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2013 Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival -East Meets West on the Page

July 29, 2013

The novel is fundamentally a Western form that values originality, authenticity and individuality. Eastern narrative, by contrast, places greater emphasis on morality, cultural continuity and the recurrent. How do these divergent literary principals shape the way authors understand themselves and their work?

Panelists: Yiyun Li, Lisa See
Moderator: Deborah Fallows