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  • ISBN 1841151939
  • ISBN13 978-1841151939
  • Language English
  • Author Dan Rhodes
  • Publisher Fourth Estate Ltd (March 2, 2000)
  • Pages 208
  • Formats azw lit rtf lrf
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Size ePub 1366 kb
  • Size Fb2 1240 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 904

101 short stories, all 101 words in length. Romance collides head-on with the comic and surreal in Dan Rhodes's uniquely entertaining first publication. An ingenious series of perfect miniatures of doomed love. With incredible economy -- 101 words exactly -- each story, complete in itself, holds up a cracked mirror to the private peculiarities of human relationships. Meet the woman who uses cider for make-up remover; admire the lover whose field-work with Mongolian gays inspires her to sprout a handlebar moustache; wonder at the caring mother who binds her baby's feet under the misapprehension that he's a girl. Comic monologue meets the discipline of the sonnet writer, filtered by an imagination to rival Lewis Carroll. Sometimes violent, often hilarious, and always surprising, you will not read a more original book this year.

Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories is a book by British author Dan Rhodes published in 2000 by Fourth Estate.

Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories is a book by British author Dan Rhodes published in 2000 by Fourth Estate. It was written between October 1997 and November 1998 whilst the author was fruit picking on a farm. It has been compared to Roland Barthes' A Lover's Discourse.

Anthropology was Dan Rhodes’ first book to be published, in 2000. He would write the stories in his head while tying in rows of raspberries or picking gooseberries, often in the driving rain. Anthropology is very funny and very sharp. A book you’ll want to hurl from rooftops at passers-by to spread the word. Touching and insightfu. ou’ll want to devour every one.

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Dan Rhodes' first book Anthropology consists of 101 stories, each around 120 words in length, and all working highly surreal variations around a single theme: relationships. A simple enough idea which is superlatively executed-the range and inventiveness of the texts within the strict format reveal a writer of formidable imaginative powers, able to move with ease from wit to farcical comedy to genuinely heartfelt evocations of loss and love.

Gold is a novel by British author Dan Rhodes published in March 2007 by Canongate.

Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories (2000). Professor Richard Dawkins has been booked to give a talk at the village hall in the village of Upper Bottom to the All Bottoms Women's Institute on the subject of "Science and the non-existence of God", but his train becomes stuck in a snow-drift several miles short of their destination and he and his devoted though long-suffering assistant Smee. Gold is a novel by British author Dan Rhodes published in March 2007 by Canongate.

Items related to Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories. Book Description: The micro-fiction classic from Dan Rhodes. Dan Rhodes Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories. ISBN 13: 9781841956145. Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories. From the Inside Flap: ": story number 13 from Anthropology. My girlfriend left me, and I started crying in my sleep. Each spins speedily, shockingly, to its unpredictable climax.

Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories. 101 STORIES Anthropology I loved an anthropologist. She went to Mongolia to study the gays. From the publisher: 101 LOVERS. At first she kept their culture at arm’s length, but eventually she decided that her fieldwork would benefit from assimilation. She worked hard to become as much like them as possible, and gradually she was accepted. After a while she ended our romance by letter.

And a Hundred Other Stories. 101 stories, all about girlfriends. They cheat, they die, they leave, frequently. Published April 10, 2005 by Canongate . The funny stories are all the funnier for being brief; the sad ones all the sadder for being sparse. Every one a 20-second gem. - Maxim. I loved an anthropologist.

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Interesting and quirky read. It is from a male perspective so that may be an issue with females. Not quite disaster dates but close.
Interesting, off-the-wall writing. Easy reading.
watching to future
I purchased a hardcover copy of this book in 2000, when it first appeared in my now-defunct local bookstore. At first I thought it was a gimmick -- 101 stories of 101 words each? Little too [Georges Perec[ASIN:0002711192 A Void]] for my tastes...

I flipped the book open and read one of the vignettes. Then another. Then another. Then I bought a cup of coffee and sat and read the book straight through.

As a grad student, I had nothing but lint in my pockets. I didn't eat every day. My typical behavior when discovering an interesting book at the store would be to jot down the title and secure a copy via interlibrary loan. ANTHROPOLOGY WAS JUST TOO GOOD FOR THAT. I shelled out $20, consigning myself to several skipped meals, because I had to OWN it.

