'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
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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.
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Book Description Penguin (UK), 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. Bookseller Inventory # 009363
Book Description Allen Lane, London, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Thus. A hardback book with both book and jacket in very good condition, dated 1977. Memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts. Bookseller Inventory # 051293
Book Description Viking, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Little wear to boards. Content is clean and bright. Good DJ with slight toning. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9994332065
Book Description Allen Lane/ Penguin Books, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. In v. good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 030670
Book Description Allen Lane., 1977. Book Condition: Very Good. Hard Cover. Book- VG+. DJ- VG, protective covered. 8.5x5.5. 209pp. Bookseller Inventory # 1701678
Book Description Allen Lane, London, 1977. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1st UK edition, 8vo, 209pp, previous owner's name ffep o/w VG Copy in VG DJ Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 18851
Book Description London : Allen Lane, 1977. 1st UK edition. 8vo, 209 pages, not illustrated. Former library copy in very good condition with usual stamps, page edges grubby, in very good condition sleeved dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 65920
Book Description ALLEN LANE, London, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. With 209pp and in vg condition , much on a childhood filled with stories and legends of China . .HARDCOVER, VERY GOOD DUST JACKET, NO MARKINGS, VERY GOOD, EXCELLENT VALUE. Size: 9 x 5.5 INCHES, 17 X 15 CMS. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # AMZ/837
Book Description Allen Lane. Penguin Books Ltd, London, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. 1st Edition. First edition hard back; brown cloth boards, gilt lettering; book previously owned by and signed by A.S. Byatt - 'A.S. Duffy May 1978'; very slight bump to upper edge of spine o/w in excellent condition; appears unread; D/J VG+; not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 075796
Book Description Allen Lane, 1977., 1977. 8vo. Prelims. + 209pp. Original boards with gilt title to spine, in d/w. ISBN 0713910623 US$17. Bookseller Inventory # 124653