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Amy Tan (1) (1952–)

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Image credit: Amy Tan speaks with National Book Festival Literary Director Marie Arana on the Main Stage, September 1, 2018. Photo by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress. By Library of Congress Life - 20180901SM1138.jpg, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83102549

Værker af Amy Tan

Klub Held og Glæde (1989) 17,348 eksemplarer
Benbrudslægens datter : roman (2001) 7,766 eksemplarer
Køkkengudens hustru : roman (1991) 6,841 eksemplarer
De hundrede hemmelige sanser (1995) 5,661 eksemplarer
At redde fisk fra at drukne (2005) 4,648 eksemplarer
The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings (2003) 1,876 eksemplarer
The Valley of Amazement (2013) 1,874 eksemplarer
The Moon Lady (1992) 467 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999) — Redaktør — 443 eksemplarer
The Chinese Siamese Cat (1994) 314 eksemplarer
Rules for Virgins (2011) 138 eksemplarer
The Joy Luck Club [selection] (1992) 11 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Bidragyder — 1,114 eksemplarer
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver902 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Bidragyder — 730 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Bidragyder — 470 eksemplarer
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Bidragyder — 404 eksemplarer
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Bidragyder — 361 eksemplarer
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Bidragyder — 142 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 1991 (1991) — Bidragyder — 142 eksemplarer
Leaving Home: Stories (1997) — Bidragyder — 115 eksemplarer
The Joy Luck Club [1993 film] (1994) — Original book — 103 eksemplarer
Growing up Asian American: An Anthology (1993) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer
The Simpsons: Season 12 (1990) — Guest Star — 55 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Bidragyder — 55 eksemplarer
What’s Language Got to Do with It? (2005) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat: Acrobat Cats (2002) — Bidragyder — 45 eksemplarer
Big City Cool: Short Stories About Urban Youth (2002) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
Under Western Eyes: Personal Essays from Asian America (1995) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Asian-American Literature: An Anthology (2000) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors (2014) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
An Introduction To: The Joy Luck Club (2006) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Whole Pieces (1990) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Read 80 of the 400 pages. Couldn’t get into it. DNF
ChristineMiller47 | 78 andre anmeldelser | Nov 25, 2023 |
This is fascinating story of women during war time in China. You learn about the many ways women learn how to survive. Being resourceful and looking out for each other, are things that are needed to survive wartime. This story stayed with me for long time.
CascadeHouse | 78 andre anmeldelser | Nov 20, 2023 |
The structuring of this 'novel' intrigues me: four pairs of mother-daughter, two stories allocated to each individual, adding up to sixteen stories spread across four delineated sections. As balance is a recurring theme, I wonder whether there isn't some unstated significance to this? Each of the sixteen chapters is a wonderful whole and delicately written with its own beginning and end; any one of them could be excerpted and presented independently. The challenge lies in remembering whose daughter or mother is whose, and filtering which stories I'd already read that belonged to them. I was frequently flipping back to confirm these things, or referencing the helpful list at the front that pairs the mother-daughter sets, so I'd not recommend an e-book version.

In the first section we're providing with the background of the mothers' lives in China, with exposure to the different place and culture they grew up in, the hardships unique to those circumstances that they had to overcome - fleeing from war, or an arranged marriage, etc. In the second section we're given the childhood perspective of their daughters: children who do not know or understand this background we've been given, trying to interpret and absorb their mothers' lessons as they are growing up in America. The third section presents the daughters as adults probing in search of new adult relationships with their mothers (including my favourite chapter, "Four Directions"). The concluding section belongs again to the mothers, completing their stories by describing how they came to America. For all that the daughters feel burdened by what their mothers say, they've little idea about the weight of what has not been told.

The result is eight well-rounded characters: four who are wise with age, and four who have struggled under the shadow of that wisdom but are beginning to find their own. Four pairings that complement one another to produce a fulsome picture of Chinese immigration and integration with the West, but also a wonderful portrait of mother-daughter relationships and the handing down of knowledge and culture.
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Cecrow | 197 andre anmeldelser | Oct 20, 2023 |
I love Amy Tan, well everything but her love for Vladimir Nabokov. Full of great nuggets and insight.
MsTera | 35 andre anmeldelser | Oct 10, 2023 |


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