Cynthia Kadohata | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Lisa See

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Cynthia Kadohata.
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Critical Essay by Lisa See

SOURCE: "Cynthia Kadohata," in Publishers Weekly, August 3, 1992, pp. 48-49.

In the following summary of her interview with Kadohata, See provides details of the novelist's life, reports on her ambivalence towards being hailed as a new voice on the Asian American literary scene, and relates her approach to the writing process.

On the lanai of her Hollywood bungalow, Cynthia Kadohata sits with her legs curled under her body, periodically brushing her black hair away from her face. As she shyly responds to PW's questions about her work, her answers are like interior monologues—exploratory, self-searching, provisional and at times uncertain. Surely she should feel little hesitation over her career—at age 36 she has produced two novels, received a prestigious Whiting Award and an NEA grant, and earned comparisons to Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Raymond Carver and...

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