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The Book De gifhouten bijbel
The Author Barbara Kingsolver
The Publisher Prometheus
Release Date2014-08-14
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789044627817
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Eind jaren vijftig trekt Nathan Price met zijn vrouw Orleanna en hun vier dochters naar een dorp in Congo om de bevolking tot het christendom te bekeren. De onderneming is van begin af aan gedoemd te mislukken. Het gezin is niet ingesteld op de harde, primitieve levensomstandigheden, en Nathans fanatisme en onbegrip voor zijn omgeving roepen gevaarlijke reacties over hen af. Als de kerk zijn handen van Nathan aftrekt en de onrust in Congo toeneemt, vlucht Orleanna met haar dochters door het oerwoud naar de bewoonde wereld. De gifhouten bijbel is een meeslepende familiegeschiedenis en een ontnuchterend verslag van de gruwelen van religieus fundamentalisme in een uitgebuit land tussen kolonialisme en onafhankelijkheid. Barbara Kingsolver publiceerde diverse verhalenbundels en romans. Voor De gifhouten bijbel ontving ze internationaal diverse prijzen, waaronder The American Booksellers Book of the Year. `Dit boek raakt je op een onvergetelijke manier. Oprah Winfrey `Een geweldige roman () die de schrijfster nieuwe fans zal bezorgen. The Library Journal `Onweerstaanbare familiegeschiedenis met een scherpzinnige kijk op westers imperialisme in Afrika. Publishers Weekly `Kingsolver is een subliem stiliste. NRC Handelsblad


The Book Vlieggedrag
The Author Barbara Kingsolver
The Publisher Atlas Contact
Release Date2012-11-22
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789020412901
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: De jonge, bijdehante Dellarobia had ooit dromen en ambities, totdat ze zwanger werd en op haar zeventiende trouwde. Twaalf jaar later, ongelukkig met haar armoedige leven op een boerderij in het oosten van de Verenigde Staten, staat ze op het punt een affaire aan te gaan. Maar in plaats van haar minnaar te treffen, stuit ze op een prachtig en tegelijk angstaanjagend natuurwonder. Dellarobia ziet zich ineens geconfronteerd met de komst van milieuactivisten, politici, een mediacircus en een charismatische natuurwetenschapper. Terwijl de verhoudingen binnen haar familie en de lokale gemeenschap veranderen, verbrokkelen de bestaande zekerheden van het leven. Hoe nu verder als niets meer hetzelfde is? Barbara Kingsolver (1955) wordt wereldwijd door talloze lezers bewonderd. Haar boeken, waaronder De gifhouten bijbel, zijn in meer dan twintig talen verschenen. Voor haar laatste roman, The Lacuna, ontving ze de Orange Prize for Fiction. `Kingsolver staat voor de onverwoestbare en helende kracht van een goed verhaal. The Times `Barbara Kingsolver is een van mijn favoriete schrijvers. Kate Atkinson


The Book A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible
The Author Gale, Cengage Learning
The Publisher Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date2015-03-13
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 15
ISBN 9781410336439
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver's "The Poisonwood Bible," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


The Book The Poisonwood Bible
The Author Barbara Kingsolver
The Publisher Faber & Faber
Release Date2008-09-04
Genre Fiction
Pages 640
ISBN 9780571246212
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Barbara Kingsolver's acclaimed international bestseller tells the story of an American missionary family in the Congo during a poignant chapter in African history. It spins the tale of the fierce evangelical Baptist, Nathan Price, who takes his wife and four daughters on a missionary journey into the heart of darkness of the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them to Africa all they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it - from garden seeds to the King James Bible - is calamitously transformed on African soil. Told from the perspective of the five women, this is a compelling exploration of African history, religion, family, and the many paths to redemption. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1999 and was chosen as the best reading group novel ever at the Penguin/Orange Awards. It continues to be read and adored by millions worldwide.


The Book CliffsNotes on Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible
The Author Kris Fulkerson
The Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date2010-02-04
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 52
ISBN 9780544183339
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. In CliffsNotes on Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, you explore life in 20th-century Congo as you follow the ordeal of missionary Nathan Price and his family, who are woefully unprepared to deal with life in such a drastically different culture and climate. Nathan is inflexible in his approach to both the Congolese and his family, and his wife and daughters are overwhelmed by their changed circumstances. The story of this family's struggle against the backdrop of the Congolese independence movement makes The Poisonwood Bible Kingsolver's most powerful novel yet. This study guide carefully walks you through every step of the Price family's journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book of the novel. You'll also explore the life and background of the author, Barbara Kingsolver. Other features that help you study include An overview of the novel A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters A glossary of important terms and phrases from the novel Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.


