Amy Tan: A Literary Companion (Mcfarland Literary Companions)
Mary Ellen SnodgrassISBN: 0786420138;
Book DescriptionIn 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...
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