Vivian Gornick


Born
in The Bronx, New York, NY, The United States
June 14, 1935

Genre


Vivian Gornick is the author of, among other books, the acclaimed memoir Fierce Attachments and three essay collections: The End of the Novel of Love, Approaching Eye Level, and, most recently, The Men in My Life. She lives in New York City.

Average rating: 3.84 · 14,330 ratings · 1,948 reviews · 39 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Odd Woman and the City:...

3.86 avg rating — 2,636 ratings — published 2015 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fierce Attachments: A Memoir

by
3.99 avg rating — 4,912 ratings — published 1987 — 33 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Situation and the Story...

3.86 avg rating — 1,598 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Approaching Eye Level

3.85 avg rating — 481 ratings — published 1996 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Emma Goldman: Revolution as...

3.65 avg rating — 207 ratings — published 2011 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Unfinished Business: Notes ...

3.59 avg rating — 215 ratings — published 2020 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Romance of American Com...

4.40 avg rating — 188 ratings — published 1978 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The End of The Novel of Love

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1997 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Solitude of Self: Think...

3.99 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Men in My Life

4.01 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2008 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Vivian Gornick…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“Fue en la cocina donde empecé a comprender el significado de la palabra "esposa”. Ahí estábamos, una pareja de 24 años: un día éramos una estudiante de doctorado y un artista, y al día siguiente éramos marido y mujer. Antes siempre habíamos puesto juntos sobre la mesa las rudimentarias comidas que tomábamos. Ahora, de pronto, Stefan estaba cada noche en su taller, dibujando o leyendo y yo estaba en la cocina, esforzándome por preparar y servir una comida que ambos pensábamos que debía ser adecuada. Recuerdo pasar me cobra y media preparando algún espantoso plato de cuchara sacado de una revista femenina para terminar engulléndolo los dos en 10 minutos, pasarme después una hora limpiando los cacharros y quedarme mirando el fregadero, pensando: "¿Será esto así durante los siguientes cuarenta años?”.”
Vivian Gornick, Fierce Attachments: A Memoir

“If you don't leave home you suffocate, if you go too far you lose oxygen.”
Vivian Gornick, The Situation and the Story: The Art of Personal Narrative

“You’re growing old together,” she said to me. “You and what frightens you.”
Vivian Gornick, Fierce Attachments: A Memoir

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
500 Great Books B...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Nonfiction Varieties 4 118 Sep 20, 2014 08:07PM  
500 Great Books B...: This topic has been closed to new comments. Decades, Centuries, and Millenia 8 256 Dec 06, 2014 09:46PM  
The Life of a Boo...: ~ellie's individual challenge 2015~ 139 139 Aug 22, 2015 07:50AM  
Women's Classic L...: The Professor's House, Week 1, Book I - 1st half 33 20 Oct 27, 2015 06:58PM  
Women's Classic L...: The Professor's House, Week 4, Book III 10 12 Nov 22, 2015 01:00PM  
Reading with Style: New-to-Us Authors 8 109 Feb 02, 2016 06:27AM  
Nothing But Readi...: Brighid BOOKS READ 788 169 Feb 19, 2016 10:03AM  
Reading with Style: This topic has been closed to new comments. RwS Completed Tasks - Winter 15/16 1274 95 Feb 29, 2016 09:04PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Vivian to Goodreads.