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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Alan Mura  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1952 in North Chicago (Great Lakes) Illinois

-- David Alan Mura on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Mura was born in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

David Mura is a poet, memoirist, essayist, playwright, writer of fiction, performance artist, and literary critic. He now lives in Minneapolis, MN.


New York Times Notable Book of the Year, (Turning Japanese), Loft McKnight Award for Poetry, 1992.

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A male grief :
ISBN: 0915943271. OCLC Number: 18327882

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After we lost our way /
ISBN: 0887482686. OCLC Number: 39697806

Carnegie Mellon University Press,. .

Famous suicides of the Japanese empire :
ISBN: 1566892155. OCLC Number: 215173021

Coffee House Press,. .

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.

Song for Uncle Tom, Tonto, and Mr. Moto :
ISBN: 0472067761. OCLC Number: 50091832

University of Michigan Press,. .

The colors of desire :
ISBN: 038547461X. OCLC Number: 29877401

Anchor Books,. .

Explores the connections between race and sexualtiy, history and identity, through the lens of desire.

The last incantations :
ISBN: 0810152371. OCLC Number: 841892487

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Turning Japanese :
ISBN: 0871134314. OCLC Number: 22508105

Atlantic Monthly Press,. .

Where the body meets memory :
ISBN: 038547184X. OCLC Number: 37434573

Anchor Books,. .