The Woman Warrior Book
Score: 5
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The Woman Warrior

  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-09-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307759337

The Woman Warrior Excerpt :

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • With this book, the acclaimed author 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. “A classic, for a reason” – Celeste Ng via Twitter 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.

The Woman Warrior  China Men Book

The Woman Warrior China Men

  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 2005-04-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004860336

The Woman Warrior China Men Excerpt :

A first-generation Chinese-American woman recounts growing up in America within a tradition-bound Chinese family and confronted with Chinese ghosts from the past and non-Chinese ghosts of the present in The Woman Warrior and describes the Chinese experience in the U.S. through incidents from her childhood, the history of early Chinese immigrants, and Chinese myths and tales in China Men. 12,500 first printing.

Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston Book

Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston

  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 1578060591

Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston Excerpt :

In this collection of interviews, Kingston talks about her life, her writing, and her objectives. From the first, her books have hovered along the hazy line between fiction and nonfiction, memoir and imagination. As she answers her critics and readers, she both clarifies the differences and exults in the difficulties of distinguishing between the remembered and the re-created. She explains how she worked to bridge her parents' Chinese dialect with American slang, how she learned to explore her inheritance and find new relevance in her mother's "talk-stories," and how she developed the complex juxtapositions of myths and memoir that fill her books.

Maxine Hong Kingston s Broken Book of Life Book

Maxine Hong Kingston s Broken Book of Life

  • Author : Maureen Sabine
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release Date : 2004-02-29
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 0824827848

Maxine Hong Kingston s Broken Book of Life Excerpt :

The numerous studies of Maxine Hong Kingston's touchstone work The Woman Warrior fail to take into account the stories in China Men, which were largely written together with those in The Woman Warrior but later published separately. Although Hong Kingston's decision to separate the male and female narratives enabled readers to see the strength of the resulting feminist point of view in The Woman Warrior, the author has steadily maintained that to understand the book fully it was necessary to read its male companion text. Maureen Sabine's ambitious study of The Woman Warrior and China Men aims to bring these divided texts back together with a close reading that looks for the textual traces of the father in The Woman Warrior and shows how the daughter narrator tracks down his history in China Men. She considers theories of intertextuality that open up the possibility of a dynamic interplay between the two books and suggests that the Hong family women and men may be struggling for dialogue with each other even when they appear textually silent or apart.

Mulan Book


  • Author : Faye-Lynn Wu
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0062803417

Mulan Excerpt :

Mulan is a curious, clever young girl with a love for adventure and learning. But there is no greater love than the one she has for her family. She will do anything for them—even if it means joining the army disguised as a man in her father’s place. In battle, Mulan must find her bravery and her strength to become the legendary woman warrior she is destined to be. In this retelling of The Ballad of Mulan, the Chinese folktale comes to life through striking full-color illustrations. Readers will cheer for our hero in this classic story of courage, persistence, and standing up for what one believes in.

The Woman Warrior Book
Score: 3.5
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The Woman Warrior

  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Authors, American
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679721888

The Woman Warrior Excerpt :

An account of growing up female and Chinese-American in California.

The Fifth Book of Peace Book

The Fifth Book of Peace

  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2004-09-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 417
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679760634

The Fifth Book of Peace Excerpt :

A long time ago in China, there existed three Books of Peace that proved so threatening to the reigning powers that they had them burned. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned--in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Now in this visionary and redemptive work, Kingston completes her interrupted labor, weaving fiction and memoir into a luminous meditation on war and peace, devastation and renewal.

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior Book

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior

  • Author : Sau-ling Cynthia Wong
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195116540

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior Excerpt :

With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. This case book presents a thought-provoking overview of critical debates surrounding The Woman Warrior, perhaps the best known Asian American literary work. The essays deal with such issues as the reception by various interpretive communities, canon formation, cultural authenticity, fictionality in autobiography, and feminist and poststructuralist subjectivity. The eight essays are supplemented an interview with the author and a bibliography.

I Love a Broad Margin to My Life Book
Score: 4
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I Love a Broad Margin to My Life

  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-02-14
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307454591

I Love a Broad Margin to My Life Excerpt :

In her singular voice—both humble and brave, touching and humorous—Maxine Hong Kingston gives us a poignant and beautiful memoir-in-verse that captures the wisdom that comes with age. As she reflects on her sixty-five years, she circles from present to past and back, from lunch with a writer friend to the funeral of a Vietnam veteran, from her long marriage to her arrest at a peace march in Washington. On her journeys as writer, peace activist, teacher, and mother, she revisits her most beloved characters—Wittman Ah-Sing, the Tripmaster Monkey, and Fa Mook Lan, the Woman Warrior—and presents us with a beautiful meditation on China then and now. The result is a marvelous account of an American life of great purpose and joy, and the tonic wisdom of a writer we have come to cherish.

