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Joy Williams (1) (1944–)

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Joy Williams is the author of four novels-the most recent, The Quick and the Dead, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001-and two earlier collections of stories, as well as Ill Nature, a book of essays that was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Among her näytä lisää many honors are the Rea Award for the short story and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Key West, Florida, and Tucson, Arizona näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The Quick and the Dead (2000) 408 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories (2015) 362 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Ninety-Nine Stories of God (2013) 291 kappaletta, 19 arvostelua
Honored Guest: Stories (2004) 248 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Changeling (1978) 217 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Harrow (2021) 217 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Breaking and Entering (1988) 173 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Taking Care (1982) 165 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
State of Grace (1973) 161 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Ill Nature (2001) 119 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Florida Keys: A History & Guide Tenth Edition (1987) 113 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Escapes (1990) 107 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu

Associated Works

J R (1975) — Johdanto, eräät painokset1,395 kappaletta, 19 arvostelua
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales (2010) — Avustaja — 990 kappaletta, 25 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005) — Avustaja — 700 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007 (2007) — Avustaja — 618 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 485 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Avustaja — 401 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Avustaja — 370 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Art of the Story: An International Anthology of Contemporary Short Stories (1999) — Avustaja — 354 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995) — Avustaja — 302 kappaletta
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales (1998) — Avustaja — 299 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Avustaja — 279 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Avustaja — 268 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story (2012) — Avustaja; Johdanto — 222 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990) — Avustaja — 221 kappaletta
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Avustaja — 214 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Avustaja — 188 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Best American Short Stories of the 80s (1990) — Avustaja — 165 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1997 (1997) — Avustaja — 157 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (1989) — Avustaja — 151 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Best American Essays 1991 (1991) — Avustaja — 144 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 67: Women and Children First (1999) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta
Granta 55: Children (1996) — Avustaja — 131 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Avustaja — 130 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Avustaja — 119 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986) — Avustaja — 97 kappaletta
American Short Stories (1976) — Avustaja, eräät painokset95 kappaletta
Granta 19: More Dirt (1986) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
Fantastic Women: 18 Tales of the Surreal and the Sublime from Tin House (2011) — Johdanto — 55 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Sister to Sister (1995) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978) — Avustaja — 25 kappaletta
The Best Small Fictions 2017 (2017) — Avustaja — 15 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Conjunctions: 30, Paper Airplane (1998) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta

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I don’t understand. I don’t understand. But woo boy is the world in this book wild and nightmarish.
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Amateria66 | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 24, 2024 |
Picked up this book after seeing the author’s name mentioned in Tao Lin’s Leaving Society and this particular volume on Lin’s end of the year of books he read in 2023.
I’d never heard of Joyce Williams before, but this collection of essays, ostensibly about ecology, nature, etc appealed to me. I probably agree with most of Williams’ views expressed within about how human beings continue to be a scourge on the natural environment, and how we have, despite all our past and ongoing “progress” can’t seem to temper our desires to the consume and conquer everything we come across. From the get-go, however, Williams settles into a polemical mood, and barely lets up for the length of the book. At several points I was overcome by the sensation that I was reading a transcription of a George Carlin style rant - so much so was the rage and passion Williams feels about these topics practically spluttering off the page. A few of the more vitriolic essays often resort to listing human beings various ecological sins in an attempt to paint a sort of Boschian portrait of the hellscape the earth has become at our doing. I’ve never loved reading things that I simply agree with and that don’t offer me any novel nuance or intellectual challenge on a topic, and that was mostly the problem here. Maybe times have changed and the points Williams is making here just don’t seem so radical anymore, what with mass extinction and global warming all but certain at this point.

There were two essays in this collection that are excellent. The first is when Williams tells the saga of the property she owned in the Florida Keys for 30 years. The valiant effort she made to create natural oasis amongst soulless development is really cool and her description of her home set me dreaming about the way I’d like to have my house in the future (if I ever have one). The second essay that really bowled me over was the one about her dog Hawk. I had to sit my book down for several long minutes after and stare into space to mulled over a bit the bleak and poignant beauty of this one, the contradictions of being a pet owner, the crushing responsibility of taking care of another living thing, and the uncanny descriptions of the process for disposal of pet remains.

will eventually get around to reading something else by Williams.
… (lisätietoja)
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hdeanfreemanjr | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 29, 2024 |
Short baffling vignettes about finding the human in the divine. You have to love a tale that begins with "God was standing in line at the pharmacy waiting to receive his shingles vaccination..."
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jemisonreads | 18 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |
I didn't "get" it, but it was intriguing enough that I would maybe reread in the future.
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audient_void | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 6, 2024 |



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