A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible

A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible

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; ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410336439

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Barbara Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible

Examine how the tragedy of the Price family mirrors the political unrest in the Congo, how the novel views religion and marriage, and how Kingsolver reconciles the demands of art with her belief that writing should support a political cause ...

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Spark Publishing Group

ISBN: 1586638599

Category: Literary Criticism

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Barbara Kingsolver's national bestseller The Poisonwood Bible paints an intimate portrait of a crisis-ridden family amid the larger backdrop of an African nation in chaos. Critics and readers alike have acclaimed the novel as the greatest achievement of one of America's foremost living authors. Examine how the tragedy of the Price family mirrors the political unrest in the Congo, how the novel views religion and marriage, and how Kingsolver reconciles the demands of art with her belief that writing should support a political cause.
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Barbara Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible

Barbara Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible

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; ...

Author: Linda Wagner-Martin

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: 0826452345

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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The Poisonwood Bible Multiple Critical Perspectives

The Poisonwood Bible   Multiple Critical Perspectives

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.

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

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ISBN: 1935468650

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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.
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CliffsNotes on Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible

CliffsNotes on Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible

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.

Author: Kris Fulkerson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544183339

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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The Poisonwood Bible Ap Teaching Unit

The Poisonwood Bible   Ap Teaching Unit

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.

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

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ISBN: 1935468626

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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.
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The Poisonwood Bible Downloadable Ap Teaching Unit

The Poisonwood Bible   Downloadable Ap Teaching Unit

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.

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

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ISBN: 1935468634

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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.
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Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver

This volume in the Critical Insights series brings together a set of materials to serve both as an introduction to Barbara Kingsolver's writings and as a guide to scholarly readings of her work.

Author: Thomas Austenfeld

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: PSU:000067188635

Category: Literary Criticism

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This volume in the Critical Insights series brings together a set of materials to serve both as an introduction to Barbara Kingsolver's writings and as a guide to scholarly readings of her work. The volume begins with a general introduction to Kingsolver's life and work that provides a context for the beginning reader. Biographical data shedding light on her fiction and essays are provided in the sketch by Marilyn Kongslie and Karen L. Arnold, and Katherine Ryder's sketch for The Paris Review shows us Kingsolver at her most political, especially in her essay collection Small Wonder (2002).
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An Interdisciplinary Comparison of Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness and Barbara Kingsolver s The Poisonwood Bible

An Interdisciplinary Comparison of Joseph Conrad s  Heart of Darkness  and Barbara Kingsolver s  The Poisonwood Bible

Author: Eileen Leahy Preston

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ISBN: OCLC:5396817

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For nearly one hundred years, the Belgian Congo in Africa was the scene of intense European exploration, colonial exploitation by the Belgians, decimation of indigenous social and cultural mores, and a pawn in the international politics of the United States during the Cold War. Tales of the human atrocities committed under the reign of the Congo's colonial ruler, King Leopold II of Belgium, and the thwarted attempts fore economic nationalism and self-determination led by Patrice Lumumba have captured the imagination of two Western novelists, Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad in Heart of Darkness (1902) and American writer Barbara Kingsolver in The Poisonwood Bible (1998). This paper demonstrates the historical, literary and religious parallels between Kingsolver's work and the Conrad novel, as Kingsolver updated the story in the Congo from the earlier European colonial period to the more recent American dominated period.
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Unsheltered

Unsheltered

From the best-selling author of The Poisonwood Bible 'Magnificent.' The Times Books of the Year 'She makes us think, believe, care - all at once.

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571347063

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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2016 Vineland Meet Willa Knox, a woman who stands braced against an upended world that seems to hold no mercy for her shattered life and family - or the crumbling house that contains her. 1871 Vineland Thatcher Greenwood, the new science teacher, is a fervent advocate of the work of Charles Darwin, and he is keen to communicate his ideas to his students. But those in power in Thatcher's small town have no desire for a new world order. Thatcher and his teachings are not welcome. Both Willa and Thatcher resist the prevailing logic. Both are asked to pay a high price for their courage. But both also find inspiration -- and an unlikely kindred spirit -- in Mary Treat, a scientist, adventurer and anachronism. A testament to both the resilience and persistent myopia of the human condition, Unsheltered explores the foundations we build in life, spanning time and place to give us all a clearer look at those around us, and perhaps ourselves. It is a novel that speaks truly to our times.
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Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver

This work is an introduction and overview of the author's literary achievements, opening with an annotated chronology of Kingsolver's life, activism, works, and awards, followed by a family tree.

