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Edwidge Danticat

Autor(a) de Breath, Eyes, Memory

42+ Works 11,231 Membros 346 Reviews 46 Favorited

About the Author

Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to America at age twelve to live with her parents in Brooklyn. She studied French literature at Barnard College and received her M.F.A. from Brown University. Her work has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), mostrar mais her first novel and master's thesis, garnered Danticat a Granta Regional Award for Best Young American Novelist and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection, a singular honor. Her collection of short stories Krik? Krak! (1995) was nominated for the National Book Award. Along with awards for fiction from Seventeen and Essence and the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize, Danticat was chosen by Harper's Bazaar as "one of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference," and by the New York Times Magazine as one of "30 Under 30" people to watch. Her second novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), concerns a massacre in Haiti in 1937. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Edwidge Danticat

Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994) 2,906 cópias
The Farming of Bones (1998) 1,392 cópias
The Dew Breaker (2004) 1,202 cópias
Krik? Krak! (1996) 1,200 cópias
Brother, I'm Dying (2007) 910 cópias
Claire of the Sea Light (2013) 769 cópias
Everything Inside: Stories (2019) 332 cópias
Behind the Mountains (2002) 265 cópias
The Best American Essays 2011 (2011) — Editor — 227 cópias
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti (2010) 226 cópias
Untwine (1656) 225 cópias

Associated Works

Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937) — Prefácio, algumas edições19,178 cópias
Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953) — Introdução, algumas edições5,779 cópias
The Kingdom of This World (1949) — Introdução, algumas edições1,202 cópias
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (2016) — Contribuinte — 858 cópias
The Book of Other People (2008) — Contribuinte — 745 cópias
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuinte — 628 cópias
Brown Girl, Brownstones (1959) — Prefácio, algumas edições604 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 468 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 466 cópias
Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker (2000) — Contribuinte — 356 cópias
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Contribuinte — 305 cópias
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Contribuinte — 237 cópias
Love, Anger, Madness (1968) — Introdução, algumas edições224 cópias
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 213 cópias
Haiti After the Earthquake (2011) — Contribuinte — 203 cópias
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuinte, algumas edições154 cópias
Hadriana in All My Dreams (1988) — Prefácio, algumas edições154 cópias
The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales (1997) — Prefácio, algumas edições152 cópias
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
The Best American Essays 2018 (The Best American Series ®) (2018) — Contribuinte — 115 cópias
Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Contribuinte — 113 cópias
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (2007) — Contribuinte — 105 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Long Story (1822) — Contribuinte — 99 cópias
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (2021) — Contribuinte — 92 cópias
Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers (2019) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Massacre River (1989) — Preface, algumas edições40 cópias
In the Flicker of an Eyelid (1959) — Tradutor, algumas edições33 cópias
Best African American Fiction 2010 (2009) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
One World Two: A Second Global Anthology of Short Stories (2016) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Shape of Water [2006 film] — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Granta Japan with Waseda Bungaku 02: Best of Young Novelists (2015) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Locais de residência
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Barnard College (BA|1990|French literature)
Brown University (MFA|1993|Creative writing)
New York University (instructor, creative writing)
University of Miami (instructor, creative writing)
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation (recipient of on-going grant)
One of "20 people in their twenties who will make a difference" (Harpers Bazaar)
One of "30 under 30" people to watch (New York Times magazine)
One of the "15 Gutsiest Women of the Year" (Jane magazine)
Woman of Achievement Award (1995 ∙ Barnard College)
Lannan Literary Fellowship (2004)
Benjamin H. Danks Award (Fiction ∙ 2005) (mostrar todas 9)
Granta's Best Of Young American Novelists (1996)
Neustadt International Prize for Literature (2018)
MacArthur Fellow (2009)
Pequena biografia
Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969. She came to the United States when she was twelve years old and, only two years later, published her first writings in English. She holds an undergraduate degree is in French literature from Barnard College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brown Unversity. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Edwidge Danticat's short stories have appeared in 25 periodicals. She won a 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize as well as fiction awards from several magazines. In addition to her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, winning wide acclaim, her book of short stories, Krik? Krak!, was chosen as a National Book Award finalist in 1995.



What an absolutely beautiful book! The writing was so perfect; it's been a long time since I stopped to re-read a sentence because it was constructed so well. It was poetry disguised as prose. Full marks to this book.
ahef1963 | outras 66 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
A beautifully written, often poignant and harrowing, collection of short stories by Haitian author Edwidge Danticat. These stories reveal aspects of Haitian life and focus in particular on women’s lives. In the Haitian storytelling tradition the listeners ask, “Krik?” to which the storyteller replies, “Krak!” My favourite story was Children of the Sea, about lovers separated as he makes the hazardous crossing to America in a leaky boat of refugees and she is caught behind in the troubles of Haiti with her family. My only complaint as with all short stories is that they end too rapidly. The audio narration by Robin Miles and Dion Graham was also beautifully done. 4.5 stars for me.

I read this book as part of my read around the world challenge, and if it is a country I know little about I find myself inspired to seek out a few facts. The country of Haiti is the western part of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic making up the eastern part. The island was originally inhabited by the Indigenous Taino people, then was under Spanish rule after Columbus, then became a French colony in 1697. The French brought in African slaves and established plantations. Haiti gained independence in 1804 after a slave revolt. It has had an unstable political climate since, with 32 coups following on from the revolt, and several ruthless dictators such as François and Jean-Claude Duvalier. Then there was the huge earthquake in 2010. Haiti now has a population of 11.4 million, ¾ of whom live on less than US$2 a day.
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mimbza | outras 24 resenhas | May 11, 2024 |
Family Love and Loss

The Danticat family experienced separation but we're able to maintain strong ties due to their love for one another. Denticat writes beautifully about two brothers, her father and uncle, and their experiences with the upheaval they faced in Haiti, and their attempts to protect their families. The closing paragraph brought tears to my eyes.
Chrissylou62 | outras 27 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
Nightmares Passed on Through Generations

"I come from a place where breath, eyes and memory are one, a place from which you carry your past like the hair on your head."

Much of this book is difficult to read. The pain and horror that the women expierence affect them and their relationships through generations..."and recreate the same unspeakable acts that they themselves lived through."

Sophie's mother experienced horrible violations in her youth, making motherhood unbearable. Once Sophie and her mother reunite, her mother passed on nightmares "like heirlooms".
In the end, compassion helps Sophie realize that her mother was as b"brave as stars at dawn".
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Chrissylou62 | outras 66 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |



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