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West of Sunset

O'Nan, Stewart

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ISBN 10: 0670785954 / ISBN 13: 9780670785957
Editorial: Viking, New York, 2015
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Set in Hollywood, the story deals with F. Scott Fitzgerald's troubled times. Book and BroDart protected jacket are as new, unread and opened only for the author to sign on the title page. Gift quality. First edition / first printing. Ships in bubble wrap in box. N° de ref. de la librería PC 6-10

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Título: West of Sunset

Editorial: Viking, New York

Año de publicación: 2015

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Praise for "West of Sunset"

""West of Sunset" is a rich, sometimes heartbreaking journey through the disintegration of an American legend. O'Nan captures the fire and frailty of F. Scott Fitzgerald with an understated grace that would have made Fitzgerald himself stand up and applaud."--Dennis Lehane

"An achingly nuanced love story and one of the best biographical novels to come along in years. O'Nan's great achievement here is in so convincingly inhabiting the character of Scott Fitzgerald and of the people surrounding him during his descent into the clarifying depths of 1930s Hollywood."--T.C. Boyle

"O'Nan is an incredibly versatile and charming writer. This novel, which imagines F. Scott Fitzgerald's troubled time in Hollywood (with cameos by Dorothy Parker, Bogie, and Hemingway), takes up (like much of O'Nan's work) that essential conundrum of grace struggling with paucity. One brilliant American writer meditating on another--what's not to love?"--George Saunders

