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Barbara Kingsolver

Autor de La biblia envenenada

40+ Obras 86,042 Miembros 2,117 Reseñas 551 Preferidas
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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 mostrar más 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) mostrar menos

Series

Obras de Barbara Kingsolver

La biblia envenenada (1998) 26,134 copias
Arboles de judías (1988) 9,796 copias
Prodigal Summer (2000) 8,950 copias
Cerdos en el cielo (1993) 6,080 copias
Animal Dreams (1990) 5,562 copias
The Lacuna (2009) 5,298 copias
Conducta migratoria (2012) 3,942 copias
Demon Copperhead (2022) 2,967 copias
Small Wonder: Essays (2002) 2,256 copias
Unsheltered (2018) 2,112 copias
Homeland and Other Stories (1989) 1,669 copias
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001) — Editor — 542 copias

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Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting (2013) — Contribuidor — 263 copias
My Favorite Fantasy Story (2000) — Contribuidor — 166 copias
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuidor — 159 copias
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Contribuidor — 122 copias
Best Food Writing 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 112 copias
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1994) — Contribuidor — 105 copias
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 46 copias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 36 copias
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Contribuidor — 33 copias
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 32 copias
Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (1995) — Contribuidor — 30 copias
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Contribuidor — 8 copias
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1988 (1988) — Contribuidor — 6 copias
Race Traitor 10 (1999) — Contribuidor — 4 copias
To Eat with Grace (2014) — Contribuidor — 2 copias
Journeys (1996) — Contribuidor — 1 copia

Etiquetado

Conocimiento común

Nombre legal
Kingsolver, Barbara Ellen
Fecha de nacimiento
1955-04-08
Género
female
Nacionalidad
USA
Lugar de nacimiento
Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Lugares de residencia
Carlisle, Kentucky, USA
Kinshasa, Congo
Greencastle, Indiana, USA
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Washington County, Virginia, USA
England, UK (mostrar todos 8)
France
Canary Islands, Spain
Educación
DePauw University (BS|biology)
University of Arizona (MS|ecology and evolutionary biology)
Ocupaciones
novelist
poet
short-story writer
Relaciones
Kingsolver, Camille (daughter)
Hopp, Steven (husband)
Hopp, Lily (daughter)
Organizaciones
Rock Bottom Remainders (band)
Premios y honores
Arizona Press Club Award for Outstanding Feature Writing (1986)
Honorary Doctorate of Letters, DePauw University (1994)
National Humanities Medal (2000)
Best American Science and Nature Writing (2001)
Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award (2011)
Phi Beta Kappa (DePauw University, 1977)
Agente
Frances Goldin (Frances Goldin Literary Agency)
Biografía breve
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.

Miembros

Debates

"Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver en 75 Books Challenge for 2023 (marzo 2023)
August 2019: Barbara Kingsolver en Monthly Author Reads (diciembre 2020)
Barbara Kingsolver: American Author Challenge en 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (diciembre 2015)
[The Lacuna] by [[Barbara Kingsolver]] en Orange January/July (julio 2011)

Reseñas

Dellarobia Turnbow es una joven pelirroja, carismática, rebelde y valiente tan impopular como envidiada por los habitantes del pueblo en el que vive. Un embarazo a los diecisiete años cambió el rumbo de sus planes y sus deseos de iniciar una vida lejos de la granja que comparte con su marido e hijos en las montañas Apalaches. Un día, en búsqueda de emociones más fuertes, inicia una aventura amorosa con un joven. De camino al encuentro con su amante, Dellarobia se halla, de pronto, en un valle que parece envuelto en llamas. Los bosques están cubiertos de mariposas monarcas que, a causa del cambio climático, en vez de migrar a México como han hecho durante siglos, han acabado en las Apalaches. El insólito acontecimiento despierta la curiosidad de visitantes, científicos y líderes religiosos y se dan teorías de todo tipo. Dellarobia se encuentra de nuevo en el ojo del huracán ya que, a los ojos de los lugareños, ella ha llevado el milagro al pueblo, visión que choca con la de los científicos llegados a la zona. El enfrentamiento entre unos y otros cambiará la percepción que del mundo tenía la joven.… (más)
 
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Natt90 | 233 reseñas más. | Mar 27, 2023 |
Sin sueños y contra las cuerdas, mientras envidia la vida comprometida que lleva su hermana Hallie ayudando a los campesinos nicaragüenses, Codi regresa a su pueblo de Arizona para enfrentarse a su pasado y a su padre enfermo. Lo que encuentra es un pueblo amenazado por una silenciosa catástrofe medioambiental, algunas sorprendentes claves sobre su propia identidad, una comunidad que la arropa y un hombre cuya visión del mundo podría cambiarle la vida. Con una combinación de flashbacks, sueños y leyendas de los indios norteamericanos, Barbara Kingsolver narra una entrañable historia llena de ternura y comprensión, una conmovedora exploración de los mayores compromisos de la vida, un convincente retrato de la compleja red de relaciones humanas a la que dan forma el tiempo, la memoria y la cultura.… (más)
 
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Natt90 | 75 reseñas más. | Feb 27, 2023 |
Se recorre la historia del Congo desde las postrimerías de la época colonial, en los años sesenta, hasta la actualidad, en un espinoso camino hacia la independencia. Este recorrido se realiza de la mano de las mujeres de una familia estadounidense cuyo progenitor, un pastor bautista, se impone una imposible misión catequizadora. La madre y cada una de las cuatro hijas van relatando en sucesivos capítulos sus experiencias en este país.
 
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Natt90 | 499 reseñas más. | Dec 13, 2022 |
The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. they carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it -from garden seeds to Scripture- is calamitously transformed on African soil.
 
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Daniel464 | 499 reseñas más. | Sep 28, 2021 |

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Estadísticas

Obras
40
También por
31
Miembros
86,042
Popularidad
#126
Valoración
4.1
Reseñas
2,117
ISBNs
549
Idiomas
18
Favorito
551

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