Norman Rush





Norman Rush

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in Oakland, California, The United States
October 24, 1933

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Norman Rush (born October 24, 1933 in Oakland, California) is an American novelist whose introspective novels and short stories are set in Botswana in the 1980s. He is the son of Roger and Leslie (Chesse) Rush. He was the recipient of the 1991 National Book Award and the 1992 Irish Times/Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize for his novel Mating.

Rush was born in San Francisco and graduated from Swarthmore College in 1956. After working for fifteen years as a book dealer, he changed careers to become a teacher and found he had more time to write. He submitted a short story about his teaching experiences to The New Yorker, and it was published in 1978.

Rush and his wife worked as co-workers for the Peace Corps in Botswana from 1978 to 1983, w
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Average rating: 3.63 · 4,184 ratings · 571 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Mating
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 2,673 ratings — published 1991 — 13 editions
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Subtle Bodies
2.75 of 5 stars 2.75 avg rating — 546 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Mortals
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 386 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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Whites
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 1986 — 11 editions
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The Victim
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The Ruins of Earth
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3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1971
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Earth, Stars, and Writers (...
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“Literature is humanity talking to itself.”
Norman Rush

“The main effort of arranging your life should be to progressively reduce the amount of time required to decently maintain yourself so that you can have all the time you want for reading.”
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“It was a standard fantasy when you fell in love to imagine you could go back in time and find your beloved growing up, appear there, save him or her, get together as adolescents, by magic, and go on together, fighting for one another, into old age, never wavering.”
Norman Rush, Subtle Bodies

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