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By Stephen H. Sumida

ISBN-10: 0295970782

ISBN-13: 9780295970783

ISBN-10: 0295992905

ISBN-13: 9780295992907

This groundbreaking examine of a little-explored department of yankee literature either chronicles and reinterprets the range of styles came across inside Hawaii�s pastoral and heroic literary traditions, and is unparalleled in its scope and subject matter. As a literary heritage, it covers centuries of Hawaii�s tradition because the arrival of Captain James Cookin 1778. Its method is multicultural, representing the spectrum of local Hawaiian, colonial, vacationer, and polyethnic neighborhood literatures. particular old, social, political, and linguistic context of Hawaii, in addition to literary concept, tell Stephen Sumida�s analyses and explications of texts, which in flip reinterpret the nonfictional contexts themselves. those �texts� comprise poems, track lyrics, novels and brief fiction, drama and oral traditions that epitomize cultural milieus and sensibilities.

Hawaii�s wealthy literary culture starts off with historic Polynesian chant and encompasses the compelling novels of O.A. Bushnell, Shelley Ota, Kazuo Miyamoto, Milton Marayama, and John Dominis Holt; the tales of Patsy Saiki and Darrell Lum; the dramas of Aldyth Morris; the poetry of Cathy music, Erick Chock, Jody Manabe, Wing Tek Lum, and others of the modern �Bamboo Ridge� team; Hawaiian songs and poetry, or mele; and works written through viewers from outdoors the islands, similar to the journals of Captain prepare dinner and the prose fiction of Herman Melville, James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, and James Michener. Sumida discusses the renewed enthusiasm for local Hawaiian tradition and the controversies over Hawaii�s vernacular pidgins and creoles. His success in constructing a practical and obtainable serious and highbrow framework for interpreting this different fabric is impressive, and his attractive and perceptive research of those works invitations the reader to discover additional within the literature itself and to re-evaluate the current and destiny course of Hawaii�s writers.

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