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The Resource Where the past begins : a writer's memoir, Amy Tan

Where the past begins : a writer's memoir, Amy Tan

Label
Where the past begins : a writer's memoir
Title
Where the past begins
Title remainder
a writer's memoir
Statement of responsibility
Amy Tan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From New York Times bestselling author Amy Tan, a memoir on her life as a writer, her childhood, and the symbiotic relationship between fiction and emotional memory"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tan, Amy
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tan, Amy
  • Novelists, American
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
Label
Where the past begins : a writer's memoir, Amy Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Prologue. The breaker of combs -- I. Imagination -- A leaky imagination -- Music as muse -- Souvenir from a dream -- Hidden genius -- Reorientation: Homer, Alaska -- II. Memory in emotion -- Genuine emotions -- The feeling of what it felt like when it happened -- A mere mortal at age twenty-five -- A mere mortal at age twenty-six -- How to change fate: step 1 -- III. Retrieving the past -- The unfurling of leaves -- The auntie of the woman who lost her mind -- Unstoppable -- Time and distance: age twenty-four -- Time and distance: age fifty -- Time and distance: age sixty -- IV. Unknown endings -- The darkest moment of my life -- Nipping dog -- The father I did not know -- Reliable witness -- V. Reading and writing -- I am the author of this novel -- How I learned to read -- Splayed poem: the road -- Eidolons -- Letters to the editor -- Letters in English -- Why write? -- VI. Language -- Language: a love story -- Intestinal fortitude -- Principles of linguistics -- Companions in the house
Control code
ocn970381348
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 357 pages
Isbn
9780062319296
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Where the past begins : a writer's memoir, Amy Tan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Prologue. The breaker of combs -- I. Imagination -- A leaky imagination -- Music as muse -- Souvenir from a dream -- Hidden genius -- Reorientation: Homer, Alaska -- II. Memory in emotion -- Genuine emotions -- The feeling of what it felt like when it happened -- A mere mortal at age twenty-five -- A mere mortal at age twenty-six -- How to change fate: step 1 -- III. Retrieving the past -- The unfurling of leaves -- The auntie of the woman who lost her mind -- Unstoppable -- Time and distance: age twenty-four -- Time and distance: age fifty -- Time and distance: age sixty -- IV. Unknown endings -- The darkest moment of my life -- Nipping dog -- The father I did not know -- Reliable witness -- V. Reading and writing -- I am the author of this novel -- How I learned to read -- Splayed poem: the road -- Eidolons -- Letters to the editor -- Letters in English -- Why write? -- VI. Language -- Language: a love story -- Intestinal fortitude -- Principles of linguistics -- Companions in the house
Control code
ocn970381348
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 357 pages
Isbn
9780062319296
Other physical details
illustrations

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