KotiRyhmätKeskusteluLisääAjan henki
Etsi sivustolta
Tämä sivusto käyttää evästeitä palvelujen toimittamiseen, toiminnan parantamiseen, analytiikkaan ja (jos et ole kirjautunut sisään) mainostamiseen. Käyttämällä LibraryThingiä ilmaiset, että olet lukenut ja ymmärtänyt käyttöehdot ja yksityisyydensuojakäytännöt. Sivujen ja palveluiden käytön tulee olla näiden ehtojen ja käytäntöjen mukaista.

Tulokset Google Booksista

Pikkukuvaa napsauttamalla pääset Google Booksiin.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Tekijä: Betty…
Ladataan...

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi 1943; vuoden 1998 painos)

Tekijä: Betty Smith (Tekijä)

JäseniäKirja-arvostelujaSuosituimmuussijaKeskimääräinen arvioKeskustelut / Maininnat
16,615444310 (4.31)1 / 940
Classic Literature. Fiction. Literature. HTML:

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century.

From the moment she entered the world, Francie Nolan needed to be made of stern stuff, for growing up in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn, New York demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family's erratic and eccentric behavior??such as her father Johnny's taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy's habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce??no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans' life lacked drama.

By turns heartbreaking and uplifting, the Nolans' daily experiences are raw with honestly and tenderly threaded with family connectedness. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life??from "junk day" on Saturdays, when the children traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Smith has created a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as deeply resonant moments of universal experience. Here is an American classic that "cuts right to the heart of life," hails the New York Times. "If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, you will deny yourself a rich experien… (lisätietoja)

Jäsen:joelrip
Teoksen nimi:A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Kirjailijat:Betty Smith (Tekijä)
Info:Perennial Classics (1998), Edition: First Edition, 496 pages
Kokoelmat:Oma kirjasto
Arvio (tähdet):
Avainsanoja:-

Teostiedot

Puu kasvaa Brooklynissa (tekijä: Betty Smith) (1943)

  1. 81
    Seitsemännen portaan enkeli (tekijä: Frank McCourt) (Anonyymi käyttäjä)
  2. 104
    Lasilinna (tekijä: Jeannette Walls) (JGoto)
  3. 71
    Kuin surmaisi satakielen (tekijä: Harper Lee) (rebeccareid)
  4. 50
    Amerikan ihmemaassa (tekijä: Frank McCourt) (kiwiflowa)
  5. 50
    Lark Rise to Candleford (tekijä: Flora Thompson) (atimco)
    atimco: Both stories are semi-autobiographical and tell the story of a young, sensitive girl coming of age in a poor community. The heroines have similar family structures (attractive, hardworking mother, generally absent/weak father, younger brother who fits into his surroundings better than his older sister). The historical setting is very important to both works and almost acts as a character in its own right.… (lisätietoja)
  6. 74
    Linnanneidon lokikirja (tekijä: Dodie Smith) (weener)
    weener: Another superb girl's coming-of-age novel!
  7. 96
    Mehiläisten salaisuudet (tekijä: Sue Monk Kidd) (readerbabe1984)
  8. 20
    The Walking People (tekijä: Mary Beth Keane) (JGoto)
  9. 31
    Brooklyn (tekijä: Colm Tóibín) (kiwiflowa)
  10. 43
    The House on Mango Street (tekijä: Sandra Cisneros) (readerbabe1984)
  11. 10
    The Tin Flute (tekijä: Gabrielle Roy) (RidgewayGirl)
    RidgewayGirl: Set in 1939, The Tin Flute is also a beautifully told coming of age story, this time of a young, working class French-Canadian girl in Quebec.
  12. 10
    Poor Man's Orange (tekijä: Ruth Park) (tandah)
  13. 10
    Älä tunnusta ikinä, poika : kahden juutalaispojan seikkailut miehitetyssä Ranskassa (tekijä: Joseph Joffo) (Benaleer)
  14. 11
    The Drive-In (tekijä: Joe R. Lansdale) (cometahalley)
  15. 11
    Veden väri (tekijä: James McBride) (iMagic)
    iMagic: My all time favorite book. A must read. Ruth McBride was a force to be reckoned with. Raised 12 phenomenal children. One of them wrote this book about her life as the daughter of an orthodox Jewish rabbi who later married the man who taught her how to live.
  16. 11
    I Love You Like a Tomato (tekijä: Marie Giordano) (someproseandcons)
  17. 00
    The Bandini Quartet (tekijä: John Fante) (cometahalley)
  18. 00
    Harmaata valoa (tekijä: Ruta Sepetys) (LadyBlakeny)
  19. 00
    Pikkukaupunki (tekijä: Sherwood Anderson) (FutureMrsJoshGroban)
    FutureMrsJoshGroban: The style of writing and realism in the portrayal of the characters is very similar.
  20. 33
    The Bean Trees (tekijä: Barbara Kingsolver) (readerbabe1984)

(katso kaikki 22 suositusta)

1940s (12)
AP Lit (188)
BitLife (71)
1970s (625)
Ladataan...