I called up friends and read them my favorite vignettes. They laughed. I went to several open mic poetry readings and read pieces out of Anthropology. People LOVED them.

Here's why: Rhodes has a keen eye for the telling detail. He doesn't waste time -- he drops you in the middle of a relationship, sketches it with a few broad precise strokes, twists it at least once (sometimes multiple times), and stops. The overall effect is that of a single photograph or maybe an incident you happen to see that conveys the ENTIRE relationship. You know how a real anthropologist can look at a Cro Magnon's shoulderbone and tell you stuff like, "He was right-handed, had enough to eat most of the time but there were occasional famines, he paddled boats a lot, and died of old age." It's like that. Rhodes gives you the exact details you need to feel like Sherlock Holmes.

Oh yeah, and it's hilarious. If you can read this book without belly-laughing at least 17 times you have no soul.

I've never read anything like Anthropology in my life. Still take it down 3-4 times a year -- just for kicks.
Anthropology is my first foray into the vast and strange world of Dan Rhodes mind and I don't think it will be my last. This 101 page book somehow manages to may every single page story relatable, funny sad and poetic. Ranging from the silly ('My girlfriend was lost in space') to the downright bizarre ('I found my girlfriend smashing our two year old's toes with a rock'), I read the whole book in one sitting but would have happily read five or six.

My girlfriend is so besotted that she can't take her eyes off me. After we've turned out the light she puts on her night-vision goggles, and watched me as I sleep. Quite often I am woken by her sighing and involuntary yelps of happiness. This has been going on for years, and is showing no sign of abating. Once I asked her to stop all this infra-red activity, but it didn't really work; I'd wake up to find her covering me in luminous paint, and softly whispering, 'Sometimes I wonder if you know how much I love you.”

The above quote was the story I bookmarked and it's easily my favourite. Despite many of these stories being downright weird they're also relatable. I did definitely get a Tim Burton feel from these and if you're a fan of his work, this book is definitely for you.
Anthropology is the first book by Dan Rhodes. It was published in the UK in early 2000 to little publicity. Seeing a copy in a bookshop I picked it up, read a few of the 101 word stories, purchased; and during the year have been thrusting the book onto friends, and relatives telling them they must read it.
This collection of stories cannot be simply categorised. Their common threads are that each is 101 words long, each deals with an aspect of a relationship (with an increasingly bizarrely named collection of female partners). The stories are very short, dark, cynical, bitter, moving. But, most importantly they are peppered with humour, sometimes gentle, sometimes surreal, sometimes absurd, sometimes harsh. In brief vignettes Rhodes says more about love and masculinity, than is said in far longer works.
It took me one train journey to first read the book through, but this is too indulgent. The stories are as distilled as poetry, should be savoured. Since the first reading I have returned to the book regularly, and will often recall scenarios, brief expressions.
Part Borges, part Calvino, part Brautigan, this short story collection was for me book of the year in 2000.
If you enjoy Calvino's Invisible Cities, Brautigan's Revenge of the Lawn, anything by Borges, or James Meek's Last Orders you will enjoy this book.
Dan Rhodes book is peopled by amusing losers, remorseless heartbreakers and the truly clueless. His ability to convey in 101 words what would take many writers several paragraphs is impressive. I laughed out loud to many of the stories and even read a few aloud to a friend. The only drawback is that the stories all focus on dysfunctional relationships often with a cruel and unloving girlfriend as the subject, so the stories began to grate when read together. I figured that out early and decided to only read a few stories before bed. Much better approach and much funnier when taken in small bits.
Each 101-word story in this book (there are 101 of them) is a well crafted little masterpiece. A whole story gets told, sometimes with a quirky twist at the end, in 101 words, no more, no less. Most of them have the narrator grieving over a breakup, giving those stories a poignant sweetness. Others are just plain weird, but fun. Some are sad, but funny. All are trippy, about women named Treasure, Skylark, or Miracle. You know, you just have to read this little book for yourself. Your only regret will be that it is so short.