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476611174

Category: Literary Criticism

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Barbara Kingsolver—a writer of fiction, documentary, verse and essay—supports entertaining stories with profound themes of ecological responsibility and defense of human rights. This work is an introduction and overview of the author’s literary achievements, opening with an annotated chronology of Kingsolver’s life, activism, works, and awards, followed by a family tree. The 122 alphabetical entries in the main text provide data and analysis on characters, dates, historical figures and events, allusions, literary motifs, and themes from Kingsolver’s works, combining insights with generous citations from primary and secondary sources. Each entry concludes with a selected bibliography. Appendices include a timeline of events in The Poisonwood Bible, a list of 46 writing and research topics, a bibliography, and a comprehensive index.
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Reading Barbara Kingsolver

Reading Barbara Kingsolver

''Reading and Teaching Barbara Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible as Postcolonial.''
Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses 16 (November 2003): 165–75. Kang,
Yong-ki. ''Poststructuralist Environmentalism and Beyond: EcoConsciousness in
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Author: Lynn Marie Houston

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313362927

Category: Literary Criticism

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Best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver's life and works are explored in this comprehensive, unique reference guide. Ideal for book club members and essential for high school students, this valuable resource introduces the plot summaries as well as theme and character analysis for seven of Kingsolver's major works. Kingsolver's usual topics, primarily focusing on the working class, environmental issues, feminism, and Native American studies, are closely examined in relation to current events and contemporary popular culture. Also discussed are Kingsolver's presence on the Internet, as well as the media's reception of the author. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking, analytical discussion questions, ideal for encouraging book club conversation as well as stimulating classroom discussion. The What Do I Read Next chapter will delight readers who enjoy Kingsolver's work. This guide is a must-have for public and high school library shelves! Best-selling author Barbara Kingsolver's life and works are explored in this comprehensive, unique reference guide. Ideal for book club members and essential for high school students, this valuable resource introduces the plot summaries as well as theme and character analysis for seven of Kingsolver's major works. Kingsolver's usual topics, primarily focusing on the working class, environmental issues, feminism, and Native American studies, are closely examined in relation to current events and contemporary popular culture. Also discussed are Kingsolver's presence on the Internet, as well as the media's reception of the author. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking, analytical discussion questions, ideal for encouraging book club conversation as well as stimulating classroom discussion. The What Do I Read Next chapter will delight readers who enjoy Kingsolver's work. This guide is a must-have for public and high school library shelves!
Categories: Literary Criticism

Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior

Flight Behavior takes on one of the most contentious subjects of our time: climate change. With a deft and versatile empathy Kingsolver dissects the motives that drive denial and belief in a precarious world.

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062124289

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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"Kingsolver is a gifted magician of words." —Time The extraordinary New York Times bestselling author of The Lacuna (winner of the Orange Prize), The Poisonwood Bible (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize), and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, Barbara Kingsolver returns with a truly stunning and unforgettable work. Flight Behavior is a brilliant and suspenseful novel set in present day Appalachia; a breathtaking parable of catastrophe and denial that explores how the complexities we inevitably encounter in life lead us to believe in our particular chosen truths. Kingsolver's riveting story concerns a young wife and mother on a failing farm in rural Tennessee who experiences something she cannot explain, and how her discovery energizes various competing factions—religious leaders, climate scientists, environmentalists, politicians—trapping her in the center of the conflict and ultimately opening up her world. Flight Behavior is arguably Kingsolver's must thrilling and accessible novel to date, and like so many other of her acclaimed works, represents contemporary American fiction at its finest.
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Divergences Et Convergences

Divergences Et Convergences

Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible in the Light of Postcolonialism 12 childhood
like iron against a magnet , my poles of attraction are permanently set " . ...
Reading and Teaching Barbara Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible as Postcolonial .

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Publisher: Presses Univ. du Mirail

ISBN: 2858169012

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Representing the Exotic and the Familiar

Representing the Exotic and the Familiar

7 But for Kingsolver, darkness resides in the attitude of the Western World which
sees African nations as a commodity. ... Feroza Jussawalla, “Reading and
Teaching Barbara Kingsolver's Poisonwood Bible as Postcolonial,” Revista
Alicantina ...

Author: Meenakshi Bharat

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027261908

Category: Literary Criticism

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The multicultural world of today is often said to be marked by a certain kind of exoticization: a “fetishizing process”, as Graham Huggan has called it, which separates a “first world” from a “third world”, the Occident from the Orient. The essays collected here re-assess this tendency, not least by focusing on the kinds of intellectual tourism and dilettantism to which it has given rise. The wider context of these analyses is a postcolonial scenario where literatures and languages can move from the “exotic” to the comparatively “familiar” space of contemporary writings; where an exotic mythos can live on into the familiar present; and where certain perceptions and representations of peoples, of literatures, and of languages have turned exoticization and familiarization into global modes of mass-cultural consumption. Especially by exploring the liminalities between different cultures, this collection manages to trace both the history and the politics of exoticist representation and, in so doing, to make a significant critical intervention.
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A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver s Rose Johnny

A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver s  Rose Johnny

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410357014

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Barbara Kingsolver's "Rose-Johnny," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories 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 Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism