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Rebecca Brown (2) (1956–)

Forfatter af Kroppens gaver. The Gift of the Body

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Rebecca Brown is the author of seven novels, and her short stories are widely anthologized. Her novel The Gifts of the Body won a Lamda Literary Award and has been translated into several languages. Brown divides her time between Seattle and Vermont, where she is a faculty member in the Master of vis mere Fine Arts program at Goddard College vis mindre

Værker af Rebecca Brown

Kroppens gaver. The Gift of the Body (1994) 162 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Terrible Girls (1991) 129 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Annie Oakley's Girl (1993) 113 eksemplarer
The Haunted House (1987) 59 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
What Keeps Me Here: A Book of Stories (1996) 44 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Last Time I Saw You (2006) 42 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Dogs: A Modern Bestiary (2001) 33 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The End of Youth (2003) 31 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
American Romances: Essays (2009) 28 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Children's Crusade (1990) 26 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Not Heaven, Somewhere Else (2018) 7 eksemplarer
Pieces of Me (2014) 1 eksemplar
Woman in Ill-Fitting Wig (2005) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1993) — Bidragyder — 300 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
A Woman Like That: Lesbian and Bisexual Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories (1999) — Bidragyder — 243 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Queer 13: Lesbian and Gay Writers Recall Seventh Grade (1998) — Bidragyder — 189 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Women on Women 2: An Anthology of American Lesbian Short Fiction (1993) — Bidragyder — 127 eksemplarer
Women on Women 3: A New Anthology of American Lesbian Fiction (1996) — Bidragyder — 109 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1999) — Bidragyder — 94 eksemplarer
Hers: Brilliant New Fiction by Lesbian Writers (1995) — Bidragyder — 65 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Passion Fruit (1986) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millennium (2000) — Bidragyder — 28 eksemplarer
Pathetic Literature (2022) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Vital Signs: Essential AIDS Fiction (2007) — Bidragyder — 20 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 05 (2015) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Less Is More: The Poetics of Erasure [Capilano Review 3.7, Winter, 2009] (2009) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Monkey Business: New Writing from Japan, Volume 02 (2018) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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i don't know that i understood all of this but i can say that she's doing something really unusual and interesting here, and something that although it was written in 1990, feels so fresh and alive and boundary pushing, even today. she's talking about (maybe? i think?) the burdens women carry, the line between metaphor and reality, unhealthy relationships, and way more that i didn't understand. the stuff she's doing by toeing this line between reality and speculation is really interesting, though. like the burdens (of womanhood?) are being literally carried around in a bag, so what is real and what is metaphor. also, the first half of these stories don't seem to relate, but then you realize that they do, but how? there are repeating motifs and characters but in how many stories? all of them? a few of them? how many women are in these stories? 3? the same 3 or different 3? i don't know. but i'm interested.… (mere)
overlycriticalelisa | 2 andre anmeldelser | May 7, 2024 |
THE DOGS: A MODERN BESTIARY - Hmm ... Weird. I'm kind of at a loss as to what to say about this book. Compelling? Well yeah, kinda. See, it's this nameless narrator who lives alone in a tiny apartment and this dog, probably a Doberman, shows up and she takes it in. She seems to be afraid of it at first, then finds it beautiful, begins to love it. Then more dogs show up, probably all Dobermans, that's not really clear. The dogs take over - not just her apartment, but her life, which she actually begins to fear for. Oh, and here's another thing, pretty important: it seems no one else can see the dogs, just her. It gets more complicated, but I don't want to spoil it for anyone who might read it and enjoy it a lot more than I did. Oh, and the narrator seems to be a lesbian, since she brings another woman home from a bar. All told, there are 25 short chapters here, and they're all pretty interesting and certainly well-written. I mean I kept on reading. Can't believe I read the whole thing. But I did. And I'm still scratching my head. The book is just so surrealistic, often like a twisted fairy tale - spooky, chilling. Towards the end, things happen that made me wonder if the narrator had perhaps been physically and sexually abused - maybe even tortured - as a child. The dogs? They don't seem real. But they stand for something, I'm pretty sure. Well, actually I'm not sure, but ... Bottom line? Rebecca Brown is a pretty damn good writer. She kept things moving forward, even when I wondered what the hell was she trying to say here. I didn't hate the book, but I didn't love it either. I'm glad I read it, but I'm also glad I'm done with it. Does that make sense?

The thing is I bought this book because I thought it was about dogs. But it's not, not really. In fact I might have to remove it from the shelf where my 'dog book' collection resides. But where to put it?

Hmm. Weird.
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TimBazzett | 1 anden anmeldelse | Dec 5, 2014 |
This one flummoxed me. I *loved* the political metaphor of spy-diplomat between parental camps, His Highness and Her Honor. But what was *really* going on after that? Thwoop, right over my head. (I know why it's on GLBT lists. It's the main plot that eludes me.)
ljhliesl | May 21, 2013 |
assolutamente da leggere. non solo mette in contatto con la realtà dell'AIDS,ma lo fa con una delicatezza ed una tenerezza che non sfociano mai nel tragico... il malato ha una sua dignità e gli aspetti pesanti della malattia ci vengono trasmessi da piccole cose,piccoli gesti di coloro che circondano il malato,e spesso dal malato stesso. emozionante e reale.
CinnamonTea | May 1, 2012 |



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