Maxine Hong Kingston on finding "a corner of one's own"
“I can write anywhere—inside, outside, even at the beach.”
Welcome to the latest issue of Subtle Maneuvers. Previously, we looked at Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s Mozart-centric daily routine.
Maxine Hong Kingston (b. 1940)
Hua Hsu’s recent New Yorker profile of Maxine Hong Kingston inspired me to do a little digging into the 79-year-old author’s writing habits. What I found sounded . . . familiar. “I think my main problem is discipline,” Kingston told a reporter in 1977, a year after her breakthrough book, The Woman Warrior, was published.