"I'll direct my enthusiasm for "West of Sunset" to writers who revere Fitzgerald's short story 'Babylon Revisited.' Stewart O'Nan captures Fitzgerald's mood of spiritual reflection, without trying to imitate Fitzgerald's voice. This book is an inoculation against self-pity. It's not a mock Fitzgerald novel, but an original portrait of a writer struggling to keep his dignity while trying to make a living. It's one of the best books I've read in years and it deserves a cheering crowd."--Michael Tolkin
Praise for "West of Sunset"
""West of Sunset" is a rich, sometimes heartbreaking journey through the disintegration of an American legend. O'Nan captures the fire and frailty of F. Scott Fitzgerald with an understated grace that would have made Fitzgerald himself stand up and applaud."--Dennis Lehane
"An achingly nuanced love story and one of the best biographical novels to come along in years. O'Nan's great achievement here is in so convincingly inhabiting the character of Scott Fitzgerald and of the people surrounding him during his descent into the clarifying depths of 1930s Hollywood."--T.C. Boyle
"O'Nan is an incredibly versatile and charming writer. This novel, which imagines F. Scott Fitzgerald's troubled time in Hollywood (with cameos by Dorothy Parker, Bogie, and Hemingway), takes up (like much of O'Nan's work) that essential conundrum of grace struggling with paucity. One brilliant American writer meditating on another--what's not to love?"--George Saunders
"I'll direct my enthusiasm for "West of Sunset" to writers who revere Fitzgerald's short story 'Babylon Revisited.' Stewart O'Nan captures Fitzgerald's mood of spiritual reflection, without trying to imitate Fitzgerald's voice. This book is an inoculation against self-pity. It's not a mock Fitzgerald novel, but an original portrait of a writer struggling to keep his dignity while trying to make a living. It's one of the best books I've read in years and it deserves a cheering crowd."--Michael Tolkin
Praise for "West of Sunset"
"It would appear to be a daunting task to write a biographical novel of one of our most iconic writers, yet O'Nan avoids every pitfall. . .O'Nan renders a heartbreaking portrait of an artist soldiering on in the face of personal and professional ruin. . .O'Nan's convincing characterization of a man burdened by guilt and struggling to hold onto his dignity is, at once, a moving testament to grace under pressure and an intimate look at legend."--"ALA Booklist"
"A sympathetic portrayal of a troubled genius. . .O'Nan has masterfully re-created the feel and ambience of the Hollywood studio system in the late 1930s. . .he has crafted an insightful glimpse into a sad period in Fitzgerald's life."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"A realistic piece of historical fiction. . .we get zinging repartee from the likes of Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchly, and Humphrey Bogart. . .Fitzgerald comes across as a haunting, multifaceted, sympathetic character. . .Fitzgerald fans will mourn his loss all over again."--"Library Journal"
""West of Sunset" is a rich, sometimes heartbreaking journey through the disintegration of an American legend. O'Nan captures the fire and frailty of F. Scott Fitzgerald with an understated grace that would have made Fitzgerald himself stand up and applaud."--Dennis Lehane
"An achingly nuanced love story and one of the best biographical novels to come along in years. O'Nan's great achievement here is in so convincingly inhabiting the character of Scott Fitzgerald and of the people surrounding him during his descent into the clarifying depths of 1930s Hollywood."--T.C. Boyle
"Our contemporary master Stewart O'Nan - the king of the quotidian - has changed his brush stroke and given us a picture of another American master, F. Scott Fitzgerald, in the last years of his life. This is an amazing book, book one great writer about another, just an amazement."--Elizabeth Strout
"O'Nan is an incredibly versatile and charming writer. This novel, which imagines F. Scott Fitzgerald's troubled time in Hollywood (with cameos by Dorothy Parker, Bogie, and Hemingway), takes up (like much of O'Nan's work) that essential conundrum of grace struggling with paucity. One brilliant American writer meditating on another--what's not to love?"--George Saunders
"I'll direct my enthusiasm for "West of Sunset" to writers who revere Fitzgerald's short story 'Babylon Revisited.' Stewart O'Nan captures Fitzgerald's mood of spiritual reflection, without trying to imitate Fitzgerald's voice. This book is an inoculation against self-pity. It's not a mock Fitzgerald novel, but an original portrait of a writer struggling to keep his dignity while trying to make a living. It's one of the best books I've read in years and it deserves a cheering crowd."--Michael Tolkin
Praise for "West of Sunset"
"[The] grim yet undeniably fascinating last act of Fitzgerald's life is the subject of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeous new novel. . ."West of Sunset" is a pretty fine Hollywood novel, too, but it's an even finer novel about a great writer's determination to keep trying to do his best work."--Maureen Corrigan, "The Washington Post"
"There's a certain romance to the tortured genius mythology, but Stewart O'Nan makes quick work of dispelling it in this beautifully written historical novel which follows Fitzgerald's stint as a screenwriter during the 1930s, captures that era of Hollywood well, offering juicy scenes with Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, and other Fitzgerald friends and hangers-on, while lending witty dialogue to his affair with gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, a doomed romance that's worthy of a classic film."--"Entertainment Weekly"
"Just as O'Nan succeeded in drawing readers inside the heads of such ordinary people as the elderly widow Emily in "Emily, Alone," or Manny DeLeon, the hapless chain-restaurant manager in "Last Night at the Lobster," he inhabits Fitzgerald's very being and authentically depicts the writer's fluctuating mind-sets during the final years of his life...an intimate portrayal of a flawed man who never gave up."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
"O'Nan, an accomplished, award-winning writer who has clearly done his biographical homework, polishes this saga to a seductive sheen, populates it with persuasive incarnations of Dorothy Parker, Humphrey Bogart, Ernest Hemingway, and others, and takes us to a very dark place indeed."--"Elle"
"It would appear to be a daunting task to write a biographical novel of one of our most iconic writers, yet O'Nan avoids every pitfall. . .O'Nan renders a heartbreaking portrait of an artist soldiering on in the face of personal and professional ruin. . .O'Nan's convincing characterization of a man burdened by guilt and struggling to hold onto his dignity is, at once, a moving testament to grace under pressure and an intimate look at legend."--"ALA Booklist"
""West of Sunset" is a rich, sometimes heartbreaking journey through the disintegration of an American legend. O'Nan captures the fire and frailty of F. Scott Fitzgerald with an understated grace that would have made Fitzgerald himself stand up and applaud."--Dennis Lehane
"An achingly nuanced love story and one of the best biographical novels to come along in years. O'Nan's great achievement here is in so convincingly inhabiting the character of Scott Fitzgerald and of the people surrounding him during his descent into the clarifying depths of 1930s Hollywood."--T.C. Boyle
