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Jonathan Lethem

Autor(a) de Motherless Brooklyn

104+ Works 22,688 Membros 599 Reviews 95 Favorited

About the Author

Jonathan Lethem was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 19, 1964. His first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music was published in 1994. His other works include As She Climbed across the Table (1997), Amnesia Moon (1995), The Fortress of Solitude (2003), You Don't Love Me Yet (2007), Chronic City mostrar mais (2009), and Dissident Gardens (2013). He won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Motherless Brooklyn (1999). He also writes short stories, comics and essays. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The New York Times, The Paris Review, McSweeney's and other periodicals and anthologies. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Author Jonathan Lethem at the 2015 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44687865

Séries

Obras de Jonathan Lethem

Motherless Brooklyn (1999) 4,913 cópias
The Fortress of Solitude (2003) 4,008 cópias
Gun, With Occasional Music (1994) 2,318 cópias
Chronic City (2009) 1,444 cópias
As She Climbed Across the Table (1997) 1,259 cópias
Amnesia Moon (1995) 1,037 cópias
Men and Cartoons: Stories (2004) 906 cópias
You Don't Love Me Yet (2007) 893 cópias
Girl in Landscape (1998) 865 cópias
Dissident Gardens (2013) 610 cópias
The Feral Detective (2018) 378 cópias
This Shape We're In (2001) 315 cópias
The Arrest (2020) 304 cópias
A Gambler's Anatomy (2016) 297 cópias
Kafka Americana: Fiction (1999) 192 cópias
Lucky Alan: And Other Stories (2015) 155 cópias
Omega: The Unknown (2000) 141 cópias
The Best American Comics 2015 (2015) — Editor — 94 cópias
They Live (Deep Focus) (2010) 83 cópias
How we Got Insipid (2006) 69 cópias
Philip Roth at 80: A Celebration (2014) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2019 (2019) — Editor — 50 cópias
The Blot (2016) 22 cópias
The Happy Man 6 cópias
Vanilla Dunk 6 cópias
Lostronaut 5 cópias
Brooklyn Crime Novel (2023) 3 cópias
The Empty Room 2 cópias
Vivian Relf 2 cópias
Brooklyn Crime Novel (2024) 2 cópias
Patchwork Planet (1998) — Autor — 2 cópias
Glasses 2 cópias
De Minnamannen 1 exemplar(es)
Kiedy wspięła się na stół (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
Anatomía de un jugador (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Il detective selvaggio (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Interview mit Bob Dylan (2016) 1 exemplar(es)
Árva Brooklyn (2001) 1 exemplar(es)
The Afterlife 1 exemplar(es)
The Gray Goose 1 exemplar(es)
Anatomie eines Spielers: Roman (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Using It and Losing It 1 exemplar(es)
L'arresto (Italian Edition) (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Procedure in Plain Air 1 exemplar(es)
The Porn Critic 1 exemplar(es)
Pending Vegan 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962) — Introdução, algumas edições8,114 cópias
O Homem Que Foi Quinta-Feira (Um Pesadelo) (1908) — Introdução, algumas edições7,037 cópias
Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust (1933) — Introdução, algumas edições2,218 cópias
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (2008) — Contribuinte — 1,546 cópias
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick (2002) — Introdução, algumas edições846 cópias
The Book of Other People (2008) — Contribuinte — 741 cópias
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories (2004) — Contribuinte — 671 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 573 cópias
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick (1974) — Editor — 554 cópias
Fierce Attachments: A Memoir (2005)algumas edições523 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (1993) — Contribuinte — 432 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997) — Contribuinte — 417 cópias
VALIS and Later Novels (1970) — Editor — 409 cópias
Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology (2007) — Contribuinte — 385 cópias
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books (2011) — Contribuinte — 379 cópias
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection (1991) — Contribuinte — 377 cópias
The Best American Essays 2005 (2005) — Contribuinte — 343 cópias
Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology (2006) — Contribuinte — 308 cópias
The Best American Essays 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 290 cópias
Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley (2012) — Editor — 282 cópias
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Contribuinte — 280 cópias
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contribuinte — 279 cópias
A Meaningful Life (1971) — Introdução, algumas edições274 cópias
It Happened in Boston? (1968) — Introdução, algumas edições223 cópias
On the Yard (1967) — Introdução, algumas edições219 cópias
The Best American Comics 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias
Granta 86: Film (2004) — Contribuinte — 205 cópias
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Contribuinte — 200 cópias
Conjunctions: 39, The New Wave Fabulists (2002) — Contribuinte — 197 cópias
The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) — Contribuinte — 196 cópias
Lit Riffs (2004) — Contribuinte — 167 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 4: Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying (2000) — Contribuinte — 163 cópias
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Contribuinte — 143 cópias
Starlight 2 (1998) — Contribuinte — 137 cópias
Four Letter Word: New Love Letters (2007) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
Burned Children of America (2001) — Contribuinte — 123 cópias
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy (2008) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 34 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2010) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers! Writers on Comics (2004) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
The Best of Crank! (1998) — Autor — 100 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 3: Windfall Republic (1999) — Contribuinte — 95 cópias
Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing from the Believer (2009) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
Nebula Awards Showcase 2000 (2000) — Contribuinte — 78 cópias
Full Spectrum 5 (1995) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 2: Blues/Jazz Odyssey (1999) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias
Brooklyn Noir 2: The Classics (2005) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus (2015) — Contribuinte, algumas edições66 cópias
Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 65 cópias
The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books (2011) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Fridays at Enrico's (2012) 64 cópias
Supermen!: The First Wave Of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941 (2009) — Introdução — 63 cópias
Brooklyn Was Mine (2008) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 42 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): Multiples (2013) — Translator/Contributor — 62 cópias
Three novels (1961) — Introdução, algumas edições60 cópias
Lethal Kisses: 18 Tales of Sex, Horror, and Revenge (1996) — Contribuinte, algumas edições54 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Contribuinte — 53 cópias
Beyond Suspicion (2006) — Prefácio, algumas edições52 cópias
In Dreams (1992) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader (2003) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 44 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2013) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
Universe 2 (1992) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Crucified Dreams (2011) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (1994) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias
Dangerous Games (2007) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Isaac Asimov's Father's Day (2001) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Future Sports (2002) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (2011) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Fetish: An Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Simulations: 15 Tales of Virtual Reality (Citadel Twilight) (1993) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains (2013) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The Savage Humanists (2008) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Complete Short Stories (2021) — Introdução, algumas edições15 cópias
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 17, No. 14 [December 1993] (1993) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 33, No. 6 [June 2009] (1909) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Gigantic Worlds (2015) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Andy Warhol at Christie's: Paintings and Works on Paper (2012) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Black Clock 21 (2016) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Fantasy Magazine, Issue 54 (September 2011) (2011) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Wood Duck [short story] — Narrador, algumas edições3 cópias
Supernovæ (1993) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Millemondi Inverno 1996 — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The New Yorker Science Fiction Issue 2012, June 4 & 11 (2012) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Black Clock 1 (2004) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Crank! Science Fiction • Fantasy, Winter 1996 (No. 6) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Lethem, Jonathan Allen
Data de nascimento
1964-02-19
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Berkeley, California, USA
Berwick, Maine, USA
Educação
High School of Music and Art, New York
Bennington College (Art)
Ocupação
bookstore clerk
professor
novelist
essayist
short story writer
Relacionamentos
Jackson, Shelley (wife|divorced)
Lethem, Mara Faye (sister)
Organizações
Pomona College
Premiações
MacArthur Fellowship (2005)
Pequena biografia
Author pronounced his surname "LEE-thum" on the audio book edition of You Don't Love Me Yet

