Redirected from The Fifth Book of Peace). Maxine Hong Kingston (Chinese: 湯婷婷; born Maxine Ting Ting Hong; October 27, 1940) is a Chinese American author and Professor Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, where she graduated with a BA in English in 1962. Kingston has written three novels and several works of non-fiction about the experiences of Chinese Americans.
Did they really exist? She writes her own – The Fourth Book of Peace – but it's burnt to ashes in a bushfire that devastates her house, so she writes this, The Fifth Book of Peace. Maxine Hong Kingston can write fiction and non-fiction amazingly well. I love how each of her seemingly disjointed stories fits together in the end in this book. And she tackles relevant issues with grace and a constant tone that invites the reader to explore the depths of her own experience.
Topics Kingston, Maxine Hong, Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975, Authors, American, Draft resisters, Peace. Publisher New York : Alfred A. Knopf. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive.
Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned-in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Maxine Hong Kingston.
Maxine Hong Kingston's The Fifth Book of Peace exhibits a journey through human conscience. Kingston lost the manuscript to her Fourth Book of Peace in a house fire in 1991, and through the process of reviving or regurgitating the contents of the book, she came up with The Fifth Book of Peace. The book has quite a number of notable passages, and one particular passage may possibly sum up the book: "Peace begins in thought. Thoughts enworded go from mind to mind, and mind makes the world.
Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned–in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. Immediately striking about The Fifth Book of Peace is the uncanniness with which it nails the anxiety of this nation. Kingston’s stories and practices–and particularly her characters, both real and imagined–have a refreshing authenticity.
Maxine Hong Kingston can write fiction and non-fiction amazingly well. Reread this book after years away from it. I so liked The Woman Warrior and this novel/memoir is one fine book, too. Kingston takes readers into the loss of her home in Oakland CA, prey to a huge wildfire
Maxine Hong Kingston is the author of WOMAN WARRIOR and CHINA MEN. This site is maintained by th. .Mad people have only one story that they talk over and over'. from THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE (2003). Posted by the author's publisher). Vintage Books & Anchor Books. Many years later Maxine Hong Kingston wrote a Fourth Book of Peace, but it too was burned–in the catastrophic Berkeley-Oakland Hills fire of 1991, a fire that coincided with the death of her father. com. the-fif. 9780679760634.
The narrative style of The Fifth Book of Peace will seem familiar to those who’ve read Maxine Hong Kingston’s memoir The Woman Warrior. A deliberation on violence, peace and loss, the book shifts fluidly between fiction and nonfiction, wending its way through story, philosophy, history and testimony. In Fire, the book’s first nonfiction section, Kingston’s house has burned to the ground. She’s lost the jade heirloom bracelets her mother brought from China and her book manuscript ( The Fourth Book of Peace ), and she seeks solace from her mother. Don’t hun things, admonishes Brave Orchid,. Vairāk no: Maxine Hong Kingston. The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts.