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Emerald City and Other Stories (English Edition) von [Egan, Jennifer]
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Egan displays wonderful empathy toward people who are standing at the brink of life; her tales celebrate the power of hope and redemption. Like a necklace in which every stone is a stunner, Emerald City will take your breath away Glamour Astounding...The wistfulness of her characters, her transcendent prose-concise and lyrical-and the consistently high caliber of stories in this collection mark Jennifer Egan as a tremendous talent. Detour Magazine Immensely appealing...Told with dazzling insight and emotional daring Elle Affecting accuracy...quiet but disturbing...She deftly depicts the ways in which women can create glamorously detailed personas for one another based on passing observations Time Magazine boldly modulated short stories, tales of displacement and blazing moments of truth...riveting, vaguely Hitchcockian...piercingly tender...outstanding. New York Times Book Review ...almost as good as her astounding novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, which is going some. -- Julie Burchill Observer Books of 2012

Kurzbeschreibung

These eleven masterful stories - the first collection from acclaimed author Jennifer Egan - deal with loneliness and longing, regret and desire. Egan's characters, models and housewives, bankers and schoolgirls, are united by their search for something outside their own realm of experience.

They set out from locations as exotic as China and Bora Bora, as cosmopolitan as downtown Manhattan, or as familiar as suburban Illinois to seek their own transformations. Elegant and poignant, the stories in Emerald City are seamless evocations of self-discovery.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 601 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 177 Seiten
  • Verlag: Corsair (19. Januar 2012)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B005RZB74G
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Aktiviert
  • Verbesserter Schriftsatz: Aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4.5 von 5 Sternen 2 Kundenrezensionen
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #192.753 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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Jennifer Egan schreibt ergreifend, ehrlich, modern. Gedanken von Menschen aus unserer Erlebenswelt,
mit unserer Vergangenheit. Diese Kurzgeschichten sind ein Genuss mit Trauer und Schmunzeln
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After reading A Visit from a Goon Squad by J. Egan which is actualy a string of short stories with a common background I opted for her short stories collection Emerald City. I didn't regret it.
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Amazon.com: 3.6 von 5 Sternen 15 Rezensionen
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Beautifully crafted, a joy to read 10. November 2003
Von Jon Pastor - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
I'm a writer. I've heard Jennifer Egan speak, and I know her background and history. You guys are as far off-base as you could possibly be.
Pay no attention to the negative reviews. How seriously can you take, for example, someone who can't distinguish between an author's own politics and those of the characters about whom she writes? And yes, she has academic training -- but her fiction was shaped by her experience as a struggling young writer in New York. And finally, the dozen-and-a-half reviews excerpted in the edition I have include raves from the NYTBR, Time, The Phila Inquirer, The SF Chrnoicle, etc -- who are you going to believe? NYTBR or some anonymous bozo on Amazon?
Buy it -- you will absolutely not regret it.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Little Gems 21. November 2006
Von Nancy West - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
I found each and every story in this collection to be thought provoking, insightful, and a true joy to read. They are bitter-sweet, tender tales. Well...some are more like moments that evolve into stories, but all well- shaped. I do understand what a previous reviewer meant when calling them "studied". Yes, they could be thought of as 'here's how you do it samples' from a creative writing class, and a writer/reader may feel certain subtle manipulations at work, but I did not find that this interfered with the sharp brilliance of Egan's writing. This woman can really turn a phrase! I also think that it is possible to confuse a writer's "style" with a "formula". I just read Egan's "The Keep" and was blown away by it. Halfway through this story collection, I started to see these short tales as a working out of the longer pieces that have become Egan's novels. (Like an artist doing sketches of a larger work.) She is able to distill a character in a few sentences, and she captures the essence of setting brilliantly. "Sisters of the Moon," for example does more to capture the mood of the early seventies, youth and San Francisco than anything I've ever read. I find Egan's brush strokes to be very light. So light that she makes these stories look "easy." If there are little writerly devices at work, well... so be it. I still loved this collection. I found these stories to be a perfect blend of mystery, pathos, humor, angst and redemption. Egan nearly always gets it right. My favorites are "Why China", "Puerto Vallarta", "Spanish Winter", and "Sisters of the Moon". Writer or reader, skipping this collection would be a mistake.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Cool, elegant, equisitely desolate stories 6. Oktober 1998
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The characters in all of these stories are caught up in running around the world looking for something better, or at least, a distraction from the realities of the human condition. Fortunately Egan could never be confused with the characters she seems so fascinated by; she writes with compassion, but also with a subtle gift for saying more, communicating more, than her characters could ever do on their own. The best stories here are structured as small journeys themselves, taking short, unexpected yet inevitable turns off the predictable trail, leading the reader to unanticipated discoveries.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Cool as a cucumber 19. August 1998
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I felt like I should like these stories, but the writer never engaged, nor involved me enough. The writing was "correct" but lacked heart and any real artistic vision. I picked up the book in great anticipation, and sorry to say, I felt duped. Conclusion: a perfect thesis, but hardly a work of art.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Cool as last night's dishwater 30. Juni 1999
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If this were a drink, that's what it would be. With a sprig of iceberg lettuce, and a film of palm oil. This is another of those books that makes you wonder whether the reviewers quoted on the book jacket could possibly be talking about the same material.
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