Lives of Girls and Women
|Genre||Bildungsroman, short story cycle|
Lives of Girls and Women is a short story cycle by Nobel Prize–winning author Alice Munro, published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson in 1971. All of the stories chronicle the life of a single character, Del Jordan, and the book has been characterized as a novel by some critics as a result.
The cycle serves as a coming of age story for Del Jordan growing up first on the outskirts, and later in the centre, of the small, southern Ontario town of Jubilee. Del is portrayed as something of an outsider, unsatisfied with small town life though unwilling to acknowledge the similarities between herself and her mother who also seeks to expand her mind beyond the limited experiences of Jubilee.
The cycle is often cited as concerning many feminist ideas and it is in this context that the text deals primarily with female characters, with only a few male figures playing important roles.
|Lives of Girls and Women|
|Directed by||Ronald Wilson|
|Produced by||Richard Borchiver|
|Written by||Charles K. Pitts|
|Music by||Lawrence Shragge|
|Edited by||Susan Shipton|
Paragon Entertainment Corporation
|Distributed by||Octapixx International|
- "The Flats Road"
- "Heirs of the Living Body"
- "Princess Ida"
- "Age of Faith"
- "Changes and Ceremonies"
- "Lives of Girls and Women"
- "Epilogue: The Photographer"