Karen Elizabeth Gordon


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Karen Elizabeth Gordon, who is most well-known for her comic language handbooks The New Well-Tempered Sentence and The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, is also author to a collection of short stories published by Dalkey Archive Press. The Red Shoes and Other Tattered Tales was hailed by many critics as Rabelaisian in its humor.

Gordon resides alternately in Berkeley, California and Paris.

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Average rating: 4.02 · 4,694 ratings · 446 reviews · 14 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Deluxe Transitive Vampi...

4.09 avg rating — 1,190 ratings — published 1984
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Paris Out of Hand: A Waywar...

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3.95 avg rating — 591 ratings — published 1996
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The New Well-Tempered Sente...

4.12 avg rating — 636 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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The Disheveled Dictionary: ...

4.04 avg rating — 187 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Torn Wings and Faux Pas: A ...

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Out of the Loud Hound of Da...

4.02 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1998
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The Transitive Vampire: A H...

4.05 avg rating — 172 ratings — published 1984 — 8 editions
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The Well-Tempered Sentence:...

4.22 avg rating — 76 ratings2 editions
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The Ravenous Muse: A Table ...

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3.81 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Red Shoes and Other Tattere...

3.89 avg rating — 37 ratings — published 1996
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“All phone calls are obscene.”
Karen Elizabeth Gordon

“She wrapped herself up in an enigma; there was no other way to keep warm.”
Karen Elizabeth Gordon, The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: The Ultimate Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

“Not only were we naked, crazed, and starving (and far from our warm little homes); we were without any good books as well.”
Karen Elizabeth Gordon, The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

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