Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20110722, 20080307
Lisa See’s runaway best-selling novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, is now a summer 2011 movie. In this archive interview, See discusses the female characters in this novel and in Peony in Love, both set in imperial China, in the 17th and 19th centuries respectively. Discover how these characters—and their real-life historical inspirations—dealt with life in a male-dominated, oppressive culture. See talks about the importance of history in shaping her fiction.
In part two of our conversation with poet Ellen Bass, she discusses how, after being married and having two children, she came to discover another part of her sexuality and committed to a more than three-decade relationship with her now wife. She ...
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