RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 38856074 LA English T1 Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston A1 Kingston, Maxine Hong., Skenazy, Paul., Martin, Tera., PB University Press of Mississippi PP Jackson YR 1998 SN 1578060583 9781578060580 1578060591 9781578060597 AB "In this collection of interviews, Kingston talks about her life, her writing, and her objectives. From the first, her books have hovered along the hazy line between fiction and nonfiction, memoir and imagination. As she answers her critics and readers, she both clarifies the differences and exults in the difficulties of distinguishing between the remembered and the re-created." "She explains how she worked to bridge her parents' Chinese dialect with American slang, how she learned to explore her inheritance and find new relevance in her mother's "talk-stories," and how she developed the complex juxtapositions of myths and memoir that fill her books."--Jacket.