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Anne Enright

Autor(a) de The Gathering

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About the Author

Anne Teresa Enright (born 11 October 1962) is an Irish author. She received an English and philosophy degree from Trinity College, Dublin. Enright is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; her novel The Gathering won the 2007 Man Booker Prize. She has also won the 1991 Rooney Prize for Irish mostrar mais Literature, the 2001 Encore Award and the 2008 Irish Novel of the Year. Enright's writings have appeared in several magazines, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, the London Review of Books, The Dublin Review and the Irish Times. In 2015 she made the New Zealand Best Seller List with her title The Green Road. This title also made the Costa Book Award 2015 shortlist in the UK. It also won the Irish Book Award for Novel of the Year. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Anne Enright

The Gathering (2007) 4,060 exemplares
The Green Road (2015) 988 exemplares
The Forgotten Waltz (2011) 828 exemplares
Actress (2020) 414 exemplares
The Wren, The Wren (2023) 260 exemplares
Yesterday's Weather: Stories (2008) 233 exemplares
What Are You Like? (2000) 186 exemplares
The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch (2002) 150 exemplares
The Granta Book of the Irish Short Story (2010) — Editor — 114 exemplares
Taking Pictures: Stories (2008) 107 exemplares
The Wig My Father Wore (1995) 99 exemplares
The Portable Virgin (1991) 64 exemplares
Babies (2017) 11 exemplares

Associated Works

Finbar's Hotel (1997) — Contribuidor — 321 exemplares
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Contribuidor — 280 exemplares
Granta 85: Hidden Histories (2004) — Contribuidor — 171 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Granta 75: Brief Encounters (2001) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
A Memoir of My Former Self: A Life in Writing (2023) — Narrador, algumas edições80 exemplares
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Contribuidor — 74 exemplares
The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers (2015) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Revenge: Short Stories by Women Writers (1986) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
As Music and Splendour (1958) — Introdução, algumas edições49 exemplares
The Anchor Book of New Irish Writing (2000) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Irish Comic Writing (1996) — Autor, algumas edições26 exemplares
A Vintage Christmas (Vintage Minis) (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Trinity Tales: Trinity College Dublin in the Eighties (2013) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Hebbes 1 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Beyond the Centre: Writers in Their Own Words (2016) — Autor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright em Orange January/July (Maio 2012)


I was impressed with [a:Anne Enright|52832|Anne Enright|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1693583104p2/52832.jpg]'s [b:The Wren, the Wren|77265006|The Wren, the Wren|Anne Enright|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1679200316l/77265006._SX50_.jpg|100027862] about three generations in a Dublin family and their interactions interspersed by samples from the poet father. While there are some difficult moments in this story, and I don't recommend it to my sister who prefers happy tales, the writing is sheer joy.… (mais)
featherbooks | 12 outras críticas | May 7, 2024 |
I relished this book. In one way, it's a story in two halves - the earlier lives of four siblings and their mother: and then later, when this dispersed family returns for a family Christmas.

I loved the different voices in which this story is told. In part one, each chapter could stand as a self-contained novella. And each of the five characters is revealed not in a simple narrative, but through vignettes in which they may not even stand centre stage - the story of Dan is a particular triumph.

I loved the change of pace too. Those 'novellas' were rich explorations of five very different lives . But in the second part, the chapters become briefer, fractured, as the drama of unfolding events gathers pace.

We're left with a portrait of a disfunctional family unwittingly revealed with great clarity by the characters themselves.
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Margaret09 | 65 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
I must admit there was something about this book that propelled me to complete it. Perhaps that something was Nell's restlessness and her search for romantic love and her grandfather, Phil, she only knows by his poetry.
The story is told from the perspectives of Nell and her mother, Carmel. Little by little Phil is revealed to reader and also to Nell.
We discover The Wren, The Wren was a poem penned by her deceased grandfather for her mother when she was just a child. We discover her grandfather believed in fairies and loved the Irish landscape. We discover another side to Phil, he deserted his first wife when she lost a breast to cancer and simultaneously his two young daughters then marries again.
I suppose this novel explores the means to which these women reconcile to the fact that Phil although a lover of nature and birds and fairies could also be a cold hearted sob.
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Carmenere | 12 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
A thinly plotted , non-linear story. I do enjoy character driven novels, but these characters were not well realized, nor interesting, nor sympathetic. I did not find much to like about this book, and I was glad to finish the last page.

The story is narrated by Nell, a young woman, and her mother, Carmel , and briefly by Phil McDaragh, Carmel's now dead father, who was a somewhat famous poet in Ireland. A quote from Nell regarding her grandfather Phil , p.241 " My grandfather loved my grandmother so much you could not be in the same room with them, as they flamed in the presence of others"... " they both knew it could not last". This quote is taken from a poet named Harvey in a letter of condolence following Phil's death. This is a kind of love I don't understand. A love that flames, yet must die. I guess this explains why Phil was a philanderer and left his wife Terry while she was suffering with breast cancer.

When the novel opens, Nell is in an abusive relationship with a man named Felim. Felim likes to flip through images of porn while he has sex with Nell, and he snaps pictures with his phone of Nell having sex with him , and uploads this to the net. Nell thinks of this relationship, p129, " I was just a throwaway thing, not just for him, but for the people that paid me" etc. She wonders if she had a proper job, a proper place to live , would she have a proper relationship? But I ask myself , why are you in this relationship.

Nell's mother Carmel, wanted a child, but not a husband or any sort of long term relationship as a result of her father leaving her mother. There is some poetry peppered throughout the book, which I was unable to appreciate. I know for many this is a great read, but not for me.

2.5 stars.
… (mais)
2 vote
vancouverdeb | 12 outras críticas | Mar 20, 2024 |



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