All that man is by David Szalay

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  • Men,
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StatementDavid Szalay
SeriesThorndike Press large print Bill"s bookshelf, Thorndike Press large print Bill"s bookshelf
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LC ClassificationsPR6119.Z35 A79 2016c
The Physical Object
Pagination631 pages (large print)
Number of Pages631
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26925827M
ISBN 101410499537
ISBN 109781410499530
LC Control Number2017001367
OCLC/WorldCa970396470

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Shortlisted for Man Booker prize. * An interesting collection of short stories about men, probably better appreciated by blokes. After reading about half of the stories I thought that if this is All Man Is, then we are all doomed.

What I mean is that most of the men /5. Steadily and mercilessly, as this brilliantly conceived book progresses, the protagonist at the center of each chapter is older than the last one, it gets colder out, and All That Man Is gathers exquisite power.

Szalay is a writer of supreme gifts--a master of a new kind of realism that vibrates with detail, intelligence, relevance, and /5().

Tracing an arc from the spring of youth to the winter of old age, All That Man Is brings these separate lives together to show us men as they are – ludicrous and inarticulate, shocking and despicable; vital, pitiable, hilarious, and full of heartfelt longing. As the weather gets colder, and the men get older, the stakes become bewilderingly high.

ALL THAT MAN IS By David Szalay pp. Graywolf Press. $ In the final story in “All That Man Is,” an aging man sits in a cafe in Italy, listening to a 7-year-old girl sing a nursery rhyme. -- Justine Jordan Guardian Books of the Year "Szalay's writing is exact and true and always subtly intelligent; this book is bracing and thrilling and chilling." -- Tessa Hadley "It's a rare and wonderous event when a novel changes the way you look at the world around you; and this was the case with [All That Man Is] /5(6K).

Far from celebrating’s man’s infinite variety, the book reveals his endless repetitiveness. The characters we encounter, no matter how ostensibly different, are all caught up in the same Author: William Skidelsky. David Szalay's book is a collection of short stories about masculinity.

From All That Man Is by David Szalay © Published by McClelland & Stewart. Footer Links. My Account. All That Man Is by David Szalay review: breaking the serious news.

A chronicle of the trials besetting men of different ages gradually begins to get tedious. The new book "All That Man Is" is not exactly a collection of short stories, not exactly a novel. It tells nine stories of men in different European countries all at different points in their.

"All That Man Is is a triumph By the fourth chapter the book as a whole has become gripping Szalay has harnessed the natural energy of time, and the result is a megawatt novel: intelligent, intricate, so very well made.

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Steadily and mercilessly, as this brilliantly conceived book progresses 5/5(1). “This book is a demonstration of uncommon power. It is a bummer, and it is beautiful.”—The New York Times “[All That Man Is] has a new urgency now that the post-Cold War dream of a Europe of open borders and broad, shared identity has come under increasing question.”—Garth Greenwell, The New York Times Book Review“Intensely readable.

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If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. All that Man Is, with its nine distinct stories, is a showcase for Szalay’s virtuosic range. It is a very dutiful book, founded on extensive research and inspired by The Man With the.

All That Man Is NPR coverage of All That Man Is: Stories by David Szalay. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Mr. Szalay’s subject in “All That Man Is” — the title is deeply ironic — is masculinity under duress. This low-key book is a vehicle for pain and insult.

“All That Man Is” takes the novel form and shakes out of it a few essential seeds. It tells not one long story but nine shortish tales, each about a different man. All That Man Is is a triumph By the fourth chapter the book as a whole has become gripping By the fourth chapter the book as a whole has become gripping Szalay has harnessed the natural energy of time, and the result is a megawatt novel: intelligent, intricate, so very well made.

Steadily and mercilessly, as this brilliantly conceived book progresses, the protagonist at the center of each chapter is older than the last one, it gets colder out, and All That Man Is gathers exquisite power. Szalay is a writer of supreme gifts--a master of a new kind of realism that vibrates with detail, intelligence, relevance, and.

Steadily and mercilessly, as this brilliantly conceived book progresses, the protagonist at the center of each chapter is older than the last one, it gets colder out, and All That Man Is gathers exquisite power. Szalay is a writer of supreme gifts--a master of a new kind of realism that vibrates with detail, intelligence, relevance, and 4/5.

