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Jesse Ball

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Jesse Ball was born in Port Jefferson, New York on June 7, 1978. He received a bachelor's degree from Vassar College and an MFA from Columbia University. His novels include Samedi the Deafness, Silence Once Begun, A Cure for Suicide, and How to Set a Fire and Why. His poem, Speech in a Chamber, was vis mere chosen for the anthology The Best American Poetry 2006. He won the 2008 Paris Review Plimpton Prize for The Early Deaths of Lubeck, Brennan, Harp, and Carr. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Jesse Ball

Census (2018) 331 eksemplarer
Samedi the Deafness (2007) 288 eksemplarer
How to Set a Fire and Why (2016) 247 eksemplarer
The Way through Doors (2009) 239 eksemplarer
Silence Once Begun (2014) 228 eksemplarer
A Cure for Suicide (2015) 209 eksemplarer
The Curfew (2011) 179 eksemplarer
The Divers' Game: A Novel (2019) 142 eksemplarer
Autoportrait (2022) 30 eksemplarer
March Book (Grove Press Poetry) (2004) 24 eksemplarer
Vera & Linus (2006) 24 eksemplarer
Notes on My Dunce Cap (1843) 17 eksemplarer
Sleep, Death's Brother (2017) 11 eksemplarer
The Lesson (2015) 11 eksemplarer
Parables & Lies 3 eksemplarer
Anobium: Volume 2 (2012) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Poetry 2006 (2006) — Bidragyder — 190 eksemplarer
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 108 eksemplarer
Granta 139: Best of Young American Novelists (2017) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 (2018) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Bidragyder — 52 eksemplarer
Granta 156: Interiors (2021) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer

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If this was a thriller, the reader probably wouldn't find out till the end that Sotatsu was innocent; as this is literary fiction we find out right from the start, as the book has a more philosophical aim.

It probably would have been better as a thriller.

As it is, it's an account of an attempt to Kafka-ize a modern progressive society, which lacks the required heft to make a compelling argument, and lacks the required characterization to make up some way for it.

Not a bad book, but very forgettable.… (mere)
lelandleslie | 14 andre anmeldelser | Feb 24, 2024 |
Mooi en ontroerend boek
Vercarre | 15 andre anmeldelser | Oct 22, 2023 |
Quite enjoyed the allegory and thought experiment. Keeping to reread in different circumstances.
Kiramke | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jun 27, 2023 |
i almost put this down on the first page, when i got to the line "the clouds that had gathered near and made of themselves rain all through the night were now intent on going elsewhere." "made of themselves rain"? i was sitting outside and wanted to read, though, and i didn't have another book on me, so i kept at it. there's a lot of pretentious phrasing in here, which kept kicking me out of the story. too many moments of saying "ugh!" out loud. but it wasn't completely horrible, because i got sucked into it a bit. but then it just seemed like the "hero" just wandered around stupidly, letting things happen to him. by part-way through i just wanted it to end. and then, at the end, i wanted to go back to a time before that annoying ending.
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J.Flux | 8 andre anmeldelser | Aug 13, 2022 |



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