The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

by Maxine Hong Kingston | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0679721886 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by AlterEgoZoe from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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In 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.


Journal Entry 2 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, August 04, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (8/3/2017 UTC) at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA

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Journal Entry 3 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Saturday, January 20, 2018
A woman on the edge

of a mindful precipice,
more than happy to jump.

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