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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... novel , reflect elements of her own personality and experience . March 22 , 1989 Tan issued The Joy Luck Club , a cross - cultural feminist novel endorsed on the dust jacket by Louise Erdrich , Alice Hoffman , and Alice Walker . It ...
... novel launched a cultural revolution by introducing readers to ethnic scenarios . A handful of exacting Asian - American critics dismissed the work as dumbed - down Orientalism suited to Caucasian read- ers . Sau - ling Cynthia Wong ...
... novel . She concludes that the novel is " a picture of secrets and tragedies , the reasons that warnings have been passed along in our family like heirlooms " ( p . 90 ) . Her statement indicates that talk - story , emotions , and ...
Chronology of Tans Family History Life and Works
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