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When You Are Engulfed in Flames

When You Are Engulfed in Flames
作者:David Sedaris
出版社:Little Brown and Company
出版年:2008-06
ISBN:9780316024594
行业:其它
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内容简介

"David Sedaris's ability to transform the mortification of everyday life into wildly entertaining art," ( The Christian Science Monitor ) is elevated to wilder and more entertaining heights than ever in this remarkable new book.

Trying to make coffee when the water is shut off, David considers using the water in a vase of flowers and his chain of associations takes him from the French countryside to a hilariously uncomfortable memory of buying drugs in a mobile home in rural North Carolina . In essay after essay, Sedaris proceeds from bizarre conundrums of daily life-having a lozenge fall from your mouth into the lap of a fellow passenger on a plane or armoring the windows with LP covers to protect the house from neurotic songbirds-to the most deeply resonant human truths. Culminating in a brilliant account of his venture to Tokyo in order to quit smoking, David Sedaris's sixth essay collection is a new masterpiece of comic writing from "a writer worth treasuring" ( Seattle Times ).

Praise for When You Are Engulfed in Flames :

"Older, wiser, smarter and meaner, Sedaris...defies the odds once again by delivering an intelligent take on the banalities of an absurd life." -- Kirkus Reviews

This latest collection proves that not only does Sedaris still have it, but he's also getting better....Sedaris's best stuff will still--after all this time--move, surprise, and entertain." -- Booklist

Table of Contents:

It's Catching

Keeping Up

The Understudy

This Old House

Buddy, Can You Spare a Tie?

Road Trips

What I Learned

That's Amore

The Monster Mash

In the Waiting Room

Solutions to Saturday's Puzzle

Adult Figures Charging Toward a Concrete Toadstool

Memento Mori

All the Beauty You Will Ever Need

Town and Country

Aerial

The Man in the Hut

Of Mice and Men

April in Paris

Crybaby

Old Faithful

The Smoking Section

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作者简介

大卫•赛德瑞斯,美国著名幽默作家。1956年生于纽约市,后移居北卡罗莱纳州,现定居纽约。曾就读于杜克大学和肯特州立大学,1987年毕业于芝加哥艺术学院。他先后出版过多部文集和短篇故事集,包括《我的语言梦》、《用布条装饰你的家》等。同时,他是美国著名电台节目主持人。

大卫•赛德里的语言风格幽默清新,极富启发性。他曾被美国《时代》周刊评为“最佳幽默作家”。其文集和朗读作品也多次蝉联各大畅销榜榜首,深受读者喜爱。

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