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Alice Munro , original name Alice Ann Laidlaw , born July 10, , Wingham, Ontario, Canada , Canadian short-story writer who gained international recognition with her exquisitely drawn narratives. She attended the University of Western Ontario but left after two years of studying English and journalism. At age 20, in , she married her first husband, James Munro, and moved to Vancouver.
Lives of Girls and Women
Its innovative quality consists in juxtaposing a variety of literary analyses of selected stories with two other ways of looking at her fiction: the perspectives of film adaptation and of pedagogy. The book is divided into three parts which mirror the key words in the title: understanding, adapting and teaching. Part One consists of four articles on various aspects of Munro's short fiction from a literary perspective. Part Two - four essays - addresses editing and film adaptations of Munro's stories both television and feature films.
Part Three consists of an essay on didactic aspects of Munro's fiction and of several interviews with teachers of Canadian literature who have included stories by Munro in their syllabi.
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Varley, Jill Not real but true : evolution in form and theme in Alice Munro's Lives of girls and women, The progress of love, and Open secrets. Masters thesis, Concordia University. Through the use of detailed textual analysis, this study explores the relationship between form and theme in Lives of Girls and Women, The Progress of Love and Open Secrets. A close reading of Munro's deceptively simple narrative style reveals a rich combination of formal techniques that has evolved to reflect the author's increasingly complex artistic vision. While the author consistently explores questions of female identity and the nature of reality, her focus is shown to widen from a close-up on one developing artistic consciousness to a cinematographic panning of various characters' attempts at making meaning from the world around them.
This book, rather more a collection of would-be stand-alone stories with a common principal character, invites the reader to witness the life and world of Del, a young girl whose experiences and encounters in growing up form the basis of each "story" or section as she grows from a young girl into womanhood. The reader is compelled to experience the struggle and wonder of growing up that is common amongst all of us, in a story that is peppered with extraordinary circumstances and trials that, thankfully, relatively few of us ever have to experience. Lives of Girls and Women is a coming-of-age story, full of the tumultuous times one goes through on the road to growing up, the universal truths about growing up and the tragedies that are suffered by far too many of us. More than that, it is the story of place and of the complex relationships that form between those with whom people live and experience life. It is about life itself, in all its beauty and ugliness. In the first section, "The Flats Road," the reader is first introduced to Del, and her world is brought into intimate focus for the reader. She is a young girl living in the small Prairie town of Jubilee.
The only novel from bestselling author Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Catching frogs, grazing knees, singing songs to save England from Hitler - that was childhood for Del Jordan, and now she's impatient for more. More than she can find in the encyclopedias sold by her mother, or in the half-understood innuendos dispensed by best friend Naomi, or in the whispers of boys during Friday night dances. Just like the girls in the movies, she wants to get started on real life. In her only novel, Alice Munro turns her eye to the frustrations, embarrassments, glee and bewilderment of adolescence, and to the brushes with sex, death, violence and birth that shape the lives of girls and women. Emotions erupt.
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