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Maxine Hong Kingston

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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 näytä lisää 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, Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book, was published in 1989. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Skillfully crafted but not my cup of tea. The beginning and the end were required for a writing class and I can see the value in looking at the techniques she used to insert imagination but I skimmed much of it and couldn't wait to get back to my own reading of [b:H is for Hawk|18803640|H is for Hawk|Helen Macdonald|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1394343876s/18803640.jpg|26732095]
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featherbooks | 70 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 7, 2024 |
A haunting story of a Chinese American trying to make sense of her heritage and confusing family history. She uncovers a story so powerful that finally allows her to accept her position in life.
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marquis784 | 70 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 17, 2023 |
Another one I remember reading some years ago, without now recalling its details. But I do remember it was enjoyable.
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mykl-s | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 2, 2023 |
Kingston is a master at weaving first, second, and third voices into a memoir filled with anicient Chinese folklore and cautionary tales about womanhood. I felt a lot of sadness in Woman Warrior. The tragedy starts early in as Kingston describes her mother, a former Chinese doctor, telling a horrifying tale about an aunt giving birth to a sexless child in a pigsty and then committing suicide with that baby; drowning together in a well. There was such shame in this pregnancy, "To save her inseminator's name she gave a silent birth" (p 14). So much contradiction in culture! There is a crime to being born female and yet there is the story of the fierce woman warrior, the legend of the female avenger. My favorite parts were when Kingston addresses the difference between American-feminine and Chinese-feminine.… (lisätietoja)
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SeriousGrace | 70 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 3, 2022 |



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