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The Bonesetter's Daughter

The Bonesetter's Daughter
A Book

by Amy Tan

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2001-02-19
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1101202955
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A mother and daughter find what they share in their bones in this compelling novel from the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir. Ruth Young and her widowed mother have always had a difficult relationship. But when she discovers writings that vividly describe her mother’s tumultuous life growing up in China, Ruth discovers a side of LuLing that she never knew existed. Transported to a backwoods village known as Immortal Heart, Ruth learns of secrets passed along by a mute nursemaid, Precious Auntie; of a cave where dragon bones are mined; of the crumbling ravine known as the End of the World; and of the curse that LuLing believes she released through betrayal. Within the calligraphied pages awaits the truth about a mother's heart, secrets she cannot tell her daughter, yet hopes she will never forget... Conjuring the pain of broken dreams and the power of myths, The Bonesetter’s Daughter is an excavation of the human spirit: the past, its deepest wounds, its most profound hopes.

A Study Guide for Amy Tan's "The Bonesetter's Daughter"

A Study Guide for Amy Tan's 'The Bonesetter's Daughter'
A Book

by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2015-09-24
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 1410319709
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for Amy Tan's "The Bonesetter's Daughter," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Amy Tan's "The Bonesetter's Daughter"

A Study Guide for Amy Tan's 'The Bonesetter's Daughter'
A Book

by Cengage Learning Gale

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-07-25
  • Pages : 50
  • ISBN : 9781375397155
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for Amy Tan's "The Bonesetter's Daughter," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Bonesetter's Daughter Sparknotes Literature Guide

The Bonesetter's Daughter Sparknotes Literature Guide
A Book

by Sparknotes

  • Publisher : Spark Notes
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9781411480285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes give you just what you need to succeed in school: Complete Plot Summary and Analysis Key Facts About the Work Analysis of Major Characters Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Explanation of Important Quotations Author's Historical Context Suggested Essay Topics 25-Question Review Quiz The Bonesetter's Daughter features explanations of key themes, motifs, and symbols including: mother-daughter relationships; resilience; secrecy; ghosts; the pearl necklace; the oracle bone. It also includes detailed analysis of these important characters: Ruth Young; Luling Young; Precious Auntie.

NOVELS FOR STUDENTS

NOVELS FOR STUDENTS
A Study Guide for Amy Tan's "the Bonesetter's Daughter."

by CENGAGE LEARNING. GALE

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781535818100
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Spirituality

Spirituality
A Womanist Reading of Amy Tan's "The Bonesetter's Daughter"

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This thesis investigates the womanist theme of spirituality in Amy Tan's novel, The Bonesetter's Daughter. Spirituality unfolds in five linked themes: ghosts, ghostwriting, nature, bones, and memory. In structure, the thesis is composed of four parts. The Introduction proposes spirituality as a womanist way of reading The Bonesetter's Daughter. Chapter one investigates how the spirit of Gu Liu Xin, the Chinese grandmother, plays a critical role in developing the psychological integrity of Ruth Luyi Young, the American-born Chinese granddaughter. The second chapter examines how Gu Liu Xin's ghost helps to guide LuLing Liu Young, Liu Xin's daughter and Ruth's mother, out of the hazardous situation in China, and how Gu's spirit sustains LuLing in times of alienation and hardship in America. The thesis concludes that spirituality is essential for a subjugated woman character to achieve her personal and political freedom as well as her physical and spiritual wholeness.

Amy Tan

Amy Tan
A Book

by Bella Adams

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2005-07-22
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9780719062070
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is the first study to cover Tan's entire oeuvre, and offers students and general readers an accessible, probing analysis of Tan's highly successful novels within broader debates about the representation of identity, history and reality.

The Gift of Story

The Gift of Story
Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World

by Emily Griesinger,Mark A. Eaton

  • Publisher : Baylor University Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN : 1932792473
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Gift of Story brings contemporary literature and film into conversation with the grand Christian narrative. This book examines the specific connections between contemporary cultural meta-narratives (the stories humans typically tell about themselves) and the ideas of hope found in Christianity. Despite postmodernism's skepticism about narrative, the dialogue with contemporary fiction, drama, music and film demonstrates that the Christian story can engender and sustain hope.

Reading Amy Tan

Reading Amy Tan
A Book

by Lan Dong

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 0313355460
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a critical introduction to the work of the Chinese-American author, discussing her five novels, her short stories, her characters, language, and major themes.

Bonesetter's Daughter

Bonesetter's Daughter
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780756990220
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oral and Written Narratives and Cultural Identity

Oral and Written Narratives and Cultural Identity
Interdisciplinary Approaches

by Francisco Cota Fagundes,Irene Maria Blayer

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN : 9780820488615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This interdisciplinary volume centers on the interrelations of storytelling and various manifestations of cultural identity, from written to oral and from autobiographical to regional and national. Indigenous storytelling, as well as storytelling for and by children and the elderly, are the main focus of these essays. Together, these fifteen texts make a significant contribution toward a deeper understanding of various aspects of textual and oral narrative: they broaden the lines of inquiry into multidisciplinary and multicultural interests, particularly those centering on the construction, expression, and contextualization of various types of identity; and they illustrate the deployment of storytelling not only as testimony, contestation, and subversion - but also as peacebuilding. Many countries, languages and cultures are herein represented - from the United States and Canada to Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia, from English to Japanese to Greek to Italian to the languages of indigenous peoples of Latin America and the Philippines.

