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John Gardner (1) (1933–1982)

Autor(a) de Grendel

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John Gardner (1) foi considerado como pseudónimo de John C. Gardner.

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Obras de John Gardner

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como John C. Gardner.

Grendel (1971) 6,010 cópias
The Art of Fiction (1984) 2,047 cópias
On Becoming a Novelist (1983) 991 cópias
October Light (1976) 641 cópias
The Life and Times of Chaucer (1977) 601 cópias
The Sunlight Dialogues (1972) 586 cópias
On Moral Fiction (1978) 488 cópias
Nickel Mountain (1973) 451 cópias
Freddy's Book (1981) 371 cópias
Mickelsson's Ghosts (1982) 341 cópias
The King's Indian (1976) 242 cópias
On Writers and Writing (1994) 223 cópias
In the Suicide Mountains (1977) 208 cópias
The Wreckage of Agathon (1970) 198 cópias
Jason and Medeia (1973) 161 cópias
The Resurrection (1762) 96 cópias
Stillness and Shadows (1986) 55 cópias
The Poetry of Chaucer (1977) 36 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982) — Editor — 29 cópias
Vlemk the Box-Painter (1979) 21 cópias
The Forms of Fiction (1962) 15 cópias
Lies! Lies! Lies (1999) 10 cópias
William Wilson (1979) 6 cópias
Poems (1978) 5 cópias
Frankenstein (1979) 4 cópias
Rumpelstiltskin (1980) 3 cópias
The Temptation Game (1980) 2 cópias
On Books 1 exemplar(es)
King of the Hummingbirds 1 exemplar(es)
Flamboyant Drama 1 exemplar(es)
The Red Napoleon 1 exemplar(es)
MSS, Spring 1981 1 exemplar(es)
Music From Home 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Foram atribuídas obras ao autor também conhecido como John C. Gardner.

The Epic of Gilgamesh (1700) — Tradutor, algumas edições9,803 cópias
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1380) — Tradutor, algumas edições8,480 cópias
Eric Carle's Animals Animals (1989) — Contribuinte — 2,163 cópias
Eric Carle's Dragons, Dragons (1991) — Contribuinte — 706 cópias
The Literary Ghost: Great Contemporary Ghost Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Masters of British Literature, Volume A (2007) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Homer's Iliad: The Shield of Memory (1978) — Prefácio, algumas edições5 cópias


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1970’s American Literature em Name that Book (Julho 2016)


Beowulf's Grendel telling its side of the story. Is Grendel a ferocious monster, a mess-up child of a inattentive mother, or something else? Gardner has kept me confused.
podocyte | outras 106 resenhas | Feb 17, 2024 |
This parallel/companion novel to the legendary story of Beowulf is told from Grendel's perspective. Grendel is a monster who lives deep in a cave with his mother, whose precise nature is unclear, though she seems to be large, slow-moving and unable to communicate (in my head she looked something like a giant, monstrous larva, YMMV). Grendel one day ventures beyond the cave to hunt, at which time he encounters humans for the first time. He spends hours, days, years observing them, fascinated — but, you know, being a monster he's also hungry, so he frequently attacks and devours them as well.

The question I kept wondering throughout the book is what exactly is Grendel? He's certainly large and powerful with the ability to tear men limb from limb as easily as snapping a twig. However, he's also impulsive, overconfident and quite childlike at times. Every now and then we get a glimpse of a conscience. As a reader I wavered between sympathy (is it his fault he is the way he is?) and horror (so much violence and gore). The narrative occasionally wanders into philosophical territory, where I have to admit my eyes may have glazed over temporarily until the linear narrative resumed. I approached Grendel with a familiarity of Beowulf limited to what I had gleaned exclusively via cultural osmosis, so naturally I'm now significantly more curious to learn more about the original work.
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ryner | outras 106 resenhas | Jan 21, 2024 |
4.5/5 Having taught BEOWULF for a number of years to my sophomore honors, why didn't I have them read this, too? This book is not simply a retelling of BEOWULF from the monster's point of view; it is highly intellectual and philosophical as Grendel seeks to find some sort of meaning to his life. Drawn to and repulsed by humans, he reminds me of Frankenstein's creature, who also seeks the purpose to his existence. Several philosophies are explored here, most of which I can't wait to look into. The trope of reading a story from the supposed villain's point of view is not new, but it is absolutely heart-wrenching here. I dare anyone who reads this not to be touched by Grendel's utter isolation and loneliness. What a read.… (mais)
crabbyabbe | outras 106 resenhas | Jan 18, 2024 |
Tentative rating. Will give it another try.
A.Godhelm | outras 106 resenhas | Oct 20, 2023 |



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