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
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.
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
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.
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
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
Author: Gale, Cengage LearningPublish On: 2015-09-15
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
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
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
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 ...
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
Author: Karen Lane Rood
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
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: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee of Inquiry into Operations, Policies, and Affairs of the United States Shipping Board and Emergency Fleet CorporationPublish On: 1925
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
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 .
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
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
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
Category: Games & Activities
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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 ...
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 ...
Author: Maritime Association of the Port of New YorkPublish On: 1882
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
Author: Maritime Association of the Port of New York
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