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Jenny Offill

Teoksen Dept. of Speculation tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

Dept. of Speculation (2014) 2,086 kappaletta, 147 arvostelua
Weather (2020) 1,207 kappaletta, 68 arvostelua
Sparky! (2014) 434 kappaletta, 34 arvostelua
17 Things I'm Not Allowed to Do Anymore (2007) — Tekijä — 366 kappaletta, 43 arvostelua
11 Experiments That Failed (2011) 352 kappaletta, 35 arvostelua
Last Things (2000) 222 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Friend Who Got Away: Twenty Women's True Life Tales of Friendships that Blew Up, Burned Out or Faded Away (2005) — Toimittaja; Foreword & contributor — 203 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
While You Were Napping (2014) 42 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Tempo variabile (2020) 2 kappaletta
Lucky! (2016) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things (2012) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Electric Literature No. 3 (2010) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

Merkitty avainsanalla


Massachusetts, USA
Brooklyn, New York, USA
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Brooklyn College
Queens University of Charlotte
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Jennie Offill teaches in the M.F.A. writing program at Brooklyn College.  [adapted from The Friend Who Got Away (2005)]



Luchtig geschreven over toch een beladen onderwerp, nl. vervreemding binnen een huwelijk.
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ArtieVeerle | 146 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 18, 2024 |
made me cry. “But Lia is only twenty-four. She is beautiful and brilliant. There are so many more years when people will come.”
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kaeriot | 146 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 4, 2024 |
I read for the writing and this is my book. As someone has written "each paragraph is a polished gem and each sentence" a perfect facet of that gem. I thought [b:Dept. of Speculation|17402288|Dept. of Speculation|Jenny Offill|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1367929545l/17402288._SX50_.jpg|24237023] was one of my favorites and this funny, quirky, anxious tale joins the bandwagon.
[b:Weather|37506228|Weather|Jenny Offill|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1566942482l/37506228._SY75_.jpg|59116540] is comforting even though the main character, Lizzie, is worried about environmental collapse and her brother is hovering at breakdown and her marriage is going through a rough bit, she is comforted by the survival techniques she reads about at the library where she works as a feral librarian (meanng not degreed). She relates hilariious moments with patrons. I looked forward to the style and tidbitty factoids offered and liked Lizzie, identified with her concerns even if I'm not a youngish mother working fulltime and trying to help a disintegrating brother in the midst of a divorce.… (lisätietoja)
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featherbooks | 67 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 7, 2024 |
I don’t know how to feel about this book.

Each sentence is beautifully written, but disjointed from the others. It’s almost stream-of-consciousness, but then there is a plot twisted into it. It rambles, yet somehow no words are wasted.

The storytelling is not my style, I’ve concluded, but I can’t discredit the author’s way with words. Give it a shot. It’s so short that if you don’t like it, it’s still a book read and didn’t eat up too much of your time.
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jnoshields | 146 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 10, 2024 |



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Chris Appelhans Illustrator
Nancy Carpenter Illustrator
Dorothy Allison Contributor
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Heather Abel Contributor
Emily Chenoweth Contributor
Mary Morris Contributor
Beverly Gologorsky Contributor
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Kate Bernheimer Contributor
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