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Edward P. Jones

Teoksen The Known World tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

The Known World (2003) 6,891 kappaletta
All Aunt Hagar's Children (2006) 861 kappaletta
Lost in the City (1992) 684 kappaletta
New Stories from the South 2007: The Year's Best (2007) — Toimittaja — 55 kappaletta
The World Above 1 kappale

Associated Works

Musta poika (1945) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset5,241 kappaletta
Notes of a Native Son (1955) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset2,040 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 700 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Avustaja — 557 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 484 kappaletta
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Avustaja — 293 kappaletta
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Avustaja — 214 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 190 kappaletta
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Avustaja — 126 kappaletta
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta
Leaving Home: Stories (1997) — Avustaja — 117 kappaletta
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Avustaja — 91 kappaletta
D.C. Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Avustaja — 63 kappaletta
Best African American Fiction (2009) (2009) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta
New Stories from the South 2004: The Year's Best (2004) — Avustaja — 33 kappaletta
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1993 (1993) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
Modern Fiction About Schoolteaching: An Anthology (1995) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta

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The topic was more interesting to me than the actual book, black slaveholders. I plodded along and found the writing to be prosaic, some of the characters were interesting and abundant, the story flipped back and forth in time demanding careful attention. There was a sense of sitting on a Southern porch listening to family tales while, at the same time, some of those stories were too horrific for the porch. I read the book for a book club and was surprised at how little debate came up on the issues presented in the novel. We mostly discussed structure and plot.… (lisätietoja)
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featherbooks | 162 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 7, 2024 |
This is a complex book about a historical fact that, although uncommon, existed; free blacks became slaveholders. One would like to think that free blacks would be more likely to be abolitionists. In this book, we meet characters that see slaveholding as a sign of prestige. Slavery affected them in a perverse way- they embraced the values of the social system that enslaved them.
My edition had an interview with the author in which he asks the essential question the book deals with: "What are the human origins and social impact of an institution built on dominance and oppression?"
Very thought-provoking.
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Chrissylou62 | 162 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 11, 2024 |
The characters in this book are very accessible and well defined. The white gaze is not present, and the subject of race is a constant identifier. It is easy to see the difficulties many of these characters face and the adaptations necessary for them to make. All of these stories took place in Washington, D.C. or nearby, a city the author knows well.Most of Jones' characters are parts of communities that are there to help and to look out for each other.
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suesbooks | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 4, 2024 |
If found it hard to get through, despite some striking moments, and some interesting glimpses into the lives of slaves and free black slave-owners. I think the collage-like structure - jumping around between a variety of loosely connected plots and characters - is a promising literary device in theory that Edward Jones doesn't quite master in practice, leaving me uniformly indifferent to all of the characters (and indeed there are so many that it can be hard to follow the story of some of them). Perhaps that's the biggest fault of the book - there's little reason to care about any individual character in narrative that spreads itself thinly among so many.… (lisätietoja)
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breathslow | 162 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 27, 2024 |



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