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Sheila Heti

Forfatter af How Should a Person Be?

20+ Works 2,380 Medlemmer 92 Reviews 2 Favorited

Om forfatteren

Sheila Heti was born in Toronto, Canada in 1976. She studied playwriting at the National Theatre School and philosophy at the University of Toronto. Heti runs Trampoline Hall, a monthly lecture series, and writes regularly about the visual arts. Her title The Middle Stories was Shortlisted for the vis mere 2001 Upper Canada Writer's Craft Award. Heti was voted Best Emerging Writer in NOW magazine's Reader's Poll in 2001. In September 2010, Heti's book How Should a Person Be?, was published by Henry Holt in the United States in July 2012. It was chosen by The New York Times as one of the 100 Best Books of 2012 and by The New Yorker as one of the best books of the year. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Sheila Heti, Edited by Sheila Heti

Værker af Sheila Heti

How Should a Person Be? (2010) 771 eksemplarer
Motherhood (2018) 399 eksemplarer
Pure Colour: A Novel (2022) 316 eksemplarer
Women in Clothes (2014) — Redaktør — 235 eksemplarer
The Middle Tales (2001) 198 eksemplarer
Ticknor (2005) 124 eksemplarer
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 (2018) — Redaktør — 69 eksemplarer
Alphabetical Diaries (2024) 65 eksemplarer
A Garden of Creatures (2022) 22 eksemplarer
We Need a Horse (2011) 20 eksemplarer
All Our Happy Days Are Stupid (2015) 10 eksemplarer
Two Free Men 3 eksemplarer

Associated Works

xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Bidragyder — 277 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 28 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2008) — Bidragyder — 170 eksemplarer
Trans: A Memoir (2015) — Foreword & Afterword, nogle udgaver168 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 4: Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying (2000) — Bidragyder — 163 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 32: 2024 AD (2009) — Bidragyder — 148 eksemplarer
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Bidragyder — 144 eksemplarer
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015 (2015) — Bidragyder — 106 eksemplarer
Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow (2010) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 84 eksemplarer
How Should One Read a Book? (1922) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver67 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 42 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): Multiples (2013) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Granta 145: Ghosts (2018) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
Granta 158: In the Family (2022) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
A Manner of Being: Writers on Their Mentors (2015) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose (2016) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada



this book wasn't for me. I enjoy meta-fiction but perhaps there's a boundary I don't want to have it cross. The concerns were not of interest and I quit halfway through her self-absorbed meanderings about being unable to write a play she's been paid to write and her relationship with Margaux, an artist woman friend. I left before finding out how a person should be.
featherbooks | 41 andre anmeldelser | May 7, 2024 |
I enjoyed it a lot. One would expect it to be disjointed (Heti was taken a 10-swath of her diaries and alphabetized the sentences) and it is, but I found it less so than expected. It remains held together by Heti's person, personality and prose. I defy anyone to read it and not come away with a good sense of Heti, her life, and who she is.

The specific joys include many well-crafted and well-observed sentences, and the comedy of unexpected and unplanned juxtapositions created by the alphabet.… (mere)
Capybara_99 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 17, 2024 |
*I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads Giveaways program in exchange for an honest review*

This book is a very cool concept, alphabetizing sentences from 10 years of the author's diary entries, however it didn't do much for me. Outside of some really incredible sentences and musings, I found it difficult to follow (perhaps part of the point) as sentences weren't in any sort of chronological order and there was no context between one sentence to the next. Partway in there are some clear themes that emerge but I would have enjoyed it more as a narrative; honestly found it too easy to put down whenever because there was no plot keeping me engaged, and tough to pick back up for the same reason.

Highlight for me is that the author is a fellow Torontonian and I liked some of the local references.
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emilyelle | 2 andre anmeldelser | Apr 5, 2024 |
Kurze Inhaltsangabe
Was wird gewonnen und was geht verloren, wenn eine Frau sich entschliesst, ein Kind zu bekommen? In ihren späten Dreissigern, als die Freundinnen sich fragen, wann sie endlich Mutter werden, fragt Sheila Heti sich, ob sie es überhaupt werden will. In einer mehrere Jahre umspannenden Selbsterkundung, mal hierhin, mal dorthin gezogen von ihren Mitmenschen, ihrem Partner und den Verpflichtungen gegenüber ihren jüdischen Vorfahren, versucht sie eine weise und moralische Entscheidung zu treffen. Nachdem Philosophie, ihr Körper, die Mystik und der Zufall nicht geholfen haben, findet sie die Antwort viel näher bei sich.… (mere)
ela82 | 13 andre anmeldelser | Mar 23, 2024 |



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