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e-Book Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives: A Biography download

by Robert Thacker

ISBN: 0771085141
ISBN13: 978-0771085147
Language: English
Publisher: Douglas Gibson Books (November 22, 2005)
Pages: 616
Category: Arts and Literature
Subategory: Memoris

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Rating: 4.1
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Alice Munro: Writing Her. has been added to your Cart. Robert Thacker wrote his . thesis at Waterloo on Alice Munro way back in 1976. But I think the point of a biography is to reveal something about the real life of the public figure. There is nothing intimate or even especially human about this book.

This is the book about one of the world’s great authors, Alice Munro, which shows how her life and her stories intertwine

This is the book about one of the world’s great authors, Alice Munro, which shows how her life and her stories intertwine. The result is a feast of information for Alice Munro’s admirers everywhere.

Alice Munro has devoted her career to the short story, and when reading her work it is difficult to remember why the novel was ever invented.

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Alice Munro was born Alice Ann Laidlaw on July 10, 1931, in Wingham, Ontario . Munro received her second Governor award exactly three decades after her first, in 1998, for The Progress of Love.

Alice Munro was born Alice Ann Laidlaw on July 10, 1931, in Wingham, Ontario, Canada. Munro's first collection of stories (and first book-length work) was published in 1968 as Dance of the Happy Shades; the collection achieved great success in Munro's native country, including her first Governor General's Award for fiction. Three years later, she published Lives of Girls and Women, a collection of stories that critics deemed a Bildungsroman-a work centering on the main character's moral and psychological development.

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The result is a feast of information for Alice Munro’s admirers everywhere. There is always a starting point in reality, she once said of her stories, and this book reveals just how often her stories spring from her life. Books related to Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives.

Munro began writing as a teenager, publishing her first story, "The Dimensions of a. Thacker, Robert (2014). Alice Munro - Biographical".

Munro began writing as a teenager, publishing her first story, "The Dimensions of a Shadow", in 1950 while studying English and journalism at the University of Western Ontario under a two-year scholarship. During this period she worked as a waitress, a tobacco picker, and a library clerk. In 1951, she left the university, where she had been majoring in English since 1949, to marry fellow student James Munro Works.

Alice Munro : writing her lives : a biography, Robert Thacker. Throughout her domestic life as a young wife and mother, Alice Munro wrote. eISBN: 978-0-7710-8468-3. Before she was married, Munro had published stories in Western’s undergraduate literary magazine, Folio, and she had made contact with Robert Weaver, an arts producer at the CBC, who bought and broadcast Munro’s The Strangers in October 1951.

This biography of Alice Munro provides detailed information about her childhood, life, achievements . Alice Munro is a Man Booker International Prize winning writer from Canada.

This biography of Alice Munro provides detailed information about her childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. This biography of Alice Munro provides detailed information about her childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Birthday: July 10, 1931.

This is the book about one of the world’s great authors, Alice Munro, which shows how her life and her stories intertwine.For almost thirty years Robert Thacker has been researching this book, steeping himself in Alice Munro’s life and work, working with her co-operation to make it complete. The result is a feast of information for Alice Munro’s admirers everywhere.By following “the parallel tracks” of Alice Munro’s life and Alice Munro’s texts, he gives a thorough and revealing account of both her life and work. “There is always a starting point in reality,” she once said of her stories, and this book reveals just how often her stories spring from her life.The book is chronological, starting with her pioneer ancestors, but with special attention paid to her parents and to her early days growing up poor in Wingham. Then all of her life stages — the marriage to Jim Munro, the move to Vancouver, then to Victoria to start the bookstore, the three daughters, the divorce, the return to Huron County, and the new life with Gerry Fremlin — leading to the triumphs as, story by story, book by book, she gains fame around the world, until rumours of a Nobel Prize circulate . . .
Comments:
Swiang
As the previous reviewer points out, the treatment of Munro's life here is shallow. But I think the point of a biography is to reveal something about the real life of the public figure. There is nothing intimate or even especially human about this book. The better part of it seems devoted to recording all the praise Munro has ever received by editors, reviewers, etc. No one would buy a $40, 616-page book about Alice Munro if not already convinced that she is an extraordinary writer. I didn't feel I needed to read every scrap of adulation ever accorded to her. I wanted details about her life, her writing process, maybe an in-depth discussion of different stories. She's written tirelessly about adultery, tortured love affairs, estranged daughters. I was hoping for something specific or in-depth about how these themes have informed her own life. Again, that doesn't seem unreasonable for a biography. I'm not saying Thacker was wrong to resist visiting these places, especially as he is so star-struck and respectful of his still-living subject. But I am saying that this book was just too safe and careful to be interesting.

Whiteseeker
Fascinating for the already initiated, for awhile. It includes as much as you're likely to want to know about the background and details of Munro's actual life, personality and her relationship to her work. You're not likely to enjoy the numerous passages reviewing her reviews of the books of stories you better have already read if you're going to bother with this tome.

Cae
It's true that there's nothing salacious about this book. Also that, at 600+ pages, it's the weight of a brick. Yet I obsessively read it. Robert Thacker writes well. I found myself wondering who he is. I know that he has "followed" Alice Munro for thirty-five years, because it says so in his bio. It's strange to devout one's life to gathering the (often dry) details of another's, but he has done just that. Thank God he doesn't attempt to explain her stories, rather he fixes them (sometimes ploddingly) to her past. If you can get through Part One: Ancestors, Parents, Home, you'll likely feel quite dizzy as a result. Learning the branches of her family tree is both fascinating and tiresome.

That said, this scholarly work is something I cherish for the perspective it does give. It tells no more than I need to know, for to know too much might destroy the mystery. It tells enough. We learn that Alice Munro struggled, paid attention, was reasonably kind, and that throughout she was true to herself. Oh, and she wrote, since of course that is what a writer does. I don't know if she ever made grape jelly, nor do I particularly want to.

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