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Lauren Groff

Autor/a de Fates and Furies

34+ obres 12,243 Membres 723 Ressenyes 21 preferits

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Lauren Groff graduated from Amherst College and received an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her books include The Monsters of Templeton, Delicate Edible Birds, and Fates and Furies. Arcadia won of the Medici Book Club Prize. Her fiction has also won the Paul Bowles Prize mostra'n més for Fiction, the PEN/O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines including the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Tin House, One Story, McSweeney's, and Ploughshares, and in the anthologies 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and three editions of the Best American Short Stories. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Lauren Groff

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The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007) — Col·laborador — 831 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Col·laborador — 411 exemplars
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Col·laborador — 293 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 275 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 264 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 187 exemplars
The Monster's Corner (2011) — Col·laborador — 161 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2022 (2022) — Col·laborador — 93 exemplars
Granta 139: Best of Young American Novelists (2017) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books (2011) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us (2021) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story (2021) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2023 (2023) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
Collected Stories - Everyman (2020) — Introducció — 49 exemplars
The Best American Mystery and Suspense Stories 2022 (2022) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars


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I ultimately found myself with mixed feelings here. The prose is spare and elegant, in a way that I initially thought worked but as the story went on, I found myself wanting more verve and emotion. The central character, loosely based on an amalgamation of two historical persons, the poet Marie de France and Mary, the illegitimate daughter of Geoffrey Plantangenet who became Abbess of Shaftesbury Abbey, is interesting. She fluctuates between sympathetic and unsympathetic, but remains a consistent and compelling person to follow. The plot was the weakest element, with very little tension to give the narrative any propulsion. Altogether this was good but not great.… (més)
ghneumann | Hi ha 91 ressenyes més | Jun 14, 2024 |
After reading my first Lauren Groff's novel, Arcadia, she became one of the writers who I intend to follow, to read anything I find they have written. After five books, I've not been disappointed.

The Monsters of Templeton is her first novel. It's quirky and literary and speculative and historical and full of surprises and very contemporary. Maybe Willie Sunshine Upton, the protagonist, describes too many details about her search through her family history, but in the process some very interesting characters come to light. And if I looked on each ancestor on their own, without trying to understand their convoluted connections to the others, I did not feel I'd missed any of the real story.

The plot and the characters are surely interesting, and the ending seems just right. And the monsters, human and otherwise, are all entertaining. And there are a few Lauren Groff books still to experience.
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mykl-s | Hi ha 162 ressenyes més | Jun 4, 2024 |

The writing is lovely but the book is truly bleak and depressing.
I’ve loved books about survival and loneliness (I who have never known men or the road) - but this was repetitive and didn’t possess the emotional depth or attachment to character that I need to appreciate the desolation and brutality of just surviving.
spiritedstardust | Hi ha 39 ressenyes més | Jun 1, 2024 |
was completely satisfying. Dynamite writing, an elaborate yarn including plays and an opera within the story, mythology, love, family cacophony, and sex.
featherbooks | Hi ha 216 ressenyes més | May 7, 2024 |




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