The Shipping News

The Shipping News

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family.

Author: Annie Proulx

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743519809

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips,” is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle’s Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above seventy degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it’s easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph—in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover’s knot.
Categories: Fiction

The Shipping News

The Shipping News

Press kit includes 1 pamphlet and 1 photograph.

Author: Kevin Spacey

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:83259499

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Press kit includes 1 pamphlet and 1 photograph.
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The Meaning of Fear in Annie Proulx Novel the Shipping News

The Meaning of Fear in Annie Proulx  Novel the Shipping News

Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2 (B), University of Flensburg (English), course: Temporary American Fiction: Novels and Stories by Annie Proulx, 1 entries in the bibliography, language: ...

Author: Stephan Holm

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640098866

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Page: 32

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Seminar paper from the year 2000 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2 (B), University of Flensburg (English), course: Temporary American Fiction: Novels and Stories by Annie Proulx, 1 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: without secondary literature, abstract: The novel "The Shipping News" by Annie Proulx tells about a man named Quoyle who works for a third-rate newspaper in the state of New York. Formed by his unhappy childhood he tries to find his place in a cruel world and marries a nymphomaniac who dies in a car accident. Quoyle's aunt appears and persuades him to take his two daughters and leave for Newfoundland, the place his ancestors came from. There Quoyle starts to deal with his fears and takes charge of his life. Quoyle is a complex character with a couple of interesting peculiarities. He unites a lot of different fears inside of him. It is worth to take more than a quick look at those fears.
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Annie Proulx s The Shipping News

Annie Proulx s The Shipping News

Chapter 17 bears the novel's title , “ The Shipping News ” . In it , Quoyle takes the
initiative for the first time and , instead of providing his usual list of ship's names ,
writes a story about the Tough Baby , the yacht built for Hitler and brought to ...

Author: Aliki Varvogli

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826452337

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 84

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This work is part of the "Continuum Contemporaries" series giving readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential contemporary novels. It contains a biography of the novelist, a full-length study of the novel, a summary of how the novel was received upon publication, a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, and a wide range of suggestions for further reading.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Annie Proulx s The Shipping News

A Study Guide for Annie Proulx s  The Shipping News

Pierson, Stuart, Review of The Shipping News, in Newfoundland Studies, Vol. 11,
No. 1, 1995, pp. 151–53, http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/NFLDS/article/view/
983/1335 (accessed May 31, 2011). Proulx, E. Annie, The Shipping News, ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410319722

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News," 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

The Shipping World and Shipbuilding Marine Engineering News

The Shipping World and Shipbuilding   Marine Engineering News

A 9 AND SHIPBUILDING & MARINE ENGINEERING NEWS The Oldest Weekly
Journal devoted to Shipping , Shipbuilding , Marine Engineering , Shiprepairing ,
Insurance and Finance FOUNDED B 1883 FOUNDED Chairman and Managing
 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015022631892

Category: Marine engines

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The Shipping World Year Book

The  Shipping World  Year Book

ABSOLUTELY NEUTRAL , A TRUE NEWSPAPER , Acknowledged by the
Shipping Community as the Best Shipping Advertising Medium in Belgium .
DAILY SHIPPING NEWS . New York Herald's latest shipping despatches.-
London Times ...

Author: Evan Rowland Jones

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:095957268

Category: Commerce

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Categories: Commerce

Understanding Annie Proulx

Understanding Annie Proulx

CHAPTER FOUR The Shipping News The Shipping News ( 1993 ) , Proulx's
widely acclaimed second novel , is her only full - length work of fiction with what
might be called a hopeful ending . The enthusiastic reviewer for the Washington
Post ...

Author: Karen Lane Rood

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570034028

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In addition to examining the lyrical prose, wealth of detail, and distinctive characterization that have brought Proulx widespread praise, Rood identifies and analyzes the novelist's primary thematic concern - the way ordinary people conduct their lives in the face of massive social, economic, and ecological change."--BOOK JACKET.
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The Maritime Provinces

The Maritime Provinces

The stranger in Sydney will be able to see all that he cares to of the town in less
than an hour , for it is devoid of interest , notwithstanding the prominent position
which it holds in the world ' s marine intelligence and shipping news . Sydney is ...

