The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

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$11.22
UPC:
9780679721888
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Vintage; Reissue edition (April 23, 1989)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
209
Shipping Weight:
7.8 ounces
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
5.1 x 0.6 x 8 inches
ISBN-10:
0679721886
ISBN-13:
978-0679721888
Author:
Maxine Hong Kingston

Product Overview

A Classic, for a reason Celeste Ng via TwitterIn her award-winning bookThe Woman Warrior,Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new forman 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 identitiesimmigrant, 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 mothers talk stories. The fierce and wily women warriors of her mothers tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingstons 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 familys past and her own present.

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