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Adam Gopnik

Autor(a) de Paris to the Moon

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About the Author

Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon and Through the Children's Gate and is a contributor to The New Yorker. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. His most recent book is Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life, a comparison about how those mostrar mais men changed our nation with their history-making actions. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Adam Gopnik

Paris to the Moon (2000) 2,781 cópias
The King in the Window (2005) 378 cópias
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Editor — 298 cópias
The Best American Essays 2008 (2008) — Editor — 290 cópias
Evidence: 1944-1994 (1994) 109 cópias
The Steps Across the Water (2010) 56 cópias
Elliott Erwitt's New York (2008) — Prefácio — 35 cópias
Parisians (2000) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Lacombe: Cinema/theater (2001) 12 cópias
The Real Work (2023) 6 cópias
Ed Ruscha: Paintings (2002) 4 cópias
New Yorker 2005.04.04 1 exemplar(es)
Tusen små framsteg (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Io, lei, Manhattan 1 exemplar(es)
All Alike 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Le Grand Meaulnes (1959) — Introdução, algumas edições3,435 cópias
The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain (1957) — Introdução, algumas edições2,552 cópias
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker (2004) — Introdução — 1,325 cópias
The Annotated Hunting of the Snark (The Annotated Books) (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições629 cópias
The Necklace and Other Short Stories {Dover Thrift Editions} (1992) — Introdução, algumas edições552 cópias
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Contribuinte — 536 cópias
Ravel (2005) — Prefácio, algumas edições330 cópias
The Best American Essays 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 314 cópias
The Best American Essays 2006 (2006) — Contribuinte — 300 cópias
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (2000) — Contribuinte — 299 cópias
The Moth (2013) — Contribuinte; Prefácio — 294 cópias
The Best American Essays 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Contribuinte — 234 cópias
The Wrong Side of Paris (1848) — Introdução, algumas edições226 cópias
A London Child of the 1870s (1934) — Preface, algumas edições223 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Contribuinte — 190 cópias
The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 182 cópias
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Contribuinte — 180 cópias
Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art since Pollock (2006) — Preface — 148 cópias
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Contribuinte — 138 cópias
Reporting at Wit's End: Tales from the New Yorker (2010) — Introdução — 138 cópias
Letters of Marcel Proust (1949) — Introdução, algumas edições132 cópias
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Contribuinte — 132 cópias
The Necklace and Other Tales {Modern Library Classics} (2003) — Introdução, algumas edições124 cópias
Best Food Writing 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 (2021) — Contribuinte — 100 cópias
Joel Sternfeld: Walking the High Line (2001) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
The World of Donald Evans (1980) — Contribuinte, algumas edições76 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Best Food Writing 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
Mordecai Richler Was Here: selected writings (2006) — Introdução — 66 cópias
The Best American Magazine Writing 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Best Food Writing 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Maus Now: Selected Writing (2022) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



The title is attractive, as it promises to tell us how to achieve mastery, but the text is somewhat disappointing, as it turns out to be a somewhat intellectual essay on obscure things like practicing magic tricks (we all know that there isn't a real magic that goes beyond the rules of physics and mechanics). Even the section on music fails to instruct. It reads like articles in a 'smart' magazine.
Dilip-Kumar | outras 2 resenhas | Jun 7, 2023 |
This book was a treat that I devoured voraciously. It takes the reader on such an amazing journey through so many different subjects, all on the topic of the ability of humans to master so many amazing skills. It was though provoking and intellectually stimulating and the writing is MASTERFUL!

The author introduces us to some unique topics and gives us some background on both the subject and perhaps some of its history, and, in the case of the topic of magicians, the background of some of the masters in the industry. In other chapters we are taken on some of the author's personal quests, trials and tribulations and filled in on some of his background as well as that of his family, which I found absolutely fascinating. (I didn't know that there was a PhD program in Mathematical Logic!). His parents' retirement "farm"? sounds like a fairytale town that would delight grown ups as well as children.

I found Gopnik's writing mesmerizing. It drew me in and made me concentrate long and hard as it tried to go over my head and I kept reaching for it and drawing it back in, not letting it get the better of me.

His drive and ability to learn new things in the later part of life are such a positive force and good example for all of us. And there's a bad pun at the beginning of this paragraph--however, driving is one of those things he took on in this later stage of life and his description of his driver's ed teacher is heartwarming. We could all use someone like that in our life!

All in all, I heartily recommend this book AND this writer.
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shirfire218 | outras 2 resenhas | Jun 6, 2023 |



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