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.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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