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Jesmyn Ward

Auteur de Le chant des revenants

10+ oeuvres 9,605 utilisateurs 483 critiques 11 Favoris

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Jesmyn Ward was born in DeLisle, Mississippi in 1977. She became a writer after the death of her brother by a drunk driver. She received a MFA in creative writing from the University of Michigan. Her books include the novel Where the Line Bleeds, the memoir Men We Reaped, and the nonfiction work afficher plus The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race. Salvage the Bones won the National Book Award in Fiction in 2011 and an Alex Award in 2012. Sing, Unburied, Sing won the National Book Award in Fiction in 2017. She taught at University of New Orleans, the University of South Alabama, and Tulane University. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins

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Œuvres de Jesmyn Ward

Le chant des revenants (2017) 3,875 exemplaires
Bois Sauvage (2011) 2,841 exemplaires
Les moissons funèbres (2013) 1,059 exemplaires
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race (2016) — Directeur de publication — 837 exemplaires
Let Us Descend (2023) 458 exemplaires
Ligne de fracture (2008) 294 exemplaires
The Best American Short Stories 2021 (2021) — Directeur de publication — 124 exemplaires
Navigate Your Stars (2020) 99 exemplaires
Mother Swamp (2022) 16 exemplaires
Cattle Haul 2 exemplaires

Oeuvres associées

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story (2021) — Contributeur — 1,406 exemplaires
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (2018) — Contributeur — 372 exemplaires


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Ward's writing sings.
ben_r47 | 192 autres critiques | Feb 22, 2024 |
Annis is a slave on a plantation in Virginia. Her father is the plantation owner. When she rebuffs his advances she is sold further south. The journey to New Orleans is long and nearly unbearable. The scenes where the slaves are forced to cross rivers are awful. Upon reaching New Orleans, Annis is purchased by a woman who runs a sugar plantation. She is starved and worked mercilessly. She has a spirit, her grandmother Aza who watches over her. This is gut-wrenching, but probably a more true portrayal of slavery than what we usually are fed.… (plus d'informations)
mojomomma | 24 autres critiques | Feb 20, 2024 |
Very character-driven magical realism historical fiction story with lyrical prose but very little plot.
bookwyrmm | 24 autres critiques | Feb 18, 2024 |
[3.25] How I wanted this widely-acclaimed book that reimagines Dante’s “Inferno” to land on my all-to-short list of 5-star reads. It seemed to have all the ingredients. A socially and historically significant theme that creatively explores the tragedy of slavery through the eyes of a girl. A heartbreaking storyline that shines a spotlight on the resiliency of the human spirit. A talented author known for her lyrical prose. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite work for me — and I’m struggling to understand why it didn’t. I think my biggest issue involved the way the story unfolded in a stream of consciousness style fashion. It was a challenge for me to navigate the narrative path. As for the magical realism – something I typically get into – this aspect of “Let Us Descend” seemed – for a lack of a better word – “contrived.” Nevertheless, the book sheds light on a harrowing era in our nation’s history. The author clearly did meticulous research and used her wordsmithing to craft a myriad of riveting vignettes.… (plus d'informations)
brianinbuffalo | 24 autres critiques | Feb 14, 2024 |


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