Mitko

Garth Greenwell (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$15.00
Publisher
Miami University Press
Publish Date
June 01, 2011
Pages
86
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.4 X 7.8 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781450762144
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About the Author

Garth Greenwell is the author of What Belongs to You, which won the British Book Award for Debut of the Year, was longlisted for the National Book Award, and was a finalist for six other awards, including the PEN/Faulkner Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, it was named a Best Book of 2016 by over fifty publications in nine countries, and is being translated into more than a dozen languages. His second book of fiction, Cleanness, was published in 2020. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and VICE, and he has written criticism for The New Yorker, the London Review of Books, and The New York Times Book Review, among others. A 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, he lives in Iowa City.

Reviews

"Garth Greenwell's MITKO is a work of enormous verbal energy in the service of a vision punishing and remorseless. An anatomy of desire and disappointment in a life 'pitched almost always beneath the pitch of poetry' yet captured in language alert to every prospect of beauty, however compromised and fleeting."
--Robert Boyers, author of The Dictator's Dictation
"In MITKO Garth Greenwell displays a dazzling ability to negotiate the shadowy boundary between lust and longing. The story is thoroughly modern, but the elegance of his style, his devotion to his characters, and his Jamesian skill in parsing emotions give this narration a timeless quality. A splendid debut."
--Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street
"In this lyrical and sophisticated exploration of tormented desire and romantic obsession, Garth Greenwell unfurls a story of love and life in a faraway place that is finely observed and deeply felt. His voice is elegant and original; his prose graceful, seductive and full of yearning."
--David Francis, author of Stray Dog Winter
"MITKO is a haunting and compelling meditation on erotic obsession, loneliness, and power. Garth Greenwell writes with the intensity and urgency of a poet, and his novella takes on the weight and impact of a much longer work of fiction."
--Stephen McCauley, author of The Object of My Affection
"MITKO is a novella of astonishing force and poignance, and Greenwell's Sofia brings to mind Christopher Isherwood's Berlin or the Saigon of Marguerite Duras."
--Honor Moore, author of The Bishop's Daughter
Garth Greenwell s MITKO is a work of enormous verbal energy in the service of a vision punishing and remorseless. An anatomy of desire and disappointment in a life pitched almost always beneath the pitch of poetry yet captured in language alert to every prospect of beauty, however compromised and fleeting.
Robert Boyers, author of The Dictator s Dictation"
In MITKO Garth Greenwell displays a dazzling ability to negotiate the shadowy boundary between lust and longing. The story is thoroughly modern, but the elegance of his style, his devotion to his characters, and his Jamesian skill in parsing emotions give this narration a timeless quality. A splendid debut.
Margot Livesey, author of The House on Fortune Street"
In this lyrical and sophisticated exploration of tormented desire and romantic obsession, Garth Greenwell unfurls a story of love and life in a faraway place that is finely observed and deeply felt. His voice is elegant and original; his prose graceful, seductive and full of yearning.
David Francis, author of Stray Dog Winter"
MITKO is a haunting and compelling meditation on erotic obsession, loneliness, and power. Garth Greenwell writes with the intensity and urgency of a poet, and his novella takes on the weight and impact of a much longer work of fiction.
Stephen McCauley, author of The Object of My Affection"
MITKO is a novella of astonishing force and poignance, and Greenwell s Sofia brings to mind Christopher Isherwood s Berlin or the Saigon of Marguerite Duras.
Honor Moore, author of The Bishop s Daughter"