9780226469355

The Diviners.

ISBN 10: 0226469352 / 0-226-46935-2
ISBN 13: 9780226469355
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

The culmination of the Manawaka cycle, and Laurence's final novel, The Diviners is an epic tour de force. It is the story of Morag Gunn, an independent woman who refuses to abandon her search for love. We follow her from her lonely childhood in a small town on the Canadian prairie through her demeaning marriage and escape from it into writing, fiction, and finally back to rural Canada, where she faces a different challenge - the necessity to understand, and let go of, the daughter she loves. Throughout, Morag is forced to test her strength against the world - and at last achieves the life she had determined would be hers. In Morag Gunn, Laurence has created a figure whose experience emerges as that of all dispossessed people in search of their birthright, and one who survives as an inspirational symbol of courage and endurance.


Review:

"[An] unusually honest account of a woman's inner life, fully representing the recklessness and ruthlessness women sometimes disavow in fiction. This accuracy as to feeling is the best thing in a very good book, and at times recalls D. H. Lawrence is its alertness to emotional temperature."

Peter Straub, New Statesman, 01/10/1975

Review:

"THE DIVINERS is Margaret Laurence's most interesting novel because Morag Gunn is her first female character who does, at times, surprise us, who can act in unpredictable ways, the first Laurence woman who is significantly more than just a creature who gets married and has children, or worries about a lonely spinsterhood. With Morag Margaret Laurence stretches the limits of melodrama; THE DIVINERS is a novel that makes me look forward to her future work."

Sheldon Frank, New Republic, 07/27/1974

 

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