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Amy Tan (1) (1952–)

Autor(a) de The Joy Luck Club

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32+ Works 48,809 Membros 725 Reviews

About the Author

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

Obras de Amy Tan

The Joy Luck Club (1989) 17,644 cópias
The Bonesetter's Daughter (2001) 7,923 cópias
The Kitchen God's Wife (1991) 6,951 cópias
The Hundred Secret Senses (1995) 5,739 cópias
Saving Fish from Drowning (2005) 4,733 cópias
The Valley of Amazement (2013) 1,956 cópias
The Moon Lady (1992) 482 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999) — Editor — 454 cópias
The Chinese Siamese Cat (1994) 322 cópias
Rules for Virgins (2011) 140 cópias
The Backyard Bird Chronicles (2024) 75 cópias

Associated Works

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 1,136 cópias
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições926 cópias
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 752 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 481 cópias
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuinte — 414 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuinte — 368 cópias
The Best American Essays 1991 (1991) — Contribuinte — 144 cópias
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contribuinte — 142 cópias
Leaving Home: Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
The Joy Luck Club [1993 film] (1994) — Original book — 105 cópias
Growing up Asian American: An Anthology (1993) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (2011) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
The Simpsons: Season 12 (1990) — Guest Star — 56 cópias
What’s Language Got to Do with It? (2005) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Sagwa, The Chinese Siamese Cat: Acrobat Cats (2002) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Big City Cool: Short Stories About Urban Youth (2002) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Under Western Eyes: Personal Essays from Asian America (1995) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Asian-American Literature: An Anthology (2000) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors (2014) — Contribuinte — 28 cópias
An Introduction To: The Joy Luck Club (2006) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Whole Pieces (1990) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Tan, Amy Ruth
Outros nomes
Tán Enmei
Data de nascimento
USA (birth)
Local de nascimento
Oakland, California, USA
Locais de residência
Oakland, California, USA
Santa Clara, California, USA
Montreux, Switzerland
San Jose, California, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
New York, New York, USA (mostrar todas 7)
Sausalito, California, USA
Institut Monte Rosa, Montreux, Switzerland
Linfield College, Oregon, USA
San Jose City College, San Jose, California, USA
San Jose State University (BA|English and linguistics)
San Jose State University (MA|Linguistics)
University of California, Santa Cruz (mostrar todas 7)
University of California, Berkeley
language development specialist
business writer
fiction writer
Rock Bottom Remainders (band)
American Bird Conservancy (board member)
The Community of Writers (board member)
Academy of Achievement (1996)
Carl Sandburg Literary Award (2021)
National Humanities Medal (2021)
Sandy Dijkstra [literary] (Dijkstra Literary Agency)
Elise Capron [literary] (Dijkstra Literary Agency)
Steven Barclay [speaking] (Steven Barclay Agency)
Eliza Fischer [speaking] (Steven Barclay Agency)
Pequena biografia
Amy Tan says on her own website (http://www.amytan.net/) that those who want to know her official biography should read her book The Opposite of Fate. There is a good short synopsis on her website. She makes a disclaimer that many other websites, including Wikipedia, have made erroneous statements about her life. She has asked not to publish any biographical information, and her website is restricted material. -TerenceHearsay



130 pages in; boring.
Abcdarian | outras 86 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
2-1/2 stars. I would have liked this better if I had realized early on that a lot of it was meant to be light & amusing. I was distracted by the early introduction of apparent tragedy.
Abcdarian | outras 100 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
Un lugar llamado nada - Amy Tan
Publicado: 2005 | 444 páginas
Novela Drama
Doce amigos estadounidenses están a punto de emprender el viaje de su vida desde el pie del Himalaya en China hacia las selvas inexploradas de Brimania para profundizar en el arte y la cultura de ambos países. La mañana del día de Navidad,...

Un lugar llamado nada
Amy Tan /agwLhttHn
Publicado: 2005 | 444 páginas
Novela Drama

Doce amigos estadounidenses están a punto de emprender el viaje de su vida desde el pie del Himalaya en China hacia las selvas inexploradas de Brimania para profundizar en el arte y la cultura de ambos países. La mañana del día de Navidad, todos menos uno inician una excursión de medio día, pero ya no regresan. Se encuentran en medio de la selva, en un poblado secreto donde se oculta una tribu medio extinguida que ve en uno de ellos a su salvador, el líder que han estado esperando para que les proteja de la violencia del régimen militar birmano.… (mais)
libreriarofer | outras 100 resenhas | Apr 24, 2024 |
The Backyard Bird Chronicles by Amy Tan is a delightful illustrated love story dedicated to birds and bird watching. It is very highly recommended. This is an amazing book and I can't wait to buy a hardcover copy.

In 2016 Amy Tan began keeping journals with drawings about the birds she observed in her northern California backyard. The Backyard Bird Chronicles represents material from nine journals full of observations from September 16, 2017 to December 15, 2022. Most of the entries are observations or lighthearted notes, but a few more serious events are also included, like the 2017 salmonellosis outbreak among Pine Siskins. She observes and identifies the many birds, the problems like squirrels, crows, cats, etc. At the end is a list of all the birds she has seen in her backyard as of Dec 2022, and a selected reading list.

This is a spectacular book! I can't even explain how much I adored this book. I loved the charming personal, reflective, humorous observations about the birds, the information, and especially the sketches of the birds she seeing. Tan is the daughter of an ornithologist, which explains some of her knowledge, but she also adores watching the birds.

Her devotion to feeding them, providing water, and creating a welcoming habitat for a wide variety of birds is inspiring. David Allen Sibley, the acclaimed ornithologist, wrote the foreword and writes that this is a "collection of delightfully quirky, thoughtful, and personal observations of birds in sketches and words." Thanks to Knopf Doubleday for providing me with an advance reader's copy via NetGalley. My review is voluntary and expresses my honest opinion.
… (mais)
SheTreadsSoftly | outras 2 resenhas | Apr 12, 2024 |


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