by Lauren Groff
Praise for Arcadia Richly peopled and ambitious and oh, so lovely, Lauren Groff’s Arcadia is one of the most moving and satisfying novels I’ve read in a long time. It’s not possible to write any.
Praise for Arcadia Richly peopled and ambitious and oh, so lovely, Lauren Groff’s Arcadia is one of the most moving and satisfying novels I’ve read in a long time. Richly peopled and ambitious and oh, so lovely, Lauren Groff’s Arcadia is one of the most moving and satisfying novels I’ve read in a long time. It’s not possible to write any better without showing off. -Richard Russo, author of the novel That Old Cape Magic and the Pulitzer Prize–winning Empire Falls.
but i should have known that lauren groff would write a spectacular book even if it was about fucking hippies. i have read all three of her books now, and while monsters of templeton is still far and away the winner in the "books by lauren groff" award ceremonies, this one is very very good. this novel focuses on bit, a child born into a hippie commune, and checks in with him during four periods in his life. i had reservations about this book because, well, look at that cover.
Lauren Groff’s second novel, Arcadia, is set on a hippie commune in upstate New York and spans the years from 1965 to 2018. And a book that might have been small, dated and insular winds up feeling timeless and vast. The raw beauty of Ms. Groff’s prose is one of the best things about Arcadia. But it is by no means this book’s only kind of splendor. Ms. Groff draws her readers into the mind of Bit, the first kid born into the midst of Arcadia’s affectations. His real first name is Ridley, but he earned his nickname by being very small. Bit is supposed to mean Little Bit of a Hippie.
Lauren Groff is the author of three New York Times bestselling novels – Fates and Furies (named by Barack Obama as his favourite book of 2015), The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia – as well as the story collection Delicate Edible Birds
Lauren Groff is the author of three New York Times bestselling novels – Fates and Furies (named by Barack Obama as his favourite book of 2015), The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia – as well as the story collection Delicate Edible Birds. She graduated from Amherst College and has an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Groff’s fiction has won the Pushcart Prize and the PEN/O. Henry Award, among others, and has been shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2017, she was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists.
Formed in the 1960s by a small enclave sleeping in old buses and lean-tos far from the political turbulence of the era, it evolves and expands over time until its ideals and integrity are challenged. by great swells in population, emergent personal desires and agendas, and, eventually, a new generation of Free People.
Arcadia Groff Lauren Hachette Book Group 9781401340872 : From the bestselling author of The Monsters of Templeton comes a lyrical and gripping story of a great American dream. Кол-во: о цене Наличие: Отсутствует. Возможна поставка под заказ. При оформлении заказа до: 16 авг 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: конец Сентября При условии наличия книги у поставщика.
From Lauren Groff, author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling first novel The Monsters of Templeton, comes Delicate Edible Birds, one of the most striking short fiction debuts in recent years. Here are nine stories of astonishing insight and variety, each revealing a resonant drama within the life of a twentieth-century American woman.
In Lauren Groff's third work of fiction, Arcadia, it happens later. What we witness first is the day-to-day existence of a thriving 1970s commune in New York State. Groff is a sensuous writer, and the evocation of everyday commune life is warm: the making of food (soy cheese, poppyseed cake), the polygamy ("Jeannise had sex with both Hank and Horse, and now the twins aren't talking to one another.
BY LAUREN GROFF (Heinemann £1. 9). In Greek mythology, Arcadia was the home of the god Pan and, over the years, it has been depicted as a secular Eden, a place of rustic harmony, untainted by civilisation. By Michael Arditti for MailOnline. Published: 14:10 EST, 5 April 2012 Updated: 08:51 EST, 10 April 2012.