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Joy Williams (1) (1944–)

Autor de Los Vivos y los muertos

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Sobre El Autor

Joy Williams is the author of four novels-the most recent, The Quick and the Dead, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001-and two earlier collections of stories, as well as Ill Nature, a book of essays that was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Among her mostrar más many honors are the Rea Award for the short story and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Key West, Florida, and Tucson, Arizona mostrar menos
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Obras de Joy Williams

Los Vivos y los muertos (2000) 398 copias
Ninety-Nine Stories of God (2013) 289 copias
Honored Guest: Stories (2004) 245 copias
The Changeling (1978) 213 copias
Harrow (2021) 211 copias
Breaking and Entering (1988) 170 copias
Taking Care (1982) 165 copias
State of Grace (1973) 158 copias
Ill Nature (2001) 116 copias
Escapes (1990) 102 copias

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I don’t understand. I don’t understand. But woo boy is the world in this book wild and nightmarish.
Amateria66 | 10 reseñas más. | May 24, 2024 |
Picked up this book after seeing the author’s name mentioned in Tao Lin’s Leaving Society and this particular volume on Lin’s end of the year of books he read in 2023.
I’d never heard of Joyce Williams before, but this collection of essays, ostensibly about ecology, nature, etc appealed to me. I probably agree with most of Williams’ views expressed within about how human beings continue to be a scourge on the natural environment, and how we have, despite all our past and ongoing “progress” can’t seem to temper our desires to the consume and conquer everything we come across. From the get-go, however, Williams settles into a polemical mood, and barely lets up for the length of the book. At several points I was overcome by the sensation that I was reading a transcription of a George Carlin style rant - so much so was the rage and passion Williams feels about these topics practically spluttering off the page. A few of the more vitriolic essays often resort to listing human beings various ecological sins in an attempt to paint a sort of Boschian portrait of the hellscape the earth has become at our doing. I’ve never loved reading things that I simply agree with and that don’t offer me any novel nuance or intellectual challenge on a topic, and that was mostly the problem here. Maybe times have changed and the points Williams is making here just don’t seem so radical anymore, what with mass extinction and global warming all but certain at this point.

There were two essays in this collection that are excellent. The first is when Williams tells the saga of the property she owned in the Florida Keys for 30 years. The valiant effort she made to create natural oasis amongst soulless development is really cool and her description of her home set me dreaming about the way I’d like to have my house in the future (if I ever have one). The second essay that really bowled me over was the one about her dog Hawk. I had to sit my book down for several long minutes after and stare into space to mulled over a bit the bleak and poignant beauty of this one, the contradictions of being a pet owner, the crushing responsibility of taking care of another living thing, and the uncanny descriptions of the process for disposal of pet remains.

will eventually get around to reading something else by Williams.
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hdeanfreemanjr | 3 reseñas más. | Jan 29, 2024 |
Short baffling vignettes about finding the human in the divine. You have to love a tale that begins with "God was standing in line at the pharmacy waiting to receive his shingles vaccination..."
jemisonreads | 18 reseñas más. | Jan 22, 2024 |
I didn't "get" it, but it was intriguing enough that I would maybe reread in the future.
audient_void | 8 reseñas más. | Jan 6, 2024 |



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