"Our contemporary master Stewart O'Nan - the king of the quotidian - has changed his brush stroke and given us a picture of another American master, F. Scott Fitzgerald, in the last years of his life. This is an amazing book, book one great writer about another, just an amazement."--Elizabeth Strout
"O'Nan is an incredibly versatile and charming writer. This novel, which imagines F. Scott Fitzgerald's troubled time in Hollywood (with cameos by Dorothy Parker, Bogie, and Hemingway), takes up (like much of O'Nan's work) that essential conundrum of grace struggling with paucity. One brilliant American writer meditating on another--what's not to love?"--George Saunders
Praise for "West of Sunset"
"A mesmerizing and haunting novel. . .O'Nan's prodigious power as a novelist asserts itself, which is to say you forget utterly that he's behind the curtain and pulling a dazzling number of strings. . .Above all, O'Nan delivers - whole-body - the sensation that you are deep inside a living, breathing, suffering consciousness. . .Another triumph of the novel surfaces in O'Nan's wily insinuation into Fitzgerald's creative life, how it breathes through his everyday existence. Movingly and believingly, the manner in which a writer works - thinks, processes, assimilates, envies - is given life. And that is ultimately what makes the book so special."--"The Boston Globe"
"[The] grim yet undeniably fascinating last act of Fitzgerald's life is the subject of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeous new novel. . ."West of Sunset" is a pretty fine Hollywood novel, too, but it's an even finer novel about a great writer's determination to keep trying to do his best work."--Maureen Corrigan, "The Washington Post"
"There's a certain romance to the tortured genius mythology, but Stewart O'Nan makes quick work of dispelling it in this beautifully written historical novel which follows Fitzgerald's stint as a screenwriter during the 1930s, captures that era of Hollywood well, offering juicy scenes with Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, and other Fitzgerald friends and hangers-on, while lending witty dialogue to his affair with gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, a doomed romance that's worthy of a classic film."--"Entertainment Weekly"
"Just as O'Nan succeeded in drawing readers inside the heads of such ordinary people as the elderly widow Emily in "Emily, Alone," or Manny DeLeon, the hapless chain-restaurant manager in "Last Night at the Lobster," he inhabits Fitzgerald's very being and authentically depicts the writer's fluctuating mind-sets during the final years of his life...an intimate portrayal of a flawed man who never gave up."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
"O'Nan, an accomplished, award-winning writer who has clearly done his biographical homework, polishes this saga to a seductive sheen, populates it with persuasive incarnations of Dorothy Parker, Humphrey Bogart, Ernest Hemingway, and others, and takes us to a very dark place indeed."--"Elle"
"It would appear to be a daunting task to write a biographical novel of one of our most iconic writers, yet O'Nan avoids every pitfall. . .O'Nan renders a heartbreaking portrait of an artist soldiering on in the face of personal and professional ruin. . .O'Nan's convincing characterization of a man burdened by guilt and struggling to hold onto his dignity is, at once, a moving testament to grace under pressure and an intimate look at legend."--"ALA Booklist"
""West of Sunset" is a rich, sometimes heartbreaking journey through the disintegration of an American legend. O'Nan captures the fire and frailty of F. Scott Fitzgerald with an understated grace that would have made Fitzgerald himself stand up and applaud."--Dennis Lehane
"An achingly nuanced love story and one of the best biographical novels to come along in years. O'Nan's great achievement here is in so convincingly inhabiting the character of Scott Fitzgerald and of the people surrounding him during his descent into the clarifying depths of 1930s Hollywood."--T.C. Boyle
"Our contemporary master Stewart O'Nan - the king of the quotidian - has changed his brush stroke and given us a picture of another American master, F. Scott Fitzgerald, in the last years of his life. This is an amazing book, book one great writer about another, just an amazement."--Elizabeth Strout
"O'Nan is an incredibly versatile and charming writer. This novel, which imagines F. Scott Fitzgerald's troubled time in Hollywood (with cameos by Dorothy Parker, Bogie, and Hemingway), takes up (like much of O'Nan's work) that essential conundrum of grace struggling with paucity. One brilliant American writer meditating on another--what's not to love?"--George Saunders
Praise for "West of Sunset"
"[The] grim yet undeniably fascinating last act of Fitzgerald's life is the subject of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeous new novel. . ."West of Sunset" is a pretty fine Hollywood novel, too, but it's an even finer novel about a great writer's determination to keep trying to do his best work."--Maureen Corrigan, "The Washington Post"
"A mesmerizing and haunting novel. . .O'Nan delivers - whole-body - the sensation that you are deep inside a living, breathing, suffering consciousness. . .Another triumph of the novel surfaces in O'Nan's wily insinuation into Fitzgerald's creative life, how it breathes through his everyday existence. Movingly and believingly, the manner in which a writer works - thinks, processes, assimilates, envies - is given life. And that is ultimately what makes the book so special."--"The Boston Globe"
"[An] almost unbearably bittersweet portrait of the once-great novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald's sad yet glittering final years in Hollywood. . .the repartee gleams with malicious wit."--"USA Today"
"Engrossing. . .O'Nan skillfully pulls us into Fitzgerald's gilded and yet familiar world. He brings the Hollywood legends to life. By the end, they feel like friends. . .A story well-told about interesting people in interesting times."--"The Chicago Tribune"
"There's a certain romance to the tortured genius mythology, but Stewart O'Nan makes quick work of dispelling it in this beautifully written historical novel which follows Fitzgerald's stint as a screenwriter during the 1930s, captures that era of Hollywood well, offering juicy scenes with Humphrey Bogart, Dorothy Parker, Ernest Hemingway, and other Fitzgerald friends and hangers-on, while lending witty dialogue to his affair with gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, a doomed romance that's worthy of a classic film."--"Entertainment Weekly"
"Just as O'Nan succeeded in drawing readers inside the heads of such ordinary people as the elderly widow Emily in "Emily, Alone," or Manny DeLeon, the hapless chain-restaurant manager in "Last Night at the Lobster," he inhabits Fitzgerald's very being and authentically depicts the writer's fluctuating mind-sets during the final years of his life...an intimate portrayal of a flawed man who never gave up."--"The Philadelphia Inquirer"
"O'Nan, an accomplished, award-winning writer who has clearly done his biographical homework, polishes this saga to a seductive sheen, populates it with persuasive incarnations of Dorothy Parker, Humphrey Bogart, Ernest Hemingway, and others, and takes us to a very dark place indeed."--"Elle"
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