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Amy Tan
This paper introduces, discusses, and analyzes the life and work of author Amy Tan.
# 49922 | 1,987 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Mar 22, 2004 in Asian Studies (Asian American) , Literature (American)

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This paper provides a biography of the author, along with come critical reactions to some of her best-known works and a short analysis of "The Joy Luck Club," her first book. It explains how Amy Tan has become one of the most beloved Asian-American authors in America today. It shows how her moving novels open up Asian-American culture to many new readers and allow them to experience the joys and frustrations of Asian-Americans creating new lives for themselves in the United States.

From the Paper:

"Amy began her dreams of writing at a young age. She won an essay contest when she was only eight-years old, and she began to dream of a writing career after this, while her parents encouraged her to become a doctor or scientist and to play concert piano for a relaxing hobby. Tan lost both her brother and father to brain tumors when she was only fifteen, and after this, her mother simply returned completely to her Chinese customs, turning her back on American ways. Eventually, Tan's mother even left America, and took the children to Europe, where they eventually settled in Montreux, Switzerland."

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