See all books by Maxine Hong Kingston. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Dearborn and Mary Dearborn. Boy Erased Movie Tie-In. A Life of My Own.
About I Love a Broad Margin to My Life. In her singular voice—both humble and brave, touching and humorous—Maxine Hong Kingston gives us a poignant and . Told in free verse reminiscent of one of Kingston's idols, Walt Whitman, this uncommon memoir of the artist at 65 is informed by the wide.
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Unbound Worlds Exploring the science fiction and fantasy universe. What else do I have to say to the world? I had imaginary friends as a child, and as an adult, as a writer, my imaginary friends were my fictional characters.
I wanted to have them come with me on the journey. I also wanted to tell what happens to my fictional characters in their older age. Why did you write this book in free verse rather than your usual prose? I find that prose is like a workhorse — I have to create entire scenes, and I have to get the setting and all of the furniture.
In the other sections of the book, particularly, Home, Home Again, she is discussing aging on and off, in ways which are honest and revealing of her personality. It All Adds Up. Still, not many writers leap bet Even though Kingston's verse is lush and suspends us in imagery in the way that only poetry can, it loses the sharp, efficient power that her earlier "Woman Warrior" embodied. Sign Up No Thanks. She was the third of eight children, and the first among them born in the United States.
But for the poetry, I can skip around, fly from here to there. How is that going?
I want to translate that, and maybe I can reply to him. You seem determined to make the most of your free time. Do you plan to continue writing?