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Renee Gladman

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18+ verk 586 medlemmar 13 recensioner

Serier

Verk av Renee Gladman

Event Factory (2010) 144 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Calamities (2016) 89 exemplar
The Ravickians (Dorothy, a Publishing Project) (2011) 69 exemplar, 1 recension
Houses of Ravicka (2017) 63 exemplar, 1 recension
Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge (2013) 52 exemplar, 1 recension
The Activist (2003) 45 exemplar
Juice (2000) 39 exemplar, 1 recension
To After That (Toaf) (2008) 21 exemplar
Plans for Sentences (2022) 19 exemplar
Newcomer Can't Swim (2007) 11 exemplar, 1 recension
MORELIA (2019) 11 exemplar
Ben Rivers: Ways of Worldmaking (2016) 6 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Prose Architectures (2017) 5 exemplar
A Picture-Feeling (2005) 4 exemplar

Associerade verk

Pathetic Literature (2022) — Bidragsgivare — 26 exemplar, 1 recension
What I Say: Innovative Poetry by Black Writers in America (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 16 exemplar

Taggad

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Födelsedag
1971
Kön
female
Nationalitet
United States of America
Land (för karta)
United States of America
Födelseort
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Medlemmar

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This is a book I'm not sure what I read, or if I like, but I certainly want more of it. The unnamed Linguist in this book wanders around, not understanding even though the words make sense are in the correct order, but the meaning seems to be malleable....

Its beautiful writing, but infuriating all at the same time - what is happening, why is it happening, what does any of it mean will drive a reader batty. I think the length of a book is an asset - any longer and will get bogged down in the almost makes sense language. The length also means its easy to re-read, although on second reading, was much like the first - comprehensible incomprehensibleness, if that makes sense.

Any way, you should read it. Even though you may throw this book at the wall.
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½
 
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TheDivineOomba | 5 andra recensioner | Jul 8, 2023 |
Gladman's final Ravicka entry is an interesting departure in that it contains a more conventional narrative, but in doing so it's no less introspective and thoughtful than the preceding three books. The exploration of place and space is taken to somewhat of a logical extreme, and Gladman's prose shines. This read to me like some of my favorite speculative fiction, and is easily my favorite Ravicka book.
 
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DarthFisticuffs | Feb 24, 2023 |
This book, structured more like a series of prose poems that form a loose narrative, is an interesting exploration of what it means to be experiencing something that it is not possible to communicate - to be stuck in that place, that being, but to be without understanding or being understood. Renee Gladman continues to be fascinating and effective in pulling meaning and feeling out of the fog, both literal and metaphorical, of Ravicka.
 
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DarthFisticuffs | Feb 23, 2023 |
Continuing from the foundation laid in the previous Event Factory, this book maintains its aloofness and strangeness of style, but deepens its exploration of space and how we explain it. While the description talks about translation, and that's an important element, the narrator often begins thoughts with the phrase "I think about architecture, and...". Place is important to this book, and especially how we don't really see the structures around us until they change or they're gone, nor do we see the effect they have on us until that effect is made permanent.

However, despite my enjoyment of the deepening of Gladman's themes, the latter half of the book falls flat for me, especially the vague and sometimes incomprehensible conversations between somewhat-unnamed characters that muddies the waters for me in what is otherwise an excellent and beautifully written exploration.
… (mer)
 
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DarthFisticuffs | Feb 19, 2023 |

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Statistik

Verk
18
Även av
2
Medlemmar
586
Popularitet
#42,792
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
13
ISBN
24
Språk
2

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