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Howard Norman

Teoksen The Bird Artist tekijä

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About the Author

Howard Norman was born in Toledo, Ohio, in 1949 and grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He attended Western Michigan University, the Folklore Institute of Indiana University, and the University of Michigan. His work with the Cree Indians created an interest and he then got a job as a translator of näytä lisää Native American poems and folktales. He put together a collection of his translations in the book, The Wishing Bone Cycle: Narrative Poems of the Swampy Cree Indians, which was named the co-winner of the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award by the Academy of American Poets. With the Help of a Whiting Award, he has also written The Northern Lights as well as Kiss in the Hotel, Joseph Conrad and Other Stories, and The Bird Artist, which was named one of Time Magazine's Best Five Books of 1994 and won the New England Booksellers Association Prize in Fiction. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

The Bird Artist (1994) 1,039 kappaletta
What Is Left the Daughter (2010) 456 kappaletta
The Museum Guard (1998) 424 kappaletta
The Haunting of L. (2002) 214 kappaletta
Northern Tales (1990) 153 kappaletta
The Northern Lights (1987) 150 kappaletta
My Darling Detective (2017) 108 kappaletta
Devotion (2007) 90 kappaletta
Next Life Might Be Kinder (2014) 86 kappaletta
The Ghost Clause (2019) 79 kappaletta
The Chauffeur: Stories (2002) 54 kappaletta
Trickster and the Fainting Birds (1999) 50 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Avustaja — 626 kappaletta
Indian Tales (1953) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset155 kappaletta
Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing Up in America (2003) — Avustaja — 38 kappaletta
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
New World Journal #5 — Kääntäjä — 1 kappale

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Kanoninen nimi
Norman, Howard
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Labrador, Canada
Newfoundland, Canada
Western Michigan University (graduate)
Indiana University
Shore, Jane (wife)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Lannan Literary Award (Fiction, 1996)
Whiting Writers' Award (1985)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Although his official bio's all state that Howard Norman isn't Canadian, having been born in Toledo, Ohio, and raised in Michigan, he now holds dual citizenship and does consider himself Canadian. I have this directly from Mr. Norman, who I met at a book festival on October 3, 2009. When I mentioned that many people are surprised to learn that he is not Canadian, he said "Oh, but I AM." Good enough for me.



The Bird Artist (Bowie's Top 100), 75 Books Challenge for 2016 (toukokuu 2016)


8/17/2007: This book has one of the most boring and anticlimactic plot lines that I''ve ever read. It was only the plight of poor Defoe that kept me interested enough to finish reading it. An explanation of Imogen''s "issue" would have helped...as would some sort of intense moment, somewhere.
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classyhomemaker | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 11, 2023 |
Another fine novel from Howard Norman.

Wyatt Hillyer tells his life story through a series of long letters to a lost love one. To be honest you soon forget they are letters. Peopled with some wonderful characters.
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Caroline_McElwee | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 11, 2022 |
As the daughter he has not seen since she was a very young child approaches her 21st birthday, Wyatt Hillyer attempts to explain to her--in a long letter--the events that led to her existence, and what she should know about his life both before and after her birth. He feels he has nothing else to leave her. Luminous prose, and a story full of heart.
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laytonwoman3rd | 30 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 8, 2022 |
Narrator and protagonist Fabian Vas, an illustrator of birds, lives in a small town in Newfoundland in 1911. He admits to killing Botho August, the town’s lighthouse keeper. The novel reads as his confession – what led up to the murder, and what happened in the years afterward. It is not a traditional mystery, since we know Fabian killed August from the first page. The reader is drawn into the story in trying to figure out why Fabian would have done such a thing.

The harsh landscape plays a key role in this story – the sea, the cliffs, the elements. The imagery and descriptions of Fabian’s artworks are well-done. The narrative, like the setting, feels remote and cold. Fabian seems to be drifting through life with no direction. This is a book about decisions and choices, and that the lack of choosing is also a decision.

I felt a sense of vague discomfort in reading this book. Perhaps this is due to the author’s skill in creating a menacing tone. The characters are not particularly likeable, and it was difficult to care about them. At the end I did not feel I knew Fabian any better than at the start. I found it at times engaging and at other times frustrating.
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Castlelass | 32 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Oct 30, 2022 |



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