Denis Johnson





Denis Johnson

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born
in Munich, Germany
January 01, 1949

gender
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Poet, playwright and author Denis Johnson was born in Munich, West Germany in 1949 and was raised in Tokyo, Manila and Washington. He holds a masters' degree from the University of Iowa and has received many awards for his work, including a Lannan Fellowship in Fiction (1993), a Whiting Writer's Award (1986), the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction from the Paris Review for Train Dreams, and most recently, the National Book Award for Fiction (2007).


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Train Dreams
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“She wanted to eat my heart and be lost in the desert with what she'd done, she wanted to fall on her knees and give birth from it, she wanted to hurt me as only a child can be hurt by its mother.”
Denis Johnson, Jesus' Son

“English words are like prisms. Empty, nothing inside, and still they make rainbows.”
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“I knew every raindrop by its name.”
Denis Johnson, Jesus' Son



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