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Mary Karr

Autor/a de The Liars' Club: A Memoir

15+ obres 8,262 Membres 184 Ressenyes 13 preferits

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Mary Karr's memoir, "The Liars' Club," won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award. A poet & essayist, she has won Pushcart prizes in both genres. Her other grants & awards include the prestigious Whiting Award & the Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe College. Her previous poetry collections are "Abacus," "The mostra'n més Devil's Tour," & "Viper Rum." She is a full professor at Syracuse University. (Publisher Provided) Mary Karr was born in Groves, Texas on January 16, 1955. She received an M.F.A. from Goddard College in 1979. Before becoming a poet and memoirist, she held various jobs in the computer and telecommunications industries. Her works include Lit, The Liars' Club, Cherry, and The Art of Memoir. She has also published four volumes of poetry: Abacus, The Devil's Tour, Viper, and Sinners Welcome. She was a Guggenheim Fellow in poetry in 2005 and has won Pushcart prizes for both her poetry and her essays. She was an assistant professor at numerous colleges and universities including Tufts University, Emerson College, Harvard University, and Sarah Lawrence College. She is currently the Peck Professor of English Literature at Syracuse University. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Mary Karr

The Liars' Club: A Memoir (1995) 4,044 exemplars, 82 ressenyes
Lit: A Memoir (2009) 1,726 exemplars, 56 ressenyes
Cherry: A Memoir (2000) 1,336 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
The Art of Memoir (2015) 661 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Sinners Welcome: Poems (2006) 194 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Viper Rum: Poems (1998) 107 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Devil's Tour: Poems (1993) 66 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Now Go Out There and Get Curious (2016) 49 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Tropic of Squalor: Poems (2018) 46 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Abacus: Poems (1987) 22 exemplars, 1 ressenya
El club de los mentirosos (2017) 3 exemplars
Klub Łgarzy 1 exemplars

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Given the rave reviews, I was expecting to like this memoir. Instead, I felt like I was wandering through the child Mary Karr's head. The memoir went from story to story, but there was no narrative arc, It just plodded on and on. When her mother finally breaks down, we don't really understand what's driving her illness, and in fact, only at the end do we find out about her previous children and marriage. I only got about halfway through before I started skimming to find out what happened and why. It's as if she wrote the memoir, not as an adult looking back, but as a child experiencing trauma and having no way to make sense of it. Had it been a story about her mother, it might have been more effective. This may have won awards and been on the best-seller list, but didn't work for me.… (més)
fromthecomfychair | Hi ha 81 ressenyes més | Jul 1, 2024 |
couldn't read past the traumatic parts
FKarr | Hi ha 81 ressenyes més | May 26, 2024 |
Her writing is exceptional but I wearied of the self-effacement, boozy/AA recollections the religion. I was most interested in the poetry, literary cohorts and writing. The haunted husband of the story, Warren, is in fact essayist and poet Michael Milburn.
featherbooks | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | May 7, 2024 |
Klein Mary Madeleine und ihre zwei Jahre ältere Schwester Lecia wachsen zu Beginn der sechziger Jahre im tristen Ölförder-Areal Leechfield, Texas auf. Daddy ist ein texanischer Arbeiter mit "einem Spritzer Indianerblut", Mutter eine ewige Kunststudentin mit einem natürlichen Hang zur Dramatik, beide verbindet Abhängigkeit und Sucht. So verlaufen Marys Tage zwischen dem industriellen Umfeld der Ölförderanlagen, der Arbeiterwelt mit all ihren Geldnöten, dem Kampf mit den Nachbarskindern um Akzeptanz, Kneipen voller Qualm, dem Alkoholdunst und den Geschichten im Club der Lügner. Der Club der Lügner ist die Kneipengesellschaft um ihren Vater, Arbeits- und Trinkkollegen, die sich ihren Alltag mit Geschichten aus vergangenen Zeiten polieren. Mary liebt ihren Vater, der an kalten Abenden die Socken für sie auf der Heizung für den nächsten Morgen parat legt. Mary liebt ihre Mutter, die trotz Alkohol- und Tablettenexzessen stolz und grazil den Anschein einer heilen Welt aufrecht halten will. Mary liebt Lecia, ihre große Schwester, die viel mehr die Rolle der Hüterin wahrnimmt, als es für ein Kind gut sein kann.
"Der Club der Lügner" ist die wahre Geschichte der Mary (Madeleine) Karr, die nicht nur das Talent des Geschichtenerzählens von ihrem Vater geerbt hat, sondern auch die Fähigkeit immer wieder aufzustehen. Ganz egal, wie hart das Schicksal zuschlägt. ("The iron butterfly" auf
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Hoppetosse1 | Hi ha 81 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |



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