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Edwidge Danticat

Autor de Breath, Eyes, Memory

44+ Obras 11,349 Miembros 344 Reseñas 46 Preferidas

Sobre El Autor

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) 2,936 copias, 67 reseñas
Cosecha de huesos (1998) 1,402 copias, 29 reseñas
The Dew Breaker (2004) 1,216 copias, 36 reseñas
Krik? Krak! (1996) 1,214 copias, 24 reseñas
Brother, I'm Dying (2007) 918 copias, 28 reseñas
Claire of the Sea Light (2013) 779 copias, 35 reseñas
Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490 (2005) 417 copias, 6 reseñas
Everything Inside: Stories (2019) 338 copias, 9 reseñas
Behind the Mountains (2002) 267 copias, 12 reseñas
Untwine (1656) 230 copias, 13 reseñas
The Best American Essays 2011 (2011) — Editor — 228 copias, 4 reseñas
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti (2010) 227 copias, 9 reseñas
The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story (2017) 162 copias, 2 reseñas
Haiti Noir (2011) — Editor; Contribuidor — 138 copias, 3 reseñas
Haiti Noir 2: The Classics (2013) — Editor; Contribuidor — 43 copias, 10 reseñas
My Mommy Medicine (2019) 37 copias, 3 reseñas
The Last Mapou (2013) 4 copias
Plunging (2009) 3 copias
The Coriolis Effect (2002) 3 copias
Célimène (2009) 2 copias
Water Child [short story] (2000) 2 copias, 1 reseña
Ghosts 2 copias
Duggbryteren 1 copia
Island on Fire (1997) 1 copia

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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.



What an absolutely beautiful book! The writing was so perfect; it's been a long time since I stopped to re-read a sentence because it was constructed so well. It was poetry disguised as prose. Full marks to this book.
ahef1963 | 66 reseñas más. | May 18, 2024 |
A beautifully written, often poignant and harrowing, collection of short stories by Haitian author Edwidge Danticat. These stories reveal aspects of Haitian life and focus in particular on women’s lives. In the Haitian storytelling tradition the listeners ask, “Krik?” to which the storyteller replies, “Krak!” My favourite story was Children of the Sea, about lovers separated as he makes the hazardous crossing to America in a leaky boat of refugees and she is caught behind in the troubles of Haiti with her family. My only complaint as with all short stories is that they end too rapidly. The audio narration by Robin Miles and Dion Graham was also beautifully done. 4.5 stars for me.

I read this book as part of my read around the world challenge, and if it is a country I know little about I find myself inspired to seek out a few facts. The country of Haiti is the western part of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic making up the eastern part. The island was originally inhabited by the Indigenous Taino people, then was under Spanish rule after Columbus, then became a French colony in 1697. The French brought in African slaves and established plantations. Haiti gained independence in 1804 after a slave revolt. It has had an unstable political climate since, with 32 coups following on from the revolt, and several ruthless dictators such as François and Jean-Claude Duvalier. Then there was the huge earthquake in 2010. Haiti now has a population of 11.4 million, ¾ of whom live on less than US$2 a day.
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mimbza | 23 reseñas más. | May 11, 2024 |
Family Love and Loss

The Danticat family experienced separation but we're able to maintain strong ties due to their love for one another. Denticat writes beautifully about two brothers, her father and uncle, and their experiences with the upheaval they faced in Haiti, and their attempts to protect their families. The closing paragraph brought tears to my eyes.
Chrissylou62 | 27 reseñas más. | Apr 11, 2024 |
Nightmares Passed on Through Generations

"I come from a place where breath, eyes and memory are one, a place from which you carry your past like the hair on your head."

Much of this book is difficult to read. The pain and horror that the women expierence affect them and their relationships through generations..."and recreate the same unspeakable acts that they themselves lived through."

Sophie's mother experienced horrible violations in her youth, making motherhood unbearable. Once Sophie and her mother reunite, her mother passed on nightmares "like heirlooms".
In the end, compassion helps Sophie realize that her mother was as b"brave as stars at dawn".
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Chrissylou62 | 66 reseñas más. | Apr 11, 2024 |



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