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The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

Author:
Maxine Hong Kingston (author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Category:
Memoir
Publication year:
1989
Original publication year:
1975
ISBN:
978-0-679-72188-8
Pages:
209
Synopsis:

This book is part-novel and part-autobiography, interspersed with Chinese folktales. It describes life for a Chinese-American woman living in California.

Review:

The style of the narration (with fantastic tales woven seamlessly into the main autobiography) was at first a little confusing, but one soon gets used to it, and then the book becomes a delight to read. I can definitely recommend it, though I prefer the more traditional form of autobiographical writing.

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Table of Contents:
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  • No Name Woman
  • White Tigers
  • Shaman
  • At the Western Palace
  • A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe

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