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Jonathan Lethem

Autor/a de Motherless Brooklyn

103+ obres 22,697 Membres 599 Ressenyes 95 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Jonathan Lethem was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 19, 1964. His first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music was published in 1994. His other works include As She Climbed across the Table (1997), Amnesia Moon (1995), The Fortress of Solitude (2003), You Don't Love Me Yet (2007), Chronic City mostra'n més (2009), and Dissident Gardens (2013). He won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Motherless Brooklyn (1999). He also writes short stories, comics and essays. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, Rolling Stone, Esquire, The New York Times, The Paris Review, McSweeney's and other periodicals and anthologies. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Author Jonathan Lethem at the 2015 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44687865

Sèrie

Obres de Jonathan Lethem

Motherless Brooklyn (1999) 4,916 exemplars
The Fortress of Solitude (2003) 4,010 exemplars
Gun, With Occasional Music (1994) 2,319 exemplars
Chronic City (2009) 1,444 exemplars
As She Climbed Across the Table (1997) 1,259 exemplars
Amnesia Moon (1995) 1,036 exemplars
Men and Cartoons: Stories (2004) 906 exemplars
You Don't Love Me Yet (2007) 893 exemplars
Girl in Landscape (1998) 865 exemplars
Dissident Gardens (2013) 610 exemplars
The Disappointment Artist: Essays (2005) 532 exemplars
The Feral Detective (2018) 378 exemplars
This Shape We're In (2001) 315 exemplars
The Arrest (2020) 305 exemplars
A Gambler's Anatomy (2016) 297 exemplars
Kafka Americana: Fiction (1999) 192 exemplars
Lucky Alan: And Other Stories (2015) 155 exemplars
Omega: The Unknown (2000) 141 exemplars
The Best American Comics 2015 (2015) — Editor — 94 exemplars
They Live (Deep Focus) (2010) 83 exemplars
Brooklyn Crime Novel: A Novel (2023) 82 exemplars
How we Got Insipid (2006) 69 exemplars
Philip Roth at 80: A Celebration (2014) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
The Best American Mystery Stories 2019 (2019) — Editor — 50 exemplars
The Blot (2016) 22 exemplars
The Happy Man 6 exemplars
Vanilla Dunk 6 exemplars
Lostronaut 5 exemplars
Vivian Relf 2 exemplars
The Empty Room 2 exemplars
Glasses 2 exemplars
The Vision (A Vintage Short) (2014) 2 exemplars
Patchwork Planet (1998) — Autor — 2 exemplars
De Minnamannen 1 exemplars
Interview mit Bob Dylan (2016) 1 exemplars
The Afterlife 1 exemplars
Kiedy wspięła się na stół (2003) 1 exemplars
Anatomía de un jugador (2019) 1 exemplars
Il detective selvaggio (2019) 1 exemplars
Árva Brooklyn (2001) 1 exemplars
L'arresto (Italian Edition) (2021) 1 exemplars
Anatomie eines Spielers: Roman (2021) 1 exemplars
The Porn Critic 1 exemplars
Pending Vegan 1 exemplars
The Gray Goose 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Sempre hem viscut al castell (1962) — Introducció, algunes edicions8,135 exemplars
L'home que fou dijous (1908) — Introducció, algunes edicions7,047 exemplars
Miss Lonelyhearts & The Day of the Locust (1933) — Introducció, algunes edicions2,219 exemplars
Wastelands: Stories of the Apocalypse (2008) — Col·laborador — 1,547 exemplars
Selected Stories of Philip K. Dick (2002) — Introducció, algunes edicions845 exemplars
The Book of Other People (2008) — Col·laborador — 741 exemplars
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories (2004) — Col·laborador — 670 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008) — Col·laborador — 573 exemplars
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick (1974) — Editor — 555 exemplars
Fierce Attachments: A Memoir (2005)algunes edicions523 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Tenth Annual Collection (1993) — Col·laborador — 432 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Fourteenth Annual Collection (1997) — Col·laborador — 416 exemplars
VALIS and Later Novels (1970) — Editor — 411 exemplars
Rewired: The Post-Cyberpunk Anthology (2007) — Col·laborador — 385 exemplars
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books (2011) — Col·laborador — 379 exemplars
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighth Annual Collection (1991) — Col·laborador — 377 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2005 (2005) — Col·laborador — 343 exemplars
Feeling Very Strange: The Slipstream Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 309 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2008 (2008) — Col·laborador — 290 exemplars
Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley (2012) — Editor — 283 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 12: Unpublished, Unknown, and/or Unbelievable (2003) — Col·laborador — 283 exemplars
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Col·laborador — 280 exemplars
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Col·laborador — 279 exemplars
A Meaningful Life (1971) — Introducció, algunes edicions274 exemplars
It Happened in Boston? (1968) — Introducció, algunes edicions223 exemplars
On the Yard (1967) — Introducció, algunes edicions219 exemplars
The Best American Comics 2010 (2010) — Col·laborador — 215 exemplars
Granta 86: Film (2004) — Col·laborador — 205 exemplars
The Secret History of Fantasy (2010) — Col·laborador — 200 exemplars
Conjunctions: 39, The New Wave Fabulists (2002) — Col·laborador — 197 exemplars
The Secret History of Science Fiction (2009) — Col·laborador — 196 exemplars
