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André Alexis

Teoksen Fifteen Dogs: An Apologue tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

André Alexis was born in Trinidad and raised in Canada, where he has lived since he was three years old. His works include Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa, Childhood, and Fifteen Dogs, which won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize. His short fiction has appeared in literary journals and näytä lisää anthologies and he has also written extensively for radio and theater. Several of his plays have been produced in Vancouver and Toronto, and he has been a playwright-in-residence for the Canadian Stage Company. Alexis also writes reviews for The Globe and Mail, and he is a contributing editor to This Magazine, a bimonthly Canadian alternative journal. (Bowker Author Biography) Andre Alexis was born in Trinidad in 1957 & grew up in Canada. Alexis lives in Toronto. (Publisher Provided) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Fifteen Dogs: An Apologue (2015) 885 kappaletta, 57 arvostelua
Lapsuus (1998) 148 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Hidden Keys (2016) 124 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Days by Moonlight (2019) 91 kappaletta, 12 arvostelua
Pastoral (2014) 71 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa (1994) 59 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Ingrid and the Wolf (2005) 34 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Asylum (2008) 30 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Ring (2021) 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
A (2013) 19 kappaletta
Beauty and Sadness (2010) 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Night Piece (1999) 5 kappaletta
Tanrilar Zar Attiginda (2016) 1 kappale

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Alexis, André
Trinidad and Tobago (birth)
Canada (naturalized)
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
This Magazine
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Windham Campbell Award (2017)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Host and creator, CBC Radio’s Skylarking. Following his parents, who left Trinidad in the late 1950s, André Alexis and his younger sister immigrated to Canada in 1961. After a short stint in the southwestern Ontario town of Petrolia, Alexis and his family moved to Ottawa, where he subsequently spent most of his youth.

Alexis began his artistic career in the theater, and has held the position of playwright-in-residence at the Canadian Stage Company (CanStage)



This is an excellent book. It is a poetic meditation on what it means to be human as seen through the eyes of dogs if dogs were intelligent and had true language. Some of the pack descriptions of dog life may be a bit dated but that does not mute to emotional power of this treatise. This is a worthwhile read.
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Neil_Luvs_Books | 56 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 8, 2024 |
"¿De qué iban a ponerse a hablar los dioses en un bar si no era de la naturaleza de los hombres?: «Cualquiera diría que se entienden entre sí, pero no tienen ni idea de lo que significan sus palabras para los demás. ¿Cómo resistirse a esa farsa?», pregunta Apolo. Hermes, en cambio, cree que la conciencia y el lenguaje hacen dan la felicidad, y para zanjar la cuestión, apuesta con Apolo un año de servidumbre a los resultados de un experimento. Se trata de conceder la palabra y el pensamiento a quince perros que están pasando la noche en una clínica veterinaria cercana". (Descripción editorial).… (lisätietoja)
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Perroteca__ | 56 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 6, 2024 |
Excellent. Fun to read, beautiful and clever. The allegory of what it means to be alive and to love is wonderful told. The dogs sum up the bulk of humanity—the chance, the innate nature, and the ability and or willingness to make use of a gift.
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BookyMaven | 56 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 6, 2023 |
Shifting times is difficult. Getting inside the head of a challenging character is, too. All accomplished with ease in this, Alexis' first book. Loved it. Stuck in my head well after finishing it.
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Dabble58 | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 11, 2023 |



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