Two Kinds Connections and Further Reading
by Amy Tan

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"Two Kinds" is a part of the film version of The Joy Luck Club. Tan wrote the screenplay (with Ronald Bass) for the adaptation of her novel. The film was released in 1993 and directed by Wayne Wang. It was released on videocassette in 1994 and is available from Buena Vista Home Video. "Two Kinds" also appears in the (abridged) audiocassette version of the book, available from Dove Books Audio and narrated by the author.

Media Adaptations

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"Two Kinds’’ is a part of the film version of The Joy Luck Club. Tan wrote the screenplay (with Ronald Bass) for this adaptation of her novel. The film was released in 1993 and directed by Wayne Wang. It was released on videocassette in 1994 and is available from Buena Vista Home Video.

"Two Kinds’’ also appears in the (abridged) audiocassette version of the book, available from Dove Books Audio and narrated by the author.

Bibliography and Further Reading

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Sources
Angier, Carole, Review, in New Statesman and Society, June 30, 1989, p. 35.

Huntley, E. D., Amy Tan: A Critical Companion, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.

Koenig, Rhoda, Review in New York, March 20,1989, p. 82.

Kristeva, Julia, ‘‘The Meaning of Grief,’’ in Black Sun: Depression and Melancholia, New York: Columbia University Press, 1989.

Schell, Orville, ‘‘Your Mother is in Your Bones,’’ in The New York Times Book Review, March 19, 1989, pp. 3, 28.

Shear, Walter, ‘‘Generational Differences and the Diaspora in The Joy Luck Club,’’ in Critique, Vol. 34, No. 3, Spring 1993, pp. 193-99.

Skow, John, "Tiger Ladies in The Joy Luck Club,’’ in Time, March 27, 1989, p. 98.

Sowell, Thomas, Ethnic America: A History, New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1981, pp. 133-54.

Xu, Ben, ‘‘Memory and the Ethnic Self: Reading Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club,’’ in MELUS, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 3-16.

Further Reading
Kim, Elaine, Asian American Literature: An Introduction to the Writings and Their Social Context, Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982.
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