ArtViewExhibitionsFilmmp — cindi 1: Their origins resist definition. Whether known as elementals, nymphs, mermaids, nixies, melusines, ondines or selkies, they portend tragic destinies for themselves and those they ensnare. Sightings of selkies continue to be recorded, most frequently off the coast of the Orkney and Shetland islands where seal mythology seems to have begun.
They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from garden seeds to Scripture—is calamitously transformed on African soil. What follows is a suspenseful epic of one family's tragic undoing and remarkable reconstruction over the course of three decades in postcolonial Africa.
The novel is set against one of the most dramatic political chronicles of the twentieth century: Against this backdrop, Orleanna Price reconstructs the story of her evangelist husband's part in the Western assault on Africa, a tale indelibly darkened by her own losses and unanswerable questions about her own culpability.
Also narrating the story, by turns, are her four daughters—the self-centered, teenaged Rachel; shrewd adolescent twins Leah and Adah; and Ruth May, a prescient five-year-old. These sharply observant girls, who arrive in the Congo with racial preconceptions forged in s Georgia, will be marked in surprisingly different ways by their father's intractable mission, and by Africa itself.
Ultimately each must strike her own separate path to salvation. Their passionately intertwined stories become a compelling exploration of moral risk and personal responsibility.
Dancing between the dark comedy of human failings and the breathtaking possibilities of human hope, The Poisonwood Bible possesses all that has distinguished Barbara Kingsolver's previous work, and extends this beloved writer's vision to an entirely new level.
Taking its place alongside the classic works of postcolonial literature, this ambitious novel establishes Kingsolver as one of the most thoughtful and daring of modern writers.A stuffy English couple escort an American, Melissa Easterbrook (her first name is treated as comical), across the Atlantic, suspecting she has designs on their son.
However, she wins them all over with her naive enthusiasms. maples (a tree that grows mainly in North America), two Native American ﬁ gures, and the powerful falls. For Cole, the American landscape provided an opportunity for the renewal of a humanity corrupted by industrialism.
Distant View of Niagara Falls presents a symbolic image of America—a poetic interpretation rather than an objective description. Richard Nathaniel Wright Edit Profile essayist novelist writer poet Richard Nathaniel Wright was an African-American author of novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction.
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Mr. Green, Mr. Green. Great. The. in poetry – Nationality words link to articles with information on the nations poetry or literature. March 28 – Spanish poet Miguel Hernández dies of tuberculosis as a prisoner in a prison hospital having scrawled his last verse on the wall.