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Diane Ackerman

Autor(a) de The Zookeeper's Wife

46+ Works 11,936 Membros 304 Críticas 42 Favorited

About the Author

Diane Ackerman was born on October 7, 1948 in Waukegan, Illinois. She received a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and her M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. in English from Cornell University. Poet, author, educator, adventurer, and naturalist, she tries to bridge science and art in her mostrar mais writing, exploring questions of who we are, where we come from, and how we fit into the fabric of the world. She has written many books of poetry including The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral; Wife of Light; Jaguar of Sweet Laughter: New and Selected Poems; Origami Bridges: Poems of Psychoanalysis and Fire; and I Praise My Destroyer. Her nonfiction works include A Natural History of the Senses; A Natural History of Love; The Moon by Whale Light: And Other Adventures Among Bats, Crocodilians, Penguins, and Whales; An Alchemy of Mind; and On Extended Wings. She also writes nature books for children including Animal Sense; Monk Seal Hideaway; and Bats: Shadows in the Night. She is coeditor of a Norton anthology, The Book of Love. Her essays about nature and human nature have appeared in Parade, National Geographic, The New York Times, and The New Yorker magazines. She hosted a five-hour PBS television series inspired by A Natural History of the Senses. She received the Orion Book Award for The Zookeepers Wife. Her other awards include the Abbie Copps Poetry Prize, Black Warrior Poetry Prize, Pushcart Prize, Peter I. B. Lavan award, and the Wordsmith award. She has taught at a variety of universities, including Columbia and Cornell. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Diane Ackerman

The Zookeeper's Wife (2007) 4,657 exemplares
A Natural History of the Senses (1990) — Autor — 2,858 exemplares
A Natural History Of Love (1994) 778 exemplares
Deep Play (1999) 245 exemplares
The Book of Love (1998) 139 exemplares
I Praise My Destroyer: Poems (1998) 107 exemplares
Animal Sense (2003) 63 exemplares
Bats - Shadows In The Night (1997) 30 exemplares
Monk Seal Hideaway (1995) 13 exemplares
Wife of light: [poems] (1978) 7 exemplares
Lady Faustus (1983) 7 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Hearing [1995 TV episode] (1995) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 6 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Vision [1995 TV episode] (1995) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 5 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses [1995 TV series] (1995) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 5 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Touch [1995 TV episode] (2007) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 4 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Taste [1995 TV episode] (2007) — Narrador — 3 exemplares
NOVA: Mystery of the Senses: Smell [1995 TV episode] (2007) — Narrator / Screenwriter — 3 exemplares
Zoologico de Varsovia, O (2017) 3 exemplares
Azyl (Polish Edition) (2017) 1 exemplar
Sandi Fellman: Open Secret (1999) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 621 exemplares
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 394 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 234 exemplares
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 190 exemplares
The Best American Science Writing 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 151 exemplares
The Curious Naturalist (1980) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
The Writer on Her Work, Volume II: New Essays in New Territory (1730) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals (1998) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
The Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women Writing on the Green World (2001) — Contribuidor — 89 exemplares
The Zookeeper's Wife [2017 film] (2017) — Original book — 82 exemplares
Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World (2007)algumas edições56 exemplares
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
The Gardener's Bedside Reader (2008) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
In Our Nature: Stories of Wildness (2000) — Prefácio — 18 exemplares
Night: A Literary Companion (2009) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Umbral Anthology of Science Fiction Poetry (1982) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 43 (1997) — Autor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Ackerman, Diane
Outros nomes
Ackermann, Diane
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Waukegan, Illinois, USA
Locais de residência
Ithaca, New York, USA
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Pennsylvania State University (BA | 1970 - English)
Cornell University (MFA | 1973 | MA | 1976 | PhD | 1978 - English)
professor of English
West, Paul (husband) (1)
Sagan, Carl (doctoral advisor)
Authors Guild
Columbia University
Cornell University
The New Yorker
University of Pittsburgh
Prémios e menções honrosas
Guggenheim Fellowship
John Burroughs Nature Award
Lavan Poetry Prize
New York Public Library Literary Lion
Peter I. B. Lavan Younger Poets Award (1985)
Fellow, New York Institute for the Humanities (mostrar todos 7)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2016)
Suzanne Gluck (William Morris Agency)
Alison Granucci (Blue Flower Arts)

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Diane Ackerman is the author of two dozen highly-acclaimed works of poetry and nonfiction, including the bestsellers "The Zookeeper's Wife" and "A Natural History of the Senses," and the Pulitzer Prize Finalist, "One Hundred Names for Love."

In her most recent book, "The Human Age: the World Shaped by Us," she confronts the unprecedented fact that the human race is now the single dominant force of change on the whole planet. Humans have "subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness." Ackerman takes us on an exciting journey to understand this bewildering new reality, introducing us to many of the inspiring people and ideas now creating, and perhaps saving, our future

A note from the author: "I find that writing each book becomes a mystery trip, one filled with mental (and sometimes physical) adventures. The world revealing itself, human nature revealing itself, is seductive and startling, and that's always been fascinating enough to send words down my spine. Please join me on my travels. I'd enjoy the company."

Contact me or follow my posts here: www.dianeackerman.com, @dianesackerman, www.facebook.com/dianeackerman.aut



A fine read. Not just nature facts, but a great job of bringing you right into nature. And all the while, a fine thread of conservation woven through by reasoning, not moralizing.
BBrookes | 12 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |
I thought the story was very moving and that the Zabinskis where very interseting people. I realize it is a true story but I wish it were written a little bit more like a novel and less like a History book. I would have liked to have heard more about this incredible family and the inhabitants of the villa rather than the events of the war, but at the end of the day I'm glad I read it.
jskeltz | 192 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
After watching the movie, which I thought was excellent, I read the book, which I also thought was excellent, but not exactly what I thought it was going to be....just another historical novel.

This is actually a true story of the life of Jan Zabinski and his wife, Antonina, written from the author's point of view, using Jan and Antonina's journals during World War II. It is evident that God must have placed them in just the right place to be able to hide and save hundreds of Jews from death. They also had the right temperament to pull it off.

A lot of research went into their story as the author seamlessly intertwined quotes from their journals and at the same time adding other stories in Warsaw as they unfolded. She also captured the family's love of animals so well. She personalized and gave life to this writing. You will even find a few family photos of Jan & Antonina. She did describe quite a few photos in the story that she had seen but weren't included in the book. I wonder where we can find those photos? If only all history could be told in this manner.

At the end of the book, the author lets you know what happens to Jan and Antonina, and her family, as well as a few other people, after the war. She was also able to travel back to Warsaw and see some of the damage that still remains today, and writes of how they have progressed in building back the city and capital of Poland.
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MissysBookshelf | 192 outras críticas | Aug 27, 2023 |
It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since I read A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman. In her latest work The Human Age she talks about how much we have changed and shaped the world in just a short period of time. The change has indeed been vast and continues to accelerate. But one thing that hasn't changed is how wonderful Ackerman writes. I simply can not think of another author who waxes so poetic while writing about science. With each page I'm enthralled by both the beauty and brilliance of her words. By all means, read this book. And be prepared, to be not just richly educated, but totally amazed.… (mais)
kevinkevbo | 10 outras críticas | Jul 14, 2023 |



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