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Woman Warrior, China Men

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ISBN-10: 1400043840

ISBN-13: 9781400043842

Edition: 2005

Authors: Maxine Hong Kingston, Mary Gordon

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Here–for the first time in one volume–are two classic, brilliantly original works on the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. In both books Maxine Hong Kingston mines her family’s past and her culture’s stories, weaving myth and memory to fashion works of enormous revelatory power. THE WOMAN WARRIOR: MEMOIRS OF A GIRLHOOD AMONG GHOSTS, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, is Kingston’s disturbing and fiercely beautiful account of growing up Chinese-American in California. The young Kingston lives in two worlds: the America to which her parents have emigrated, a place inhabited by white “ghosts,” and the China of her mother’s “talk stories,” a place haunted by the…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/12/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 584
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Born in California to immigrant Chinese parents, Kingston was educated at the University of California at Berkeley. Kingston soared to literary celebrity upon the publication of her autobiographica The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts (1976). The Woman Warrior is dominated by Kingston's mother; her next work, China Men (1980), although not autobiographical in the manner of her previous book, is focused on her father and on the other men in her family, giving fictionalized, poetic versions of their histories. The combination of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and myth in both books create a form of balanced opposites that one critic has likened to yin and yang. Her first novel,…