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Grace Paley, Fay Weldon, Jane Smiley, and a host of emerging writers talk about their childhood, religion, the transformation of memory, why their chose their genre, and other topics of interest to critics, fans, and writers. Includes photographs and primary bibliographies. No index. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
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Pearlman adds to her earlier Inter/View, a collection of interviews with women writers (coauthored with Katherine Usher Henderson, and entitled A Voice of One's Own in paperback), by reaching out here to writers of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Many are "so-called hyphenated writers"--e.g., the exuberant, authoritative African American poet Lucille Clifton ( Quilting Poems ) and the young Chinese American novelist Gish Jen ( Typical American )--whose works encompass issues of culture as well as gender. In essay form, Pearlman describes their responses to being so labeled: "It's, like, not my problem," says Philippine-born novelist Jessica Hagedorn ( Dogeaters ) about being read as a Filipino writer. Other interviews capture the fairly reserved responses of poet Sharon Olds ( The Father ), the publishing know-how of bestselling novelist Anne Rice ( The Tale of the Body Thief ) and the graceful reflections of mystery writer Susan Kenney ( Sailing ). On the whole, however, this volume is somewhat more mannered and less incisively revealing than its predecessor.
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Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0393034429
Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0393034429