the husband and wife accounts are printed back to back ) , the skeleton of The Stone Diaries is borrowed directly from the nineteenthcentury biographers ; it begins with the chapter entitled “ Birth , 1905 ” and ends with “ Death .
Author: Abby Werlock
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
We are, after all, reading The Stone Diaries. Stone is the foundation of the narrative—the dolomitic limestone quarries of Manitoba in which work both Daisy's father and the father of her future husband, Barker Flett.
Author: Carol Shields
In celebration of the fifteenth anniversary of its original publication, Carol Shields's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is now available in a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition One of the most successful and acclaimed novels of our time, this fictionalized autobiography of Daisy Goodwill Flett is a subtle but affecting portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life. What transforms this seemingly ordinary tale is the richness of Daisy's vividly described inner life--from her earliest memories of her adoptive mother to her awareness of impending death. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Author: Gale, Cengage LearningPublish On: 2016-06-29
Ermelino, Louisa, Review of The Stone Diaries, in People Weekly, Vol. 43, No. 25, June 26, 1995, p. 32. Hughes, Kathryn, Review of The Stone Diaries, in New Statesman & Society, Vol. 6, August 20, 1993, p. 40.
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Category: Literary Criticism
A Study Guide for Carol Shields's "The Stone Diaries," 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.
Widely regarded as a modern classic, The Stone Diaries is the story of one woman's life; that of Daisy Goodwill Flett, a seemingly ordinary woman born in Canada in 1905.
Author: CAROL. SHIELDS
Widely regarded as a modern classic, The Stone Diaries is the story of one woman's life; that of Daisy Goodwill Flett, a seemingly ordinary woman born in Canada in 1905. Beautifully written and deeply compassionate, it follows Daisy's life through marriage, widowhood, motherhood, and old age, as she charts her own path alongside that of an unsettled century. A subtle but affective portrait of an everywoman reflecting on an unconventional life, this multi-award-winning story deals with everyday issues of existence with an extraordinary vibrancy and irresistible flair.
The Stone Diaries, by Carol Shields. Viking; 361 pages; $21.95. SPEAKING AT HER COLLEGE-GRADUATION ceremony, Daisy Goodwill's father asks his audience to think of the knowledge they have acquired as if it were Salem limestone, ...
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Hughes, Kathryn. “The Stone Diaries.” New Statesman and Society, 20 August 1993, p. 40. Kaufman, Joanne. “Late Bloomer.” People Weekly, 26 June 1995, p. 32. Koenig, Rhoda. “Rock-Solid, Stone-Cold.” New York Magazine, 7 March 1994, p.
Author: Abby H. P. Werlock
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Category: Short stories, American
This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.
Stovel, “Written in Stone: Subverting Authoritative (Auto)Biographical Voice—Carol Shields's The Stone Diaries and Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel”, 518. 30. Shields, The Stone Diaries, 38. 31. Johnson, “'She Enlarges on the ...
Author: Susan McHugh
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Literary Criticism
This volume is the first comprehensive guide to current research on animals, animality, and human-animal relations in literature. To reflect the history of literary animal studies to date, its primary focus is literary prose and poetry in English, while also accommodating emergent discussions of the full range of media and contexts with which literary studies engages, especially film and critical theory. User-friendly language, references, even suggestions for further readings are included to help newcomers to the field understand how it has taken shape primarily through recent decades. To further aid teachers, sections are organized by conventions of periodization, and chapters address a range of canonical and popular texts. Bookended by sections devoted to the field’s conceptual foundations and new directions, the volume is designed to set an agenda for literary animal studies for decades to come.
AUTOGEOLOGY Limestone and Life Narrative in Carol Shields's The Stone Diaries by Nina van Gessel Carol Shields's 1993 Pulitzer award - winning The Stone Diaries is not an autobiography , although the casual reader might be forgiven for ...
Author: Alison Calder
Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press
The Canadian Prairie has long been represented as a timeless and unchanging location, defined by settlement and landscape. Now, a new generation of writers and historians challenge that perception and argue, instead, that it is a region with an evolving culture and history. This collection of ten essays explores a more contemporary prairie identity, and reconfigures "the prairie" as a construct that is non-linear and diverse, responding to the impact of geographical, historical, and political currents. These writers explore the connections between document and imagination, between history and culture, and between geography and time.The subjects of the essays range widely: the non-linear structure of Carol Shield's The Stone Diaries; the impact of Aberhart's Social Credit, Marshall McLuhan, and Mesopotamian myth on Robert Kroetsch's prairie postmodernism; the role of document in long prairie poems; the connection between cultural tourism and heritage; the theme of regeneration in Margaret Laurence's Manawaka writing; the influence of imagination on geography in Thomas Wharton's Icefields; and the effects on an alpine climber of pre-WWII ideological concepts of time and individualism.
Tricks : Artful Photographs and Letters in Carol Shields's The Stone Diaries and Anita Brookner's Hotel du Lac . ' Prairie Fire 16.1 ( Spring 1995 ) : 28–39 . The ( auto ) biographical idiosyncrasies in The Stone Diaries are here ...
Author: Ted Farrell
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Award-winning Canadian writer Carol Shields has garnered praise from scholars and an international audience of readers. Inspired by the quality and scope of Shields's work, Carol Shields, Narrative Hunger, and the Possibilities of Fiction addresses her creative exploration of postmodernism. As the first thorough examination of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, this collection of essays establishes the groundwork for future studies of her oeuvre. The collection begins with a significant new essay from Shields herself, 'Narrative Hunger and the Overflowing Cupboard,' perhaps her most substantial commentary upon her own aims as a writer. In addition, scholars from Canada, England, the United States, and Australia explore the complexity of Shields's work and her contributions to the genre of the novel. These lively essays reflect Shields's verve and her playful approach to today's sophisticated critical thinking. Among the topics are Shields's use of biography and autobiography, metafiction, popular romance, and symbolism. While the essays foreground the unreliability of language, and hence our inability to know one another or even ourselves, the contributors argue that Shields has taken a step beyond postmodernism by suggesting that we can transcend the limitations of its epistemology. Containing several essays on Swann and The Stone Diaries, Shields's most popular works, and the most extensive annotated bibliography available of works by and about Shields, this collection will appeal widely to scholars, students, and readers of Carol Shields and Canadian fiction.