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David Leavitt

Autor(a) de The Lost Language of Cranes: A Novel

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About the Author

David Leavitt's first collection of stories, "Family Dancing," was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award & the PEN/Faulkner Prize. "The Lost Language of Cranes" was made into a BBC film, & "While England Sleeps" was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize. Leavitt mostrar mais is also the author of "Equal Affections," "A Place I've Never Been," "Arkansas," & "The Page Turner." With Mark Mitchell, he coedited "The Penguin Book of Short Stories" & "The Pages Passed from Hand to Hand" & cowrote "Italian Pleasures." He is recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation & the National Endowment for the Arts. He divides his time between Italy and Florida. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de David Leavitt

The Indian Clerk (2007) 755 cópias
Family Dancing (1983) 690 cópias
While England Sleeps (1993) 616 cópias
Equal Affections (1989) 546 cópias
Arkansas: Three Novellas (1997) 446 cópias
A Place I've Never Been (1990) 444 cópias
The Page Turner (1998) 412 cópias
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Editor — 318 cópias
Florence : a Delicate Case (2000) 266 cópias
The Marble Quilt (2001) 148 cópias
Collected Stories (2003) 116 cópias
Shelter in Place (2020) 81 cópias
Italian Pleasures (1996) 77 cópias
The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (2003) — Editor — 33 cópias
The Stories of David Leavitt (2005) 13 cópias
La nuova generazione perduta (1998) 10 cópias
Il decoro (2020) 5 cópias
Enquanto a Inglaterra dorme (2003) 3 cópias
Saturn Street (1996) 3 cópias
Territory 2 cópias
A Room With a View 1 exemplar(es)
A colcha de mármore 1 exemplar(es)
Linguagem Perdida 1 exemplar(es)
Sentimentos paralelos 1 exemplar(es)
O Escriturário Indiano 1 exemplar(es)
Subtropics (1) 1 exemplar(es)
L'Art de la dissertation (1999) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Maurice: A Novel (1971) — Introdução, algumas edições4,150 cópias
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 747 cópias
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 446 cópias
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Contribuinte — 369 cópias
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Contribuinte — 320 cópias
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Contribuinte — 304 cópias
Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology (1993) — Contribuinte — 284 cópias
Apartment in Athens (1945) — Introdução, algumas edições277 cópias
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Contribuinte — 262 cópias
Men on Men 2: Best New Gay Fiction (1988) — Contribuinte — 203 cópias
The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing (1995) — Introdução — 177 cópias
20 Under 30 (1986) — Contribuinte — 90 cópias
First Love/Last Love (1985) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
Man of My Dreams: Provocative Writing on Men Loving Men (1996) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 (2018) — Contribuinte — 68 cópias
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader (2003) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (2000) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers (1999) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Food of Love [2002 film] (2002) — Original book — 28 cópias
Vital Signs: Essential AIDS Fiction (2007) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction (2013) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Reasons to Believe: New Voices in American Fiction (1988) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Godenzonen : verhalen over mannen (1999) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum



Interesting regarding gay life and relationships
JimandMary69 | outras 3 resenhas | Mar 26, 2024 |
An enjoyable read, but nothing fantastic. It's sparked my interest in reading the biography of Ramanujan[b:The Man Who Knew Infinity|106139|The Man Who Knew Infinity|Robert Kanigel|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1171562988s/106139.jpg|1031423]
lschiff | outras 29 resenhas | Sep 24, 2023 |
Most of the stories in A place I've never been are tediously long and dragging. Although in most of these stories the main character is gay or lesbian, it feels as if the author tries to avoid foregrounding this. Given the fact that these short stories are very long, they do not present enough action of fascination to keep you interested.
edwinbcn | 1 outra resenha | Aug 9, 2023 |
David Leavitt can't write. His sentences are ugly, his paragraphs even more so, and the hundred or so pages of this book that I read seemed to indicate that his structure is pretty awful too. The characters are unmotivated and unpleasant. The greatest problem, though, is that clearly none of it ever happened. The adjectives and adverbs are just put in for decoration, not to share with you what the protagonist really experienced. In one scene a delivery boy rings the bell and for some reason stands there "sheepishly" while he receives his money. It's like he has an alarm that rings every hundred words and he has to pop a descriptive word in; they're like speed bumps that prevent you from getting up any momentum in the novel.… (mais)
robfwalter | outras 5 resenhas | Jul 31, 2023 |



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