Signs Taken for Wonders, Wonders Taken for Dollar Signs: Karen Tei Yamashita and the Commodification of Miracle.
- Author: Ariel
- Release Date : 2004-07-01
- Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
- File Size: 228647 Bytes
Karen Tei Yamashita's 1990 novel Through the Arc of the Rain Forest introduces characters who possess remarkable features or perform remarkable feats: Kazumasa Ishimaru and the magical ball that whirls in front of his face, an object that helps bring him unparalleled riches; Batista D japan and the wondrous accuracy and endurance of his carrier pigeons whose mysterious messages suggest future events, including Kazumasa's wealth; Chico Paco and the miraculous trek to the Matacao, where his indestructible shrine serves as proof of Saint George's approval and his own fierce, fantastic destiny; Mane de Costa Pena and the feathers that, when brushed against the earlobe, can cure everything from colds to cancer. In each case, the singular sign, taken as a ...