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The Resource The Woman Warrior

The Woman Warrior

Label
The Woman Warrior
Title
The Woman Warrior
Statement of responsibility
Maxine Hong Kingston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Classic, for a reason" – Celeste Ng via TwitterIn 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
Summary
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 1976.
Biography type
autobiography
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170908
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kingston, Maxine Hong
Dewey number
  • 979.4053092
  • 920
Index
no index present
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880
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Sociology
  • Women's Studies
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts
Label
The Woman Warrior
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307759337
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Woman Warrior
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307759337
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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