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Susan Minot

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About the Author

Susan Minot, Novelist Susan Minot was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Manchester-by-the-Sea. She studied writing and painting at Brown University and received an MFA in writing from Columbia University. She published short stories in Grand Street and The New Yorker, which led to an mostrar mais offer for a novel. Minot has also been a Greenpeace activist, a carpenter and a bookseller. Minot's first novel, "Monkeys," took nine stories about the Vincent family and combined them to make up the semi-autobiographical novel. It won the Prix Femina Etranger in France in 1987. The Vincent's are a New England family of seven children, a Catholic mother and a Brahmin background father. The story covers twelve years of their lives and tells of a tragic accident that alters their lives. Her second novel, "Lust & Other Stories," is a collection about artists and journalists living in New York City. It examines the relations between men and women in their twenties and thirties, and the difficulty they have coming together and breaking apart. "Folly" takes place in Boston, during the 1920's to 1930's, and tells the story of a woman with a strict Brahmin background having the choice of a husband being the determining factor of her life. "Evening" is the story of Ann Lord on her deathbed. She relives a weekend love affair with Harris Arden, the greatest love of her life, in great detail, while her children stand by her believing her mind is blank. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Susan Minot

Evening (1998) — Autor — 1,076 exemplares
Monkeys (1986) 454 exemplares
Rapture (2002) 267 exemplares
Lust and Other Stories (1989) 263 exemplares
Folly (1992) 213 exemplares
Thirty Girls (2014) 191 exemplares
Evening [2007 film] (2008) — Screenwriter — 64 exemplares
Poems 4 A.M. (2002) 44 exemplares
Stealing Beauty [1996 film] (1996) — Screenwriter — 37 exemplares
Stealing Beauty (1996) 30 exemplares
Lust {story} 5 exemplares
Ein neues Leben (1994) 3 exemplares
Il picnic 1 exemplar
Miudagem 1 exemplar
Green (short work) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Contribuidor — 192 exemplares
Deep Down: The New Sensual Writing by Women (1988) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
The Gates of Paradise (1993) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (2007) — Contribuidor — 105 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
The PEN / O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares
20 Under 30 (1986) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Granta 118: Exit Strategies (2012) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



‘Monkeys’ a novella by Susan Minot (released in 1986) was an, at times, sad and bustling look into the old-money, New England lives of a group of siblings and their quiet father and spirited mother. Told in vignettes at Thanksgiving, and after an accident, among other things, we watch the children grow and catch the subtleties between the parents as captured through the children’s perceptions.

This was such great writing. Deceptively simple and with an insight they I really enjoyed. This is my first Susan Minot and her debut, I believe. What a treat. So glad I picked this one up on a whim. I could definitely see myself loving her work!… (mais)
jo_lafaith | 12 outras críticas | Aug 20, 2023 |
between 2 and 2.5 stars. this was really hard for me at first. the writing is something stream of consciousness, with no punctuation and incomplete sentences all together, and going back and forth in time. all of those things conspired to make this quite tough for the first while. then when it started to make more sense - both what she was saying and the time period she was saying it in - it became much more readable, interesting, and beautiful (in parts). i'm not sure how much i believe in the idea of a two day affair overshadowing a life, but i think that's because i didn't like harris, because i didn't believe a word out of his mouth and couldn't see how ann could fall for him.

i didn't like all of this but some parts were so beautiful and surprising, and even in the hard to understand sentences i found some real gems (of language, construction, thought). the parts i liked were really lovely, and maybe the rest, which wasn't lovely, reflects how we handle being in the room/house with someone as we twiddle our thumbs and wait for them to die. i think i'll like this more and more the further i get from it and the more i think about it. it's definitely not one to read through quickly, with only some attention.
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overlycriticalelisa | 16 outras críticas | Jul 13, 2023 |
It was only 157 pages so I finished it in a few hours. It was a fast read but "chunky" since it went from year to year without explaining in between years but I enjoyed the Vincent family. What irked me was that although the author wasn't British I don't think and the family wasn't, they called their mom "mum."
sweetbabyjane58 | 12 outras críticas | Oct 19, 2022 |
Monkeys was the term of endearment Rosie called her seven children. Cheerful and silly Rosie was the glue that held this large family together. When she is tragically killed the children are left to deal with their grief and an alcoholic father who can't focus on his responsibilities. As a stand alone novel of vignettes Monkeys seems disjointed and fuzzy; not very well thought out, but when you consider Monkeys as a transparent autobiography, it makes way more sense. Minot herself has six siblings. Her mother was killed at a train crossing, just like Rosie. The first story (told in first person) very well could be Minot herself, reliving her childhood memories. The rest of the stories are in third person and could be true events about her siblings.
As an aside, it would be interesting to read Monkeys along with with the works of her sister (The Tiny One) and brother (The Blue Bowl) for comparison.
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SeriousGrace | 12 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2022 |



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