The woman warrior: memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts, Volume 392

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"'No name woman' originally appeared, in slightly different form, in the January 1975 issue of Viva"--T.p. verso.

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Maxine Hong Kingston takes a brave leap and shares with the world her childhood feeling of indefinite belonging. Growing up torn between two cultures, Maxine struggled to find her place in the world ... Read full review

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Even though Frank Chin was highly critical of this book, it deserves a place in Asian American literature and the AA movement. Amy Tan though...not so much. Read full review

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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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