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Amy Tan

Amy Tan

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI have long been a fan, M and I (and Tess and a number of others) having wept through the final scenes of the excellent movie of The Joy Luck Club. Recently I bought (at the remainder shop) her book of memoirs and essays The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings (2003) and recommend it highly. Read it for the sheer pleasure, and to be disabused of much crap (some of it well-meaning) about “being multicultural” and about “being Chinese”. Read it for her words on being a writer, some of the best I have ever read on the subject. And read her novels.
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Posted by on August 3, 2005 in America, Asian, book reviews, Chinese and China, Fiction, literary theory/criticism, Multicultural, writers