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Marge Piercy

Autor(a) de Woman on the Edge of Time

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Marge Piercy

Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) 2,568 exemplares
He, She and It (1991) 1,300 exemplares
Gone to Soldiers (1987) 871 exemplares
The Moon Is Always Female (1980) 510 exemplares
City of Darkness, City of Light (1996) 455 exemplares
Vida (1976) 401 exemplares
Sex Wars (2005) 374 exemplares
Small Changes (1972) 371 exemplares
The Longings of Women (1994) 342 exemplares
Summer People (1989) 329 exemplares
Braided Lives (1981) 324 exemplares
Three Women (1999) 314 exemplares
Sleeping with Cats: A Memoir (2002) 214 exemplares
The High Cost of Living (1978) 213 exemplares
Circles on the Water (1982) 203 exemplares
Fly Away Home (1984) 202 exemplares
What Are Big Girls Made Of?: Poems (1997) 163 exemplares
The Art of Blessing the Day (1992) 143 exemplares
The Third Child (2003) 137 exemplares
My Mother's Body (1985) 125 exemplares
Dance the Eagle to Sleep (1970) 119 exemplares
Stone, Paper, Knife (1983) 113 exemplares
Available Light (1988) 102 exemplares
Mars and Her Children: Poems (1992) 97 exemplares
Going Down Fast (1600) 78 exemplares
To Be of Use (1969) 74 exemplares
Colors Passing Through Us: Poems (2003) 68 exemplares
Living in the Open (1976) 65 exemplares
Storm Tide (1998) 62 exemplares
The Crooked Inheritance: Poems (2006) 37 exemplares
Made in Detroit: Poems (2015) 34 exemplares
Breaking Camp: Poems (1968) 28 exemplares
Last White Class (1979) 14 exemplares
Gone to Soldiers, Vol. 1 (1987) 7 exemplares
Gone to Soldiers, Vol. 2 (1989) 7 exemplares
Donna & Jill (2000) 4 exemplares
Cybergolem 3 exemplares
Shira (1994) 3 exemplares
4-telling (1971) 2 exemplares
the grand coolie dam (1969) 2 exemplares
Written in Bone (1998) 1 exemplar
Mn̄er̄et (1983) 1 exemplar
Barbie Doll {poem} 1 exemplar
Kucuk Degisimler (2010) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Last Man (1826) — Introdução, algumas edições1,649 exemplares
Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (1992) — Contribuidor, algumas edições511 exemplares
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuidor — 443 exemplares
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 395 exemplares
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuidor — 369 exemplares
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
Wise Women: Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women (1996) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
No More Masks! An Anthology of Poems by Women (1973) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Poems from the Women's Movement (2009) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead (2007) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The Best American Erotica 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
Racism and Sexism: An Integrated Study (1988) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
Calling Home: Working-Class Women's Writings (1990) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Passion Fruit (1986) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Aurora: Beyond Equality (1976) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond (1993) — Prefácio — 43 exemplares
Jewish Noir: Contemporary Tales of Crime and Other Dark Deeds (2015) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Partisan Review (1998) — Contribuidor, algumas edições33 exemplares
2076: The American Tricentennial (1977) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Paths of Resistance: The Art and Craft of the Political Novel (1989) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 4 (1981) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Envisioning the Future: Science Fiction and the Next Millennium (2003) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (1982) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the 70's (1973) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Sinister Wisdom 17 (1981) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Poetry East, Number Twenty-eight, Fall 1989 (1989) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Southern California Anthology: Volume XI (1993) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Little Magazine, v. 11, #1, Spring 1977 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Piercy, Marge
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Locais de residência
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Wellfleet, Massachusetts, USA
University of Michigan (BA)
Northwestern University (MA)
Wood, Ira (echtg.)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Hopwood Award
Arthur C. Clarke Award

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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 em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Junho 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.
… (mais)
ethorwitz | 50 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
A superb summer saga with a surprise ending ala Billy Tipton.
Mark_Feltskog | 12 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
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lschiff | 26 outras críticas | Sep 24, 2023 |


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