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1st Japanese-American short story anthology  

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Yokohama, California
Mori, Toshio
Caldwell, Idaho
Caxton Printers

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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Dust jacket slightly chipped; edgewear to book; very good.
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