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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... Helen's misidentification of Pearl's disease as " multiple neurosis , ” Helen's " B nine " brain tumor , Cleo Brandt's interest in dingbats at the zoo , and Winnie's memories of luxuries during wartime , which she com- pares to a ...
... Helen Kwong is an energizer to the plot of The Kitchen God's Wife ( 1991 ) . In the opinion of her friend Winnie , Helen was born to good luck . Because she has maintained an ipso facto kinship with Winnie from before the Sino- Japanese ...
... Helen Kwong's pretense of being Pearl's aunt . At Bao - bao's engagement party , an obligatory family gathering , Helen uses her own benign brain tumor as an excuse to prod Pearl into telling all to Winnie before the dawning of Chinese ...
Chronology of Tans Family History Life and Works
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