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Alice Munro

Autor(a) de Runaway

133+ Works 26,679 Membros 692 Críticas 191 Favorited

About the Author

Alice Munro was born Alice Laidlaw in Wingham, Ontario on July 10, 1931. She published her first story, The Dimensions of a Shadow, while a student at the University of Western Ontario in 1950. She left the university in 1951 to get married and start a family. In 1972 she became Writer in Residence mostrar mais at the University of Western Ontario. Her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades, was published in 1968 and won the Governor General's Award, Canada's highest literary prize. Her other works include Lives of Girls and Women, The View from Castle Rock, Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You, Too Much Happiness, and Dear Life. She has received several awards including the Governor General's Award for fiction for Who Do You Think You Are? and The Progress of Love, the Giller Prize for Runaway in 2004, the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 for her lifetime body of work, and the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Her stories have appeared in numerous publications including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Atlantic Monthly. Also, in 2013, her title Dear Life: Stories made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Alice Munro

Runaway (2004) 3,625 exemplares
Dear Life (2012) 2,648 exemplares
Too Much Happiness (2009) 2,211 exemplares
The Love of a Good Woman: Stories (1998) 1,896 exemplares
Lives of Girls and Women (1971) 1,791 exemplares
The View from Castle Rock: Stories (2006) 1,631 exemplares
Open Secrets (1994) 1,458 exemplares
Selected Stories (1985) 1,313 exemplares
Friend of My Youth: Stories (1990) 1,087 exemplares
The Moons of Jupiter (1982) 962 exemplares
The Progress of Love (1986) 900 exemplares
Dance of the Happy Shades (1968) 704 exemplares
Vintage Munro (2004) 121 exemplares
My Best Stories (2009) 113 exemplares
New selected stories (2011) 61 exemplares
Lying Under the Apple Tree (2014) 46 exemplares
Queenie (1999) 45 exemplares
The Bear Came Over the Mountain (2005) 24 exemplares
My Mother's Dream [short story] (1998) 24 exemplares
No Love Lost (2003) 23 exemplares
Alice Munro Collection (2013) 17 exemplares
Dolly (2016) 8 exemplares
Scherzi del destino (2013) 7 exemplares
The Office (A Vintage Short) (2015) 4 exemplares
Meneseteung 4 exemplares
Nettles 4 exemplares
Un Demi Pamplemousse (2002) 4 exemplares
Child's Play 3 exemplares
Amundsen 3 exemplares
Fiction (2013) 2 exemplares
Dimension 2 exemplares
Corrie 2 exemplares
Sevgili Hayat (2014) 2 exemplares
The Turkey Season [short story] (1980) 2 exemplares
Lost in Transmission 2 exemplares
What Is Remembered (Storycuts) (2011) 2 exemplares
Noveller (1993) 2 exemplares
Ksiezyce Jowisza (2014) 2 exemplares
Boys and Girls 2 exemplares
Prue [short story] 2 exemplares
Fiction 2 exemplares
How I Met My Husband 2 exemplares
Bardon Bus 2 exemplares
גלגולי האהבה (2018) 1 exemplar
Castle Rock Manzarasi (2016) 1 exemplar
Firar (2014) 1 exemplar
Sem título 1 exemplar
Leaving Maverley 1 exemplar
Genclik Arkadasim (2016) 1 exemplar
In fuga 1 exemplar
Odcienie milosci (2014) 1 exemplar
Přítelkyně z mládí (2021) 1 exemplar
El proceso del amor (1996) 1 exemplar
Todo Queda En Casa (Ii) (2013) 1 exemplar
Trốn Chạy 1 exemplar
Jawne tajemnice (2014) 1 exemplar
Face 1 exemplar
Munro Alice 1 exemplar
A Real Life 1 exemplar
81 Best Canadian Stories (1981) 1 exemplar
Miles City, Montana (1991) 1 exemplar
Utvalgte noveller (2004) 1 exemplar
Vandals (1994) 1 exemplar
Train 1 exemplar
Axis 1 exemplar
Wood 1 exemplar
Some Women 1 exemplar
Free Radicals 1 exemplar
Deep-Holes 1 exemplar
Wenlock Edge 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 1,536 exemplares
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules (2005) — Contribuidor — 1,199 exemplares
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuidor, algumas edições904 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 815 exemplares
My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (2008) — Contribuidor — 753 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005) — Contribuidor — 687 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 560 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 548 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 542 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 534 exemplares
In the Stacks: Short Stories about Libraries and Librarians (2002) — Contribuidor — 529 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 456 exemplares
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuidor — 454 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 443 exemplares
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuidor — 404 exemplares
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Contribuidor — 361 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 350 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993) — Contribuidor — 271 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 268 exemplares
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 267 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares
We Are the Stories We Tell (1990) — Contribuidor — 192 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989) — Contribuidor — 187 exemplares
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
In Another Part of the Forest: An Anthology of Gay Short Fiction (1994) — Contribuidor — 174 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 166 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories of the 80s (1990) — Contribuidor — 157 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Prize Stories 2001: The O. Henry Awards (2001) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares
The Penguin Book of International Women's Stories (1996) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (1986) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
Norton Introduction to the Short Novel (1982) — Contribuidor, algumas edições98 exemplares
Prize Stories 1997: The O. Henry Awards (1997) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986) — Contribuidor — 94 exemplares
Granta 18: The Snap Revolution (1986) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Granta 120: Medicine (2012) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Granta 118: Exit Strategies (2012) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Treasury of English Short Stories (1985) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Granta 17: While Waiting for a War (1985) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories (1986) — Contribuidor — 72 exemplares
Away from Her [2006 film] (2006) — Original short story — 67 exemplares
Literary Traveller: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction (1994) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Great Canadian Short Stories (1971) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
The Secret Self: A Century of Short Stories by Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Stories To Get You Through The Night (2010) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Stories by Canadian Women in English (1999) — Autor, algumas edições29 exemplares
Into the Widening World: International Coming-of-Age Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Best Short Stories 1991 (1991) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Best Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Modern Canadian Short Stories (1982) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Inside Stories I (1987) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
A Vintage Christmas (Vintage Minis) (2018) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Sixteen by twelve;: Short stories by Canadian writers (1970) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



