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T.C. Boyle

Forfatter af Tortillatæppet : roman

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T. C. Boyle was born Thomas John Boyle in Peekskill, New York on December 2, 1948. He received a B.A. in English and history from SUNY Potsdam in 1968, a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and a Ph.D. degree in nineteenth century British literature from the University of vis mere Iowa in 1977. He has been a member of the English department at the University of Southern California since 1978. He has written over 20 books including After the Plague, Drop City, The Inner Circle, Tooth and Claw, The Human Fly, Talk Talk, The Women, Wild Child, and When the Killing's Done. He has received numerous awards including the PEN/Faulkner Award for best novel of the year for World's End; the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story for T. C. Boyle Stories; and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France for The Tortilla Curtain. His title's Sam Miguel and The Harder They Caome made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) T. Coraghessan Boyle is the best-selling author of "T.C. Boyle Stories," "Riven Rock," "The Tortilla Curtain," "Without a Hero," "The Road to Wellville," "East Is East," "If the River Was Whiskey," "World's End" (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award), "Greasy Lake," "Budding Prospects," "Water Music," & "Descent of Man" (all available from Penguin). His fiction regularly appears in major American magazines, including "The New Yorker," "GQ," "The Paris Review," "Playboy," & "Esquire." He lives in Santa Barbara, California. (Publisher Provided) vis mindre

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Værker af T.C. Boyle

Tortillatæppet : roman (1995) 3,673 eksemplarer
Drop City (2003) 2,419 eksemplarer
Vejen til Wellville (1993) 1,662 eksemplarer
The Women (2008) 1,592 eksemplarer
World's End (1988) 1,370 eksemplarer
Inderkredsen : roman (2004) 1,353 eksemplarer
Talk talk (2006) 1,311 eksemplarer
Water Music (1981) 1,178 eksemplarer
Det ensomme paradis : roman (1998) 1,019 eksemplarer
A Friend of the Earth (2000) 960 eksemplarer
East is East (1990) 839 eksemplarer
T.C. Boyle Stories (1979) 746 eksemplarer
When the Killing's Done (2011) 731 eksemplarer
Budding Prospects (1984) 675 eksemplarer
After the Plague: and Other stories (2001) 600 eksemplarer
The Harder They Come (2015) 588 eksemplarer
San Miguel (2012) 529 eksemplarer
Tooth and Claw: and Other Stories (2005) 517 eksemplarer
The Terranauts (2016) — Forfatter — 512 eksemplarer
If the River Was Whiskey (1989) 505 eksemplarer
Without a Hero (1994) 407 eksemplarer
Wild Child: and Other Stories (2010) 385 eksemplarer
Greasy Lake: and Other stories (1979) 315 eksemplarer
Outside Looking In (2019) 223 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Redaktør — 222 eksemplarer
The Human Fly: and Other stories (2005) 198 eksemplarer
T C Boyle Stories II (2013) 119 eksemplarer
Talk to Me (2021) 118 eksemplarer
The Relive Box and Other Stories (2017) 112 eksemplarer
Blue Skies (2023) — Forfatter — 105 eksemplarer
Wild Child {story} (2010) 66 eksemplarer
She Wasn't Soft (1996) 49 eksemplarer
Doubletakes (2003) 47 eksemplarer
Death in Kitchawank (2014) 32 eksemplarer
Good Home: Stories (2018) 16 eksemplarer
Vingt cinq histoires de mort (2000) 11 eksemplarer
The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology (2016) 11 eksemplarer
Praat met mij (2021) 10 eksemplarer
Der Admiral (2012) 9 eksemplarer
Guten Flug: Zwei Erzählungen (2009) 8 eksemplarer
Tooth and Claw 7 eksemplarer
Dreizehnhundert Ratten (2011) 5 eksemplarer
Sind wir nicht Menschen (2020) 5 eksemplarer
The lie (2013) 4 eksemplarer
Der Polarforscher (1998) 4 eksemplarer
Moderne Liebe: Erzählungen (1997) 4 eksemplarer
Frage 62 (2012) 4 eksemplarer
In der Zone (2012) 3 eksemplarer
[Title missing] 3 eksemplarer
Selected Shorts: Even More Laughs (2010) 3 eksemplarer
Grün war die Hoffnung (2012) 2 eksemplarer
Balto (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Histoires de couples: Nouvelles (2021) 2 eksemplarer
Chicxulub 1 eksemplar
T. C. Boyle Stories (Part 1) (1994) 1 eksemplar
Asleep at the Wheel 1 eksemplar
Are we not men? 1 eksemplar
“The Hit Man” 1 eksemplar
T C Boyle Pack (2004) 1 eksemplar
Anacapa (2013) 1 eksemplar
Bulletproof (2013) 1 eksemplar
La Conchita 1 eksemplar
Mein Abend mit Jane Austen (1997) 1 eksemplar
The Lie: Family Snapshots (2013) 1 eksemplar
Parle-moi: roman 1 eksemplar
Histoires cruelles (2012) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver914 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Bidragyder — 825 eksemplarer
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Bidragyder — 627 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Bidragyder — 566 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Bidragyder — 556 eksemplarer
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Bidragyder — 411 eksemplarer
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Bidragyder — 368 eksemplarer
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Bidragyder — 362 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997) — Bidragyder — 351 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Bidragyder — 267 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (2015) — Bidragyder — 263 eksemplarer
Press Start to Play (2015) — Bidragyder — 254 eksemplarer
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Bidragyder — 211 eksemplarer
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Bidragyder — 199 eksemplarer
The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) — Bidragyder — 196 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 182 eksemplarer
Granta 85: Hidden Histories (2004) — Bidragyder — 170 eksemplarer
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Bidragyder — 159 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020) — Bidragyder — 143 eksemplarer
Granta 23: Home (1988) — Bidragyder — 138 eksemplarer
Granta 63: Beasts (1998) — Bidragyder — 132 eksemplarer
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Bidragyder — 131 eksemplarer
Granta 36: Vargas Llosa for President (1991) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (1993) — Bidragyder — 124 eksemplarer
Prize Stories 2001: The O. Henry Awards (2001) — Bidragyder — 123 eksemplarer
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Bidragyder — 122 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 34 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2010) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (2018) — Bidragyder — 96 eksemplarer
I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet (2011) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 79 eksemplarer
Year's Finest Fantasy (1977) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest (2015) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 43 (2013) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Granta 5: The Modern Common Wind (1982) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (1983) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
The Killing Spirit : An Anthology of Murder for Hire (1996) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
The Road to Wellville [1994 film] (1993) — Original book — 33 eksemplarer
Ghost Writing: Haunted Tales by Contemporary Writers (2000) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer
Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (2011) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
Once Upon a Childhood: Stories and Memories of American Youth (2004) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Exotic Gothic: Forbidden Tales from Our Gothic World (2007) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Ten: A Bloomsbury Tenth Anniversary Anthology (1996) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
The Paris Review 84 1982 Summer (1982) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Black Clock 21 (2016) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Fiction International 12: Moral Fiction: An Anthology (1980) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer
Playboy Magazine ~ November 1990 (Teri Copley) (1990) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Schöne Ferien — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar
Antaeus No. 70, Spring 1993 - Special Fiction Issue (1993) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Not his best. Subject not all that interesting, characters so-so.
 
