A Japanese-American Devil's Dictionary
[The Ironic Philosophy of Japanese-Americans] Nichibei hiniku tetsugaku
First Edition. A writer for the Rafu Shimpo Japanese newspaper in Los Angeles offers a satirical lexicon of Japanese American terms. The book is reminiscent of Ambrose Bierce's Devil's Dictionary. For example, an early entry is for "寫眞結婚" (shashin kekkon), or Picture Marriage: "The Japanese, who have always imitated foreign.....
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