Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20020102, 20011003
Often called the Chinese Frank McCourt, Da Chen talks about his bestselling memoir, Colors of the Mountain, which tells how his land-owning family fell into disfavor under Mao's so-called "Cultural Revolution" and how he and his family managed to survive the system. Though a sometimes painful story, it is told with wit and optimism. The author also shares his love of music and plays his flute to highlight his work.
Once called "America's most fiercely honest poet" by Progressive magazine, Alicia Ostriker, the New York State Poet (2018-2020), is also a feminist, critic and scholar. Winner of the William Carlos Williams award and a two-time final...
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