The Book Barbara Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible
The Author Linda Wagner-Martin
The Publisher Bloomsbury Academic
Release Date2001-09-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 96
ISBN 0826452345
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Continuum Contemporaries will be a wonderful source of ideas and inspiration for members of book clubs and readings groups, as well as for literature students.The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed, and most influential novels of recent years. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question. The books in the series will all follow the same structure:a biography of the novelist, including other works, influences, and, in some cases, an interview; a full-length study of the novel, drawing out the most important themes and ideas; a summary of how the novel was received upon publication; a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, including film or TV adaptations, literary prizes, etc.; a wide range of suggestions for further reading, including websites and discussion forums; and a list of questions for reading groups to discuss.


The Book Ready Reference Treatise The Poisonwood Bible
The Author Raja Sharma
The Publisher Lulu.com
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ISBN 9781300892489
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Poisonwood Bible Multiple Critical Perspectives
The Author Barbara Kingsolver
The Publisher
Release Date2011-01-01
Genre
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ISBN 1935468650
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Probe the depth and richness of your favorite titles and usher your students into an understanding of what really made us want to teach literature in the first place. Each guide offers clear and concise explanations of three different critical perspectives.


The Book Seeds of Change
The Author Priscilla Leder
The Publisher Univ. of Tennessee Press
Release Date2010-09-01
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 308
ISBN 9781572337350
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Barbara Kingsolver's books have sold millions of copies. The Poisonwood Bible was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and her work is studied in courses ranging from English-as-a-second-language classes to seminars in doctoral programs. Yet, until now, there has been relatively little scholarly analysis of her writings. Seeds of Change: Critical Essays on Barbara Kingsolver, edited by Priscilla V. Leder, is the first collection of essays examining the full range of Kingsolver's literary output. The articles in this new volume provide analysis, context, and commentary on all of Kingsolver's novels, her poetry, her two essay collections, and her full-length nonfiction memoir, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Professor Leder begins Seeds of Change with a brief critical biography that traces Kingsolver's development as a writer. Leder also includes an overview of the scholarship on Kingsolver's oeuvre. Organized by subject matter, the 14 essays in the book are divided into three sections tha deal with recurrent themes in Kingsolver's compositions: identity, social justice, and ecology. The pieces in this ground-breaking volume draw upon contemporary critical approaches—ecocritical, postcolonial, feminist, and disability studies—to extend established lines of inquiry into Kingsolver's writing and to take them in new directions. By comparing Kingsolver with earlier writers such as Joseph Conrad and Henry David Thoreau, the contributors place her canon in literary context and locate her in cultural contexts by revealing how she re-works traditional narratives such as the Western myth. They also address the more controversial aspects of her writings, examining her political advocacy and her relationship to her reader, in addition to exploring her vision of a more just and harmonious world. Fully indexed with a comprehensive works-cited section, Seeds of Change gives scholars and students important insight and analysis which will deepen and broaden their understanding and experience of Barbara Kingsolver's work. Priscilla V. Leder has published articles in Mississippi Quarterly, ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment), Amerikastudien/American Studies, and Southern Studies. She is professor of English at Texas State University—San Marcos.


The Book The Poisonwood Bible Downloadable Ap Teaching Unit
The Author Barbara Kingsolver
The Publisher
Release Date2011-01-01
Genre
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ISBN 1935468634
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Scoring a 5 on the AP Test Has Just Become Easier You no longer have to choose between "teaching the work" or "teaching to the test." Prestwick House Advanced Placement Teaching Units allow you to do both. Because we wanted the Prestwick House AP Teaching Units to meet the rigorous demands of the Advanced Placement class, we wrote detailed study guides that focus on the types of literary knowledge your students will have to demonstrate on their AP exams.


The Book Theories and Texts
The Author Walter Hölbling
The Publisher LIT Verlag Münster
Release Date2007
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 328
ISBN 9783825808099
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Theories and Texts, a guide written by students for students, explores the critical ideas of twelve of the most influential philosophers of the last 150 years - Marx, Freud, Bakhtin, Lacan, Derrida, Barthes, Foucault, Bhaba, as well as a variety of feminist critics (Kristeva & the French feminists, black feminists, and theological feminists), New Historicists, and Postcolonialists. Carefully "digested" and then set out in lucid and easily accessible language, these essays explain major ideas of each critical approach and exemplify them through practical application to one or more literary texts. At a time when "theory" is on everybody's lips and yet is often more of a deterrent than an attraction for students of literature and culture, these essays show how theories can enrich our understanding of literature, facilitate our analysis of a particular text, elucidate the multiple layers of meaning, and thus significantly enhance the juissance in our acts of reading.


The Book The Poisonwood Bible Behind the Story A Book Companion
The Author Behind the Story Books
The Publisher Behind the Story™ Books
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ISBN 9781301667260
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The Book Mea culpa
The Author Clare Mackintosh
The Publisher De Fontein Romans & Spanning
Release Date2016-01-26
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789026137747
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ‘Mea culpa’ is het debuut van Clare Mackintosh. Een thriller voor de fans van SJ Watson, Nicci. Wanneer een alleenstaande moeder de hand van haar zoontje even loslaat, gebeurt het ondenkbare: hij rent de straat over en wordt aangereden door een auto. De bestuurder rijdt door. In een fractie van een seconde verandert Jenna’s wereld in een nachtmerrie. Om de vreselijke waarheid te ontlopen verhuist ze naar een afgelegen plek aan de kust in Wales, maar de herinneringen, angsten en rouw zijn allesoverheersend. Inspecteur Ray Stevens leidt het onderzoek naar de dader. Vastbesloten om tot de bodem van de zaak te komen, zet hij zowel zijn professionele als zijn persoonlijke leven op het spel. Intussen wordt Jenna ingehaald door haar verleden, met alle verwoestende consequenties van dien... ’Mea culpa’ is een regelrechte sensatie met fans als Peter James, Richard&Judy. Overleden kind. Schuldvraag. Wales.Het meisje in de trein.


