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Mary Gaitskill

Autor(a) de Bad Behavior

26+ Works 4,546 Membros 121 Críticas 17 Favorited

About the Author

Mary Gaitskill was born in Lexington, Kentucky on November 11, 1954. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. She is a novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Her novels include Veronica, The Mare, and Two Girls, Fat and Thin. Her collections of short stories include mostrar mais Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To, and Don't Cry. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,124 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 548 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 477 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 357 exemplares
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Contribuidor — 301 exemplares
One Thousand and One Nights: A Retelling (2011) — Prefácio, algumas edições292 exemplares
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 277 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
The Anchor Book of New American Short Stories (2004) — Contribuidor — 262 exemplares
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 211 exemplares
Under the Bridge (2005) — Introdução, algumas edições194 exemplares
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Contribuidor — 186 exemplares
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Secretary [2002 film] (2002) 153 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
Granta 107: Summer Reading (2009) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Wet: More Aqua Erotica (2002) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Prize Stories 1997: The O. Henry Awards (1997) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve.com (2000) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader (2003) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Noise: Fiction Inspired by Sonic Youth (2008) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Best Music Writing 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Hers²: Brilliant New Fiction by Lesbian Writers (1997) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millennium (2000) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
A Manner of Being: Writers on Their Mentors (2015) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Out of Line: Women on the Verge of a Breakthrough — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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A story of awakening compassion. As with much of her writing, Gaitskill takes me back to my youth.
 
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monicaberger | 26 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Just couldn't connect

As I put in the title, I just couldn't connect with this. There are two stories here, and from the beginning the author hops back and forth between the two. Sometimes that can work, but when you're halfway through it and there is still no apparent connection, it gets annoying. Particularly when neither has any apparent point by halfway through.
 
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acb13adm | 2 outras críticas | Sep 13, 2023 |
A small little book about a huge issue (sexual misconduct and its power dynamics) which ultimately leaves readers in a bemused state of empathy.
 
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cbwalsh | 4 outras críticas | Sep 13, 2023 |
Huh. I think I may have read this too close to [b:The Robber Bride|17650|The Robber Bride|Margaret Atwood|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1320478077s/17650.jpg|1119196] to properly appreciate it. Both books have women carefully selected to contrast each other. Both focus on their childhood, their adolescence and then their adulthood, starting with adulthood then going back to childhood and working their way forward. Both grapple with dark themes and child abuse.
In contrast, Two Girls, Fat and Thin has beautifully vivid writing, particularly in the chapters narrated by Dorothy where her imagination roams free, but less substantial characterization.… (mais)
 
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settingshadow | 7 outras críticas | Aug 19, 2023 |

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Obras
26
Also by
37
Membros
4,546
Popularidade
#5,527
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
121
ISBN
117
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
17

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