Lot 310 of 364:
1st Japanese-American short story anthology  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$192
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$300 - $500

Title:
Yokohama, California
Author:
Mori, Toshio
Place:
Caldwell, Idaho
Publisher:
Caxton Printers
Date:
1949
Description:

166 pages. Introduction by William Saroyan. (8vo), original orange cloth, black printed titles, in pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. 

The first short story anthology by a Nisei, a California native. Written in 1941 but not published then because of the racist prejudice that followed Pearl Harbor – and  the 31 year-old author’s subsequent internment in the Topaz “Relocation Camp” in Utah.

In his Introduction, William Saroyan lauded Mori as “the most important new writer in the country at the moment”; 45 years later, the anthology was reissued after Mori’s death as “the first real Japanese-American book.” Mori wrote a novel while interned and another later in life, but neither were published.

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Condition:
Dust jacket slightly chipped; edgewear to book; very good.
 
Item number:
288664
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