Summary of Barbara Kingsolver s Demon Copperhead

Summary of Barbara Kingsolver s Demon Copperhead
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2023-09-12
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Buy now to get the main key ideas from Barbara Kingsolver's Demon Copperhead Demon Copperhead (2022) follows a young boy through his tumultuous childhood and adolescence in contemporary Appalachia. Writer Barbara Kingsolver was inspired by David Copperfield, the classic 1850 novel by Charles Dickens, to explore similar themes of family, hardship, friendship, resilience, and the search for meaning and belonging. Young Demon Copperhead lives in a trailer with his mother, who struggles with substance abuse. He learns to navigate the challenges of foster care, child labor, addiction, toxic relationships, and grief, somehow managing to come of age against all odds.

Demon Copperhead

Demon Copperhead
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-10-18
Genre: Foster care
ISBN: 0571376460

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From the multi-million copy bestselling author of Flight Behaviour and The Poisonwood Bible comes this heart-rending instant classic.

Demon Copperhead

Demon Copperhead
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Harper
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0063251922

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The teenage son of an Appalachian single mother who dies when he is eleven uses his good looks, wit, and instincts to survive foster care, child labor, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses.

Demon Copperhead

Demon Copperhead
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Editura Trei
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2023-11-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9786064021304

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Demon Copperhead este povestea unui băiat adus pe lume de o mamă adolescentă, dependentă de droguri, un băiat fără alte atuuri în afară de frumusețea și părul arămiu moștenite de la tatăl decedat, spiritul caustic și un talent extraordinar de a supraviețui. El se vede obligat să înfrunte singur pericolele pe care le implică asistența maternală, exploatarea prin muncă, abandonul școlar, succesul sportiv, dependența, iubirile dezastruoase și pierderile devastatoare. Cu generații în urmă, Charles Dickens a scris David Copperfield pornind de la experiența lui de copil orfan de tată, supus unui regim de viață sever. Romanul de față este un omagiu adus lui Dickens și un protest față de o realitate care încă există. Cadrul victorian este substituit de Barbara Kingsolver cu o comunitate șocant de pauperă și cât se poate de reală din America zilelor noastre. Cu furie și compasiune, ea scrie o poveste răscolitor de frumoasă și creează unul dintre cele mai memorabile personaje din literatura contemporană, care te va cuceri cu siguranță. „Deopotrivă amuzant și dureros, romanul este povestea unui băiat imposibil de stăpânit, pe care nimeni nu-l vrea, dar pe care cititorii îl vor adora." – Washington Post „Barbara Kingsolver simte o plăcere aproape palpabilă de a scrie, creând imagini care nu-l mai părăsesc pe cititor." – New York Times Book Review „Barbara Kingsolver este o scriitoare care ne poate ajuta să înțelegem și să ne orientăm prin haosul acestor vremuri." – Minneapolis Star Tribune „După cum descoperă Demon, asumarea propriei povești – a fiecărei părți din ea – și găsirea unei modalități de a o spune reprezintă modul prin care poate să preia controlul asupra vieții. Și ce poveste! Intensă, pasională, sfâșietor de evocatoare, expusă de un narator care este produsul mai multor sisteme eșuate, într-adevăr, dar și al unui peisaj rural profund, cu propriile tradiții durabile." – The Guardian

Demon Copperhead

Demon Copperhead
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publsiher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2024-04-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0063251981