Membros

Resenhas

I so wanted to love this book. It had the makings of a unique and interesting story. Sadly, it lost me with the vocabulary used and the vague and often obscure references. I have a vast vocabulary that is often perceived as supercilious, but Jonathan Lethem presented many words I was not familiar with. I found myself stopping often to look up words that were used but that I was unable to derive meaning from the surrounding context. I love words and learning new ones, but not being able to just read through the story became frustrating. In this book you have both backgammon and medical references that will make it a bit more challenging to follow if you aren't well versed in either, but where my frustration with the references came from was in how the whole story came together. I am unhappy to admit that I may not have gleaned the message that was (or was not) meant to be found due to the odd and obscure way the parts were pieced together. I frankly don't understand the transition that occurred at the ending to wrap the story up. It was just odd.
Having said all that, I did still enjoy the story that was told. I just wish it had been more clear and precise throughout the story.

Full Review: wanderinglectiophile.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/review-a-gamblers-anatomy-by-jonathan-lethem/
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RochelleJones | outras 16 resenhas | Apr 5, 2024 |
Read this on audio. It was a random pick when I was searching thru Libby for a new audiobook. I like Lethem a lot, and this was one I hadn't heard of before. Its a short (under 6 hours) but weird tale that is essentially a love triangle story where Philip is in love with his physicist girlfriend Alice, but he is losing her, not to another man, but to nothing. Actually nothing, an anomaly in a lab, a hole, or perhaps a doorway, that they call "Lack". Is it sentient, or is there someone on the other side? Philip doesn't know and he's very concerned for Alice. One of his early works. Third, after Gun, with Occasional Music and Amnesia Moon. A very odd, but enjoyable read… (mais)
 
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mahsdad | outras 28 resenhas | Apr 3, 2024 |
A very inventive and touching story with unforgettable characters. I really enjoyed reading it, although I wished I'd had a little more experience with traditional hard boiled detective stories, as I could pick up hints that there were interesting plays on the genre going on that probably work even better if you've read a bit more Raymond Chandler. Still, a great read all the way through.
 
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rknickme | outras 109 resenhas | Mar 31, 2024 |
What I really enjoyed is reading a story narrated by someone who had Tourette’s syndrome. First time I’ve ever read a story with the narrator like that. But other than that I didn’t find the story itself to be anything but kind of blah. I was disappointed in the ending and overall felt let down. I do plan on checking out the movie though.
 
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jbrownleo | outras 109 resenhas | Mar 27, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
104
Also by
106
Membros
22,688
Popularidade
#934
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
599
ISBNs
376
Idiomas
18
Favorito
95

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