Benjamin Kunkel





Benjamin Kunkel

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born
in Colorado , The United States
December 14, 1972

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Benjamin Kunkel is an American novelist. Kunkel grew up in Eagle, Colorado, and was educated at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire; Kunkel studied at Deep Springs College in California, graduated with a BA from Harvard University, and received his MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia University.

He co-founded and is a co-editor of the journal n+1. His novel, Indecision, was published in 2005


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Indecision
2.86 of 5 stars 2.86 avg rating — 2,595 ratings — published 2005 — 32 editions
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Utopia or Bust: A Guide to ...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Argentinidad
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Buzz: A Play & My Predicame...
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A Young Man's Guide To France
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n+1 Issue 13: Machine Politics
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n+1 Issue 10: Self-Improvement
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Slow Homecoming
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n+1 Issue 9: Bad Money
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“Un peu comme lorsque je rentre d'un voyage quelque part et que tout le monde me demande comment c'était : peu à peu mes différentes réponses n'en font plus qu'une, mes impressions se resserrent sur elles-mêmes, ouais, c'est cool, là-bas, et tiens, une anecdote marrante... puis ce discours unique se substitue à la réalité du souvenir.
Du coup, j'ai franchement eu peur. J'ai ressenti cette crainte familière, soudainement intense et sincère, qu'une fois toute sensation échappée de ma vie, il ne reste plus de celle-ci qu'un cliché. Et le jour de ma mort, saint Pierre me demanderait :
- C'était comment ?
- Vraiment super, en bas. J'aimais bien la bouffe. m'enfin, avec la tourista... Bon, les gens sont tous très sympas quand même.
Et ça serait tout. (...)
Et j'ai décidé de raconter quelque chose de nouveau sur mon séjour à chaque personne qui voudrait que je lui en parle, sans me répéter une seule fois.”
Benjamin Kunkel, Indecision

“You Up?' What a great question! Just to be asked was to know the answer.”
Benjamin Kunkel, Indecision
tags: humor

“There is no worse preparation for adulthood than having been a child.”
Benjamin Kunkel, Indecision

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