Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club (Hardcover) - Bloom, Harold (EDT)

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The Joy Luck Club explores the lives of the women in four Chinese-American families and the daughters who struggle to fulfill or reject the cultural and familial expectations placed on them. Residing in San Francisco''s Chinatown, the characters reveal themselves through their stories to be incredibly strong women. This guide to The Joy Luck Club includes helpful critical excerpts for those studying the book, an annotated bibliography, an index for quick reference, and an introduction by critic Harold Bloom.

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Publisher Facts on File
Mfg Part# 9781604135749
SKU 210897625
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1604135743
Release Date 9/30/2009
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 0.5T
Author Info
Harold Bloom
Harold Bloom received his B.A. from Cornell University in 1951. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1955, and has long been associated with that school where he has served as Sterling Professor of the Humanities. He has also been Berg Professor of English at New York University. The author of many books and the editor of many more, Bloom is a MacArthur Prize Fellow, a past Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard University, a member of the American Academy, and the recipient of many other awards, honorary degrees, and prizes. He has also been a frequent contributor to the "New York Review of Books."
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"Honest, moving and beautifully courageous....[She shows us] the mystery of the mother-daughter bond in ways that we have not experienced before."
"'The Joy Luck Club' is that rare mesmerizing novel that one always seeks but seldom finds. Tracing the poignant destinies of two generations of tough, intelligent women, each gorgeously written page welcomes the reader and leads to an enlightenment that, like all true wisdom, sometimes brings pleasure and sometimes sadness.... writing that makes a difference, that alters the way we understand the world and ourselves, that transcends topicality, and by those criteria 'The Joy Luck Club' is the real thing."
"The only negative thing I could ever say about this book is that I'll never again be able to read it for the first time."
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Editors Note 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.

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