Lit Riffs (2004) — Col·laborador — 167 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 4: Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying, Trying (2000) — Col·laborador — 163 exemplars
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Col·laborador — 160 exemplars
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (1800) — Col·laborador — 144 exemplars
Starlight 2 (1998) — Col·laborador — 137 exemplars
Four Letter Word: New Love Letters (2007) — Col·laborador — 136 exemplars
Burned Children of America (2001) — Col·laborador — 123 exemplars
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature (2016) — Col·laborador — 110 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy (2008) — Col·laborador — 110 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 34 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2010) — Col·laborador — 109 exemplars
Give Our Regards to the Atomsmashers! Writers on Comics (2004) — Col·laborador — 106 exemplars
The Best of Crank! (1998) — Autor — 100 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 3: Windfall Republic (1999) — Col·laborador — 95 exemplars
Read Hard: Five Years of Great Writing from the Believer (2009) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
Nebula Awards Showcase 2000 (2000) — Col·laborador — 78 exemplars
Full Spectrum 5 (1995) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 2: Blues/Jazz Odyssey (1999) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars
Brooklyn Noir 2: The Classics (2005) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Omnibus (2015) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions66 exemplars
Fridays at Enrico's (2012) 65 exemplars
Intersections: The Sycamore Hill Anthology (1995) — Col·laborador — 65 exemplars
The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books (2011) — Col·laborador — 64 exemplars
Supermen!: The First Wave Of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941 (2009) — Introducció — 63 exemplars
Brooklyn Was Mine (2008) — Col·laborador — 63 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 42 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern): Multiples (2013) — Translator/Contributor — 62 exemplars
Three novels (1961) — Introducció, algunes edicions60 exemplars
Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine: 30th Anniversary Anthology (2007) — Col·laborador — 56 exemplars
Lethal Kisses: 18 Tales of Sex, Horror, and Revenge (1996) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions54 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Beyond Suspicion (2006) — Pròleg, algunes edicions52 exemplars
In Dreams (1992) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
Bestial Noise: The Tin House Fiction Reader (2003) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 44 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2013) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Universe 2 (1992) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Crucified Dreams (2011) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Isaac Asimov's Cyberdreams (1994) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Dangerous Games (2007) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Isaac Asimov's Father's Day (2001) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Future Sports (2002) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
Sense of Wonder: A Century of Science Fiction (2011) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (2011) — Col·laborador — 27 exemplars
Fetish: An Anthology (1998) — Col·laborador — 25 exemplars
Simulations: 15 Tales of Virtual Reality (Citadel Twilight) (1993) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
Super Stories of Heroes & Villains (2013) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
The Savage Humanists (2008) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
The Complete Short Stories (2021) — Introducció, algunes edicions15 exemplars
The Encyclopedia of Exes: 26 Stories by Men of Love Gone Wrong (2005) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 17, No. 14 [December 1993] (1993) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 33, No. 6 [June 2009] (1909) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Gigantic Worlds (2015) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Andy Warhol at Christie's: Paintings and Works on Paper (2012) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Black Clock 21 (2016) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Fantasy Magazine, Issue 54 (September 2011) (2011) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The Wood Duck [short story] — Narrador, algunes edicions3 exemplars
Supernovæ (1993) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Millemondi Inverno 1996 — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The New Yorker Science Fiction Issue 2012, June 4 & 11 (2012) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Black Clock 1 (2004) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Lethem, Jonathan Allen
Data de naixement
1964-02-19
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Berkeley, California, USA
Berwick, Maine, USA
Educació
High School of Music and Art, New York
Bennington College (Art)
Professions
bookstore clerk
professor
novelist
essayist
short story writer
Relacions
Jackson, Shelley (wife|divorced)
Lethem, Mara Faye (sister)
Organitzacions
Pomona College
Premis i honors
MacArthur Fellowship (2005)
Biografia breu
Author pronounced his surname "LEE-thum" on the audio book edition of You Don't Love Me Yet

