On several occasions maxine hong kingston made it clear that the woman warrior memoirs of a girlhood among ghosts and china men were conceived as one huge book and that she wrote much of the two books at the same time in the end this epic book project proved unwieldy and was broken up into the separate life stories of the male and female characters. In maxine hong kingstons broken book of life an intertextual study of the woman warrior and china men maureen sabine takes up kingstons challenge by doing a detailed intertextual reading of these two texts. Maxine hong kingstons broken book of life an intertextual study of the woman warrior and china men hardcover february 29 2004 by maureen sabine author visit amazons maureen sabine page find all the books read about the author and more see search results for . About the book the numerous studies of maxine hong kingstons touchstone work the woman warrior fail to take into account the stories in china men which were largely written together with those in the woman warrior but later published separately although hong kingstons decision to separate the male and female narratives enabled readers to see the strength of the resulting feminist point of . Get this from a library maxine hong kingstons broken book of life an intertextual study of the woman warrior and china men maureen sabine maureen sabines study of the woman warrior and china men aims to bring these divided texts back together with a close reading that looks for the textual traces of the father in the woman warrior
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