The woman warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

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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.

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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.

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subject_facet Asian Americans -- California -- Biography, Cultural characteristics -- Chin -- Biography, Kingston, Maxine Hong, United States -- Biography, Women's rights -- Biography
title_display The woman warrior : memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts
title_full The Woman Warrior Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts, The woman warrior : memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts / Maxine Hong Kingston
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topic_facet Asian Americans, Biography & Autobiography, Cultural characteristics, Kingston, Maxine Hong, Nonfiction, Sociology, Women's Studies, Women's rights
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ISBN:
9780679721888
9780307759337
9780072435191
9780394400679
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 5.7, 11 Points
Lexile measure:
880L