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Amor Towles

Autore di A Gentleman in Moscow

21+ opere 19,260 membri 1,099 recensioni 20 preferito

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Amor Towles grew up in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. His novel, "Rules of Civility" reached the bestseller lists of The New York Times, the Boston Globe and Los Angeles Times. The book mostra altro was rated by The Wall Street Journal as one of the ten best works of fiction in 2011. The book has been published in 15 languages. In the fall of 2012, the novel was optioned to be made into a feature film. Viking/Penguin published Towles's next novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, on September 6, 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow (2016) 9,432 copie, 524 recensioni
Rules of Civility (2011) 5,298 copie, 320 recensioni
The Lincoln Highway (2021) 3,523 copie, 174 recensioni
Table for Two: Fictions (2024) 486 copie, 30 recensioni
You Have Arrived at Your Destination (2019) 326 copie, 24 recensioni
Eve in Hollywood (2013) 100 copie, 10 recensioni
The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2023 (2023) — Editor & Introduction — 34 copie, 5 recensioni
The Didomenico Fragment (2021) 29 copie, 2 recensioni
A Whimsy of the World 15 copie, 4 recensioni
A Glimpse of Stocking 3 copie, 2 recensioni
The Line 2 copie, 1 recensione
Closing Time 2 copie, 1 recensione
Great-Great-Grandpa's Hat Box 2 copie, 1 recensione
Nighthawks 1 copia, 1 recensione

Opere correlate

Granta 148: Summer Fiction (2019) — Collaboratore — 62 copie
Forward Collection (2019) — Collaboratore — 33 copie, 2 recensioni

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Informazioni generali

Data di nascita
1964
Sesso
male
Nazionalità
USA
Nazione (per mappa)
USA
Luogo di nascita
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Luogo di residenza
Manhattan, New York, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Istruzione
Yale College
Stanford University
Attività lavorative
investor
novelist
Breve biografia
Amor Towles (born 1964) is an American novelist. He is best known for his bestselling novels Rules of Civility (2011) and A Gentleman in Moscow (2016), the latter of which made him a finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize.

Towles was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Yale College and received an M.A. in English from Stanford University, where he was a Scowcroft Fellow. When Towles was 10 years old, he threw a bottle with a message inside into the Atlantic Ocean. Several weeks later, he received a letter from Harrison Salisbury, who was then the managing editor of The New York Times. Towles and Salisbury corresponded for many years afterward.

After graduating from Yale University. Towles was set to teach in China on a two-year fellowship from the Yale China Association. However, this was abruptly canceled due to the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.

From 1991 to 2012, he worked as an investment banker and director of research at Select Equity Group in New York.

When Towles was a younger man, he credits renowned nature writer, novelist and one of the founders of The Paris Review, Peter Matthiessen, as the primary inspiration for writing novels. Towles' first book Rules of Civility was successful beyond his expectations; so much so that the proceeds from the book afforded him the luxury of retirement from investment banking so that he could pursue writing full time.

Towles resides in Gramercy Park, Manhattan, New York City, with his wife, Maggie, their son, Stokley, and their daughter, Esmé. Towles is a collector of fine-art and antiques.

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October 2020: Amor Towles in Monthly Author Reads (Novembre 2020)
Group Read: Rules of Civility in 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (Aprile 2019)
A Gentleman in Moscow in The Green Dragon (Novembre 2017)

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Un bellissimo romanzo "on the road" che ci fa innamorare dei protagonisti, che sottolinea quanto il viaggio in se stesso è più importante della meta.
E' certamente una narrazione lunga, che talvolta si perde in dettagli che sembrano inutili ma che alla fine sono funzionali alla trama. Bellissimo finale.
Va letto lentamente, centellinando ogni singolo capitolo.
 
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ginsengman | 173 altre recensioni | Apr 2, 2023 |
È la notte di capodanno del 1937 all'Hotspot, un night club del Greenwich Village a New York. In fondo a una pista da ballo piccola e vuota, un quartetto jazz suona stancamente. Il sassofonista, un gigante malinconico con la pelle nera come olio da motori, sembra perso nei suoi assoli. Il contrabbassista, un mulatto dai baffi sottili, svolge ossequiosamente il suo lavoro. Ai tavoli, una clientela depressa quasi quanto il quartetto. Nessuno elegante. Qualche coppia, ma nemmeno l'ombra di un gesto romantico. Chiunque sia innamorato o pieno di soldi se ne sta dietro l'angolo, al Café Society, il night club dei ricchi, a ballare a ritmo di swing.
A un tavolo appartato dell'Hotspot, tuttavia, Evelyn Ross e Katey Kontent ostentano senza problemi la loro giovanile e spensierata avvenenza. Sono arrivate lì per caso, giusto per tirarsi fuori dalla loro camera in affitto. Evelyn, bionda naturale, capelli lunghi fino alle spalle, è una di quelle tipiche bellezze del Midwest che volgono a un certo punto le spalle alla casa paterna per avventurarsi nella grande metropoli newyorchese. Katey è un'attraente giovane donna di buone letture che, per sbarcare il lunario, sbriga la corrispondenza nello studio legale Quiggin & Hale, dove
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kikka62 | 319 altre recensioni | Mar 19, 2020 |

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Utenti
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