Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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.


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User Review  - allyshaw - LibraryThing

I love this weird book, which is tedious in parts, unlikable sometimes and ambitious. I love that it devolves into this meta-spectacle, a celebration of DIY stagecraft and political happenings. It ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura K - Goodreads

just one of those books that beats you over the head with its point, no subtlety there. she has a good point about a relevant topic, but it could have been edited down significantly to make it more powerful. i really had to motivate myself to finish it. Read full review

Contents

1TRIPPERS AND ASKERS
2LINGUISTS AND CONTENDERS
3TWISTERS AND SHOUTERS
4THE WINNERS OF THE PARTY
5RUBY LONG LEGSAND ZEPPELINSSONG OF THE OPEN ROAD
6A SONG FOR OCCUPATIONS
7A PEAR GARDEN IN THE WEST
8BONES AND JONES
9ONEMAN SHOW
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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About the author (2011)

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.

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