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Susanna Clarke

Autor(a) de Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

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Obras de Susanna Clarke

Associated Works

The Sandman: Book of Dreams (1996) — Contribuinte — 2,037 cópias
Black Heart, Ivory Bones (2000) — Contribuinte — 689 cópias
Black Swan, White Raven (1997) — Contribuinte — 584 cópias
Happily Ever After (2011) — Contribuinte — 294 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Tenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuinte — 286 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Twelfth Annual Collection (1999) — Contribuinte — 266 cópias
Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories (2010) — Contribuinte — 215 cópias
The Way of the Wizard (2010) — Contribuinte — 206 cópias
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Contribuinte — 199 cópias
Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess (2009) — Prefácio — 138 cópias
Starlight 2 (1998) — Contribuinte — 137 cópias
Starlight 1 (1996) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
Starlight 3 (2001) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
A Fall of Stardust (1999) — Autor — 81 cópias
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell [2015 TV series] (2015) — Original book — 77 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Clarke, Susanna Mary
Data de nascimento
1959-11-01
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
County Durham, England, UK
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Bilbao, Spain
Turin, Italy
Educação
University of Oxford (St Hilda's College)
Ocupação
editor
novelist
short-story writer
Relacionamentos
Greenland, Colin (partner)
Premiações
British Book Award (Newcomer of the Year, 2005)
Waterstones 25 Authors for the Future (2007)
Pequena biografia
Susanna Mary Clarke (born 1 November 1959) is a British author best known for her debut novel Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004), a Hugo Award-winning alternate history. Both Clarke's novel and her short stories are set in a magical England and written in a pastiche of the styles of 19th-century writers such as Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell em Folio Society Devotees (Janeiro 19)

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jimclay75051 | outras 771 resenhas | Mar 2, 2024 |
Couldn't stick with it. I enjoy an occasional fantasy, but I couldn't keep up with all the goings on in this one. Didn't care about any of the characters either.
 
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RomyMc | outras 771 resenhas | Mar 2, 2024 |
A parallel world maps a mysterious dramatic transformation of the main characters consciousness. The story is engaging and unravels with dramatic turns. The descriptions of fantastic world are immersive even though clearly surreal.

The only problem is that many continuity questions lay in unclear resolution. What is the albatross, where are these halls, these statues, the others, what are they in this world?
 
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yates9 | outras 265 resenhas | Feb 28, 2024 |
Yes I finished this at 1:45 in the a.m. and yes I will be talking about it all damn day tomorrow. Instant classic. A story told through documents, an abundance of unreliable narrators, and an endlessly debatable and never totally explained setting are all strong pluses for me.

EDIT: I can see the merit of arguments this is meant as christian apologia, but honestly fuck that shit. In my humble atheist jewish naturalist nerd opinion Piranesi's "anti-progress" "innocence" is scientific inquiry and appreciation of the intense beauty and complexity of the natural world. The closer we look the more we see and understand how stereotyped and oversimplified the stories we tell ourselves about it, which center us and our personal concerns, are. Obsessing about who created the House and whether They/It care about us personally is yet another limiting, self-centered story that has less than nothing to do with appreciating and striving to understand Its wonders. See also: [b:Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead|51648276|Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead|Olga Tokarczuk|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1565725457l/51648276._SX50_SY75_.jpg|8099373].

EDIT: Now I've discussed it with Sam and we both agreed that while it was partly responding to C.S. Lewis, it was definitely not agreeing with him. Piranesi's "innocence" is a reaction to trauma that was inflicted on him.

Also, could the memory loss be unrelated to the House and more about the circumstances? It seems like only two people suffered memory loss, and they were both unwilling visitors.
… (mais)
 
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caedocyon | outras 265 resenhas | Feb 26, 2024 |

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Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
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Resenhas
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ISBNs
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