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Lauren Groff

Forfatter af Fates and Furies

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Lauren Groff graduated from Amherst College and received an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her books include The Monsters of Templeton, Delicate Edible Birds, and Fates and Furies. Arcadia won of the Medici Book Club Prize. Her fiction has also won the Paul Bowles Prize vis mere for Fiction, the PEN/O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines including the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Tin House, One Story, McSweeney's, and Ploughshares, and in the anthologies 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and three editions of the Best American Short Stories. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Lauren Groff

Fates and Furies (2015) 3,612 eksemplarer
The Monsters of Templeton (2008) 2,809 eksemplarer
Matrix (2021) 1,444 eksemplarer
Arcadia (2012) 1,398 eksemplarer
Florida (2018) 1,076 eksemplarer
The Vaster Wilds (2023) 345 eksemplarer
Boca Raton (2018) 41 eksemplarer
The Best Short Stories 2023: The O. Henry Prize Winners (2023) — Redaktør — 10 eksemplarer
The Midnight Zone 8 eksemplarer
The Masters Review: 2012 (2012) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Monsters of Templeton 4 eksemplarer
Ghosts and Empties 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Bidragyder — 815 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Bidragyder — 407 eksemplarer
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015) — Bidragyder — 266 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Bidragyder — 262 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016) — Bidragyder — 248 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 171 eksemplarer
The Monster's Corner (2011) — Bidragyder — 158 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2022 (2022) — Bidragyder — 81 eksemplarer
Granta 139: Best of Young American Novelists (2017) — Bidragyder — 69 eksemplarer
The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books (2011) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us (2021) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
Collected Stories - Everyman (2020) — Introduktion — 46 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
The Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories 2022 (2022) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 2023 (2023) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer

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In 1607 English settlers established a base in Jamestown, Virginia, and almost immediately the community faced a variety of diseases and a high mortality rate. The native population initially provided gifts of food to help them survive but as relations soured, famine took hold. In The Vaster Wilds, a girl flees this dire situation prepared to survive on her own until she finds other settlers.

She makes her way over rough terrain eating anything she can find, from mushrooms and berries to live insects to fish from the river. She creates overnight shelter using two coverlets brought with her from the settlement. Only rarely does she spy other humans, usually natives, and fear drives her on. As the days pass the girl’s back story is slowly revealed: her life in England, the circumstances surrounding her journey to Virginia, and the events in the settlement that led to her dramatic and dangerous decision.

On the surface the girl’s story is one of survival in the wilderness, but with sublime prose Lauren Groff adds layers of social commentary, about the native peoples’ respect for the land, the impact of colonialism, and women’s lack of agency and options. The result is a beautifully written and thought-provoking novel.
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lauralkeet | 18 andre anmeldelser | Dec 7, 2023 |
An unexpected and engrossing read. Amazing how Groff portrays a whole world and life in very few pages.
mmcrawford | 75 andre anmeldelser | Dec 5, 2023 |
The language on display here is alone worth the price of admission. Like a thick jungle underbrush, it is dense but beautiful, teeming with life and filled with ferocity. The characters can sometimes be ciphers, but part of that is style and it doesn't ultimately detract from the emotional heft of the book. I really loved this and want to read more of her work.
soonertbone | 198 andre anmeldelser | Dec 2, 2023 |
Lauren Groff presents a readable, believable, fascinating story of life in 12th century England. It tells us a fictionalized life of Marie de France, a poet, who in this novel becomes the Matrix, or Mother, of a poor abby of nuns. She despairs at first of her fate, then becomes a force to be reckoned with.

The dust jacket says Matrix is "alive to the sacred and the profane," and that is certainly my experience of this extraordinary novel.
mykl-s | 75 andre anmeldelser | Nov 30, 2023 |


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