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The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

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Awards

1976 National Book Critics Award for best work of nonfiction

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.

Review:

"A remarkable book....[I]t is anti-nostalgic; it burns the fat right out of the mind. As a dream — of the 'female avenger' — it is dizzying, elemental, a poem turned into a sword." The New York Times

Review:

"Intense, fierce and disturbing...a strange, sometimes savagely terrifying and, in the literal sense, wonderful story." Washington Post

Review:

"A book of fierce clarity and originality." Newsweek

Review:

"Triumphant...astonishingly accomplished." Time

About the Author

Maxine Hong Kingston lives in California with her husband, actor Earll Kingston. She is also the author of China Men and Tripmaster Monkey, which are available in Vintage International.

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Wren, January 28, 2010 (view all comments by Wren)
Rarely do I find a book that combines narrative fiction, memoir, and activism; The Woman Warrior does it all with stunning effect. This is a searing, unapologetic account of Kingston’s journey to find her own identity while acknowledging and honoring her cultural heritage.
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XtomJames, October 12, 2008 (view all comments by XtomJames)
This book is a fantastic self reflection that is sure to get anyone to think about their own past. It gives a great insight to the personal experiences Maxine Hong Kingston experienced growing up an American Chinese girl. It also gives a strong sense of the problems, racism, and traditionalism that exists with in the Chinese Culture as well as the good.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679721888
Author:
Kingston, Maxine Hong
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Author:
ingston, Maxine Hong
Author:
K
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Chinese americans
Subject:
Chinese Americans -- Biography.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
History
Subject:
Family
Subject:
California
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
April 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x 0.5 in 0.45 lb

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Product details 224 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679721888 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A remarkable book....[I]t is anti-nostalgic; it burns the fat right out of the mind. As a dream — of the 'female avenger' — it is dizzying, elemental, a poem turned into a sword."
"Review" by , "Intense, fierce and disturbing...a strange, sometimes savagely terrifying and, in the literal sense, wonderful story."
"Review" by , "A book of fierce clarity and originality."
"Review" by , "Triumphant...astonishingly accomplished."
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