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Adam Gopnik

Forfatter af Paris to the Moon

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Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon and Through the Children's Gate and is a contributor to The New Yorker. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. His most recent book is Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life, a comparison about how those vis mere men changed our nation with their history-making actions. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Adam Gopnik

Paris to the Moon (2000) 2,772 eksemplarer
The King in the Window (2005) 378 eksemplarer
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Redaktør — 297 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2008 (2008) — Redaktør — 289 eksemplarer
Winter: Five Windows on the Season (2011) 227 eksemplarer
Evidence: 1944-1994 (1994) 108 eksemplarer
High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture {catalog} (1991) — Redaktør — 105 eksemplarer
The Steps Across the Water (2010) 56 eksemplarer
Elliott Erwitt's New York (2008) — Forord — 35 eksemplarer
Parisians (2000) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Lacombe: Cinema/theater (2001) 12 eksemplarer
SAUL STEINBERG: RECENT WORK (1987) 6 eksemplarer
The Real Work (2023) 6 eksemplarer
Ed Ruscha: Paintings (2002) 4 eksemplarer
Tusen små framsteg (2022) 1 eksemplar
Io, lei, Manhattan 1 eksemplar
All Alike 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Min store Ven (1959) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver3,405 eksemplarer
The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain (1957) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver2,530 eksemplarer
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (2004) — Introduktion — 1,321 eksemplarer
The Annotated Hunting of the Snark (The Annotated Books) (1962) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver628 eksemplarer
The Necklace and Other Short Stories {Dover Thrift Editions} (1992) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver550 eksemplarer
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Bidragyder — 535 eksemplarer
Ravel (2005) — Forord, nogle udgaver328 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2003 (2003) — Bidragyder — 313 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2006 (2006) — Bidragyder — 301 eksemplarer
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (2000) — Bidragyder — 298 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 2004 (2004) — Bidragyder — 289 eksemplarer
The Moth (2013) — Bidragyder; Forord — 289 eksemplarer
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Bidragyder — 231 eksemplarer
The Wrong Side of Paris (1848) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver225 eksemplarer
A London Child of the 1870s (1934) — Preface, nogle udgaver221 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Bidragyder — 202 eksemplarer
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Bidragyder — 190 eksemplarer
The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (2004) — Bidragyder — 182 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Bidragyder — 180 eksemplarer
Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art since Pollock (2006) — Preface — 148 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Bidragyder — 139 eksemplarer
Reporting at Wit's End: Tales from the New Yorker (2010) — Introduktion — 137 eksemplarer
Letters of Marcel Proust (1949) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver132 eksemplarer
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Bidragyder — 131 eksemplarer
The Necklace and Other Tales {Modern Library Classics} (2003) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver123 eksemplarer
Best Food Writing 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 102 eksemplarer
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 (2021) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
Joel Sternfeld: Walking the High Line (2001) — Bidragyder — 79 eksemplarer
The World of Donald Evans (1980) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver76 eksemplarer
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Bidragyder — 70 eksemplarer
Best Food Writing 2003 (2003) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
Mordecai Richler Was Here: selected writings (2006) — Introduktion — 65 eksemplarer
The Best American Magazine Writing 2005 (2005) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Best Food Writing 2014 (2014) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Maus Now: Selected Writing (2022) — Bidragyder — 38 eksemplarer

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The title is attractive, as it promises to tell us how to achieve mastery, but the text is somewhat disappointing, as it turns out to be a somewhat intellectual essay on obscure things like practicing magic tricks (we all know that there isn't a real magic that goes beyond the rules of physics and mechanics). Even the section on music fails to instruct. It reads like articles in a 'smart' magazine.
 
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Dilip-Kumar | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jun 7, 2023 |
This book was a treat that I devoured voraciously. It takes the reader on such an amazing journey through so many different subjects, all on the topic of the ability of humans to master so many amazing skills. It was though provoking and intellectually stimulating and the writing is MASTERFUL!

The author introduces us to some unique topics and gives us some background on both the subject and perhaps some of its history, and, in the case of the topic of magicians, the background of some of the masters in the industry. In other chapters we are taken on some of the author's personal quests, trials and tribulations and filled in on some of his background as well as that of his family, which I found absolutely fascinating. (I didn't know that there was a PhD program in Mathematical Logic!). His parents' retirement "farm"? sounds like a fairytale town that would delight grown ups as well as children.

I found Gopnik's writing mesmerizing. It drew me in and made me concentrate long and hard as it tried to go over my head and I kept reaching for it and drawing it back in, not letting it get the better of me.

His drive and ability to learn new things in the later part of life are such a positive force and good example for all of us. And there's a bad pun at the beginning of this paragraph--however, driving is one of those things he took on in this later stage of life and his description of his driver's ed teacher is heartwarming. We could all use someone like that in our life!

All in all, I heartily recommend this book AND this writer.
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shirfire218 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jun 6, 2023 |

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Værker
44
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Medlemmer
5,980
Popularitet
#4,125
Vurdering
3.8
Anmeldelser
100
ISBN
133
Sprog
5
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