Author: Moses Foster Sweetser

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6NGF

Category: Maritime Provinces

Page: 336

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Categories: Maritime Provinces

United States Shipping Board and Emergency Fleet Corporation Hearings Before the Select Committee House of Representatives 68th Congress 1st Session Pursuant to House Resolution 186

United States Shipping Board and Emergency Fleet Corporation  Hearings Before the Select Committee    House of Representatives  68th Congress  1st Session  Pursuant to House Resolution 186

Myself and my assistant , we look after the publicity and the news service for the
Munson Line , and Mr. Mitchell looks after the matter for the United States Lines ,
working directly under the general manager of the United States Lines .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee of Inquiry into Operations, Policies, and Affairs of the United States Shipping Board and Emergency Fleet Corporation

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ISBN: MINN:31951D034967738

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Lloyd s Ship Manager Shipping News International

Lloyd s Ship Manager   Shipping News International

INVESTING IN SHIPPING ' S REVIVAL CONFERENCES LLOYD ' S OF LONDON
PRESS Essex House Hotel , New York — 24th - 25h October 1989 The late
1980s have witnessed a major revival in the fortunes of international shipping .

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ISBN: UOM:39015018280639

Category: Merchant marine

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Categories: Merchant marine

Journalism in the United States from 1690 1872

Journalism in the United States  from 1690 1872

Its commercial reports , although comparatively meagre , aided materially in its
prosperity . These were not affected by politics , or religion , or morals . It was in
advance of its contemporaries in this department . Shipping news seemed to
have ...

Author: Frederic Hudson

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112033854495

Category: American newspapers

Page: 789

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Categories: American newspapers

Journalism in the United States from 1690 to 1872

Journalism in the United States  from 1690 to 1872

Shipping news scemed to have been one of the chief features with the press in
Boston , and afterward with the press in all the sea - port towns of the United
States . Major Russell , of the Gazette , was in the habit of boarding the vessels
himself ...

Author: Frederic Hudson

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024391073

Category: American newspapers

Page: 789

View: 252

Categories: American newspapers

The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book

The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book

The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book tests your general knowledge and lateral thinking through a series of fiendish puzzles, in which all the answers can be found on a map as place names on the coasts or in the seas.

Author: Alan Connor

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473532243

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 240

View: 309

Attention all Shipping Forecast fans. Set sail on a voyage unlike any other... Each day, millions tune in to hear the Shipping Forecast's unique cadence and poetry, words thatturn our island landscape into something strangeand magical. It's almost like a puzzle to be solved... The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book tests your general knowledge and lateral thinking through a series of fiendish puzzles, in which all the answers can be found on a map as place names on the coasts or in the seas. For example: · An eagle's under this · What a Komodo Dragon really is · Near where someone was horribly cruel to 343 felines And because your voyages trace the shapes of letters of the alphabet, that's just the beginning... With a foreword by Zeb Soanes, the voice of the Shipping Forecast, and fully illustrated with specially commissioned maps, The Shipping Forecast Puzzle Book will help make you a Master of the quizzing world.
Categories: Games & Activities

The Friend

The Friend

Occasionally shipping news is received by from the very nature and extent of the
details If we value each of the eight hundred total other parties , and
communicated to Lloyd's , of these operations , each day must necessarily losses
in 1847 ...

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ISBN: MINN:319510007331528

Category: Society of Friends

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Categories: Society of Friends

Textile Colorist

Textile Colorist

It softens the cotton , develops the color , not a jot of shipping news is overlooked
. And that is not all without any additional labor in dyeing , and is beginning to
gain --for the decisions in admiralty are fully reported , and every great favor ...

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ISBN: CHI:096374031

Category: Dyes and dyeing

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Categories: Dyes and dyeing

The Maritime Association of the Port of New York its charter and by laws list of officers and members annual reports statistics etc etc

The Maritime Association of the Port of New York  its charter and by laws  list of officers and members  annual reports  statistics  etc   etc

Its specialty is naturally shipping news , and no pains or expense are spared to
make this complete . Special telegraphic wires centre at the Exchange , and
radiate to all the marine approaches to New York . The stations are not only at
Sandy ...

Author: Maritime Association of the Port of New York

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510024880057

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Works The trumpet major

Works  The trumpet major

The shipping news is very full and long to - day , though the print is rather small . '
" I take no further interest in the shipping news , ' she replied with cold dignity .
She was sitting by the window , inside the table , and hence when , in spite of her
 ...

Author: Thomas Hardy

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ISBN: UOM:39015066302467

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The Shipping News and Other Poems

The Shipping News and Other Poems

Recent and not-so-recent poems, reflections, and refractions on nature, love, politics, and ideals.

Author: Greta Sykes

Publisher:

ISBN: 1524635251

Category: Poetry

Page: 124

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Recent and not-so-recent poems, reflections, and refractions on nature, love, politics, and ideals.
Categories: Poetry