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Norah Vincent (1968–2022)

Autor(a) de Self-Made Man: One Woman's Year Disguised as a Man

7+ Works 2,220 Membros 95 Críticas

About the Author

Inclui os nomes: Norah Vincnt, Norah Vincent

Image credit: Michele Asselin/Corbis

Obras por Norah Vincent

Associated Works

Beyond Queer: Challenging Gay Left Orthodoxy (1996) — Contribuidor — 170 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1968-09-20
Data de falecimento
2022-07-06
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
País (no mapa)
USA
Local de nascimento
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Local de falecimento
Switzerland
Causa da morte
voluntary assisted death
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
England, UK
Educação
Williams College (BA ∙ Philosophy)
American School, London, England, UK
Ocupações
journalist
columnist
Organizações
The Village Voice
Los Angeles Times
Agente
Eric Simonoff

Membros

Críticas

A wonderful read! Highly recommended.
May the author rest in peace.
 
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atrillox | 59 outras críticas | Nov 27, 2023 |
I wanted to love this, but at the end of the day, Vincent's characterization of men was so unbelievable -- I read passages about how men acted towards each other aloud to my husband, who found them a trite over-simplification. It reveals more of Vincent's misandry than any profound truths about sex and gender.
 
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settingshadow | 59 outras críticas | Aug 19, 2023 |
Adeline was a book I really looked forward to reading. I read Vanessa and Virginia by Susan Sellers a few years back and I loved that book. When it comes to Virginia Woolf I have so far only read Mrs. Dalloway, but I have plans to read more books by Mrs. Woolf.

So believe me, I was quite happy when I got a chance to read this book. But unfortunately I just couldn't connect with it, nor the story or the characters. There were moments in the book when the text really spoke to me, but not nearly enough to make me truly enjoy this book. In the end, it just became a struggle to finish the book. Too much rambling for my taste. But as I said before, there were moments that were good, often when other characters interacted with Virginia, like Lytton or T.S Eliot or Yeats. But the moments were like gems in the sand, rare and hard to find.

I just want to say that this was a book that just didn't work for me. I hoped that I would get into the story, but it never happened.

I received this copy from the publisher in return for an honest review!
… (mais)
 
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MaraBlaise | 5 outras críticas | Jul 23, 2022 |
Not as good as Self Made Man, but still extremely engaging and well worth the read.
 
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seamus_j | 21 outras críticas | Jun 30, 2022 |

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Obras
7
Also by
1
Membros
2,220
Popularidade
#11,547
Avaliação
½ 3.4
Críticas
95
ISBN
54
Línguas
7

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