The Book De fruitplukker
The Author Ruth Rendell
The Publisher A.W. Bruna Uitgevers
Release Date2009-10-28
Genre Fiction
Pages 264
ISBN 9789044960136
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: De rust in het pittoreske plaatsje Flagford wordt ernstig verstoord wanneer er een lijk wordt gevonden. Begraven in de vruchtbare truffelgrond van het dorp. Inspecteur Wexford en zijn team worden op de zaak gezet. Tijdens het onderzoek naar de identiteit van het slachtoffer en de toedracht van diens dood, stuiten ze op een tweede lijk in de kelder van een verlaten huis. De twee zaken lijken niets met elkaar te maken te hebben. Maar hoe verder Wexford met zijn onderzoek komt, des te vreemder sommige inwoners van Flagford zich gaan gedragen. Hebben ze iets te verbergen?


The Book The Poisonwood Bible Ap Teaching Unit
The Author Barbara Kingsolver
The Publisher
Release Date2011-01-01
Genre
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ISBN 1935468626
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Scoring a 5 on the AP Test Has Just Become Easier You no longer have to choose between "teaching the work" or "teaching to the test." Prestwick House Advanced Placement Teaching Units allow you to do both. Because we wanted the Prestwick House AP Teaching Units to meet the rigorous demands of the Advanced Placement class, we wrote detailed study guides that focus on the types of literary knowledge your students will have to demonstrate on their AP exams.


The Book The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
The Author Llewellyn Johns
The Publisher
Release Date2001
Genre
Pages 22
ISBN OCLC:222996125
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Extension of Life
The Author R. A. York
The Publisher Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Release Date2003
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 178
ISBN 0838639895
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Studies ten American novels from the later twentieth century in the light of theories of narration and of the recent debate on the nature of fiction. After an introduction to the theoretical background, it analyzes works by Malamud, Bellow, Capote, Barth, Doctorow, Morrison, Oates, Ford, Smiley, and Kingsolver, emphasizing the complementary tendencies in American fiction to documentation of historical conditions and to the free play of the creative writer, to factual record and to self-conscious fabulation. It argues that the tension between these two tendencies expresses an acute concern with the limitations of modern life, with the writer's drive to constitute a realm of freedom, and with the challenges of reconciling the two.


The Book Gabriels engel
The Author Nora Roberts
The Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date2017-09-26
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789402754681
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Gabriel Bradley is het liefst alleen in zijn blokhut in de bergen. Op het gezelschap van een hoogzwangere weduwe op de vlucht zit hij dan ook niet te wachten. Voor Laura Malone telt echter maar één ding: zorgen dat niemand haar baby van haar kan afnemen. Ook haar schatrijke schoonouders niet, die er hun dynastie mee veilig willen stellen. Wanneer ze door een storm tijdelijk bij Gabriel moet intrekken, tekent zich onverwacht een uitweg af...


The Book Stenen van de rivier
The Author Ursula Hegi
The Publisher A.W. Bruna Uitgevers
Release Date2012-10-01
Genre Fiction
Pages 529
ISBN 9789044968989
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In de zomer van 1915 wordt in een kleinburgerlijk stadje aan de Rijn Trudi Montag geboren. Doordat ze gevangen zit in een lichaam dat ze verafschuwt, voelt ze zich een buitenstaander, iemand die geen deel heeft aan de maatschappij. Haar ogen registeren echter alles, al die kleine, subtiele veranderingen in de samenleving die haar vertellen dat Duitsland aan het begin van een grote catastrofe staat. Een indrukwekkende roman over de coming of age van een meisje in de woeligste periode in Duitslands geschiedenis.


The Book De kleur
The Author Rose Tremain
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2014-05-15
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789044531879
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Joseph en Harriet Blackstone emigreren vanuit Engeland naar Nieuw-Zeeland, op zoek naar een nieuw, rijk bestaan. Het leven rond het stadje Christchurch is echter zo hard dat ze er spoedig aan ten onder dreigen te gaan. Als Joseph goud vindt, raakt hij geobsedeerd door de rijkdommen die hem diep in de aarde wachten. Hij laat zijn gezin en boerderij in de steek en vertrekt naar de goudvelden. Daar belandt hij in een morele jungle waar velen, voortgedreven door begerige dromen over ‘de kleur’ (het goud), hun lot tegemoet snellen.