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Barbara Kingsolver

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Barbara Kingsolver was born on April 8, 1955 in Annapolis, Maryland and grew up in Eastern Kentucky. As a child, Kingsolver used to beg her mother to tell her bedtime stories. She soon started to write stories and essays of her own, and at the age of nine, she began to keep a journal. After mostra'n més graduating with a degree in biology form De Pauw University in Indiana in 1977, Kingsolver pursued graduate studies in biology and ecology at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She earned her Master of Science degree in the early 1980s. A position as a science writer for the University of Arizona soon led Kingsolver into feature writing for journals and newspapers. Her articles have appeared in a number of publications, including The Nation, The New York Times, and Smithsonian magazines. In 1985, she married a chemist, becoming pregnant the following year. During her pregnancy, Kingsolver suffered from insomnia. To ease her boredom when she couldn't sleep, she began writing fiction Barbara Kingsolver's first fiction novel, The Bean Trees, published in 1988, is about a young woman who leaves rural Kentucky and finds herself living in urban Tucson. Since then, Kingsolver has written other novels, including Holding the Line, Homeland, and Pigs in Heaven. In 1995, after the publication of her essay collection High Tide in Tucson: Essays from Now or Never, Kingsolver was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from her alma mater, De Pauw University. Her latest works include The Lacuna and Flight Behavior. Barbara's nonfiction book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle was written with her family. This is the true story of the family's adventures as they move to a farm in rural Virginia and vow to eat locally for one year. They grow their own vegetables, raise their own poultry and buy the rest of their food directly from farmers markets and other local sources. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Barbara Kingsolver

La Bíblia de l'arbre del verí (1998) 26,262 exemplars
Arbres de mongetes (1988) 9,862 exemplars
Estiu pròdig (2000) 8,992 exemplars
Pigs in Heaven (1993) 6,110 exemplars
Animal Dreams (1990) 5,596 exemplars
The Lacuna (2009) 5,328 exemplars
Flight Behavior (2012) 3,972 exemplars
Demon Copperhead (2022) 3,247 exemplars
Small Wonder: Essays (2002) 2,272 exemplars
Unsheltered (2018) 2,153 exemplars
Homeland and Other Stories (1989) 1,677 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001) — Editor — 545 exemplars
Another America / Otra América (1992) 185 exemplars
How to Fly in Ten Thousand Easy Lessons: Poems (2020) — Autor — 142 exemplars
Coyote's Wild Home (2023) 11 exemplars
Loveroot * 1 exemplars
falling house 1 exemplars
Kingsolver Barbara 1 exemplars
Water Is Life {essay} (2010) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa (1998) — Pròleg, algunes edicions4,765 exemplars
A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There (1949) — Introducció, algunes edicions4,379 exemplars
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Col·laborador — 446 exemplars
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Col·laborador — 416 exemplars
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Col·laborador — 397 exemplars
Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (2013) — Col·laborador — 267 exemplars
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Col·laborador — 202 exemplars
I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of the Great Writers (1994) — Col·laborador — 177 exemplars
My Favorite Fantasy Story (2000) — Col·laborador — 167 exemplars
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Col·laborador — 160 exemplars
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
Best Food Writing 2007 (2007) — Col·laborador — 112 exemplars
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Col·laborador — 106 exemplars
War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing (2016) — Col·laborador — 86 exemplars
Letters to a Young Farmer: On Food, Farming, and Our Future (2017) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
The Best American Magazine Writing 2011 (2011) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
The Haves & Have Nots: 30 Stories About Money & Class In America (1999) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Travelers' Tales AMERICAN SOUTHWEST : True Stories (2001) — Autor — 17 exemplars
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1988 (1988) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Race Traitor 10 (1999) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
To Eat with Grace (2014) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Journeys (1996) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Kingsolver, Barbara
Nom oficial
Kingsolver, Barbara Ellen
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Llocs de residència
Carlisle, Kentucky, USA
Léopoldville, Congo (now Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Greencastle, Indiana, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Washington County, Virginia, USA
England, UK (mostra-les totes 8)
Canary Islands, Spain
DePauw University (BS|1977|biology)
University of Arizona (MS|ecology and evolutionary biology)
short-story writer
Kingsolver, Camille (daughter)
Hopp, Steven (husband)
Hopp, Lily (daughter)
Rock Bottom Remainders (band)
Premis i honors
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (2023)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction (2022)
National Humanities Medal (2000)
Best American Science and Nature Writing (2001)
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award (2011)
Arizona Press Club Award for Outstanding Feature Writing (1986) (mostra-les totes 14)
Women's Prize for Fiction (2010, 2023)
Orange Prize for Fiction (2010)
James Beard Foundation Award (2008)
Los Angeles Times Book Prize (1993)
Library of Virginia Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
Virginia Women in History (2018)
Honorary Doctorate of Letters, DePauw University (1994)
Phi Beta Kappa (DePauw University, 1977)
Frances Goldin (Frances Goldin Literary Agency)
Biografia breu
Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels. Her widely known works include The Poisonwood Bible, the tale of a missionary family in the Congo, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a non-fiction account of her family's attempts to eat locally. Her work often focuses on topics such as social justice, biodiversity and the interaction between humans and their communities and environments.



"Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver a 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (març 29)
August 2019: Barbara Kingsolver a Monthly Author Reads (desembre 2020)
Barbara Kingsolver: American Author Challenge a 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (desembre 2015)
[The Lacuna] by [[Barbara Kingsolver]] a Orange January/July (juliol 2011)


L´anada d´una familia de pare baptista a l´Africa.
Martapagessala | Hi ha 500 ressenyes més | Aug 28, 2019 |
Una inusual migració de papallones a les montanyes Apalatxes és el marc per explicar-nos la transformació de la vida quotidiana de Dellarobia i la seva família (amb una situació econòmica molt precària i uns llaços afectius encara més febles) ja que, degut a aquests fets, tot d'esdeveniments extraordinaris serveixen per fer replantejar a la protagonista, i a la seva sogra, el seu lloc al món.
A més d'unes descripcions molt encertades, el llibre porta unes reflexions sobre el canvi climàtic, sobre la pobresa, les relacions de parella, la immigració, els mitjans de comunicació, etc. molt interessants. Particularment m'ha agradat moltíssim el contrast de valors (culturals, socials, quasi antropològics!, també econòmics) entre l'entorn de la protagonista i la dels científics que s'instal·len a casa seva.
L'única crítica que em mereix el llibre és que potser a la protagonista se li dóna una profunditat de reflexions que no sé si són coherents amb el seu personatge. Ah, i que l'escena a una botiga de segona mà al poble del costat la vaig trobar excessivament llaaaarga...
… (més)
Montserratmv | Hi ha 233 ressenyes més | Nov 21, 2014 |
Dellarobia Turnbow viu a les muntanyes Apalatxes , en una granja amb el seu marit i fills. Mare jove. Un dia, es troba dalt de la vall i observa un fenomen als boscos , semblen flames. Els boscos coberts de papallones Monarca arribades des de Mèxic degut al canvi climàtic. Dellarobia es troba al bell mig de la situació entre la gent del poble i els científics de la zona. Aquest fet fa que es replantegi moltes coses.
remeig | Hi ha 233 ressenyes més | Sep 13, 2014 |


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