Barbara Kingsolver's world : nature, art, and the twenty-first century
by Wagner-Martin, Linda,
|Format:||Print Book 2014|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Since Barbara Kingsolver published The Bean Trees in 1988, her work has been of great interest to readers--first, American readers; then British and South African readers; and finally to readers the world over. With incredible speed, Kingsolver became one of the best-known United States writers, a person who collected honors and awards as if she were a much more mature literary producer. From the beginning Kingsolver touched an elbow of keen interest in her readers: hers was the voice of world awareness, a conscientious voice that demanded attention for the narratives of the disadvantaged, the politically troubled, the humanly silenced. By paying special attention to her non-fiction (essays and books), this new study by renowned literary critic Linda Wagner-Martin highlights the way Kingsolver has become a kind of public intellectual, particularly in the 21st century. It provides fresh readings of each of her novels, stories, and poems.
ContentsFlight behavior : Dellarobia's bildungsroman
The innocence of The bean trees
Pigs in heaven and its interrogation
Animal dreams, a prototypical ecological novel
The fiction of Kingsolver's non-novels
Kingsolver as essayist : a different expertise
Kingsolver as poet
The poisonwood Bible as apex
The prodigality of Prodigal summer
Traveling to Animal, vegetable, miracle : a year of food life
Small wonder : staying alive and the Bellwether prizes
Flight behavior, our bildungsroman.
-- Criticism and interpretation.
|Publisher|| New York :Bloomsbury Academic,2014
xii, 218 pages ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index.