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Cynthia Kadohata Summary

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  • 10 Literature Criticism

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Essays & Analysis (10)

1,206 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following review, Matsumoto praises The Floating World emphasizing the novel's Japanese American elements. There is a book I have been hoping to find for years, every time I walked past ... Read more
848 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following excerpt, Lee, after analyzing aspects of America's "obsession" with Asia and strains of anti-Asian sentiment pervading American society, discusses the Asian-Ameri... Read more
422 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Lim discusses the regional and ethnic specificity of The Floating World and hails the novel's depictions of working-class life. The Floating World. Cynthia Kadohata�... Read more
301 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Flottmeier provides a very brief synopsis of The Floating World and discusses its suitability for young adults. Olivia and her family are Japanese Americans living in the 1950... Read more
354 words, approx. 2 pages
The following laudatory review of In the Heart of the Valley of Love also provides a brief plot synopsis. In an acutely moving second novel, Kadohata (The Floating World, 1989) again records the spin ... Read more
802 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Kakutani criticizes the inadequate plot structure of In the Heart of the Valley of Love while praising Kadohata's "obvious talent" as a writer. In her lum... Read more
2,195 words, approx. 8 pages
In the following summary of her interview with Kadohata, See provides details of the novelist's life, reports on her ambivalence towards being hailed as a new voice on the Asian American litera... Read more
783 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Smith praises the skillfully evoked atmosphere and the "finely wrought prose" of In the Heart of the Valley of Love. Readers of Cynthia Kadohata's first n... Read more
277 words, approx. 1 pages
In the following review, Quick writes that the narrative of In the Heart of the Valley of Love is lacking in focus and is poorly constructed. In her second novel, Cynthia Kadohata has tried something ... Read more
637 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Idema writes that Kadohata's depiction of a disintegrating 2052 Los Angeles in her novel In the Heart of the Valley of Love is convincing and likens the main protagonis... Read more
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