the woman warrior

Book Title : Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior
Author : Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date : 1999-01-01
Pages : 193
ISBN : 0195116542
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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Maxine Hong Kingston s Broken Book of Life
Author : Maureen Alice Sabine
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
Release Date : 2004
Pages : 229
ISBN : 0824827848
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The numerous studies of Maxine Hong Kingston's touchstone work The Woman Warrior fail to take into account the stories in China Men, which were largely written together with those in The Woman Warrior but later published separately. Although Hong Kingston's decision to separate the male and female narratives enabled readers to see the strength of the resulting feminist point of view in The Woman Warrior, the author has steadily maintained that to understand the book fully it was necessary to read its male companion text. Maureen Sabine's ambitious study of The Woman Warrior and China Men aims to bring these divided texts back together with a close reading that looks for the textual traces of the father in The Woman Warrior and shows how the daughter narrator tracks down his history in China Men. She considers theories of intertextuality that open up the possibility of a dynamic interplay between the two books and suggests that the Hong family women and men may be struggling for dialogue with each other even when they appear textually silent or apart.

Book Title : Reading with a Difference
Author : Arthur F. Marotti
Publisher : Wayne State University Press
Release Date : 1993
Pages : 400
ISBN : 0814324932
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"Reading with a Difference is a collection of eighteen essays that examines how issues of gender, race, and cultural identity inform texts from the seventeenth century to the present. Together the contributions document recent significant shifts occurring in the theoretical approach to the texts they study and illustrate how shifts in each of these categories affect how the others are viewed." "The first section of this anthology explores the notion that identity - particularly gender identity - is a cultural construct. The essays in the second section consider ways in which race and gender intersect with cultural identity and how encounters between different cultures challenge any identity constructed in isolation." "First published in the journal Criticism, these essays offer no blueprint for reading. Instead they encourage a rereading of canonical texts and a questioning of how these texts face matters of gender, race, and cultural identity; how they respond to the differences and the incongruities within the cultures from which they arise; and to which they speak."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Book Title : From Girl to Woman
Author : Christy Rishoi
Publisher : SUNY Press
Release Date : 2003-03-27
Pages : 202
ISBN : 0791457214
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Examines the crucial role that coming-of-age narratives have played in American feminism.

Book Title : Maxine Hong Kingston
Author : E. D. Huntley
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date : 2001
Pages : 204
ISBN : 0313308772
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.

Book Title : Be a Woman Warrior
Author :
Publisher : Lynn Anderson
Release Date : 2011-03-04
Pages :
ISBN : 9781613640319
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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