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.
Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discusses how his writing has been impacted by the region's history, literature and music. He reveals what he learned studying with poet Wendell Berry and the profou...
In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, poets Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar celebrate Hispanic island cultures. Aybar, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a Cave Canem Fellow who shares poems from his 2017 debut colle...
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