She was saved by the public Children's Library. She read omnivorously, beginning with the Dr Doolittle books (Hugh Lofting
) and fairy stories but missing out on Enid Blyton
(who was kept locked away)...
Intertextuality and Influence
In the introduction to the book of poems that was her first publication, MJ
noted that poetry was a form of expression that comes easier to me than most others. This state of affairs was...
Pearl S. Buck
Maxine Hong Kingston
, meanwhile, said in 1992 that her search for Chinese women's voices was first answered by PSB
Conn, Peter. Pearl S. Buck. A Cultural Biography. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
The popularity of autobiographies and novels like Maxine Hong Kingston
's Woman Warrior and Rita Mae Brown
's Rubyfruit Jungle had opened a large and growing reading market for coming-of-age works by women writers from...