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In einer Person by John Irving

In einer Person (original 2012; edition 2012)

by John Irving

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Title:In einer Person
Authors:John Irving
Info:Diogenes Verlag AG (2012), Hardcover
Collections:Belletristik, Your library
Tags:Homosexualität Schriftsteller

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In One Person by John Irving (2012)

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    LynnB: Explores gender identity.
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    Tomboy. by Thomas Meinecke (JuliaMaria)
    JuliaMaria: In beiden Werken geht es um sexuelle Identität.

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Wonderfully written, funny and moving. This is a really good read. ( )
  KarenDuff | Jun 1, 2016 |
Fantastic book. Definitely a must-read. I am so glad that some things don't change and I love Irving as much as I ever did. Now go, get the book. ( )
  ReneeMiller | Feb 25, 2016 |
Read 12%. Lost interest.
  ajlewis2 | Feb 24, 2016 |
Really boring ranting of an old fart about his sexual (dis)orientation and preferred sexual practices. Yaaawn. ( )
  pepe68 | Aug 11, 2015 |
Entertaining and well-meant but not terribly convincing "there but for the grace of God" novel, in which Irving re-imagines his own life story as if he had had a different sexuality. As usual there is lots of vivid background detail, following the principle of "nothing exceeds like excess" (forget play-within-a-novel: this is Western Drama 101). But the central character never really comes to life, and the account of the AIDS crisis of the eighties from a safe distance feels more voyeuristic than engaged. ( )
  thorold | Dec 30, 2014 |
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Den amerikanske forfatteren John Irving har latt seg inspirere av Henrik Ibsen i sin nyeste roman. Ibsen-diskusjonene er det beste ved boken, som ellers inneholder forutsigbare Irving-temaer som bryting, en forsvunnet far, uklare identiteter og ikke minst sex i de fleste konstellasjoner
added by annek49 | editNRK, Anne Cathrine Straume (Jun 18, 2012)
Jeg må tilstå med det samme: Jeg er blodfan av John Irving. Han forteller historier uten like, og i I en og samme person er han umiskjennelig irvingsk – tematikken er ikke ukjent for Irving-lesere, og hovedpersonen har som ofte før flere likhetstrekk med forfatteren. Denne romanen er både deilig, smertefull og underholdende å oppholde seg i. Typisk nok varer oppholdet i hundrevis av sider, litt over fem hundre
Irving likes to track his characters over long stretches of time. “In One Person” begins in the mid-1950s, when Billy is 13, and shadows him until he is in his late 60s, in 2010. As a work of fiction, it is true to the way we recall our lives rather than the way we actually live them; we live in linear time — we have no choice — but the curve of our memory is never a straight line. Happenings that lasted an hour can obsess us for years. Years of our lives can be forgotten.

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Thus play I in one person many people, and none contented.
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The author's most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, this novel is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself "worthwhile."

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