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Edward P. Jones

Autor(a) de The Known World

10+ Works 8,479 Membros 185 Reviews 16 Favorited

About the Author

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Obras de Edward P. Jones

The Known World (2003) 6,881 cópias
All Aunt Hagar's Children (2006) 853 cópias
Lost in the City (1992) 684 cópias
New Stories from the South 2007: The Year's Best (2007) — Editor — 55 cópias
Hue and Cry: Stories 1 exemplar(es)
The World Above 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Black Boy (1945) — Prefácio, algumas edições5,225 cópias
Notes of a Native Son (1955) — Prefácio, algumas edições2,033 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 700 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 557 cópias
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories (1994) — Contribuinte — 482 cópias
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 190 cópias
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Gumbo: A Celebration of African American Writing (2002) — Contribuinte — 124 cópias
Leaving Home: Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Contribuinte — 91 cópias
D.C. Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Best African American Fiction (2009) (2009) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
New Stories from the South 2004: The Year's Best (2004) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1993 (1993) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Modern Fiction About Schoolteaching: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



The topic was more interesting to me than the actual book, black slaveholders. I plodded along and found the writing to be prosaic, some of the characters were interesting and abundant, the story flipped back and forth in time demanding careful attention. There was a sense of sitting on a Southern porch listening to family tales while, at the same time, some of those stories were too horrific for the porch. I read the book for a book club and was surprised at how little debate came up on the issues presented in the novel. We mostly discussed structure and plot.… (mais)
featherbooks | outras 162 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
This is a complex book about a historical fact that, although uncommon, existed; free blacks became slaveholders. One would like to think that free blacks would be more likely to be abolitionists. In this book, we meet characters that see slaveholding as a sign of prestige. Slavery affected them in a perverse way- they embraced the values of the social system that enslaved them.
My edition had an interview with the author in which he asks the essential question the book deals with: "What are the human origins and social impact of an institution built on dominance and oppression?"
Very thought-provoking.
… (mais)
Chrissylou62 | outras 162 resenhas | Apr 11, 2024 |
The characters in this book are very accessible and well defined. The white gaze is not present, and the subject of race is a constant identifier. It is easy to see the difficulties many of these characters face and the adaptations necessary for them to make. All of these stories took place in Washington, D.C. or nearby, a city the author knows well.Most of Jones' characters are parts of communities that are there to help and to look out for each other.
suesbooks | outras 10 resenhas | Feb 4, 2024 |
If found it hard to get through, despite some striking moments, and some interesting glimpses into the lives of slaves and free black slave-owners. I think the collage-like structure - jumping around between a variety of loosely connected plots and characters - is a promising literary device in theory that Edward Jones doesn't quite master in practice, leaving me uniformly indifferent to all of the characters (and indeed there are so many that it can be hard to follow the story of some of them). Perhaps that's the biggest fault of the book - there's little reason to care about any individual character in narrative that spreads itself thinly among so many.… (mais)
breathslow | outras 162 resenhas | Jan 27, 2024 |



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