The Women s Warrior Society Book

The Women s Warrior Society

  • Author : Lois Beardslee
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 0816526729

The Women s Warrior Society Excerpt :

The WomenÕs Warrior Society is a remarkable gathering of characters and voices used to expose truths about Native American life. In tightly woven prose, Lois Beardslee tells stories about people from all over North America and from either side of the line between abused and abuser. Both individual and archetypal, Native and non-Native, male and female, her characters take up arms against widely accepted stereotypes about Native people. The women warriors in these tales have lived through a variety of mishaps, experiencing the consequences brought on by misinformation and the misguided efforts of institutions and individuals. Armed with this experience, they gather in unlikely ÒsweatlodgesÓÑfrom kitchen tables to public librariesÑtransforming into she-wolves who, lips curled, snarl at their own victimization and assert that hope for future generations is maintained through creativity, determination, and the preservation of traditional values. This is political writing at its most honest and creative. BeardsleeÕs style is poetic and lyrical, and her voice, shifting as it does, both grips us with terrible tone and comforts us with familiar assurance. A fierce call to action, this book reads like a song cycleÑboth singing to us and demanding that we sing in response. Beardslee creates new strategies and measures of success. Her warriors dance, bark, howl, and transform themselves in unexpected ways that invoke tears, laughter, even awe. They are, above all, driven, successful, and eternally hopeful.

Tripmaster Monkey Book
Score: 2.5
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Tripmaster Monkey

  • Author : Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2011-02-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307787903

Tripmaster Monkey Excerpt :

Driven by his dream to write and stage an epic stage production of interwoven Chinese novelsWittman Ah Sing, a Chinese-American hippie in the late '60s.

Be A Plant Based Woman Warrior Book

Be A Plant Based Woman Warrior

  • Author : Jane Esselstyn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-08-23
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593328927

Be A Plant Based Woman Warrior Excerpt :

The original “Julia Child of plant-based cooking” teams up with her daughter to offer a multigenerational celebration of the power of a plant-based lifestyle—with 125 recipes. The Esselstyn family is three generations plant-based strong. Encouraged to create recipes without dairy and meat when her husband’s research pointed to the impact of diet on reversing disease, Ann Esselstyn began feeding her family creative, plant-based meals more than thirty years ago. She and her daughter, Jane Esselstyn, are bolts of energy from the same strike of lightning and have become fierce, big-spirited advocates for a plant-based lifestyle, reaching hundreds of thousands of fans through their previous books and their popular YouTube channel. At eighty-six and fifty-six, respectively, Ann and Jane are pictures of ageless health and vibrancy and spend their days hiking, doing yoga, gardening, cooking, and spreading the message that diet is the key to living a happy, strong, and disease-free life. Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior explains how women everywhere can pass on this important legacy in their own families through the generations, and illuminates how plants powerfully support a woman’s body and mind. This cookbook is a call to action and a message of hope for any and all to be Plant-Based Women Warriors filled with vitality and in control of their own health. Be a Plant-Based Woman Warrior includes more than 125 recipes made for women on the go, from Apple Flax Flapjacks and Black Ramen Bowls, to Portobello Sliders with Green Goddess Sauce, to Mint Chip Outta Sight Brownies. And it includes big-flavored dinners like Sweet Potato and Cashew Ricotta Lasagna and Plant-Based Pad Thai, sure to tempt even the most reluctant vegetable-focused eaters. Full of life, captivating energy, and delicious food, this cookbook brings readers to the Esselstyn family table, where plants and joy are at the center.

Beauty Or Beast  Book

Beauty Or Beast

  • Author : Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-06-17
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199558230

Beauty Or Beast Excerpt :

German Literaure: a Very Short Introduction Nicholas Boyle --

Fierce Attachments Book
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Fierce Attachments

  • Author : Vivian Gornick
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2005-09-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466819009

Fierce Attachments Excerpt :

In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking book confronts what Edna O'Brien has called "the prinicpal crux of female despair": the unacknowledged Oedipal nature of the mother-daughter bond. Born and raised in the Bronx, the daughter of "urban peasants," Gornick grows up in a household dominated by her intelligent but uneducated mother's romantic depression over the early death of her husband. Next door lives Nettie, an attractive widow whose calculating sensuality appeals greatly to Vivian. These women with their opposing models of femininity continue, well into adulthood, to affect Gornick's struggle to find herself in love and in work. As Gornick walks with her aged mother through the streets of New York, arguing and remembering the past, each wins the reader's admiration: the caustic and clear-thinking daughter, for her courage and tenacity in really talking to her mother about the most basic issues of their lives, and the still powerful and intuitively-wise old woman, who again and again proves herself her daughter's mother. Unsparing, deeply courageous, Fierce Attachments is one of the most remarkable documents of family feeling that has been written, a classic that helped start the memoir boom and remains one of the most moving examples of the genre.

Shatter Me Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,211 Ratings

Shatter Me

  • Author : Tahereh Mafi
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062085511

Shatter Me Excerpt :

The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series. One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill. No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, a burden that one person alone could never bear. But The Reestablishment sees it as a gift, sees her as an opportunity. An opportunity for a deadly weapon. Juliette has never fought for herself before. But when she’s reunited with the one person who ever cared about her, she finds a strength she never knew she had. And don’t miss Defy Me, the shocking fifth book in the Shatter Me series!