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The Transcriptionist: A Novel av Amy Rowland
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The Transcriptionist: A Novel (urspr publ 2014; utgåvan 2015)

av Amy Rowland (Författare)

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Fiction. Literature. HTML:Haunting and provocative . . . Rowlands writing is compelling and masterful. Delia Ephron, author of The Lion Is In
Once, there were many transcriptionists at the Record, a behemoth New York City newspaper, but new technology has put most of them out of work. So now Lena, the last transcriptionist, sits alone in a rooma human conduit, silently turning reporters recorded stories into printuntil the day she encounters a story so shocking that it shatters the reverie that has become her life.
This exquisite novel, written by an author who spent more than a decade as a transcriptionist at the New York Times, asks probing questions about journalism and ethics, about the decline of the newspaper and the failure of language. It is also the story of a womans effort to establish her place in an increasingly alien and alienating world.
The Transcriptionist is suffused with prescient insight into journalism, ethics, and alienation . . . A thought provoking, original work. New York Journal of Books
Rowland seems that rare thing, the naturally gifted novelist . . . [She] deftly maps a very specific kind of urban loneliness, the inner ache of the intelligent, damaged soul who prefers the company of ideas and words to that of people . . . That urgeto make words holyis at the heart of this novels strange, sad beauty. The Washington Post
The Transcriptionist holds many pleasures . . . [and] can be read through many lenses . . . Rowland plays with the notions of truth and reliability . . . Sharp and affecting. The New York Times Book Review
A strange, mesmerizing novel . . . about the decline of newspapers and the subsequent loss of humanityand yes, these are related. Booklist, starred review
Ambitious and fascinating . . . Disturbing and powerful. Library Journal
Entering the city Rowland creates, with its tightly strung dialogue and soulful, lonely citizens, is a memorable experience. The Boston Globe
Unforgettable. Written with such delight, compassion, and humanity its newsworthy.Alex Gilvarry, author of From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant.
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Titel:The Transcriptionist: A Novel
Författare:Amy Rowland (Författare)
Info:Algonquin Books (2015), 272 pages
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The Transcriptionist av Amy Rowland (2014)

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I finished this book yesterday, coming in just under the year's end. And it was a great way to end a rough year. This is my favorite read of the year. The writing is tight, the protagonist was flawed, but likeable and believable, and I recognized a lot of the NYC references which certainly added to my enjoyment. ( )
  Sean191 | Dec 31, 2020 |
I tend to not have the patience for B&N table display books that fall into the literary category of "people thinking about things." But here you have Amy Rowland thinking in lovely words about journalistic integrity, quarter-life crises, being eaten by lions, and about parsing meaning from words themselves when they swarm in meaningless numbers.

The Transcriptionist will reward a more patient reader than I happen to be, but I think this one is probably worth circling back around to. ( )
  prufrockcoat | Dec 3, 2019 |
I liked it enough to finish it. I got a tad lost in the end, but then I got back on course. Pretty okay book. ( )
  thursbest | Oct 24, 2017 |
A literary novel about a transcriptionist for a major New York City newspaper. Comfortable in her repetitive life, Lena gets an awakening one day when she transcribes a story about a woman mauled by lions at the zoo. The novel is mesmerizing and beautifully written. Lena's awakening is powerful and relatable. ( )
  ReadHanded | Dec 29, 2014 |
It was a unique read but a bit boring at places. ( )
  Nuit | Nov 16, 2014 |
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Fiction. Literature. HTML:Haunting and provocative . . . Rowlands writing is compelling and masterful. Delia Ephron, author of The Lion Is In
Once, there were many transcriptionists at the Record, a behemoth New York City newspaper, but new technology has put most of them out of work. So now Lena, the last transcriptionist, sits alone in a rooma human conduit, silently turning reporters recorded stories into printuntil the day she encounters a story so shocking that it shatters the reverie that has become her life.
This exquisite novel, written by an author who spent more than a decade as a transcriptionist at the New York Times, asks probing questions about journalism and ethics, about the decline of the newspaper and the failure of language. It is also the story of a womans effort to establish her place in an increasingly alien and alienating world.
The Transcriptionist is suffused with prescient insight into journalism, ethics, and alienation . . . A thought provoking, original work. New York Journal of Books
Rowland seems that rare thing, the naturally gifted novelist . . . [She] deftly maps a very specific kind of urban loneliness, the inner ache of the intelligent, damaged soul who prefers the company of ideas and words to that of people . . . That urgeto make words holyis at the heart of this novels strange, sad beauty. The Washington Post
The Transcriptionist holds many pleasures . . . [and] can be read through many lenses . . . Rowland plays with the notions of truth and reliability . . . Sharp and affecting. The New York Times Book Review
A strange, mesmerizing novel . . . about the decline of newspapers and the subsequent loss of humanityand yes, these are related. Booklist, starred review
Ambitious and fascinating . . . Disturbing and powerful. Library Journal
Entering the city Rowland creates, with its tightly strung dialogue and soulful, lonely citizens, is a memorable experience. The Boston Globe
Unforgettable. Written with such delight, compassion, and humanity its newsworthy.Alex Gilvarry, author of From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant.

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