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The cycle serves as a coming of age story for Del Jordan growing up first on the outskirts, and later in the centre, of the small, southern Ontario town of Jubilee. Del is portrayed as something of an outsider, unsatisfied with small town life though unwilling to acknowledge the similarities between herself and her mother who also seeks to expand her mind beyond the limited experiences of Jubilee.
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.
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. She spent her days wandering around the swamps, catching frogs with her brother. Their life was exciting in its own rather peculiar way. The world around them seemed to be a fascinating place. Her father had grown up on a farm in a remote village, though he later became a farmer himself, he was not especially fond of a village life.
Lives of Girls and Women
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro. The only novel from Alice Munro -- award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman -- is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the s.
Del Jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father's fox farm, where her most frequent companions are an eccentric bachelor fami The only novel from Alice Munro -- award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman -- is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical in form but not in fact," that chronicles a young girl's growing up in rural Ontario in the s.
Del Jordan lives out at the end of the Flats Road on her father's fox farm, where her most frequent companions are an eccentric bachelor family friend and her rough younger brother. When she begins spending more time in town, she is surrounded by women -- her mother, an agnostic, opinionated woman who sells encyclopedias to local farmers; her mother's boarder, the lusty Fern Dogherty; and her best friend, Naomi, with whom she shares the frustrations and unbridled glee of adolescence.
Through these unwitting mentors and in her own encounters with sex, birth, and death, Del explores the dark and bright sides of womanhood. All along she remains a wise, witty observer and recorder of truths in small-town life.
The result is a powerful, moving, and humorous demonstration of Alice Munro's unparalleled awareness of the lives of girls and women. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published February 13th by Vintage first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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See 2 questions about Lives of Girls and Women…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Lives of Girls and Women. Dec 14, Cecily rated it it was amazing Recommended to Cecily by: Dolors. Shelves: sexuality-gender-lgbtq , read-only-cos-of-gr-friends , bildungsroman , usa-and-canada.
This is my favourite sort of novel: writing that is acute, astute, and beautiful, sugaring deeper questions and messages that take time to ferment and mature. I was constantly letting go and tumbling into it. It is not far removed from short stor This is my favourite sort of novel: writing that is acute, astute, and beautiful, sugaring deeper questions and messages that take time to ferment and mature.
It is not far removed from short stories, with Del describing her childhood and adolescence in seven episodic, loosely-themed death, God, friendships, sex, ambition etc , but chronological chapters, plus a short epilogue in different style.
The prose is carefully crafted to seem simple, as are the brilliantly relatable insights and anxieties of an adolescent girl's life.
And it exposes the hopes and fears of different and changing gender expectations, without ever being academic or preachy. But things were progressing for her… She had moved as far beyond me in… the real world, as I in all sorts or remote and useless and special knowledge… had moved beyond her. Del lives in the small Ontario town of Jubilee, during and after WW2.
Her father raises silver foxes for fur. Her younger brother, Owen, is mostly in the margins, as little brothers often are. She reminded me strongly of a cross between a Carson McCullers character and myself despite differences of geography, decades, and reality. In particular, her tussles with God and religion: wanting to believe and to feel, to belong, yet not quite expecting it, maybe not wholeheartedly wanting it, were hallmarks of my adolescence too.
Nature, nurture, or both? Can we escape our past and our presumed destiny? Is Del made by Jubilee and the women in it, or does she make herself? Mother is devoted to knowledge the past in service of the future. Teenagers try to wrestle free of the past, of their parents, as they try to forge their futures, and Del tries out different personae and priorities. I felt the gentle pain of small-town adolescence, where there is no anonymity, no privacy. The ambivalent, confused feelings of a child-adult, present and future, about her changing body, the bodies of others, and the implications and opportunities arising, is brilliantly, realistically, comically, and painfully portrayed.
Christmas baubles on a summer sponge cake Munro has a knack for dropping an unexpected word in an otherwise ordinary phrase - the most outstanding aspect of this novel for me.
