King-Kok Cheung (essay date 1988)
SOURCE: Introduction to Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories, Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, 1988, pp. xi-xxv.
[In the following introduction to Yamamoto's collection of stories, Cheung provides an overview of Yamamoto's life and work, touching on the author's themes, styles, and techniques.]
I first met Hisaye Yamamoto at a conference in Irvine, California in 1987. Long an admirer of her short stories, I asked which was her favorite. "None of them is any good," said the recipient of the Before Columbus...
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