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Nicole Krauss

Autor(a) de The History of Love

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About the Author

Nicole Krauss is an international best selling author. The History of Love (W.W. Norton 2005) won the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, France's Prix du Meilleur Livre ?tranger, was named #1 book of the year by Amazon.com, and was short-listed for the Orange, Médicis, and Femina mostrar mais prizes. Nicole's first novel, Man Walks Into a Room, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award for First Fiction. In 2007, she was selected as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists, and in 2010 The New Yorker named her one of the 20 best writers under 40. Her most recent novel is GREAT HOUSE (W.W. Norton October 2010). Nicole's books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Krauss recently completed a Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Nicole Krauss

The History of Love (2005) 9,103 cópias
Great House (2010) 1,972 cópias
Man Walks Into a Room (2002) 1,048 cópias
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Editor — 630 cópias
Forest Dark (2017) 511 cópias
To Be a Man: Stories (2020) 198 cópias
An Arrangement of Light (2012) 28 cópias
Poems - Nicole Krauss 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 574 cópias
Suddenly, a Knock on the Door (2010) — Narrador, algumas edições513 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 471 cópias
Granta 97: Best of Young American Novelists 2 (2007) — Contribuinte — 196 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019) — Contribuinte — 182 cópias
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker (2010) — Contribuinte — 169 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2021 (2021) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
Best European Fiction 2012 (2011) — Prefácio — 75 cópias


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Great House by Nicole Krauss em Orange January/July (Fevereiro 2013)


Nicole Krauss' Forest Dark tells two stories, that maybe intersect in the smallest, most casual way at the end but then again maybe don't. Both concern American Jewish people making trips to Israel, but their purposes could not be more different. Jules Epstein is a retired lawyer, who after a lifetime of doing the things he was supposed to do (be successful in business, get married and start a family) starts to come apart in the wake of his own parents' death. He divorces his wife, starts to give away his money...and then one day he goes to an event where a charismatic rabbi speaks. He goes to Israel, determined to do something to honor the memory of his mother and father, and encounters the rabbi again. Nicole, on the other hand, is a writer and the mother of two young children. She feels uncertain, of her life choices and marriage, and so decides to return to a favorite familiar place: the Hilton in Tel Aviv, where she spent happy hours as a child, ostensibly to work on her next book.

Both become involved in quests, of sorts. Jules becomes involved a movie that the rabbi, and more specifically, the rabbi's young and attractive daughter, is trying to make about the life of the biblical David. Nicole, for her part, is introduced to a man that wants her to work on a book about the life of Franz Kafka...who he contends didn't die under the circumstances generally accepted, but lived on for several decades in Israel. Both stories take unexpected twists and turns...and only one character returns to the United States.

This book is as much, maybe more, a writing exercise as an actual book. She subverts the expectations we bring in to picking up a novel: she herself is a character in the book, the narratives we expect to join or at least parallel never do, and she refuses to tell a story with any structure in the traditional sense. Instead, we get two stories that, to be perfectly frank, make no real sense and have nothing to do with each other besides the broadest of descriptions. But she's clearly making a point: as people, in the stories we tell to others and and want to have told to us, we create a narrative. There's a set-up, build-up, climax, and denouement. But actual life, as it's being lived? Has precious little of that. We sand away the rough edges, omit details, inflate the importance of events to make it fit into the package we expect it to conform to.

The problem is that this becomes obvious not too far into the book, and then I felt stuck just finishing the book for the sake of finishing it without any actual investment in the people depicted or the events related. Which isn't to say that Krauss isn't a good writer...despite the fact that this book did not do it for me, her actual prose quality is high, and at moments the book seems like it might take off. There's a sub-story about a doorman who loses a painting he was supposed to sell that's told with skill and stuck in my memory even several weeks after I turned the last page. I'd be open to reading other work by Krauss, I've heard good things about her writing, but this book fell flat for me. If you're looking for something to give you material to noodle over about the ultimate chaos of life and the futility of our efforts to impose meaning on it, this might be for you. If not, though, skip it.
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ghneumann | outras 19 resenhas | Jun 14, 2024 |
To paraphrase author Merritt Tierce, this is a book that made a wound and then stitched it up. It made my heart ache. Krauss really captures in small thoughts and gestures the depth of tenderness Leo feels for the love of his life Alma, for his friend Bruno, and especially for his son Isaac. It’s a book that truly conveyed all the pain and joy and beauty of love.

And oh my goodness, what a fantastic job narrator George Guidall did on the parts from the POV of Leo Gursky!
Charon07 | outras 318 resenhas | Jun 13, 2024 |
Ein verloren geglaubtes, fast 70 Jahre altes Manuskript steht im Mittelpunkt dieses Romans. Leo Gursky hat es als junger Mann in Polen geschrieben, für seine grosse Liebe Alma. Nun lebt er als einsamer alter Mann in New York. Er weiss es nicht, aber das Buch überstand den Holocaust, wob andere Liebesbande: die 14-jährige Alma ist nach einer seiner Figuren benannt. Und sie ist auf der Suche nach ihm.
ela82 | outras 318 resenhas | Apr 15, 2024 |
This is one of the greatest, most impactful, passionate, and vibrant books I have EVER read. “The History of Love” left me feeling ripped open and reassured all at once and I don’t know how to fully process my thoughts. I will be rereading and rereading and rereading this book for the rest of my life.
deborahee | outras 318 resenhas | Feb 23, 2024 |



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