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Janice Galloway

Autor(a) de The Trick is to Keep Breathing

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About the Author

Janice Galloway's first novel, The Trick Is to Keep Breathing, was published in 1990 and won the MIND/Allen Lane Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel and Scottish First Book. A story from her second book, Blood, won the Cosmopolitan/Perrier Short Story Award. Her mostrar mais second novel, Foreign Parts, won the McVitie's Prize in 1994, the same year she won the American Academy of Arts and Letters' E. M. Forster Award. She lives in Glasgow mostrar menos
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Obras por Janice Galloway

The Trick is to Keep Breathing (1989) 600 exemplares
Clara (2002) 211 exemplares
Foreign Parts (1994) 119 exemplares
This is Not About Me (1557) 80 exemplares
Blood (1991) 73 exemplares
Where You Find It (1988) 46 exemplares
All Made Up (2011) 37 exemplares
Collected Stories (2009) 21 exemplares
Jellyfish (2015) 18 exemplares
Secrets: The Scotsman and Orange Short Story Award (2005) — Editor — 5 exemplares
Rosengarten (2005) 4 exemplares
Anne Bevan: Pipelines (2000) 4 exemplares
Into the Roots 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Contribuidor — 280 exemplares
The New Gothic: A Collection of Contemporary Gothic Fiction (1991) — Contribuidor — 257 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Granta 76: Music (2001) — Contribuidor — 155 exemplares
Wild Women: Contemporary Short Stories by Women Celebrating Women (1994) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
Beacons: Stories for Our Not So Distant Future (2013) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Granta 158: In the Family (2022) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Review of Contemporary Fiction 1996: The Future of Fiction (1996) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Best British Short Stories 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
A Second Skin: Women Write about Clothes (1998) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Starfield (1989) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Shouting It Out: Stories from Contemporary Scotland (1995) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Wynd: 130 (2010) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Strong depiction of depression and PTSD. Wasn't really sure what to make of how it ended/not sure why things changed.
ElegantMechanic | 15 outras críticas | May 28, 2022 |
A seemingly unceasing descent to madness, The Trick is to Keep Breathing has interesting tricks up its prose. Words and phrases break down, split, and transform, sentences lose itself midway and regain their momentous back only to incoherently mesh with each other, as they steer the novel’s gnawing touch of realism. Depression enshrouds it all in its despair and darkness; the dullness and repetitive nature of work further puts weight against the novel’s already heavy narrative. In spite of its largely threatening gloom, it strips the layers of stigma against mental illness down to a degree without romanticising or highlighting it as a mere pity party; the accurate portrayal of the overwhelming lack of understanding perpetuates abuse, manipulation, at times sexual coercion, even the disgusting manner of how people treat it as a laughable matter. And the mental health care system here, as much as a reflection of reality, is thoroughly frustrating and ugly which deeply represent the problematic disregard and insensitivity not only from the government but also mental health professionals themselves. It is expectedly disappointing. Only the inclusion of family history of mental illness on the female side is a little uneven and is grazed upon in haste as it sits between unsuccessfully dying and unsuccessfully living. Nonetheless, The Trick is to Keep Breathing gasps for air in relief after nearly drowning near its end; a hold onto any fragile thread of survival just to keep going.… (mais)
lethalmauve | 15 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2021 |



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