The Woman Warrior
  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Release Date : 01 September 2010
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307759337
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Book Description: NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • With this book, the acclaimed author 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. “A classic, for a reason” – Celeste Ng via Twitter 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
Publisher : Vintage
Genre : Social Science
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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • With this book, the acclaimed author 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 ...

The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior

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Publisher : Everyman's Library Contemporar
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior

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Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Publisher : Pan Macmillan
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Genre : Literary Criticism
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