Binnie Kirshenbaum





Binnie Kirshenbaum

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born
in New York, The United States
January 01, 1964

gender
female


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Binnie Kirshenbaum is the author of two short story collections, six novels, and numerous essays and reviews. Her work is noted for its humorous and ribald prose, which often disguises themes of human loneliness and the yearning for connection. Her heroines are usually urban, very smart, and chastened by lifetimes of unwelcome surprises. Kirshenbaum has been published in German, French, Hebrew, Turkish, and several other languages.

Kirshenbaum grew up in New York and attended Columbia University and Brooklyn College. She is the chair of the Writing Division of the Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts, where she has served as a professor of fiction for more than a decade.

Called, “a humorist, even a comedian, a sort of stand-up trag...more


Average rating: 3.24 · 1,086 ratings · 190 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
The Scenic Route
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An Almost Perfect Moment: A...
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Hester Among the Ruins
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A Disturbance in One Place:...
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1994 — 11 editions
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Pure Poetry: A Novel
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2000 — 8 editions
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On Mermaid Avenue
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1992 — 5 editions
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History on a Personal Note:...
3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1995 — 11 editions
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Married Life And Other True...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 9 ratings3 editions
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Kurzer Abriß Meiner Karrier...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1996
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Short Subject
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1989 — 2 editions
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“Everyone does deserve a second chance, although we don't often get one, and even when we do get a second chance, we're likely to make the same mistake again. The things we learn later rather than sooner tend to result from harsh lessons, but mostly we learn nothing at all.”
Binnie Kirshenbaum, The Scenic Route

“The end of all things--a book, a life, a summer, a marriage, the last bite of cake, the last of innocence lost, a love affair--is always sad, at least a little bit sad, because it is the end, the end of that.”
Binnie Kirshenbaum, The Scenic Route

“Hers was not love lost; it was love denied.”
Binnie Kirshenbaum, The Scenic Route



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