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jsolar | 26 andre anmeldelser | Jan 22, 2024 |
Den Plot des Buches fand ich gut. In einer nicht allzufernen Zukunft müssen die Menschen in den südlichen USA mit den Folgen des Klimawandels leben - Überschwemmungen in Florida, Dürre in Kalifornien. Im Grunde versucht man weiterzumachen wie vorher auch, aber es wird zunehmend schwieriger, wenn Straßen stets überschwmmt sind und Häuser brennen.
Das fand ich eine sehr gute Basis der Geschichte. Weniger gelungen sind die Personen. Die Geschichte beginnt mit Cat, die im Grunde stets betrunken ist und sich als Haustier eine Tigerpython kauft. Von anderen (Ehemann, Bruder) wird Cat als intelligent beschrieben, aber ihr Leben ist eigentlich völlig sinnentleert und der Kauf der Schlange unbedacht und dumm. Natürlich kann man an ihr die menschliche Entfremdung zur Natur aufzeigen, aber muss sie dazu immer betrunken sein und auch so dümmlich? Ihr Charakter ist mir unklar. Ähnlich ist es aber auch mit ihrem Bruder, Cooper. Der ist Doktorand, arbeitet mit Insekten, wird aber nach der Katastrophe, die ihm wiederfährt irgendwie zu einem verantwortungslosen Frauenvernascher, was vom Typ her überhaupt nicht passt. Ihrer beider Vater Frank ist völlig konturlos und die Mutter Ottilie versucht immer das Richtige zu tun, scheitert aber zunehmend an der unberechenbaren Umwelt.
Also, Fazit: Es liest sich einfach, wenn ich auch immer wieder Probleme hatte, mich zum Weiterlesen aufzuraffen. Die Personen sind nicht ausgereift. Da kenne ich von Boyle viel besseres, das liest sich wie eine Fingerübung. Das Thema ist wichtig und interessant gelöst. Also für mich ein mittelgutes Buch mit Tendenz nach oben, daher 3,5 Punkte.
… (mere)
½
 
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Wassilissa | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 15, 2024 |
Un livre particulièrement jouissif et réussi. On en est à se prendre d'amitié pour les escrocs patentés.
½
 
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Nikoz | 34 andre anmeldelser | Jan 15, 2024 |
Whatever point this book seeks to make was squandered, alas, on my pea brain and blinkered imagination.
 
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Mark_Feltskog | 23 andre anmeldelser | Dec 23, 2023 |

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ISBN
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