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The Woman Warrior (1976): Library Resources

A list of resources available through Truxal Library for researching Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior

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Reference Material

Search the Library Catalog for the following reference titles that contain material about Maxine Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior. These titles may be available in other college or public libraries.

  • American Diversity, American Identity: The Lives and Works of 145 Writers Who Define the American Experience
  • American Women Writers [vols 2, 5]
  • Backtalk: Women Writers Speak Out
  • Contemporary Authors [vol 69-72]
  • Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series [vols 13, 38, 74, 87]
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vols 12, 19, 58, 121] - check under Woman Warrior in the Cumulative Title Index, a separate paperback index that accompanies this multi-volume work
    • [vol 189] - locate the topical essay "Multiculturalism"
    • [vol 193] - locate the topical essay "Fantasy in Contemporary Literature"
  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction [vol 8]
  • Cyclopedia of World Authors [vol 3]
  • Literture and Its Times [vol 5]
  • Masterplots [vol 12]
  • Masterplots II: Nonfiction  [vol 4]
  • Masterplots II: Women's Literature Series [vol 6]
  • Maxine Hong Kingston
  • Maxine Hong Kingston: A Critical Companion
  • Modern American Literature [vol 6]
  • Novels for Students [vol 6]
  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism (TCLC) - Contains passages from literary criticism originally published in books and journals
    • [vol 114] - locate the topical essays "Food in Literature" and "Postcolonialism"
    • [vol 206] - locate the topical essay "American Immigrant Literature"
  • Women Memoirists
  • The Woman Warrior and China Men

Books & Audio/Visual Materials

Conduct a "Subject Browse" search using the Library Catalog for either:

  • Kingston, Maxine Hong
  • Chinese American families

You'll find library materials that provide biographical information about Maxine Hong Kingston, as well criticism and interpretation of her work.

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