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Richard Ford (1) (1944–)

Autor(a) de Independence Day

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59+ Works 16,323 Membros 390 Reviews 76 Favorited

About the Author

He was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1944 & grew up there & in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from Michigan State University & received an M. F. A. in 1970 from the University of California at Irvine. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the mostrar mais Arts & American Academy of Arts & Letters Award for Literature. He was also given the 1994 Rea Award. In 2001 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud prize. He made The New York Times Best Seller List for his title's Canada and Let Me Be Frank with You. He was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with his title, Let Me Be Frank With You. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos


Obras de Richard Ford

Independence Day (1995) 3,088 cópias
The Sportswriter (1986) 2,929 cópias
Canada (2012) 2,314 cópias
The Lay of the Land (2006) 1,676 cópias
Rock Springs: Stories (1987) 1,002 cópias
Women with Men (1997) 749 cópias
Let Me Be Frank With You (2014) 709 cópias
Wildlife (1990) 691 cópias
A Multitude of Sins (2002) 681 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Editor — 369 cópias
A Piece of My Heart (1976) 311 cópias
The Ultimate Good Luck (1986) 275 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990) — Editor — 221 cópias
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Editor — 214 cópias
Be Mine (2023) 115 cópias
The Bascombe Novels (2009) 110 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Long Story (1822) — Editor — 99 cópias
The Best American Sports Writing 1999 (1999) — Editor — 48 cópias
Vintage Ford (2004) 47 cópias
The Womanizer {story} (1993) 20 cópias
Occidentals {story} (1997) 20 cópias
My Mother, in Memory (1988) 20 cópias
Jealous {story} (1995) 18 cópias
Flores en las grietas (2013) 8 cópias
Good Raymond (1999) 5 cópias
Irische Passagiere (2020) 4 cópias
Valpen (2022) 3 cópias
Rien à déclarer (2021) 2 cópias
Empire {story} 2 cópias
Communist {story} (1987) 2 cópias
O Sal da Terra (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Il destino del bosco d'argento (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Rock Springs {story} 1 exemplar(es)
Fireworks {story} 1 exemplar(es)
Puppy {story} 1 exemplar(es)
Accommodations 1 exemplar(es)
Optimists {story} 1 exemplar(es)
Winterkill {story} 1 exemplar(es)
Children {story} 1 exemplar(es)
Sweethearts {story} 1 exemplar(es)
Att prv̲a lyckan (1993) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Revolutionary Road (1961) — Prefácio, algumas edições6,810 cópias
Light Years (1975) — Introdução, algumas edições1,196 cópias
My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead (2008) — Contribuinte — 766 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 483 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 466 cópias
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuinte — 337 cópias
The essential tales of Chekhov (1999) — Introdução; Editor — 330 cópias
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
Why I Write: Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction (1998) — Contribuinte — 187 cópias
The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology (1988) — Contribuinte — 181 cópias
Granta 21: The Story-Teller (1987) — Contribuinte — 157 cópias
The Best American Essays 1997 (1997) — Contribuinte — 156 cópias
Granta 31: The General (1990) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
Granta 62: What Young Men Do (1998) — Contribuinte — 140 cópias
Granta 72: Overreachers (2000) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Granta 50: Fifty (1995) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Granta 40: The Womanizer (1992) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
The Best American Essays 1989 (1989) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Granta 15: The Fall of Saigon (1985) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986) — Contribuinte — 97 cópias
Granta 19: More Dirt (1986) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
The Ecco Book of Christmas Stories (2005) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Granta 8: Dirty Realism (1983) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
What's Your Story? Postcard Collection (2008) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Novel Voices (2003) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Granta 12: The True Adventures of The Rolling Stones (1984) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Writers on writing (2002) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
The Best of Montana's Short Fiction (2004) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
The Fights (1996) — Introdução, algumas edições16 cópias
Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry (2009) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Mississippi Writers: An Anthology (1991) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Paris Review 167 2003 Fall (2003) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Caleb Cain Marcus: Goddess (2015) — Prefácio — 3 cópias
TriQuarterly 48: Western Stories — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


1950s (104) 20th century (200) America (130) American (406) American fiction (232) American literature (496) anthology (585) baseball (101) Canada (108) Christmas (77) contemporary (87) contemporary fiction (90) ebook (94) essays (242) family (154) fiction (3,630) first edition (121) Granta (213) Kindle (96) literary fiction (108) literature (427) marriage (205) Montana (113) New Jersey (135) non-fiction (150) novel (537) own (114) Pulitzer Prize (84) read (224) relationships (88) Roman (87) short stories (1,223) signed (131) sports (79) stories (110) suburbia (104) to-read (1,361) unread (178) USA (266) writing (203)

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Richard Ford: American Author Challenge em 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Novembro 2015)


#700 in our old book database. Not rated.
villemezbrown | Apr 20, 2024 |
This is one of the best books I ever read in my life. I read the Sportswriter and although the writing was exceptional and story engrossing, disliked Frank Bascombe for his shallow detachment. In this novel he is so much more real as he attempts to communicate his troubled son. The setting, in Cooperstown and Oneonta is very familiar to me and dead one accurate. His attempt to relate to his son made me cry. In the midst of an unbelievable tragedy, someone calls him by name, and takes care of him...comforting, caring, for him. This Chirst- figure is his long lost Jewish step brother, Irv, who imparts wisdom of continuity, which finally impels Frank out of his Existence period back into real life.… (mais)
Chrissylou62 | outras 47 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
This book picks up five or so years after the conclusion of [Sportswriter]. Frank Bascombe, now divorced, but still hankering after his ex-wife Ann, who has moved on and remarried, is no longer a sportswriter but a realtor in Haddam, New Jersey, living in the home previously owned by Ann. His now 15 year old son is having emotional problems and Frank has decided some quality father and son time is called for. He picks his son Paul up, to take him on a road trip, stopping at various Halls of Fame.
It is written in a similar style to the previous book, in that we have Frank ruminating on life in general and his in particular. I still struggle to like Frank and couldn't understand why he would choose Sports Halls of Fame to spend quality time with his son, when his son appears to have little or no sporting inclination. I, also, struggled to relate to the dialogue, it's verbosity. Do people or did people in the 1980's America talk like that. I struggled to follow these threads of conversation. I very much suspect, that the views expressed, provided a platform for the author's own voice, but for me they bogged the story down.
As in the previous book, the pace does pick up eventually and keeps you reading and I suspect I will get around to the next in the series...eventually. An interesting choice for the Pulitzer prize...
… (mais)
HelenBaker | outras 47 resenhas | Mar 11, 2024 |
As it has been awhile since I read the last Frank Bascombe novel, I don't remember disliiking Frank as much as I did in this final novel in the series. The author does a masterful job of revealing what has become of Bascombe's character in this later stage of his own life, while dealing with the pressures of caring for his terminally-ill son and strained relationships with both his son and daughter. Still, Bascombe remains committed to the course, and the final chapters describing the trip to Mount Rushmore, and the aftermath of Paul's death, are tender indeed. A must-read for readers of the past Bascombe novels.… (mais)
jspurdy | outras 6 resenhas | Mar 8, 2024 |



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