Bloom s how to Write about Amy Tan

Sample Topics: 1. Amy Tan: Analyze and evaluate the way that the author Amy Tan functions as a character in this collection of essays about herself and her experiences. In a way, Amy Tan herself becomes a character in this volume of ...

Author: Kim Becnel

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781604133080

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

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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 New Edition

Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom ... (Blooms's modern critical views) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-60413-179-6 ((hardcover: alk. ... Tan, Amy—Criticism and interpretation. 2.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438117133

Category: Chinese American women in literature

Page: 215

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William Shakespeare is defined by his tragedies. This title includes full-length critical essays that take up the Bard's tragic dramas, offering perspectives on the fated lives of King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony, and Cleopatra, and the many other vibrantly flawed personages he introduced to the world stage.

The Frugal Librarian

Thriving in Tough Economic Times American Library Association Carol Smallwood ... Bloom's How to Write about Amy Tan and other volumes in the Bloom's How to Write about Major Authors series (Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2008–2011), ...

Author: Carol Smallwood

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838910757

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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Tackles issues on managing library resources and patrons' needs during economic downturns through essays written by librarians on topics such as grant writing, cancellation decision-making, shared resources, and inexpensive professional development.

The Inscrutably Chinese Church

Amy Tan, Maxine Hong Kingston, and most of the other writers we have discussed here struggle with the issue of authenticity when they write about mainland China. Ha Jin, for obvious reasons, has particular strength in the area of ...

Author: Nathan Faries

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739139592

Category: Religion

Page: 310

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The 'Inscrutably Chinese' Church will move readers nearer to the Chinese Christian experience, help foreign readers to see more clearly how Chinese Christians view their government and themselves in relation to those ruling powers. It is the division between insider points of view and those from the outside to which the subtitle of this book refers, and this is a gap in understanding which this book attempts to close.

Positioning the New

21 15 16 17 Lisa M.S. Dunick, “The Silencing Effect of Canonicity: Authorship and the Written Word in Amy Tan's Novels.” Bloom's Critical Views: Amy Tan—New Edition, ed. Harold Bloom (New York: Infobase ...

Author: Elisabetta Marino

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443825474

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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This ground-breaking edited volume includes chapters which explore the past, present and future position of Chinese American authors within the framework of what Harold Bloom identifies as the “Western literary canon.” These selections, which simultaneously represent the exciting “transnational turn” in American literary studies, not only examine whether or not Chinese American literature is inside or outside the canon, but also question if there is, or should be, a literary canon at all. Moreover, they dissect the canonicity of Chinese American literature by elucidating the social, political and cultural implications of inclusion in the canon. Ultimately, however, this collection is designed as a preliminary step towards exploring the impact of Chinese American literature on the white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant-dominated American literary world, and probing the by-products of both cultural fusion and cultural collision.

The Joy Luck Club Amy Tan

Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom ... Are there similarities and/or differences in their writing strategies/tactics, stories, experiences? What type of identification and valorization of a women's culture is ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438113968

Category: Chinese Americans in literature

Page: 233

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-- Presents the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature. -- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism. -- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index

Amy Tan s The Joy Luck Club

Harold Bloom. warnings increased the chances for collective survival; and repeating the stories of marginalized and oppressed peoples helped to ensure an authentic recording of history. Amy Tan knows this tradition, and, in writing The ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781604135749

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 145

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An overview of the novel features a biographical sketch of the author, a list of characters, a summary of the plot, and critical and analytical views of the work.

The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films

Since the latter's success, a sequel to The Joy Luck Club with the original cast is under consideration at the time of this writing. Bibliography Bloom, Harold, ed. Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club. Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 2002.

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538115527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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The treatment—and mistreatment—of women throughout history continues to be a necessary topic of discussion, in order for progress to be made and equality to be achieved. While current articles and books expose troubling truths of the gender divide, modern cinema continues to provide problematic depictions of such behavior—with a few heartening exceptions. The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films closely examines the many, pervasive forms of sexism in contemporary productions—from clueless comedies to superhero blockbusters. In more than 130 entries, this volume explores a number of cinematic grievances including: the objectification of women’s bodies the limited character types available for female performers the lack of sexual diversity on the screen the limited range of desirable traits for female performers the use of gratuitous sex the narrow focus on heteronormative depictions of courtship and romance The films discussed here include As Good as It Gets (1999), Beauty and The Beast (2017), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Do the Right Thing (1989), Easy A (2010), The Forty-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Hidden Figures (2016), Lost in Translation (2003), Mulholland Drive (2001), Showgirls (1995), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Star Wars (1977), Thelma & Louise (1991), Tootsie (1982), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and 9 to 5 (1980). By digging deeply into more insidious forms of sexual/gender discrimination, this book illuminates one more aspect of women’s lives that deserves to be understood. Offering insights and analysis from more than fifty contributors, The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films will appeal to scholars of cinema, gender studies, women’s studies, and cultural history.

Translational Spaces

References Cai, Jun (2006) “序言” (Preface), in Tan Enmei (Amy Tan) ... Chen, Victoria (2001) “Chinese American Women, Language, and Moving Subjectivity,” in Harold Bloom (ed.) Amy Tan, Philadelphia, PA: Chelsea House, 83–92.

Author: Yifeng Sun

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000337563

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

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This book explores the concept of space, or rather spaces, in relation to translation, to construct a conceptual framework for research to better understand and solve translation problems. A number of interrelated spatial perspectives on translation supported by empirical evidence are presented to help better understand the complexities between China and West in cultural exchanges and to offer a way of explaining what happens to translation and why it takes on a particular form. In the chequered history of Chinese-Western cultural exchange, effective communication has remained a great challenge exacerbated by the ultimate inescapability of linguistic and cultural incommensurability. It is therefore necessary to develop conceptual tools that can help shed light on the interactive association between performativity and space in translation. Despite the unfailing desire to connect with the world, transnational resistance is still underway in China. Further attempts are required to promote a convergence of Chinese and Western translation theories in general and to confront problems arising from translation practice in particular. This work will be of interest to students and scholars in translation studies around the world, as well as those working in cultural studies and cross-cultural communication studies.

Writers Without Borders

Writing and Teaching Writing in Troubled Times Lynn Z. Bloom ... Jamaica Kincaid, Barbara Kingsolver, Scott Russell Sanders, David Sedaris, Shelby Steele, Amy Tan, David Foster Wallace—and Jhumpa Lahiri, if only she'd write more essays.

Author: Lynn Z. Bloom

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602350618

Category: Education

Page: 244

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In Writers Without Borders: Writing and Teaching Writing in Troubled Times, Lynn Z. Bloom presents groundbreaking research on the nature of essays and on the political, philosophical, ethical, and pragmatic considerations that influence how we read, write, and teach them in times troubled by terrorism, transgressive students, and uses and abuses of the Internet. Writers Without Borders reinforces Bloom’s reputation for presenting innovative and sophisticated research with a writer’s art and a teacher’s heart. Each of the eleven essays addresses in its own way the essay itself as one way to live and learn with others.