The Female "Bildungsroman" by Toni Morrison and Maxine Hong Kingston: A Postmodern Reading / Edition 2 available in Paperback
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This study traces the textual construction of identity in the female Bildungsroman of Toni Morrison and Maxine Hong Kingston. Deploying the «politics of rememory» in their textual representation of female development, Morrison and Kingston unearth the multiple layers of repressed memories, including personal stories, specific cultural history, and racial experience of African- and Asian-American women. This book analyzes the working through of repressed memories in Morrison's The Bluest Eye and Sula, and Hong Kingston's The Woman Warrior and China Men. The gap between Bildung and anti-Bildung in these texts highlights the multiple oppression faced by women of color and interrogates the established standards and value system of the hegemonic culture.
About the Author
The Author: Pin-chia Feng is an associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Chiao-Tung University in Taiwan. She maintains an ongoing research interest in the area of feminist criticism of Asian American, African-American and Caribbean literature.