Steadily and mercilessly, as this brilliantly conceived book progresses, the protagonist at the center of each chapter is older than the last one, it gets colder out, and All That Man Is gathers exquisite power.

Szalay is a writer of supreme gifts–a master of a new kind of realism that vibrates with detail, intelligence, relevance, and. All That Man Is (Book): Szalay, David: Here are nine men. Each of them is at a different stage in life, each of them is away from home, and each of them is striving - in the suburbs of Prague, in an over-developed Alpine village, beside a Belgian motorway, in a crap Cypriot hotel - to understand just what it means to be alive, here and now.

The publisher calls All That Man Is a novel, but there’s very little explicitly interlinking its separate narratives. The stories cohere instead through their single project: an investigation of European manhood The risk of heaviness in the symbolism is nearly always avoided by Szalay’s prose, which is frequently brilliant, remarkable for its grace and economy.

Existential unease made enjoyable, insightful and all too recognisable.”―Financial Times (UK), Summer Books All That Man Is ebook pdf, epub, mobi, prc. About the Author. David Szalay is the author of London and the South-East, which won the Betty Trask Prize and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize; The Innocent; and Spring.

In he. "All That Man Is" is an unusual prospective winner fort the ManBooker prize. It is a series of apparently unrelated stories about different men of all ages in different situations. But not like Shakesperes 7 stages of ages, all of the men are adults.

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Title: All That Man Is Format: Paperback Product dimensions: pages, X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X in Published: Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Language: English. David Szalay’s All That Man Is draws a convincing yet discomforting portrait of modern masculinity, painting an awkwardly recognizable picture of a gender cast adrift, struggling to live up to aeons of self-imposed expectations.

At the same time, it’s Szalay’s honest and beautiful language which tentatively shows an ever-present window of. Dark and disturbing, but also often wickedly and uproariously comic, All That Man Is is notable for the acute psychological penetration Szalay brings to bear on his characters, from the working-class ex-grunt to the pompous college student, the middle-aged loser to the Russian oligarch.

Vibrating with detail and intelligence, pathos and surprise, All That Man Is is a portrait of contemporary manhood, contemporary Europe and contemporary life from a British writer of supreme gifts – the master of a new kind of realism.

Review this Book. All That Man Is by David Szalay There’s a deftly submerged schematic quality to Montreal-born writer David Szalay’s All That Man Is, an anthology of short stories that are (almost entirely) unconnected on the level of dramaturgy, but very clearly in conversation with one another.

[All That Man Is] has a new urgency now that the post-Cold War dream of a Europe of open borders and broad, shared identity has come under increasing question." --Garth Greenwell, The New York Times Book Review"Szalay does so much and so well that we come to view his snapshots of lives as brilliant, captivating dramas.".

Dark and disturbing, but also often wickedly and uproariously comic, All That Man Is is notable for the acute psychological penetration Szalay brings to bear on his characters, from the working-class ex-grunt to the pompous college student, the middle-aged loser to the Russian oligarch.

A Book That Sneaks Up On You Beautifully written. Thoughtful. Seemingly unconnected stories that evoke a lifetime. Beginning at at 17 and ending at 73, the stories are of a variety of men, all if whom are disoriented and away from home.

David Szalay is the author of four previous works of fiction: Spring, The Innocent, London and the South-East, for which he was awarded the Betty Trask and Geoffrey Faber Memorial prizes, and All That Man Is, for which he was awarded the Gordon Burn prize and Plimpton Prize for Fiction, and shortlisted for the Man Booker prize.

Check out this great listen on Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize An ingenious book from the exceptional Granta Best Young British Novelist Nine men: each of them at a different stage of life, away from home, and striving - in the suburbs of Prague, in a cheap Cypriot hotel.

All That Man Is: Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Book. As seen: I would grade this book with 3 stars: had the grading depended on my attraction to or even interest in the 9 characters of this novel, the score would be far lower!

but I liked the structure of the book, with nine short stories of men in different stages of their. All That Man Is is a novel that manages to pull a single linear narrative from nine seemingly disparate stories.

These stories are driven by more than simply the ages of the characters.

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