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Patricia Lockwood

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Patricia Lockwood was born in Fort Wayne. Indiana, and raised in all the worst cities of the Midwest. She is the author of two poetry collections. Balloon Pop Outlaw Black and Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, a New York Times Notable Book. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times. The näytä lisää New Yorker, The New Republic, Slate, and The London Review of Books. She lives in Savannah, Georgia. näytä vähemmän

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The Best American Poetry 2015 (2015) — Avustaja — 93 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
Joan Didion: The Last Interview and Other Conversations (2022) — Johdanto, eräät painokset23 kappaletta
No Love Lost: The Selected Novellas of Rachel Ingalls (2023) — Johdanto — 12 kappaletta

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Patricia Lockwood is a master wordsmith. The prose in this comic memoir is often exquisite. Ms. Lockwood grew up under unusual circumstances: her father is a Catholic priest. Her mother was a good Catholic girl who married a man who later became a Lutheran minister, but then converted to Catholicism, and through some quirky rule, was able to be ordained and keep his wife and family. He seems quite the character, although he is certainly someone whose politics put me off. As much as I enjoyed Ms. Lockwood's descriptions and colorful language, I found the book somewhat disjointed, almost like a collection of essays rather than a book-length memoir. At times the story did not hold my attention, but overall I enjoyed it.… (lisätietoja)
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bschweiger | 53 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 4, 2024 |
Lockwood’s writing style overwhelmed me in not a good way ... I almost put the book down early on but I’m glad I stuck with it to the end. She’s certainly a good storyteller and she has a hell of a story to tell re. her life. Maybe I just don’t care for her aesthetic (manic pixie plus constant pointless sexual references) so all the more kudos that I enjoyed the whole book. She demystifies both the midwest and Catholicism, quite a feat.
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monicaberger | 53 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |
Not having a clue about the Twitter world, I was a little lost in the first half of the book. I did catch references to current events and the humor around them, but many references were lost on me. Nevertheless, I found myself laughing frequently while realizing there is a whole other world out there that I'm missing. The second half of the book was another story entirely, a chronicle of a pregnancy gone horribly wrong because of a genetic mistake in the fetus. This was a heart wrenching account of young parents caring for a doomed child. The contrast between the virtual digital existence of "living" in a self controlled ether and the real life inescapable existence of living in the forever NOW of heartbreak is the reason for this book. The author navigates this brilliantly. Kudos.… (lisätietoja)
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jemisonreads | 55 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |
I only have it about 25 pages, but it is written as if the the author wants to recreate the experience of scrolling social media. I was impatient for a narrative I could or would want to follow. Not for me.
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BookyMaven | 55 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 6, 2023 |



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