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Maxine hong kingston burst on the literary scene in 1976 with her book, the woman warrior the national book foundation's medal for distinguished contribution to american letters. This year, kingston's memoir, the woman warrior, turned 40 — an anniversary that slipped by silently in 1976, when it emerged, the literary landscape was caked and compressed with white. In my thesis i examine how maxine hong kingston depicts a young girl's tough search for self-identity in her book the woman warrior: memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts (1975.
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This study guide and infographic for maxine hong kingston's the woman warrior offer summary and analysis on themes, symbols, and other literary devices found in the text. The woman warrior by maxine hong kingston kingston uses autobiography to create identity and therefore breaks out of the silence that has bound her culturally to. By judy huang '01 the woman warrior, by maxine hong kingston, was published to great popular acclaim to very varied audiences, kingston's work seemed to embody the views of a certain population of chinese-american women.
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