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Calypso

'Unquestionably the king of comic writing . . . Calypso is both funnier and more heartbreaking than pretty much anything out there' Hadley Freeman, Guardian

A New York Times Notable Book of 2018

If you've ever laughed your way through David Sedaris's cheerfully misanthropic stories, you might think you know what you're getting with Calypso. You'd be wrong.

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast, Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And life at the Sea Section, as he names the vacation home, is exactly as idyllic as he imagined, except for one tiny, vexing realization: it's impossible to take a vacation from yourself.

With Calypso, Sedaris sets his formidable powers of observation toward middle age and mortality. Make no mistake: these stories are very, very funny - it's a book that can make you laugh 'til you snort, the way only family can. Sedaris's writing has never been sharper, and his ability to shock readers into laughter unparalleled. But much of the comedy here is born out of that vertiginous moment when your own body betrays you and you realize that the story of your life is made up of more past than future.

This is beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumour joke. Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris's darkest and warmest book yet - and it just might be his very best.

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With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and his most recent book, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, each of which became an immediate bestseller. The audio version of Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls was a Grammy nominee for Best Spoken Word Album. He is the author of the New York Times-bestselling collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Wicked Bestiary (with illustrations by Ian Falconer). He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. Sedaris's pieces appear regularly in the New Yorker and have twice been included in 'The Best American Essays'. There are a total of ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into twenty-nine languages.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 272
Erscheinungsdatum 05.07.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4087-0784-5
Verlag Little, Brown and Company
Maße (L/B/H) 22.3/13.6/2.7 cm
Gewicht 391 g
Verkaufsrang 12324
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Calypso
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 06.05.2019
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

According to the blurb "these stories are very, very funny - it's a book that can make you laugh till you snort", so I gave it a try. Who doesn't love funny stories about families? Well I didn't laugh, I didn't even crack a smile. The funny thing though is, that I still couldn't stop reading. It's beautifully written, dark and... According to the blurb "these stories are very, very funny - it's a book that can make you laugh till you snort", so I gave it a try. Who doesn't love funny stories about families? Well I didn't laugh, I didn't even crack a smile. The funny thing though is, that I still couldn't stop reading. It's beautifully written, dark and bizarre. So I don't regret reading it, not one bit. Sedaris is smart and gifted, no doubt, and I bet there are people out there, who can even find humour in these stories. 4 stars

Unterhaltsam aber anspruchsvoll
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Hombrechtikon am 07.12.2018
Bewertet: Format: eBook (ePUB)

Calypso: Ein sehr unterhaltsames Buch mit anspruchsvollem Vokabular für jemanden, der nicht englischer Muttersprache ist.