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Jay McInerney

Autor(a) de Bright Lights, Big City

39+ Works 7,637 Membros 137 Críticas 18 Favorited

About the Author

Jay McInerney was born in 1955 in Hartford, Conn. and earned his B.A from Williams College in 1976. He did postgraduate study at Syracuse University, and was a Princeton in Asia fellow in 1977. McInerney's career includes stints as a newspaper reporter, a textbook editor, and a fact checker for the mostrar mais New Yorker magazine. His writing has appeared in a variety of periodicals including Paris Review, Vogue, and Atlantic Monthly. His books include "Model Behavior," "The Last of the Savages," and "Bright Lights, Big City." (Bowker Author Biography) Jay McInerney is the author of "Bright Lights, Big City," "Ransom," "Story of My Life," "Brightness Falls," "The Last of the Savages," & "Model Behavior." He is a contributing writer for "House & Garden" & "The New Yorker," & lives near Nashville, Tennessee. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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Obras por Jay McInerney

Bright Lights, Big City (1984) 2,991 exemplares
Brightness Falls (1992) 749 exemplares
Story of My Life (1988) 691 exemplares
The Good Life (2006) 677 exemplares
The Last of the Savages (1996) 470 exemplares
Ransom (1985) 438 exemplares
Model Behaviour (1998) 376 exemplares
Bright, Precious Days: A novel (2016) 187 exemplares
The Juice: Vinous Veritas (2012) 51 exemplares
The Last Bachelor (2009) 45 exemplares
The Queen and I (1996) 30 exemplares

Associated Works

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) — Introdução, algumas edições2,783 exemplares
Ransom (1999)algumas edições1,891 exemplares
The Ginger Man (1955) — Introdução, algumas edições1,873 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 1998 (1998) — Contribuidor — 179 exemplares
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuidor, algumas edições154 exemplares
Granta 24: Inside Intelligence (1988) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
Granta 28: Birthday: The Anniversary Issue (1989) — Contribuidor — 150 exemplares
Dangerous Women (1998) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Full Frontal Fiction: The Best of Nerve.com (2000) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Granta 11: Greetings From Prague (1984) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
New Japanese Voices: The Best Contemporary Fiction from Japan (1991) — Introdução — 49 exemplares
2033: Future of Misbehavior (2007) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Random House Book of Sports Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Ten: A Bloomsbury Tenth Anniversary Anthology (1996) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Reasons to Believe: New Voices in American Fiction (1988) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares

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Críticas

Libro che ha la capacità di trascinare in un vortice temporale diretto verso gli anni ’80: inizia come un mix fra Afterhours di Scorsese e alcune delle migliori pagine di Bret Easton Ellis, continua come Office Space di Mike Judge per poi trovare una sua via originale che va oltre e supera tutti questi riferimenti. E per forza: sono tutti successivi al 1984 di questo libro. In questo sta la grandezza di McInerney: nell’aver messo su carta, prima di tutti, un immaginario fatto di cocaina, modelle e vuoti interiori che ha influenzato e influenza tantissimo la percezione “narrativa” di quegli anni. Il libro procede per quadri staccati ben delineati dai capitoli e nel farlo ha i suoi alti e bassi, ma è dotato di coesione e coerenza rare, impreziosite dall’efficace uso della seconda persona. Peccato per la traduzione italiana non sempre calzante (col senno di poi, consiglierei di leggerlo in inglese). Nota a margine: tratto dal libro c’è un film del 1988 di James Bridges con Michael J. Fox - pare non sia granché ma penso comunque che lo cercherò. Ah: il titolo originale è Bright lights, big city, preso da quello dell’omonimo blues di Jimmy Reed.

P.S. poi il film l'ho visto e non è così male, a parte alcune scelte di casting poco centrate.
… (mais)
 
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d.v. | 46 outras críticas | May 16, 2023 |
This collection of American short stories features writers who all began their published careers in the nineties. The editor has selected refreshing, provoking and entertaining stories by authors representing diverse trends which are examined in the introduction.
 
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CalleFriden | Mar 6, 2023 |
So, wow. This is why I love reading- having a book surprise you. Because of everything I've heard about this book I thought I knew what it was going to be. The type of book it was. I tried to read it years ago but the the second person narrative was hard to get into. But it actually has heart. It's not just about some 1980s coke induced nyc partying. There is that but there's much more. It's a quick read once you get going, just a continuous progression. I recommend it to anyone who has ever felt lost in their lives and maybe got turned around a bit, and I recommend reading it on a park bench or a train, preferably in Manhattan.… (mais)
 
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Jess_M | 46 outras críticas | Nov 17, 2022 |
2022 movie #114. 1988. Fox is a wannabe writer lost in a whirlwind of booze and cocaine. With maybe a redemption. Early credible attempt by Fox to show some real acting chops. Good late '80s sound track with Donald Fagan (of Steely Dan) doing the final credit song.
 
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capewood | Jun 11, 2022 |

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Obras
39
Also by
20
Membros
7,637
Popularidade
#3,197
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
137
ISBN
293
Línguas
15
Marcado como favorito
18

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