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Sapphire (1) (1950–)

Autor(a) de Push

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About the Author

Sapphire was born Ramona Lofton in Fort Ord, California on August 4, 1950. She attended City College of New York and received her master's degree at Brooklyn College. Before starting her writing career, she worked as a performance artist and a teacher of reading and writing. Her works include the mostrar mais poetry collection American Dreams and the novel Push, which won the Book-of-the-Month Club Stephen Crane award for First Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Association's First Novelist Award, and the Mind Book of the Year Award in Great Britain. Precious, the film adaption of her novel Push, won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Awards in the U.S. dramatic competition at Sundance (2009). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, Spin, and Bomb. In 2009, she was the recipient of a Fellow Award in Literature from United States Artists. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Sapphire

Push (1997) 3,665 cópias
The Kid (2011) 274 cópias
American Dreams (1994) 136 cópias
Precious : Based on the Novel Push (2009) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Contribuinte — 597 cópias
Angry Women (1991) — Contribuinte — 371 cópias
Afrekete: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writing (1995) — Contribuinte — 145 cópias
Women on Women 3: A New Anthology of American Lesbian Fiction (1996) — Contribuinte — 109 cópias
Life Notes: Personal Writings by Contemporary Black Women (1994) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Rotten English: A Literary Anthology (2007) — Contribuinte — 75 cópias
Sisterfire: Black Womanist Fiction and Poetry (1994) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Skin Deep: Women Writing on Color, Culture, and Identity (1994) — Contribuinte — 37 cópias


Conhecimento Comum



Push av Sapphire

Intressant skriven, stundvis väldigt grafisk och tar upp väldigt mörka teman såsom incest, våldtäkt och pedofili osv. Handlingen följer den 16 åriga Precious som är analfabet och bor i Harlem, New York. Läsaren bevittnar hur hon kämpar sig genom sitt hårda och orättvisa liv.

Detta är en relativt kort novell och har ett öppet slut. Läsaren vet hur det kommer att sluta för Precious men inte hur pass mycket hon kommer att åstadkomma innan. Önskar därefter att denna novell vore lite längre.

Rekommenderas enbart om läsaren klarar av att hantera dessa ovanstående mörka teman.
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Ayumey | outras 160 resenhas | Feb 29, 2024 |
I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. I expected horror upon horror, which I got, but I didn't expect such moving, lyrical writing and a small ray of hope in the end. Bahni Turpin, the audiobook narrator, was outstanding as usual.
LibrarianDest | outras 160 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Sad and extremely moving--belies much of the loud rhetoric about endemic character flaws among the poor.
Mark_Feltskog | outras 160 resenhas | Dec 23, 2023 |



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