Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Featuring Asian American Authors: David Mura

Poet, memoirist, novelist, playwright, and essayist David Mura graduated from Grinnell College in 1974 and received an honorary degree in 1997.

Submitted by R. Stuhr

Through poetry, memoir, and fiction, David Mura has sought to unravel the complicated tangle of threads that make up his identity as a third generation Japanese American, including the threads of race, sexuality and history.  His writings cover topics ranging from the long term consequences of the interment camps  on those interned and their children, to contemporary Japan, to the history of Japanese Americans in America. He has won numerous awards including the Lock McKnight award for achievement in prose and the Minnesota Book Award for memoir.

For more information on David Mura see the entry in Asian American Writers available in Literatrue Resource Center or visit his web site.

The following books are available at Burling Library:

Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire: A Novel
Burling 3rd Floor PS3563.U68 F36 2008

Angels for the Burning: Poems
Burling 3rd Floor PS3563.U68 A84 2004

From Where the Body Meets Memory: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity
Burling 2nd Floor E184.J3 M7844 1996

The Colors of Desire: Poems
Burling 3rd Floor  PS3563.U68 C65 1995

Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei
Burling 2nd Floor E184.J3 M784 1991

After We Lost Our Way: Poems
Burling 3rd Floor PS3563.U68 A35 1989

Male Grief: Notes on Pornography and Addiction: An Essay
Burling 2nd Floor HQ471 .M85 1987

For Mura's essays and poems in anthologies, check the libraries' catalog:

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