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Edwidge Danticat

Autor de Breath, Eyes, Memory

49+ Obras 11,079 Miembros 341 Reseñas 46 Preferidas

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Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969 and came to America at age twelve to live with her parents in Brooklyn. She studied French literature at Barnard College and received her M.F.A. from Brown University. Her work has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), mostrar más her first novel and master's thesis, garnered Danticat a Granta Regional Award for Best Young American Novelist and was chosen as an Oprah Book Club selection, a singular honor. Her collection of short stories Krik? Krak! (1995) was nominated for the National Book Award. Along with awards for fiction from Seventeen and Essence and the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize, Danticat was chosen by Harper's Bazaar as "one of 20 people in their twenties who will make a difference," and by the New York Times Magazine as one of "30 Under 30" people to watch. Her second novel, The Farming of Bones (1998), concerns a massacre in Haiti in 1937. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Edwidge Danticat

Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994) 2,867 copias
Cosecha de huesos (1998) 1,378 copias
The Dew Breaker (2004) 1,194 copias
Krik? Krak! (1996) 1,189 copias
Brother, I'm Dying (2007) 896 copias
Claire of the Sea Light (2013) 758 copias
Everything Inside: Stories (2019) 321 copias
Behind the Mountains (2002) 259 copias
The Best American Essays 2011 (2011) — Editor — 224 copias
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti (2010) 222 copias
Untwine (1656) 222 copias
Haiti Noir (2011) — Editor; Contribuidor — 135 copias
Haiti Noir 2: The Classics (2013) — Editor; Contribuidor — 43 copias
My Mommy Medicine (2019) 37 copias
Plunging (2009) 3 copias
The Last Mapou (2013) 3 copias
Water Child [short story] (2000) 2 copias
Ghosts 2 copias
The Coriolis Effect (2002) 2 copias
Célimène (2009) 2 copias
Duggbryteren 1 copia
Island on Fire (1997) 1 copia

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Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Contribuidor — 236 copias
Amor, ira y locura (1968) — Introducción, algunas ediciones218 copias
The Best American Essays 2000 (2000) — Contribuidor — 211 copias
Haiti After the Earthquake (2011) — Contribuidor — 205 copias
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuidor, algunas ediciones152 copias
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Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Contribuidor — 113 copias
The Best American Essays 2018 (The Best American Series ®) (2018) — Contribuidor — 109 copias
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Contribuidor — 107 copias
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (2007) — Contribuidor — 104 copias
The Granta Book of the American Long Story (1822) — Contribuidor — 98 copias
The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker (2021) — Contribuidor — 88 copias
Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers (2019) — Contribuidor — 65 copias
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Contribuidor — 50 copias
Massacre River (1989) — Preface, algunas ediciones39 copias
Best African American Fiction 2010 (2009) — Contribuidor — 30 copias
In the Flicker of an Eyelid (1959) — Traductor, algunas ediciones30 copias
One World Two: A Second Global Anthology of Short Stories (2016) — Contribuidor — 18 copias
These Hands I Know: African-American Writers on Family (2002) — Contribuidor — 8 copias
The Shape of Water [2006 film] — Contribuidor — 3 copias


Conocimiento común

Fecha de nacimiento
Lugar de nacimiento
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Lugares de residencia
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Barnard College (BA|1990|French literature)
Brown University (MFA|1993|Creative writing)
New York University (instructor, creative writing)
University of Miami (instructor, creative writing)
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation (recipient of on-going grant)
Premios y honores
One of "20 people in their twenties who will make a difference" (Harpers Bazaar)
One of "30 under 30" people to watch (New York Times magazine)
One of the "15 Gutsiest Women of the Year" (Jane magazine)
Woman of Achievement Award (1995 ∙ Barnard College)
Lannan Literary Fellowship (2004)
Benjamin H. Danks Award (Fiction ∙ 2005) (mostrar todos 9)
Granta's Best Of Young American Novelists (1996)
Neustadt International Prize for Literature (2018)
MacArthur Fellow (2009)
Biografía breve
Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti in 1969. She came to the United States when she was twelve years old and, only two years later, published her first writings in English. She holds an undergraduate degree is in French literature from Barnard College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brown Unversity. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Edwidge Danticat's short stories have appeared in 25 periodicals. She won a 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize as well as fiction awards from several magazines. In addition to her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory, winning wide acclaim, her book of short stories, Krik? Krak!, was chosen as a National Book Award finalist in 1995.



Right away, you know you are in the presence of a great writer when you read the very first short story of Krik? Krak! In "Children of the Sea" two teenagers who are in love keep journals when they are separated by dictatorship. Danticat keeps the two first person narratives clear by using capitalization and punctuation for one voice but not the other. The educated boy, a member of the Youth Federation, has escaped Haiti on a boat bound for Miami, Florida, while his young love (who does not use capitalization of punctuation) is left behind to endure military abuses. This was probably one of my favorites. Each subsequent story builds upon the next with the tiniest of threads. A minute detail will tie one story back to another.
"Nineteen Thirty-Seven" is a painful story about a woman visiting her mother in prison. Her mother is accused of flying. The government believes she is a witch, capable of rising like a bird on fire.
"A Wall of Fire Rising" tells the short but devastating story of a family barely making ends meet.
"Night Women" demonstrates the lengths a woman will go in order to provide for her child.
"Between the Pool and the Gardenias" is another heartbreaking story about loss.
"The Missing Peace" illuminates innocence abandoned.
"Seeing Things Simply" shares the story of an artist looking for beauty while ugliness crowds all around her.
"New York Day Women" demonstrates just how much a mother's love can suffocate a daughter.
"Caroline's Wedding" weaves a tale of expectation in age old customs.
"Women Like Us" is a message to daughters.
"In the Old Days" is an additional story for the twentieth anniversary edition of Krik? Krak! It tells the story of a woman asked to visit her dying father, a man she has never met.
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SeriousGrace | 23 reseñas más. | Jan 15, 2024 |
This is in diary form. She tells her story to through her diary. Living in Haiti with her father gone. Being injured in a bombing. Than dealing with the move to join her father in the US. Well told from a young girls POV.
nx74defiant | 11 reseñas más. | Dec 13, 2023 |
Stories like ocean breeze and harsh sun
Readings.of.a.Slinky | 23 reseñas más. | Nov 20, 2023 |
Author’s note details her own life in Haiti and emigration to New York. There is also a list of suggested websites and discussion questions
VillageProject | 11 reseñas más. | Sep 21, 2023 |



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