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Thom Jones (1945–2016)

Forfatter af The Pugilist at Rest: Stories

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Thomas Douglas Jones was born in Aurora, Illinois on January 26, 1945. While still a teenager, he joined the Marines. He was discharged after being savagely beaten in a boxing match and mistakenly given a diagnosis of schizophrenia. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington vis mere in 1970 and a master's in fine arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. At the age of 47, he was recovering from alcoholism and addiction to prescription drugs and working nights as a janitor in a high school. He mailed an unsolicited, fictionalized Vietnam War story entitled The Pugilist at Rest to The New Yorker. It was printed in 1991 and won the O. Henry Award in 1993 for best short story. His short story collections include The Pugilist at Rest, which was nominated for a National Book Award; Cold Snap: Stories; and Sonny Liston Was a Friend of Mine. He died from complications of diabetes on October 14, 2016 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Omfatter også følgende navne: Thom Jones, Thom; Thom Jones Jones, By (author) Thom Jones

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The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000) — Bidragyder — 1,549 eksemplarer
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 (2004) — Bidragyder — 740 eksemplarer
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Bidragyder — 477 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995) — Bidragyder — 301 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993) — Bidragyder — 276 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Bidragyder — 238 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992) — Bidragyder — 220 eksemplarer
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Bidragyder — 211 eksemplarer
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Bidragyder — 187 eksemplarer
Granta 108: Chicago (2009) — Bidragyder — 141 eksemplarer
Nerve: Literate Smut (1998) — Bidragyder — 126 eksemplarer
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer

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A little thematically monotonous but hey, he’s got a great style. Very visceral and funny descriptions of epilepsy, ‘Nam and boxing. Get it dummy, it says ‘pugilist’ in the title. An old woman with cancer reading Schopenhauer though? Come on now, quit awkwardly shoving a who’s who of random Nietzsche and Schopenhauer quotes into everything.
 
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theoaustin | 9 andre anmeldelser | Dec 26, 2023 |
some excellent stories...Would go 4.5 stars if possible
 
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Mcdede | 9 andre anmeldelser | Jul 19, 2023 |
No pugilist at rest, but a couple of excellent stories.
 
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Mcdede | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jul 19, 2023 |
A little thematically monotonous but hey, he’s got a great style. Very visceral and funny descriptions of epilepsy, ‘Nam and boxing. Get it dummy, it says ‘pugilist’ in the title. An old woman with cancer reading Schopenhauer though? Come on now, quit awkwardly shoving a who’s who of random Nietzsche and Schopenhauer quotes into everything.
 
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theoaustin | 9 andre anmeldelser | May 19, 2023 |

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