March 2015: Alice Munro em Monthly Author Reads (Julho 2015)
Three Cheers for Alice Munro! em Canadian Bookworms (Outubro 2013)
Alice Munro em Book talk (Outubro 2013)


A true masterpiece. Each story is more powerful than the other...
BerrinSerdar | 14 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |
Beautifully detailed vignettes. A lot of similar themes and situations come up again, so maybe a good one to dip into rather than read straight off. Very convincing characters and situations, and lots of mid-life regrets (with the occasional bit of redemption). Generally not the most uplifting stories, although their clarity somehow alleviates that.

It struck me while reading them that they are the type of stories that don't get told very often in comics.
thisisstephenbetts | 68 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2023 |
In Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You, her masterful second collection of short fiction published in 1974 (Lives of Girls and Women is widely considered a novel), Alice Munro’s art takes a significant step forward. Though the subject matter remains much the same as in her first two books (stories of quotidian lives mainly told from female perspectives), in these stories she is extending her reach and experimenting with voice and form, light and dark. Many of the stories are built around memory and are often filled with expressions of disappointment, grief, regret, sometimes bewilderment, occasionally satisfaction with how things have turned out. In the breathtaking title story, Et is recalling her beautiful, impulsive, temperamental older sister Char. The sisters grow up, a tight-knit pair, in small-town Ontario, Char much more dramatic and worldly than her sister, and the more adventurous when it comes to love. Char’s early beau is Blaikie, whose family owns the local hotel and spends the off-season in California. When Blaikie marries someone else, Char takes poison. It’s Et who saves her. Later Char marries Arthur—a teacher, an unexceptional man—and lives an ordinary life. But the poison episode remains with Et, who one day makes a startling discovery in Char’s kitchen, which leaves her forever wondering what her sister might have been capable of. “How I Met My Husband” is narrated by Edie, who is recalling when she was fifteen and working as housekeeper for the Peebles, Dr. and Mrs., and their two small children. Though not farmers, the Peebles live in farming country, five miles outside of town. One day a small plane lands in the empty field across the road from the Peebles’ house. It turns out the pilot, Chris Watters, is touring his plane from town to town, and for a small fee will take people up to enjoy the view. By happenstance, Edie strikes up a casual friendship with Chris, which quickly becomes physical, and soon Edie’s head is filled with all kinds of romantic notions. When Chris moves on, leaving behind Edie’s broken heart and an empty promise to write to her, Edie’s life takes a turn she never saw coming. And “Executioners” is narrated by Helena, whose father is a drunk and whose inattentive mother nurses her grudges lovingly. Helena is tormented by her peers, ridiculed because of her odd clothing and her father’s dissipation. But Helena is a curious and generous child who, through an act of kindness, comes to the attention of Howard Troy, the shiftless son of the town bootlegger, Stump Troy. Howard starts bullying her, for no better reason than that “he may have seen the glimmer of a novel, interesting, surprising weakness.” The story turns on the family of Robina, Helena’s mother’s housekeeper, whose younger brothers are enemies of Stump Troy. In the story’s principal scene, Helena and Robina stand among the curious onlookers witnessing the fire that one night consumes the Troy family home. The event is tragic, but Helena views the spectacle coolly, reporting it in clinical terms, hinting but never overtly suggesting who might be responsible. Throughout, Munro’s prose is flawless: precise, understated, rarely drawing attention to itself, but shining nonetheless, evoking character and setting in painterly fashion: “Her tall flat body seemed to loosen, to swing like a door on its hinges, controlled, but dangerous if you got in the way.” In Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You people are often mysterious to each other (and sometimes to themselves), their actions troubling, their motives opaque. Munro’s narrators spend a good deal of time and mental effort wondering how and why they do the things they do. Munro seizes on this aspect of daily life and turns it into a major building block of her fiction. The result is a collection of poignant, thoughtful, loosely structured dramas that eloquently explore what it means to be human. Essential, vintage Alice Munro.… (mais)
icolford | 14 outras críticas | Nov 4, 2023 |
A fine collection of stories from this year's Nobel prize winner. Many of these deal with women who came of age in the '50s discovering themselves in the '70s, and they are simply brilliant. Frequently I found myself at the end of a story, having been totally absorbed all along, wondering "how exactly did she get me here?". I re-read a couple of them, just for the pleasure of watching it all unfold when I knew how it would come out. The stories catch you up the way a novel does, and even if the characters fail to find full satisfaction, I was not disappointed once.
Reviewed in 2013
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laytonwoman3rd | 21 outras críticas | Nov 2, 2023 |


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