Amy Tan (Contemporary World Writers)

Amy Tan (Contemporary World Writers)

By: Bella Adams (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


This is the most comprehensive study to date of Amy Tan's work. It offers close readings of her texts in the context of broader debates about the representation of identity, history and reality. In contrast with Tan's own American-born narrators, and mainstream critics, Bella Adams's study looks beyond the stereotypes which appear in Tan's books, and explores the ways in which Chinese immigrants and their American relatives struggle to understand each others 'best qualities' via the Chinese tradition of the 'talk story'. She emphasises Tan's American narrators' process of becoming Chinese and discovering 'real China', and the significance of the ironic staging of these moments. Students will find this study both accessible and probing, and scholars will welcome its contribution to our understanding of a significant figure in contemporary literature. -- .

About Author

Bella Adams is Lecturer in English Studies at Liverpool Hope University College -- .


Series editor's foreword Acknowledgements List of abbreviations Chronology 1. Contexts and intertexts 2. The Joy Luck Club 3. The Kitchen God's Wife 4. The Hundred Secret Senses 5. The Bonesetter's Daughter 6. Critical overview and conclusion Notes Select bibliography Index -- .

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780719062070
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780719062070
  • ISBN10: 0719062071

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly