Aus Hartem Holz

Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641192064
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Aus Hartem Holz. Annie Proulxs erster Roman seit über zehn Jahren, das lang erwartete Meisterwerk der Pulitzerpreisträgerin: ein monumentales Epos, das lebensprall, sprachgewaltig und intensiv dreihundert Jahre nordamerikanischer Geschichte einfängt und von der Abholzung der scheinbar endlosen Wälder erzählt, vom ewigen Kampf zwischen Mensch und Natur.

Barkskins

Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476771820
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Barkskins. Finalist for the Kirkus Prize for Best Novel A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize-­­winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” comes the New York Times bestselling epic about the demise of the world’s forests: “Barkskins is grand entertainment in the tradition of Dickens and Tolstoy…the crowning achievement of Annie Proulx’s distinguished career, but also perhaps the greatest environmental novel ever written” (San Francisco Chronicle). In the late seventeenth century two young Frenchmen, René Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters—barkskins. René suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a native woman and their descendants live trapped between two cultures. But Duquet runs away, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Annie Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years—their travels across North America, to Europe, China, and New Zealand—the revenge of rivals, accidents, pestilence, Indian attacks, and cultural annihilation. Over and over, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse. “A stunning, bracing, full-tilt ride through three hundred years of US and Canadian history…with the type of full-immersion plot that keeps you curled in your chair, reluctant to stop reading” (Elle), Barkskins showcases Proulx’s inimitable genius of creating characters who are so vivid that we follow them with fierce attention. “This is Proulx at the height of her powers as an irreplaceable American voice” (Entertainment Weekly, Grade A), and Barkskins “is an awesome monument of a book” (The Washington Post)—“the masterpiece she was meant to write” (The Boston Globe). As Anthony Doerr says, “This magnificent novel possesses the dark humor of The Shipping News and the social awareness of ‘Brokeback Mountain.’”

Barkskins

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Publisher: Instaread
ISBN: 168378412X
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Barkskins. Barkskins by Annie Proulx | Summary & Analysis Preview: Barkskins by Annie Proulx is a novel about settler colonialism in North America and the eradication of the boreal forest and its native inhabitants. The novel spans 300 years tracing the family lineages of two Frenchmen, Charles Duquet and René Sel. In the late seventeenth century, Duquet and Sel, two poor indentured servants, arrive in the wild, seemingly infinite coniferous forest of New France. Their master, Claude Trépagny, tasks them with cutting trees to clear the land for a new maize plot. He tells them that after three years of servitude they will receive their own land to work. Soon after, the enterprising Duquet runs away to join the fur trade. Sel, a skilled woodsman, remains. But then Trépagny forces Sel to marry Mari, an older Mi’kmaw woman with whom Trépagny had been living, so that Trépagny can marry a wealthy Frenchwoman. In exchange for Sel’s cooperation, Trépagny gives the young man… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Barkskins: · Summary of the Book · Important People · Character Analysis · Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.

Barkskins

Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Fourth Estate
ISBN: 9780007232017
Size: 39.49 MB
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Barkskins. A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'One of the greatest American writers' Independent From Annie Proulx, the Pulitzer Prize-�winning author of The Shipping News and "Brokeback Mountain," comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world's forests. In the late seventeenth century two penniless young Frenchmen, Ren� Sel and Charles Duquet, arrive in New France. Bound to a feudal lord, a "seigneur," for three years in exchange for land, they become wood-cutters - barkskins. Ren� suffers extraordinary hardship, oppressed by the forest he is charged with clearing. He is forced to marry a Mi'kmaw woman and their descendants live trapped between two inimical cultures. But Duquet, crafty and ruthless, runs away from the seigneur, becomes a fur trader, then sets up a timber business. Proulx tells the stories of the descendants of Sel and Duquet over three hundred years - their travels across North America, to Europe, China, and New Zealand, under stunningly brutal conditions; the revenge of rivals; accidents; pestilence; Indian attacks; and cultural annihilation. Over and over again, they seize what they can of a presumed infinite resource, leaving the modern-day characters face to face with possible ecological collapse. Proulx's inimitable genius is her creation of characters who are so vivid - in their greed, lust, vengefulness, or their simple compassion and hope - that we follow them with fierce attention. Annie Proulx is one of the most formidable and compelling American writers, and Barkskins is her greatest novel, a magnificent marriage of history and imagination.

Schiffsmeldungen

Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641015219
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Schiffsmeldungen. Eine unvergessliche, tragikomische Geschichte, erzählt von der mehrfach preisgekrönten Autorin Annie Proulx, in deren herb-poetischer Sprache jene fremde Gegend zum Sehnsuchtsland wird. „Schiffsmeldungen“ fürs Lokalblatt soll Quoyle jetzt schreiben. Quoyle, der ewige Versager und Pechvogel, den es aus dem Staat New York auf die Felseninsel Neufundland im Osten Kanadas verschlagen hat. Quoyle, der immer schon panische Angst vor dem Wasser hatte. Und doch findet er hier in dieser kargen Landschaft, wo seine Vorfahren siedelten, so etwas wie Glück und für sich und seine beiden Töchter so etwas wie ein Zuhause ... Der Roman, der Annie Proulx berühmt machte!

Brokeback Mountain

Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783453351103
Size: 28.58 MB
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Brokeback Mountain. Die raubeinigen Naturburschen Jack und Ennis werden auf Brokeback Mountain als Schafhirten engagiert. Dann geschieht etwas, das gegen alle Regeln und Moralvorstellungen verstösst: Die beiden jungen Männer verlieben sich ineinander. Ihre Wege trennen sich, doch sie kommen nicht voneinander los.

Schneller Als Der Tod

Author: Josh Bazell
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104006474
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Schneller Als Der Tod. Pietro ist clever und smart und war Killer für die New Yorker Mafia. Er stieg aus und glaubt sich sicher – er ist erstens im Zeugenschutzprogramm und zweitens Arzt in einem Krankenhaus. Bis einer der alten Feinde eingeliefert wird. Diagnose: Krebs im Endstadium. Wenn er stirbt, ist Pietro geliefert. Die nächsten acht Stunden im Tollhaus der Klinik werden zum atemlosen Wettkampf um sein Leben...»Schneller als der Tod« ist ein adrenalingeladener Thriller mit Dialogen, so scharf geschliffen wie ein Skalpell. Josh Bazell schreibt extrem cool und schockierend unterhaltsam – so zynisch und komisch, als hätte Tarantino bei Dr. House Regie geführt.

The Shipping News

Author: Annie Proulx
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743519809
Size: 79.88 MB
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The Shipping News. 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.