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The Woman Warrior - (Vintage International) by Maxine Hong Kingston (Paperback)

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About the Book



"'No name woman' originally appeared, in slightly different form, in the January 1975 issue of Viva"--T.p. verso.



Book Synopsis



NATIONAL BESTSELLER - 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. - NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER

"A classic, for a reason." --Celeste Ng, bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Our Missing Hearts, 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.



Review Quotes




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

"Remarkable. . . . As an account of growing up female and Chinese-American . . . it is anti-nostalgic. . . . As a dream--of the 'female avenger'--it is dizzying, elemental, a poem turned into a sword." --The New York Times

"A classic, for a reason" --Celeste Ng, bestselling author of Little Fires Everywhere and Our Missing Hearts, via Twitter

"Superb. . . . We are in the presence of a splendid raconteur, who shares with us the myths and stories that emerge from the lode of a culture's deepest realities." --Chicago Tribune

"Triumphant . . . astonishingly accomplished." --Time



About the Author



Maxine Hong Kingston is the daughter of Chinese immigrants who operated a gambling house in the 1940s, when Maxine was born, and then a laundry where Kingston and her brothers and sisters toiled long hours. Kingston graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1962 from the University of California at Berkeley, and, in the same year, married actor Earll Kingston, whom she had met in an English course. The couple has one son, Joseph, who was born in 1963. They were active in antiwar activities in Berkeley, but in 1967 the Kingstons headed for Japan to escape the increasing violence and drugs of the antiwar movement. They settled instead in Hawai'i, where Kingston took various teaching posts. They returned to California seventeen years later, and Kingston resumed teaching writing at the University of California, Berkeley.

While in Hawai'i, Kingston wrote her first two books. The Woman Warrior, her first book, was published in 1976 and won the National Book Critics Circle Award, making her a literary celebrity at age thirty-six. Her second book, China Men, earned the National Book Award. Still today, both books are widely taught in literature and other classes. Kingston has earned additional awards, including the PEN West Award for Fiction for Tripmaster Monkey, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, and the National Humanities Medal, which was conferred by President Clinton, as well as the title "Living Treasure of Hawai'i" bestowed by a Honolulu Buddhist church. Her most recent books include a collection of essays, Hawai'i One Summer, and latest novel, The Fifth Book of Peace. Kingston is currently Senior Lecturer Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x .6 Inches (D)
Weight: .45 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 224
Series Title: Vintage International
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Format: Paperback
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Language: English
Street Date: April 23, 1989
TCIN: 11401631
UPC: 9780679721888
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-9639
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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