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IS EAST [ISBN 0-14-013167-1]
© T. Coraghessan Boyle, 1990
Dedication: "For Georges and Anne Borchardt"
Acknowledgements: "A portion of this work first appeared in Rolling Stone.
The author would like to thank the
following for their assistance: The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation;
the University of Southern California; Tom Rohlich; John McNally; Rob Jordan;
Kevin McCarey; David McGahee; Marie Alix; Clarence, Sarah and Dodds Musser;
and Len Schrader.
Epigraph: "Those who wish to live horribly and die horribly are choosing a beautiful way of life." --Yukio Mishima, The Way of the Samurai
"Bred and bawn in de briar patch,
Br'er Fox, bred and bawn." --Joel Chandler Harris, Uncle Remus
Abrams, Garry. "Where the Twain Meet; L.A. Writer T. Coraghessan Boyle's Latest Work, 'East Is East,' Is a Southern Novel with a Japanese Twist." Los Angeles Times 3 October 1990.
Caldwell, Gail. "Cultural Tragedy Set to Ragtime." The Boston Globe 2 September 1990.
Caveney, Philip. "T. Coraghessan Boyle: 'East is East.'" Pure Fiction Classic Reviews, 1998. <http://www.purefiction.com/newrev/classic/boyle.htm>
Douglas, Christopher. "Tracking
'The Wild Man of the Green Swamp': Orientalism, Clichés, and the
Preoccupation of Language." English Studies in Canada 23:3 (September,
1997): 331-355. This article basically tracks down the real event
that Boyle's novel "East Is East" is based on -- a Taiwanese merchant sailor
who jumped ship off Florida in 1974 and lived in
Friend, Tad. "Rolling Boyle." New York Times Magazine 9 December 1990.
Fry, Donn. "Boyle Cultivates Stereotypes in Work and in Life." Seattle Times 26 September 1990.
Godwin, Gail. Samurai on the Run: "East Is East" by T. Coraghessan Boyle. New YorkTimes Book Review 9 September 1990.
Grondahl, Paul. "Author Returns to Hudson Valley to Read Works." Albany Times Union 18 October 1988.
Kakutani, Michiko. A Samarai in the South and A Joke on America; "East Is East" by T. Coraghessan Boyle. BOOKS OF THE TIMES; New York Times 7 September 1990.
Lapin, Mark. "A Japanese in Darkest Georgia." San Francisco Chronicle 23 September 1990.
Mesler, Corey. "Hip Manhunt Takes Quixotic Trail." Commercial Appeal (Memphis) 2 September 1990.
Raney, David. A word-drunk writer who sees us too well. Raleigh [NC] News and Observer 28 October 1990.
Takahama, Valerie. "Boyle's 'clever' book climbing back on top." Orange CountyRegister 1 November 1990.
Towers, Robert. "Enigma Variations." New York Review of Books 17 January 1991.
Weeks, Jerome. "Running Amok
in the Swamps of Satire." Dallas Morning News 19 November
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