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.
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The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible

Nathan Price, a evangelical Baptist who in 1959 has taken his wife and four daughters on a mission to the Belgian Congo, finds that their traditions are no longer secure in this very different world. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060930535

Category: Fiction

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Nathan Price, a evangelical Baptist who in 1959 has taken his wife and four daughters on a mission to the Belgian Congo, finds that their traditions are no longer secure in this very different world. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
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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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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 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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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 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 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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Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change

The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, particularly crystallizes the
principal themes that have raised debate on Conrad's novel—race and gender.
Published in 1998, the novel soon became a critical success and a best seller.
Heart of ...

Author: Priscilla Leder

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572337350

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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Theories and Texts

Theories and Texts

POISONWOOD. BIBLE. † A Revolution Deferred (Literary Marxism) Margret
Hausegger and Christian Stöckl And God ... (Genesis 1:28) With this quote from
the King James Bible, Barbara Kingsolver opens her novel The Poisonwood
Bible, ...

Author: Walter Hölbling

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825808099

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.
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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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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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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

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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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Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

33 ; December , 1998 , Ruth Conniff , review of The Poisonwood Bible , p . 39 .
Publishers Weekly , August 31 , 1990 , p . 46 ; January 27 , 1992 , p . 93 ; August
7 , 1995 , p . 449 ; August 10 , 1998 , review of The Poisonwood Bible , p .

Author: Pamela Dear

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0787646059

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.
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How to Fly

How to Fly

The poems find breath and lightness in the common business of living. Barbara Kingsolver's generous collection is divided into thematic sections that loop and interweave to form a carefully patterned whole

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ISBN: 0571359892

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The poems of How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) find breath and lightness in the common business of living. Barbara Kingsolver's generous collection is divided into thematic sections that loop and interweave to form a carefully patterned whole: a series of 'How to' poems that smartly balance tongue-in-cheek pragmatism with revelatory wisdom, a complicated yet affirmative family pilgrimage to Italy, cherished childhood memories, the perils and pleasures of being a [female] writer, elegies to lost loved ones, and elegies to the planet. Blending resourcefulness and wonder with all the compassionate humanity of her prose, How to Fly will both delight Kingsolver's devoted readership and welcome a host of new readers to her startling verse, while revealing an intimate side to her creative practice as yet unseen.
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The Year the Gypsies Came

The Year the Gypsies Came

Will appeal to readers of Jennifer Donnelly's A Gathering Light and Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. On hardback publication this fabulous first novel attracted stunning acclaim.

Author: Linzi Glass

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141960104

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Emily Iris looks forward to the times her parents welcome house guests to their family's unhappy home. As long as the visitors are there, her mother and father will put their quarrels aside. But one spring a family of wanderers – an Australian couple and their two boys – comes to stay, starting a chain of events that will shatter Emily's world forever. Will appeal to readers of Jennifer Donnelly's A Gathering Light and Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible. On hardback publication this fabulous first novel attracted stunning acclaim.
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Shakespeare Jahrbuch

Shakespeare Jahrbuch

Indeed, The Poisonwood Bible goes through tragedy and into the post-tragic
world of romance. Kingsolver gives the final narrative to a voice that is both Ruth
May and "muntu Africa," the people of Africa, living and dead (537). Ruth May has
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How to Fly In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons

How to Fly  In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons

In this intimate collection, the beloved author of The Poisonwood Bible and more than a dozen other New York Times bestsellers, winner or finalist for the Pulitzer and countless other prizes, now trains her eye on the everyday and the ...

Author: Barbara Kingsolver

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062993144

Category: Poetry

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In this intimate collection, the beloved author of The Poisonwood Bible and more than a dozen other New York Times bestsellers, winner or finalist for the Pulitzer and countless other prizes, now trains her eye on the everyday and the metaphysical in poems that are smartly crafted, emotionally rich, and luminous. In her second poetry collection, Barbara Kingsolver offers reflections on the practical, the spiritual, and the wild. She begins with “how to” poems addressing everyday matters such as being hopeful, married, divorced; shearing a sheep; praying to unreliable gods; doing nothing at all; and of course, flying. Next come rafts of poems about making peace (or not) with the complicated bonds of friendship and family, and making peace (or not) with death, in the many ways it finds us. Some poems reflect on the redemptive powers of art and poetry itself; others consider where everything begins. Closing the book are poems that celebrate natural wonders—birdsong and ghost-flowers, ruthless ants, clever shellfish, coral reefs, deadly deserts, and thousand-year-old beech trees—all speaking to the daring project of belonging to an untamed world beyond ourselves. Altogether, these are poems about transcendence: finding breath and lightness in life and the everyday acts of living. It’s all terribly easy and, as the title suggests, not entirely possible. Or at least, it is never quite finished.
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