Aleta Dey

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Broadview Press, 18 Eki 2000 - 194 sayfa

Francis Marion Beynon’s autobiographical novel Aleta Dey is increasingly recognised as a small classic of early twentieth-century fiction. Beynon was a journalist and feminist much involved in public affairs in early twentieth-century Manitoba. In 1917, aged 33, she was forced to leave her job as a result of her open pacifism, and she soon moved to New York where she dropped out of the public eye. Aleta Dey, first published in 1919, tells in plain and affecting prose the story of a girl growing up in Manitoba, becoming politically conscious, and falling in love with McNair, a man of much more conventional views. The First World War brings a crisis for them both after McNair enlists as a soldier.

Though Beynon was a Canadian, her spare, emotionally open prose may have less in common with that of other Canadian writers of the time than it does with the style of contemporaneous western American women writers such as Willa Cather and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Like Cather’s My Antonia, Beynon’s Aleta Dey resonates with prairie simplicity, passion, and strength.

 

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Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi  - CurrerBell - LibraryThing

4**** for the first thirty-five chapters narrated in Aleta's naive first-person voice (and I think it's a mistake to confuse this voice with the author's own). There's a primitivism to Aleta's voice ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

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Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi  - rainpebble - LibraryThing

Aleta Dey by Francis Marion Beynon; Great War Theme Read; (3 /2*) I actually enjoyed this little VCM. I wasn't expecting to. It is an autobiographical fiction piece about a Canadian girl growing up in ... Tam incelemeyi okuyun

İçindekiler

A COWARD
11
BABY BROTHER
19
GOD IN THE STORM
23
LIGHTNING
25
SCHOOL IN TOWN
28
PUNISHMENT
32
THE SPIRITUAL XRAY
39
NED IS EXPELLED
44
WOOING COLIN
84
THE QUARREL
90
A DISCOVERY
96
A POOR FIGHTER
105
PAULINE INTERVENES
107
THE CHURCH
110
THE BROKEN SPELL
115
MCNAIRS STORY
118

THE STORM WIND AGAIN
56
AGNOSTICISM
61
MCNAIR
64
A TILT ABOUT SOCIALISM
68
A VISITOR
72
NED AGAIN
77
COLIN REFUSES TO COME
81
WAR
124
THEN IT CAME HOME
126
NED IN DIFFICULTIES
130
COLIN IN A FURY
133
FAREWELL
137
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