A Literary Companion
About the Book
Barbara Kingsolver—a writer of fiction, documentary, verse and essay—supports entertaining stories with profound themes of ecological responsibility and defense of human rights.
This work is an introduction and overview of the author’s literary achievements, opening with an annotated chronology of Kingsolver’s life, activism, works, and awards, followed by a family tree. The 122 alphabetical entries in the main text provide data and analysis on characters, dates, historical figures and events, allusions, literary motifs, and themes from Kingsolver’s works, combining insights with generous citations from primary and secondary sources. Each entry concludes with a selected bibliography. Appendices include a timeline of events in The Poisonwood Bible, a list of 46 writing and research topics, a bibliography, and a comprehensive index.
About the Author(s)
Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: chronology, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2004
Series: McFarland Literary Companions
Table of Contents
Chronology of Kingsolver’s Life and Works 7
Kingsolver’s Genealogy 31
Barbara Kingsolver: A Literary Companion 33
Appendix A: Chronology of The Poisonwood Bible 209
Appendix B: Writing and Research Topics 213