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Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts
Woman Warrior Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
The Woman Warrior is a pungent, bitter, but beautifully written memoir of growing up Chinese American in Stockton, California. — Maxine Hong Kingston (China Men) distills the dire lessons of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-story" tales of a China where girls are worthless, tradition is exalted and only a strong, wily woman c...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780140045635
ISBN-10: 0140045635
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Penguin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 12
A clear and vivid memoir that blurs the line between story and real life. Kingston is a tremendous writer - this is a must-read!

A note of some importance: The Woman Warrior is the most-taught book in university world literature classes.
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Helpful Score: 10
This is an absolutely beautiful book. I was made to read it in a Women's Lit class, but loved it. My Yahoo Mail signature is a quote from this book:
"Perhaps women where once so dangerous that they had to have their feet bound"
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Helpful Score: 9
Read this book in college - liked it so much I also got Trickster Monkey which is about the men in the family coming to America. This book is the woman's/girl's point of view - half American and half Chinese. Lot of insights on Chinese social and family structures, engrossing story - autobiographical for the author but written as fiction because it is blended with fairy tales and ghost stories.
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Helpful Score: 7
well-written, interesting story of what it meant to be a first generation American in California in the early part of last century. good read!
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A great representation of the struggle for cultural identity as the child of immigrants.
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