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Thomas Beller

Autor(a) de The Sleep-Over Artist: Fiction

18+ Works 336 Membros 6 Críticas

About the Author

Thomas Beller is the author of a collection of stories, "Seduction Theory", & a Web site, www.mrbellersneighborhood.com. He lives in New York City. (Bowker Author Biography)

Obras por Thomas Beller

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 627 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 223 exemplares
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

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A very New York novel, basically linked stories that comprise an episodic coming-of-age story. Lots of precise social and psychological insights, neurotic narrator, sexual misadventures - reminiscent in tone of early Roth and Foer's EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDILKY CLOSE.
 
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wordloversf | Aug 14, 2021 |
I picked up this book after watching "Rebel in the Rye" hoping it might flesh out some of the vagaries. But they're still vague, his experiences in World War 2, his relationships with children and the raison d'etre of Catcher in the Rye. Still adds colour to Salinger rich body of work.
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charlie68 | 3 outras críticas | Dec 17, 2018 |
This is as much about the author's story of trying to research J.D. Salinger as it is a biography of Salinger.

I learned a lot more about how the author and others felt about Salinger than Salinger himself.
 
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nx74defiant | 3 outras críticas | Feb 8, 2017 |
by writer and Tulane University professor Thomas Beller

Publishers Weekly
04/14/2014
"Rather than writing a straightforward biography, Beller (How to Be a Man) offers here an exceptionally well-researched, deeply felt, and thoughtful exploration of the elusive author’s history, in which he probes Salinger’s life and prickly familial ties, and their manifestation in his timeless characters and settings. "

Thomas Beller
"I came to feel, in the course of this project, that too much time and energy has been devoted to the least interesting, least productive part of his life, those years of silence up in Cornish, N.H., while the most interesting and productive part of his life, which includes the period in which he wrote all the books for which is famous, has been underserved.
My book seeks to redress that imbalance."

4 ★
… (mais)
 
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pennsylady | 3 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2016 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
18
Also by
4
Membros
336
Popularidade
#70,811
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
6
ISBN
35
Línguas
2

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