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Filthy Animals (Penguin LCC US)

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Artikelnummer: 9780593420201

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY VULTURE Praise for Filthy Animals: & #8220 Sumptuous, melancholic portraits of characters overwhelmed. . . .  Taylor has a talent for taking the dull hum of quotidian life and converting it into lyrics. . . . These intimacies, often cozy, pair splendidly with the uglier, more brutal elements to establish the book& #8217 s focus: the feral that lurks under the veneer. . . . A perfect companion piece for our nervous era.& #8221 & #8212 John Paul Brammer, New York Times Book Review 'Blistering.' & #8212 Time Out & #8220 Taylor is an important literary talent, not least for his ability to render the familiar into the shockingly unfamiliar. Full of beauty and harshness, the complex and startling stories of Filthy Animals will stick with readers long after the pages are read.& #8221 & #8211 USA Today & #8220 Lumious. . . . tap[s] into the peculiar, primal struggle of becoming who you are, and all the stories you have to tell yourself to get there.& #8221 & #8211 Entertainment Weekly & #8220 Explore[s] love, longing, and erotic desire between an interconnected group of creatives in the Midwest with tenderness and a gentle touch of dry humor . . .  Fully delivering on the promise of Real Life, Filthy Animals firmly establishes Taylor as a brilliantly inventive storyteller, and one whose beautifully drawn characters have that rare ability to really make you care.& #8221 & #8212 Vogue & #8220 With Filthy Animals, [Taylor] applies his captivating, precise prose to the short form. These linked narratives thoughtfully examine a group of brainy Midwesterners dwelling deep inside their own heads, falling forward into one another's orbits.& #8221 & #8212 O, The Oprah Magazine & #8220 Filthy Animals explores desire and human contact throughout, and while Taylor is a gifted descriptive writer, it& #8217 s the way he gets into his characters& #8217 heads in the moment and in the aftermath& #8212 the confusion, the anger, the longing& #8212 that& #8217 s so hard to shake.& #8221 & #8212 Vanity Fair & #8220 Stunning. . . . Each story has a cinematic quality that is wholly earned. . . . Emotionally rich but also physically grounded. . . . Filthy Animals allows its characters to crawl out into the open and learn to love.& #8221 & #8212 Los Angeles Times   & #8220 [These] stories feel almost like slices of life, but the everyday is heightened by the intensity of the characters& #8217 longing, desire, anger and, above all else, passion. . . .  Taylor& #8217 s characters are beautiful messes, with their flaws, uncertainty, and mistakes making them all the more intriguing and real.& #8221 & #8212 Associated Press 'Taylor writes with incredible clarity and precision about the lives of people in small university towns, and how they are never as quaint or idyllic as those on the outside might imagine. . . . [his] writing. . . [creates] a refuge from the beastly terrors of marginalization& #8212 an untamed, unruly, ecstatic wilderness.& #8221 & #8212 The Nation & #8220 A probing short story collection that grapples with societal expectations and transgressions . . . a luminous exploration of identity, mental health, and sexuality.& #8221 & #8212 BuzzFeed & #8220 Impressive . . . The cloistered world of student life offers Taylor the perfect canvas for the emotionally charged interplay between an insular cast.  Most significantly though, these stories provide further evidence that intimacy is Taylor& #8217 s great subject.& #8221 & #8212 Financial Times & #8220 A joy to devour. Filthy Animals is unflinching in its grounded views of relationships and introspection. Taylor draws characters like he& #8217 s channeling Tom Stoppard, revealing them in their conversations, projecting them off the page like they& #8217 re standing beside you. These are not characters, they are people. I promise, you will find yourself somewhere in this book. And it will make you glad to have been chosen out of the world.& #8221 & #8212 Little Village (Iowa) & #8220 Filthy Animals touches on the soft underbelly of human existence, showing the animalistic qualities we all share. How we all struggle to make meaningful connections, have a sense of dignity and deal with pain.& #8221 & #8212 Seattle Times & #8220 [These stories] all paint a picture of the simultaneous beauties and woes of life: a craving for intimacy, a secret desire for love masked by an indifference toward it, and the lasting effects of pain on present-day life.& #8221 & #8212 Cosmopolitan & #8220 Gorgeous.& #8221 & #8212 Barrie Hardymon, NPR & #8220 The stories in this collection pulse with life. Neither cold nor detached, these stories are suffused with a warmth and humanity that recalled for me the uncanniness of Raymond Carver, the empathy of Alice Munro, and the meticulous irony of Chekhov.& #8221 & #8212 Los Angeles Review of Books & #8220 Resonant and poignant. . . . Taylor writes about relationships like a modern E. M. Forster, poking and prodding at the places where the connection is thinnest, and observing what happens when people madly attempt to shore it up.