The Poisonwood Bible By Barbara Kingsolver

Decent Essays
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: 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.”
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