the woman warrior

Book Title : Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior
Author : Say-ling Cynthia Wong
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 1999-01-21
Pages :
ISBN : 9780199726790
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. This case book presents a thought-provoking overview of critical debates surrounding The Woman Warrior, perhaps the best known Asian American literary work. The essays deal with such issues as the reception by various interpretive communities, canon formation, cultural authenticity, fictionality in autobiography, and feminist and poststructuralist subjectivity. The eight essays are supplemented an interview with the author and a bibliography.

Book Title : Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior
Author : Kristin Unger
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release Date : 2008-08-19
Pages : 18
ISBN : 9783640140909
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts is “assembling [...] a distinct sense of self from the raw material of the lives and imaginations of countless other women of Chinese descent, a self-hood that must separate itself to appreciate the collective fabric it’s made of, and that is driven, further, to address the world at large.” This term paper discusses the novel The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts written by Maxine Hong Kingston in 1975 and its theme of silence and voicelessness in close connection to the author’s struggle to find her own identity as a Chinese American. I argue that Kingston employs the theme of silence in order to find her own voice as a Chinese woman living in an American society. Her quest starts with the words “’You must not tell anyone,’” but Kingston does exactly the opposite of this by telling her readers stories which were not to be told: of her dead aunt, her mother’s Chinese village, another aunt, who struggles with life in America, and finally her own struggle in finding her voice, i.e. her identity, within Chinese and American society. Therefore, Kingston is portraying a journey from voicelessness to voice. She begins with depicting “enforced silence” in the first chapter. In the end, the protagonist has overcome her struggle of identity and found her own voice. In addition, Kingston entwines her stories around the motif of translation in order to find her unique self. Altogether, this term paper argues that Maxine Hong Kingston portrays her struggle of finding her own identity by employing the motif of translation in combination with the theme of silence. By doing so Kingston uses language as a tool in order to constitute her own identity. The motif of translation is particularly important because Kingston’s finds her ‘American identity’ through the translation of traditional Chinese stories and myths. In this term paper I will, therefore, discuss the beginnings of Kingston’s silence, as well as the conflict between Chinese tradition and the American way of life in order to support the thesis mentioned above.

Book Title : The Woman Warrior
Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2010-09-01
Pages : 224
ISBN : 9780307759337
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : CRITICAL INSIGHTS
Author : Linda Trinh Moser
Publisher : Salem Press
Release Date : 2016-10-01
Pages : 300
ISBN : 1682173941
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Approaches to Teaching Kingston s The Woman Warrior
Author : Shirley Lim
Publisher : Approaches to Teaching World L
Release Date : 1991
Pages : 178
ISBN : 0873527038
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Now at seventy-three volumes, this popular MLA series (ISSN 10591133) addresses a broad range of literary texts. Each volume surveys teaching aids and critical material and brings together essays that apply a variety of perspectives to teaching the text. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, student teachers, education specialists, and teachers in all humanities disciplines will find these volumes particularly helpful.

Book Title : CliffsNotes on Kingston s The Woman Warrior
Author : Soon-Leng Chua
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2004-03-29
Pages : 96
ISBN : 9780764523045
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This is a powerful study of what it is like to grow up Chinese in America. The dichotomy of values and the cleaving of a life in two cultures, which must yet be lived in one united whole, make this both compelling and informative.

Book Title : CliffsNotes on Kingston s Woman Warrior
Author : Soon-Leng Chua
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 2004-03-15
Pages : 110
ISBN : 9780544184602
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This is a powerful study of what it is like to grow up Chinese in America. The dichotomy of values and the cleaving of a life in two cultures, which must yet be lived in one united whole, make this both compelling and informative.

Book Title : The Women s Warrior Society
Author : Lois Beardslee
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release Date : 2008
Pages : 138
ISBN : 0816526729
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The WomenÕs Warrior Society is a remarkable gathering of characters and voices used to expose truths about Native American life. In tightly woven prose, Lois Beardslee tells stories about people from all over North America and from either side of the line between abused and abuser. Both individual and archetypal, Native and non-Native, male and female, her characters take up arms against widely accepted stereotypes about Native people. The women warriors in these tales have lived through a variety of mishaps, experiencing the consequences brought on by misinformation and the misguided efforts of institutions and individuals. Armed with this experience, they gather in unlikely ÒsweatlodgesÓÑfrom kitchen tables to public librariesÑtransforming into she-wolves who, lips curled, snarl at their own victimization and assert that hope for future generations is maintained through creativity, determination, and the preservation of traditional values. This is political writing at its most honest and creative. BeardsleeÕs style is poetic and lyrical, and her voice, shifting as it does, both grips us with terrible tone and comforts us with familiar assurance. A fierce call to action, this book reads like a song cycleÑboth singing to us and demanding that we sing in response. Beardslee creates new strategies and measures of success. Her warriors dance, bark, howl, and transform themselves in unexpected ways that invoke tears, laughter, even awe. They are, above all, driven, successful, and eternally hopeful.

Book Title : In Search of the Woman Warrior
Author : Richard J. Lane
Publisher : Element Books Limited
Release Date : 1998
Pages : 314
ISBN : 1862043132
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The authors present the many Warrior Women figures seen throughout history & literature, & a system for determining your Warrior Woman personality.

Book Title : Beauty Or Beast
Author : Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2010-06-17
Pages : 309
ISBN : 9780199558230
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Encompassing literature, theatre, opera, and art Beauty or Beast? explores representations of the transgressive and frightening figure of the woman warrior in German culture. Watanabe-O'Kelly examines some of the most compelling works of Western culture - Cranach's and Klimt's paintings of Judith, Schiller's Joan of Arc, Hebbel's Judith, Wagner's Brünnhilde, Fritz Lang's Brünhild, and the ways in which women writers come to engage with theseimaginings.