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The Shipping News

Author : Annie Proulx
ISBN : 9780743519809
Genre : Fiction
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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.

Annie Proulx S The Shipping News

Author : Aliki Varvogli
ISBN : 0826452337
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

The Shipping News And Other Poems

Author : Greta Sykes
ISBN : 9781524635244
Genre : Poetry
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In this book are the recent and not-so-recent poems, reflections, and refractions on nature, love, politics, and ideals.

A Study Guide For Annie Proulx S The Shipping News

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410319722
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

The Meaning Of Fear In Annie Proulx Novel The Shipping News

Author : Stephan Holm
ISBN : 9783640098866
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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.

Understanding Annie Proulx

Author : Karen Lane Rood
ISBN : 1570034028
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

The Shipping News

Author : Kevin Spacey
ISBN : OCLC:83259499
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Press kit includes 1 pamphlet and 1 photograph.

The Shipping News

Author : Annie Proulx
ISBN : 0671521314
Genre : Family / Newfoundland and Labrador / Fiction
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Surprising transformations take place when a newspaperman's elderly aunt and two daughters decide to move back to their family home on the coast of Newfoundland.

And Now The Shipping Forecast

Author : Peter Jefferson
ISBN : 1906860157
Genre : History
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This affectionate look at the revered British radio broadcast surveys the history and lore of the four-times daily announcements of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. Written from the perspective of an announcer who read the on-air forecast for nearly 40 years, this book begins with the genesis of the forecast itself. This narrative spans from 19th-century inventions of the Beaufort wind scale and Fitzroy's barometer and the founding of the British Meteorological Office to maritime codes, conventions, and traditions and life on the ocean wave. With a look at how technological progress has intervened in the collation, production, and transmission of the Shipping Forecast, this book shows how the broadcasts earned such a deep-rooted place in the audiences' psyche.

Pathways To Inclusion

Author : John Lord
ISBN : 9781553221654
Genre : Changement social / Canada
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