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Diski, Jenny

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Works: 76 works in 253 publications in 5 languages and 5,812 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Anecdotes  Psychological fiction  Biographical fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: PR6054.I7, 823.914
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Only human : a divine comedy by Jenny Diski( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 410 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 407 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
Nothing natural by Jenny Diski( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 libraries worldwide
What I don't know about animals by Jenny Diski( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Explores the complex relationship between humans and animals by examining philosophical, scientific, and literary material
After these things by Jenny Diski( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 297 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 195 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 149 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 146 libraries worldwide
Happily ever after by Jenny Diski( Book )
7 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 122 libraries worldwide
Rainforest by Jenny Diski( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
The vanishing princess by Jenny Diski( Book )
8 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 72 libraries worldwide
Vreemdeling in een trein by Jenny Diski( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Verslag van twee treinreizen door Amerika, waarbij de auteur niet echt een bestemming heeft maar wel vervreemding en vreemde mensen bestudeert
Nothing natural by Jenny Diski( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Lynne Cohen : nothing is hidden : Scotiabank Photography Award ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Skating to Antarctica : skating to the end of the world by Jenny Diski( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and German and held by 52 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
Over reizen, rust en rendieren by Jenny Diski( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 41 libraries worldwide
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
 
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Alternative Names
Diski, Jenny, 1947-
ディスキー, ジェニー
Languages
English (169)
Chinese (5)
German (3)
Hebrew (2)
Dutch (2)
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