The Joy Luck Club | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Merle Rubin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Joy Luck Club.
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Critical Review by Merle Rubin

SOURCE: "Chinese-American 'Bridge' Club," in Christian Science Monitor, Vol. 81, No. 102, April 21, 1989, p. 13.

In the following review, Rubin asserts, "In Tan's hands, these linked stories [of The Joy Luck Club—diverse as they are—fit almost magically into a powerfully coherent novel."]

Amy Tan's first novel, The Joy Luck Club, is a touching, funny, sad, insightful, and artfully constructed group portrait of four mother-daughter relationships that endure not only a generation gap, but the more unbridgeable gap between two cultures.

The Joy Luck Club is an informal "institution" started by Suyuan Woo upon her arrival in San Francisco in 1949. Suyuan finds three other Chinese immigrant women to play mah jongg, cook and consume special foods, tell stories, gossip, invest in stocks, and plan for joy and luck. In the years...

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This section contains 788 words
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