at happenings mostly not familiar to Americans. Running through this essay is the realization that the personal and the political are perpetually entangled, that past and present converge and overlap. The jacket is clear mylar and scuffed at red cloth band. ; Octavo (standard book size); 204 pages

Title: From My Grandmother's Bedside

Author: Field, Norma

Categories: BIOGRAPHY & Autobiography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University Of California Press: 1997

ISBN: 0520208447

ISBN 13: 9780520208445

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 000075

Keywords: Social Life Japanese Customs From My Grandmother's Bedside Foreign Family Postwar Tokyo Memoir Relations, ,