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Idra Novey

Autor(a) de Ways to Disappear

9+ Works 680 Membros 25 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Idra Novey

Ways to Disappear (2016) 329 exemplares
Those Who Knew (2018) 177 exemplares
Take What You Need (2023) 118 exemplares
The Next Country (2008) 19 exemplares
Novey idra 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Passion According to G.H. (1964) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,115 exemplares
On Elegance While Sleeping (2010) — Tradutor, algumas edições142 exemplares
Black Clock 19 (2014) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Novey, Idra
Data de nascimento
1978
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Western Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Educação
Barnard College
Columbia University
Ocupações
dichter
hoogleraar
vertaler Spaans - Engels
Organizações
Princeton University

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Idra Novey has received awards from the Poetry Society of America Chapbook Series, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the PEN Translation Fund. Her poems have appeared in Slate, The Paris Review, AGNI, and Ploughshares, and a book of her translations of Brazilian poet Paulo Henriques Britto, The Clean Shirt of It, was published in 2007. She teaches at Columbia University and in the Bard College Prison Initiative.

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Told in alternating voices of Jean, the stepmother, and Leah, the stepdaughter, who have been estranged for many years. Though devoted to Leah, Jean divorced Leah's father when she was ten because of the father's emotionally abusive behavior toward Jean. Always an outsider in the rural Appalachian community both because she was Jewish and longed to be an artist, Jean is both unwilling and unable to leave the community. She inherits her father's home in a distressed neighborhood and begins to weld sculptures in the living room using scrap metal from a family junk yard.

Leah has grown up, become multilingual, married a man from Chile, and has a young son. She is contacted by Elliot, a man living with Jean, to tell her that Jean has died and left all of her art to Leah. While Jean's chapters precede her death, Leah's chapters take place in the aftermath of Jean's death, chronicling her return, with her blended family, to the depressed Appalachian community rife with excessive nationalism and bigotry.

In a relatively short book, the author explores the inner drive to create. And the contrast between lives that have access to education and opportunity and those who do not. It's a thought provoking novel and I look forward to more of this author's writing.
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tangledthread | 2 outras críticas | Mar 27, 2024 |
Excellent subtle book focusing on a woman living in the depressed Appalachian Valley who has weird relationships with pretty much everyone. She is an artist creating unique works of art. Amazing book. Not sure who will like it.
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shazjhb | 2 outras críticas | Jan 17, 2024 |
Missed connections, false perceptions and good intentions. I can't believe I never heard of Novey. She is a creative, beautiful writer with quirky, compelling characters which is right up my alley. Jean and Leah tell of their lives in alternating chapters but never come together in this novel. When Jean and Leah were separated by an acrimonious divorce, they remained as potent forces in thought but rarely in person. What brings them together if Jean's bequest to Leah of her manglements, decades of creativity for its own sake. Into all of this comes a lost boy, Elliot.… (mais)
 
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ccayne | 2 outras críticas | Aug 31, 2023 |
Short, quirky, funny, easy to read. I probably missed some point she was trying to make but I had fun reading it.
 
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steve02476 | 16 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2023 |

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Obras
9
Also by
4
Membros
680
Popularidade
#37,181
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
25
ISBN
30
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
1

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