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  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release : 17 May 2022
  • ISBN : 9781531500382
  • Page : 212 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

Our Laundry Our Town Book Summary/Review:

With humor and grace, the memoir of a first-generation Chinese American in New York City Our Laundry, Our Town is a memoir that decodes and processes the fractured urban oracle bones of Alvin Eng's upbringing in Flushing, Queens in the 1970s. Back then, his family was one of the few immigrant Chinese families in a far-flung neighborhood in New York City. His parents had an arranged marriage and ran a Chinese Hand Laundry. From behind the counter of his parent’s laundry and within the confines of a household that was rooted in a different century and culture, he sought to reconcile this insular home life with the turbulent yet inspiring street life that was all around them––from the faux martial arts of tv’s Kung Fu to the burgeoning underworld of the punk rock scene. In the 1970s, NYC, like most of the world, was in the throes of regenerating itself in the wake of major social and cultural changes resulting from the Counterculture and Civil Rights movements. And by the 1980s, Flushing had become NYC’s second Chinatown. But Eng remained one of the neighborhood’s few Chinese citizens who could not speak fluent Chinese. Finding his way in the downtown theater and performance world of Manhattan, he discovered the under-chronicled Chinese influence on Thornton Wilder’s foundational Americana drama, Our Town. This discovery became the unlikely catalyst for a psyche-healing pilgrimage to Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China—his ancestral home in southern China—that led to writing and performing his successful autobiographical monologue, The Last Emperor of Flushing. Learning to tell his own story on stages around the world was what proudly made him whole. As cities, classrooms, cultures, and communities the world over continue to re-examine the parameters of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Our Laundry, Our Town will reverberate with a broad readership.

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Our Laundry, Our Town

Our Laundry, Our Town
  • Author : Alvin Eng
  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2022-05-17
  • ISBN : 9781531500382
GET THIS BOOKOur Laundry, Our Town

With humor and grace, the memoir of a first-generation Chinese American in New York City Our Laundry, Our Town is a memoir that decodes and processes the fractured urban oracle bones of Alvin Eng's upbringing in Flushing, Queens in the 1970s. Back then, his family was one of the few immigrant Chinese families in a far-flung neighborhood in New York City. His parents had an arranged marriage and ran a Chinese Hand Laundry. From behind the counter of his parent’

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1939
  • ISBN : UOM:39015074727689
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Our Town

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  • Author : Thornton Wilder
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • ISBN : 9780062232632
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Our Town was first produced and published in 1938 to wide acclaim. This Pulitzer Prize–winning drama of life in the town of Grover 's Corners, an allegorical representation of all life, has become a classic. It is Thornton Wilder's most renowned and most frequently performed play. It is now reissued in this handsome hardcover edition, featuring a new Foreword by Donald Margulies, who writes, "You are holding in your hands a great American play. Possibly the great American play." In

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1946
  • ISBN : UOM:39015002751215
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2009-02-17
  • ISBN : 9780292774452
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To bring new perspectives to the question of Arab identity, Iraqi-born scholar Nissim Rejwan has assembled this fascinating collection of writings by Arab and Western intellectuals, who try to define what it means to be Arab. He begins with pre-Islamic times and continues to the last decades of the twentieth century, quoting thinkers ranging from Ibn Khaldun to modern writers such as al-Ansari, Haykal, Ahmad Amin, al-'Azm, and Said. Through their works, Rejwan shows how Arabs have grappled with such

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  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2022-04-04
  • ISBN : 9783752591866
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • ISBN : UOM:39015082322127
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  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 2002-02-22
  • ISBN : 9780889203860
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Annotation Using a half-century of films from the archival collection of the National Film Board, NFB Kids overcomes a long-standing impasse about what films may be credibly said to document. Here they document not "reality" but social images preserved over time - the "NFB Society"--An evolving, cinematic representation of Canadian families, schools and communities.

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  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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About the Book: Shree Rama Rajya book is presented by Shree Rama Rajya Parishad is an entity to bring a prayojan to awaken 21st century Hindu Jana and lead them towards “Dharma Yogita”. The messages from book awaken Hindu Jana to move from a state of imperfection to a state of perfection: One Jiva at a time, one Samaj at the time, one Nagar at a time, and one Mahajanapada at a time. About Shree Rama Rajya Parishad: Shree Rama

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  • Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Resources. Subcommittee on National Parks, Recreation, and Public Lands
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • ISBN : PSU:000048704373
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2012-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781476601403
GET THIS BOOKIntertextuality in American Drama

The new essays in this collection, on such diverse writers as Eugene O’Neill, Susan Glaspell, Thornton Wilder, Arthur Miller, Maurine Dallas Watkins, Sophie Treadwell, and Washington Irving, fill an important conceptual gap. The essayists offer numerous approaches to intertextuality: the influence of the poetry of romanticism and Shakespeare and of histories and novels, ideological and political discourses on American playwrights, unlikely connections between such writers as Miller and Wilder, the problems of intertexts in translation, the evolution in historical

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  • Publisher : Unknown
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  • Release Date : 2014-10-30
  • ISBN : 9780817370091
GET THIS BOOKTheatre Symposium, Vol. 22

The eleven original essays in Volume 22 of Theatre Symposium examine facets of the historical and current business of theatre.

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  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044011853207
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  • Publisher : Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill Company
  • Release Date : 1948
  • ISBN : UOM:39015021221398
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