Fiction Tobias Wolff This Boy's Life

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This Boy's Life

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9780747502746: This Boy's Life

First published in 1989, this memoir has become a classic in the genre. With this book, Wolff essentially launched the memoir craze that has been going strong ever since. It was made into a movie in 1993.Fiction writer Tobias Wolff electrified critics with his scarifying 1989 memoir, which many deemed as notable for its artful structure and finely wrought prose as for the events it describes. The story is pretty grim: Teenaged Wolff moves with his divorced mother from Florida to Utah to Washington State to escape her violent boyfriend. When she remarries, Wolff finds himself in a bitter battle of wills with his abusive stepfather, a contest in which the two prove to be more evenly matched than might have been supposed. Deception, disguise, and illusion are the weapons the young man learns to employ as he grows up-not bad training for a writer-to-be. Somber though this tale of family strife is, it is also darkly funny and so artistically satisfying that listeners come away exhilarated.

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This Boy’s Life is as fine as any of Wolff’s novels. It is honest and pure, without a trace of self-pity.”
      ―The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

“A coming-of-age-with-pluck remembrance that is heartwarming and heartbreaking, deadly funny, deeply serious, achingly real.”
      ―Seattle Post-Intelligencer (The New York Times)

“A work of genuine literary art . . . as grim and eerie as Great Expectations, as surreal and cruel as The Painted Bird, as comic and transcendent as Huckleberry Finn.”
      ―The Philadelphia Inquirer (San Francisco Chronicle)

“So absolutely clear and hypnotic . . . that a reader wants to take it apart and find some simple way to describe why it works so beautifully.”
      ―The New York Times (The Oregonian)

“[This] extraordinary new memoir is so beautifully written that we not only root for the kid Wolff remembers, but we also are moved by the universality of his experience.”
      ―San Francisco Chronicle (The New York Times Book Review)

“Wolff’s genius is in his fine storytelling. This Boy’s Life reads and entertains as easily as a novel. Wolff’s writing and timing are superb, as are his depictions of those of us who endured the ’50s.”
      ―The Oregonian (Los Angeles Times Book Review)

“Consistently entertaining―richer, darker, and funnier than anything else Tobias Wolff has written.”
      ―The New York Times Book Review (The New Yorker)

“Wolf writes in language that is lyrical without embellishment, defines his characters with exact strokes and perfectly pitched voices, creates suspense around ordinary events, locating deep mystery within them. . . . To the rich fiction of childhood that ranges from Huckleberry Finn to Catcher in the Rye, Wolff has contributed his superb memoir.”
      ―Los Angeles Times Book Review (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)

“A finely composed and fastidiously voiced recollection of a troubled adolescence.”
       The New Yorker (The Chicago Tribune)

“What emerges from this memoir is an absorbing story of a boy we are glad to have met, and a man whose next book we eagerly await.”
      ―The Cleveland Plain Dealer (Time magazine)

“Wonderfully funny ...What a fine story.”
      ―Richard Russo, The Chicago Tribune (The New York Times Magazine)

“Unforgettable.”
      ―Time magazine (The Atlantic Monthly)

“At once compassionate and deeply disturbing . . . ”
      ―The New York Times Magazine (Kirkus)

“Some of [Wolff’s] brattish misdeeds are funny, some are pathetic, and all are amazing, because it seems so unlikely that the bewildered juvenile nuisance was to become the excellent writer he is.”
      ―The Atlantic Monthly (Booklist)

“A jewel-like memoir of childhood in the 1950s . . . Lucid, bitter, precise, terribly sad: the real-life equivalent of Wolff’s acclaimed fiction.”
      ―Kirkus (Publishers Weekly)

“Wyman’s reading is believable and often touching.”
      ―Booklist



“Wyman collapses the distance between himself and the book’s narrator, so that we eventually come to mistake him for Wolff’s Toby.”
      ―Publishers Weekly

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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001821672

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Descrizione libro Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London, 1989. Cloth Boards. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. First Edition. A very good copy with no inscriptions, in a very good unclipped d/w. 243pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 001345

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Descrizione libro Bloomsbury, London, 1989., 1989. 1st edition, hardback, large 8vo, 193pp, clean and tight, no inscriptions, edges slightly bumped, Very Good / Very Good dustwrapper, not price-clipped. ISBN: 0747502749. Codice libro della libreria 27286

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Descrizione libro London; Bloomsbury;, 1989. First edition, first printing. Fine in fine dustjacket. Codice libro della libreria 17493

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Descrizione libro Bloomsbury, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Signed by Tobias Wolff to the title page. A near fine copy of a first edition, first impression hardback in a near fine, unclipped dustjacket which has been enclosed in a clear, removable protective cover. (lightly bruised to head of the spine; small mark to fep) All books are swathed in biodegradeable bubble wrap and posted in strong, custom made book boxes to ensure undamaged delivery. Signed by Author(s). Codice libro della libreria 004533

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Descrizione libro Bloomsbury., London, 1989. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First U.K. Edition. A FINE copy of the FIRST U.K. EDITION. FIRST PRINTING. In FINE jacket. SIGNED & DATED by TOBIAS WOLFF on the title page. PRESENTATION COPY. The author has Signed the book for GREG GATENBY , the Canadian Author/Poet who was the former Artistic Diector for the Harbourfront Reading Series { 29 years.}. in Toronto. : " FOR GREG, TOBIAS WOLFF, TORONTO. OCTOBER 26, 1996. ". This book is from Gatenby's legendary collection, and has his signature on the ffep. A nice Association copy thus. Signed and Dated By Author. Codice libro della libreria 009679

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Descrizione libro Bloomsbury., London, 1989. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First U.K. Edition.. A FINE copy of the FIRST U.K. EDITION. FIRST PRINTING. In NEAR FINE {clip} jacket. SIGNED & DATED by TOBIAS WOLFF on the title page. PRESENTATION COPY. The author has Signed the book for GREG GATENBY , the Canadian Author/Poet who was the former Artistic Diector for the Harbourfront Reading Series { 29 years.}. in Toronto. : " FOR GREG GATENBY, WITH PLEASURE IN OUR MEETING TOBIAS WOLFF, TORONTO. JANUARY 24, 1989. ". This book is from Gatenby's llibrary and has his signature on the ffep. A nice Association copy thus. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed and Dated By Author. Codice libro della libreria 009739

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