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Denis Johnson


Born
in Munich, Germany
July 01, 1949

Died
May 24, 2017

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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 earned a masters' degree from the University of Iowa and 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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Average rating: 3.86 · 107,721 ratings · 11,000 reviews · 52 distinct worksSimilar authors
Jesus’ Son

4.13 avg rating — 34,077 ratings — published 1992 — 52 editions
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Train Dreams

3.90 avg rating — 20,118 ratings — published 2002 — 40 editions
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Tree of Smoke

3.58 avg rating — 13,234 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

3.93 avg rating — 7,308 ratings — published 2018 — 32 editions
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Angels

3.95 avg rating — 4,514 ratings — published 1977 — 25 editions
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Nobody Move

3.32 avg rating — 4,431 ratings — published 2009 — 32 editions
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The Laughing Monsters

3.18 avg rating — 3,847 ratings — published 2014 — 32 editions
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Already Dead: A California ...

3.70 avg rating — 2,402 ratings — published 1997 — 12 editions
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The Name of the World

3.53 avg rating — 2,316 ratings — published 2000 — 16 editions
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Fiskadoro

3.54 avg rating — 1,762 ratings — published 1985 — 19 editions
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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

“I knew every raindrop by its name.”
Denis Johnson, Jesus' Son

“English words are like prisms. Empty, nothing inside, and still they make rainbows.”
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