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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... learns to play chess . To comprehend complex rules , she checks out books from the library that explain the uniqueness of each chess piece and its moves . As though preparing for her career as a tax attorney , she learns " why tactics ...
... learns of her illness , tells a comic tale about Miao Tai - tai , the matchmaker , whose husband becomes so agitated at her illness and his inability to telephone a physician that he falls dead . By the time the doctor arrives , he ...
... learns the " art of invisible strength " that helps her win arguments without exerting effort ( JLC , p . 89 ) . Waverly learns to play chess from Lau Po , who teaches her at sessions in the park ( JLC , p . 97 ) . Simon Bishop is ...
Chronology of Tans Family History Life and Works
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