EAST GOES WEST: The Making of an Oriental Yankee. Younghill Kang.
EAST GOES WEST: The Making of an Oriental Yankee
EAST GOES WEST: The Making of an Oriental Yankee

EAST GOES WEST: The Making of an Oriental Yankee

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated in the year of publication by Kang to Irma Wyckoff, who served as secretary to Maxwell Perkins at Charles Scribner's Sons, on the front flyleaf. "The father of Korean American literature," Kang Younghill (1898-1972) fled Japanese-occupied Korea for the United States in 1921. After studying at Boston University and Harvard, he taught English at New York University, where he was introduced by fellow professor Thomas Wolfe to Scribner's editor Maxwell Perkins, who would publish Kang's books. Paralleling his own life story, this novel casts a sharply satirical eye on the demands and perils of assimilation, and is widely regarded as a classic of Asian American literature. Octavo. Original yellow cloth binding, with red stamping. The dust jacket is sun faded along the spine, with some light edgewear; otherwise very good. Very good / Very good. Item #69964

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