Donald Antrim





Donald Antrim

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born
in Miami, The United States
January 01, 1958


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Donald Antrim is an American novelist. His first novel, Elect Mr. Robinson for a Better World, was published in 1993. In 1999 The New Yorker named him as among the twenty best writers under the age of forty.

Antrim is a frequent contributor of fiction to The New Yorker and has written a number of critically acclaimed novels, including The Verificationist and The Hundred Brothers, which was a finalist for the 1998 PEN/Faulkner Award in fiction. He is also the author of The Afterlife, a 2006 memoir about his mother, Louanne Self. He has received grants and awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Li...more


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The Hundred Brothers
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 524 ratings — published 1997 — 12 editions
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Elect Mr. Robinson for a Be...
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 410 ratings — published 1993 — 14 editions
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The Verificationist
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 462 ratings — published 2000 — 11 editions
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The Afterlife
3.44 of 5 stars 3.44 avg rating — 203 ratings — published 2006 — 10 editions
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The Emerald Light in the Ai...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2014
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Pond, With Mud
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2003
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Another Manhattan
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Solace
2.0 of 5 stars 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2005
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The Emerald Light in the Ai...
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“The simple question 'What color do you want to paint that upstairs room?' might, if we follow things to their logical conclusions, be stated: 'How do I live, knowing that I will one day die and leave you?”
Donald Antrim

“We eat pancakes to escape loneliness, yet within moments we want nothing more than our freedom from ever having so much as thought about pancakes.”
Donald Antrim, The Verificationist

“Have you ever noticed?--people, no matter how beautiful or desirable, invariably will, if observed closely while going about their daily business of keeping alive, begin to seem like monsters.”
Donald Antrim, The Verificationist

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