Kirjaudu LibraryThingiin nähdäksesi, pidätkö tästä kirjasta vai et.

» Katso myös 940 mainintaa

englanti (422)  espanja (6)  italia (4)  kiina, perinteinen (4)  katalaani (2)  kreikka (1)  brasilianportugali (1)  tanska (1)  norja (1)  ranska (1)  Kaikki kielet (443)
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 443) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)
Overview:
Trees grow in neglected areas, tenement districts. The trees come first, then poor foreigners follow. A tree that likes poor people. The poor and those who have money have different views of each other. Different views about why people are in poverty. This book highlights the misunderstandings of assumptions about those within different social classes. A secret to success within this book, to get out of poverty, is the ability to read. Getting as much education as possible.

Francie grows up poor, but has relatives that desire success. They work very hard not only to survive, but get ahead. This is a story of how Francie grows up. A story of how Francie’s mind changes about various ideas, and how Francie impacts those who interact with Francie. With a love of books and an incessant need to improve upon ideas.

The poor in this book are described as those who struggle to survive, and get ahead. Working hard to kept what they have. A dislike of charity, and the humiliation that it brings with it. A want to not feel the need to save as much as possible of everything.

There is a clash between hope and effort. Not just between the characters, but the reason for immigrating. The purpose of coming to America was that it was supposedly a place of hope. Where circumstances could be improved. With those improvements come over the generations. Slowey but surely trying to help the next generation achieve more than they and their predecessors had.

Education, specifically reading, being one of the skills that are impressed as a need for social advancement. The library having a lot of importance, given that it provides access to books. With help from Katie’s mother, Katie used the information to instill a want to read in Katie’s daughter Francie. Growing up, Francie was exposed to a lot of books, and loved to read books.

School is another important source of knowledge. But not all schools want to educate the children. With very mean children. Francie still appreciated school in spite of the cruelties. The cruelties made Francie really appreciate the next school, and a willing to walk a lot to the better school.

Whenever Francie saw ideas that could be improved upon, the future that Francie saw for Francie changed. Wanting to be an integral part of the reason for the improvement. An incessant need to improve ideas.

Francie became liable to lie. Although given somewhat poor ideas on the delineation between lying and a story, advice was given for Francie to write the truth. Francie found an outlet in writing, in order to keep a dividing line between truth and fiction. A discrepancy between what is true and what is beautiful, between the real misery and the hope.

Caveats?
The book can be a bit difficult to read, with poor flow. The historical context and situations have changed. Many of the interactions and events lack emotional appeal, but their representation makes them more realistic. ( )
  Eugene_Kernes | Jun 4, 2024 |
This book was sitting on my shelf for quite a while, I ended up donating it only to buy another copy from Books-A-Million. Finally, I picked it up and fell in love with it. I didn't know if I was ready for a family drama, but it turned out to be exactly what I needed at the exact moment I picked it up. Francie Nolan has soared up on the list of my favorite fictional characters of all time; to be honest, you might not like the book as much if you are a "realist". However, if you are a dreamer and see the world much differently than your peers, you will love it!

I particularly liked her relationship with her mother. Yes, it was a co-dependent relationship with a lack of affection, but this made the moments where affection was shown between them that much more powerful. Francie sees so much and understands so much, and you watch her grow and understand the world, to accept and make the most of the life she has, to find the light in the darkest circumstances. Yeah, I love this book and highly recommend it, especially if it has been sitting on your shelf collecting dust for the last five years. ( )
  tayswift1477 | May 15, 2024 |
Among the most fervent and outspoken of coming-of-age novels in American literature that I've read, full to the brim with life sketches as pictorial as David Copperfield and with an epic scope as sweeping as East of Eden. Betty Smith invites us into a breathtaking depiction of New York with the same richness that Woody Allen's Manhattan did for the big screen, visualized from the perspective of an aspiring and headstrong Francie Nolan raised in the heart of poverty-stricken Brooklyn. This novel expresses a hope for American immigrants at the turn of the century that isn't to be found in Upton Sinclair's the Jungle, and although Francie's relatives are far from perfect, their love and care for each other is irrefutable and irrepressible. Francie is met with experiences and choices that are as various and unique as any uncommon family, and their stories are forever memorable as the small things that are best in a simple life. ( )
  TheBooksofWrath | Apr 18, 2024 |
Although this is a piece of fiction, the postscript makes it clear that it is based in the author's own childhood and was written as such. It is therefore very easy to imagine the type of life Smith had growing up in what we would today consider abject poverty but with the love and support of her family. It is astounding, really, the resilience but also the innocence of the time, marked by hard work, precarious conditions and community. It's a wonderful coming of age story but also testimony of the time which was as changing as it is today. ( )
  Cecilturtle | Apr 17, 2024 |
Francie’s story: a young impoverished girl growing up in Brooklyn at the start of the last century. Semi autobiographical novel, written in the 1940s. At once an historical document but also as fresh and pertinent as if it were written this morning. Francie pragmatically faces hardship and the tribulations of being female in a poverty-stricken district. Fantastic sense of time and place, with a likeable protagonist. ( )
  LARA335 | Mar 17, 2024 |
Näyttää 1-5 (yhteensä 443) (seuraava | näytä kaikki)

