Imatge de l'autor

David Leavitt

Autor/a de La Llengua perduda de les grues

63+ obres 8,113 Membres 141 Ressenyes 15 preferits

Sobre l'autor

David Leavitt's first collection of stories, "Family Dancing," was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award & the PEN/Faulkner Prize. "The Lost Language of Cranes" was made into a BBC film, & "While England Sleeps" was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize. Leavitt mostra'n més is also the author of "Equal Affections," "A Place I've Never Been," "Arkansas," & "The Page Turner." With Mark Mitchell, he coedited "The Penguin Book of Short Stories" & "The Pages Passed from Hand to Hand" & cowrote "Italian Pleasures." He is recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation & the National Endowment for the Arts. He divides his time between Italy and Florida. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de David Leavitt

La Llengua perduda de les grues (1986) 1,290 exemplars
The Indian Clerk (2007) 757 exemplars
Ball de família (1983) 693 exemplars
Mentre Anglaterra dorm (1993) 618 exemplars
Amors iguals (1989) 547 exemplars
Arkansas: Three Novellas (1997) 450 exemplars
Un Lloc on no he estat mai (1990) 445 exemplars
The Page Turner (1998) 413 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Editor — 322 exemplars
The Body of Jonah Boyd: A Novel (2004) 310 exemplars
Martin Bauman; or, A Sure Thing (2000) 295 exemplars
Florence : a Delicate Case (2000) 267 exemplars
The Two Hotel Francforts: A Novel (2013) 240 exemplars
The Marble Quilt (2001) 148 exemplars
Collected Stories (2003) 116 exemplars
Shelter in Place (2020) 81 exemplars
Italian Pleasures (1996) 76 exemplars
The New Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (2003) — Editor — 33 exemplars
The Stories of David Leavitt (2005) 13 exemplars
La nuova generazione perduta (1998) 10 exemplars
Il decoro (2020) 5 exemplars
Enquanto a Inglaterra dorme (2003) 3 exemplars
Saturn Street (1996) 3 exemplars
Territory 2 exemplars
A Room With a View 1 exemplars
Linguagem Perdida 1 exemplars
Subtropics (1) 1 exemplars
L'Art de la dissertation (1999) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Maurice (1971) — Introducció, algunes edicions4,178 exemplars
The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Col·laborador — 752 exemplars
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Col·laborador — 447 exemplars
The Granta Book of the American Short Story (1992) — Col·laborador — 368 exemplars
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Col·laborador — 322 exemplars
The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books (1997) — Col·laborador — 305 exemplars
Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology (1993) — Col·laborador — 287 exemplars
Apartment in Athens (1945) — Introducció, algunes edicions279 exemplars
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Notes to their Younger Selves (2012) — Col·laborador — 263 exemplars
Men on Men 2: Best New Gay Fiction (1988) — Col·laborador — 205 exemplars
The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing (1995) — Introducció — 178 exemplars
Vint sota trenta (1986) — Col·laborador — 91 exemplars
First Love/Last Love (1985) — Col·laborador — 84 exemplars
Man of My Dreams: Provocative Writing on Men Loving Men (1996) — Col·laborador — 77 exemplars
Lavender Mansions: 40 Contemporary Lesbian and Gay Short Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 76 exemplars
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018 (2018) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
The Literary Lover: Great Stories of Passion and Romance (1993) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader (2003) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (2000) — Col·laborador — 41 exemplars
Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers (1999) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
Food of Love [2002 film] (2002) — Original book — 28 exemplars
Vital Signs: Essential AIDS Fiction (2007) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Once Upon a Childhood: Stories and Memories of American Youth (2004) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction (2013) — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Godenzonen : verhalen over mannen (1999) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Reasons to Believe: New Voices in American Fiction (1988) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars


Coneixement comú



Interesting regarding gay life and relationships
JimandMary69 | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Mar 26, 2024 |
An enjoyable read, but nothing fantastic. It's sparked my interest in reading the biography of Ramanujan[b:The Man Who Knew Infinity|106139|The Man Who Knew Infinity|Robert Kanigel||1031423]
lschiff | Hi ha 29 ressenyes més | Sep 24, 2023 |
Most of the stories in A place I've never been are tediously long and dragging. Although in most of these stories the main character is gay or lesbian, it feels as if the author tries to avoid foregrounding this. Given the fact that these short stories are very long, they do not present enough action of fascination to keep you interested.
edwinbcn | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Aug 9, 2023 |
David Leavitt can't write. His sentences are ugly, his paragraphs even more so, and the hundred or so pages of this book that I read seemed to indicate that his structure is pretty awful too. The characters are unmotivated and unpleasant. The greatest problem, though, is that clearly none of it ever happened. The adjectives and adverbs are just put in for decoration, not to share with you what the protagonist really experienced. In one scene a delivery boy rings the bell and for some reason stands there "sheepishly" while he receives his money. It's like he has an alarm that rings every hundred words and he has to pop a descriptive word in; they're like speed bumps that prevent you from getting up any momentum in the novel.… (més)
robfwalter | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Jul 31, 2023 |



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