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Adam Gopnik

Autor/a de Paris to the Moon

44+ obres 5,976 Membres 100 Ressenyes 9 preferits

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Adam Gopnik is the author of Paris to the Moon and Through the Children's Gate and is a contributor to The New Yorker. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. His most recent book is Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln and Modern Life, a comparison about how those mostra'n més men changed our nation with their history-making actions. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Obres de Adam Gopnik

Paris to the Moon (2000) 2,772 exemplars
The King in the Window (2005) 378 exemplars
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Editor — 297 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2008 (2008) — Editor — 288 exemplars
Evidence: 1944-1994 (1994) 108 exemplars
High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture {catalog} (1991) — Editor — 105 exemplars
The Steps Across the Water (2010) 56 exemplars
Elliott Erwitt's New York (2008) — Pròleg — 35 exemplars
Parisians (2000) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Lacombe: Cinema/theater (2001) 12 exemplars
SAUL STEINBERG: RECENT WORK (1987) 6 exemplars
The Real Work (2023) 6 exemplars
Ed Ruscha: Paintings (2002) 4 exemplars
Tusen små framsteg (2022) 1 exemplars
Io, lei, Manhattan 1 exemplars
All Alike 1 exemplars

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El gran Meaulnes (1959) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,397 exemplars
The Complete Short Stories of Mark Twain (1957) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,529 exemplars
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Fierce Pajamas: An Anthology of Humor Writing from The New Yorker (2001) — Col·laborador — 702 exemplars
The Annotated Hunting of the Snark (The Annotated Books) (1962) — Introducció, algunes edicions627 exemplars
The Necklace and Other Short Stories {Dover Thrift Editions} (1992) — Introducció, algunes edicions549 exemplars
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Col·laborador — 535 exemplars
Ravel (2005) — Pròleg, algunes edicions328 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2003 (2003) — Col·laborador — 313 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 301 exemplars
Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker (2000) — Col·laborador — 298 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2004 (2004) — Col·laborador — 289 exemplars
The Moth (2013) — Col·laborador; Prefaci — 289 exemplars
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (2018) — Col·laborador — 231 exemplars
The Wrong Side of Paris (1848) — Introducció, algunes edicions225 exemplars
A London Child of the 1870s (1934) — Preface, algunes edicions221 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Col·laborador — 202 exemplars
The Best American Travel Writing 2002 (2002) — Col·laborador — 190 exemplars
The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (2004) — Col·laborador — 182 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Col·laborador — 180 exemplars
An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories: v .2 (2008) — Col·laborador — 156 exemplars
Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art since Pollock (2006) — Preface — 148 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1992 (1992) — Col·laborador — 139 exemplars
Reporting at Wit's End: Tales from the New Yorker (2010) — Introducció — 137 exemplars
Letters of Marcel Proust (1949) — Introducció, algunes edicions132 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Col·laborador — 131 exemplars
The Necklace and Other Tales {Modern Library Classics} (2003) — Introducció, algunes edicions123 exemplars
Know the Past, Find the Future: The New York Public Library at 100 (2011) — Col·laborador — 116 exemplars
Best Food Writing 2010 (2010) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 (2021) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars
Joel Sternfeld: Walking the High Line (2001) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
The World of Donald Evans (1980) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions76 exemplars
The Best American Magazine Writing 2003 (2003) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars
Best Food Writing 2003 (2003) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
Mordecai Richler Was Here: selected writings (2006) — Introducció — 64 exemplars
The Best American Magazine Writing 2005 (2005) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Best Food Writing 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Maus Now: Selected Writing (2022) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars


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The title is attractive, as it promises to tell us how to achieve mastery, but the text is somewhat disappointing, as it turns out to be a somewhat intellectual essay on obscure things like practicing magic tricks (we all know that there isn't a real magic that goes beyond the rules of physics and mechanics). Even the section on music fails to instruct. It reads like articles in a 'smart' magazine.
Dilip-Kumar | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jun 7, 2023 |
This book was a treat that I devoured voraciously. It takes the reader on such an amazing journey through so many different subjects, all on the topic of the ability of humans to master so many amazing skills. It was though provoking and intellectually stimulating and the writing is MASTERFUL!

The author introduces us to some unique topics and gives us some background on both the subject and perhaps some of its history, and, in the case of the topic of magicians, the background of some of the masters in the industry. In other chapters we are taken on some of the author's personal quests, trials and tribulations and filled in on some of his background as well as that of his family, which I found absolutely fascinating. (I didn't know that there was a PhD program in Mathematical Logic!). His parents' retirement "farm"? sounds like a fairytale town that would delight grown ups as well as children.

I found Gopnik's writing mesmerizing. It drew me in and made me concentrate long and hard as it tried to go over my head and I kept reaching for it and drawing it back in, not letting it get the better of me.

His drive and ability to learn new things in the later part of life are such a positive force and good example for all of us. And there's a bad pun at the beginning of this paragraph--however, driving is one of those things he took on in this later stage of life and his description of his driver's ed teacher is heartwarming. We could all use someone like that in our life!

All in all, I heartily recommend this book AND this writer.
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shirfire218 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jun 6, 2023 |



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