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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 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 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 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 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 De romanovs
The Author Simon Montefiore
The Publisher Nieuw Amsterdam
Release Date2016-07-05
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789046820704
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: De bejubelde auteur van Stalins jeugdjaren en andere meeslepende biografieën heeft met De Romanovs een toegankelijke, levendige en zeer onthullende geschiedenis geschreven over de uitzonderlijke mannen en vrouwen die Rusland drie eeuwen regeerden. In dit fascinerende werk wendt Simon Sebag Montefiore zijn talent voor geschiedschrijving aan om het verhaal te vertellen van de grootste en meest complexe keizers en keizerinnen van de Romanov- dynastie (1613-1918), over hoe hun hof functio neerde, en over het evenwicht tussen persoonlijkheid en macht bij elke tsaar. Gebruikmakend van archiefmateriaal dat na de val van de USSR beschikbaar kwam, slaagt Montefiore erin de werkelijke wereld tot leven te brengen van legendarische persoonlijkheden als Catharina de Grote en Nicolaas II, en laat hij de lezer kennismaken met een aantal minder bekende, maar alleen al om hun seksuele uitspattingen en andere scandaleuze of decadente wederwaardigheden des te meer tot de verbeelding sprekende leden van deze eminente familie. Een lijvig boek over lusten en onlusten, intriges, samenzweringen, fascinerende karakters, politiek en macht. Een boek dat de diepere wortels van het huidige Rusland genadeloos blootlegt en dat van de eerste tot de laatste bladzij zowel duizelingwekkend informatief als extreem onderhoudend is.


The Book Ready Reference Treatise The Poisonwood Bible
The Author Raja Sharma
The Publisher Lulu.com
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Genre
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ISBN 9781300892489
Language English, Spanish, And French
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 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 Een verloren vrouw
The Author Willa Cather
The Publisher Uitgeverij Cossee
Release Date2014-01-23
Genre Fiction
Pages 160
ISBN 9789059364967
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Marian is jong, aantrekkelijk en het stralende middelpunt van huize Forrester, waar een opgewektheid lijkt te heersen die vooral gebaseerd is op haar persoon, haar schoonheid en haar ongebonden aard. Met haar vijfentwintig jaar oudere man brengt ze de zomers door in Sweet Water, Nebraska, midden in de oneindige Great Plains. Niel, de dromerige buurjongen, heeft al snel zijn hart verloren aan Marian. Zij vertegenwoordigt voor hem het ideaalbeeld van de pioniersvrouw. Na enkele jaren afwezigheid keert Niel terug naar Sweet Water en dan is Marians leven fundamenteel veranderd. Na twee hartaanvallen moet haar man volledig door haar verzorgd worden. Ze heeft een minnaar en ze drinkt. En hoewel ze nooit klaagt, heeft Niel de indruk dat de wereld waarin ze leeft niet langer bij haar past. Wanneer een ernstige financiële crisis de Forresters ruïneert, probeert Marian vertwijfeld de schijn op te houden. Vereenzaamd na de dood van haar echtgenoot zoekt ze haar toevlucht in de armen van jongemannen. Ze bemint en wordt bemind, maar de liefde schiet tekort en brengt haar niet het grote geluk. Niel verliest ieder respect voor haar, de betovering is verbroken. Pas aan het eind van haar leven begrijpt hij het geheim van deze vrouw. Een verloren vrouw is een klassieker en overtuigt nog altijd moeiteloos met de betoverende (natuur)beschrijvingen waarmee Willa Cather zielenroerselen blootlegt en een wereld tot leven laat komen. Tijdlozer kan literatuur niet zijn. Met een voorwoord van A.S. Byatt.


The Book Notendop
The Author Ian McEwan
The Publisher
Release Date2016-09-27
Genre
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ISBN 946336000X
Language English, Spanish, And French
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 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 Student Packet
The Author Anne Troy
The Publisher
Release Date2009
Genre
Pages
ISBN 1561375691
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Muskietenkust druk 1
The Author Paul Edward Theroux
The Publisher
Release Date2006
Genre
Pages 435
ISBN 9047101111
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Een excentrieke Amerikaanse uitvinder trekt met zijn gezin de oerwouden van Honduras in.


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 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 Authority Through Polyvocality in the Poisonwood Bible
The Author Emily C. Williams
The Publisher
Release Date2012
Genre
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ISBN OCLC:796002369
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: I explore how the structure of Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible invites the reader to accept narrators' authority in different ways depending on their temporal situatedness. I examine how a retrospective, extradiegetic perspective contrasts with limited, homodiegetic and intradiegeitc perspectives among female narrators. I analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, as well as how they shape one another. I discuss how the intersection of these voices develops the identity and enhances the authority of each narrator. Kingsolver employs polyvocality to bring female voices out of marginalization in order for readers to hear and respect their testimonies.


The Book A Stylistic Analysis of the Ethos of Characters in Barbara Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible
The Author Arlene Cinelli Odenwald
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre Ethics in literature
Pages 450
ISBN OCLC:58476477
Language English, Spanish, And French