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Jim Shepard

Autor de The Book of Aron

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Sobre El Autor

Jim Shepard was born on December 29, 1956 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He received a BA from Trinity College and a MFA from Brown University. He teaches creative writing and film at Williams College and in the Warren Wilson MFA program. He received the Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US and mostrar más Canada. His short story collection, Like You'd Understand, won the 2007 Story Prize. His other short story collections include Battling against Castro, Love and Hydrogen, and You Think That's Bad. He won the 2005 Massachusetts Book Award for his novel, Project X. His other novels include Flights, Paper Doll, Lights Out in the Reptile House, Kiss of the Wolf, Nosferatu, and The Book of Aron. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Jim Shepard

The Book of Aron (2015) 457 copias
Project X (2004) 220 copias
You Think That's Bad (2011) 166 copias
Phase Six (2021) 86 copias
The World to Come: Stories (2017) 86 copias
Nosferatu (1998) 70 copias
Kiss Of The Wolf (1994) 47 copias
Flights (1983) 32 copias
Paper Doll (1779) 29 copias

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Trinity College
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Shepard, Karen (wife)
Williams College



I usually avoid novels set in the Holocaust because however good and well written they may be, they just destroy me. It's hard to spend intimate time with such evil... "evil", which seems too mundane a word here, really. This book is no different. Doctor Korczak certainly deserves to be immortalized in fiction, however. The book somewhat reminds me of Louis Malle's film "Au Revoir Les Enfants", in being a simply but not simple told unsentimental story about children and then - boom - the Holocaust just kicks you in the gut.

So... thanks, Tournament of Books, for leading me to read this. I guess.
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lelandleslie | 26 reseñas más. | Feb 24, 2024 |
The stories of the holocaust have been recounted in at least a few different ways. I've found those with the most objective narrators, e.g. Primo Levi's If This is a Man, to be the most moving and most literarily satisfying. As humans, it's only necessary to be shown hell, we all have enough experience with nightmares to make any author's pathos superfluous. That is why horror stories are so universally appreciated. Mr. Shepard tells us an historical story that we already know in detail. He tells the story through the eyes of a boy who says, "Whether I was happy or unhappy, I took things as I found them.", and who is the target of psychological projection by everyone around him. His constantly complaining mother and his callous smuggler friends all, in a philosophically absurd fashion, accuse him of being self-centered. The overall effect is that we seem to have been given an honest vision of these events, and the result is devastating.… (más)
markm2315 | 26 reseñas más. | Jul 1, 2023 |
In places very good, in places rambling and lacking direction. You can tell this book has been enlarged from a short story (Nosferatu in Love) but I don't think its been improved. The early years stuff is interesting, a fictionalised biography of an interesting man in interesting times. Then the Nosferatu in Love section, which is about what happens when you can't escape your past whilst making a groundbreaking silent film! It inspired me to rewatch Nosferatu for the first time in over 20 years, helping me to see things in the film I hadn't seen, and see stuff in the story that I would have missed. Then Nosferatu in Love is repeated twice more, against the backdrop of making other films that aren't quite as interesting. Then he dies. The End.… (más)
elahrairah | May 23, 2023 |
A solid 3.5 stars.
Kateinoz | 2 reseñas más. | Feb 14, 2023 |



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