Various Antidotes A greatly gifted and highly original artist Various Antidotes is purely and simply wonderful The New York Times Book ReviewThe miraculous transformative stories of Various Antidotes range across the

  • Title: Various Antidotes
  • Author: Joanna Scott
  • ISBN: 9780805041767
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • A greatly gifted and highly original artist.Various Antidotes is purely and simply wonderful The New York Times Book ReviewThe miraculous, transformative stories of Various Antidotes range across the world of history and science, alighting on figures both real and imaginary The stories within are those of obsession and brilliance, of the ultimately human recognition A greatly gifted and highly original artist.Various Antidotes is purely and simply wonderful The New York Times Book ReviewThe miraculous, transformative stories of Various Antidotes range across the world of history and science, alighting on figures both real and imaginary The stories within are those of obsession and brilliance, of the ultimately human recognition that the world is larger than we believe it to be and that we, as figures within it, have through understanding the power to change that world Whether through learning or madness or accident, the scientists and students within Various Antidotes expose us to the glorious blossom of the natural world.

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    About "Joanna Scott"

    1. Joanna Scott

      from the backcover Joanna Scott is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Rochester She has also taught in the creative writing programs at Princeton University and the University of Maryland She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship during the writing of Arrogance.

    461 thoughts on “Various Antidotes”

    1. Usually I find some prosaic quote to extract from the book I m reading, for your supposed pleasure but really to console myself with the beautiful words of others, but with Joanna Scott, I ve found it hard These short stories are so strange and self contained that some one off about hanging an elephant or bees stinging their faithful keeper to death or unleashing thousands of mice upon a town would just be odd Oh, who am I kidding The last line of the last story Everything alive waited for the n [...]


    2. First thought Oh Burke, we meet again I first met William Burke, of the infamous Burke Hare murders, in Mary Roach s Stiff Here Scott offers an insight to his mind Scott s use of science facts and trivia to scaffold her story is enjoyable, considering that this collection is about characters Van Leeuwenhoek s daughter s tears Wow Also, Charlotte Corday Yes Scott s women are delightful Let s have women women who cook, who nurture, who teach, who mourn, who murder, who don t have to justify thei [...]


    3. I don t usually like short stories, but this book worked for me because there was a common theme throughout the stories If you like scientific and wierd, you should like this.


    4. The primary interest in reading these stories was the expectation of science related short fiction But that s not quite what I found The science is a stretch in some of the eleven stories A few the science was prominent, but this is also old, historical science, typically 17th or 18th Century Overall the stories were set up quickly, the writing was decent in that aspect I just didn t care for most of the topics Odd set of stories really contents Concerning mold upon the skin, etc.Bees bees bees [...]


    5. I feel like 2 stars is low, but I couldn t justify the 3 star statement that I liked this book I didn t hate reading it, I didn t have to force myself through but I found very little enjoyment in it.My biggest gripe is that while the book is very well written, is that it holds a premise that I at first thought was fascinating and full of potential, but ultimately it suffers from some kind of lack of ambition There s a certain comfort level Scott never steps out of and I think it shows.Some of th [...]


    6. I put Joanna Scott in the same universe as Steven Millhauser their default authorial voices are often encyclopedic and authoritative They often use historical settings, or they set their stories in other, alternative presents.Dorothea Dix Samaritan is the standout in this collection for me The wheel in this story turns imperceptibly, and yet, by the end, you re in a very different place from where you started.I also enjoyed X Number of Possibilities.


    7. I am much a fan when Scott writes novels when the characters are allowed to develop over a few hundred pages The multiple stories about heartless people and animal abuse probably turned me off the most.


    8. I don t like it when reading feels like work Some of these stories fascinated me Concerning mold, The Marvelous Sauce , but many rubbed me the wrong way, and I think this was a result of the way they were narrated The Dorothea Dix story, for example.


    9. Some of the stories are interesting and some are just weird Also, the fix of factual science history and fiction for the creation of art was a strange mix that I had trouble getting used to.



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