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T.C. Boyle

Autor(a) de The Tortilla Curtain

100+ Works 25,942 Membros 605 Reviews 136 Favorited

About the Author

T. C. Boyle was born Thomas John Boyle in Peekskill, New York on December 2, 1948. He received a B.A. in English and history from SUNY Potsdam in 1968, a MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1974, and a Ph.D. degree in nineteenth century British literature from the University of mostrar mais Iowa in 1977. He has been a member of the English department at the University of Southern California since 1978. He has written over 20 books including After the Plague, Drop City, The Inner Circle, Tooth and Claw, The Human Fly, Talk Talk, The Women, Wild Child, and When the Killing's Done. He has received numerous awards including the PEN/Faulkner Award for best novel of the year for World's End; the PEN/Malamud Prize in the short story for T. C. Boyle Stories; and the Prix Médicis Étranger for best foreign novel in France for The Tortilla Curtain. His title's Sam Miguel and The Harder They Caome made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) T. Coraghessan Boyle is the best-selling author of "T.C. Boyle Stories," "Riven Rock," "The Tortilla Curtain," "Without a Hero," "The Road to Wellville," "East Is East," "If the River Was Whiskey," "World's End" (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award), "Greasy Lake," "Budding Prospects," "Water Music," & "Descent of Man" (all available from Penguin). His fiction regularly appears in major American magazines, including "The New Yorker," "GQ," "The Paris Review," "Playboy," & "Esquire." He lives in Santa Barbara, California. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de T.C. Boyle

The Tortilla Curtain (1995) 3,696 cópias
Drop City (2003) 2,424 cópias
The Road to Wellville (1993) 1,674 cópias
The Women (2008) 1,611 cópias
World's End (1988) 1,374 cópias
The Inner Circle (2004) 1,364 cópias
Talk Talk (2006) 1,318 cópias
Water Music (1981) 1,185 cópias
Riven Rock (1998) 1,022 cópias
A Friend of the Earth (2000) 960 cópias
East is East (1990) 842 cópias
T.C. Boyle Stories (1979) 752 cópias
When the Killing's Done (2011) 739 cópias
Budding Prospects (1984) 682 cópias
The Harder They Come (2015) 600 cópias
San Miguel (2012) 537 cópias
The Terranauts (2016) — Autor — 522 cópias
If the River Was Whiskey (1989) 507 cópias
Without a Hero (1994) 408 cópias
Wild Child: and Other Stories (2010) 389 cópias
Greasy Lake: and Other stories (1979) 317 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015) — Editor — 226 cópias
Outside Looking In (2019) 225 cópias
Talk to Me (2021) 120 cópias
T C Boyle Stories II (2013) 119 cópias
Blue Skies: A Novel (2023) — Autor — 115 cópias
Wild Child {story} (2010) 67 cópias
She Wasn't Soft (1996) 50 cópias
Doubletakes (2003) 47 cópias
Death in Kitchawank (2014) 32 cópias
Good Home: Stories (2018) 16 cópias
Vingt cinq histoires de mort (2000) 11 cópias
Praat met mij (2021) 10 cópias
Der Admiral (2012) 9 cópias
Tooth and Claw 7 cópias
Dreizehnhundert Ratten (2011) 5 cópias
Moderne Liebe: Erzählungen (1997) 5 cópias
Sind wir nicht Menschen (2020) 5 cópias
The lie (2013) 4 cópias
Der Polarforscher (1998) 4 cópias
Frage 62 (2012) 4 cópias
In der Zone (2012) 3 cópias
Grün war die Hoffnung (2012) 2 cópias
Balto (2014) 2 cópias
Lektürehilfen Tortilla Curtain (2005) 1 exemplar(es)
Un ciel si bleu 1 exemplar(es)
Asleep at the Wheel 1 exemplar(es)
Chicxulub 1 exemplar(es)
Sem título 1 exemplar(es)
Are we not men? 1 exemplar(es)
Anacapa (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Mein Abend mit Jane Austen (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
T. C. Boyle Stories (Part 1) (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Sorry Fugu [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
The Lie: Family Snapshots (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
T C Boyle Pack (2004) 1 exemplar(es)
Swept Away - short story 1 exemplar(es)
Bulletproof (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
“The Hit Man” 1 exemplar(es)
La Conchita 1 exemplar(es)
Parle-moi: roman (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
1990 1 exemplar(es)
1995 1 exemplar(es)
Sprich mit mir 1 exemplar(es)
Histoires cruelles (2012) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contribuinte, algumas edições925 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Contribuinte — 829 cópias
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuinte — 628 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 573 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 557 cópias
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Contribuinte — 414 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuinte — 368 cópias
Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories (1984) — Contribuinte — 364 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997) — Contribuinte — 355 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 273 cópias
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 266 cópias
Press Start to Play (2015) — Contribuinte — 260 cópias
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Contribuinte — 201 cópias
The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) — Contribuinte — 197 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
Granta 85: Hidden Histories (2004) — Contribuinte — 171 cópias
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020) — Contribuinte — 148 cópias
Granta 23: Home (1988) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (2013) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Granta 63: Beasts (1998) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Granta 36: Vargas Llosa for President (1991) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (1993) — Contribuinte — 125 cópias
Prize Stories 2001: The O. Henry Awards (2001) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 34 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2010) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
I'm With the Bears: Short Stories from a Damaged Planet (2011) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
Year's Finest Fantasy (1977) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest (2015) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 43 (2013) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Granta 5: The Modern Common Wind (1982) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (1983) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
The Killing Spirit : An Anthology of Murder for Hire (1996) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
The Road to Wellville [1994 film] (1993) — Original book — 33 cópias
Ghost Writing: Haunted Tales by Contemporary Writers (2000) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Beach : Stories by the Sand and Sea (2000) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (2011) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Exotic Gothic: Forbidden Tales from Our Gothic World (2007) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Ten: A Bloomsbury Tenth Anniversary Anthology (1996) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Paris Review 84 1982 Summer (1982) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Black Clock 21 (2016) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Fiction International 12: Moral Fiction: An Anthology (1980) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Playboy Magazine ~ November 1990 (Teri Copley) (1990) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Schöne Ferien — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Antaeus No. 70, Spring 1993 - Special Fiction Issue (1993) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Group Read, April 2015: Drop City em 1001 Books to read before you die (Abril 2015)

