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Great House

Krauss, Nicole

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ISBN 10: 0393079988 / ISBN 13: 9780393079982
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, Scranton, PA, U.S.A., 2010
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Author's third book, New York Times 100 Notable Books 2010, National Book Award Finalist, intertwined stories of Chilean and New York Novelist, incorporating magical realism. Bookseller Inventory # 000099

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Title: Great House

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated, Scranton, PA, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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A complex, richly imagined new novel Krauss 's talent runs deep. And she cannot write a bad sentence: pound for pound, the sentences alone deliver epiphany upon epiphany. --Janet Byrne

Starred Review. This stunning work showcases Krauss's consistent talent.... Much like in Krauss's The History of Love, the sharply etched characters seem at first arbitrarily linked across time and space, but Krauss pulls together the disparate elements, settings, characters, and fragile connective tissue to form a formidable and haunting mosaic of loss and profound sorrow. "

While her prior, much-vaunted novel, The History of Love, was certainly fresh and winning, Great House strikes me as a richer, more seasoned exploration of the themes and images that bedevil Krauss Krauss sentences are so beautiful, rendered in such simple, clear language, I had to stop to reread many. --Joan Frank"

The most heartbreaking part of Great House, the third novel by Nicole Krauss, is having to finish it As the mysteries of this beautifully written novel come spooling out, you ll marvel at how profoundly one brilliantly crafted metaphor involving a mute wooden artifact can remind us what it means to be alive. --Rachel Rosenblit"

Krauss organic scenes soar, she is stunning. --Karen R. Long"

Surely if there is one book each author is meant to write, then there might also be one book each reader is meant to read. For plenty of fans out there, Great House just might be that book. "

Krauss has a unique way of assembling novels baroque, complex, and with stunning tidiness that isn t clear until the very last page. All the parts do fit together in the end. The shape they form is the ghastly Great House, and its walls are ideas that leave the reader reverberating. --Jennie Rothenberg Gritz"

Steeped in place and memory, Great House is a worthy successor to Krauss earlier works, more complex and more challenging. --Robin Vidimos"

Krauss third novel is perhaps even more indicative [than The History of Love] of her ability to weave intricate storylines, craft emotionally layered characters and expertly draw out the pain, difficulty, and extreme complexity of human relationships. --Juliet Linderman"

Starred Review: Krauss masterful rendition of character is breathtaking, compelling.... This tour de force of fiction writing will deeply satisfy fans of the author s first two books and bring her legions more."

[An] elegiac novel achieved through exquisitely chosen sensory details that reverberate with emotional intensity. Here [Krauss] gives us her tragic vision pure. It is a high-wire performance, only the wire has been replaced by an exposed nerve, and you hold your breath, and she does not fall.--Rebecca Newberger Goldstein"

[Krauss] writes of her characters despair with striking lucidity an eloquent dramatization of the need to find that missing piece that will give life its meaning.--Sam Sacks"

[The characters ] stunningly distinct and lively voices hold us captive to their versions of their lives. Krauss, who began her career as a poet, can do just about anything with the English language.--Ann Harleman"

Krauss herself is a fiction pioneer, toying with fresh ways of rendering experience and emotion, giving us readers the thrill of seeing the novel stretched into amorphous new shapes.--Maureen Corrigan

Krauss organic scenes soar, she is stunning.--Karen R. Long"

Exquisite Krauss is a poetic stylist whose prose gives tremendous weight to her characters pain and struggles.--Sharon Dilworth"

A complex, richly imagined new novel Krauss s talent runs deep. And she cannot write a bad sentence: pound for pound, the sentences alone deliver epiphany upon epiphany.--Janet Byrne"

Artlessly lovely the pleasure of reading this book is in its details, its intimation of sincerity, its quiet wisdom.--Yevgeniya Traps"

[A] brave new novel [Krauss] has written one of the most lyrical novels I ve read in a long time.--Mike Fischer"

With grace and originality, Krauss writes of loss and many kinds of loneliness, the connections between memory and objects, between memory and identity, and about uncertainty.--Sandee Brawarsky

I was captivated by the first chapter, and never disappointed thereafter as the various voices chimed in and the intricate connections began to connect. Perhaps it has a special resonance for writers (the two "All Rise" sections in particular, were utterly devastating) but at the same time I feel sure all kinds of readers will respond to it.... The richness of invention, the beauty of the prose, the aptness of her central images (oh, the desk!), the depth of feeling: who would not be moved?--Andrea Barrett, author of Ship Fever"

Starred Review: Krauss' masterful rendition of character is breathtaking, compelling.... This tour de force of fiction writing will deeply satisfy fans of the author's first two books and bring her legions more.

[An] elegiac novel...achieved through exquisitely chosen sensory details that reverberate with emotional intensity. Here [Krauss] gives us her tragic vision pure. It is a high-wire performance, only the wire has been replaced by an exposed nerve, and you hold your breath, and she does not fall.--Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

[Krauss] writes of her characters' despair with striking lucidity...an eloquent dramatization of the need to find that missing piece that will give life its meaning.--Sam Sacks

[The characters'] stunningly distinct and lively voices hold us captive to their versions of their lives. Krauss, who began her career as a poet, can do just about anything with the English language.--Ann Harleman

A novel brimming with insights into the human psyche...often haunting and ultimately rewarding.--Monica Rhor

Krauss' organic scenes soar, she is stunning.--Karen R. Long

Exquisite...Krauss is a poetic stylist whose prose gives tremendous weight to her characters' pain and struggles.--Sharon Dilworth

A complex, richly imagined new novel... Krauss's talent runs deep. And she cannot write a bad sentence: pound for pound, the sentences alone deliver epiphany upon epiphany.--Janet Byrne

Artlessly lovely... the pleasure of reading this book is in its details, its intimation of sincerity, its quiet wisdom.--Yevgeniya Traps

[A] brave new novel...[Krauss] has written one of the most lyrical novels I've read in a long time.--Mike Fischer

...I was captivated by the first chapter, and never disappointed thereafter as the various voices chimed in and the intricate connections began to connect. Perhaps it has a special resonance for writers (the two "All Rise" sections in particular, were utterly devastating)--but at the same time I feel sure all kinds of readers will respond to it.... The richness of invention, the beauty of the prose, the aptness of her central images (oh, the desk!), the depth of feeling: who would not be moved?--Andrea Barrett, author of Ship Fever

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