The Poisonwood Bible By Barbara Kingsolver

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Dalilah Bernier Period 2 Part I Title: The Poisonwood Bible Author: Barbara Kingsolver Date of Original Publication: 1998 Biographical information about the author (five facts): -Kingslover was born in 1955 - Throughout her life, she has lived in England, France, and the Canary Islands, and has worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, Mexico, and South America. - Kingsolver was named one the most important writers of the 20th Century by Writers Digest. - Her work, The Poisonwood Bible, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize - She has two daughters and a husband, whom she lives with on a farm in Appalachia. Source: http://www.kingsolver.com/biography/ Genre(s) and characteristics of genre(s): “a political allegory,” or “historical fiction” “Allegory is therefore the veiled presentation in a figurative story of a meaning metaphorically implied, but not expressly stated. Allegory is perhaps characterized as (a set of) prolonged metaphor(s), in which typically a series of actions are symbolic of other actions” . “Historical Fiction- the genre of literature, film, etc., comprising narratives that take placein the past and are characterized chiefly by an imaginative reconstruction of historical events and personages.” Source: http://producer.csi.edu/cdraney/2010/215/resources/strehle_chosen-people(kingsolver).pdf
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