& #8221 & #8212 Vulture & #8220 If  Brandon Taylor  isn& #8217 t on your radar, change that immediately. The Booker-nominated novelist is one of the most exciting young writers working today, and his new short story collection, Filthy Animals, is a powerful suckerpunch right in your Feelings. . . . Taylor has a gift for pulling readers into emotionally fraught territory and delivering them to the other side a little battered but better for it.& #8221 & #8212 GQ & #8220 With a stark and unwavering eye and a deep respect for his subjects, Taylor builds instantly recognizable tales of longing and desire.& #8221 & #8212 Elle & #8220 A  landmark of millennial fiction, revealing an even clearer picture of the expansiveness of Taylor& #8217 s vision. . . . To describe what exactly Taylor is up to, we& #8217 ll be needing new terms.& #8221 & #8211 Ploughshares   & #8220 Deeply engrossing.  [Taylor& #8217 s] writing is singular.& #8221 & #8211 Shondaland & #8220 Filthy Animals is a great collection for any diehard novel-readers who are nervous or otherwise skeptical to venture into short story territory. But if you& #8217 re not afraid of short stories, of a little violence, or of a lot of pain, this is still a collection to keep.& #8221 & #8212 Southern Review of Books   & #8220 A magnificent, memorable reading experience.& #8221 & #8211 Bay Area Reporter & #8220 A queerfully quippy, honest, and heart-healing collection of stories from an erudite, undercover poet who writes with tremendous range and grace. . . .  Brandon is an infallible star.& #8221 & #8211 Paperback Paris & #8220 Incisive and keenly observed, these stories confirm that Taylor is one of our finest chroniclers of intimacy and loneliness.& #8221 & #8212 Esquire & #8220 Filthy Animals shows off Brandon Taylor& #8217 s powerful, insightful writing across a series of pieces that each tell their own tale but all tangle with the importance of connecting to others, even when it seems impossible.& #8221 & #8212 Town & Country & #8220 To read Filthy Animals is to get a crash course in compassion. . . .  A collection of stories that fearlessly lay bare the violence of human relationships while revealing the tenderness enmeshed in the brutality.& #8221 & #8212 Cero & #8220 Sharp and lingering, brutal and tender.& #8221 & #8212 San Francisco Bay Times & #8220 [A book of] major achievements . . . There are not many writers who represent such a wide range of identities in their fiction, nor are there many who weave them together so effortlessly.& #8221 & #8212 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette & #8220 A stunning achievement . . .  marked by a pervasive intelligence and empathy, a reminder that even in our despair and isolation, we are not wholly alone.& #8221 & #8212 Refinery 29 & #8220 Full of beautiful writing.& #8221 & #8211 BookPage 'There is a deep fear in the publishing world of the 'second book slump,' the idea that the follow-up to a blockbuster hit can never match the original& #8217 s genius. But Taylor has blown this myth to pieces with [ Filthy Animals], with a cast of characters who allow him to explore the dark, vulnerable, and often ugly side of being human and searching for connection.' & #8212 The Daily Beast & #8220 Not shying away from scenes of sexuality, violence, and belonging, Filthy Animals is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.& #8221   & #8212 Bustle & #8220 Filthy Animals is a powerful look at what it means to strive to live a creative life, the cruelties of families and friends, and the painful realities of longing.& #8221 & #8212 Alma & #8220 One of the most exciting young writers working today . . .  Taylor has a gift to draw readers into an emotionally desolate territory and bring them to the other side.& #8221 & #8212 Texas News Today & #8220 Empathetically written. . . . Taylor does an impressive job of pulling readers into the lives of complex and relatable people.& #8221 & #8212 Glossary Magazine & #8220 This collection offers us contexts to think about how fraught longing is, how painful it can be, and why we still yearn for it.& #8221 & #8212 Lit Hub & #8220 Taylor spins intimate narratives of fraught relationship dynamics and demonstrates a keen sensitivity to his characters& #8217 fragile mental health. [His] language sparks with the tension of beauty and cruelty. . . . [He] has an impressive range, and his depictions of complex characters trapped in untenable situations are hard to forget.& #8221 & #8212 Publishers Weekly (starred review) & #8220 Brandon Taylor writes with unsparing precision about the blurry territories of fear, longing, violence, and desire. An extraordinary book that rewards, and deserves, keen attention.& #8221 & #8212 Karen Russell   & #8220 The characters at the heart of this elegant storm of stories are ablaze with risk and tenderness. Their voices are bright and clear, the contours of their pains and desires sharp and urgent. A profoundly gifted writer.& #8221 & #8212 Laura Van Den Berg & #8220 A dazzling showcase for Brandon Taylor& #8217 s formidable talents& #8212 his fierce intellect, his emotional and linguistic precision, his dry and unflinching humor. He is a writer of rare daring, his fiction a series of revelations.& #8221 & #8212 Katie Kitamura & #8220 A writer who meets life with a rare combination of will, wonderment, temperament, and vitality.& #8221 & #8212 Yiyun Li & #8220 Superb work by a writer of extraordinary psychological insight.& #8221 & #8212 Joseph O& #8217 Neill

ISBN 978-0-593-42020-1
Abmessungen (B/H/T) 205x135x27mm
Gewicht 237 g