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Madison Smartt Bell

Författare till All Souls' Rising

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Madison Smartt Bell was born and raised in Tennessee; he studied at Princeton University and Hollins College. He has taught in a variety of capacities, including the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars, the University of Southern Maine, Goucher College, and as a visa mer Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. Much of his writing, which reflects a concern with race relations, has been critically acclaimed. Bell was awarded the 1989 Lillian Smith Award for Soldier's Joy. His 1996 historical novel All Soul's Rising was nominated for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award. All Soul's Rising, which depicts the slave uprising in Haiti in the late eighteenth century, also led to his selection to the Granta's list of Best Young American Novelists. His books include The Washington Square Ensemble (1983), Waiting for the End of the World (1985), Straight Cut (1986), The Year of Silence (1987), Zero dB (1987), Soldier's Joy (1989), Barking Man (1990), Doctor Sleep (1991), Save Me, Joe Lewis (1993), and All Soul's Rising (1996). His short stories have been frequently anthologized, including selection for the annual Best American Short Stories for 1984, 1987, 1989, and 1990. Bell teaches at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. (Bowker Author Biography) Madison Smartt Bell is the author of eleven previous works of fiction, including All Souls' Rising, which was a National Book Award finalist; Save Me, Joe Louis; Dr. Sleep; Soldier's Joy; and Ten Indians. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Madison Smartt Bell

All Souls' Rising (1995) — Författare — 579 exemplar
Straight Cut (1986) — Författare — 268 exemplar
Master of the Crossroads (2000) — Författare — 262 exemplar
Narrative Design: A Writer's Guide to Structure (1997) — Författare — 185 exemplar
Devil's Dream (2009) — Författare — 137 exemplar
Doctor Sleep (1991) — Författare — 114 exemplar
Waiting for the End of the World (1985) — Författare — 108 exemplar
The Year of Silence (1987) — Författare — 104 exemplar
Ten Indians (1996) — Författare — 100 exemplar
Barking Man (1990) — Författare — 83 exemplar
Zero Db and Other Stories (1987) — Författare — 83 exemplar
Save Me, Joe Louis (1993) — Författare — 73 exemplar
The Washington Square Ensemble (1983) — Författare — 71 exemplar
Soldier's Joy (1989) — Författare — 69 exemplar
Charm City: A Walk Through Baltimore (2007) — Författare — 63 exemplar
Anything Goes: A novel (2002) — Författare — 54 exemplar
The Color of Night (2011) 48 exemplar
New Stories from the South 2009: The Year's Best (2009) — Editor & Introduction — 39 exemplar
Child of Light: A Biography od Robert Stone (2020) — Författare — 27 exemplar
Behind the Moon (2017) 26 exemplar
Zig Zag Wanderer (2013) 8 exemplar
Ploughshares Winter 1999-00 : Stories and Poems (1999) — Redaktör — 7 exemplar

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The Black Jacobins (1938) — Efterord, vissa utgåvor1,376 exemplar
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 236 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 218 exemplar
The Best American Travel Writing 2005 (2005) — Bidragsgivare — 211 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 189 exemplar
Haiti Noir (2011) — Bidragsgivare — 136 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 129 exemplar
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 104 exemplar
Best of the South: From Ten Years of New Stories from the South (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 49 exemplar
New Stories from the South 2001: The Year's Best (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 46 exemplar
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 39 exemplar
A Wake for the Living (Southern Classics Series) (1975) — Förord, vissa utgåvor32 exemplar
The Eye You See With: Selected Nonfiction (2020) — Redaktör — 21 exemplar
The Mammoth Book of Legal Thrillers (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 19 exemplar
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1989 (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 14 exemplar
New Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1986 (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 12 exemplar
Mitä ukkonen todella sanoi (2001) 1 exemplar


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The story begins with a man named Tracy who has to put his dog to sleep. Quite a bummer. Then he gets a call to fly to Italy to edit a film. But first, a stop in NYC. And a bizarre love triangle between him, his 'good' friend Kevin, and his ex-wife(or actual wife...) Lauren. The film editing in Italy bored me to tears. As did all of the text dedicated to Tracy walking around, eating, and drinking booze. Boring.
That story fills Parts I and II of the book, about 135 pages! Almost 60% of the book!
Then there is a heroin sub-plot, complete with a skin-diving maneuver?!??
It's not a very good read, in my opinion.
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Stahl-Ricco | 2 andra recensioner | Jan 24, 2024 |
Really disjointed and jarringly edited in some places. Went from "this happened, then this happened, then this happened" type of history, and would then make a sudden jump to another event without any real transition. Don't know if this was the writer or the editor, but it doesn't really matter. I need to look elsewhere for a biography of Lavoisier.

(Also, one of my pet peeves: there were sections/poems in the original French, with no translation into English.)
rumbledethumps | 7 andra recensioner | Mar 23, 2021 |
Excellent book for fans of Madison Smartt Bell. Goes into his life from the beginning. The people he knew. How the things he experienced are reflected in his work.
nx74defiant | Jun 25, 2020 |
An early personal favorite, Bell is one of those writers who defies categorization and at times even description, his work somehow managing to track the borderland between experimental mind games and the solid characterization and description of mainstream literary fiction. A synthesis of mind and heart told in a language that matches the subtle virtuosity we’ve come to associate with his work, Bell’s thirteenth novel, Behind the Moon, does nothing to diminish his legacy.

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