By Kraus Nicole (Author)

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In this masterpiece, Nicole Krauss fearlessly dives into the depths of the relationship between men and women and the multitude of tensions they have caused since the beginning of time. The collection of stories to be a man moves around the world and in the spaces of the present and presents various male characters - fathers, lovers, friends, children, seducers, and even a lost husband who may never have been a husband at all. The stories beautifully reflect and echo each other in such a fine-tuned and precise balance that the reading experience is like that of a novel. Echoes emanate from the many scenes of life: aging parents and newborn babies; The blossoming of a teenage girl and wonder at the awakening sexual power; The generation gaps and new unusual contracts that are signed between us and life; Wondering about the mystery of life in the present and the future waiting at the door. Being a man casts an intense, focused spotlight on the forces that drive human existence: sex, power, violence, desire, self-discovery, maturation. In her deep, poignant, brilliant way, Kraus shakes the reader and penetrates his heart by revealing the weakness and strength inherent in human, all-too-human existence. "A tight and essential collection, sparkling with insights and moments of beautifully written beauty. It provokes shameless laughter, it raises deep thoughts... In this spectacular book, tenderness, joy and sorrow are intertwined." Boston Globe "A fine collection...Kraus' theory the subtle nuances of sex and love, intimacy and dependence...Her stories capture the characters at moments in their lives when they are hungry for experiences and open to possibilities, and this openness is reflected in the stories themselves: plots too frantic and vivid to allow for plot lines accurate, simplistic solutions or easy answers." New York Times "Kraus explores the intricate connections of the art of human communication." San Francisco Chronicle "A strong and long stroke of genius... It's like spending the night talking with a brilliant friend. 'Being a Man' is a collection of stories in which you can get lost, and discover It contains the wealth of possibilities that this world offers." Washington Post "Nicole Krauss is one of the bravest and most original writers of her generation." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Krauss is a poetic stylist, her prose giving enormous weight to the pain and struggles of her characters." Philadelphia Inquirer "Kraus has an amazing sensitivity to the unknown and the unfathomable." Chicago Tribune "A display of deep insights and self-discovery - better than anyone writing today." O, Oprah Magazine Nicole Krauss (b. 1974, Long Island) is a mature Jewish-American writer Stanford and Oxford Universities. Author of the books Dark Forest, Big House, The History of Love, and A Man Enters the Room. Her works have been published in The New Yorker, Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, and Esquire, and in The Best American Short Stories collections, and her books have been translated into more than 35 languages. Today she serves As writer-in-residence at the Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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