The woman warrior : memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts / Maxine Hong Kingston.

By: Kingston, Maxine HongMaterial type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Knopf : 1976Distributor: Distributed by Random House Edition: 1st edDescription: 209 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0394400674; 9780394400679Subject(s): Kingston, Maxine Hong -- Childhood and youth | Chinese Americans -- California -- Social life and customs | United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 979.4/61/050924 | B LOC classification: CT275.K5764 | A33 1976
Contents:
No name woman -- White tigers -- Shaman -- At the Western Palace -- A Song for a barbarian reed pipe.
Summary: A memoir of the American-born daughter of Chinese immigrants who lived within the traditions and fears of the Chinese past as well as the realities of the alien modern American culture.
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A memoir of the American-born daughter of Chinese immigrants who lived within the traditions and fears of the Chinese past as well as the realities of the alien modern American culture.

No name woman -- White tigers -- Shaman -- At the Western Palace -- A Song for a barbarian reed pipe.

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CHOICE Review

Both of the award-winning books that Kingston reads and discusses on these audiotapes straddle genre-fiction, biography, memoir, tale-as well as both Chinese and American culture, and the highlight of the author's comments is her explanation of the source and nature of her narrative style. In the interview tape, Kay Bonetti's questions-usually so fine in this series of conversations with contemporary American authors-are sometimes too leading, sometimes too personal, and ultimately fail to shape the interview into a coherent whole. Kingston's observations do whet interest in her books, both as feminist writings and as glimpses into Chinese-American life. On the companion tape Kingston introduces and reads three excerpts from each book, with assistance on China Men (1980) from her husband, actor Earll Kingston, whose voice inflections complement hers. Some of these passages are realistic and biographical and others relate legends and fables, giving the listener a good feeling for the unique nature of the books themselves. Recommended for all libraries.-A. Taormina, Northern Virginia Community College

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Born in California to immigrant Chinese parents, Kingston was educated at the University of California at Berkeley. Kingston soared to literary celebrity upon the publication of her autobiographica The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts (1976). The Woman Warrior is dominated by Kingston's mother; her next work, China Men (1980), although not autobiographical in the manner of her previous book, is focused on her father and on the other men in her family, giving fictionalized, poetic versions of their histories. The combination of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and myth in both books create a form of balanced opposites that one critic has likened to yin and yang. Her first novel, Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book, was published in 1989.

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