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Spalding Rockwell Gray (1941–2004)

Forfatter af Swimming to Cambodia

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Actor and performer Spalding Gray is the author of It's a Slippery Slope (Noonday, 1997), Swimming to Cambodia, and Monster in a Box, among other works. He has appeared on PBS and HBO, and in numerous films. He lives with his family in Sag Harbor, New York. (Bowker Author Biography)

Omfatter også følgende navne: Spalding Gray, Gray Spalding, Spaulding Gray

Værker af Spalding Rockwell Gray

Swimming to Cambodia (1985) 467 eksemplarer
Impossible Vacation (1992) 422 eksemplarer
Sex and Death to the Age 14 (1986) 259 eksemplarer
Monster in a Box (1991) 203 eksemplarer
Gray's Anatomy (1993) 148 eksemplarer
It's a Slippery Slope (1997) 122 eksemplarer
Morning, Noon and Night (1999) 105 eksemplarer
The Journals of Spalding Gray (2011) 101 eksemplarer
In Search of the Monkey Girl (1982) 26 eksemplarer
Orchards (1987) — Forfatter — 12 eksemplarer
Terrors of Pleasure (1993) 8 eksemplarer
Swimming to Cambodia [1987 film] (1987) — Writer, actor — 5 eksemplarer
Spalding Gray Summary (1980) 2 eksemplarer
Seven Scenes From a Family Album (1981) 2 eksemplarer
Terrors of Pleasure (A Play) (2008) 1 eksemplar
PAJ #16 1 eksemplar
First Words (1996) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) — Bidragyder — 332 eksemplarer
The Undiscovered Chekhov: Forty-Three New Stories (1998) — Forord, nogle udgaver59 eksemplarer
Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
Gray's Anatomy [1997 film] (2012) — Actor — 6 eksemplarer
And Everything Is Going Fine [2010 film] (2010) — Actor — 6 eksemplarer
Bliss [1997 Film] (2003) — Actor — 4 eksemplarer
The Farmer's Daughters [1976 Film] (1976) — Actor — 1 eksemplar

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Not sure how to rate it, but I finished the book in one sitting—so I guess that's a good sign.
KatrinkaV | Aug 21, 2023 |
I hate how Spalding's life ended. Already a man known for fits of depression, a car accident in Ireland left him in grave pain with blinding headaches that wouldn't subside. So, one day, he stepped off the Staten Island Ferry and into the East River, ending a life of neurotic brilliance.

This book is a collection of a handful of scattered unpublished and unperformed works - mainly the monologue Spalding was working on at the time of his death, about the accident and his attempts to bounce back from the wreck. It's haunting, as is the subsequent "The Anniversary", a piece about 9/11.

Spalding had a gift - the trouble was, and he readily admitted it, that he had to keep having things 'happen to him' to give him his material for his monologues. The accident, sadly, was more than he could bear.

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TommyHousworth | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 5, 2022 |
Very difficult book to read, even though you know how it's going to end. Not what I was expecting. I would only recommend to people who are extremely interested in him.
billycongo | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jul 22, 2020 |
I loved this author's experience in Thailand and empathized with his culture shock induced depression when he returned to New York. I wonder what kind of marriage he had and how his wife first learned of the infidelity described in the book. (Paul Theroux did the same thing in one of his railroad travel books. When he reprised the route several decades later he tells us that he was divorced shortly after returning from the first trip.) In Gray's case the aftermath was not divorce but suicide.
JoeHamilton | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jul 21, 2020 |



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