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The Woman Warrior and China Men by Maxine Hong Kingston

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Synopsis:

For the first time in one volume--two brilliantly original, classic works on the experience of Chinese immigrants in American. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, Maxine Hong Kingston's disturbing and fiercely beautiful account of growing up female and Chinese-American in California, won the National Book Critics Circle Award, as did China Men, her unforgettable imaginative journey into the hearts and minds of generations of Chinese men in American. In each book the author mines her family's past and her culture's stories, weaving myth and memory to fashion works of enormous revelatory power.

Synopsis:

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Here-for the first time in one volume-are two classic, brilliantly original works on the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. In both books Maxine Hong Kingston mines her familys past and her cultures stories, weaving myth and memory to fashion works of enormous revelatory power.

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, is Kingstons disturbing and fiercely beautiful account of growing up Chinese-American in California. The young Kingston lives in two worlds: the America to which her parents have emigrated, a place inhabited by white “ghosts,” and the China of her mothers “talk stories,” a place haunted by the ghosts of the past. Her mother, who had been a doctor in China but in the United States is reduced to running a laundry, tells her daughter traditional tales of strong, wily women warriorstales-that clash puzzlingly with the real oppression of Chinese women. Kingston learns to fill in the mystifying spaces in her mothers stories with stories of her own, engaging her familys past and her own present with anger, imagination, and dazzling passion.

China Men, a National Book Award winner for fiction, is Kingstons unforgettable imaginative journey into the hearts and minds of generations of Chinese men in America, from those who worked on the transcontinental railroad in the 1840s to those who fought in Vietnam. Mixing vivid fables and legends, personal stories from her own family, and details of the historical hardships faced by Chinese immigrants in different times and places, Kingston illuminates their long, arduous search for the Gold Mountain.

About the Author

Maxine Hong Kingston is Senior Lecturer for Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley. For her memoirs and fiction, The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, and Hawaii One Summer, she has earned numerous awards, among them the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the PEN West Award for Fiction, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the title of “Living Treasure of Hawaii.”

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400043842
Introduction:
Gordon, Mary
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Introduction by:
Gordon, Mary
Introduction:
Gordon, Mary
Author:
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Author:
Everyman's Library
Author:
Gordon, Mary
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Biography - General
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
8.24x5.46x1.24 in. 1.37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , For the first time in one volume--two brilliantly original, classic works on the experience of Chinese immigrants in American. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, Maxine Hong Kingston's disturbing and fiercely beautiful account of growing up female and Chinese-American in California, won the National Book Critics Circle Award, as did China Men, her unforgettable imaginative journey into the hearts and minds of generations of Chinese men in American. In each book the author mines her family's past and her culture's stories, weaving myth and memory to fashion works of enormous revelatory power.
"Synopsis" by , (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Here-for the first time in one volume-are two classic, brilliantly original works on the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. In both books Maxine Hong Kingston mines her familys past and her cultures stories, weaving myth and memory to fashion works of enormous revelatory power.

The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, is Kingstons disturbing and fiercely beautiful account of growing up Chinese-American in California. The young Kingston lives in two worlds: the America to which her parents have emigrated, a place inhabited by white “ghosts,” and the China of her mothers “talk stories,” a place haunted by the ghosts of the past. Her mother, who had been a doctor in China but in the United States is reduced to running a laundry, tells her daughter traditional tales of strong, wily women warriorstales-that clash puzzlingly with the real oppression of Chinese women. Kingston learns to fill in the mystifying spaces in her mothers stories with stories of her own, engaging her familys past and her own present with anger, imagination, and dazzling passion.

China Men, a National Book Award winner for fiction, is Kingstons unforgettable imaginative journey into the hearts and minds of generations of Chinese men in America, from those who worked on the transcontinental railroad in the 1840s to those who fought in Vietnam. Mixing vivid fables and legends, personal stories from her own family, and details of the historical hardships faced by Chinese immigrants in different times and places, Kingston illuminates their long, arduous search for the Gold Mountain.

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