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T.C. Boyle

Autor(a) de The Tortilla Curtain

98+ Works 25,902 Membros 604 Críticas 136 Favorited

About the Author

T. C. Boyle was born Thomas John Boyle in Peekskill, New York on December 2, 1948. He received a B.A. in English and history from SUNY Potsdam in 1968, a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and a Ph.D. degree in nineteenth century British literature from the University of mostrar mais Iowa in 1977. He has been a member of the English department at the University of Southern California since 1978. He has written over 20 books including After the Plague, Drop City, The Inner Circle, Tooth and Claw, The Human Fly, Talk Talk, The Women, Wild Child, and When the Killing's Done. He has received numerous awards including the PEN/Faulkner Award for best novel of the year for World's End; the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story for T. C. Boyle Stories; and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France for The Tortilla Curtain. His title's Sam Miguel and The Harder They Caome made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) T. Coraghessan Boyle is the best-selling author of "T.C. Boyle Stories," "Riven Rock," "The Tortilla Curtain," "Without a Hero," "The Road to Wellville," "East Is East," "If the River Was Whiskey," "World's End" (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award), "Greasy Lake," "Budding Prospects," "Water Music," & "Descent of Man" (all available from Penguin). His fiction regularly appears in major American magazines, including "The New Yorker," "GQ," "The Paris Review," "Playboy," & "Esquire." He lives in Santa Barbara, California. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras por T.C. Boyle

The Tortilla Curtain (1995) 3,686 exemplares
Drop City (2003) 2,426 exemplares
The Road to Wellville (1993) 1,671 exemplares
The Women (2008) 1,608 exemplares
World's End (1988) 1,373 exemplares
The Inner Circle (2004) 1,360 exemplares
Talk Talk (2006) 1,317 exemplares
Water Music (1981) 1,184 exemplares
Riven Rock (1998) 1,025 exemplares
A Friend of the Earth (2000) 959 exemplares
East is East (1990) 844 exemplares
T.C. Boyle Stories (1979) 749 exemplares
When the Killing's Done (2011) 735 exemplares
Budding Prospects (1984) 680 exemplares
The Harder They Come (2015) 596 exemplares
San Miguel (2012) 535 exemplares
The Terranauts (2016) — Autor — 521 exemplares
Tooth and Claw: and Other Stories (2005) 517 exemplares
If the River Was Whiskey (1989) 507 exemplares
Without a Hero (1994) 408 exemplares
Wild Child: and Other Stories (2010) 387 exemplares
Greasy Lake: and Other stories (1979) 317 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Editor — 226 exemplares
Outside Looking In (2019) 225 exemplares
The Human Fly: and Other stories (2005) 198 exemplares
Talk to Me (2021) 120 exemplares
T C Boyle Stories II (2013) 119 exemplares
The Relive Box and Other Stories (2017) 117 exemplares
Blue Skies: A Novel (2023) — Autor — 114 exemplares
Wild Child {story} (2010) 67 exemplares
She Wasn't Soft (1996) 49 exemplares
Doubletakes (2003) 47 exemplares
Death in Kitchawank (2014) 32 exemplares
Good Home: Stories (2018) 16 exemplares
Vingt cinq histoires de mort (2000) 11 exemplares
Praat met mij (2021) 10 exemplares
Der Admiral (2012) 9 exemplares
Guten Flug: Zwei Erzählungen (2009) 8 exemplares
Tooth and Claw 7 exemplares
Moderne Liebe: Erzählungen (1997) 5 exemplares
Dreizehnhundert Ratten (2011) 5 exemplares
Sind wir nicht Menschen (2020) 5 exemplares
Frage 62 (2012) 4 exemplares
Der Polarforscher (1998) 4 exemplares
The lie (2013) 4 exemplares
In der Zone (2012) 3 exemplares
Grün war die Hoffnung (2012) 2 exemplares
Balto (2014) 2 exemplares
Histoires de couples: Nouvelles (2021) 2 exemplares
Chicxulub 1 exemplar
Are we not men? 1 exemplar
T. C. Boyle Stories (Part 1) (1994) 1 exemplar
Un ciel si bleu 1 exemplar
Mein Abend mit Jane Austen (1997) 1 exemplar
T C Boyle Pack (2004) 1 exemplar
Bulletproof (2013) 1 exemplar
“The Hit Man” 1 exemplar
La Conchita 1 exemplar
Histoires cruelles (2012) 1 exemplar
Anacapa (2013) 1 exemplar
Parle-moi: roman (2023) 1 exemplar
1990 1 exemplar
1995 1 exemplar
The Lie: Family Snapshots (2013) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições918 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 827 exemplares
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 627 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 573 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 556 exemplares
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuidor — 413 exemplares
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuidor — 368 exemplares
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 363 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997) — Contribuidor — 353 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 273 exemplares
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 267 exemplares
Press Start to Play (2015) — Contribuidor — 259 exemplares
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 212 exemplares
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) — Contribuidor — 196 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
Granta 85: Hidden Histories (2004) — Contribuidor — 170 exemplares
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuidor — 160 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Granta 23: Home (1988) — Contribuidor — 138 exemplares
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
Granta 63: Beasts (1998) — Contribuidor — 132 exemplares
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Granta 36: Vargas Llosa for President (1991) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (1993) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Prize Stories 2001: The O. Henry Awards (2001) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 34 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2010) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet (2011) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
Year's Finest Fantasy (1977) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest (2015) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 43 (2013) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Granta 5: The Modern Common Wind (1982) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (1983) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Killing Spirit : An Anthology of Murder for Hire (1996) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Haves & Have Nots: 30 Stories About Money & Class In America (1999) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Road to Wellville [1994 film] (1993) — Original book — 33 exemplares
Ghost Writing: Haunted Tales by Contemporary Writers (2000) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (2011) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Once Upon a Childhood: Stories and Memories of American Youth (2004) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Exotic Gothic: Forbidden Tales from Our Gothic World (2007) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Ten: A Bloomsbury Tenth Anniversary Anthology (1996) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Paris Review 84 1982 Summer (1982) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Black Clock 21 (2016) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Fiction International 12: Moral Fiction: An Anthology (1980) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Playboy Magazine ~ November 1990 (Teri Copley) (1990) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Schöne Ferien — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Antaeus No. 70, Spring 1993 - Special Fiction Issue (1993) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Críticas

