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Jim Shepard

Autor(a) de The Book of Aron

40+ Works 2,350 Membros 74 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

Jim Shepard was born on December 29, 1956 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He received a BA from Trinity College and a MFA from Brown University. He teaches creative writing and film at Williams College and in the Warren Wilson MFA program. He received the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US and mostrar mais Canada. His short story collection, Like You'd Understand, won the 2007 Story Prize. His other short story collections include Battling against Castro, Love and Hydrogen, and You Think That's Bad. He won the 2005 Massachusetts Book Award for his novel, Project X. His other novels include Flights, Paper Doll, Lights Out in the Reptile House, Kiss of the Wolf, Nosferatu, and The Book of Aron. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Jim Shepard

The Book of Aron (2015) 457 exemplares
Project X (2004) 220 exemplares
You Think That's Bad (2011) 166 exemplares
Phase Six (2021) 86 exemplares
The World to Come: Stories (2017) 86 exemplares
Nosferatu (1998) 70 exemplares
Kiss Of The Wolf (1994) 47 exemplares
Writers at the Movies: 26 Contemporary Authors Celebrate 26 Memorable Movies (2000) — Editor & Contributor — 35 exemplares
Batting Against Castro: Stories (1996) 33 exemplares
Flights (1983) 32 exemplares
Paper Doll (1779) 29 exemplares

Associated Works

McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (2002) — Contribuidor — 1,470 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuidor — 827 exemplares
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 627 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002) — Contribuidor — 463 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 411 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Contribuidor — 242 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 32: 2024 AD (2009) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House (2009) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Granta 95: Loved Ones (2006) — Contribuidor — 119 exemplares
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
Loosed upon the World: The Saga Anthology of Climate Fiction (2015) — Contribuidor — 107 exemplares
The PEN / O. Henry Prize Stories 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
Creatures: Thirty Years of Monsters (2011) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader (2003) — Compositor — 50 exemplares
Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest (2015) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 44 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2013) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Stumbling and Raging (2005) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Politically Inspired (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry (2009) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1956
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Educação
Trinity College
Brown University
Ocupações
author
professor
Relações
Shepard, Karen (wife)
Organizações
Williams College

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Críticas

I usually avoid novels set in the Holocaust because however good and well written they may be, they just destroy me. It's hard to spend intimate time with such evil... "evil", which seems too mundane a word here, really. This book is no different. Doctor Korczak certainly deserves to be immortalized in fiction, however. The book somewhat reminds me of Louis Malle's film "Au Revoir Les Enfants", in being a simply but not simple told unsentimental story about children and then - boom - the Holocaust just kicks you in the gut.

So... thanks, Tournament of Books, for leading me to read this. I guess.
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lelandleslie | 26 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
The stories of the holocaust have been recounted in at least a few different ways. I've found those with the most objective narrators, e.g. Primo Levi's If This is a Man, to be the most moving and most literarily satisfying. As humans, it's only necessary to be shown hell, we all have enough experience with nightmares to make any author's pathos superfluous. That is why horror stories are so universally appreciated. Mr. Shepard tells us an historical story that we already know in detail. He tells the story through the eyes of a boy who says, "Whether I was happy or unhappy, I took things as I found them.", and who is the target of psychological projection by everyone around him. His constantly complaining mother and his callous smuggler friends all, in a philosophically absurd fashion, accuse him of being self-centered. The overall effect is that we seem to have been given an honest vision of these events, and the result is devastating.… (mais)
 
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markm2315 | 26 outras críticas | Jul 1, 2023 |
In places very good, in places rambling and lacking direction. You can tell this book has been enlarged from a short story (Nosferatu in Love) but I don't think its been improved. The early years stuff is interesting, a fictionalised biography of an interesting man in interesting times. Then the Nosferatu in Love section, which is about what happens when you can't escape your past whilst making a groundbreaking silent film! It inspired me to rewatch Nosferatu for the first time in over 20 years, helping me to see things in the film I hadn't seen, and see stuff in the story that I would have missed. Then Nosferatu in Love is repeated twice more, against the backdrop of making other films that aren't quite as interesting. Then he dies. The End.… (mais)
 
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elahrairah | May 23, 2023 |
A solid 3.5 stars.
 
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Kateinoz | 2 outras críticas | Feb 14, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
40
Also by
31
Membros
2,350
Popularidade
#10,913
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
74
ISBN
98
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
4

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