Woman Warrior, the (Picador Books)

3.72 avg rating
( 19,653 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780330264006: Woman Warrior, the (Picador Books)

'A brilliant memoir ...it is about being Chinese in the way A Portrait of the Artist is about being Irish; it is an investigation of soul, not landscape, its sources are dream and memory, myth and desire; its crises are the crises of a heart in exile from roots that bind and terrorize it ...Maxine Hong Kingston writes with bitter and relentless love. Her voice, now, is as clear as the voice of Ts'ai Yen, who sang her sad, angry songs of China to the barbarians. It is as fierce as a warrior's voice, and as eloquent as any artist's' Jane Kramer, New York Times Book Review 'This is a delightful book ...tells more than I ever imagined about the strangeness of being Chinese and a woman; it also gives a superb account of what it's like simply to be alive' Victoria Radin, New Society 'A strange, enchanting book ...As a manual of self-discovery through the channels and terrors of one's own rejected communal memory, it is unbeatable' Clancy Sigal, Guardian 'As a dream -- of the "female avenger" -- it is dizzying, elemental, a poem turned into a sword ...reimagining the past with such dark beauty, such precision and anger that you feel you have saddled the Tao dragon and see all through the fiery eye of God' John Leonard, New York Times 'A book of fierce clarity and originality' Newsweek

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.

About the Author:

Maxine Hong Kingston is a Chinese-American writer of fiction and non-fiction. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Maxine Hong Kingston
Published by Picador (1981)
ISBN 10: 0330264001 ISBN 13: 9780330264006
New Brossura First Edition Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Picador, 1981. Brossura. Book Condition: nuovo. senza sovraccoperta. prima edizione. Bookseller Inventory # NA281

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 21.26
From Italy to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Maxine Hong Kingston
Published by Picador (1977)
ISBN 10: 0330264001 ISBN 13: 9780330264006
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Picador, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0330264001

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kingston, Maxine Hong
Published by Picador (1977)
ISBN 10: 0330264001 ISBN 13: 9780330264006
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Picador, 1977. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110330264001

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Maxine Hong Kingston
Published by Picador (2002)
ISBN 10: 0330264001 ISBN 13: 9780330264006
New Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
AHA-BUCH
(Einbeck, Germany)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Picador, 2002. Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Neu. Neu Neuware, Importqualität, auf Lager, Versand per Büchersendung - 'A brilliant memoir . . . it is about being Chinese in the way A Portrait of the Artist is about being Irish; it is an investigation of soul, not landscape, its sources are dream and memory, myth and desire; its crises are the crises of a heart in exile from roots that bind and terrorize it . . . Maxine Hong Kingston writes with bitter and relentless love. Her voice, now, is as clear as the voice of Ts'ai Yen, who sang her sad, angry songs of China to the barbarians. It is as fierce as a warrior's voice, and as eloquent as any artist's' Jane Kramer, New York Times Book Review 'This is a delightful book . . . tells more than I ever imagined about the strangeness of being Chinese and a woman; it also gives a superb account of what it's like simply to be alive' Victoria Radin, New Society 'A strange, enchanting book . . . As a manual of self-discovery through the channels and terrors of one's own rejected communal memory, it is unbeatable' Clancy Sigal, Guardian 'As a dream - of the 'female avenger' - it is dizzying, elemental, a poem turned into a sword . . . reimagining the past with such dark beauty, such precision and anger that you feel you have saddled the Tao dragon and see all through the fiery eye of God' John Leonard, New York Times 'A book of fierce clarity and originality' Newsweek 186 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # INF1000322288

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 35.32
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Kingston, Maxine Hong
Published by Picador
ISBN 10: 0330264001 ISBN 13: 9780330264006
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Picador. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0330264001 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1033263

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds