Amy Tan REVISED - SURNAME 1 Students name Course Tutor Date of submission Amy Tan Background and personal life Amy tan is an American author who

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SURNAME: 1 Student’s name Course Tutor Date of submission Amy Tan Background and personal life Amy tan is an American author who majorly explores on mother-daughter relationships and the Chinese-American experience. Amy Tan was born on 19 th February 1952 in Oakland, California. The undisputed writer was born to Chinese immigrants parents named John and Daisy Tan. She is the second of three children. Amy Tan’s father John Tan was a Baptist minister and an electrical engineer who traveled to the United States escaping the chaos caused by the Civil War in Chinese. The fundamental objective of this essay to discuss the background information of Amy Tan, the writing styles and themes she uses in her literature work, and how her past life experience influences her literature work. Amy’s mother moved her and other remaining kids to Switzerland, where Amy completed her high school education even though she was in constant conflict with daisy her mother. Amy came to learn that her mother had been in abusive marriage while in China and she had divorced her abusive, but lost custody of her three children. This inspired Amy to writ “ The Joy Luck Club ” which talks about the relationship between
SURNAME: 2 Chinese mothers and their Chinese-American daughters. In 1987, Amy Tan took her mother to China to see her three daughters ( Becnel 2010, p.89) . Amy Tan studied English and Linguistics and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She married Louis DeMattei in 1974. They have been married for over twenty years, and live in San Francisco and New York. Amy Tan worked odd jobs before starting her writing career. She worked as a bartender, pizza maker, switchboard operator and carhop. After college, she worked as a freelance writer and worked for IBM, Bank of America, AT&T and Pacific Bell. She contracted Lyme disease, a chronic bacterial infection caused by the bite of a tick in, 1998 (Tan 2003, 46). The disease was undiagnosed for years, and as a result, she suffers mental impairment and seizures. She shared about her life with Lyme disease in the New York Times . She also spends her time raising awareness about the disease and has as well co-founded Lyme Aid 4 Kids, which caters for uninsured children’s treatment. The Joy Luck Club was Tan’s first novel, which was published in 1989. It contains sixteen stories which relate to the relationship between Chinese mothers and their American-born daughters. The Joy Luck Club has received numerous awards and has also been translated into 25 languages, Chinese being one of them. The novel has been made into a major motion picture, in which the screenplay was co-written by Amy Tan. Tan’s second novel, The Kitchen God's Wife , also explores the theme of the relationship between a Chinese immigrant mother and her American-born daughter. The book received numerous sales, and Amy Tan's reputation was recognized. In 2003, Tan published an autobiography, The Opposite of Fate: A Book of Musings , which explains
SURNAME: 3 about her experience with Lyme disease. For years, Tan has been using medication to

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