Picture of author.

Sigrid Nunez

Autor(a) de The Friend

11+ Works 3,479 Membros 213 Reviews 5 Favorited

About the Author

Includes the name: Nunez, Sigrid

Image credit: Sigrid Nunez gives a presentation in the Fiction Stage at the National Book Festival, August 31, 2019. Photo by Ralph Small/Library of Congress. By Library of Congress Life - 20190831RS0155.jpg, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=82899232

Obras de Sigrid Nunez

The Friend (2018) 1,360 cópias
The Last of Her Kind (2005) 509 cópias
What Are You Going Through (2020) 433 cópias
Salvation City (2010) 275 cópias
A Feather on the Breath of God (1995) 248 cópias
The Vulnerables (2023) 197 cópias
For Rouenna (2001) 89 cópias
Naked Sleeper (1996) 57 cópias
The Poor Girl 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuinte — 628 cópias
The Mrs Dalloway Reader (2003) — Contribuinte — 429 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Contribuinte — 335 cópias
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Contribuinte — 277 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019) — Contribuinte — 182 cópias
Growing up Asian American: An Anthology (1993) — Contribuinte — 102 cópias
2011 Pushcart Prize XXXV: Best of the Small Presses (2010) — Contribuinte — 39 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



“The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say, "What are you going through?”

― Simone Weil

The first half of the book deals mostly with the narrator's attendance at a lecture on the inevitable end of the world and then an amalgam of anecdotes as she meets people who tell her of their suffering. This section moved slowly. The latter half of the book is her attendance on a friend with terminal cancer who is intent on euthanasia and I responded more to this section, in fact laughed out loud at some of its incongruities like the flood, or:
"Flaubert: To think is to suffer.
Aristotle: To perceive is to suffer.
Hitchcock: Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.
Sylvester the Cat: Sufferin' succotash."
The philosophical topics are meaty and many on the decimation of earth, illness, death, friendship and animals' role in our lives. Some consider it a companion piece to [b:The Friend|40164365|The Friend|Sigrid Nunez|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1544364669l/40164365._SY75_.jpg|56847766] as it deals with similar topics of friendship and death.
There's not much plot nor even characterization, but I enjoyed the literary references, the quotidian activities caring for each other, the author's telling how to sit with a terminal friend as the earth too is dying.
… (mais)
featherbooks | outras 19 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
My kind of book, Nunez writes fondly of dogs, more critically of writing and writers (Rilke, Kundera, etc.), but mainly about grief. Told in the first person by a writing teacher after the death of a colleague and friend, it is poignant, absorbing and smart. She ends up with aged 185-pound Great Dane in her tiny, “no-dogs-allowed" rent-controlled apartment in Manhattan where she's lived for decades. She is unable to write. She is barely able to teach and she keeps getting threatening notices from the apartment management about the canine occupant who she grows to love. A book to savor and ponder on death, on faith, on animals and on love.… (mais)
featherbooks | outras 90 resenhas | May 7, 2024 |
A delicate 4 stars. I don't think I'm a full-fledged Nunez convert (although to be one is rather en vogue at present), but this is certainly an insightful, fine, intelligent short novel.
therebelprince | outras 90 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
"La protagonista y narradora de esta novela es una escritora neoyorquina que pierde de forma inesperada a su gran amigo y mentor, y de forma no menos inesperada se ve obligada a hacerse cargo de su perro –un enorme y artrítico gran danés–, que se ha quedado solo y traumatizado por la súbita desaparición de su amo. La protagonista no tendrá otro remedio que llevárselo a su minúsculo apartamento, arriesgándose a que la echen porque en el edificio está prohibido tener animales. Y así, con el trasfondo del duelo por el amigo y el amo desaparecido en trágicas circunstancias, se desarrollará la singular y bellísima historia de la amistad entre una escritora solitaria y un perro que se ha quedado sin dueño…". (Descripción editorial).… (mais)
Perroteca__ | outras 90 resenhas | Apr 10, 2024 |



You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by
½ 3.7

Tabelas & Gráficos