» Lisää muita tekijöitä (29 mahdollista)

Tekijän nimiRooliTekijän tyyppiKoskeeko teosta?Tila
Smith, Bettyensisijainen tekijäkaikki painoksetvahvistettu
Burton, KateKertojamuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Dillard, Anniemuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Fields, AnnaKertojamuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Hall, BarnabyKansikuvataiteilijamuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Kazin, AlfredJälkisanatmuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Pagani, DanielaKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Pietribiasi, AntonellaKääntäjämuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Quindlen, AnnaEsipuhemuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Stasolla, MarioKuvittajamuu tekijäeräät painoksetvahvistettu
Sinun täytyy kirjautua sisään voidaksesi muokata Yhteistä tietoa
Katso lisäohjeita Common Knowledge -sivuilta (englanniksi).
Teoksen kanoninen nimi
Alkuteoksen nimi
Teoksen muut nimet
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Alkuperäinen julkaisuvuosi
Henkilöt/hahmot
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Tärkeät paikat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Tärkeät tapahtumat
Kirjaan liittyvät elokuvat
Epigrafi (motto tai mietelause kirjan alussa)
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
There's a tree that grows in Brooklyn. Some people call it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed falls, it makes a tree which struggles to reach the sky. It grows in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps. It grows up out of cellar gratings. It is the only tree that grows out of cement. It grows lushly. . .survives without sun, water, and seemingly without earth. It would be considered beautiful except that there are too many of it.
Omistuskirjoitus
Ensimmäiset sanat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Serene was a word you could put to Brooklyn, New York.
Sitaatit
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Francie came away from her first chemistry lecture in a glow. In one hour she had found out that everything was made up of atoms which were in continual motion. She grasped the idea that nothing was ever lost or destroyed. Even if something was burned up or left to rot away, it did not disappear from the face of the earth; it changed into something else—gases, liquids, and powders. Everything, decided Francie after that first lecture, was vibrant with life and there was no death in chemistry. She was puzzled as to why learned people didn’t adopt chemistry as a religion.
Dear God, let me be something every minute of every hour of my life. Let me be gay; let me be sad. Let me be cold; let me be warm. Let me be hungry...have too much to eat. Let me be ragged or well-dressed. Let me be sincere- be deceitful. Let me be truthful; let me be a liar. Let me be honorable and let me sin. Only let me be something every blessed minute. And when I sleep, let me dream all the time so that not one little piece of living is ever lost.
Viimeiset sanat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Erotteluhuomautus
Julkaisutoimittajat
Kirjan kehujat
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Alkuteoksen kieli
Tiedot englanninkielisestä Yhteisestä tiedosta. Muokkaa kotoistaaksesi se omalle kielellesi.
Kanoninen DDC/MDS
Kanoninen LCC

Viittaukset tähän teokseen muissa lähteissä.

Englanninkielinen Wikipedia (1)

Classic Literature. Fiction. Literature. HTML:

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century.

From the moment she entered the world, Francie Nolan needed to be made of stern stuff, for growing up in the Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn, New York demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family's erratic and eccentric behavior??such as her father Johnny's taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy's habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce??no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans' life lacked drama.

By turns heartbreaking and uplifting, the Nolans' daily experiences are raw with honestly and tenderly threaded with family connectedness. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life??from "junk day" on Saturdays, when the children traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Smith has created a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as deeply resonant moments of universal experience. Here is an American classic that "cuts right to the heart of life," hails the New York Times. "If you miss A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, you will deny yourself a rich experien

Kirjastojen kuvailuja ei löytynyt.

Kirjan kuvailu
Yhteenveto haiku-muodossa

Current Discussions

-

Suosituimmat kansikuvat

Pikalinkit

Arvio (tähdet)

Keskiarvo: (4.31)
0.5 1
1 19
1.5 5
2 97
2.5 18
3 415
3.5 100
4 1258
4.5 200
5 1911

Oletko sinä tämä henkilö?

Tule LibraryThing-kirjailijaksi.

 

Lisätietoja | Ota yhteyttä | LibraryThing.com | Yksityisyyden suoja / Käyttöehdot | Apua/FAQ | Blogi | Kauppa | APIs | TinyCat | Perintökirjastot | Varhaiset kirja-arvostelijat | Yleistieto | 206,985,075 kirjaa! | Yläpalkki: Aina näkyvissä