Amy Tan

Author: E. D. Huntley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313302077
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Examines the works of the Chinese American author, describing her characters, narrative strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes

Maxine Hong Kingston

Author: E. D. Huntley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313308772
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Examines the fiction and role in introducing the Asian American experience to mainstream readers through Maxine Hong Kinston and her three narrative works.

Margaret Atwood

Author: Nathalie Cooke
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328060
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Examines the works of the Canadian author, describing her characters, narrative and strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes.

James Clavell

Author: Gina Macdonald
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313294945
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The first book-length critical study of the work of cross-cultural novelist James Clavell.

Terry McMillan

Author: Paulette Richards
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313305047
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This insightful analysis explores the tremendous cross-over appeal of Terry McMillan's novels and movie adaptations.

Louise Erdrich

Author: Lorena Laura Stookey
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306129
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An insightful analysis of Louise Erdrich's writing, including her widely acclaimed, award-winning first novel, Love Medicine.

Amy Tan

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476602603
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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.

Bloom s how to Write about Amy Tan

Author: Kim Becnel
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604133082
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide to writing about the works of Amy Tan offers instructions for composing different types of essays and contains literary criticism, analysis, and suggested essay topics for individual works.

A Companion to Twentieth Century United States Fiction

Author: David Seed
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444310115
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Through a wide-ranging series of essays and relevant readings, A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction presents an overview of American fiction published since the conclusion of the First World War. Features a wide-ranging series of essays by American, British, and European specialists in a variety of literary fields Written in an approachable and accessible style Covers both classic literary figures and contemporary novelists Provides extensive suggestions for further reading at the end of each essay

Amy Tan

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Publisher: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 143814489X
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