Amy Tan: A Literary Companion
McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, 9 thg 9, 2004 - 240 trang
In the mid-1980s, Amy Tan was a successful but unhappy corporate speechwriter. By the end of the decade, she was perched firmly atop the best-seller lists with The Joy Luck Club, with more popular novels to follow. Tan's work--once pigeonholed as ethnic literature--resonates with universal themes that cross cultural and ideological boundaries, and prove wildly successful with readers of all stripes. Tender, sincere, complex, honest and uncompromising in its portrayal of Chinese culture and its affect on women, Amy Tan's work earned her both praise and excoriation from critics, adoration from fans, and a place as one of America's most notable modern writers.
This reference work introduces and summarizes Amy Tan's life, her body of literature, and her characters. The main text is comprised of entries covering characters, dates, historical figures and events, allusions, motifs and themes from her works. The entries combine critical insights with generous citations from primary and secondary sources. Each entry concludes with a selected bibliography. There is also a chronology of Tan's family history and her life. Appendices provide an overlapping timeline of historical and fictional events in Tan's work; a glossary of foreign terms found in her writing; and a list of related writing and research topics. An extensive bibliography and a comprehensive index accompany the text.
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... Chinese Siamese Cat , their second children's book . The story began as a dream that the author had about her cat Sagwa , which died three years later at age twenty - one . Tan read the text for an audio CD . At the end of a thirteen ...
... Chinese Siamese Cat ( PBS ) , a daily half - hour program for Kids ' Station . Set in ancient China , the episodes featured music , folk stories , fairy tales , and the animated adventures of a curious cat . Tan acknowledged that the ...
... Chinese Ancestry . New York : Pergamon Press , 1990 . The Chinese Siamese Cat With her second illustrated children's story , The Chinese Siamese Cat ( 1994 ) , Tan explores Asian myth with an explanation of why the term " Siamese cat ...
Chronology of Tans Family History Life and Works
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