|Author:||Aritha van Herk|
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|Publisher:||HarperCollins Distribution Services; 1st American Edition edition (October 1978)|
Her work often includes feminist themes, and depicts and analyzes the culture of western Canada. She was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta (near Edmonton) on May 26, 1954 and spent her childhood in the village of Edberg, Alberta. Her parents and elder siblings immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands before she was born, having endured Nazi occupation in WWII.
Aritha Van Herk has done an amazing job in her novel depicting a restless secretary feeling pale and burned out under the fluorescent lights of her office bathroom who transforms herself into a pig farmer. Slowly, and with great skill, the author brings out Judith. It is a simple but powerful story of a woman. Her parents and elder siblings immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands before she was born. She grew up in a bilingual home, speaking English and Dutch. In 1974, she married Robert Jay Sharp, who is a geologist.
The novel that launched van Herk into international acclaim, Judith charts the struggles of its eponymous protagonist as she navigates the day to day physicality of working a pig farm, as well as her struggles against her memory, the possibilities of her future, and the men who have sought to define he. As the novel unfolds, it weaves the reader into ever tighter, more bewildering knots of the people who prompted her to flee from her childhood farm into the city, and back again to a farm of her own, remaking herself in the image of who she had been. Melding past and present in a narrative as intricate as memory itself, Judith explores how our homes shape us, how we find agency within the roles we can’t escape, and how every self we claim and are given leaves its mark. After the strangeness of the new place disappeared and when she was not there, they grunted and moaned with pleasure.
1978) A novel by Aritha Van Herk. Abandoning a disastrous love affair, Judith Pierce retreats to a Canadian farm, seeking to isolate herself, but a neighboring family offers warmth and affection and, finally, love. Used availability for Aritha Van Herk's Judith. January 1978 : Canada Mass Market Paperback.
Aritha van Herk's novels feature protagonists who liberate themselves from restrictive and culturally sanctioned female roles. Her first novel, Judith (1978), is the story of a woman who gives up her secretarial job in the city to take over her father's pig farm. Judith won the Seal Books Canadian First Novel Award and brought van Herk national and international attention.
Aritha van Herk teaches Creative Writing, Canadian Literature and Contemporary Narrative. Her novels include Judith, The Tent Peg, No Fixed Address (nominated for the Governor General's Award for fiction), Places Far From Ellesmere (a geografictione) and Restlessness. Her critical works, A Frozen Tongue (ficto-criticism) and In Visible Ink (crypto-frictions), stretch the boundaries of the essay and interrogate questions of reading and writing as aspects of narrative subversion
Often called a post-modern author Aritha Van Herk is an experimental writer who always pushes the boundaries of genre and gender. Her first book, Judith, won a major first novel award (1978) and brought Van Herk international recognition when she was still 24 years old. Aritha Van Herk was born (1954) in the town of Wetaskiwin (south of Edmonton) in Alberta. Her parents were Dutch immigrants who had just moved to Canada. She grew up in a Scandinavian community conscious of ethnic differences and English Canada.
She was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta (near Edmonton). Van Herk’s writing career began with the publication of her .