The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307759337
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Release: 2010-09-01
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

“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 in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. As a girl, Kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother’s “talk stories.” The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother’s tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingston’s sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.

The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Pages: 209
ISBN: 9780679721888
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Release: 1989
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

An account of growing up female and Chinese-American in California.

China Men

China Men
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9780679723288
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Release: 1989
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author chronicles the lives of three generations of Chinese men in America, woven from memory, myth and fact. Here's a storyteller's tale of what they endured in a strange new land.

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior
Author: Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
Pages: 193
ISBN: 0195116542
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Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. This case book presents a thought-provoking overview of critical debates surrounding The Woman Warrior, perhaps the best known Asian American literary work. The essays deal with such issues as the reception by various interpretive communities, canon formation, cultural authenticity, fictionality in autobiography, and feminist and poststructuralist subjectivity. The eight essays are supplemented an interview with the author and a bibliography.

The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781447275237
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Release: 2014-12-15
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

With an introduction by Xiaolu Guo A classic memoir set during the Chinese revolution of the 1940s and inspired by folklore, providing a unique insight into the life of an immigrant in America. When we Chinese girls listened to the adults talking-story, we learned that we failed if we grew up to be but wives or slaves. We could be heroines, swordswomen. Throughout her childhood, Maxine Hong Kingston listened to her mother's mesmerizing tales of a China where girls are worthless, tradition is exalted and only a strong, wily woman can scratch her way upwards. Growing up in a changing America, surrounded by Chinese myth and memory, this is her story of two cultures and one trenchant, lyrical journey into womanhood. Complex and beautiful, angry and adoring, Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior is a seminal piece of writing about emigration and identity. It won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1976 and is widely hailed as a feminist classic.

The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Pages: 541
ISBN: UVA:X004860336
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Release: 2005
Editor: Everyman's Library Contemporar
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A first-generation Chinese-American woman recounts growing up in America within a tradition-bound Chinese family and confronted with Chinese ghosts from the past and non-Chinese ghosts of the present in The Woman Warrior and describes the Chinese experience in the U.S. through incidents from her childhood, the history of early Chinese immigrants, and Chinese myths and tales in China Men. 12,500 first printing.

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior
Author: Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
Pages: 193
ISBN: 0195116550
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Release: 1999
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Sau-ling C. Wong presents a thought-provoking overview of critical issues surrounding Kingston's work, such as reception by various interpretive communities, canon formation, cultural authenticity, fictionality in autobiography, and feminist and poststructuralist subjectivity. Eight critical essays are supplemented by headnotes, an interview and an annotated bibliography.

Mulan

Mulan
Author: Faye-Lynn Wu
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0062803417
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Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Mulan is a curious, clever young girl with a love for adventure and learning. But there is no greater love than the one she has for her family. She will do anything for them—even if it means joining the army disguised as a man in her father’s place. In battle, Mulan must find her bravery and her strength to become the legendary woman warrior she is destined to be. In this retelling of The Ballad of Mulan, the Chinese folktale comes to life through striking full-color illustrations. Readers will cheer for our hero in this classic story of courage, persistence, and standing up for what one believes in.

The Fifth Book of Peace

The Fifth Book of Peace
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307428578
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Now in this visionary and redemptive work, Kingston completes her interrupted labor, weaving fiction and memoir into a luminous meditation on war and peace, devastation and renewal.

A study guide for Maxine Hong Kingston s Women Warrior Memoirs of Girlhood Among Ghosts

A study guide for Maxine Hong Kingston s  Women Warrior  Memoirs of Girlhood Among Ghosts
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410320605
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Release: 2015-03-13
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A study guide for Maxine Hong Kingston's "Women Warrior: Memoirs of Girlhood Among Ghosts", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary themes for Students: War and Peace series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary themes for Students: War and Peace for all of your research needs.

I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

I Love a Broad Margin to My Life
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Pages: 229
ISBN: 9780307454591
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Release: 2012-02
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The National Book Award-winning author of The Woman Warrior presents a series of versed observations on her experiences of aging, covering topics ranging from her literary activities and activist work to her views on her characters and a visit to China. Reprint.

