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The Woman Warrior - Maxine Hong Kingston
The Woman Warrior
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A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.
A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679721888 (0679721886)
ASIN: 679721886
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 209
Edition language: English
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Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
4.0 The Warrior Woman
In the world of memoirs, this one was a little difficult for me to rate. I was confused for a decent portion of it, not sure whether this was fiction or nonfiction at times. I had chosen it as part of the Read Harder Challenge for this year, task 17: read a classic by a woman of color. I suppose I c...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it
4.0 Book 47/100: The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
What drew me to this book was a description of the way the author weaves Chinese folklore into her own story; although I am not very familiar with Chinese mythology, I do appreciate writing that makes use of the universal truth of story, and that is precisely what this book does.Although the book is...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.0 I struggled with this one.
I have been aware of this book for quite awhile, had it sitting in my pile of books to read, etc. etc. I thought it was a memoir (that's what the cover says, even if it's "among ghosts" and it's an award-winning book for non-fiction), but the back says it's fiction. *Scratches head* It's some sort...
Ned Hayes Writing
Ned Hayes Writing rated it
4.0 Great Poetic Thoughts to get you writing!
The Daily Poet is a marvelous set of prompts and ideas for writing -- one for each day of the year! What I love the most about reading these poetic prompts are the little bits of knowledge and insight that open creative doors for me. I learned little things -- little insightful fun things -- about S...
Nicole~
Nicole~ rated it
The Swordswoman of Words 'The Woman Warrior' is Maxine Hong Kingston's own story of growing up Chinese-American, an irreconcilable position for her as the two cultures would seemingly clash, unable to provide her with a stable sense of identity. She grew up confused by the ideas and behavior of he...
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