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Helen DeWitt

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Helen Dewitt was born in 1957 in Takoma Park, Maryland. She grew up mainly in South America. She started a degree at Smith College in 1975 and dropped out twice, the first time to read Eliot and Proust, the second time to go to Oxford to study classics and philosophy. She received a B. A. at Lady näytä lisää Margaret Hall and a doctorate at Brasenose, then spent a year as junior research fellow at Somerville before deciding to give up academic life in 1989. She now lives in England. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Viimeinen samurai (2000) 1,912 kappaletta
Lightning Rods (2011) 380 kappaletta
The English Understand Wool (2022) 256 kappaletta
Some Trick: Thirteen Stories (2018) 230 kappaletta
Your Name Here 9 kappaletta

Associated Works

Anatomy of Melancholy: the best of A Softer World (2016) — Johdanto — 45 kappaletta
n+1, Number Six: Mainstream (2007) 21 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
DeWitt, Helen
Syntymäaika
1957
Sukupuoli
female
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA
Asuinpaikat
London, England, UK
Berlin, Germany
Ecuador
Colombia
Ammatit
laundry worker

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Kirja-arvosteluja

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featherbooks | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 7, 2024 |
A light, dry, chilly short story about a teenager called Marguerite who is from a privileged background. The satirical jabs about the publishing industry are fun; the voice is entertaining, but the main character fails to entirely convince.
 
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siriaeve | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 20, 2024 |
The stories in this collection remind you repeatedly that Helen DeWitt is fiercely intelligent. Many of her protagonists are also fiercely intelligent. And it would be fascinating to witness her sitting down with them at a dinner party, but rather too frightening for one to attend. Many of these stories are from her early days in Oxford and efficiently take that as their setting. Others are set about the world and unsurprisingly involve characters with a profusion of languages. The subjects of the stories range wildly but all involve some sort of intellectual problem that needs resolution or at least confrontation. You will either find such esoteric manias thrilling or distressing.

The writing is always crisp and sometimes pointed. It can border on the introspective but interiority of this form is typically also expressive in some fashion. Probably best not to worry too much about it; just go along with the story and it will work itself out.

Easy to recommend but probably not for everyone.
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RandyMetcalfe | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 14, 2024 |
This is a delicious little amuse-bouche of a book. Must have been quite fun for DeWitt to imagine and design a comeuppance for the crassly exploitative publishers of bestselling memoirs in the form of an unusual teenage girl. Easily read in around an hour.
 
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lelandleslie | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 24, 2024 |

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