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Alice Sebold

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Alice Sebold was born in Madison, Wisconsin on September 6, 1963. She attended college at Syracuse University. She was raped as a freshman. Her first book, Lucky, is a memoir which tells the story of that event in her life and its aftermath. Following graduation from Syracuse, she went to the mehr anzeigen University of Houston for her graduate degree and received an MFA from the University of California, Irvine. Her other books include The Lovely Bones and The Almost Moon. She won the American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award for Adult Fiction in 2003 for The Lovely Bones and the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel in 2002. In 2009 a feature film was released of The Lovely Bones starring Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz. (Bowker Author Biography) weniger anzeigen
Bildnachweis: Credit: David Shankbone, Oct. 2007

Werke von Alice Sebold

In meinem Himmel (2002) 35,618 Exemplare
Glück gehabt (1999) 5,744 Exemplare
Das Gesicht des Mondes (2007) 4,152 Exemplare
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009) — Herausgeber — 361 Exemplare
Sebold, Alice 2 Exemplare
2005 1 Exemplar
AFORTUNADA 1 Exemplar
Quase Noite (2008) 1 Exemplar

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Der geheime Garten (1911) — Einführung, einige Ausgaben34,827 Exemplare
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The Secret Society of Demolition Writers (2005) — Mitwirkender — 48 Exemplare

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Very difficult read, the story was haphazard and awkward.
 
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eboods | 178 weitere Rezensionen | Feb 28, 2024 |
The Lovely Bones is a remarkable and gently moving feat of POI sustained by an omniscience that, at the beginning, I suspected would run its course and fall flat – but it didn't. We not only watch a murderer at work but also see the consequences of the crime on family, friends and community.
These were the lovely bones that had grown round my absence: the connections – sometimes tenuous, sometimes made at great cost, but often magnificent – that happened after I was gone. (p. 320)

It's a story where love and presence are the binding forces in a world where absence is manifestly present. Where people and ordinary things, even suburban lives, can vanish in literal or metaphorical sinkholes. Where relationships matter
Her journal was her most important relationship. It held everything. (p.252)

The more I reflect on this book, the more intricately constructed it becomes. Some writers don’t know how to end a book Alice Sebold does: powerful yet understated. A masterpiece!
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simonpockley | 937 weitere Rezensionen | Feb 25, 2024 |
This is a difficult book to review and it's not a book I would have picked up on my own. A friend loaned it to me to read. For starters, it opens with a woman who kills her elderly, sick, mentally ill mother and the crazy behavior doesn't stop there. I found it deeply depressing. Alice Sebold is a good writer and there are images from that book that will stick with me so I'm not sure if that makes it a "good" book even though it was not enjoyable. But I probably wouldn't put it on my recommended reading list for just anyone.… (mehr)
 
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ellink | 178 weitere Rezensionen | Jan 22, 2024 |
Attenzione: questa recensione è stata scritta prima che uscisse la notizia che Anthony Broadwater non è stato l’uomo che ha violentato Sebold nel 1980.

Ero fortunata; la gente teneva per me.

In questa frase c’è tutta l’essenza di questo memoir nel quale Alice Sebold racconta del suo stupro e di quello che ne è seguito; di come sia facile non essere credute subito quando si denuncia una violenza sessuale; di come nessunə ti crederà mai se non rispetti i requisiti della vittima ideale.

Quando fu violentata, Sebold era vergine, non indossava vestiti provocanti, era una tranquilla studentessa, veniva da una famiglia acculturata; aveva provato a difendersi e il suo corpo portava diverse tracce di violenza; il suo stupratore era un uomo nero con dei precedenti. Basta essere un agnello aggredito (o, addirittura, ucciso) da un lupo cattivo e la gente sarà dalla tua parte.

E se non lo sei?

Sebold non lo dice mai esplicitamente, ma non ha bisogno di farlo: i fatti parlano da soli. Ancora troppa gente (e molta ricopre ruoli istituzionali) non è disposta a credere alle vittime e a ritenere responsabile lo stupratore. Ancora troppa gente ritiene la donna violentata parimenti, o interamente, colpevole della violenza subita perché i suoi atteggiamenti non sono stati abbastanza innocenti, i suoi vestiti abbastanza casti, la sua vita sessuale abbastanza morigerata. Come se la donna più disinibita e provocante andasse in giro non aspettando altro che poter essere violentata. Come se la pudicizia abbia mai salvato una donna dalla violenza degli uomini.

Fa incazzare pensare che ancora oggi Sebold sarebbe una donna fortunata: per essere sopravvissuta alla violenza sessuale, per aver trovato le parole per raccontarla e per aver trovato persone disposte ad ascoltarla e crederle. Fortunata in circostanze dove non dovrebbe esserci fortuna, ma una rete di solidarietà pronta ad accogliere e sostenere le vittime.

E invece…
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