The book I choose is THE LOWLAND which is written by JHUMPA LAHIRI. Jhumpa Lahiri is an American author was born in London and raised in Rhode Island. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and author of two previous books. Her debut collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly, among other publications.
In 1996 one of the novels was chosen for the Booker Prize and won the Whitbread Book of the year, namely An Artist of the Floating World. But before it, in 1989 one of his novels entitled The Remains the Day won the Booker Prize too. A Pale View of Hills is his first and well known novel. This novel is consisted of eleven chapters. Etsuko is the first person omniscient in this novel because she explained everything that happened in the story.
While her writing is more sophisticated and it delves deeper into the emotions of The Book Thief; the tools she uses are too clouded by her complex sentences for them to be successful. The very first line Chhabra’s review is a rhetorical question aimed at the audience which sets the stage for the rest of the review (Appendix B). A skillful and attention grabbing start, it is then buried under a thirty-eight word sentence. The first stylistic decision to include the rhetorical question was a smart one but after which she undermines. Chhabra also utilizes parenthesis throughout her review to insert more information into her sentences.
The novel would not have been as cohesive or interesting without characters to add comic relief. Jane Austen’s use of character foils is possibly the most interesting. Mr. Darcy has more than one character that contradicts his, for example, Mr. Wickham and Mr. Bingley both contrast different parts of Mr. Darcy’s character, further emphasizing those distinct parts. Austen’s mocking tone made the novel far more interesting than a run of the mill romance novel. It is the 18th century version of a rom-com
Her body of work contains a number of novels, poetry collections, and short stories that have won numerous awards. In 1986, she received the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her poetry collection Seeing Through the Sun. In 1989, her short story “Aunt Moon’s Young Man” was featured in Best American Short Stories, and a year later her novel Mean Spirit was one of three finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Since then she has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for another poetry collection, The Book of Medicines, and in 1998 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas. She has also been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, a Guggenheim Grant in Fiction, and the Lannan Award for Outstanding Achievement in
Aldo Leopold describes the land ethic as the “simply enlarges [of ] the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals” (Leopold, “Land” 239). In other words, a land ethic “reflect a conviction of individual responsibility for the health of the land” (258). If all of the society cares about what is done to the earth and the consequences that it may have, a good land ethic will be used and a positive domino effect will be reflected. Society can take the adventure of transforming the earth, transforming a little part of each
She won the annual award of The ALA Margaret A. Edwards Award in 2009, which recognizes one writer and a particular body of work “for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature”. Anderson won the Golden Kite award, the Edgar Allan Poe Award, and The Los Angeles Times Book Prize, for
J.K. Rowling published her first Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on June 30, 1997 and the first movie came out on November 4, 2001. And thus began a generation centered on the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Like Star Wars, Harry Potter remains as hyped as when it was released. Although completely different in circumstance, both Star Wars and Harry Potter generally follow the archetypal hero’s quest. Both franchises are unparalleled takes on the hero’s journey,
John Steinbeck is a famous 20th century American author whose books are still widely popular today. John Steinbeck lived from 1902-1968. He was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California, to Ernst and Olive Steinbeck. Steinbeck released his first novel, Cup of Gold, in 1929. At first, the book did not attract much attention.
CHU HAI COLLEGE OF HIGHER EDUCATION Department of English Name : Ling Wai May (ID:201212009H) Lecturer : Professor Michael Yee Date : 30 September 2015 Assignment : Final Year Project Proposal Project Title Cultural identity and space in the postcolonial London: ‘White Teeth’ by Zadie Smith Background White Teeth is a debut novel by Zadie Smith that is highly praised as an epitome of multicultural London by many critics. Just from the story characters: the three families of immigrants- Jones (Anglo-Jamaican), Iqbal (Bangladeshi) and Chalfen (Jewish) show the cultural and ethnic diversity of the novel. White Teeth presents a London-based story of these families across the time periods of WWII, post war years, the 80’s and the 90’s.
She is best known for her bestselling novel, called Poisonwood Bible. The novel was a finalist for the Pulitzer and Orange Prize. It also won the national book award of South Africa before being named an Oprah Book Club selection. However, today I will be focusing on most recent work, which was published in 2012, called Flight Behavior. Generally, the
The keywords of this definition are “making” and “natural” which is different than other EE definitions. This definition takes in the “built environment” and “the natural” Instead of just educating individuals and communities about environmental problems, we have to develop a connection with nature in order to work towards solutions. Tbilisi’s EE definition is also localized and takes all the aspects of different communities and individuals in account. Many EE objectives focus on environmental issues but individuals are not able to understand the extent of these problems unless they have a relationship with nature which