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Kent Haruf (1943–2014)

Autor(a) de Plainsong

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About the Author

Kent Haruf was born in Pueblo, Colorado on February 24, 1943. He received a BA from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1965 and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1973. His first novel, The Tie That Binds, was published in 1984 and won a Whiting Writers' Prize. His mostrar mais other works included Where You Once Belonged, Plainsong, Benediction, and Our Souls at Night. He spent 30 years teaching English and writing at several universities including Southern Illinois University and Nebraska Wesleyan University. He died on November 30, 2014 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Kent Haruf

Plainsong (1999) 5,600 cópias
Our Souls at Night (2015) 2,359 cópias
Eventide (2004) 1,875 cópias
Benediction (2013) 1,134 cópias
The Tie That Binds (1984) 924 cópias
Where You Once Belonged (1990) 601 cópias
West of Last Chance (2008) 57 cópias
Trilogia di Holt (2016) 6 cópias
Plainsong [2004 TV movie] (2004) — Autor — 6 cópias
Any Man's Death 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
Granta 109: Work (2009) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
Granta 129: Fate (2014) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



Kent Haruf: American Author Challenge (A Tribute) em 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (Dezembro 2015)


This novel follows a few characters in a Colorado small town in the mid 20th century. It’s very simple and straightforward in style, almost Scandinavian. The characters are authentic and well drawn and you’re definitely rooting for them despite their flaws and mistakes. The characters slowly overcome their deep loneliness and lean on others. Ultimately the story is about found family. It’s sweet but did touch me emotionally and I’m not sure why. A nice quick read.
technodiabla | outras 207 resenhas | Jun 9, 2024 |
“Who does ever get what they want? It doesn’t seem to happen to many of us if any at all. It’s always two people bumping against each other blindly, acting out of old ideas and dreams and mistaken understandings. Except I still say that this isn’t true of you and me. Not right now, not today.”

Honest, beautiful, poignant…and heartbreaking. Kent Haruf uses his gift of language and story to bring us an unforgettable look at two widowed people who come together late in life for connection and companionship.
Deceptively simple, this short novel (one could maybe even call it a novella) digs extraordinarily deep into human emotions by exposing the main characters’ needs, desires, fears, worries, hopes, and regrets.

Haruf does in uncomplicated language and in less than 200 pages what the Pixar team in “Up” did during their wordless 4 ½ minute montage – create an enduring portrait of love and understanding that will leave you in tears.

5 stars.
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jj24 | outras 226 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
Kent Haruf is best known for his Plainsong trilogy set in the fictional town of Holt, Colorado. But Holt began taking shape years earlier, in two novels many readers may have missed. Where you Once Belonged is built around a central character, Jack Burdette, and his impact on the town over a period of several years. The story is told by Pat Arbuckle, the editor of the local newspaper who has known Jack since first grade. Jack, product of a difficult childhood, grows up into a difficult adult whose life decisions reverberate across the town, disrupting and even ruining the lives of others.

This short novel and its predecessor, The Tie that Binds are Haruf’s early explorations of setting and situations that will be more fully developed in his later work. Where you Once Belonged suffers from its singular focus on Jack, in contrast to the Plainsong trilogy’s larger cast of characters and interconnected storylines. But for fans of Kent Haruf, his backlist is worth seeking out.
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lauralkeet | outras 23 resenhas | May 25, 2024 |
"The girl nodded and began to eat her French fries, picking them up one at a time and dipping the end in ketchup and biting off the end and dipping it in again and eating the rest by small bites."

This is a seriously boring book. Isn't this the way everyone eats french fries? The above sentence contributed nothing to the story, it did not drive the plot forward nor did it offer additional insight into the character, motive or setting. Unfortunately the whole book is this way. I hardly ever give up on a book, but I wasn't able to finish this one.… (mais)
milbourt | outras 100 resenhas | May 11, 2024 |



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