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Penelope Fitzgerald (1916–2000)

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In 1997 Penelope Fitzgerald's novel The Blue Flower was named one of the New York Times Book Review's eleven Best Books of the Year. Winner of the 1979 Booker Prize for Offshore, Fitzgerald was also short-listed for the Booker for The Bookshop. The Beginning of Spring, and The Gate of Angels. näytä lisää Penelope Fitzgerald lives in England. (Bowker Author Biography) Penelope Fitzgerald, one of England's most-celebrated contemporary writers, is the author of "The Blue Flower," which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Winner of the 1979 Booker Prize for "Offshore," she was also shortlisted for the Booker for "The Bookshop," "The Beginning of Spring," & "The Gate of Angels." She lives in London. (Bowker Author Biography) Admired by many as one of the leading English novelists of her day, Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000) wrote some twelve books of fiction and nonfiction over the course of her writing career; which began at the age of sixty. She won the National Book Critics Circle Award for "The Blue Flower" and the Booker Prize for "Offshore". She died on April 28, 2000, at the age of eighty-three. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän


Tekijän teokset

The Bookshop (1977) 2,795 kappaletta
The Blue Flower (1995) 1,967 kappaletta
Offshore (1979) 1,318 kappaletta
The Gate of Angels (1990) 868 kappaletta
The Beginning of Spring (1988) 825 kappaletta
Human Voices (1980) 520 kappaletta
Innocence (1986) 439 kappaletta
At Freddie's (1982) 385 kappaletta
The Golden Child (1977) 377 kappaletta
The Means of Escape (2000) 312 kappaletta
The Knox Brothers (1977) 190 kappaletta
A House of Air: Selected Writings (2003) 141 kappaletta
Charlotte Mew and Her Friends (2013) 87 kappaletta

Associated Works

Emma (1815) — Johdanto, eräät painokset37,881 kappaletta
Middlemarch (1871) — Johdanto, eräät painokset17,701 kappaletta
A Month in the Country (1980) — Johdanto, eräät painokset2,297 kappaletta
Collected Ghost Stories (1931) — Johdanto, eräät painokset2,291 kappaletta
Miss Marjoribanks (1866) — Johdanto, eräät painokset478 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998) — Avustaja — 193 kappaletta
Thank Heaven Fasting (1932) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset179 kappaletta
Chronicles of Carlingford: The Rector and The Doctor's Family (1863) — Johdanto, eräät painokset172 kappaletta
Salem Chapel (1863) — Johdanto, eräät painokset163 kappaletta
The Root and the Flower (1935) — Johdanto, eräät painokset149 kappaletta
Granta 74: Confessions of a Middle-Aged Ecstasy Eater (2001) — Avustaja — 140 kappaletta
House-Bound (1942) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset122 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories (1984) — Avustaja — 122 kappaletta
The Persephone Book of Short Stories (2012) — Avustaja — 120 kappaletta
The Bookshop [2017 film] (2018) — Original book — 63 kappaletta
The Norton Book Of Ghost Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1997) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
TLS Short Stories (2003) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
The Novel on Blue Paper (1982) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset9 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Virallinen nimi
Knox, Penelope Mary (born)
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, UK
London, England, UK
Southwold, Suffolk, England, UK
University of Oxford (Somerville College|1938)
Knox, E. V. (father)
Knox, Ronald (uncle)
Knox, Wilfred (uncle)
Peck, Winifred (aunt)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
The Heywood Hill Literary Prize (1996)
Golden PEN Award (1999)
Booker Prize (1979)
National Book Critics Circle Award (Fiction, 1997)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000), laureatasi ad Oxford nel 1939, ebbe varie esperienze di lavoro e di vita, fra l'altro il giornalismo e la storia dell'arte. Iniziò a scrivere opere narrative all'età di sessant'anni. Quasi tutti i suoi romanzi hanno vinto premi prestigiosi fra cui il Booker Prize. Penelope Fitzgerald definiva i suoi romanzi «microchip novels», romanzi in miniatura, scherzando sulla concisione alla quale tutti sono improntati, e che è diventata un po' il suo marchio di fabbrica; a proposito di uno di essi Auberon Waugh, critico famoso per la sua ferocia, dichiarò che per la prima volta nella sua carriera si sorprendeva a pregare una donna di scrivere non di meno, ma di più. Presto diventata popolarissima, la Fitzgerald era stata salutata fin dal debutto come «a writer's writer», un autore per autori, in quanto l'economia e la precisione del suo stile, la salda organizzazione del suo estro, la secchezza del suo umorismo, e la competenza sfoggiata in qualunque argomento ella affronti, sono particolarmente apprezzati da chi se ne intende.




"‘Frühlingsanfang’, in dem Penelope Fitzgerald das Leben eines englischen Druckereibetreibers in Moskau von 1913, Vater dreier kleiner Kinder, dem die Frau davongelaufen ist. Diesen kleinen Roman lese ich – zu spät für die Guardian Gruppe – seit zwei, drei Wochenenden mit Freude und empfehle ihn gerne weiter."
in Buchmerkur: Buchhandel im Roman – Penelope Fitzgerald [https://buchmerkur.wordpress.com/2017/02/18/buchhandel-im-roman-penelope-fitzgerald/]
Merkitty asiattomaksi
Buchmerkur | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 22, 2024 |
Set in the early 60s this focuses on the community that lives on houseboats on a stretch of the Thames. They are a varied bunch, not quite at home in life, they live at the margins of land and water, and seemingly of society as a whole. The mixture of characters is appealing and they're all quite well defined. There's a lot goes on but the brevity of this leaves a lot of questions unanswered and what happens next.
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Helenliz | 52 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 1, 2024 |
An extremely pleasant surprise, this is a beautifully composed and penetrating short novel. Given it's immediacy and cinematic quality, I assumed it had been filmed at some point. It hasn't, so I wish someone would.
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Mark_Feltskog | 144 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 23, 2023 |
Bleak. But was interesting in that the setup was in the vein of cloyingly plucky quaint English tale, but instead ended up a bleak tale of a woman beaten by the forces-that-be in small-town-mindedness.
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BookyMaven | 144 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 6, 2023 |



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