A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

Valutazione media 3,44
( su 5.433 valutazioni fornite da GoodReads )
 
9780571317165: A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing

WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION

WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE

KERRY GROUP IRISH NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD

WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE

Eimear McBride's award-winning debut novel tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. It is a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist. To read A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator's head, experiencing her world at first hand. This isn't always comfortable - but it is always a revelation.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Recensione:

A virtuosic debut: subversive, passionate, and darkly alchemical. Read it and be changed. (Eleanor Catton)

Eimear McBride is that old fashioned thing, a genius, in that she writes truth-spilling, uncompromising and brilliant prose. (Anne Enright Guardian)

Ten pages in and all the bells start ringing. It explodes into your chest. (Caitlin Moran)

A life told from deep down inside, beautiful, harrowing, and ultimately rewarding the way only a brilliant work of literature can be. (Michael Chabon)

An instant classic account of Irish girlhood that has catapulted McBride into the front rank of modern fiction. ( Observer)

Eimear McBride is a writer of remarkable power and originality. (David Collard Times Literary Supplement)

A remarkable, harshly satisfying first novel. (Adam Mars-Jones London Review of Books)

It is... a narrative to read aloud as the images shatter and explode. (Eileen Battersby Irish Times)

A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing pushes the boundaries of the novel form... The broken sentences are the narrator's experience of a brutal world she is attempting to negotiate in staggers and fragments... each beautiful phrase McBride writes goes straight to the gut. (Gaby Wood Telegraph)

This singular experiment of a novel, is turning into this year's sleeper hit. ( Metro)

Addressed to her brother, the entire narrative is constructed in half-strung sentences, devoid of commas or dialogue demarcations but abounding in full-stops. This fragmented syntax is never self-conscious; rather it powerfully heightens the narrator's permanently fraught emotions and coheres into an immensely arresting novel. McBride is fully deserving of all her accolades; the question now is what she can produce next. (Pick of the paperbacks Sunday Times)

Lyrical and hard-hitting ... a beautiful and sublime novel despite the tough subject matter. (Kate Mosse Irish Times)

It is, in a single word, breathtaking. (Nicola Barker)

A novel that redefines the novel - that not only takes us on an emotionally dense rollercoaster ride through the perils of intimacy and family life, but delivers the whole extraordinary story in a syntax that is flat out new and terrifyingly and wondrously imaginative. (Kirsty Gunn Herald Scotland)

An unputdownable book. ( Daily Express)

A brutal and brilliant debut ... This book will arouse powerful emotions in anyone who accords it the respect of reading with attention. (John P O’Sullivan Sunday Times Ireland)

McBride weaves something dazzling... She set out to pick up the experimental modernist baton from James Joyce and Samuel Beckett, and she has done just that. (Paperback of the week Observer)

Eimear McBride's stunning debut pushes the boundaries of the novel form. ( Evening Standard)

You only need to read the first paragraph of McBride's debut novel to know you are reading something special. She builds up images impressionistically over paragraphs and pages, and her writing has such glorious cadence that it should be read aloud. (Fiona Wilson The Times)

There's an immediacy, an emotional directness as the narrator rails against a frustrating, unfeeling world. Brave, bold, brilliant. ( Daily Mail)

Soul-wrenchingly sad. ( Financial Times)

A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing is wild, brave, moving and darkly cryptic. (Chris Cleave)

She's firmly in the Irish modernist tradition of Beckett and Joyce, with a nod to Edna O'Brien's Country Girls, but what's so fresh and impressive are the female perspective and emotional charge she brings to a style some might have considered historical. This is a novel so emotionally overwhelming that it can be hard to finish a sentence, but also one in which each line repays thought and second reading. It almost didn't make it into print at all, but it will stay with every reader. (Justine Jordan Guardian)

A triumph of technique very much in the modernist tradition. ( Telegraph)

This is the work of a writer with the courage to reinvent the sentence as she pleases, and the virtuosity required to pull it off. (Simon Hammond Literary Review)

It truly is one of the most extraordinary things I've read in the last year. (Sam Baker Harper's Bazaar)

Eimear McBride's ferociously intense and stylistically challenging account of a young girl's coming-of-age in rural Ireland is an astonishing literary debut... bracingly alive with sardonic humour and brilliantly realised set-pieces... A remarkable achievement. (John Boland Irish Independent)

Utterly compelling... beautifully cadenced... a book of breathtaking ambition and assurance. ( Eastern Daily Press)

A bold novel. ( The Herald (Glasgow))

The author's use of language is so unique, so instantly inimitable that McBridean deserves to be an adjective ... Writing like this doesn't come about too often, and when it does it should be lauded. (Toby Lichtig New Humanist)

McBride's prose might be idiosyncratic and the narrative emotionally challenging, but this is an accomplished novel. I knocked it back in two sittings and a week later I'm still reeling. ( Listener)

A remarkable and riveting novel. ( Sydney Review of Books)

A bravura performance. ( Australian Women's Weekly)

