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Mura, David

Overview
Works: 41 works in 95 publications in 4 languages and 5,193 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Poetry  Nonfiction television programs  Study guides  Periodicals  Documentary films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E184.J3, 810.93520693
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Most widely held works by David Mura
The colors of desire : poems by David Mura( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the connections between race and sexualtiy, history and identity, through the lens of desire
After we lost our way by David Mura( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous suicides of the Japanese empire : a novel by David Mura( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Ohara is the sole surviving member his family since his father, one of a small group of WWII draft resisters (known as the No-No Boys) during the internment of Japanese Americans, committed suicide when Ben was young and his mother, whose wish to escape the past was as strong as his father's ties to it, has died with her secrets, while now his younger brother, a troubled and brilliant astrophysicist, has mysteriously vanished in the Mojave Desert
Angels for the burning : poems by David Mura( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of life [a festival of poets] by Bill D Moyers( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of conversations with eighteen American poets, and in dozens of poems, The Language of Life celebrates language in its most exalted, wrenching, delighted, and concentrated form, and its unique power to recreate the human experience: falling in love, facing death, leaving home, losing faith, finding God
The last incantations : poems by David Mura( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A male grief : notes on pornography and addiction : an essay by David Mura( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multi-cultural literacy( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: The issue of cultural literacy has been the subject of intense debate in the past two years. Several bestselling books about the deficiencies of our educational system as well as changes in basic curriculum at more than one major university have contributed to the fervor of this debate. Fueling the national controversy is the question of what body of knowledge constitutes cultural literacy. While many argue for a return to a "back to basics" curriculum, equally energetic voices call for a revised curriculum, one which embraces both traditional western classics and the classics of non-European cultures, among them African, Asian, and Latin American. This volume brings together thirteen essays which suggest the range of knowledge truly literate individuals need to possess. Essays by such writers as James Baldwin, Carlos Fuentes, Michelle Cliff, Paula Gunn Allen, Ishmael Reed, and Wendell Berry enlarge our perspective to include a variety of voices and heritages which contribute to the vibrant culture of the United States. Also included is a beginning list of names, places, dates, and concepts which are part and parcel of a multi-cultural fabric
The language of life( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final segment in an eight-part series with Bill Moyers, this program features poets Lucille Clifton and David Mura who reflect on the cultural legacies they have inherited
Turning Japanese : memoirs of a sansei by David Mura( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning poet David Mura's critically acclaimed memoir Turning Japanese chronicles how a year in Japan transformed his sense of self and pulled into sharp focus his complicated inheritance. Mura is a sansei, a third-generation Japanese-American who grew up on baseball and hot dogs in a Chicago suburb, where he heard more Yiddish than Japanese. Turning Japanese chronicles his quest for identity with honesty, intelligence, and poetic vision and it stands as a classic meditation on difference and assimilation and is a valuable window onto a country that has long fascinated our own. Turning Japanese was a New York Times Notable Book and winner of an Oakland PEN Josephine Miles Book Award. This edition includes a new afterword by the author
Relocations( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of race, gender and sexuality from an Asian American perspective
Slowly, this( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers David Mura, a Japanese American, and Alexs Pate, an African American, tell provocative, personal stories that overturn stereotypes of how men of color relate to each other. They unravel their secrets for survival in a white world, and provide new insight into the state of race relations in the U.S
The natives by David Mura( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening by David Mura( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the body meets memory : an odyssey of race, sexuality, and identity by David Mura( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Turning Japanese, poet David Mura chronicled a year in Japan in which his sense of identity as a Japanese American was transformed. In Where the Body Meets Memory, Mura focuses on his experience growing up Japanese American in a country which interned both his parents during World War II, simply because of their race. Interweaving his own experience with that of his family and of other sansei-third generation Japanese Americans-Mura reveals how being a "model minority" has resulted in a loss of heritage and wholeness for generations of Japanese Americans. In vivid and searingly honest prose, Mura goes on to suggest how the shame of internment affected his sense of sexuality, leading him to face troubling questions about desire and race: an interracial marriage, compulsive adultery, and an addiction to pornography which equates beauty with whiteness. Using his own experience as a measure of racial and sexual grief, Mura illustrates how the connections between race and desire are rarely discussed, how certain taboos continue to haunt this country's understanding of itself. Ultimately, Mura faces the most difficult legacy of miscegenation: raising children in a world which refuses to recognize and honor its racial diversity. Intimate and lyrically stunning, Where the Body Meets Memory is a personal journey out of the self and into America's racial and sexual psyche. From the Trade Paperback edition
Song for Uncle Tom, Tonto, and Mr. Moto : poetry and identity by David Mura( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boku wa Amerikajin no hazudatta by David Mura( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The colors of desire : poems
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David Mura American writer

ムラ, デイヴィッド

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After we lost our wayFamous suicides of the Japanese empire : a novelAngels for the burning : poemsThe language of life [a festival of poets]Multi-cultural literacyTurning Japanese : memoirs of a sanseiWhere the body meets memory : an odyssey of race, sexuality, and identitySong for Uncle Tom, Tonto, and Mr. Moto : poetry and identity