The Woman Warrior

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307759334
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In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. As a girl, Kingston lives in two confounding worlds: the California to which her parents have immigrated and the China of her mother’s “talk stories.” The fierce and wily women warriors of her mother’s tales clash jarringly with the harsh reality of female oppression out of which they come. Kingston’s sense of self emerges in the mystifying gaps in these stories, which she learns to fill with stories of her own. A warrior of words, she forges fractured myths and memories into an incandescent whole, achieving a new understanding of her family’s past and her own present.

Maxine Hong Kingston s The Woman Warrior

Author: Kristin Unger
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640140907
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Maxine Hong Kingston’s The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts is “assembling [...] a distinct sense of self from the raw material of the lives and imaginations of countless other women of Chinese descent, a self-hood that must separate itself to appreciate the collective fabric it’s made of, and that is driven, further, to address the world at large.” This term paper discusses the novel The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts written by Maxine Hong Kingston in 1975 and its theme of silence and voicelessness in close connection to the author’s struggle to find her own identity as a Chinese American. I argue that Kingston employs the theme of silence in order to find her own voice as a Chinese woman living in an American society. Her quest starts with the words “’You must not tell anyone,’” but Kingston does exactly the opposite of this by telling her readers stories which were not to be told: of her dead aunt, her mother’s Chinese village, another aunt, who struggles with life in America, and finally her own struggle in finding her voice, i.e. her identity, within Chinese and American society. Therefore, Kingston is portraying a journey from voicelessness to voice. She begins with depicting “enforced silence” in the first chapter. In the end, the protagonist has overcome her struggle of identity and found her own voice. In addition, Kingston entwines her stories around the motif of translation in order to find her unique self. Altogether, this term paper argues that Maxine Hong Kingston portrays her struggle of finding her own identity by employing the motif of translation in combination with the theme of silence. By doing so Kingston uses language as a tool in order to constitute her own identity. The motif of translation is particularly important because Kingston’s finds her ‘American identity’ through the translation of traditional Chinese stories and myths. In this term paper I will, therefore, discuss the beginnings of Kingston’s silence, as well as the conflict between Chinese tradition and the American way of life in order to support the thesis mentioned above.

Conversations with Maxine Hong Kingston

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578060597
Format: PDF
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In 1976 Maxine Hong Kingston burst into American literature with the publication of The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts. Since then her subsequent works--China Men (1980) and Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (1989)--have startled readers with their complex projections of Asian-American life as a bi-cultural and bilingual adventure filled with contemporary confusions and ancient legends, inherited values, and new loyalties. Kingston has written of her family upbringing in Stockton, California, of the stories her mother told her as advice and warning, of her father's illegal arrival in the United States, of the exploits of grandfathers who worked on the rails in California, of San Francisco street life in the 1960s, and of traditional Chinese legends. Whatever her subject, she claims America for herself and other Asian Americans whose histories are an essential part of the larger American tapestry. In this collection of interviews Kingston talks about her life, her writing, and her objectives. From the first, her books have hovered along the hazy line between fiction and nonfiction, memoir and imagination. As she answers her critics and readers, she both clarifies the differences and exults in the difficulties of distinguishing between the remembered and the re-created. She explains how she worked to bridge her parents' Chinese dialect with American slang, how she learned to explore her inheritance and find new relevance in her mother's "talk stories," and how she developed the complex juxtapositions of myths and memoir that fill her books. Always savvy, often provocative, constantly amused and amusing, Kingston provides a vivid commentary on her writing and offers insight into a body of her work.

Maxine Hong Kingston

Author: Dennis Abrams
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604135689
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Profiles the life and accomplishments of the Chinese-American author of "The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts."

Maxine Hong Kingston

Author: E. D. Huntley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313308772
Format: PDF
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Examines the fiction and role in introducing the Asian American experience to mainstream readers through Maxine Hong Kinston and her three narrative works.

Die Ursache

Author: Thomas Bernhard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783701715589
Format: PDF
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Wie Thomas Bernhard Thomas Bernhard wurde Die Ursachen waren verheerend: das Internat ein Kerker, die Stadt eine Todeskrankheit, der Krieg und der Grossvater, der ihm nur von Grossem sprach, von Mozart, Rembrandt und Beethoven. Die Ursachen waren zerstörerisch, und sie hinterliessen unauslöschliche Spuren im Leben und im Werk Thomas Bernhards. Thomas Bernhard geboren am 9. Februar 1931, gestorben am 12. Februar 1989 in Gmunden (Oberösterreich). 1952-1957 Musik- und Schauspielstudium an der Akademie Mozarteum Salzburg, ab 1957 freier Schriftsteller. Zahlreiche Auszeichnungen, u. a. Österreichischer Staatspreis 1967, Georg-Büchner-Preis 1970.

Maxine Hong Kingston

Author: Diane Simmons
Publisher: Twayne Pub
ISBN: 9780805746211
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A critical and biographical analysis of the works of Maxine Hong Kingston explores her writing in the context of Chinese and Chinese American experience

The Woman Warrior

Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Sensitive account of growing up female and Chinese-American in a California laundry. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Die Goldene Legende

Author: Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641203147
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wenn ein Leben nur in der Lüge möglich ist In dem Moment, als auf der Grand Trunk Road Schüsse zu hören sind, beginnt Nargis' Leben zu zerbrechen. Ihr Ehemann gelangt versehentlich ins Kreuzfeuer und stirbt, bevor sie ihm die Wahrheit über ihre Vergangenheit beichten kann. Schon seit Längerem fürchtet sie, dass diese bald ans Licht kommen wird: Ein Unbekannter verkündet regelmäßig Geheimnisse der Anwohner vom Minarett der örtlichen Moscheen und versetzt damit Muslime und Christen gleichermaßen in Angst. Als die Lautsprecher die verbotene Liaison ihres Nachbarn mit der Tochter des muslimischen Geistlichen aufdecken, sind die Einschläge so nah, dass Nargis handeln muss ... In der für ihn typischen leuchtenden Prosa erzählt Nadeem Aslam eine Geschichte über Fanatismus, Widerstandsvermögen und die Lügen, die manchmal nötig sind, um zu überleben. Ein mutiger, zeitgemäßer und schmerzlich schöner Roman, in dem sich Pakistans Vergangenheit und Gegenwart spiegeln.