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Bob Shacochis

Forfatter af The Woman Who Lost Her Soul

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Bob Shacochis is an American author and journalist. He was born in Pennsylvania on September 9, 1951, and grew up in McLean Virginia. He was educated at the University of Missouri, and the Iowa Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa. He currently teaches creative writing at Florida State vis mere University. Shacochis's first collection of stories, Easy in the Islands won the National Book Award for first work of fiction. His second collection, The Next New World was awarded the Prix de Rome from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His novel, Swimming in the Volcano was a finalist for the 1993 National Book Award. Shacochis has been a contributing editor for Outside and Harper's, and has been a columnist and writer for several national publications, including GQ magazine. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) — Introduktion — 334 eksemplarer
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (2001) — Bidragyder — 236 eksemplarer
Travelers' Tales ITALY : True Stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
Best of the South: From Ten Years of New Stories from the South (1996) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1990 (1990) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1987 (1987) — Bidragyder — 14 eksemplarer
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer

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AnkaraLibrary | Feb 23, 2024 |
The woman who lost her soul was a fascinating character with as many different faces as she had names. Whether she was Jackie, Dottie, or Renee. She was always fascinating. The novel was made up of five different books, all quite interesting. But for me, it was in book three, when she was a teenage girl living in Turkey, as the daughter of an American diplomat, that I really saw how she, in her own mind, came to loose her soul. All the blame has to go to her father who was a ruthless SOB. And in books 4 and 5 the reader sees how she tries to cope with and deal with the emotional scars her twisted father placed upon her.… (mere)
 
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kevinkevbo | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jul 14, 2023 |
Absolutely stunning book (though what's up with that title?). Every sentence is a gem, which is saying a lot, because there are so many of them. A quite dark look at pre-9/11 US geopolitical machinations, told through the lens of a fraught father-daughter relationship.
 
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MichaelBarsa | 6 andre anmeldelser | Dec 17, 2017 |
Ah yes, the decades long story of white people going to quaint native lands, then complaining that those quaint native lands are now full of other white people and the native hospitality has turned into beggary, cons and commercialism. Sort of like a sentient bacterial complaining that every primate it visits breaks out in spots and fever and that those soft pink lungs are filled with disgusting green mucus. What a mystery. On a less cynical note I will say that the descriptions of the lands visited, which include Nepal, Siberia, Africa and the Caribbean are lovely and that the author has some touching tales of a youth spent wandering.… (mere)
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