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Diski, Jenny

Works: 50 works in 332 publications in 10 languages and 6,033 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Anecdotes  Psychological fiction  Biographical fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Short stories, English 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PR6054.I7, 823.914
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Nothing natural by Jenny Diski( Book )
32 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 461 libraries worldwide
'Nothing Natural centres with illuminating precision on a sado-masochistic relationship. Rachel is in her thirties, a single parent admired by her friends for her self-sufficiency . But when she meets the compelling, sinister Joshua she discovers another side to herself . In a sense which horrifies her, she has found herself . An outstandingly well-written novel' New Statesman An addictive story of a dangerous love affair with a shocking denoument, this is a complex examination of the relations between the sexes at their most combatative and collusive. It is a clever book with much to tell us about the nature of desire and what should or should not be permissable
Only human : a divine comedy by Jenny Diski( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 388 libraries worldwide
In this poignant and audacious new novel, the author gives to the biblican chapters and verse about Abram and Sarai more than simply a powerful new twist -- she gives them haunting new dimensions. Interspersing God's ruminations about humanity with Sarai's side of the story, this is a captivating tale of jealousy and justification, both human and divine
The dream mistress by Jenny Diski( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 373 libraries worldwide
After she abandons her daughter, a mother enters a convent, only to quit and become homeless. Years later the daughter runs into her as a bag lady, lying unconscious in the street. A British novel by the author of Skating to Antarctica
Apology for the woman writing by Jenny Diski( Book )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 265 libraries worldwide
"So overwhelmed was Marie de Gournay by the work of French essayist and philosopher Michel de Montaigne that when she finally met him, she stabbed herself with a hairpin until the blood ran in order to show her devotion. An awkward, obsessive character, she set herself against the world in her determination to achieve her ambitious dreams. Only her servant, Jamyn, really knew her."--Page 4 of cover
What I don't know about animals by Jenny Diski( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Swedish and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Explores the complex relationship between humans and animals by examining philosophical, scientific, and literary material
Stranger on a train : daydreaming and smoking around America with interruptions by Jenny Diski( Book )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Verslag van twee treinreizen door Amerika, waarbij de auteur niet echt een bestemming heeft maar wel vervreemding en vreemde mensen bestudeert
Monkey's uncle / Jenny Diski by Jenny Diski( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 198 libraries worldwide
A novel on insanity with three protagonists. One is the male therapist, while the others are the two sides of a woman's split personality, one crazy the other sane. Interestingly, the sane side is not upset by the mad side, reflecting that with all the cases of insanity in her family she is merely following tradition. By the author of Nothing Natural
Then again by Sue McCauley( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Een moeder en dochter worstelen beiden met een groot probleem
Happily ever after by Jenny Diski( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Een 68-jarige schrijfster wil in een roman verslag doen van de relatie die zij wil beginnen met haar aanvankelijk onwillige huisbaas
Like mother by Jenny Diski( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Roman om en mor og hendes datter
Rainforest by Jenny Diski( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and German and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Een biologe doet wetenschappelijk onderzoek in de jungle van Borneo en raakt daarbij in een diepe crisis
The vanishing princess by Jenny Diski( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Bundel verhalen met verrassende wendingen en onverwachte verwikkelingen
A view from the bed, and other observations by Jenny Diski( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Lynne Cohen : nothing is hidden : Scotiabank Photography Award ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Skating to Antarctica : skating to the end of the world by Jenny Diski( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Per cruiseschip op reis langs Antarctica reist een schrijfster in gedachten ook terug in haar leven, naar haar verhouding met haar moeder
On trying to keep still by Jenny Diski( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Das blaue Herz des Eises by Jenny Diski( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in German and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The sixties by Jenny Diski( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Many books have been written on the Sixties: tributes to music and fashion, sex, drugs and revolution. In The Sixties, Jenny Diski breaks the mould, wryly dismantling the big ideas that dominated the era - liberation, permissiveness and self-invention - to consider what she and her generation were really up to. Was it rude to refuse to have sex with someone? Did they take drugs to get by, or to see the world differently? How responsible were they for the self-interest and greed of the Eighties? With characteristic wit and verve, Diski takes an incisive look at the radical beliefs to
In gratitude by Jenny Diski( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In July 2014, Jenny Diski was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and given "two or three years" to live. She didn't know how to react. All responses felt scripted, as if she were acting out her part. To find the response that felt wholly her own, she had to face the cliches and try to write about it. And there was another story to write, one she had not yet told: that of being taken in at age fifteen by the author Doris Lessing, and the subsequent fifty years of their complex relationship. In the pages of the London Review of Books , to which Diski contributed for the last quarter century, she unraveled her history with Lessing: the fairy-tale rescue as a teenager, the difficulties of being absorbed into an unfamiliar family, the modeling of a literary life. Swooping from one memory to the next-alighting on the hysterical battlefield of her parental home, her expulsion from school, the drug-taking twenty-something in and out of psychiatric hospitals -- and telling all through the lens of living with terminal cancer, through what she knows will be her final months, Diski paints a portrait of two extraordinary writers -- Lessing and herself. From a wholly original thinker comes a book like no other: a cerebral, witty, dazzlingly candid masterpiece about an uneasy relationship; about memory and writing, ingratitude and anger; about living with illness and facing death
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Alternative Names
Diski, Jenny 1947-
Jenny Diski British writer
Simmonds, Jenny, 1947-2016
ディスキー, ジェニー
English (206)
German (15)
Dutch (15)
Spanish (14)
Swedish (12)
Chinese (5)
Italian (4)
Hebrew (3)
Japanese (1)
Polish (1)
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