Not his best. Subject not all that interesting, characters so-so.
 
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jsolar | 26 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Den Plot des Buches fand ich gut. In einer nicht allzufernen Zukunft müssen die Menschen in den südlichen USA mit den Folgen des Klimawandels leben - Überschwemmungen in Florida, Dürre in Kalifornien. Im Grunde versucht man weiterzumachen wie vorher auch, aber es wird zunehmend schwieriger, wenn Straßen stets überschwmmt sind und Häuser brennen.
Das fand ich eine sehr gute Basis der Geschichte. Weniger gelungen sind die Personen. Die Geschichte beginnt mit Cat, die im Grunde stets betrunken ist und sich als Haustier eine Tigerpython kauft. Von anderen (Ehemann, Bruder) wird Cat als intelligent beschrieben, aber ihr Leben ist eigentlich völlig sinnentleert und der Kauf der Schlange unbedacht und dumm. Natürlich kann man an ihr die menschliche Entfremdung zur Natur aufzeigen, aber muss sie dazu immer betrunken sein und auch so dümmlich? Ihr Charakter ist mir unklar. Ähnlich ist es aber auch mit ihrem Bruder, Cooper. Der ist Doktorand, arbeitet mit Insekten, wird aber nach der Katastrophe, die ihm wiederfährt irgendwie zu einem verantwortungslosen Frauenvernascher, was vom Typ her überhaupt nicht passt. Ihrer beider Vater Frank ist völlig konturlos und die Mutter Ottilie versucht immer das Richtige zu tun, scheitert aber zunehmend an der unberechenbaren Umwelt.
Also, Fazit: Es liest sich einfach, wenn ich auch immer wieder Probleme hatte, mich zum Weiterlesen aufzuraffen. Die Personen sind nicht ausgereift. Da kenne ich von Boyle viel besseres, das liest sich wie eine Fingerübung. Das Thema ist wichtig und interessant gelöst. Also für mich ein mittelgutes Buch mit Tendenz nach oben, daher 3,5 Punkte.
… (mais)
½
 
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Wassilissa | 6 outras críticas | Jan 15, 2024 |
Un livre particulièrement jouissif et réussi. On en est à se prendre d'amitié pour les escrocs patentés.
½
 
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Nikoz | 34 outras críticas | Jan 15, 2024 |
Whatever point this book seeks to make was squandered, alas, on my pea brain and blinkered imagination.
 
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Mark_Feltskog | 23 outras críticas | Dec 23, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
98
Also by
73
Membros
25,902
Popularidade
#803
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
604
ISBN
760
Línguas
15
Marcado como favorito
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