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The woman warrior

memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts

by Maxine Hong Kingston

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kingston, Maxine Hong,
  • Asian Americans -- California -- personal narratives,
  • Women"s Rights -- personal narratives,
  • Cultural Characteristics -- China -- personal narratives,
  • United States -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMaxine Hong Kingston.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination209 p. ;
    Number of Pages209
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18821157M
    ISBN 100679721886
    LC Control Number77003246
    OCLC/WorldCa19756897

      The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston "The best book of nonfiction published in " - The National Book Critics Circle Read by Kimchai Lam.   The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts offers a fascinating opportunity to discuss the Chinese-American experience, as well as gender roles, families and writing in general. Maxine Hong Kingston is a wonderful storyteller, and the myths and personal memories are equally entertaining.4/5.

      “A classic, for a reason” – Celeste Ng via Twitter In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool published in , it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female /5(44).   The Woman Warrior (SparkNotes Literature Guide) by Maxine Hong Kingston Making the reading experience fun! Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, faster. Geared to what today's students need to know, SparkNotes provides: *Chapter-by-chapter analysisBrand: Spark.

      “The Woman Warrior” won the National Book Critics Circle Award in and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in Kingston went on to write “China Men,” “Hawai‘i One Summer. “A classic, for a reason” – Celeste Ng via Twitter In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool published in , it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female.


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She grew up confused by the ideas and behavior of her parents and the villagers who had settled in Stockton, California, who saw their American-born children as very /5. The Woman Warrior is one of the most common taught texts in undergraduate classes.

It is The woman warrior book memoir, not a novel, but this line is blurred throughout the book, as Kingston's narrator often recedes into the background of the story, leaving the action to be told in third by: The Woman Warrior is one of the most common taught texts in undergraduate classes. It is a memoir, not a novel, but this line is blurred throughout the book, as Kingston's narrator often recedes into the background of the story, leaving the action to be told in third person/5().

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A clever blend of fantasy, childhood memories, folklore, and family history, Kingston's work is revolutionary precisely because it transcends genres.

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts follows author Maxine Hong Kingston's memories of growing up as a child of Chinese immigrants in San Francisco. The book is a post-modern text, meaning that it's collage-like in form and complicates the idea of an authentic self.

The Woman Warrior focuses on the stories of five women—Kingston's long-dead aunt, "No-Name Woman"; a mythical female warrior, Fa Mu Lan; Kingston's mother, Brave Orchid; Kingston's aunt, Moon Orchid; and finally Kingston herself—told in five chapters.

The chapters integrate Kingston's lived experience with a series of talk-stories—spoken stories that combine Chinese history, myths, and Cited by: In Kingston published her first book, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts.

It combines myth, family history, folktales, and memories of the experience of growing up within two conflicting cultures. The book was an immediate critical success, winning the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for nonfiction/10().

Book Summary Divided into five chapters, each of which is more or less self-contained, Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior explores the many forms of adversity that women face. Kingston uses women's stories to explore her own cultural history.

The full title of the book is The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among narrator, a representation of Maxine Hong Kingston, hears stories of her Chinese heritage told Author: Linda Napikoski. The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston, captures readers with her own interpretation of what it was like to grow up as a female Chinese American.

As a little girl, she came to America with her family. Despite being in a new country, she had to deal with the old traditions from her by: To be a woman, to have a daughter in starvation time was waste enough.

But if women must be slaves, they may also be warriors (the book is hospitable to paradox) like the warrior woman Fa Mu Lan, whose story becomes the author's as—no maidenly Joan of Arc—she rides into battle with her childhood friend/ husband at her side and her infant son inside her armor.

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts is Maxine Hong Kingston’s first and most famous book. It was published in to great critical acclaim, winning the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.

In addition to being a canonical work, The Woman Warrior is considered a landmark in Chinese-American literature. MAXINE HONG KINGSTON THE WOMAN WARRIOR Maxine Hong Kingston is Senior Lecturer for Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley.

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World War II had recently ended and the Japanese internment camps in her state were closed. A physical war had given way to an ideological one—the Cold War.

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In the."A classic, for a reason" - Celeste Ng via Twitter In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form--an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis.

First published init has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities--immigrant, female, Chinese 5/5(1).