Stone, Paper, Knife

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  • Title: Stone, Paper, Knife
  • Author: Marge Piercy
  • ISBN: 9780394712192
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback
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  • Marge Piercy

    Marge Piercy born March 31, 1936 is an American poet, novelist, and social activist She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, a sweeping historical novel set during World War II.Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan, to a family deeply affected by the Great Depression She was the first in her family to attend college, studying at the University of Michigan Winning a Hopwood Award for Poetry and Fiction 1957 enabled her to finish college and spend some time in France, and her formal schooling ended with an M.A from Northwestern University Her first book of poems, Breaking Camp, was published in 1968.An indifferent student in her early years, Piercy developed a love of books when she came down with rheumatic fever in her mid childhood and could do little but read It taught me that there s a different world there, that there were all these horizons that were quite different from what I could see, she said in a 1984 interview.As of 2013, she is author of seventeen volumes of poems, among them The Moon is Always Female 1980, considered a feminist classic and The Art of Blessing the Day 1999 , as well as fifteen novels, one play The Last White Class, co authored with her third and current husband Ira Wood , one collection of essays Parti colored Blocks for a Quilt , one non fiction book, and one memoir.Her novels and poetry often focus on feminist or social concerns, although her settings vary While Body of Glass published in the US as He, She and It is a science fiction novel that won the Arthur C Clarke Award, City of Darkness, City of Light is set during the French Revolution Other of her novels, such as Summer People and The Longings of Women are set during the modern day All of her books share a focus on women s lives.Woman on the Edge of Time 1976 mixes a time travel story with issues of social justice, feminism, and the treatment of the mentally ill This novel is considered a classic of utopian speculative science fiction as well as a feminist classic William Gibson has credited Woman on the Edge of Time as the birthplace of Cyberpunk Piercy tells this in an introduction to Body of Glass Body of Glass He, She and It 1991 postulates an environmentally ruined world dominated by sprawling mega cities and a futuristic version of the Internet, through which Piercy weaves elements of Jewish mysticism and the legend of the Golem, although a key story element is the main character s attempts to regain custody of her young son.Many of Piercy s novels tell their stories from the viewpoints of multiple characters, often including a first person voice among numerous third person narratives Her World War II historical novel, Gone To Soldiers 1987 follows the lives of nine major characters in the United States, Europe and Asia The first person account in Gone To Soldiers is the diary of French teenager Jacqueline Levy Monot, who is also followed in a third person account after her capture by the Nazis.Piercy s poetry tends to be highly personal free verse and often addresses the same concern with feminist and social issues Her work shows commitment to the dream of social change what she might call, in Judaic terms, tikkun olam, or the repair of the world , rooted in story, the wheel of the Jewish year, and a range of landscapes and settings.She lives in Wellfleet on Cape Cod, Massachusetts with her husband, Ira Wood from


  • I love this beyond all reason. Piercy is lyrical, visceral, and moody. The book is divided into four sections; the first recounts the aftermath of a long relationship, the second widens the scope to world events (though it continues the dark tone. And the issues Piercy touches on will be familiar to current readers, although she wrote these almost 40 years ago), the third evokes a new love built in the ashy wisdom of lost relationships, and the final section--while acknowledging the shadows in t [...]

  • "I was seeking money/ and fleeing money/ like a storm I could outrun." "Love dies like a poisoned/cat vomiting." "At two a.m. I become Sylvia/ Plath; at three a.m. I turn/ into Anne Sexton; at four/ a.m. I turn into my mother.""I am the wanting/ this body grows around."Some amazing lines found in this confessional collection. The work, easy to enter & inhabit, is clearly Piercy creating an inventory of reflection and wisdom about life, through close examination of her own. Much of the writin [...]

  • I thought this collection of poems was outstanding. Piercy's poetic voice seems many light-years from her novelistic one. But the poems are not better or worse, just utterly different in tone and imagery.

  • Great attention to women's issues, even engaging the housewife population through her poems on marriage. There's also a very interesting environmental arc through this collection that, while unrelated to my study of her feminism, is still important to note.

  • Piercy is spot on at expressing all the aspects and emotions of a failed marriage. I did not read all poems and would like to spend more time with this book.

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