March Was Made of Yarn

Reflections on the Japanese Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown


Author: Elmer Luke,David Karashima

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307948870

Category: History

Page: 256

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In time for the one year anniversary of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, a collection of essays and stories by Japanese writers on the devastating disaster, its aftermath, and the resolve of a people to rebuild. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake occurred off the northeastern coast of Japan, triggering a 50-foot tsunami that crushed everything in its path—highways, airports, villages, trains, and buses—leaving death and destruction behind, and causing a major radiation leak from five nuclear plants. Here eighteen writers give us their trenchant observations and emotional responses to such a tragedy, in what is a fascinating, enigmatic and poignant collection.

Tawada Yoko

On Writing and Rewriting


Author: Doug Slaymaker

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498590055

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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This collection draws from scholars across different languages to address and assess the scholarly achievements of Tawada Yōko. Yōko, born in Japan (1960) and based in Germany, writes and presents in both German and Japanese. The contributors of this volume recognize her as one of the most important contemporary international writers. Her published books alone number more than fifty volumes, with roughly the same number in German and Japanese. Tawada’s writing unfolds at the intersections of borders, whether of language, identity, nationality, or gender. Her characters are all travelers of some sort, often foreigners and outsiders, caught in surreal in-between spaces, such as between language and culture, or between species, subjectivities, and identities. Sometimes they exist in the spaces between gendered and national identities; sometimes they are found caught between reality and the surreal, perhaps madness. Tawada has been one of the most prescient and provocative thinkers on the complexities of travelling and living in the contemporary world, and thus has always been obsessed with passports and trouble at borders. This current volume was conceived to augment the first edited volume of Tawada’s work, Yōko Tawada: Voices from Everywhere, which appeared from Lexington Books in 2007. That volume represented the first extensive English language coverage of Tawada’s writing. In the meantime, there is increased scholarly interest in Tawada’s artistic activity, and it is time for more sustained critical examinations of her output. This collection gathers and analyzes essays that approach the complex international themes found in many of Tawada’s works.

Lok Sabha Debates


Author: India. Parliament. Lok Sabha

Publisher: N.A


Category: India

Page: N.A

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The Rise of Milwaukee Baseball

The Cream City from Midwestern Outpost to the Major Leagues, 1859-1901


Author: Dennis Pajot

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786439513

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 362

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"This book presents a detailed study of the history of baseball in Milwaukee. In addition to coverage of the major league teams that played in the city, there is also an extensive history of the minor league and amateur league teams. Also included are pho

Parliamentary Papers


Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Textile fabrics

Page: N.A

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