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Mary Morris (1) (1947–)

Forfatter af Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone

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Mary Morris: teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.

Værker af Mary Morris

The Virago Book of Women Travellers (1992) 263 eksemplarer
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 189 eksemplarer
Gateway to the Moon (2018) 111 eksemplarer
The Jazz Palace: A Novel (2015) 80 eksemplarer
The River Queen (2007) 75 eksemplarer
The Waiting Room (1989) 63 eksemplarer
A Mother's Love (1993) 51 eksemplarer
Acts of God: A Novel (2000) 46 eksemplarer
House Arrest (1996) 38 eksemplarer
Revenge: A Novel (2004) 35 eksemplarer
The Bus of Dreams (1985) 28 eksemplarer
The Night Sky: A Novel (1995) 23 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories (1992) — Bidragyder — 394 eksemplarer
Bad Trips (1991) — Bidragyder — 232 eksemplarer
I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of the Great Writers (1994) — Introduktion — 175 eksemplarer
Skin Deep: Black Women and White Women Write About Race (1602) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (2020) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Travelers' Tales MEXICO : True Stories (1994) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer

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This story is heartbreaking and fascinating at the same time. I knew about Conversos, but not about the crypto-Jews of New Mexico.
decaturmamaof2 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Nov 22, 2023 |
The non-sexual relationship between a black jazz trumpet performer Napoleon and Maddy is beautifully executed. The loving way the sequence where Benny plays background music to a silent film is goose bump writing. And you will flip when you were read about the rejuvenation of Napoleon’s career after a vicious attack. He is able to use his disfigurement and career threatening injuries to his advantage when he is renamed The Black Butterfly. Mary Morris peppers this historical fiction with characters like Al Capone and Louis Armstrong to engage us in this lovely and inspiring novel.… (mere)
GordonPrescottWiener | 6 andre anmeldelser | Aug 24, 2023 |
During the inquisition, Spanish would purposely serve pig knuckles and ham hock to see if a pretend converted Jew chokes at the sight. They would charge for tortures—removing fingers, mouth burns, even if you are burned at the stake, your family has to cover the costs. Columbus used the theories based on the almanac of Rabbi Abraham Zacuto. Isabel and Ferdinand financed Columbus’s voyage to the new world with money confiscated from the Jews of Seville exiled or killed.
The novel juggles time periods between 1492 and 1992. It gives the novel a thrust as you try to determine the connection between those five hundred years. With a large canvas of characters, Mary Morris is able to keep our focus without gimmicks or contrivances.
The sequence where the adult son of a converso, Jews that converted to Christianity, to avoid execution by Spain, proceeds to circumcise himself is excruciating. The detail and aftermath of the blood is written with poetic horror. The side effects of this self-mutilation prevented him from intimacy due to lasting pain.
The Inquisition horror is laced with beautiful writing as the reader continues to gasp at the mechanisms The Spanish used against Converso Jews.
With a tear soaked ending, this is a magnificent read full of magical treasures.
… (mere)
GordonPrescottWiener | 7 andre anmeldelser | Aug 24, 2023 |
A rewarding read, maybe in part because Morris's voice is sometimes so irritating. She doesn't make herself out grander than she is, and sometimes, in fact, she's downright petty. A voice that would be excruciating to experience collectively--in a play, say--can be instructive and weirdly intimate experienced alone.

She does transmit the lived experience of solitary travel well, I think.
AnnKlefstad | 8 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2022 |



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