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Colm Tóibín

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Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Ireland in 1955. He studied history and English at University College Dublin, earning his B.A. in 1975. After graduating he moved to Barcelona for three years and taught at the Dublin School of English. In 1978 he returned to Dublin and began working on an vis mere M.A. in Modern English and American Literature. He wrote for In Dublin, Hibernia, and The Sunday Tribune. He became the Features Editor of In Dublin in 1981, and then a year later accepted the position of Editor for the Irish current affairs magazine Magill. His first book, Walking Along the Border, was published in 1987 and his first novel, The South, was published in 1990. He wrote for The Sunday Independent as a drama or television critic and political commentator. He writes regularly for The London Review of Books. He has written several other novels including The Story of the Night, The Blackwater Lightship, Brooklyn, The Testament of Mary, and Nora Webster. The Heather Blazing received the 1993 Encore Award and The Master received the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Stonewall Book Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. In 2015 he made The New Zealand High Profile Titles List with All The Light We Cannot See. He was short listed for the 2015 Folio Prize for his title Nora Webster. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Colm Tóibín

Brooklyn (2009) 5,187 eksemplarer
Mesteren : roman (2004) 3,091 eksemplarer
Nora Webster (2014) 1,456 eksemplarer
Blackwater Fyrskib : roman (1999) 1,437 eksemplarer
The Testament of Mary (2012) 1,370 eksemplarer
The Magician (2021) 872 eksemplarer
The Heather Blazing (1992) 821 eksemplarer
Nattens historie : roman (1996) 726 eksemplarer
House of Names (2017) 724 eksemplarer
Mothers and Sons: Stories (2006) 711 eksemplarer
The Empty Family: Stories (2010) 589 eksemplarer
The South (1990) 425 eksemplarer
The Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels in English Since 1950 (1999) — Redaktør — 285 eksemplarer
Homage to Barcelona (1990) 256 eksemplarer
The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Redaktør — 149 eksemplarer
On Elizabeth Bishop (2015) 126 eksemplarer
Lady Gregory's Toothbrush (2002) 103 eksemplarer
The Irish Famine: A Documentary (1999) 99 eksemplarer
A Guest at the Feast: Essays (2011) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver81 eksemplarer
The Shortest Day (2020) 53 eksemplarer
Vinegar Hill: Poems (2022) 40 eksemplarer
New Writing from Ireland (1993) — Redaktør — 35 eksemplarer
Henry James and American Painting (2017) 21 eksemplarer
The Use of Reason (2006) 20 eksemplarer
Long Island (2024) 18 eksemplarer
The Blackwater Lightship [2004 TV Movie] (2004) — Forfatter — 11 eksemplarer
Dubliners (1990) 10 eksemplarer
Synge: A Celebration (2005) 10 eksemplarer
A Guest at the Feast: A Memoir (2011) 9 eksemplarer
Ireland: On the Edge of Europe (2008) 7 eksemplarer
Philip Taaffe: Anima Mundi (2011) 7 eksemplarer
Ploughshares Spring 2011 (2011) 7 eksemplarer
The Trial of the Generals (1990) 7 eksemplarer
Surviving Ireland (2015) 6 eksemplarer
Seeing is Believing (1740) 6 eksemplarer
Pale Sister (2019) 5 eksemplarer
Beauty in a Broken Place (2004) 5 eksemplarer
Summer of '38 (2016) 4 eksemplarer
Richard Gorman (2005) 4 eksemplarer
Enniscorthy: A History (2010) — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
Čarobnjak 1 eksemplar
Ο Μάγος 1 eksemplar
21 [short story] 1 eksemplar
Long Island 1 eksemplar
What Catalans Want 1 eksemplar
Martyrs and Metaphors (1987) 1 eksemplar
Sleep 1 eksemplar

