Murmur (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
184
Utgivningsdatum
2019-04-25
Förlag
Bellevue Literary Press
Dimensioner
201 x 127 x 15 mm
Vikt
204 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781942658641
Murmur (häftad)

Murmur

Häftad Engelska, 2019-04-25
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Wall Street Journal "Distinctive Novel of the Year" selection "[Murmur will] grip your mind in the very first pages, break your heart halfway through, and in the end, strangely, unexpectedly, restore your faith in human beings and their endless capacity for resilience." --Wellcome Book Prize chair of judges Elif Shafak in the Guardian "Eaves' playful, fiercely intelligent interpretation of aspects of the life of a character who closely resembles the brilliant, multifaceted Alan Turing is a dreamlike wonder of memory and consciousness. Its ways are mysterious, its effect deepens with every reading." --Republic of Consciousness Prize judge Catherine Taylor in the Guardian In Murmur, a hallucinatory masterwork, Will Eaves invites us into the brilliant mind of Alec Pryor, a character inspired by Alan Turing. Turing, father of artificial intelligence and pioneer of radical new techniques to break the Nazi Enigma cipher during World War II, was later persecuted by the British state for "gross indecency with another male" and forced to undergo chemical castration. Set during the devastating period before Turing's suicide, Murmur evokes an extraordinary life, the beauty and sorrows of love, and the nature of consciousness. Will Eaves is the author of two poetry collections and five novels, including Murmur, the first of his novels to be published in the United States. His work has appeared in the Guardian, New Yorker, and Yale Review, and has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and Encore Award. Murmur, winner of the Wellcome Book Prize and Republic of Consciousness Prize, has also been shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award, Goldsmiths Prize, and James Tait Black Prize, and longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize. Its first chapter was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award. Previously the arts editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Eaves now co-hosts The Neuromantics podcast and lives in London.
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Wellcome Book Prize Winner Republic of Consciousness Prize Winner Lambda Literary Award Finalist Goldsmiths Prize Shortlist James Tait Black Prize Shortlist BBC National Short Story Award Shortlist (for the novel's opening chapter) Rathbones Folio Prize Longlist Big Other Readers' Choice Award Honorable Mention Wall Street Journal "Distinctive Novel of the Year" selection Advocate "Best of the Year" selection New Scientist "Best Book of the Year" selection Guardian "Best Book of the Year" selection Kirkus Reviews "Best Book of the Year" selection Times Literary Supplement "Book of the Year" selection Australian Book Review "Book of the Year" selection "[Murmur will] grip your mind in the very first pages, break your heart halfway through, and in the end, strangely, unexpectedly, restore your faith in human beings and their endless capacity for resilience." --Wellcome Book Prize chair of judges Elif Shafak in the Guardian "Eaves' playful, fiercely intelligent interpretation of aspects of the life of a character who closely resembles the brilliant, multifaceted Alan Turing is a dreamlike wonder of memory and consciousness. Its ways are mysterious, its effect deepens with every reading." --Republic of Consciousness Prize judge Catherine Taylor in the Guardian "Murmur is a fully achieved literary experiment, digging deep into all the dimensions of human consciousness." --Goldsmiths Prize judge's citation "Murmur is a restrained and elegant exploration of cause and effect, and the meaning of life and love." --BBC judges' citation "Beautiful and hallucinatory. . . . From extreme isolation and suffering springs a vision of universal connectedness." --Wall Street Journal "Gripping. . . . A wildly inventive and moving exploration of the human mind." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Exquisite. . . . This novel will submerge readers in contemplation and dazzling prose as it captures the essence of mind and matter." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Complex and erudite. . . . [Murmur] bears reading twice." --Library Journal "A deftly crafted read from beginning to end. . . . Extraordinary and unreservedly recommended." --Midwest Book Review "Scrupulous, humane . . . [Murmur] is as bracingly intelligent as it is brave. . . . [Eaves] knows that Turing's theories of consciousness have implications for fiction, and that fiction can operate at the frontiers of what we know about the workings of our minds." --Guardian "An extraordinary exploration of dreams, consciousness, science and the future." --New Scientist "Captures beautifully the pith and precision of Turing's own prose. . . . One of Eaves's great accomplishments is to make the aesthetic questions raised by [Murmur] as significant as the ethical ones." --Financial Times "Exceptionally poised and elegant. . . . Murmur is a poignant meditation on the irrepressible complexity of human nature and sexuality, and a powerful indictment of the cowardice and groupthink that sustain state-sanctioned barbarism. It also poses timely questions about the digital world Turing's pioneering work helped bring about." --Irish Times "Eaves has achieved one of the pinnacles of novelistic endeavour: he has given deep thought to human experience, and in doing so brought to life the 'self-conscious wonder' of thought itself." --Times Literary Supplement "Murmur is boldly different from anything else written about Turing." --Times "There is science, there is art and there is Jungian symbolism. . . . For all its challenges, Murmur is also beautiful [in its] willingness to embrace opacity, its portrayal of the labyrinthine paths along which thought proceeds, and its exhilarating ambition to test Alec's belief that '[a] mind can't prove or step outside itself' by invitin

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Will Eaves is the author of two poetry collections and five novels, including Murmur, the first of his novels to be published in the United States. His work has appeared in the Guardian, New Yorker, and Yale Review, and has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and Encore Award. Murmur, winner of the Wellcome Book Prize and Republic of Consciousness Prize, has also been shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award, Goldsmiths Prize, and James Tait Black Prize, and longlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize. Its first chapter was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award. Previously the arts editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Eaves now co-hosts The Neuromantics podcast and lives in London.