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Carol Shields (1935–2003)

Autor/a de The Stone Diaries

38+ obres 16,401 Membres 360 Ressenyes 73 preferits

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Carol Shields is a writer and critic who was born on June 2, 1935 in Chicago and grew up in Illinois. Shields resided in Canada, where she was the Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg, and a professor at the University of Manitoba. Shields's first novel, Small Ceremonies, was published the week mostra'n més of her 40th birthday. Her other works of fiction include The Orange Fish, Larry's Party, Various Miracles, and The Stone Diaries, which received the Governor's General Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Shields has also been awarded the Canadian Bookseller's Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the CBC Prize for Drama. She died on July 16, 2003. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Carol Shields

The Stone Diaries (1993) 5,743 exemplars
Unless (2002) 3,016 exemplars
El sopar de Larry (1997) 1,885 exemplars
The Republic of Love (1992) 821 exemplars
Jane Austen (2001) 786 exemplars
Mary Swann (1987) 708 exemplars
Dressing Up for the Carnival (2000) 453 exemplars
Collected Stories (2004) 452 exemplars
The Box Garden (1977) 450 exemplars
Small Ceremonies (1976) 400 exemplars
Dropped Threads: What We Aren't Told (2001) — Editor — 272 exemplars
Various Miracles (1985) 200 exemplars
A Celibate Season (1991) 185 exemplars
Dropped Threads 2: More of What We Aren't Told (2003) — Editor — 127 exemplars

Obres associades

Mansfield Park (1814) — Introducció, algunes edicions22,316 exemplars
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Col·laborador — 1,125 exemplars
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Col·laborador — 443 exemplars
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (1990) — Col·laborador — 126 exemplars
The Barbie Chronicles: A Living Doll Turns Forty (1999) — Col·laborador — 104 exemplars
Prize Stories 1997: The O. Henry Awards (1997) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars
The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories (1986) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
Without a Guide: Contemporary Women's Travel Adventures (1994) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women in English (1999) — Col·laborador — 29 exemplars
The Second Persephone Book of Short Stories (2019) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
A Second Skin: Women Write about Clothes (1998) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
A/Cross Sections: New Manitoba Writing (2007) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú



Carol Shields Month a Orange January/July (juny 2012)
Larry's Party by Carol Shields a Orange January/July (gener 2012)
Group Read - The Stone Diaries (March) - Spoiler Thread a The 11 in 11 Category Challenge (març 2011)


I was disappointed in this book. To narrow it down I think the plot was too diffuse, it roamed around too much and never really settled on anything substantial.
charlie68 | Hi ha 120 ressenyes més | Feb 24, 2024 |
I've read a lot of great biographies on Jane Austen, but this one was truly excellent. First off, I would not recommend this for someone who knows very little about Jane Austen or her books, as a lot of basics are assumed in order to get on to things that better interest the knowledgeable "Janeite". I think that's why I enjoyed it so much---it was a refreshing take on the details behind that "Jane Austen Fact Sheet" that a lot of biographies seem to be drawing from.

I love Shields' metaphor of "glances" on page 3-4. She discusses how Austen never really goes into detail about some of the things that were so newsworthy in her day: the Napoleonic wars, changes in societal structure and the Church, advances in science and medicine. She describes Austen's dealings with them as "glances"---an implied commentary.

Another thing the biographer brought to my attention, in respect to the writer in me---and in Austen---was that Jane Austen never had that quiet place that I seem not to be able to write without. "The encouragement of her imagination did not arise from conditions offered her by others." I am always looking for that place of solitude---the "Perfect Place to Write." Yet, Jane Austen just wrote wherever she was and however she could---no matter what was going on around her. I can't expect others to pave the way for me. If I really want to finish that story that I'm working on, I need to make it happen.

After reading this short bio, I'm more encouraged to track down some of her published correspondence. Maybe I'll have the chance to find some on my trip to England next month.
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classyhomemaker | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Dec 11, 2023 |
Over my life of wanna be writer, I’ve bought and tossed many a book on writing. So few of them offer any real insights or wisdom; so many are more about pumping out books or variable merit.

I should have started here. I know Carol Shields’ writing and love it- this book, compiled by her children, is full of her down to earth magic. Carol started writing late, but succeeded in her goal of portraying truth through fiction.

I don’t want to write a book. I want to have written a quality book. Startle and Illuminate gives me the courage to go on, to aim for truth in my work.… (més)
Dabble58 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 11, 2023 |
I don't remember reading this but it is on my list!
MarilynKinnon | Hi ha 36 ressenyes més | Aug 19, 2023 |


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