The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Maxine Hong Kingston, Senior Lecturer for Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley, delivered the 2000 William E. Massey Lectures at Harvard, on which this book is based. For her memoirs and fiction, The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, and Hawaii One Summer, Kingston has earned numerous awards, among them the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Pen West Award for Fiction, an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the rare title of "Living Treasure of Hawai'i." In addition, The Fifth Book of Peace will be published in the Spring of 2003.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679721888
ISBN-10: 0679721886
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: April 23rd, 1989
Pages: 224
Language: English