Most are not quite oxymorons, but they startle, and make me refocus my mind to see things in a new way. A chilly commodity that most people, grown up, can agree to do without. Walls of printed pages, evidence of so many created worlds. It did not seem frightening Raw and blunt, ugly-colored as a wound, it looked to me vulnerable, playful and naive It did not seem to have anything to do with me.
I had assumed there might not bet enough of an age gap for much influence, but then I found this undated interview here , including this question and answer: What writers have most influenced you and who do you like to read? These I would say are influences.
There are dozens of others I just like to read. My latest discovery is a Dutch writer, Cees Nooteboom. View all 47 comments. Oct 14, Dolors rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Don't shrink, expand your horizons.
Shelves: read-in Straddling two genres, "Lives of Girls and Women" features eight seemingly disjointed snapshots of daily life in Jubilee, a rural town in Ontario, seen through the eyes of Del Jordan, a feisty girl on the threshold of adolescence, that build on the common theme of women swimming against the backdraught of societal indoctrination towards rightful emancipation.
Munro's prose is spare but not scanty. She skips major episodes in Del's life in favor of extended descriptions of the details that really Straddling two genres, "Lives of Girls and Women" features eight seemingly disjointed snapshots of daily life in Jubilee, a rural town in Ontario, seen through the eyes of Del Jordan, a feisty girl on the threshold of adolescence, that build on the common theme of women swimming against the backdraught of societal indoctrination towards rightful emancipation.
She skips major episodes in Del's life in favor of extended descriptions of the details that really count, details that flood the unadorned first-person narration with fierce authenticity. It is also painstakingly shaped by the external occurrences in a community ruled by the tight grip of a suffocating religious dogma that shears the futures of those who dare to challenge its traditional heritage.
Ignoring her unconventional mother, an agnostic amidst an ocean of fervent believers, Del experiments with faith as she does with sexuality or with premature first love, with rigorous self-determination, always remaining the mistress of her actions. She needs to discover her wishes, construct her ambitions on her own terms and so she dismisses preconceived ideas, even from her best friend Naomi who aspires to secure a good marriage or from her modern mother who covets a college education for her.
Her mistakes, disappointments and frustrations teach her the most constructive lessons and set the founding pillars of her path to mental and physical independence. These thematic lines have been addressed, exploited and scrutinized before, but, in my opinion, what distinguishes Munro from other writers is her ability to construct a multi-dimensional world —domestic, personal and equally subversive— that moves dexterously from introspective narration, minimalistic dialogue and objective narration to sketch flesh and bone characters whose inner struggles make the reading painful at times for the pangs of recognition it provokes in the reader.
Munro is unapologetic and so are her characters, which become afire with life through her economical yet incisive prose. Also, on this occasion, the reader is not only rewarded by the deft unfolding pathos of a classical bildungsroman , but also by the processes that take place in the making of an artist.
Del Jordan discovers that her literary vocation will transform her words into powerful weapons that will provide a voice to those silenced by decades of sustained social injustice. My first Munro, but certainly not my last. View all 65 comments. May 22, Joe Valdez rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction-general. Published in , it could qualify as a short story collection for some, a novel for others; the seven titled chapters capable of being read out of order and standing alone as short stories, but all narrated by the same character, teenager Del Jordan as she grows up in the fictional southern Ontario town of Jubilee in the s.
Under the supervision of her mother Ada, Del determines whether her ideal My introduction to Alice Munro is Lives of Girls and Women and what a sensory feast this is. Under the supervision of her mother Ada, Del determines whether her ideal is a life spent in service of a husband, or dictated by her own choices somewhere else.
Of the many approaches to this story, Munro's is marvelously detailed, with a warm touch and unmistakable humanity.
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. She moved again in to Victoria , where the couple started a bookstore and together raised three daughters. After her first marriage ended in , she returned to Ontario and settled in Clinton, near her childhood home, where she lived with her second husband married Munro had begun writing stories as a teenager, and she persevered in her attempt to establish herself as a writer despite years of rejection from publishers and the limitations imposed on her career by the responsibilities of marriage and motherhood. Her first collection of stories was published as Dance of the Happy Shades
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. Preconceptions crumble.
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