the woman warrior

The Woman Warrior
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Pages: 224
ISBN:
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.

Maxine Hong Kingston S The Woman Warrior
Author: Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 193
ISBN:
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.

The Woman Warrior
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Everyman's Library Classics &
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 541
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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 in The Woman Warrior and describes the Chinese experience in the U.S. through incidents from her childhood, the history of early Chinese immigrants, and Chinese myths and tales in China Men. 12,500 first printing.

The Woman Warrior
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 209
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Sensitive account of growing up female and Chinese-American in a California laundry.

In Search Of The Woman Warrior
Author: Richard J. Lane
Publisher: Element Books, Limited
Release Date: 1998
Pages: 314
ISBN:
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.

Maxine Hong Kingston S  The Woman Warrior
Author: Kristin Unger
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Release Date: 2008-08-19
Pages: 18
ISBN:
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.

Conversations With Maxine Hong Kingston
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 1998
Pages: 237
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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In this collection of interviews, Kingston talks about her life, her writing, and her objectives. From the first, her books have hovered along the hazy line between fiction and nonfiction, memoir and imagination. As she answers her critics and readers, she both clarifies the differences and exults in the difficulties of distinguishing between the remembered and the re-created. She explains how she worked to bridge her parents' Chinese dialect with American slang, how she learned to explore her inheritance and find new relevance in her mother's "talk-stories," and how she developed the complex juxtapositions of myths and memoir that fill her books.

Maxine Hong Kingston
Author: E. D. Huntley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 204
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Examines the fiction and role in introducing the Asian American experience to mainstream readers through Maxine Hong Kinston and her three narrative works.

Study Guide
Author: Supersummary
Publisher:
Release Date: 2020-01-24
Pages: 44
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 43-page guide for "The Woman Warrior" by Maxine Hong Kingston includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 5 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Ghosts and Hauntings and Language and Storytelling.

Beauty Or Beast
Author: Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2010-06-17
Pages: 309
ISBN:
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.