162. Maxine Hong Kingston

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Title: MAXINE HONG KINGSTON
Author: Charles L. Crow
Year Published: 2004
Publication Number: 162
ISBN: 0884301621
ISBN-13: 9780884301622
Pages: 56
Binding: Paperback
Price: $8.50

Description: Biography and criticism of Maxine Hong Kingston (b. 1940 in Stockton, California), who became famous with the publication of The Woman Warrior(1976). Kingston has played a role in debates with Frank Chin and others over the authenticity of Asian-American writing. This booklet illuminates Kingstons California sensibility and the eclecticism of her cultural sources. Other books by Kingston include China Men (1980),Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book(1989), To Be the Poet (2002), andThe Fifth Book of Peace (2003).