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The style is rich, often beautifully lyrical. Eva Hoffman, The New York Times.

For the American ice hockey defenseman, see David Shields (ice hockey). David Shields (1956) is an American author and film director

For the American ice hockey defenseman, see David Shields (ice hockey). David Shields (1956) is an American author and film director. David Shields, who was born in Los Angeles in 1956, graduated from Brown University in 1978 with a BA in English Literature, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude. In 1980, he received a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Jeremy desires to subdue words, to communicate through a form at times most elusive.

Although Father vociferously urged us not to see it because he felt both the book and the play romanticized and .

Although Father vociferously urged us not to see it because he felt both the book and the play romanticized and thus exploited mental illness, we saw a production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest off-Geary. Brandenburg Concerto Number Four, the happiest moment in human history, played over and over while Barbie drove us there in her fast-back Mustang.

Through family rituals with his word-obsessed parents and sister, failed first love, an ill-fated run for class president, as the only Jewish boy on an otherwise all-black basketball team, all of the passages of Jeremy's life are marked in some way by his stutter and his wildly off-the-mark attempts at a cure

David Shields is the author of fourteen books, including Reality Hunger (Knopf, 2010), which was named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications.

David Shields is the author of fourteen books, including Reality Hunger (Knopf, 2010), which was named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications. GQ called it "the most provocative, brain-rewiring book of 2010"; the New York Times called it "a mind-bending manifesto.

The first one was about how he, unlike the rest of us poor fallen fools, had style. Cleaning day-weekly battle with dust balls, cobwebs, grime. A day to be domestic. y, gas car, replace bald tire, mail letter, deli for dinner, meet train. Maybe if I resist phone calls and errands of mercy, I can get it all done and not be crabby, put upon. Report on tire at dinner reminds me of car Puppa bought: four new first-line tires, filled up with gas, car wash. Bathed in the memory-soothing and delicious

From the moment his mother tries unsuccessfully to coax him into saying "Philadelphia," Jeremy Zorn's life is framed by his unwieldy attempts at articulation.

From the moment his mother tries unsuccessfully to coax him into saying "Philadelphia," Jeremy Zorn's life is framed by his unwieldy attempts at articulation. Through family rituals with his word-obsessed parents and sister, failed first love, an ill-fated run for class president, as the only Jewish boy on an otherwise all-black basketball team, all of the passages of Jeremy's life are marked in some way by his stutter and his wildly off-the-mark attempts at a cure.

From the moment his mother tries unsuccessfully to coax him into saying "Philadelphia," Jeremy Zorn's life is framed by his unwieldy attempts at articulation

David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publi.

David Shields is the internationally bestselling author of twenty books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publi. cations), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (New York Times bestseller), and Black Planet (finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award). Forthcoming are War Is Beautiful (powerHouse, November 2015), Flip-Side (powerHouse, March 2016) and Other People (Knopf, 2017).

In the face of many well-meaning, but often misguided attempts to cure him of his stutter, young Jeremy Zorn develops both an astonishing prowess as an athlete and a large vocabulary, and comes to understand the power of language

Comments: (2)

Akinohn
David Shields' novel explores the meaning of language and its strong influence on the main character of the story, Jeremy Zorn. Vividly described scenes of Jeremy's childhood guide the reader through his struggle with language, both in his stuttering and in his writing. Jeremy desires to subdue words, to communicate through a form at times most elusive. In contrast, his mother tames words and people at will. It is this contrast that Jeremy seeks to overcome. Jeremy discovers that stuttering is not simply a lapse of language, but also an effect of his acute awareness of the words he attempts to utter. His speech therapist tells him: "If you're ever going to gain complete control of your communicative skills, you have to pay attention to each successive moment of utterance--now and now and now; in other words, the continuously moving present, not previous moments of poor performance and certainly not upcoming feared words." Thus language and life intertwine, each influencing the other.
I highly recommend this novel to any audience.
Hilarious Kangaroo
For anyone who has experienced frustration in the area of communication, this book makes you feel as though you are not alone. It is written in a manner that makes it seem as though the main character, Jeremy, is talking to you. You feel as though you are allowed into his private world; A world which has been profoundly shaped by his feelings of inadequacy surrounding verbal communication. There are funny moments. Moving moments. It's a great read.
Dead Languages download epub
Contemporary
Author: David Shields
ISBN: 0060972912
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins (April 1, 1990)
Pages: 256 pages