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Patricia Duncker

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Patricia Duncker is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.
Crèdit de la imatge: Bloomsbury Publishing

Obres de Patricia Duncker

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The Mammoth Book of Lesbian Short Stories (1999) — Col·laborador — 92 exemplars
Ovid Metamorphosed (2000) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
When It Changed: Science into Fiction (2009) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
Crossing the Border (1998) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
A Second Skin: Women Write about Clothes (1998) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Sinister Wisdom 46: Dyke Lives (1992) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars


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Which of the 1001 are you currently reading? a 1001 Books to read before you die (setembre 2008)


This is one of the more bizarre love triangle stories I've read.
JBarringer | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Dec 15, 2023 |
Unfortunately, I feel that this short book is one that would be easily spoiled by sharing too much. The protagonist is a doctoral student who is doing a dissertation on an author, Paul Michel. Michel has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and is living is days out in an institution. To reveal more plot (in my opinion) would deprive the reader of the unfolding of the tale, but I will say a few things.

First, the story starts slowly, and seems like nothing much at all in terms of a plot. But the more I read, the more I felt truly sucked in by the story, and I couldn't put it down for the final quarter.

There are many interesting themes for such a small book, but in some ways it is a love letter to readers, highlighting the critical role a reader (real or imagined) plays to a writer. And, yet in other ways, it is a tribute to love in general.

For some reason, it really reminded me of [b:The Bell Jar|6514|The Bell Jar|Sylvia Plath||1385044] and also a tiny bit of [a:J.D. Salinger|819789|J.D. Salinger|] in the way the characters are drawn.

Recommended for lovers of literary fiction . . .the slow build may make others impatient. On the flip side, it's very short.
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Anita_Pomerantz | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Mar 23, 2023 |
Die Germanistin von Patricia Duncker ist ein intensives, spannendes und stellenweise humorvolles Buch. Ein geheimnisvolles und tiefes Buch.
Es handelt sich um einen Doktoranden, der sich mit dem französischen Schriftsteller Paul Michel beschäftigt. Angefacht von einer mysteriösen Germanistin entwickelt er eine Leidenschaft, die ihn auf die Suche nach dem Schriftsteller veranlasst.
Er überwindet die Widerstände der Institutionen und beginnt den seit 1984 im Irrenhaus verwahrten Paul Michel zu besuchen. Ihre Gespräche über Wahn, Literatur, das Leben sind brilliant.
Der Roman ist fliessend geschrieben und man ist angezogen vom Erzählstrom, so dass man das Buch nicht aus der Hand zu legen vermag.
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illusiana | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Oct 28, 2019 |
Patricia Duncker is always worth reading but I found this collection a little uneven. In her afterword she says that the collection was conceived as a literary response to B-Movies, and the first two stories do have an element of lurid sensationalism.

For me the best of them were "The Strike" in which she imagines a writer trapped in rural France when a strike gets out of hand and leads to a more general breakdown in society, and the final story "My Emphasis", a dark farce which also centres on a writer in France, who concocts a plan to deal with noisy neighbours which rebounds on her when her lies and half-truths are exposed.… (més)
bodachliath | Apr 3, 2019 |



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