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WINNER OF THE 2023 PULITZER PRIZE * WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION A New York Times "Ten Best Books of 2022" * An Oprah's Book Club Selection * An Instant New York Times Bestseller * An Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller * A #1 Washington Post Bestseller "Demon is a voice for the ages--akin to Huck Finn or Holden Caulfield--only even more resilient." --Beth Macy, author of Dopesick "May be the best novel of 2022. . . . Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, this is the story of an irrepressible boy nobody wants, but readers will love." (Ron Charles, Washington Post) From the acclaimed author of The Poisonwood Bible and The Bean Trees, a brilliant novel that enthralls, compels, and captures the heart as it evokes a young hero's unforgettable journey to maturity Set in the mountains of southern Appalachia, Demon Copperhead is the story of a boy born to a teenaged single mother in a single-wide trailer, with no assets beyond his dead father's good looks and copper-colored hair, a caustic wit, and a fierce talent for survival. Relayed in his own unsparing voice, Demon braves the modern perils of foster care, child labor, derelict schools, athletic success, addiction, disastrous loves, and crushing losses. Through all of it, he reckons with his own invisibility in a popular culture where even the superheroes have abandoned rural people in favor of cities. Many generations ago, Charles Dickens wrote David Copperfield from his experience as a survivor of institutional poverty and its damages to children in his society. Those problems have yet to be solved in ours. Dickens is not a prerequisite for readers of this novel, but he provided its inspiration. In transposing a Victorian epic novel to the contemporary American South, Barbara Kingsolver enlists Dickens' anger and compassion, and above all, his faith in the transformative powers of a good story. Demon Copperhead speaks for a new generation of lost boys, and all those born into beautiful, cursed places they can't imagine leaving behind.

The Jazz Scene

The Jazz Scene
Author: Eric Hobsbawm
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2014-11-20
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780571320110

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From 1955-65 the historian Eric Hobsbawm took the pseudonym 'Francis Newton' and wrote a monthly column for the New Statesman on jazz - music he had loved ever since discovering it as a boy in 1933 ('the year Adolf Hitler took power in Germany'). Hobsbawm's column led to his writing a critical history, The Jazz Scene (1959). This enhanced edition from 1993 adds later writings by Hobsbawm in which he meditates further 'on why jazz is not only a marvellous noise but a central concern for anyone concerned with twentieth-century society and the twentieth-century arts.' 'All the greats are covered in passing (Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday), while further space is given to Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, Thelonious Monk, Mahalia Jackson, and Sidney Bechet ... Perhaps Hobsbawm's tastiest comments are about the business side and work ethics, where his historian's eye strips the jazz scene down to its commercial spine.' Kirkus Reviews

Low Intensity Operations

Low Intensity Operations
Author: Frank Kitson K.C.B. C.B.E. M.C.
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2013-11-07
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9780571265671

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Low Intensity Operations is an important, controversial and prophetic book that has had a major influence on the conduct of modern warfare. First published in 1971, it was the result of an academic year Frank Kitson spent at University College, Oxford, under the auspices of the Ministry of Defence, to write a paper on the way in which the army should be prepared to deal with future insurgency and peacekeeping operations. Its findings and propositions are as striking as when the work was first published. 'To understand the nature of revolutionary warfare, one cannot do better than read Low Intensity Operations... The author has had unrivalled experience of such operations in many parts of the world.' Daily Telegraph 'A highly practical analysis of subversion, insurgency and peacekeeping operations... Frank Kitson's book is not merely timely but important.' The Economist

Lord Reading

Lord Reading
Author: Denis Judd
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2013-10-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780571300105

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Rufus Isaacs was in his day the first commoner to rise to the rank of marquess since the Duke of Wellington. Born into a lively Jewish family, he left school aged 14, yet made his name as a brilliant QC before being elected to the Commons as a Liberal in 1904. Smeared during the Marconi scandal of 1913 he survived to be appointed Lord Chief Justice, and elevated to the peerage in 1914. He would go on to be Ambassador to the United States, Viceroy of India, and Foreign Secretary. For this major work, first published in 1982, Denis Judd drew upon private papers in order to place Rufus Isaacs' complex career in perspective and so provide an overdue reassessment of one of the most outstanding public figures of the twentieth century. 'Excellent.' A.J.P. Taylor, Observer 'A lucid and revealing book' Geoffrey Moorhouse, Times 'The best biography [of Lord Reading] to have appeared so far.' Robert Blake, Evening Standard