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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... Kwan's way of thinking . Tan skillfully scrolls out the episodic story of Kwan's past existence as Nunumu , laundress for English missionaries in the early 1860s . Olivia and Kwan shelter near caves on Thistle Mountain and await Simon's ...
... Kwan's gift for communing with the spirit world and for delivering news from the afterlife to the living . A sub- sequent story about Kwan's childhood friend Buncake departs from poignance to ambiguity because of its implication of ...
... Kwan's intense mothering . Olivia's ongoing slight fails to alter Kwan's focus on the past or to dim her faith in teaching Olivia Chinese attitudes and values . In a climactic chapter , Tan develops the purpose of the novel's title ...
Chronology of Tans Family History Life and Works
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