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T.C. Boyle

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T. C. Boyle was born Thomas John Boyle in Peekskill, New York on December 2, 1948. He received a B.A. in English and history from SUNY Potsdam in 1968, a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and a Ph.D. degree in nineteenth century British literature from the University of näytä lisää Iowa in 1977. He has been a member of the English department at the University of Southern California since 1978. He has written over 20 books including After the Plague, Drop City, The Inner Circle, Tooth and Claw, The Human Fly, Talk Talk, The Women, Wild Child, and When the Killing's Done. He has received numerous awards including the PEN/Faulkner Award for best novel of the year for World's End; the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story for T. C. Boyle Stories; and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France for The Tortilla Curtain. His title's Sam Miguel and The Harder They Caome made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) T. Coraghessan Boyle is the best-selling author of "T.C. Boyle Stories," "Riven Rock," "The Tortilla Curtain," "Without a Hero," "The Road to Wellville," "East Is East," "If the River Was Whiskey," "World's End" (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award), "Greasy Lake," "Budding Prospects," "Water Music," & "Descent of Man" (all available from Penguin). His fiction regularly appears in major American magazines, including "The New Yorker," "GQ," "The Paris Review," "Playboy," & "Esquire." He lives in Santa Barbara, California. (Publisher Provided) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

The Tortilla Curtain (1995) 3,704 kappaletta
Hatka City : romaani (2003) 2,418 kappaletta
The Road to Wellville (1993) 1,676 kappaletta
The Women (2008) 1,614 kappaletta
World's End (1988) 1,378 kappaletta
The Inner Circle (2004) 1,368 kappaletta
Talk Talk (2006) 1,319 kappaletta
Water Music (1981) 1,189 kappaletta
Riven Rock (1998) 1,020 kappaletta
A Friend of the Earth (2000) 962 kappaletta
East is East (1990) 845 kappaletta
T.C. Boyle Stories (1979) 759 kappaletta
When the Killing's Done (2011) 742 kappaletta
Budding Prospects (1984) 684 kappaletta
The Harder They Come (2015) 600 kappaletta
San Miguel (2012) 536 kappaletta
The Terranauts (2016) — Tekijä — 527 kappaletta
Tooth and Claw: and Other Stories (2005) 517 kappaletta
If the River Was Whiskey (1989) 504 kappaletta
Without a Hero (1994) 410 kappaletta
Wild Child: and Other Stories (2010) 387 kappaletta
Greasy Lake: and Other stories (1979) 318 kappaletta
Outside Looking In (2019) 234 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Toimittaja — 226 kappaletta
The Human Fly: and Other stories (2005) 199 kappaletta
T C Boyle Stories II (2013) 149 kappaletta
Talk to Me (2021) 135 kappaletta
The Relive Box and Other Stories (2017) 117 kappaletta
Blue Skies: A Novel (2023) — Tekijä — 116 kappaletta
Wild Child {story} (2010) 67 kappaletta
She Wasn't Soft (1996) 50 kappaletta
Doubletakes (2003) 48 kappaletta
25 histoires bizarres (2000) 20 kappaletta
Good Home: Stories (2018) 16 kappaletta
The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology (2016) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Der Admiral (2012) 9 kappaletta
Guten Flug: Zwei Erzählungen (2009) 8 kappaletta
Tooth and Claw 7 kappaletta
The Lie (2013) 5 kappaletta
Moderne Liebe: Erzählungen (1997) 5 kappaletta
Dreizehnhundert Ratten (2008) 5 kappaletta
Death in Kitchawank (2014) 4 kappaletta
Windsbraut 4 kappaletta
Der Polarforscher (1998) 4 kappaletta
Histoires sans issue 3 kappaletta
Frage 62 (2012) 3 kappaletta
In der Zone (2012) 3 kappaletta
Histoires de couples: Nouvelles (2021) 2 kappaletta
Grün war die Hoffnung (2012) 2 kappaletta
Balto (2014) 2 kappaletta
La Conchita 1 kappale
Chicxulub 1 kappale
Anacapa (2013) 1 kappale
T C Boyle Pack (2004) 1 kappale
Mein Abend mit Jane Austen (1997) 1 kappale
Bulletproof (2013) 1 kappale
1995 1 kappale
1990 1 kappale
Histoires cruelles (2012) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Avustaja, eräät painokset929 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Avustaja — 831 kappaletta
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Avustaja — 630 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Avustaja — 574 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Avustaja — 557 kappaletta
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Avustaja — 416 kappaletta
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Avustaja — 368 kappaletta
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Avustaja — 364 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997) — Avustaja — 337 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Avustaja — 275 kappaletta
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (2015) — Avustaja — 269 kappaletta
Press Start to Play (2015) — Avustaja — 261 kappaletta
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Avustaja — 214 kappaletta
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Avustaja — 202 kappaletta
The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) — Avustaja — 197 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 187 kappaletta
Granta 85: Hidden Histories (2004) — Avustaja — 171 kappaletta
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Avustaja — 163 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020) — Avustaja — 147 kappaletta
Granta 23: Home (1988) — Avustaja — 139 kappaletta
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Avustaja — 135 kappaletta
Granta 63: Beasts (1998) — Avustaja — 132 kappaletta
Granta 36: Vargas Llosa for President (1991) — Avustaja — 127 kappaletta
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Avustaja — 126 kappaletta
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (1993) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta
Prize Stories 2001: The O. Henry Awards (2001) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta
McSweeney's Issue 34 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2010) — Avustaja — 109 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (2018) — Avustaja — 101 kappaletta
I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet (2011) — Avustaja — 91 kappaletta
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 79 kappaletta
Year's Finest Fantasy (1977) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest (2015) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
McSweeney's Issue 43 (2013) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta
Granta 5: The Modern Common Wind (1982) — Avustaja — 44 kappaletta
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (1983) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta
Ghost Writing: Haunted Tales by Contemporary Writers (2000) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
The Killing Spirit : An Anthology of Murder for Hire (1996) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
The Road to Wellville [1994 film] (1993) — Original book — 33 kappaletta
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (2011) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Ten: A Bloomsbury Tenth Anniversary Anthology (1996) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Exotic Gothic: Forbidden Tales from Our Gothic World (2007) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
The Paris Review 84 1982 Summer (1982) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Black Clock 21 (2016) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Fiction International 12: Moral Fiction: An Anthology (1980) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
Schöne Ferien — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Playboy Magazine ~ November 1990 (Teri Copley) (1990) — Avustaja — 1 kappale
Antaeus No. 70, Spring 1993 - Special Fiction Issue (1993) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Group Read, April 2015: Drop City, 1001 Books to read before you die (huhtikuu 2015)

