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Diski, Jenny

Works: 72 works in 262 publications in 4 languages and 5,902 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Anecdotes  Psychological fiction  Biographical fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: PR6054.I7, 823.914
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Nothing natural by Jenny Diski( Book )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Only human : a divine comedy by Jenny Diski( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 411 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 )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 410 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
What I don't know about animals by Jenny Diski( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Explores the complex relationship between humans and animals by examining philosophical, scientific, and literary material
After these things by Jenny Diski( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
This is an account of the relationship between Abraham's tragic son Isaac and Isaac's son Jacob. The book follows the psychological trail of the children of Abraham. In Isaac and Jacob's relationship we see all the complexities of love, power and desire that make them quintessentially human
Apology for the woman writing by Jenny Diski( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 255 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."--P. [4] of cover
Monkey's uncle / Jenny Diski by Jenny Diski( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 194 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 Jenny Diski( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Stranger on a train : daydreaming and smoking around America with interruptions by Jenny Diski( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
The book about America de Tocqueville might have written had he spent some time in the nation's smoking sections Using two cross-country trips on Amtrak as her narrative vehicles, British writer Jenny Diski connects the humming rails taking her into the heart of America with the track-like scars leading back to her own past. As she did in the highly acclaimed Skating to Antarctica, Diski has created a seamless and seemingly effortless amalgam of reflection and revelation. Stranger on a Train is a combination of travelogue and memoir, a penetrating portrait of America and Americans that is at the same time an unsparing look in the mirror. Traveling and remembering both involve confronting strangers'those we have just met and those we once were'and acknowledging the play of proximity and separation. Diski has written a moving, courageous, and deeply rewarding book about who we are, and the landscapes through which we have passed to get there
Happily ever after by Jenny Diski( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Like mother by Jenny Diski( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Roman om en mor og hendes datter
Rainforest by Jenny Diski( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
The vanishing princess by Jenny Diski( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
A view from the bed, and other observations by Jenny Diski( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Lynne Cohen : nothing is hidden : Scotiabank Photography Award ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Vreemdeling in een trein by Jenny Diski( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Verslag van twee treinreizen door Amerika, waarbij de auteur niet echt een bestemming heeft maar wel vervreemding en vreemde mensen bestudeert
Over reizen, rust en rendieren by Jenny Diski( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Skating to Antarctica : skating to the end of the world by Jenny Diski( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
""The one truly generous act of my mother's that I could really put my finger on: her leaving me alone," writes Jenny Diski of the woman she has neither seen nor heard from - to her great relief - since 1966, the year of her father's death. Both parents were suicidal, absconding hysterics who would return from mysterious stints away to play bizarre sexual games with their daughter. Life with them engendered in Diski a profound desire to escape into oblivion. As a teenager, oblivion meant heavy drug use and the white of psychiatric wards; as an adult the boundless, blank iciness of Antarctica becomes her imaginary, and ultimately her actual, haven." "Diski finds her characteristic dispassion is at risk when her own daughter, Chloe, develops a keen desire to know the fate of her missing maternal grandmother. Chloe's research efforts get serious just as Diski embarks on a ship bound for Antarctica. Her journey to the end of the world thus takes on an evocative and ironic weight, providing the ideal space and time in which to consider the possibility that her mother is still alive, time to remember herself as a child, before years of neglect and rejection hardened her heart."--BOOK JACKET
Huo che shang de mo sheng ren by Jenny Diski( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in Chinese and held by 33 libraries worldwide
De dochter van Montaigne : roman by Jenny Diski( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Publicatie gebaseerd op het stormachtige leven van Marie de Gournay (1565-1645), die als ongeschoolde jonge vrouw in de ban raakte van de geschriften van Michel de Montaigne. De Gournay raakte vastbesloten om hem te ontmoeten. Montaigne was geïntrigeerd en adopteerde haar als dochter. De Gournay stelde zichzelf vanaf dat moment in dienst van Montaignes leven en werk. Na zijn dood in 1595 werd zij zijn belangrijkste pleitbezorger en redacteur. Daarnaast zette ze haar ambities om zélf te schrijven door. Oorspr. titel: 'Apology for the women writing' (2008)
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Alternative Names
Diski, Jenny 1947-
ディスキー, ジェニー
English (180)
Chinese (5)
Dutch (3)
Hebrew (2)
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