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Jim Shepard

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Jim Shepard was born on December 29, 1956 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He received a BA from Trinity College and a MFA from Brown University. He teaches creative writing and film at Williams College and in the Warren Wilson MFA program. He received the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US and näytä lisää Canada. His short story collection, Like You'd Understand, won the 2007 Story Prize. His other short story collections include Battling against Castro, Love and Hydrogen, and You Think That's Bad. He won the 2005 Massachusetts Book Award for his novel, Project X. His other novels include Flights, Paper Doll, Lights Out in the Reptile House, Kiss of the Wolf, Nosferatu, and The Book of Aron. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Image credit: Author Jim Shepard at the 2015 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44359570

Tekijän teokset

The Book of Aron (2015) 457 kappaletta
Project X (2004) 220 kappaletta
You Think That's Bad (2011) 166 kappaletta
Phase Six (2021) 86 kappaletta
The World to Come: Stories (2017) 86 kappaletta
Nosferatu (1998) 70 kappaletta
Kiss Of The Wolf (1994) 47 kappaletta
Writers at the Movies: 26 Contemporary Authors Celebrate 26 Memorable Movies (2000) — Editor & Contributor — 35 kappaletta
Batting Against Castro: Stories (1996) 33 kappaletta
Flights (1983) 32 kappaletta
Paper Doll (1779) 29 kappaletta

Associated Works

McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (2002) — Avustaja — 1,470 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Avustaja — 827 kappaletta
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Avustaja — 627 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002) — Avustaja — 463 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Avustaja — 411 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Avustaja — 279 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Avustaja — 242 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 185 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019) — Avustaja — 180 kappaletta
McSweeney's Issue 32: 2024 AD (2009) — Avustaja — 147 kappaletta
The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House (2009) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta
Granta 95: Loved Ones (2006) — Avustaja — 119 kappaletta
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Avustaja — 110 kappaletta
Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction (2015) — Avustaja — 107 kappaletta
The PEN / O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 (2011) — Avustaja — 96 kappaletta
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011) — Avustaja — 68 kappaletta
Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader (2003) — Säveltäjä — 50 kappaletta
Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest (2015) — Avustaja — 49 kappaletta
McSweeney's Issue 44 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2013) — Avustaja — 48 kappaletta
Stumbling and Raging (2005) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta
Politically Inspired (2003) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry (2009) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta

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Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Trinity College
Brown University
Shepard, Karen (wife)
Williams College



I usually avoid novels set in the Holocaust because however good and well written they may be, they just destroy me. It's hard to spend intimate time with such evil... "evil", which seems too mundane a word here, really. This book is no different. Doctor Korczak certainly deserves to be immortalized in fiction, however. The book somewhat reminds me of Louis Malle's film "Au Revoir Les Enfants", in being a simply but not simple told unsentimental story about children and then - boom - the Holocaust just kicks you in the gut.

So... thanks, Tournament of Books, for leading me to read this. I guess.
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lelandleslie | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 24, 2024 |
The stories of the holocaust have been recounted in at least a few different ways. I've found those with the most objective narrators, e.g. Primo Levi's If This is a Man, to be the most moving and most literarily satisfying. As humans, it's only necessary to be shown hell, we all have enough experience with nightmares to make any author's pathos superfluous. That is why horror stories are so universally appreciated. Mr. Shepard tells us an historical story that we already know in detail. He tells the story through the eyes of a boy who says, "Whether I was happy or unhappy, I took things as I found them.", and who is the target of psychological projection by everyone around him. His constantly complaining mother and his callous smuggler friends all, in a philosophically absurd fashion, accuse him of being self-centered. The overall effect is that we seem to have been given an honest vision of these events, and the result is devastating.… (lisätietoja)
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markm2315 | 26 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 1, 2023 |
In places very good, in places rambling and lacking direction. You can tell this book has been enlarged from a short story (Nosferatu in Love) but I don't think its been improved. The early years stuff is interesting, a fictionalised biography of an interesting man in interesting times. Then the Nosferatu in Love section, which is about what happens when you can't escape your past whilst making a groundbreaking silent film! It inspired me to rewatch Nosferatu for the first time in over 20 years, helping me to see things in the film I hadn't seen, and see stuff in the story that I would have missed. Then Nosferatu in Love is repeated twice more, against the backdrop of making other films that aren't quite as interesting. Then he dies. The End.… (lisätietoja)
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elahrairah | May 23, 2023 |
A solid 3.5 stars.
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Kateinoz | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 14, 2023 |



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