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Thom Jones (1945–2016)

Autor(a) de The Pugilist at Rest: Stories

14+ Works 1,233 Membros 16 Críticas 7 Favorited

About the Author

Thomas Douglas Jones was born in Aurora, Illinois on January 26, 1945. While still a teenager, he joined the Marines. He was discharged after being savagely beaten in a boxing match and mistakenly given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington mostrar mais in 1970 and a master's in fine arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. At the age of 47, he was recovering from alcoholism and addiction to prescription drugs and working nights as a janitor in a high school. He mailed an unsolicited, fictionalized Vietnam War story entitled The Pugilist at Rest to The New Yorker. It was printed in 1991 and won the O. Henry Award in 1993 for best short story. His short story collections include The Pugilist at Rest, which was nominated for a National Book Award; Cold Snap: Stories; and Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine. He died from complications of diabetes on October 14, 2016 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,549 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 740 exemplares
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Contribuidor — 477 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995) — Contribuidor — 301 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993) — Contribuidor — 276 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Contribuidor — 238 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 220 exemplares
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 211 exemplares
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
Granta 108: Chicago (2009) — Contribuidor — 141 exemplares
Nerve: Literate Smut (1998) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares

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Jones, Thomas Douglas
Data de nascimento
1945-01-26
Data de falecimento
2016-10-14
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Aurora, Illinois, USA
Local de falecimento
Olympia, Washington, USA
Educação
University of Washington (MA|1970)
Iowa Writers' Workshop (MFA)
Ocupações
short-story writer
Organizações
United States Marine Corps

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A little thematically monotonous but hey, he’s got a great style. Very visceral and funny descriptions of epilepsy, ‘Nam and boxing. Get it dummy, it says ‘pugilist’ in the title. An old woman with cancer reading Schopenhauer though? Come on now, quit awkwardly shoving a who’s who of random Nietzsche and Schopenhauer quotes into everything.
 
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theoaustin | 9 outras críticas | Dec 26, 2023 |
some excellent stories...Would go 4.5 stars if possible
 
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Mcdede | 9 outras críticas | Jul 19, 2023 |
No pugilist at rest, but a couple of excellent stories.
 
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Mcdede | 2 outras críticas | Jul 19, 2023 |
A little thematically monotonous but hey, he’s got a great style. Very visceral and funny descriptions of epilepsy, ‘Nam and boxing. Get it dummy, it says ‘pugilist’ in the title. An old woman with cancer reading Schopenhauer though? Come on now, quit awkwardly shoving a who’s who of random Nietzsche and Schopenhauer quotes into everything.
 
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theoaustin | 9 outras críticas | May 19, 2023 |

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Obras
14
Also by
17
Membros
1,233
Popularidade
#20,821
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
16
ISBN
43
Línguas
6
Marcado como favorito
7

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