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Diski, Jenny

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Works: 63 works in 392 publications in 10 languages and 7,016 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Autobiographies  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Anecdotes  Romance fiction  Black humor  Essays 
Roles: Author, Creator, wst
Classifications: PR6054.I7, 823.914
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What I don't know about animals by Jenny Diski( file )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Explores the complex relationship between humans and animals by examining philosophical, scientific, and literary material
Nothing natural by Jenny Diski( Book )
33 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 421 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 )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 355 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 )
16 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 348 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
The vanishing princess : stories by Jenny Diski( Book )
7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
"The only story collection from the beloved Jenny Diski--darkly funny, subversive, sexy, and eccentric tales from one of the most original and intelligent voices of our time--with a new preface by Heidi Julavits, author of The Folded Clock"--
After these things by Jenny Diski( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 256 libraries worldwide
"After These Things 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, the first properly constituted family, and finds that, like all families, their story is one of wishes and fears. In Isaac and Jacob's relationship we see all the complexities of love, power and desire that make them quintessentially human."--Jacket
Apology for the woman writing by Jenny Diski( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Marie de Gournay was eighteen when she read, and was overwhelmed by, the essays of the French philosopher Montaigne. She had to be revived with hellebore. When she finally met Montaigne, she stabbed herself with a hairpin until the blood ran in order to show her devotion. He made her his adopted daughter for the two months they knew each other. He died four years later, after which, though scorned by intellectuals, she became his editor. Jenny Diski engages with this passionate and confused relationship between 'father and daughter', old writer/young acolyte, possible lovers, using both their voices
Monkey's uncle by Jenny Diski( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 184 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 )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Dutch and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Een moeder en dochter worstelen beiden met een groot probleem
Rainforest by Jenny Diski( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and German and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Een biologe doet wetenschappelijk onderzoek in de jungle van Borneo en raakt daarbij in een diepe crisis
Happily ever after by Jenny Diski( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Daphne Drummond - ex-novelist and trainee baglady - decides it's high time she took a lover. This comedy of lust and noble failure begins when Daphne sets her sights on her landlord, Liam, a drunk whose only pleasures are avoiding work and fantasizing about his young wife's infidelities
Like mother by Jenny Diski( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Roman om en mor og hendes datter
The vanishing princess by Jenny Diski( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Bundel verhalen met verrassende wendingen en onverwachte verwikkelingen
Stranger on a train : daydreaming and smoking around America with interruptions by Jenny Diski( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The author describes her journey into the heart of the United States during two cross-country trips aboard Amtrak, as she looks at herself and her own life throught the mirror of America and Americans
Lynne Cohen : nothing is hidden : Scotiabank Photography Award by Lynne Cohen( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
A view from the bed, and other observations by Jenny Diski( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
A collection of Diski's essays from the "London Review of Books", "The Guardian", "New Statesman" and "Observer". She reviews her own experiences, key historical figures and pertinent topics, from "The Sexual Life of Catherine M." to whether Jesus walked on water because he couldn't swim
On trying to keep still by Jenny Diski( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 43 libraries worldwide
"Michel de Montaigne : 'Recently I retired to my estates, determined to devote myself as far as I could to spending what little life I have left quietly and privately; it seemed to me then that the greatest favour I could do for my mind was to leave it in total idleness...'" "Jenny Diski's attempt to keep still and mentally idle resulted in a year in which she travelled to New Zealand, spent two months almost alone in a cottage in the country and visited the Sami people of Lapland. Montaigne was alarmed to discover that by staying still his mind 'bolted off like a runaway horse'; Diski, failing to keep still, finds much the same problem and like Montaigne keeps a record of her ramblings both mental and physical hoping as he did in time to make her mind ashamed of itself. Interspersed with ill- tempered descriptions of these trips are digressions on the subject of her sore foot; her childhood desire for 'a condition', thoughts about growing older, spiders, fundamentalism and the problems of keeping warm."--BOOK JACKET
Skating to Antarctica : skating to the end of the world by Jenny Diski( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 41 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."--BOOK JACKET. "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
Don't by Jenny Diski( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Jenny Diski's first work of non-fiction is a collection of essays, which explore the public and private faces not only of her own, but of a gallery of famous people. These essays range from Jeffery Dahmer's domestic habits and madness, to her own burial plans and the day her ex-lover moved out
 
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Alternative Names
Diski, Jenny
Diski, Jenny 1947-
Jenny Diski British writer
Jenny Diski Brits romanschrijfster (1947-2016)
Jenny Diski écrivaine britannique
Jenny Diski escritora británica
Simmonds, Jenny 1947-2016
ג'ני דיסקי סופרת בריטית
ディスキー, ジェニー
Languages
English (272)
Spanish (13)
Dutch (13)
German (12)
Swedish (11)
Italian (7)
Chinese (5)
Hebrew (3)
Japanese (1)
Polish (1)
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