The Hundred Secret Senses

Author: Amy Tan
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101202944
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The Hundred Secret Senses is an exultant novel about China and America, love and loyalty, the identities we invent and the true selves we discover along the way. Olivia Laguni is half-Chinese, but typically American in her uneasiness with her patchwork family. And no one in Olivia's family is more embarrassing to her than her half-sister, Kwan Li. For Kwan speaks mangled English, is cheerfully deaf to Olivia's sarcasm, and sees the dead with her "yin eyes." Even as Olivia details the particulars of her decades-long grudge against her sister (who, among other things, is a source of infuriatingly good advice), Kwan Li is telling her own story, one that sweeps us into the splendor, squalor, and violence of Manchu China. And out of the friction between her narrators, Amy Tan creates a work that illuminates both the present and the past sweetly, sadly, hilariously, with searing and vivid prose. "Truly magical...unforgettable...this novel...shimmer[s] with meaning."--San Diego Tribune "The Hundred Secret Senses doesn't simply return to a world but burrows more deeply into it, following new trails to fresh revelations."--Newsweek

A Study Guide For Amy Tan S The Hundred Secret Senses

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Editor: Gale Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410348695
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A Study Guide for Amy Tan's "The Hundred Secret Senses," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Reading Amy Tan

Author: Lan Dong
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313355460
Size: 11,21 MB
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Presents a critical introduction to the work of the Chinese-American author, discussing her five novels, her short stories, her characters, language, and major themes.

Encyclopedia Of The American Novel

Author: Abby H. P. Werlock
Editor: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 143814069X
Size: 14,75 MB
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Provides a comprehensive reference to the novel in American literature with over 900 entries containing critical analyses and synopses of individual novels, novelist biographies, essays on fiction genres, and more.

Amy Tan

Author: Bella Adams
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719062070
Size: 10,40 MB
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The first study of Amy Tan's entire oeuvre, with individual chapters on The Joy Luck Club, The kitchen god's wife, The hundred secret senses and The bonesetter's daughter. The book offers close readings of her work in the context of broader debates about the representation of identity, history and reality.

Bloom S How To Write About Amy Tan

Author: Kim Becnel
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1604133082
Size: 20,28 MB
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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.

Amy Tan

Author: E. D. Huntley
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313302077
Size: 11,63 MB
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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

Uncertain Mirrors

Author: Jesús Benito
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9042026014
Size: 10,96 MB
Format: PDF
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Uncertain Mirrors realigns magical realism within a changing critical landscape, from Aristotelian mimesis to Adorno’s concept of negative dialectics. In between, the volume traverses a vast theoretical arena, from postmodernism and postcolonialism to Lévinasian philosophy and eco-criticism. The volume opens and closes with dialectical instability, as it recasts the mutability of the term “mimesis” as both a “world-reflecting” and a “world-creating” mechanism. Magical realism, the authors contend, offers another stance of the possible; it also situates the reader at a hybrid aesthetic matrix inextricably linked to postcolonial theory, postmodernism, Bakhtinian theory, and quantum physics. As Uncertain Mirrors explores, magical realist texts partake of modernist exhaustion as much as of postmodernist replenishment, yet they stem from a different “location of culture” and “direction of culture;” they offer complex aesthetic artifacts that, in their recreation of alternative geographic and semiotic spaces, dislocate hegemonic texts and ideologies. Their unrealistic excess effects a breach in the totalized unity represented by 19th century realism, and plays the dissonant chord of the particular and the non-identical.

The Kitchen God S Wife

Author: Amy Tan
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101007150
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With the same narrative skills and evocative powers that made her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, a national bestseller, Tan now tells the story of Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.

The Joy Luck Club

Author: Amy Tan
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407072854
Size: 12,35 MB
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30th ANNIVERSARY EDITION: WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Amy Tan’s moving and poignant tale of immigrant Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters that inspired the BAFTA nominated film In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters' futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories, think their mothers' advice is irrelevant to their modern American lives - until their own inner crises reveal how much they've unknowingly inherited of their mothers' pasts. ‘The Joy Luck Club is an ambitious saga that’s impossible to read without wanting to call your Mum’ Stylist