ISBN 9780719062063,Amy Tan

Amy Tan

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ISBN 9780719062063

Manchester University Press

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780719062063

ISBN-10 0719062063


Number of Pages 220 Pages
Language (English)

Medical physics

This is the most comprehensive study to date of Amy Tan's work, offering 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 narrator, and mainstream critics, Bella Adams 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 other's "best qualities" via the Chinese tradition of the "talk story". She emphasizes Tan's American narrators' process of becoming Chinese and discovering "real China", and the significance of the ironic staging of these moments.

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