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Mura, David

Overview
Works: 43 works in 101 publications in 4 languages and 5,131 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bildungsromans  Instructional television programs  Methods (Music)  Television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author
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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 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the connections between race and sexualtiy, history and identity, through the lens of desire
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 227 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
Bill Moyers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrated journalist Bill Moyers combines intimate, one-on-one interviews and public performances in this celebration of modern poetry's diverse voices. Featured poets include National Book Award honorees, Pulitzer Prize winners, and a former U.S. Poet Laureate, as well as accompaniment by the famed Paul Winter Consort
Angels for the burning : poems by David Mura( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 119 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 93 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 held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multi-cultural literacy( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 75 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 by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome to the mainland: Sekou Sundiata & Naomi Shihab celebrate the cultures of today and the way those cultures have become part of the American mosaic. Love's confusing joy: Coleman Barks brings the poems of 13th century Islamic poet Jelaluddin Rumi to contemporary American audiences. The field of time: Sandra McPherson and Linda McCarriston exult in the beauty of love, family, and nature. Some can sing: Poetry's ability to bridge gaps and cross boundaries is highlighted in the works of Robert Hass, Claribel Alegría, and Carolyn Forché. Here in the mind: Gary Snyder and Daisy Zamora share the same weapon: the power of language. Swirl like a leaf: Through writing, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Robert Bly, and Marilyn Chin have all found routes to self discovery and personal reconciliation. The heart of things: Adrienne Rich, Victor Hernandez Cruz, and Michael S. Harper write poems which testify to their struggles against intolerance. Come celebrate with me: Lucille Clifton and David Mura bring their talent and humor to bear as they look at the past and the lives they live in America today
Turning Japanese : memoirs of a sansei by David Mura( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 18 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 by Webbedhands Creative and Riptide Magazine( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 14 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
Listening by David Mura( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natives by David Mura( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 5 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 Where the Body Meets Memory, Mura offers a powerful meditation on race, memory, and the physical body that focuses on America, its promise of equality and its reality of segregated lives."--BOOK JACKET. "Weaving together stories from his childhood in Chicago, his parents' rare recollections of the internment camps, family anecdotes, and episodes of Japanese American history, Mura creates a portrait of a community becoming a "model minority." This process of assimilation, however, failed to reckon with the internment experience and its legacy of rage, silence, and humiliation; the result has been a loss of heritage and wholeness for generations of Japanese Americans, whose bodies, once interned, bear the stigma of racial shame."--BOOK JACKET. "In vivid and searingly honest prose, Mura explores how this shame has affected his own sexuality: an interracial marriage, compulsive promiscuity, and an obsession with pornography that equates beauty with whiteness. In facing his own demons, Mura illustrates why the troubling connections between desire and race are rarely discussed, and how certain taboos continue to haunt this country's understanding of itself. The future of America, he suggests, depends upon our ability to raise children in a world that honors its racial diversity, that celebrates rather than interns difference."--BOOK JACKET
Reading by David Mura( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses reading as a way to receive information and the ways reading skills and comprhension can be improved
 
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The colors of desire : poems
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David Mura American writer

David Mura Amerikaans romanschrijver

ムラ, デイヴィッド

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Famous 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 sanseiSong for Uncle Tom, Tonto, and Mr. Moto : poetry and identityWhere the body meets memory : an odyssey of race, sexuality, and identity