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Hannah Kent

Teoksen Burial Rites tekijä

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Hannah Kent was born in 1985 in Adelaide, Australia. She is the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings. She won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award (2011). Burial Rites is her first novel. It won numerous awards including the näytä lisää ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year, the Indie Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year and the Victorian Premier's People's Choice Award. Her second novel, The Good People, is being adapted into a film. She will be writing the screenplay. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Burial Rites (2013) 3,605 kappaletta
The Good People (2016) 805 kappaletta
Devotion (2021) 236 kappaletta

Associated Works

Sight Lines: UTS Writers' Anthology 2014 (2014) — Esipuhe — 4 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Kent, Hannah
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Flinders University (PhD - Creative Writing)
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Hannah Kent was born in Adelaide in 1985. As a teenager she travelled to Iceland on a Rotary Exchange, where she first heard the story of Agnes Magnúsdóttir.

Hannah is the co-founder and publishing director of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings, and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011 she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award.



This is a difficult book to score. I recognise the strength of the story-telling, the characterisations, the smells, the sights, the weather, the evocation of a tough isolated village life in 19th century rural Ireland and the grip that the very real world of the somewhat malevolent fairy spirits exterted on the community. But I quite simply didn't enjoy it. I never found excuses to put down what I was doing in order to pick this book up, and I was relieved to finish it.

Kent has a terrific feel for language, and I was intrigued by the tension created between a powerfully Catholic faith and the superstitious hold of the spirit world. The descriptions of the consequences of death and disability were living, real entities. I was moved yet uninvolved. Perhaps because I found no characters I liked enough to care about? I think it's entirely my loss that I didn't like this book more. Maybe it's one of those I shall re-evaluate as I gain more distance from it.… (lisätietoja)
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Margaret09 | 51 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 15, 2024 |
You know who did what form the beginning, basically,but the poetic writing, and the unfolding of the story behind the murder still hold interest and the characterization and heartfelt, complex interactions between the characters make it well worthwhile
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cspiwak | 272 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
The main love story brought me to tears multiple times but also the feelings of finding a true friendship when you feel misunderstood was beautiful. Also heartbreaking was the main character feeling unloved by her parents because of their personalities and behaviours when really she was adored. What a devastating misconception!

I have previously read Burial Rites by Hannah Kent which I also loved and so am now committed to reading all her books.
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Incredibooks | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 1, 2024 |
The best novels transport us to new and unfamiliar places and experiences. Grim, cold, though ultimately warm, and relentlessly brutal, this is one of those novels. I'm looking forward to my next encounter with Hannah Kent.
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simonpockley | 272 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 25, 2024 |



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