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The Tunnel (1948) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver2,224 eksemplarer
The Hour of the Star (1986) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver1,991 eksemplarer
The Book of Evidence (1989) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver1,544 eksemplarer
The Discovery of France: A Historical Geography (2007) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver1,266 eksemplarer
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The Book of Other People (2008) — Bidragyder — 737 eksemplarer
De Profundis and Other Writings (1954) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver680 eksemplarer
Death in Spring (1986) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver375 eksemplarer
Finbar's Hotel (1997) — Bidragyder — 319 eksemplarer
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Bidragyder — 279 eksemplarer
Voices in the Evening (1961) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver233 eksemplarer
The Art of the Novel: Critical Prefaces (1934) — Forord, nogle udgaver215 eksemplarer
English hours (1905) — Forord, nogle udgaver186 eksemplarer
First Folio: A Little Book of Folio Forewords (2008) — Bidragyder — 178 eksemplarer
The New York Stories of Henry James (2005) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver153 eksemplarer
Brooklyn [2015 film] (2016) — Original book — 149 eksemplarer
Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation (2017) — Bidragyder — 118 eksemplarer
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Bidragyder — 108 eksemplarer
AnimalInside (2010) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver98 eksemplarer
Midsummer Nights (1702) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer
Granta 135: New Irish Writing (2014) — Bidragyder — 72 eksemplarer
McSweeney's Issue 42 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): Multiples (2013) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer
The Garden Party and Other Stories (2016) — Forord — 57 eksemplarer
Wonderlands: Good Gay Travel Writing (2004) — Bidragyder — 40 eksemplarer
New Irish Short Stories (2011) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories (2020) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Jim Hodges: Love et Cetera (2009) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Godenzonen : verhalen over mannen (1999) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
The Dublin Review 68: Autumn 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland
Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
Barcelona, Spain
Christian Brothers School, Enniscorthy
St. Peter's College, Wexford
University College Dublin (BA, 1975)
magazine editor
Royal Society of Literature (2007)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Honorary member, 2014)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Costa Novel Award 2009
Kort biografi
Irish writer Colm Tóibín, born in 1955, worked as a journalist before achieving fame as a fiction writer. His works often depict Irish society and explore themes of creativity and homosexuality.



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BooksInMirror | 291 andre anmeldelser | Feb 19, 2024 |
A wonderfully fascinating book about gay lives and literature has been written by one of my favorite authors. One of the best things about this little book is that it explores gay lives through the reading and enjoyment of gay literature.
jwhenderson | 3 andre anmeldelser | Feb 7, 2024 |
In this slim novel, the mother of Jesus reckons with her rage and grief over the death of her son after she flees in fear for her own life. She remembers him as a sweet, dependent child and the passionate, arrogant man he became, proclaiming himself the Son of God, and sealing his death warrant. In Toíbín’s imagination, Mary is transformed from the passive, beatific incidental figure of the Bible to a very human mother confounded by her son’s demagoguery, but nevertheless supporting him during his agonizing hours on the crucifix and dealing with her grief afterward and guilt for having fled for her personal safety. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013. Wonderfully narrated by Meryl Streep in the audio version.… (mere)
bschweiger | 108 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
L'autor ens explica la vida de Thomas Mann, nascut en el si d'una família de comerciants de cereals de Lübeck, el pare alemany de socarrel i la mare nascuda al Brasil, ella és la font de les múltiples històries que nodreixen la seva infància. Thomas és el segon fill de la parella, el seu germà gran Heinrich, que també serà escriptor, dues germanes que se suicidaran, La Lula i la Carla i el germà petit Viktor que acabrà formant part del partit nazi.
Quan el pare mort no confia en que la seva dona i els seus fills puguin tirar endavant el negoci, per això nomena un marmessor i tota la família ha d'estar sotmesa a les seves ordres, per aquest motiu marxen de Lübeck i s'instal.len a Munich. En Thomas no vol ser contable i fa que el facin fora de la feina per dedicar-se a escriure. Es casa amb la Katia, jueva d'una família adinerada, els Prilnsgheim, germana bessona d'en Klaus que es qui realment atrau l'atenció de Thomas Mann. Aquest sentiment serà reprimit durant tota la seva vida i només serà capaç de parlar-ne en els seus diaris íntims personals. La parella tindrà 6 fills: l'Èrika, en Klaus, en Golo, l'Elisabeth, la Mònika i en Michael.
Al llarg de la narració veiem la història d'Alemanya del segle XX en moments decisius, Thomas neix quatre anys després de la Unificació Alemanya, al 1918 no veurà clara la República lliure de Baviera, més tard la República de Weimar, l'ascens del nazisme, que no s'acaba de creure que pugui triumfar fins que es vegi obligat a exilar-se a Suïssa primer i finalment als Estats Units que li donaran la seva nacionalitat, tornarà al final de la seva vida a Europa desencantat dels EEUU. El Premi Nobel de Literatura al 1929 li va obrir les portes dels EEUU.
La seva vida està dedicada intensament a l'escriptura, fins el punt de descuidar la vida familiar, això li retreuen els seus fills, que seran bastant genials, especialment en Klaus i l'Erika, i el petit Michael dedicat al món de la música. Durant la narració veiem desfilar personatges importants del món cultural de la seva època: W.H Auden, casat amb l'Erika per obtenir la nacionalitat anglesa, Isherwood autor del relat font de la películla Cabaret. Schönberg, Alma Mahler, Winifred Wagner, que ajuda a fugir als pares de la Katia Mann a Suïssa, Bertol Brech, Einstein, Eleanora Roosevelt...
M'ha semblat sumament interessant i agradable de llegir, ara em venen ganes de rellegir les obres de Mann perquè segur que en podria fer una lectura molt més aprofondida i captaria millor el significat de "La muntanya Màgica, Els Boodenbruck, La mort a Venècia...
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Nuriagarciaturu | 44 andre anmeldelser | Jan 28, 2024 |


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