Making the Silenced Heard

Making the Silenced Heard
Interrelationship of "unspeakability" and Female Consciousness in Amy Tan's the Bonesetter's Daughter

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club
A Book

by Amy Tan

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2008-12-26
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1407072854
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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‘The Joy Luck Club is an ambitious saga that’s impossible to read without wanting to call your Mum’ Stylist Discover Amy Tan’s moving and poignant tale of immigrant Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, meet weekly to play mahjong and tell stories of what they left behind in China. United in loss and new hope for their daughters' futures, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Their daughters, who have never heard these stories, think their mothers' advice is irrelevant to their modern American lives - until their own inner crises reveal how much they've unknowingly inherited of their mothers' pasts.

The Kitchen God's Wife

The Kitchen God's Wife
A Novel

by Amy Tan

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2006-09-21
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 110100715X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the same narrative skills and evocative powers that made her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, a national bestseller, Tan now tells the story of Winnie Louie, an aging Chinese woman unfolding a life's worth of secrets to her suspicious, Americanized daughter.

Reading and Interpreting the Works of Amy Tan

Reading and Interpreting the Works of Amy Tan
A Book

by Audrey Borus

  • Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
  • Release : 2016-07-15
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0766079163
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Amy Tan was born to Chinese immigrants who worked hard to fulfill their own version of the American Dream. After tragedy befell her family when she was a teenager, a tumultuous period followed in which Tan and her mother often clashed. This text reveals how biographical elements like these largely influenced the recurring themes in many of her novels. Tan's unique view on the Chinese-American experience and mother-daughter relationships, along with her use of setting, point of view, and a unique writing style are closely examined through excerpts from the books as well as critical analysis. Quotations from Tan herself help readers gain a better understanding and appreciation for this critically acclaimed author.

Fate! Luck! Chance!

Fate! Luck! Chance!
Amy Tan, Stewart Wallace, and the Making of The Bonesetter's Daughter

by Ken Smith

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books Llc
  • Release : 2008-08-20
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Accompanied by Tan's complete libretto for the opera, an intriguing study follows the process of translating Amy Tan's best-selling novel, The Bonesetter's Daughter, into a new opera to debut in 2008 at the San Francisco Opera, examining the entire creative process, the collaboration between Tan and composer Stewart Wallace, and more.

The Non-literate Other

The Non-literate Other
Readings of Illiteracy in Twentieth-century Novels in English

by Helga Ramsey-Kurz

  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2007-01
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN : 904202240X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Public debates on the benefits and dangers of mass literacy prompted nineteenth-century British authors to write about illiteracy. Since the early twentieth century writers outside Europe have paid increasing attention to the subject as a measure both of cultural dependence and independence. So far literary studies has taken little notice of this.The Non-Literate Other: Readings of Illiteracy in Twentieth-Century Novels in English offers explanations for this lack of interest in illiteracy amongst scholars of literature, and attempts to remedy this neglect by posing the question of how writers use their literacy to write about a condition radically unlike their own. Answers to this question are given in the analysis of nineteen works featuring illiterates yet never before studied for doing so. The book explores the scriptlessness of Neanderthals in William Golding, of barbarians in Angela Carter, David Malouf, and J.M. Coetzee, of African natives in Joseph Conrad and Chinua Achebe, of Maoris in Patricia Grace and Chippewas in Louise Erdrich, of fugitive or former slaves and their descendants in Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, and Ernest Gaines, of Untouchables in Mulk Raj Anand and Salman Rushdie, and of migrants in Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa, and Amy Tan. In so doing it conveys a clear sense of the complexity and variability of the phenomenon of non-literacy as well as its fictional resourcefulness.

Companion to Literature

Companion to Literature
Facts on File Companion to the American Short Story

by Abby H. P. Werlock

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 842
  • ISBN : 143812743X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.

Saving Fish from Drowning

Saving Fish from Drowning
A Book

by Amy Tan

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2005-10-18
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1440627606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A provocative novel from the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter's Daughter. On an ill-fated art expedition into the southern Shan state of Burma, eleven Americans leave their Floating Island Resort for a Christmas-morning tour and disappear. Through twists of fate, curses, and just plain human error, they find themselves deep in the jungle, where they encounter a tribe awaiting the return of the leader and the mythical book of wisdom that will protect them from the ravages and destruction of the Myanmar military regime. Saving Fish from Drowning seduces the reader with a fagade of Buddhist illusions, magician's tricks, and light comedy, even as the absurd and picaresque spiral into a gripping morality tale about the consequences of intentions—both good and bad—and about the shared responsibility that individuals must accept for the actions of others. A pious man explained to his followers: "It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. 'Don't be scared,' I tell those fishes. 'I am saving you from drowning.' Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything, I take those dead fishes to market and I sell them for a good price. With the money I receive, I buy more nets so I can save more fishes."

Race and Identity in Toni Morrison's and Amy Tan's Novels

Race and Identity in Toni Morrison's and Amy Tan's Novels
Cultural Criticism in The Bluest Eye and The Bonesetter's Daughter : Diplomska Nalaoga

by Sandra Žeželj

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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