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Penelope Lively

Autor de Moon Tiger

75+ Obras 13,293 Miembros 472 Reseñas 45 Preferidas

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Penelope Lively has written over 18 books for children, and over 15 titles for adults, distinguishing herself on both levels. Among the awards she has received are the coveted Booker Prize for the adult novel "Moon Tiger" (1987) and the Carnegie Medal for the highly acclaimed juvenile work, "The mostrar más Ghost of Thomas Kempe" (1973). In Lively's writing, for both adults and children, the recurrent theme is interpreting the past through exploring the function of memory. "My particular preoccupation as a writer is with memory. Both with memory in the historical sense and memory in the personal sense." Beginning her writing career in the early 1970's, Lively wrote exclusively for children for over a decade. Because children have limited memories, devices were used to explore their perceptions of the past, such as ghosts in "Uninvited Ghosts and Other Stories" (1985), and a sampler in "A Stitch in Time' (1976). Lively's first adult novel, "The Road to Lichfield" (1977) was the result of turning to an older audience when she felt inspiration running out. Her adult novels include "Passing On" (1995), the story of a mother's legacy to her children and 'Oleander, Jacarandi: A Childhood Perceived' (1994) which is a memoir of Lively's childhood. Penelope (Low) Lively, born March 17, 1933 in Cairo, Egypt, had a most unusual childhood. She grew up in Cairo with no formal education until age 12, when her family put her in boarding school in England. After earning a B.A. in history at Oxford in 1955, she married Jack Lively, a university professor, whom she calls her most useful critic. They have a son and a daughter, Adam and Josephine. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Penelope Lively

Moon Tiger (1987) 2,173 copias
La Fotografía (2003) 1,393 copias
How It All Began (2011) 978 copias
Consequences (2007) 704 copias
Family Album (2009) — Autor — 663 copias
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe (1973) 510 copias
Passing On (1989) 431 copias
Heat Wave (1996) 392 copias
City of the Mind (1991) 389 copias
Making It Up (2005) 357 copias
Spiderweb (1998) 335 copias
Cleopatra's Sister (1993) 312 copias
The Road to Lichfield (1977) 289 copias
Life in the Garden (2017) 285 copias
A Stitch in Time (1976) 242 copias
According to Mark (1984) 230 copias
A House Unlocked (2001) 227 copias
The House in Norham Gardens (1974) 203 copias
Judgement Day (1980) 194 copias
Treasures of Time (1979) 149 copias
The Wild Hunt of Hagworthy (1971) 137 copias
Perfect Happiness (1983) 136 copias
The Whispering Knights (1971) 133 copias
Astercote (1970) 125 copias
Going Back (1975) 112 copias
A Long Night at Abu Simbel (1995) 106 copias
Next to Nature, Art (1982) 99 copias
The Driftway (1972) 88 copias
The Voyage of QV66 (1978) 78 copias
Dragon Trouble (1984) 51 copias
One, Two, Three, Jump! (1999) 38 copias
Fanny and the Monsters (1982) 31 copias
A House Inside Out (1988) 23 copias
Good Night, Sleep Tight (1994) 13 copias
Picador New Writing: Vol 10 (2001) 11 copias
Presence of the Past (1657) 8 copias
Corruption (1984) 7 copias
A Martian Comes to Stay (1995) 7 copias
Boy Without a Name (1975) 6 copias
Fanny's Sister (1976) 6 copias
Abroad (Penguin Specials) (2013) 5 copias
Život v zahradě (2019) 1 copia
Virago Ghost Stories (1992) 1 copia
La soeur de Cléopâtre (French Edition) (1995) — Autor — 1 copia
Family Album — Autor — 1 copia
Summer Heat 1 copia
Judy and the Martian (1993) 1 copia
Anel de Areia 1 copia

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Slightly Foxed 21: All Washed Up (2009) — Contribuidor — 27 copias
In the Garden: Essays on Nature and Growing (2021) — Autor — 25 copias
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Young Winter's Tales 6 (1975) — Contribuidor — 1 copia

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Nombre canónico
Lively, Penelope
Nombre legal
Lively, Penelope Low
Fecha de nacimiento
1933-03-17
Género
female
Nacionalidad
UK
Lugar de nacimiento
Cairo, Egypt
Lugares de residencia
Sussex, England, UK
London, England, UK
Cairo, Egypt
Educación
St Anne's College, University of Oxford (BA|1954)
Ocupaciones
novelist
short-story writer
memoirist
historian
Relaciones
Lively, Jack (husband)
Lively, Adam (son)
Organizaciones
PEN
The Society of Authors
Friends of the British Library
Premios y honores
Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire (2012)
Commander, Order of the British Empire (Commander, 2001)
Officer, Order of the British Empire (1989)
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature (1985)
Booker Prize (1987)
Carnegie Medal (1973) (mostrar todos 7)
Whitbread Children's Book Award (1976)
Agente
David Higham Associates
Biografía breve
Novelist and children's writer Penelope Lively was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1933 and brought up there. She came to England in 1945, went to school in Sussex, and read Modern History at St Ann's College, Oxford. Penelope Lively contributes regularly to a number of national daily newspapers and literary and educational journals including the Sunday Times, The Observer and the Times Educational Supplement. She has written radio and television scripts and was presenter for a BBC Radio 4 programme on children's literature. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a member of PEN and a former Chairman of The Society of Authors. She was awarded an OBE in 1989 and a CBE in 2001.

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Debates

BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - JANUARY 2015; LIVELY & ISHIGURO en 75 Books Challenge for 2015 (marzo 2015)

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Otra de mis locuras son los libros de jardines y jardineros, me los compro todos y los disfruto un montón. Me pasa como con los libros de cocina: que los disfruto mucho, pero no me conformo con manuales prácticos, me gustan los libros que me ofrecen algo más.

Este no ha sido uno de mis favoritos, aunque lo he leído con gusto, cualquier libro que hable de flores y plantas me parece bien. Lo primero, tiene un toque erudito que es más difícil de exportar a otras culturas: yo puedo meterme en el mundo de cualquier jardín, pero me cuesta más meterme en el mundo de la literatura anglosajona sobre jardines, porque me pilla muy lejos. Y, lo segundo, tiene poca magia jardinera. No sé si sabría definir la magia jardinera, pero más o menos consiste en un jardín en que te querrías quedar a vivir.

La traducción es de Alicia Frieyro y me imagino lo que habrá sudado con tanto nombre de plantas desconocidas por estos lares. Es una traducción más que correcta desde el punto de vista del texto, pero se nota que no es su tema y que algunos problemas los ha tenido que dar por resueltos muy deprisa. Claro que eso no siempre es culpa de la traductora.
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