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Sheila Heti

Teoksen How Should a Person Be? tekijä

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Tietoja tekijästä

Sheila Heti was born in Toronto, Canada in 1976. She studied playwriting at the National Theatre School and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Heti runs Trampoline Hall, a monthly lecture series, and writes regularly about the visual arts. Her title The Middle Stories was Shortlisted for the näytä lisää 2001 Upper Canada Writer's Craft Award. Heti was voted Best Emerging Writer in NOW magazine's Reader's Poll in 2001. In September 2010, Heti's book How Should a Person Be?, was published by Henry Holt in the United States in July 2012. It was chosen by The New York Times as one of the 100 Best Books of 2012 and by The New Yorker as one of the best books of the year. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

How Should a Person Be? (2010) 773 kappaletta
Motherhood (2018) 402 kappaletta
Pure Colour (2022) 328 kappaletta
Women in Clothes (2014) — Toimittaja — 238 kappaletta
The Middle Tales (2001) 200 kappaletta
Ticknor (2005) 125 kappaletta
Alphabetical Diaries (2024) 72 kappaletta
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 (2018) — Toimittaja — 69 kappaletta
A Garden of Creatures (2022) 23 kappaletta
We Need a Horse (2011) 20 kappaletta
All Our Happy Days Are Stupid (2015) 11 kappaletta
Two Free Men 3 kappaletta

Associated Works

xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Avustaja — 280 kappaletta
Trans: A Memoir (2015) — Foreword & Afterword, eräät painokset170 kappaletta
McSweeney's Issue 28 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2008) — Avustaja — 170 kappaletta
McSweeney's Issue 4: Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying (2000) — Avustaja — 163 kappaletta
McSweeney's Issue 32: 2024 AD (2009) — Avustaja — 148 kappaletta
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Avustaja — 145 kappaletta
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 (2015) — Avustaja — 106 kappaletta
Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow (2010) — Avustaja — 92 kappaletta
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 85 kappaletta
How Should One Read a Book? (1922) — Johdanto, eräät painokset68 kappaletta
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
Granta 145: Ghosts (2018) — Avustaja — 50 kappaletta
Granta 158: In the Family (2022) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
A Manner of Being: Writers on Their Mentors (2015) — Avustaja — 12 kappaletta
Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose (2016) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada




I did not like the writing style and the coin flipping thing was annoying.
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spiritedstardust | 14 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 1, 2024 |
this book wasn't for me. I enjoy meta-fiction but perhaps there's a boundary I don't want to have it cross. The concerns were not of interest and I quit halfway through her self-absorbed meanderings about being unable to write a play she's been paid to write and her relationship with Margaux, an artist woman friend. I left before finding out how a person should be.
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featherbooks | 41 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 7, 2024 |
I enjoyed it a lot. One would expect it to be disjointed (Heti was taken a 10-swath of her diaries and alphabetized the sentences) and it is, but I found it less so than expected. It remains held together by Heti's person, personality and prose. I defy anyone to read it and not come away with a good sense of Heti, her life, and who she is.

The specific joys include many well-crafted and well-observed sentences, and the comedy of unexpected and unplanned juxtapositions created by the alphabet.… (lisätietoja)
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Capybara_99 | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 17, 2024 |
*I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads Giveaways program in exchange for an honest review*

This book is a very cool concept, alphabetizing sentences from 10 years of the author's diary entries, however it didn't do much for me. Outside of some really incredible sentences and musings, I found it difficult to follow (perhaps part of the point) as sentences weren't in any sort of chronological order and there was no context between one sentence to the next. Partway in there are some clear themes that emerge but I would have enjoyed it more as a narrative; honestly found it too easy to put down whenever because there was no plot keeping me engaged, and tough to pick back up for the same reason.

Highlight for me is that the author is a fellow Torontonian and I liked some of the local references.
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emilyelle | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 5, 2024 |



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