The Joy Luck Club

Tan, Amy

Amy Tan, 1952–, American novelist, b. Oakland, Calif. The daughter of Chinese immigrants, she has taken for her theme the lives of Asian-Americans and the generational and cultural differences among them, concentrating on women's experiences. Tan's novels include The Joy Luck Club (1989), The Kitchen God's Wife (1991), The Hundred Secret Senses (1995), The Bonesetter's Daughter (2001), and The Valley of Amazement (2013). She has also written a children's book, The Moon Lady (1992), and essays, e.g., the autobiographical pieces collected in The Opposite of Fate (2003).

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The Joy Luck Club: Selected full-text books and articles

The Joy Luck Club: Notes By Laurie Neu Rozakis Cliffs Notes, 1994
Librarian’s tip: This is the CliffsNotes on The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan By Harold Bloom Chelsea House, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of The Joy Luck Club in multiple chapters
Amy Tan: A Critical Companion By E. D. Huntley Greenwood Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 3 "The Joy Luck Club (1988)"
Asian American Women Writers By Harold Bloom Chelsea House, 1997
Librarian’s tip: Discussion of The Joy Luck Club begins on p. 81
Memory and the Ethnic Self: Reading Amy Tan's 'The Joy Luck Club.' (Special Issue: Varieties of Ethnic Criticism) By Xu, Ben MELUS, Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring 1994
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Family Plots: The De-Oedipalization of Popular Culture By Dana Heller University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 7 "'A Possible Sharing': Ethnicizing Mother-Daughter Romance in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club"
"Only Two Kinds of Daughters": Inter-Monologue Dialogicity in 'The Joy Luck Club.'(Theory, Culture and Criticism) By Souris, Stephen MELUS, Vol. 19, No. 2, Summer 1994
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Narrative Beginnings in Amy Tan's the Joy Luck Club: A Feminist Study (1) By Romagnolo, Catherine Studies in the Novel, Vol. 35, No. 1, Spring 2003
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Private Voices, Public Lives: Women Speak on the Literary Life By Nancy Owen Nelson University of North Texas Press, 1995
Librarian’s tip: "Mother/Daughter Dialog(ic)s in, around, and about Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club" begins on p. 111
Betrayal and Other Acts of Subversion: Feminism, Sexual Politics, Asian American Women's Literature By Leslie Bow Princeton University Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: "Landscape of Emotions?: Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club" begins on p. 92
Women in Literature: Reading through the Lens of Gender By Jerilyn Fisher; Ellen S. Silber Greenwood Press, 2003
Librarian’s tip: "'Thinking Different' in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club (1989)" begins on p. 163
Imagining the Nation: Asian American Literature and Cultural Consent By David Leiwei Li Stanford University, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 5 "Genes, Generation, and Geospiritual (Be)Longings"
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