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In his book The Total Work of Art: From Bayreuth to Cyberspace, Boston University Professor Matthew Smith concludes with: "... it is encouraging that some digital artists have begun to reflect critically on the tradition of the Gesamtkunstwerk, to introduce estrangement devices that are not ultimately reincorporated back into the totality of the work. Such a Brechtian response to the total work of art is most clearly in evidence in Beyond Manzanar." (The book is available on amazon.com; here is a pdf excerpt of the section on Beyond Manzanar)
In her award-winning book From Sites of Memory to Cybersights: (Re)Framing Japanese American Experiences, Regensburg University Professor of American Studies Ingrid Gessner explores Japanese American commemorative practices dealing with the construction and mediation of cultural memory and national/ethnic identity. A chapter of the book is devoted to Beyond Manzanar. The book is in English, and is available from www.amazon.co.uk in the UK, on the German website www.amazon.de or on the Japanese website www.kinokuniya.co.jp.
During a show at the American University's Katzen Arts Center in Washington D.C. there were reviews of Beyond Manzanar in the Washington Post by Michael O'Sullivan and by Philip Kennicott - Beyond Manzanar is mentioned at the end of each article as one of the best parts of the show.