Amy Tan | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Robb Forman Dew

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Amy Tan.
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Critical Review by Robb Forman Dew

SOURCE: "Pangs of an Abandoned Child," in New York Times Book Review, June 16, 1991, p. 9.

In the following review, Forman Dew points out a few problems with Tan's The Kitchen God's Wife, but concludes that the novel is "in the end, greatly satisfying."

Within the peculiar construction of Amy Tan's second novel is a harrowing, compelling and at times bitterly humorous tale in which an entire world unfolds in a Tolstoyan tide of event and detail. No doubt it was daunting to attempt a second book in the wake of the enormous success of The Joy Luck Club, but none of Ms. Tan's fans will be disappointed. The Kitchen God's Wife is a more ambitious effort and, in the end, greatly satisfying.

The novel gets off to a slow...

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