Maxine Hong Kingston s Broken Book of Life

Maxine Hong Kingston s Broken Book of Life
Author: Maureen Sabine
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0824827848
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Release: 2004-02-29
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The numerous studies of Maxine Hong Kingston's touchstone work The Woman Warrior fail to take into account the stories in China Men, which were largely written together with those in The Woman Warrior but later published separately. Although Hong Kingston's decision to separate the male and female narratives enabled readers to see the strength of the resulting feminist point of view in The Woman Warrior, the author has steadily maintained that to understand the book fully it was necessary to read its male companion text. Maureen Sabine's ambitious study of The Woman Warrior and China Men aims to bring these divided texts back together with a close reading that looks for the textual traces of the father in The Woman Warrior and shows how the daughter narrator tracks down his history in China Men. She considers theories of intertextuality that open up the possibility of a dynamic interplay between the two books and suggests that the Hong family women and men may be struggling for dialogue with each other even when they appear textually silent or apart.

CRITICAL INSIGHTS

CRITICAL INSIGHTS
Author: Linda Trinh Moser
Pages: 300
ISBN: 1682173941
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Release: 2016-10-01
Editor: Salem Press
Language: un

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Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston

Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Pages: 237
ISBN: 1578060591
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Release: 1998
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this collection of interviews, Kingston talks about her life, her writing, and her objectives. From the first, her books have hovered along the hazy line between fiction and nonfiction, memoir and imagination. As she answers her critics and readers, she both clarifies the differences and exults in the difficulties of distinguishing between the remembered and the re-created. She explains how she worked to bridge her parents' Chinese dialect with American slang, how she learned to explore her inheritance and find new relevance in her mother's "talk-stories," and how she developed the complex juxtapositions of myths and memoir that fill her books.

Tripmaster Monkey

Tripmaster Monkey
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307787903
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Release: 2011-02-09
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Driven by his dream to write and stage an epic stage production of interwoven Chinese novelsWittman Ah Sing, a Chinese-American hippie in the late '60s.

The Women s Warrior Society

The Women s Warrior Society
Author: Lois Beardslee
Pages: 138
ISBN: 0816526729
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Release: 2008
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The WomenÕs Warrior Society is a remarkable gathering of characters and voices used to expose truths about Native American life. In tightly woven prose, Lois Beardslee tells stories about people from all over North America and from either side of the line between abused and abuser. Both individual and archetypal, Native and non-Native, male and female, her characters take up arms against widely accepted stereotypes about Native people. The women warriors in these tales have lived through a variety of mishaps, experiencing the consequences brought on by misinformation and the misguided efforts of institutions and individuals. Armed with this experience, they gather in unlikely ÒsweatlodgesÓÑfrom kitchen tables to public librariesÑtransforming into she-wolves who, lips curled, snarl at their own victimization and assert that hope for future generations is maintained through creativity, determination, and the preservation of traditional values. This is political writing at its most honest and creative. BeardsleeÕs style is poetic and lyrical, and her voice, shifting as it does, both grips us with terrible tone and comforts us with familiar assurance. A fierce call to action, this book reads like a song cycleÑboth singing to us and demanding that we sing in response. Beardslee creates new strategies and measures of success. Her warriors dance, bark, howl, and transform themselves in unexpected ways that invoke tears, laughter, even awe. They are, above all, driven, successful, and eternally hopeful.

Hawai i One Summer

Hawai i One Summer
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9781626814042
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Release: 2014-08-10
Editor: Diversion Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essays on the island and its history and traditions from the National Book Award–winning author of The Woman Warrior. In these eleven thought-provoking pieces, acclaimed writer and feminist Maxine Hong Kingston tells stories of Hawai’i filled with both personal experience and wider perspective. From a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and numerous other honors, the essays in this collection provide readers with a generous sampling of Kingston’s exquisite angle of vision, her balanced and clear-sighted prose, and her stunning insight that awakens one to a wealth of knowledge.

In Search of the Woman Warrior

In Search of the Woman Warrior
Author: Richard J. Lane,Jay Wurts
Pages: 314
ISBN: UOM:39015054183614
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Release: 1998
Editor: Element Books, Limited
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The authors present the many Warrior Women figures seen throughout history & literature, & a system for determining your Warrior Woman personality.

Beauty Or Beast

Beauty Or Beast
Author: Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
Pages: 309
ISBN: 9780199558230
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Release: 2010-06-17
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Encompassing literature, theatre, opera, and art Beauty or Beast? explores representations of the transgressive and frightening figure of the woman warrior in German culture. Watanabe-O'Kelly examines some of the most compelling works of Western culture - Cranach's and Klimt's paintings of Judith, Schiller's Joan of Arc, Hebbel's Judith, Wagner's Brünnhilde, Fritz Lang's Brünhild, and the ways in which women writers come to engage with theseimaginings.

Women Warriors

Women Warriors
Author: Pamela D. Toler
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780807064320
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Release: 2019-02-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, Women Warrior reclaims lost stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor, debunking the pervasive claim that women do not, and should not, fight"--