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Audio Interview with Maxine Hong Kingston

In this 1989 interview with Don Swaim, Maxine Hong Kingston, author of China Men, Woman Warrior and The Fifth Book of Peace loves the English language. She talks about how any language can be translated into English and any non-translating word will become incorporated into the English language. This is why English is almost a universal world language. Kingston explains how she will think in Chinese about what she wants to write and then she will write it in English.

Listen to the Maxine Hong Kingston interview with Don Swaim, April 26, 1989
(31 min. 33 sec)

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For many years most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. Wired for Books is proud to webcast these interviews in RealAudio.

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