( This poetic narrative discusses the creative life of a ...)
This poetic narrative discusses the creative life of a 9th century Indian stonecarver who is drafted at an early age to spend his entire life working on the thousands of statues that fill the niches of an Indonesian temple. Exploring the muse–artist relationship as few works of fiction have done, this novel is an intensely political work—a parable that pits the blind cruelty of a feudal ruler against the creative expression of a single slave.
(A South American convent girl discovers, after an affair ...)
A South American convent girl discovers, after an affair with a skipper, that her talents lie between the sheets, so she turns her home into a bordello and proceeds to service such illustrious figures as George Washington and Ben Franklin.
Bachelor, Barnard College, 1954. Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, 1970.
Founder, director, producer, Theater of Man, experimental theater company, San Francisco, 1969-1981; professor creative writing, San Jose (California) State University, 1991-1994; professor creative writing, San Diego State University, since 1995.
Member National Writers Union.
Daughter of Emilio Rosendo Pineda-Galvan and Marthe-Alice (Henriod) P. Divorced; children: David Leneman, Michael Leneman.