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This was another terrible book for my reading group. I dnfed at about page 150. It's literary fiction which is really not my genre of choice. I was just not prepared to endure the unrelenting misery. I'm sure it's a "good" book but NOT for me.
 
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infjsarah | 103 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 23, 2024 |
This book took me a bit to get into, but once I was embroiled in the stories of Frank Lloyd Wright and his women, I was hooked. The talent, the temerity of this bold, talented, seductive "mama's boy" as he swept onto the Wisconsin plains to build Taliesen and move in his mother, his assistants and his successive paramours. Boyle's energetic descriptions and the breadth of the story match Wright's own movements as we traipse back (and forth) in time to learn more about the passionate, self-absorbed architect, the land, the work and of course each of his women, Kitty, Mamah, Miriam and Olgivanna, as told by Tadashi Sato, a Japanese apprentice architect at Taliesen.

Note: compelling video for paperback edition of this book: http://vimeo.com/8664528
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featherbooks | 57 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 7, 2024 |
Not his best. Subject not all that interesting, characters so-so.
 
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jsolar | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |
Den Plot des Buches fand ich gut. In einer nicht allzufernen Zukunft müssen die Menschen in den südlichen USA mit den Folgen des Klimawandels leben - Überschwemmungen in Florida, Dürre in Kalifornien. Im Grunde versucht man weiterzumachen wie vorher auch, aber es wird zunehmend schwieriger, wenn Straßen stets überschwmmt sind und Häuser brennen.
Das fand ich eine sehr gute Basis der Geschichte. Weniger gelungen sind die Personen. Die Geschichte beginnt mit Cat, die im Grunde stets betrunken ist und sich als Haustier eine Tigerpython kauft. Von anderen (Ehemann, Bruder) wird Cat als intelligent beschrieben, aber ihr Leben ist eigentlich völlig sinnentleert und der Kauf der Schlange unbedacht und dumm. Natürlich kann man an ihr die menschliche Entfremdung zur Natur aufzeigen, aber muss sie dazu immer betrunken sein und auch so dümmlich? Ihr Charakter ist mir unklar. Ähnlich ist es aber auch mit ihrem Bruder, Cooper. Der ist Doktorand, arbeitet mit Insekten, wird aber nach der Katastrophe, die ihm wiederfährt irgendwie zu einem verantwortungslosen Frauenvernascher, was vom Typ her überhaupt nicht passt. Ihrer beider Vater Frank ist völlig konturlos und die Mutter Ottilie versucht immer das Richtige zu tun, scheitert aber zunehmend an der unberechenbaren Umwelt.
Also, Fazit: Es liest sich einfach, wenn ich auch immer wieder Probleme hatte, mich zum Weiterlesen aufzuraffen. Die Personen sind nicht ausgereift. Da kenne ich von Boyle viel besseres, das liest sich wie eine Fingerübung. Das Thema ist wichtig und interessant gelöst. Also für mich ein mittelgutes Buch mit Tendenz nach oben, daher 3,5 Punkte.
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