The virtuoso violence of McBride's expression feels instinctive rather than artful, the only way to tell a story that can hardly bear to be told... A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing is a familiar Irish tale told in transfigured Irish style, a lyrical prose-poem on horror and human endurance. (Alexandra Coghlan Monthly)

'McBride's debut novel grips you from the first page and reels you in with impressive, virtuoso prose... An astonishing debut that heralds a major new literary talent. (Anne Sexton Hot Press)

McBride's Joycean inventiveness depicts the girl's entire self, the prose cutting through to her feelings, impressions, thoughts and half-thoughts. The short, choppy sentences, and the novel's bleak vision are also reminiscent of Samuel Beckett. (Joanne Hayden Sunday Post)

This is a simply brilliant book... emotionally raw and at the same time technically astounding. McBride's prose is as haunting and moving as music, and the love story at the heart of the novel - between a sister and brother - as true and wrenching as any in literature. I can't recommend it highly enough. (Elizabeth McCracken)

This powerfully intense depiction of troubled girlhood is written with uncompromising brio and fidelity. After her long wait for a publisher, McBride deserves her critical success. ( Weekend Australian)

Descrizione del libro:

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride is an award-winning experimental debut novel, which tells the story of a young woman's traumatic coming-of-age in rural Ireland, as she struggles with her abusive family and clings to her relationship with her terminally ill brother.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Eimear McBride
Editore: FABER FABER, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0571317162 ISBN 13: 9780571317165
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Main. 196 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is the winner of the Baileys Women s Prize for Fiction Kerry Group Irish Novel of the year award. It is the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize. Eimear McBride s debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman s relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not so much a stream of consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist, to read A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator s head, experiencing her world first-hand. This isn t always comfortable - but it is always a revelation. Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity and mordant wit. A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is moving, funny - and alarming. Codice libro della libreria AA99780571317165

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,17
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Eimear McBride
Editore: FABER FABER, United Kingdom (2014)
ISBN 10: 0571317162 ISBN 13: 9780571317165
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro FABER FABER, United Kingdom, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Main. 196 x 126 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This is the winner of the Baileys Women s Prize for Fiction Kerry Group Irish Novel of the year award. It is the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize. Eimear McBride s debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman s relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not so much a stream of consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist, to read A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator s head, experiencing her world first-hand. This isn t always comfortable - but it is always a revelation. Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity and mordant wit. A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is moving, funny - and alarming. Codice libro della libreria AA99780571317165

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,98
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

McBride, Eimear
ISBN 10: 0571317162 ISBN 13: 9780571317165
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97805713171650000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,99
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Eimear McBride
Editore: Faber & Faber 2014-04-10 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0571317162 ISBN 13: 9780571317165
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Faber & Faber 2014-04-10, 2014. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-05089152

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,42
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,46
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

McBride, Eimear
Editore: Faber & Faber (2014)
ISBN 10: 0571317162 ISBN 13: 9780571317165
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 10
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2014. Condizione libro: New. Tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 130 x 197 x 15. Weight in Grams: 174. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780571317165

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,78
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Eimear McBride
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN 10: 0571317162 ISBN 13: 9780571317165
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Faber & Faber. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (Main), Eimear McBride, This is the winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Kerry Group Irish Novel of the year award. It is the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize. Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Not so much a stream of consciousness, as an unconscious railing against a life that makes little sense, and a shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist, to read A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing is to plunge inside its narrator's head, experiencing her world first-hand. This isn't always comfortable - but it is always a revelation. Touching on everything from family violence to sexuality and the personal struggle to remain intact in times of intense trauma, McBride writes with singular intensity, acute sensitivity and mordant wit. A Girl is a Half-formed Thing is moving, funny - and alarming. Codice libro della libreria B9780571317165

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 4,99
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,87
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

McBride, Eimear
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN 10: 0571317162 ISBN 13: 9780571317165
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 10
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Faber & Faber. Condizione libro: New. Tells the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 130 x 197 x 15. Weight in Grams: 174. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780571317165

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,89
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Eimear McBride
ISBN 10: 0571317162 ISBN 13: 9780571317165
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Not Signed; This is the winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Kerry Group Irish Novel of the year award. It is the winner of the Goldsmiths Prize. Eimear McBride's debut tells, with astonishing insight and in brutal detail, the story of a young woman's relationship with her brother, and the long shado. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780571317165_rkm

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,35
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,86
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

McBride, Eimear
Editore: Faber & Faber (2014)
ISBN 10: 0571317162 ISBN 13: 9780571317165
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 13
Da
smeikalbooks
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Faber & Faber, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book. Fast shipping form our UK warehouse in eco-friendly packaging. Fast, efficient and friendly customer service. Codice libro della libreria 9780571317165N

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,82
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,32
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Eimear McBride
Editore: Faber & Faber 2014-04-10, London (2014)
ISBN 10: 0571317162 ISBN 13: 9780571317165
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Faber & Faber 2014-04-10, London, 2014. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780571317165

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,01
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 5,20
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro