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“WE STOPPED DREAMING”: JULIE OTSUKA’S (UN)TOLD STORIES OF PICTURE BRIDES
“WE STOPPED DREAMING”: JULIE OTSUKA’S (UN)TOLD STORIES OF PICTURE BRIDES

Author(s): Cristina Chevereșan
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Foreign languages learning, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Studies of Literature, Philology, Translation Studies, Theory of Literature
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: American Dream; collective voice; immigration; Japanese; legislation; marriage; picture brides; socio-historical context;

Summary/Abstract: “We Stopped Dreaming”: Julie Otsuka’s (Un)Told Stories of Picture Brides. Focusing on Julie Otsuka’s acclaimed 2011 novel, The Buddha in the Attic, this paper will investigate the picture bride phenomenon as a multilayered trade of lives, identities, emotions and expectations, drawing a vivid picture of the protagonists’ subjection to exploitation, abuse, discrimination and deceit.

  • Issue Year: 64/2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 41-54
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English