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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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Associated Works

The Lover (1984) — Introdução, algumas edições5,171 exemplares
In the Time of the Butterflies (1994) — Prefácio, algumas edições4,487 exemplares
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 780 exemplares
Written by Herself, Volume I: Autobiographies of American Women (1992) — Contribuidor — 429 exemplares
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Contribuidor — 409 exemplares
Women's America: Refocusing the Past (1982) — Contribuidor, algumas edições333 exemplares
For a Future to Be Possible (1993) — Contribuidor — 250 exemplares
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Contribuidor — 195 exemplares
Modern American Memoirs (1995) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
American Dragons: Twenty-five Asian American Voices (1995) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Growing up Asian American: An Anthology (1993) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing (1991) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The State of the Language [1980] (1980) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
California Uncovered: Stories For The 21st Century (2005) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Asian-American Literature: An Anthology (2000) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Bold Words: A Century of Asian American Writing (2001) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Don't Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New (2011) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


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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]
featherbooks | 70 outras críticas | 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.
marquis784 | 70 outras críticas | Oct 17, 2023 |
Another one I remember reading some years ago, without now recalling its details. But I do remember it was enjoyable.
mykl-s | 5 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
SeriousGrace | 70 outras críticas | Oct 3, 2022 |



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