The Shipping News

The Shipping News
Title The Shipping News PDF eBook
Author Annie Proulx
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 360
Release 2008-01-01
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0743519809

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News is a vigorous, darkly comic, and at times magical portrait of the contemporary North American family. Quoyle, a third-rate newspaper hack, with a “head shaped like a crenshaw, no neck, reddish hair...features as bunched as kissed fingertips,” is wrenched violently out of his workaday life when his two-timing wife meets her just desserts. An aunt convinces Quoyle and his two emotionally disturbed daughters to return with her to the starkly beautiful coastal landscape of their ancestral home in Newfoundland. Here, on desolate Quoyle’s Point, in a house empty except for a few mementos of the family’s unsavory past, the battered members of three generations try to cobble up new lives. Newfoundland is a country of coast and cove where the mercury rarely rises above seventy degrees, the local culinary delicacy is cod cheeks, and it’s easier to travel by boat and snowmobile than on anything with wheels. In this harsh place of cruel storms, a collapsing fishery, and chronic unemployment, the aunt sets up as a yacht upholsterer in nearby Killick-Claw, and Quoyle finds a job reporting the shipping news for the local weekly, the Gammy Bird (a paper that specializes in sexual-abuse stories and grisly photos of car accidents). As the long winter closes its jaws of ice, each of the Quoyles confronts private demons, reels from catastrophe to minor triumph—in the company of the obsequious Mavis Bangs; Diddy Shovel the strongman; drowned Herald Prowse; cane-twirling Beety; Nutbeem, who steals foreign news from the radio; a demented cousin the aunt refuses to recognize; the much-zippered Alvin Yark; silent Wavey; and old Billy Pretty, with his bag of secrets. By the time of the spring storms Quoyle has learned how to gut cod, to escape from a pickle jar, and to tie a true lover’s knot.

Annie Proulx's The Shipping News

Annie Proulx's The Shipping News
Title Annie Proulx's The Shipping News PDF eBook
Author Aliki Varvogli
Publisher A&C Black
Pages 78
Release 2002-01-11
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780826452337

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This work is part of the "Continuum Contemporaries" series giving readers accessible and informative introductions to 30 of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential contemporary novels. It contains a biography of the novelist, a full-length study of the novel, a summary of how the novel was received upon publication, a summary of how the novel has performed since publication, and a wide range of suggestions for further reading.

The Shipping News and Other Poems

The Shipping News and Other Poems
Title The Shipping News and Other Poems PDF eBook
Author Greta Sykes
Publisher AuthorHouse
Pages 91
Release 2016-07-16
Genre Poetry
ISBN 1524635243

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In this book are the recent and not-so-recent poems, reflections, and refractions on nature, love, politics, and ideals.

A Study Guide for Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News"

A Study Guide for Annie Proulx's
Title A Study Guide for Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News" PDF eBook
Author Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages 15
Release 2015-09-15
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1410319725

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A Study Guide for Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

And Now The Shipping Forecast

And Now The Shipping Forecast
Title And Now The Shipping Forecast PDF eBook
Author Peter Jefferson
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages 256
Release 2011-05-19
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1906860610

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Peter Jefferson presented The Shipping Forecast for over 40 years, and his familiar voice continued to be heard reading quotations on BBC Radio 4's Quote... Unquote. This book is both an affectionate memoir and a history of the science and BBC programming behind the forecast. Peter explains how it came out, who collects all the information and what it's like to read this bulletin. Even though the information in the forecast is now readily available in many formats, The Shipping Forecast is something of a 'must listen' for fans gathered over the decades. For reasons not quite understood, it has become a much-loved part of the British cultural landscape with an avid following of listeners who find its poetry is the perfect cure for insomnia. This book is perfect for those fans.

Understanding Annie Proulx

Understanding Annie Proulx
Title Understanding Annie Proulx PDF eBook
Author Karen Lane Rood
Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press
Pages 624
Release 2001
Genre History
ISBN 9781570034022

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In this study, independent scholar Rood introduces students and the interested reader to the writings of contemporary American writer Annie Proulx. Coverage includes a discussion of the major themes in Proulx's well-known novels such as Postcards, Accordion Crimes, and The Shipping News as well as three others. Rood also provides background information on Proulx's life and her development as a writer. c. Book News Inc.

The Shipping Forecast

The Shipping Forecast
Title The Shipping Forecast PDF eBook
Author Nic Compton
Publisher Random House
Pages 224
Release 2016-09-01
Genre Education
ISBN 1473530288

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The rhythmic lullaby of ‘North Utsire, South Utsire’ has been lulling the nation’s insomniacs to sleep for over 90 years. It has inspired songs, poetry and imaginations across the globe – as well as providing a very real service for the nation’s seafarers who might fall prey to storms and gales. It has inspired everyone from Seamus Heaney to Radiohead, and from Radio 4 announcers to the writers of Keeping Up Appearances. In 1995, a plan to move the late-night broadcast by just 12 minutes caused a national outcry and was ultimately scrapped. Published with Radio 4 and the Met Office, The Shipping Forecast is the official miscellany for seafarers and armchair travellers alike. It features fascinating facts alongside lyrics from Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, Radiohead and more. From the places themselves – how they got their names, what’s happened there through the ages – to the poems and parodies that it’s inspired, this is a beautifully evocative tribute to one of Britain's – and Radio 4's – best-loved broadcasts.