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Marge Piercy

Teoksen Woman on the Edge of Time tekijä

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Poet and novelist Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 31, 1936. She received a B. A. from the University of Michigan and an M. A. from Northwestern. She is involved in the Jewish renewal and political work and was part of the civil rights movement. She won the Arthur C. Clarke näytä lisää award. Besides writing her own novels and collections of poetry, she has collaborated with her husband Ira Wood on a play, The Last White Class, and a novel, Storm Tide. In 1997, they founded a small literary publishing company called the Leapfrog Press. She currently lives in Cape Cod. (Bowker Author Biography) Marge Piercy is the author of 14 previous poetry collections and 14 novels. In 1990 her poetry won the Golden Rose, the oldest poetry award in the country. She lives on Cape Cod. (Publisher Provided) Marge Piercy is the author of 35 books of poetry & fiction, including the best sellers "Gone to Soldiers" & "The Longings of Women". (Publisher Provided) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) 2,581 kappaletta
He, She and It (1991) 1,308 kappaletta
Gone to Soldiers (1987) 876 kappaletta
The Moon Is Always Female (1980) 513 kappaletta
City of Darkness, City of Light (1996) 457 kappaletta
Vida (1976) 402 kappaletta
Sex Wars (2005) 379 kappaletta
Small Changes (1972) 372 kappaletta
The Longings of Women (1994) 341 kappaletta
Summer People (1989) 329 kappaletta
Braided Lives (1981) 324 kappaletta
Three Women (1999) 315 kappaletta
Sleeping with Cats: A Memoir (2002) 214 kappaletta
The High Cost of Living (1978) 211 kappaletta
Circles on the Water (1982) 205 kappaletta
Fly Away Home (1984) 203 kappaletta
What Are Big Girls Made Of?: Poems (1997) 164 kappaletta
The Art of Blessing the Day (1992) 144 kappaletta
The Third Child (2003) 136 kappaletta
My Mother's Body (1985) 128 kappaletta
Dance the Eagle to Sleep (1970) 121 kappaletta
Stone, Paper, Knife (1983) 113 kappaletta
Available Light (1988) 103 kappaletta
Mars and Her Children: Poems (1992) 97 kappaletta
Going Down Fast (1600) 79 kappaletta
To Be of Use (1969) 76 kappaletta
Colors Passing Through Us: Poems (2003) 68 kappaletta
Living in the Open (1976) 65 kappaletta
Storm Tide (1998) 62 kappaletta
The Crooked Inheritance: Poems (2006) 37 kappaletta
Made in Detroit: Poems (2015) 34 kappaletta
Breaking Camp: Poems (1968) 28 kappaletta
Last White Class (1979) 14 kappaletta
Gone to Soldiers, Vol. 1 (1987) 7 kappaletta
Gone to Soldiers, Vol. 2 (1989) 7 kappaletta
Donna & Jill (2000) 4 kappaletta
Cybergolem 3 kappaletta
Shira (1994) 3 kappaletta
4-telling (1971) 2 kappaletta
the grand coolie dam (1969) 2 kappaletta
Written in Bone (1998) 1 kappale
Mn̄er̄et (1983) 1 kappale
Kucuk Degisimler (2010) 1 kappale

Associated Works

The Last Man (1826) — Johdanto, eräät painokset1,680 kappaletta
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (1992) — Avustaja, eräät painokset516 kappaletta
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Avustaja — 447 kappaletta
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Avustaja — 399 kappaletta
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Avustaja — 372 kappaletta
Take Back the Night: Woman on Pornography (1980) — Avustaja — 131 kappaletta
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Avustaja — 123 kappaletta
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Avustaja — 116 kappaletta
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Avustaja — 109 kappaletta
The Best American Erotica 2001 (2001) — Avustaja — 91 kappaletta
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
Calling Home: Working-Class Women's Writings (1990) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
Racism and Sexism: An Integrated Study (1988) — Avustaja — 62 kappaletta
Passion Fruit (1986) — Avustaja — 55 kappaletta
Aurora: Beyond Equality (1976) — Avustaja — 51 kappaletta
Partisan Review (1998) — Avustaja, eräät painokset33 kappaletta
2076: The American Tricentennial (1977) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 4 (1981) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (1982) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the 70's (1973) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Sinister Wisdom 17 (1981) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
The Southern California Anthology: Volume XI (1993) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Poetry East, Number Twenty-eight, Fall 1989 (1989) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Kanoninen nimi
Piercy, Marge
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA
University of Michigan (BA)
Northwestern University (MA)
Wood, Ira (echtg.)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Hopwood Award
Arthur C. Clarke Award
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan, and is the recipient of four honorary doctorates. She is the author of seventeen novels.   [from Amazon.com, 4/8/2013)



***Woman on the Edge of Time Group Read--spoiler thread, 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (kesäkuu 2011)


An excellent read, if seriously flawed. For one, nothing dates a novel like its depiction of the future. This is no exception, the whole thing felt very seventies. Second, much of the twin utopia/dystopia presented in the book is told instead of shown, an elementary crime against literature. Third, I've been spoiled by [b:The Dispossessed|13651|The Dispossessed (Hainish Cycle #6)|Ursula K. Le Guin|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1353467455s/13651.jpg|2684122] which presented its future with a negative capability, sowing doubts by presenting the inevitable discontents within its utopia. That I agree with Piercy's premise doesn't let this book off the hook.
Still, its so very refreshing to see Rosa Luxemburg's axiom "socialism vs barbarism" brought to life so starkly. The novel's predictions align with choices our actual society faces. The fact that reality is less subtle than science fiction isn't this novel's fault, it's our own.
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ethorwitz | 51 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2024 |
A superb summer saga with a surprise ending ala Billy Tipton.
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Mark_Feltskog | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 23, 2023 |
Read this on a lark because I am halfway through writing my own human/robot love story and wanted to see how this classic work tackled it. Normally reading fiction similar to what you're writing is a terrible idea, but my story is well enough established that I decided to indulge my curiosity.

I enjoyed the B-plot of this novel, in which one of the characters retells the story of the Golem of Prague. The main narrative lost my interest about halfway through.

Before I picked up the title, I came across controversy about whether literary writers like Piercy, Atwood, etc. write "real" SF/F. I wrestled with this question for a while before setting it aside as irrelevant. There's plenty of successful genre fiction written for a general or literary audience. Piercy's cyberpumk-inspired world isn't very original, but I don't think original worldbuilding makes or breaks a story. She infodumps on every other page, but some genre writers do that all the time (especially in cyberpunk!)

So the reason I didn't care for this book isn't because it's bad science fiction (it might be, but whatever). It's because the characters stopped surprising me and the central ideas of the book didn't take me anywhere I hadn't been before.
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raschneid | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 19, 2023 |
As usual, Marge Piercy is full of interesting ideas. In this book she explores our relationship to technology, as individuals, as.communities and as a society. Her primary question concerns the notion of humanity. What does it mean to be human? What are the essential attributes? What does it mean when acknowledged human beings don't have those qualities, vut cyborgs do? What are the benefits and risks of merging the biological with the technological? Great questions for our current moment. Unfortunately Piercy ' s writing falls far short of the expectations set by her framing of her subject. It's sentimental, trite, even juvenile at many times, making it hard to get through and distracting the reader from the interesting problems Piercy ' s presented us.… (lisätietoja)
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