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A Jest of God (New Canadian Library)

Laurence, Margaret.

A Jest of God (New Canadian Library)

by Laurence, Margaret.

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Published by New Canadian Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Fiction - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatMass Market Paperback
    Number of Pages202
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8076738M
    ISBN 100771092113
    ISBN 109780771092114

    A Jest of God (; made into the motion picture Rachel, Rachel in ) and The Fire Dwellers () are about two sisters, a Manitoba schoolteacher and a Vancouver housewife, each trying to achieve personal fulfillment. A Jest of God has extraordinary clarity, beautiful detail, as well as the emotional impact of honest confessionJoan J. Hall, Saturday Review. Laurence's rendition is close to faultless reaffirming her ability to draw, without pathos, life-sized women Skillfully wrought and eloquently toldMarilyn Gardner, Christian Science Monitor/5(14).

    A jest of God.. [Margaret Laurence] -- Rachel Cameron is a lonely schoolteacher, trapped by a tyrannically demanding mother, repressed and self-conscious, who has reached that crucial stage in her emotional life when she must either. 📚 A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence - essay example for free Newyorkessays - database with more than college essays for studying 】.

    The monolog that continues all through A Jest of God is a very different writing approach letting you know what the main character is constantly thinking and feeling although not saying. I really like the way this work was presented by the author.4/5. A Jest of God (Book): Laurence, Margaret: In this celebrated novel, Margaret Laurence writes with grace, power, and deep compassion about Rachel Cameron, a woman struggling to come to terms with love, with death, with herself and her world. Trapped in a milieu of deceit and pettiness - her own and that of others - Rachel longs for love, and contact with another human being who shares her.


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The afterword to this edition of A Jest of God is by Margaret Atwood, who acknowledges her own artistic debt to Laurence.

The novel concerns Rachel A Jest of God book, a primary-school teacher who has found it impossible to follow her older sister's lead and flee small-town Ontario for marriage and the city/5. A Jest of God has extraordinary clarity, beautiful detail, as well as the emotional impact of honest confession."—Joan J.

Hall, Saturday Review "Laurence's rendition is close to faultless reaffirming her ability to draw, without pathos, life-sized womenCited by: Set in a small Manitoba town during the Great Depression, Canadian author Margaret Laurence’s novel A Jest of God () tells the story of thirty-four-year-old spinster schoolteacher Rachel Cameron as she experiences a midlife awakening that has profound effects on her circumstances, her heart, and her future.

Trapped by the confines of small-town life and her duties caring for her overbearing mother. A Jest of God - Margaret Laurence - Google Books. A thirty-four-year-old school teacher living with her mother, Rachel Cameron feels trapped in an environment of small-town deceit and pettiness—her own and that of others.

She longs for contact with another human being who shares her rebellious spirit.4/5(14). After reading "The Diviners" by Margaret Laurence, I found "A Jest of God" more entertaining and true-to-life.

The female protagonist Rachel was more believable and down to earth. The plot of homosexuality was realistic and daring.5/5(4).

A Jest of God won the Governor General’s Award for and was released as the successful film, Rachel, Rachel.

The novel stands as a poignant and 4/5(13). Margaret Laurence’s third novel, A Jest of God, is the second of her famous five-volume Manawaka sequence which study the lives of women living in Canada.

It was first published inthe Author: Eileen Battersby. A Jest of God is a beautifully written book by Canadian literary icon, Margaret Laurence. It's been over twenty years since I read a Laurence novel, and her writing flows with the same seamless elegance I remember.

I wasn't surprised to learn that this book won the 4/5(21). A Jest of God is the second novel in the Manawaka series of Margaret Laurence which was published in the year Rachel Cameron, the protagonist of Laurence’s A Jest of God is a spinster who remains condemned by heterogeneity of the multicultural phenomenon.

Rachel, Rachel (Original Title: A Jest Of God) (Movie Tie-in) Laurence, Margaret Published by Popular Library Books #circa 60 cents cover price.

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Read Book Review: A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence. In this celebrated novel, Margaret Laurence writes with grace, power, and deep compassion about /5(30). In A Jest of God, the relationship between Rachel and her mother is strained due to unspoken expectations that each had of the other.

Stemming from poor communication, a host of differences were assumed to exist between the two, when in fact their struggle originated in their sameness. The tale of the dutiful daughter who returned home to care for her ailing widowed mother records with appalling accuracy the life of a thirty-four year old spinster schoolmarm, in a small town outside of Winnipeg.

The relentless confinement of Rachel Cameron's life is disrupted the summer the milkman's son, now a teacher in a Winnipeg high school, returns to visit his parents.

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Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction/5(15). Editions for A Jest of God: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ). A Jest of God (Book): Laurence, Margaret: A thirty-four-year-old school teacher living with her mother, Rachel Cameron feels trapped in an environment of small-town deceit and pettiness--her own and that of others.

She longs for contact with another human being who shares her rebellious spirit. Finally, by confronting both love and death, Rachel earns the freedom she desperately needs.Buy the Paperback Book A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders.

A thirty-four-year-old school teacher living with her mother, Rachel Cameron feels trapped in an environment of small-town deceit and pettiness--her own and that of others.A Jest of God won the Governor General’s Award for and was released as the successful film, Rachel, Rachel. The novel stands as a poignant and singularly enduring work by one of the world’s most distinguished authors/5(8).