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Anne Michaels

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Anne Michaels was born in 1958 in Toronto, Canada. Her poetry and fiction has earned her several awards. "The Weight of Oranges," a collection of poetry, won the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas. Another collection of poetry, "Miner's Pond," won the Canadian Authors Association Award and was she näytä lisää shortlisted for the Governor General's Award and the Trillium Award. "Fugitive Pieces," her first work of fiction won her the Canadian Booksellers Association Author of the Year Award, the Trillium Prize, the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award, The Beatrice and Martin Fischer Award and the Orange Prize. She was also shortlisted for the Giller Prize. She is also a recipient of the National Magazine Award, for poetry, gold medal. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Kivenkantajat (1996) 3,040 kappaletta
Routaholvi (2009) 674 kappaletta
The Adventures of Miss Petitfour (2015) 154 kappaletta
Poems (2000) 95 kappaletta
Weight of Oranges (1985) 94 kappaletta
Held (2023) 86 kappaletta
Skin Divers (1999) 75 kappaletta
All We Saw (2017) 47 kappaletta
Railtracks (2011) 36 kappaletta
Infinite Gradation (2017) 21 kappaletta
Miner's Pond (1991) 7 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Michaels, Anne
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
University of Toronto (B.A. English)
Lannan Literary Award (Fiction, 1997)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Anne Michaels, (b at Toronto 1958) the daughter of a Jewish-Polish immigrant, grew up in Toronto, and earned a BA in Honours English at the University of Toronto. Michaels's first novel, FUGITIVE PIECES (1996), brought her national recognition and awards, including the Trillium Prize and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. The novel also garnered international acclaim, winning Britain's Orange Prize for Fiction and America's Lannan Literary Award for Fiction. Robert FULFORD observed that Fugitive Pieces "attracted more international praise than any first novel by a serious writer in Canadian history." A film version of Fugitive Pieces, directed by Jeremy Podeswa, was produced in 2006.

Like Fugitive Pieces' protagonist Jakob Beer, Anne Michaels is also a poet. Her first collection, The Weight of Oranges, won the 1986 Commonwealth Prize for the Americas. Miner's Pond (1991) was short-listed for a GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD and won a Canadian Authors Association Award. Skin Divers was published in 1991. The poems from these three collections were published together, under the title Poems, in 2001.



Group Read, December 2017: Fugitive Pieces, 1001 Books to read before you die (joulukuu 2017)
Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels, World Reading Circle (tammikuu 2014)


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From Goodreads:
Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are “just the right size” for a “single, magical day.” With her sixteen cats and the aid of a tablecloth as a makeshift balloon, Miss Petitfour soars — which is to say, she rises high in the air and flies — over her charmingly eccentric village, encountering adventures along the way. One never knows where the wind will take her in this delightfully seasonal collection of magical outings: perhaps to the aid of dearly loved friends and neighbors, including a hapless handyman and an onion-loving baby, or to a coconut-confetti parade, or in search of keys, lucky charms or even simply the perfect tablecloth for her next flight. A witty, whimsical, beautifully illustrated collection of tales that celebrate language, storytelling and all the pleasures of life, large and small!

From Leona:
I did enjoy this book but not sure if for grades 1-4. I would recommend an adult first read this book and then read it to a child. It is full of rhymes, new words, adventure and cats who have special talents. The drawings are fun and help the book.
I gave it a 5 star rating. I won a copy of the paperback from LibraryThing.
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mnleona | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 28, 2024 |
Anne Michaels’s "Held" contains a series of oblique glimpses into the lives of World War I survivors, early British photographers, and present-day globe-trotting doctors to illuminate the devotion, heartache, and abiding love between mortals. "Held" is a book-length elegy, written in refined but robust language, which achieves striking effects while showing an elegance almost never seen in a piece of this length. It’s superb.

Different sections of this novel portray fraught moments in for people as they yearn for the touch of a loved one, or dream nostalgically, or shed tears of joy with the love of their lives. Characters shine in their moment, whether brightening, illuminating, or vexing. There are cogent, convincing passages here, that show these episodes in high relief. One example: when married, loving doctors Mara and Alan contemplate the newly pregnant Mara’s impending sojourn to a war zone:

We no longer pretend to fight on designated ground, instead recognise the essential substratum where war has always been fought: exactly where we live, exactly where we have always believed we were sheltered, even sacredly so, the places we sleep and wake, feed ourselves, love each other—the apartment block, the school, the nursing home—citizens ingesting the blast and instantly cast in micronised concrete, rigid as ancient Pompeiians in volcanic ash.”

Then, momentary character Lia, one of the intelligent, seeking women in these pages, meets an artist in a wood in winter in France in 1910. The artist, a photographer, tells her if you leave the shutter open long enough, anything that moves will disappear.

“She thought several things then. That a photographer’s entire life’s work would add up to only a few minutes of time. And that one could make a long exposure—say, thirty years of married life, or family life in a kitchen, infants growing into adults—and all that the photographic plate would show was an empty room. But it would not be empty, instead it would be full of life, invisible and real.

Such reflections feature prominently in the female characters of this book. An ultimate female character of deep reflection and renowned ability, Marie Curie, appears at a fraught moment toward the end of the book, when she has fled Paris for southern Britain, to escape a storm of controversy, unjustly fomented against her.

But this is not a polemic, or it is polemical only in the fairest and most even-handed of ways. The men who love the women in this book are emotional, fanatically loyal, deferent, and devoted.

It’s a hard book to characterize, except in the depths of the emotion displayed. Its diction is of the highest level—and this aspect never flags. Poetry abounds through the sentences; the very ordering of words draws us along so that, even if we never encounter the character again, we’re delighted with the vivid detail and the cogent emotional content with which they are highlighted. We feel the ache of yearning, and understand through Michaels’s mastery, that it is a constant in human relations; she achieves this through her exacting use of language, her poetry.

This is memorable, heartbreaking, and hopeful. A small gem of a novel that will hold your attention with the author’s challenging concept and her unerring execution.

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LukeS | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 19, 2024 |
Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels is a fun book for middle school readers. She added harder words for children to understand and added the meaning of the words in a way that makes learning new words easier. This book incorporates learning with a fun adventure plus cats! I look forward to reading others in this series.
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trurolib | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2024 |
I've only just finished this, and it's far too early for me to have digested this book and taken from it what it has to offer. This is a poetic, evanescent story. Well, stories. It begins with John, lying wounded on a WWI battlefield. Then memories and thoughts take us to his first meeting Helen, hs wife: and to their love, their struggles and to some of his career as a photographer. We move many times in this book - not just geographically, but in time - to Estonia, to France, to various places in the British Isles, from the late 19th century to a couple of years into the future: here, there, back and forward again in place and time. We meet John's antecedents and those who come after him, perhaps belatedly realising what the relationship with John is. It's a bit of a kaleidoscope: an image realised quickly disappears to be replaced by another. All seem to be linked by trauma, by pain, because being in war zones is a common thread throughout the book - the book is held together by recurring motifs. This book is fluid, luminous, and I'll need to read it again to begin to understand it properly. And I want to.… (lisätietoja)
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Margaret09 | 7 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 15, 2024 |



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