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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... Ling , Tan's ghosts are “ what remains of a living person after her spirit has suffered the worst that it can endure " ( Ling , p . 135 ) . Upon her unnamed mother's return in 1923 in foreign clothes , nine - year - old An - mei sees ...
... Ling , like Winnie Louie in The Kitchen God's Wife , must plot an exit strategy . After seeking the forgiveness of her father and Precious Auntie , LuLing sells a valuable ora- cle bone and fends off Fu Nan with enough cash to feed his ...
... Ling's success in building a nest egg from investments in treasury bills and blue chip stocks based on guidance from Ruth's act as the go - between for the spirit world . In reference to the superstitions of her mother that preceded the ...
Chronology of Tans Family History Life and Works
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