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I Love a Broad Margin To My Life

I Love a Broad Margin To My Life [Kindle Edition]

Maxine Hong Kingston

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"This will delight Hong Kingston's admirers. It may test the uninitiated, but the author's verbal and linguistic mastery makes handsome amends" (Times Literary Supplement)

"A splendid raconteur, who shares with us the myths and stories that emerge from the lode of a culture's deepest realities" (Chicago Tribune)

"A meditation on form and formlessness, on meaning and identity, and [on] how the most essential truths often exist outside the boundaries" (Los Angeles Times)

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An imaginative autobiography from one America's most important female writers; along with Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, Maxine Hong Kingston defines a generation.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 354 KB
  • Print Length: 241 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0307454592
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (1 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052Z3EI8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #686,829 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Meanders 5 Dec 2011
By Dusty - Published on
Several years ago, Maxine Hong Kingston's previous biographical book with an attached fictional chapter, The Fifth Book of Peace was my favorite of the year and I suggested it to everyone I met. The book, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life, is nearly a follow up work about what happens next as she continues her life journey. It meanders like a large river covering any range of topics giving little gems of subtle ways of thinking about a thing in a new way. It moves fluidly through time with discussions of multiple generations in her family with the central theme about her own upcoming 65th birthday.

One of the charms about the book is the feel of poetry, from the staccato sentence structure, abrupt turn of direction, and the choice to use whatever language best conveys the completion of the thought. It's next to impossible to imagine what's going to happen next and relaxing that part of your brain to just follow the story is a peaceful way to take a break from the day.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring memoir 18 April 2013
By Eveline Lang - Published on
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Hong Kingston's memoir is deeply inspiring. It shows how being an agent of change and being dedicated to creating a better world is a complex process. What I take away from her story is that peace is not a final state but a process; we have to enact peace in our communities in a collective effort. Her writing is brilliant.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 13 April 2014
By Lynne E. Ohlson - Published on
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A reflective tome on her life. As a long time Hong Kingston admirer, I enjoyed getting to know her better as a person
5.0 out of 5 stars written in verse 15 July 2013
By Carroll Ann Susco - Published on
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a joy to read and interesting. Definitely worth checking out. I am half way through and already wish it were longer.
5.0 out of 5 stars Maxine Hong Kingston's biography in verse 24 April 2012
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A lovely work. Just what anyone familiar with her books would expect of this skillful and original writer. Highly recommended reading for any day of the week.
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