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Ian Frazier

Autor(a) de Great Plains

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About the Author

Writer and broadcaster Ian Frazier was born in Ohio and educated at Harvard University, where he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon. After his graduation he joined The New Yorker staff and frequently contributes to The Atlantic Monthly. His writing collections Dating Your Mom and Coyote V. Acme earned mostrar mais him a Thurber Prize for American Humor. The Great Plains won a 1990 Spur Award for Nonfiction from the Western Writers of America. Frazier has appeared on the National Public Radio Program A Prairie Home Companion and has acted in Smoke and Blue in the Face, both of which are Wayne Wang and Paul Auster films. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Ian Frazier at the 2010 Texas Book Festival, Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11875242

Obras de Ian Frazier

Great Plains (1989) — Autor — 820 cópias, 11 resenhas
Travels in Siberia (2010) 783 cópias, 35 resenhas
On the Rez (2000) — Autor — 647 cópias, 8 resenhas
Family (1994) — Autor — 366 cópias, 1 resenha
Coyote V. Acme (1996) — Autor — 261 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Best American Travel Writing 2003 (2003) — Editor & Introduction — 178 cópias, 1 resenha
The Best American Essays 1997 (1997) — Editor — 157 cópias, 1 resenha
Gone to New York: Adventures in the City (2005) 153 cópias, 3 resenhas
Dating Your Mom (1986) — Autor — 129 cópias, 1 resenha
Saving America's Treasures (2000) 106 cópias
Lamentations of the Father: Essays (2008) — Autor — 79 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days: A Novel (2012) 78 cópias, 7 resenhas
Hogs Wild: Selected Reporting Pieces (2016) 56 cópias, 2 resenhas

Associated Works

The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (2004) — Contribuinte — 1,344 cópias, 9 resenhas
Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001) — Contribuinte — 716 cópias, 6 resenhas
My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop (2012) — Contribuinte — 569 cópias, 15 resenhas
Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir (1987) — Contribuinte — 499 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Best American Essays 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 344 cópias, 1 resenha
The Best American Essays 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 315 cópias, 1 resenha
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (2000) — Contribuinte — 301 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 294 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 289 cópias, 6 resenhas
Forty-one False Starts: Essays on Artists and Writers (2013) — Introdução, algumas edições262 cópias, 6 resenhas
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuinte — 236 cópias, 1 resenha
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 210 cópias, 1 resenha
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 206 cópias, 1 resenha
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Contribuinte — 203 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 6 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): We Now Know Who (2001) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Best American Essays 1998 (1998) — Contribuinte — 194 cópias, 2 resenhas
Nothing But You: Love Stories From The New Yorker (1997) — Contribuinte — 188 cópias
The Best American Essays 1999 (The Best American Essays) (1999) — Contribuinte — 187 cópias, 1 resenha
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Contribuinte — 182 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (2007) — Contribuinte — 159 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fourth Annual Collection (1991) — Contribuinte — 155 cópias
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Contribuinte — 135 cópias, 1 resenha
Ring Lardner: Stories and Other Writings (2013) — Editor — 124 cópias
Still Pictures: On Photography and Memory (2023) — Introdução, algumas edições115 cópias, 1 resenha
The Best American Food Writing 2019 (2019) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
My Favorite Plant: Writers and Gardeners on the Plants They Love (1998) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias, 1 resenha
They Went: The Art and Craft of Travel Writing (1991) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias, 1 resenha
Good Roots: Writers Reflect on Growing Up in Ohio (2006) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias, 1 resenha
The Best American Magazine Writing 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



A collection of stories that are pretty good. Unfortunately, the editor oversells the humorous aspects by a great degree.
SteveCarl | Jun 24, 2024 |
From his fifteen years of walking The Bronx, Ian Frasier has discovered much about this historic locale. He presents a history of the United States, indeed the world, as it relates to The Bronx and what it, in turn, has given birth to. It is packed full of interesting names, anecdotes, historical facts and love for that much maligned, very important borough. What was particularly meaningful was learning how bureaucratic decisions affected so much what was visited on the real estate and people of The Bronx.

I wanted to read this book because my long deceased grandparents and mother lived in The Bronx (Bryant Ave.). I grew up hearing them speak fondly of “Jerome Ave., Bruckner Blvd., Willis Ave." and other streets and the businesses, parks, schools, neighbors they enjoyed there and I wanted to know more about it.

I learned so much! This is a very worthwhile read for anyone interested in The Bronx, or just American history in general as well as urban anthropology. It is long (almost 600 pages), but Frazier is an excellent writer who held my attention throughout.

Thanks to #NetGalley and @fsgbooks for the DRC.
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vkmarco | Jun 15, 2024 |
Gag expanded to book length - but very funny.
steve02476 | outras 6 resenhas | Jan 3, 2023 |
Ian Frazier's is a masterful writer and his Travels in Siberia may be his best work He weaves nuggets of history and geography with his intrepid travels through the land mass of Siberia--one-twelfth of the earth's land. Before making his first foray into the land, he approaches his subject from Alaska, never quite making it. In his second venture, he travels by van eastward into ever remote areas of the land. I especially appreciate his boyish enthusiasm for his adventures and the travelers like George Keenan, a fellow Midwesterner who went before him in the 1860s. Indeed, he remarks on how the Ohio natives and other Midwesterners make up a disproportionate number of American travelers who were drawn to Siberia. Frazier has the ability to bring the exotic world of Siberia to life with him back to New York where he finds sensory reminders of Siberia in sable coats and Russian gas stations. In a later trip he finds one of the hundreds of abandoned gulags connecting it as the physical symbol of Stalin's cruel mind. His powers of perception observe both incredible beauty in the land, women, and food as well as dark stores of horror by travelers driven mad from their travels. Read it.… (mais)
kropferama | outras 34 resenhas | Jan 1, 2023 |



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