#thejoyluckclub#thismonth#mychoicetoread I don't know I am easily get mad at small thing these days, but guess what!, it's enough! I am sick and tired of being played by you. 마음이 한없이 지친다. 끝을 보고 있어서인가 몸도 자주 아픈게 정신력 고갈이다. 맘 편하게 갖자.... leave soon things will be done anyway, D-44 머리아플땐 독서가 답...
Cold Saturday morning? The perfect time to grab one of your favorite books, a strong cup of coffee, and a comfortable blanket! And for those who haven’t had a chance to read The Joy Luck Club, I highly recommend it!
One of my secret shames in life is that I’ve never actually read #TheJoyLuckClub in its entirety. I’m familiar with the story, of course, and the significance of the work, but I’m also afraid I’ve used that familiarity as an excuse to not dedicate the time to read it (particularly when there’s always *so much* to read out there, it can be overwhelming). But this year, in an effort to consume meaningful content, I don’t want to ignore the work that has opened doors for so many, so when I came across this copy at a used bookstore yesterday, I couldn’t resist. So far, it’s been an excellent bus companion #amytan#notesfromabusstop
#책과떠나는여행 26. the joy luck club
샌프란시스코에 살고 있는 중국미국인 여자들이 마작 계를 하면서 풀어내는 삶의 애환과 소소한 승리에 대한 이야기. 꽁트식으로 이야기를 풀어나가는데, 거시적으로 보면 마작 게임과 비슷한 전개이다 (오~ 큰그림). 이민 1세대와 2세대, 3세대 간의 갈등과 오해에 대한 내용이 주인데, 결국 엄마와 딸은 서로 용서하고 사랑할수 밖에 없다는 아름답고 보편적인 메세지에 많은 사람들이 감동하지 않았나 싶다 (영어판 신파극?.... ^^;;) .
1989년 책이라는게 놀라울 정도로 아직도 맞는 이야기가 많음. 하지만 amy tan의 소설들이 다 비슷한게 문제인데, 그렇기 때문에 일종의 racial stereotype을 각인시키고 복잡한 cultural 문제를 oversimplify시키는 것이 가장 큰 맹점이라 생각한다 (개인견해). 그리고 chinese culture를 부정확하게 그렸다는 이유로 비난을 꽤 받은 것으로 알고 있음. 영화화도 되었는데 영화는 보지 않아서 모르겠으나, 책은 재미는 있었음
(ps. 배경이 메인이긴 하지만, 키큰 사람이 자기 눈높이에서 사진을 찍으면, 찍히는 사람은 이렇게 대두로 나온다는것을 잘 보여주는 사진 )
“But to despair was to wish back for something already lost.” Amy Tan from the Joy Luck Club
I love Amy Tan’s strong female perspective and her signature style that I’m finding as I read my way through her works. This is my second book of hers to read, the first, the Bonesetter’s Daughter was just as enriching in stories about womanhood and growth as a person. She has a gift for weaving many short stories into one larger plot and it is so hard to put down one of her works once I have started. This is on my book movie list now of books that I have read that have had popular movie adaptations. #suchprettywords#instabook#bookstagram#thejoyluckclub#anytan#womenstories#penguinbooks#januaryreads#newkicks#igbooks
1/6/18 - The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Read if you are interested in the complexities between mother-daughter relationships, the untold stories that occur within families between generations, or how understanding where you come from informs where you’re going. #shelbsthereader
teaspoon of honey whisky poured by morning light
- Mother's Jewellery Box by Sarah Howe in Loop of Jade.
I saw a post by the amazing @thomreads about how he is trying to read more Asian literature this year. Since I've started the year reading Amy Tan's A Valley of Amazement I thought I'd do a post on some of my favourite Chinese writers or writers who write about China - all of these writers grew up in two cultures. I read The Joy Luck Club a couple of years ago and loved it; its about four mothers and their first generation Chinese-American daughters. I remember it being beautifully written and structured and one of those books you can't put down! I'm loving The Valley of Amazement so far. Violet Minturn is being raised by her American mother in Shanghai's infamous courtesan house, when the revolution arrives. It spans fifty years and two continents.
Loop of Jade is one of my favourite collections of poetry - I can just go back to it again and again and discover something new. It's a collection about mother daughter relationships, migration and memory and China's recent history.
Maxine Hong Kingston is one of my favourite writers and The Woman Warrior is probably her most famous work, a feminist classic, a memoir about growing up as a woman in America surrounded by stories of China. It's so so stunning and now I want to reread it!
Have you read any of these books? What are your reading goals for 2018? What would you recommend if i wanted to read translated work? #amytan#thevalleyofamazement#thejoyluckclub#maxinehongkingston#thewomanwarrior#sarahhowe#loopofjade#chineseliterature#reading#books#bookstagram#bookish#booklover#bookshelf#currentlyreading#china#newyear#newyearreading