Amy Tan

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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Amy Tan: Selected full-text books and articles

Reading Amy Tan By Lan Dong Libraries Unlimited, 2009
Amy Tan: A Critical Companion By E. D. Huntley Greenwood Press, 1998
Amy Tan By Harold Bloom Chelsea House, 2001
The Joy Luck Club: Notes By Laurie Neu Rozakis Cliffs Notes, 1994
Librarian’s tip: This is the CliffsNotes on The Joy Luck Club
Asian American Women Writers By Harold Bloom Chelsea House, 1997
Librarian’s tip: "Amy Tan" begins on p. 81
The Silencing Effect of Canonicity: Authorship and the Written Word in Amy Tan's Novels By Dunick, Lisa M. S MELUS, Vol. 31, No. 2, Summer 2006
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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
"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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"Chinese and Dogs" in Amy Tan's the Hundred Secret Senses: Ethnicizing the Primitive a la New Age By Ma, Sheng-mei MELUS, Vol. 26, No. 1, Spring 2001
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Representing History in Amy Tan's the Kitchen God's Wife By Adams, Bella MELUS, Vol. 28, No. 2, Summer 2003
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The Deathly Embrace: Orientalism and Asian American Identity By Sheng-Mei Ma University of Minnesota Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Five "The Chinese Siamese Cat: Chinoiserie and Ethnic Stereotypes"
Cultural Translation and the Exorcist: A Reading of Kingston's and Tan's Ghost Stories By Lee, Ken-fang MELUS, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer 2004
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Chinese American Women, Language, and Moving Subjectivity By Chen, Victoria Women and Language, Vol. 18, No. 1, Spring 1995
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Asian American Novelists: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook By Emmanuel S. Nelson Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Amy Tan" begins on p. 365
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