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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... women paid the price of the pioneer , a motif the author characterizes in the life of immigrant matriarch Lindo Jong , who lived in poverty before leaving the motherland for a freer life in America . A valuable model for women seeking ...
... women and children escaping feudal marriage . New Aunt calls her daughter a bad influence and blames Communists for ... women's acceptance of a punitive patriarchy dat- ing into the early days of the Ching dynasty ( 1644–1912 ) . Tan ...
... women at the forefront of female liberation face alienation and disillusion by being in a minuscule vanguard . By way of explanation , Winnie exalts her own mother for bravery and condemns Con- fucianism for promoting a caste system ...
Chronology of Tans Family History Life and Works
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