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Ressenyes

I so wanted to love this book. It had the makings of a unique and interesting story. Sadly, it lost me with the vocabulary used and the vague and often obscure references. I have a vast vocabulary that is often perceived as supercilious, but Jonathan Lethem presented many words I was not familiar with. I found myself stopping often to look up words that were used but that I was unable to derive meaning from the surrounding context. I love words and learning new ones, but not being able to just read through the story became frustrating. In this book you have both backgammon and medical references that will make it a bit more challenging to follow if you aren't well versed in either, but where my frustration with the references came from was in how the whole story came together. I am unhappy to admit that I may not have gleaned the message that was (or was not) meant to be found due to the odd and obscure way the parts were pieced together. I frankly don't understand the transition that occurred at the ending to wrap the story up. It was just odd.
Having said all that, I did still enjoy the story that was told. I just wish it had been more clear and precise throughout the story.

Full Review: wanderinglectiophile.wordpress.com/2017/10/15/review-a-gamblers-anatomy-by-jonathan-lethem/
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RochelleJones | Hi ha 16 ressenyes més | Apr 5, 2024 |
Read this on audio. It was a random pick when I was searching thru Libby for a new audiobook. I like Lethem a lot, and this was one I hadn't heard of before. Its a short (under 6 hours) but weird tale that is essentially a love triangle story where Philip is in love with his physicist girlfriend Alice, but he is losing her, not to another man, but to nothing. Actually nothing, an anomaly in a lab, a hole, or perhaps a doorway, that they call "Lack". Is it sentient, or is there someone on the other side? Philip doesn't know and he's very concerned for Alice. One of his early works. Third, after Gun, with Occasional Music and Amnesia Moon. A very odd, but enjoyable read… (més)
 
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mahsdad | Hi ha 28 ressenyes més | Apr 3, 2024 |
A very inventive and touching story with unforgettable characters. I really enjoyed reading it, although I wished I'd had a little more experience with traditional hard boiled detective stories, as I could pick up hints that there were interesting plays on the genre going on that probably work even better if you've read a bit more Raymond Chandler. Still, a great read all the way through.
 
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rknickme | Hi ha 109 ressenyes més | Mar 31, 2024 |
What I really enjoyed is reading a story narrated by someone who had Tourette’s syndrome. First time I’ve ever read a story with the narrator like that. But other than that I didn’t find the story itself to be anything but kind of blah. I was disappointed in the ending and overall felt let down. I do plan on checking out the movie though.
 
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jbrownleo | Hi ha 109 ressenyes més | Mar 27, 2024 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
103
També de
106
Membres
22,697
Popularitat
#933
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
599
ISBN
376
Llengües
18
Preferit
95

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