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Hawaiʻi one summer

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this collection of eleven pieces, originally issued as a limited hand-printed edition, Maxine Hong Kingston does not attempt to capture Hawai'i but "instead and incidentally" to describe her "piece by piece, and hope that the sum praises her." The essays provide readers with a generous sampling of Kingston's signature: an angle of vision, exquisitely balanced and clear-sighted, that awakens one to a knowledge of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Kingston, Maxine Hong.
Hawaiʻi one summer.
Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, 1998
(OCoLC)646870400
Named Person: Maxine Hong Kingston; Maxine Hong Kingston
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxine Hong Kingston
ISBN: 0824818873 9780824818876
OCLC Number: 39013751
Notes: "A Latitude 20 book."
Originally published: San Francisco : Meadow Press, 1987.
Description: xviii, 72 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Our first house --
My high school reunion --
War --
Dishwashing --
Chinaman's Hat --
A city person encountering nature --
Useful education --
Talk story: a writers' conference --
Strange sightings --
Lew Welch: an appreciation --
A sea worry.
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In this collection of 11 pieces, Maxine Hong Kingston does not attempt to capture Hawaii but "instead and incidentally" to describe her "piece by piece, and hope that the sum praises her". The essays  Read more...

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