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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... Chwun Hwa and Chwun Yu , whom Suyuan left behind during a national panic . These extraordinary examples of devotion and for- titude elevate women in a society that traditionally overlooks their potential and negates their contributions ...
... Su . The trial by food swings back to favor the mother as Waverly's fiancé makes gaffe after gaffe at din- ner ... Yu and Chwun Hwa , Suyuan's grown twin daugh- ters , arrives from Shanghai , Lindo replies as though Suyuan were ...
... Su ” Li = Canning Woo officer of | founded Joy b . 1916 ; Kuomintang ; | Luck Club ; nephew uncles families killed in ... Chwun Yu b . 1944 ; abandoned in 1945 and reared by Mei Ching and Mei Han in a cave Jing - mei " June May " Woo b ...
Chronology of Tans Family History Life and Works
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