The Resource UNDERSTANDING MAXINE HONG KINGSTON

UNDERSTANDING MAXINE HONG KINGSTON

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UNDERSTANDING MAXINE HONG KINGSTON
Title
UNDERSTANDING MAXINE HONG KINGSTON
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Language
eng
Summary
Maxine Hong Kingston is known for using a distinctive blend of autobiography, fantasy, and folklore to explore the history, experience, and identity of Chinese Americans. This is exemplified in her first book, The Woman Warrior, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction, a bestseller, and a staple on college and university syllabi. Although The Woman Warrior is by far her most celebrated book, Kingston has penned a wide range of essays, fiction, and poetry, including China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, Hawai'i One Summer, To Be a Poet, The Fifth Book of Peace, I Love a Broad Margin to My Life, and the edited volume Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace. Understanding Maxine Hong Kingston is the first book-length work to examine the entirety of Kingston's literary career, from The Woman Warrior to her most recent volume of poetry. Julia H. Lee weaves together scholarly assessments, interviews, biographical information, and her own critical analysis to provide a complete and complex picture of Kingston's works and its impact on memoir, feminist fiction, Asian American literature, and postmodern literature. Lee examines the influence that previous generations of Asian American authors, feminism, and antiwar activism have had on Kingston's work. Offering important contextual information about Kingston's life, Lee shows how it has so often served as a starting point for Kingston's writing. Also studied are her complex attitudes toward genre, and her ever-evolving identity as a novelist, essayist, memoirist, and poet. A comprehensive bibliography of critical secondary sources will be an invaluable resource for readers and critics of Kingston's works
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Midwest
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Lee, Julia H
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Kingston, Maxine Hong
  • Women and literature
  • Chinese Americans in literature
Target audience
adult
Label
UNDERSTANDING MAXINE HONG KINGSTON
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12067395
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611178548
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12067395
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12067395
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
UNDERSTANDING MAXINE HONG KINGSTON
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12067395
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611178548
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12067395
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12067395
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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