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Jim Crace

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British author Jim Crace has won the 2015 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award for his novel Harvest (Picador). The ¿100,000 (A$205,140) award is presented annually for a novel written in English or translated into English, and is chosen by judges from a selection of titles nominated by näytä lisää libraries across the world. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Being Dead (1999) 1,563 kappaletta, 49 arvostelua
Quarantine (1997) 1,252 kappaletta, 38 arvostelua
Harvest (2013) 1,081 kappaletta, 72 arvostelua
The Pesthouse (2007) — Tekijä — 896 kappaletta, 40 arvostelua
The Devil's Larder (2001) 479 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Gift of Stones (1988) 371 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
Arcadia (1992) 363 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Continent (1986) 299 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Six (2003) 227 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Signals of Distress (1994) 221 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Melody (2018) 154 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
All That Follows (2010) 147 kappaletta, 17 arvostelua
eden (2022) 40 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
On Heat, Sins and Virtues (2008) 3 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories (1999) — Avustaja — 354 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Light the Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process (2017) — Avustaja — 141 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Avustaja — 118 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 119: Britain (2012) — Avustaja — 111 kappaletta
The Uncanny Gastronomic: Strange Tales of the Edible Weird (2023) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
The Paris Review 167 2003 Fall (2003) — Interview — 14 kappaletta
Ruckzuck: Die schnellsten Geschichten der Welt II (2008) — Tekijä, eräät painokset6 kappaletta

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2013 Booker longlist: Harvest by Jim Crace, Booker Prize (toukokuu 2014)


I listened to this is audiobook format.

This feudal allegory is about a farming village with two sets of unwanted visitors: a poor family seeking refuge and a new lord who wants to modernize the whole village for profit. The narrator is perfectly situated, as a relative newcomer himself, to perceive the situation as it unfolds and relay it to the reader. The story is a thinly veiled tale modern social satire, with themes of xenophobia, capitalist profiteering, NIMBYism, resistance to change, and savior complex. The writing is clever and full of bawdy humor, made all the more funny by the audiobook narrator's deadpan posh British accent.… (lisätietoja)
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technodiabla | 71 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 28, 2024 |
A well told fable-like tale of an imagined garden of Eden. Jim Crace conjures up a world of order, where everyone knows their place and how the day will go. It is a hierarchical and controlling society where everyone has enough food but not too much and the rules are clear. The angels with brilliant blue wings are in charge but, without hands, they need the humans to do everything for them. The humans are the gardeners and the cooks. There is no death in Eden, there are seasons and every year is the same. The only connection the people of Eden have with the outside world is by the giving of alms every day through a large gate. In the dormitory there are two empty beds for Adam and Eve, who left, and the remaining humans are told about the awful things they will experience if they leave. Of course, this is never enough to put some people off. I presume Jim Crace has a metaphor in mind but I am not clear what it is. The closed society has some reflection in countries today and the desire to escape over a wall is familiar. Nevertheless, even without a clear meaning, this is a great story.… (lisätietoja)
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CarolKub | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 22, 2024 |
A gentle story.
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HelenBaker | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 6, 2024 |
Unlike any book I have ever read. I was still hungry after the last word dripped off my tongue, so I licked my fingers and roamed the pages for loose crumbs. The hunger remains.... A 5 star food establishment, indeed!
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jemisonreads | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |



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