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This book took me a bit to get into, but once I was embroiled in the stories of Frank Lloyd Wright and his women, I was hooked. The talent, the temerity of this bold, talented, seductive "mama's boy" as he swept onto the Wisconsin plains to build Taliesen and move in his mother, his assistants and his successive paramours. Boyle's energetic descriptions and the breadth of the story match Wright's own movements as we traipse back (and forth) in time to learn more about the passionate, self-absorbed architect, the land, the work and of course each of his women, Kitty, Mamah, Miriam and Olgivanna, as told by Tadashi Sato, a Japanese apprentice architect at Taliesen.

Note: compelling video for paperback edition of this book: http://vimeo.com/8664528
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featherbooks | outras 57 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
Not his best. Subject not all that interesting, characters so-so.
 
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jsolar | outras 26 resenhas | Jan 22, 2024 |
Den Plot des Buches fand ich gut. In einer nicht allzufernen Zukunft müssen die Menschen in den südlichen USA mit den Folgen des Klimawandels leben - Überschwemmungen in Florida, Dürre in Kalifornien. Im Grunde versucht man weiterzumachen wie vorher auch, aber es wird zunehmend schwieriger, wenn Straßen stets überschwmmt sind und Häuser brennen.
Das fand ich eine sehr gute Basis der Geschichte. Weniger gelungen sind die Personen. Die Geschichte beginnt mit Cat, die im Grunde stets betrunken ist und sich als Haustier eine Tigerpython kauft. Von anderen (Ehemann, Bruder) wird Cat als intelligent beschrieben, aber ihr Leben ist eigentlich völlig sinnentleert und der Kauf der Schlange unbedacht und dumm. Natürlich kann man an ihr die menschliche Entfremdung zur Natur aufzeigen, aber muss sie dazu immer betrunken sein und auch so dümmlich? Ihr Charakter ist mir unklar. Ähnlich ist es aber auch mit ihrem Bruder, Cooper. Der ist Doktorand, arbeitet mit Insekten, wird aber nach der Katastrophe, die ihm wiederfährt irgendwie zu einem verantwortungslosen Frauenvernascher, was vom Typ her überhaupt nicht passt. Ihrer beider Vater Frank ist völlig konturlos und die Mutter Ottilie versucht immer das Richtige zu tun, scheitert aber zunehmend an der unberechenbaren Umwelt.
Also, Fazit: Es liest sich einfach, wenn ich auch immer wieder Probleme hatte, mich zum Weiterlesen aufzuraffen. Die Personen sind nicht ausgereift. Da kenne ich von Boyle viel besseres, das liest sich wie eine Fingerübung. Das Thema ist wichtig und interessant gelöst. Also für mich ein mittelgutes Buch mit Tendenz nach oben, daher 3,5 Punkte.
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Wassilissa | outras 6 resenhas | Jan 15, 2024 |
Un livre particulièrement jouissif et réussi. On en est à se prendre d'amitié pour les escrocs patentés.
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Nikoz | outras 34 resenhas | Jan 15, 2024 |

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Obras
100
Also by
73
Membros
25,942
Popularidade
#801
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
605
ISBNs
760
Idiomas
15
Favorito
136

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