연세대학교 학술정보원

  • ENGLISH
  • LOGIN
  • 사이트내검색
    사이트내 검색

    닫기

연세대학교 학술정보원 로고 이미지

닫기

상세정보

  • HOME
  • 검색상세정보

Speaking with the angel : original stories

Hornby, Nick

책이미지
서평쓰기
서평쓰기
자료유형단행본
서명/저자사항Speaking with the angel : original stories / edited by Nick Hornby.
개인저자Hornby, Nick
판사항1st Riverhead trade paperback ed.
발행사항New York : Riverhead Books, 2001.
형태사항xviii, 233 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN1573228583
일반주기 Originally published: Penguin Books, 2000.
일반주제명Short stories, English.
Short stories, American.
First person narrative.
Monologues.
언어영어

전자자료

소장정보

서비스 이용안내
  • 보존서고도서 신청보존서고도서 신청
  • 캠퍼스대출캠퍼스대출
메세지가 없습니다
No. 등록번호 청구기호 소장처 도서상태 반납예정일 예약 매체정보
1 00021152085 823.08 001b [신촌]도서관/인문자료실(중도2층)/ 분실(장서관리)

책 소개

책소개 일부

------------Amazon.com-------------
There are lots of reasons to buy Speaking with the Angel, an anthology of first-person narratives by bright, young, mostly British literati: these are smart and original stories, none of them previously published elsewhere. What's more, it's for a good cause. Nick Hornby, editor of the collection and author of one of the pieces, has an autistic son, and in a raw and wrenching introduction he stresses the importance of educational institutions to serve such children, who "have no language, and no particular compulsion to acquire it, who are bo...

책소개 전체

------------Amazon.com-------------
There are lots of reasons to buy Speaking with the Angel, an anthology of first-person narratives by bright, young, mostly British literati: these are smart and original stories, none of them previously published elsewhere. What's more, it's for a good cause. Nick Hornby, editor of the collection and author of one of the pieces, has an autistic son, and in a raw and wrenching introduction he stresses the importance of educational institutions to serve such children, who "have no language, and no particular compulsion to acquire it, who are born without the need to explore the world." Accordingly, a portion of each sale benefits autism charities around the world.

Still, this is a collection that stands on its own merits, and requires no act of charity to purchase. In Roddy Doyle's "The Slave," for example, a 42-year-old family man discovers a dead rat on his kitchen floor, and this unwelcome incursion from the natural world plunges him into a midlife crisis. In "Last Requests," Giles Smith introduces us to a prison cook who specializes in, well, last suppers. It's both hilarious and shocking to encounter this egomaniacal chef on the job:

They can have what they like, within reason, up to a maximum of three courses, with coffee or tea and a piece of confectionary or a biscuit if they want it. No alcohol, for obvious reasons. Obviously, you'll get the jokers, like the one who said he wanted a whole roast pig with an apple in its mouth. Or the governor's head, one of them said he wanted.
Elsewhere, in Hornby's own "NippleJesus," a skinhead bouncer becomes a museum guard and falls for the painting he's charged to protect, a crucifixion collage made up of thousands of tiny breasts cut out of porn magazines. The stories in Speaking with the Angel all feel up to the minute, abounding with references to politics and popular culture. Yet the obscenity and slang ultimately amount to a form of bluster, an acknowledgement of the intrinsic fragility that all 12 of these narrators share. --Victoria Jenkins

------------Book Description-------------
Speaking with the Angel:

12 completely new stories, narrated by 12 completely fabulous characters, written by 12 of the most celebrated voices in fiction today. Bestselling author Nick Hornby has brought together a star-studded group of writers to create this one-of-a-kind collection of first-person narratives.

From the imaginations of Dave Eggers, Zadie Smith, Irvine Welsh, Helen Fielding, Roddy Doyle, Melissa Bank, and others, including Nick Hornby himself, have sprung eleven enthralling, unforgettable talking heads. Clever, outragious, witty, edgy, tender, wicked....This is what is meant by "original."

청구기호 Browsing

이 분야 인기자료

  • 표지이미지
    달러구트 꿈 백화점 : 주문하신 꿈은 매진입니다 : 이...
    이미예
    팩토리나인, 2020
  • 표지이미지
    여행의 이유 : 김영하 산문
    김영하 金英夏
    문학동네, 2019
  • 표지이미지
    완전한 행복 : 정유정 장편소설
    정유정
    은행나무, 2021
  • 표지이미지
    달러구트 꿈 백화점 : 이미예 장편소설. 2, 단골손님...
    이미예
    팩토리나인, 2021
  • 표지이미지
    파친코 : [이민진 장편소설]. 1
    Lee, Min Jin
    문학사상, 2018

서평 (0 건)

*주제와 무관한 내용의 서평은 삭제될 수 있습니다.

서평추가

서평추가
별점
별0점
  • 별5점
  • 별4.5점
  • 별4점
  • 별3.5점
  • 별3점
  • 별2.5점
  • 별2점
  • 별1.5점
  • 별1점
  • 별0.5점
  • 별0점
*서평 입력 시 선택한 별점은 전체 별점에 반영됩니다.
제목입력
본문입력

태그

태그추가

태그추가
태그입력
태그보기