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A Study Guide for Jane Smiley s A Thousand Acres

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Jane Smiley s A Thousand Acres

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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.

The Meanings of Property in Terms of Land in A Thousand Acres by Jane Smileys

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (Englisches Seminar), 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This work deals with concepts of ownership in terms of land in the novel "A Thousand Acres" written by Jane Smiley. The novel was written in 1991 and was rewarded a Pulitzer Prize. Jane Smiley rewrote the Shakespearean play King Lear by narrating the story from the eldest daughter's point of view. However, A Thousand Acres is not only a rewriting of Shakespeare's work, it also comments on the social and agricultural circumstances in the United States of the 1960s and 70s, where the novel is set. Her critique in this novel points towards industrialised farming and the exploitation of land and its resources. The aim of the paper ist to find out how agriculture and farming are represented in "A Thousand Acres." How does Jane Smiley describe the results of industrialised farming? Is there any return? How do people cope with agribusiness and its consequences? What is the structure of the society that lives for agribusiness? In the course of answering these questions I will try to draw relating problems between Smiley's "A Thousand Acres" and Shakespeare's "King Lear" and will try to point out the differences between the novel and the play in matters pertaining to concepts of land-ownership.

A Study Guide for Jane Smiley s Long Distance

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A Study Guide for Jane Smiley's "Long Distance," 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.

Popular Contemporary Writers

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Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel

Author : Jane Smiley
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning author's revelatory celebration of the novel - at once an anatomy of the art of fiction, a guide for readers and writers and a memoir of literary life. Over her 20 year career, Jane Smiley has written many kinds of novels - mystery, comedy, historical fiction, epic. But when her impulse to write faltered after 9/11, she decided to approach novels from a different angle: she read 100 of them, from the 1000-year-old Tale of Genji to the recent bestseller White Teeth by Zadie Smith, from classics to little-known gems. With these books and her experience of reading them as her reference, Smiley discusses the pleasure of reading; why a novel succeeds - or doesn't; and how the form has changed over time. She delves into the character of the novelist and reveals how (and which) novels have affected her own life.

A Study Guide for Honore de Balzac s Pere Goriot

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A Study Guide for Honore de Balzac's "Pere Goriot," 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.

The Everything Guide To Writing A Book Proposal

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The Everything® Guide to Writing a Book Proposal expertly instructs authors on how to create a proposal that will capture the attention of agents and book publishers. Writer Meg Schneider and literary agent Barb Doyen show writers how to grab an editor from the first page, fully research and explain the market, position the book against the competition, write an impressive author biography, and know what sample materials to attach. Schneider and Doyen fully explain how to: Create a proposal for any genre; Know what agents and publishers look for; Avoid phrases that move the proposal into the slush pile; Rework a proposal using suggestions from an agent of editor. The Everything® Guide to Writing a Book Proposal shows novice authors how to avoid blunders and build agent and publisher relationships with confidence.


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MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures

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Vols. for 1969- include ACTFL annual bibliography of books and articles on pedagogy in foreign languages 1969-

Reading Stephen King

Author : Brenda Miller Power
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Discusses using King's works in the classroom

Sociological Abstracts

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The Reading Group Book

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Reading groups have skyrocketed in popularity, and now there's a complete guide to starting and sustaining a reading group--with annotated lists of 250 titles for provocative discussion. Filled with funny and insightful stories from book group members, independent booksellers, and even a sociologist, this guide will inspire the start-up of new groups.

The Best American Novels of the Twentieth Century Still Readable Today

Author : Eleanor M. Gehres
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What were the best novels written by Americans during the twentieth century? Best does not necessarily mean most influential at the time of publication, highest selling, or highest quality from an academic point of view. It means a book that a librarian, a teacher, or a well-read friend would recommend. Eleanor Gehres, Director of the Denver Public Library's Western History Department, profiles 150 books which she qualifies as the most enjoyable, most readable books in twentieth-century American literature. Each decade begins with a list of events, followed by the chosen books in alphabetical order of authors' names. This provides a framework to understand the world that the author was witnessing and allows the reader to compare contemporary books and authors. Her notes on these books make you want to read every one. - Publisher.

The Woman in the Red Dress

Author : Minrose Gwin
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"Graceful and impassioned, The Woman in the Red Dress offers important new approaches to narratives about father-daughter incest as well as stories that contaminate the myth of home as a safe space and map a geography of sexual violence, victimization, and survival. Gwin situates her analysis of fiction such as Morrison's The Bluest Eye. Alice Walker's The Color Purple, Dorothy Allison's Bastard out of Carolina, and Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres within contemporary debates concerning survivor discourse, theories of domestic space, and issues of race and class. She also explores books - such as Hulme's The Bone People - that enter a murky and liminal queer space in which gender itself travels and the most claustrophic physical and social spaces can unexpectedly unhinge and open.".

Reconstructing Pain and Joy

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How are pain and joy constructed, articulated, represented, manipulated, and, ultimately, socially determined? This is the first collection of essays that investigates how such multi-faceted and subjective domains of human experience as pain and joyâ "which combine physical, psychological, private, public, conceptual, and cultural dimensionsâ "are represented and reconstructed in language, literature, and culture. Adopting a genuinely interdisciplinary approach, the book is organized around themes and divided into four parts which blend literary, cultural, and linguistic examinations of theoretical angles, socio-cultural appropriations, stage and screen constructions, and the body. Contributors include eminent scholars from a variety of fieldsâ "Catherine Belsey, Declan Kiberd, Zoltàn Kövecses, and Elaine Scarryâ "whose work informs a current academic conversation also developed by other authors in the volume from original angles. With its multi-cultural focus, cross-historical, and interdisciplinary scopeâ "featuring studies of literature, language, art, philosophy, religion, theatre, film, music, television, the internetâ "this book not only surveys past and contemporary theoretical and critical grounds, but also anticipates future developments: an invaluable resource for all scholars and students exploring the representation of joy and/or pain.

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The British National Bibliography

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Great Plains Quarterly

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