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John Irving

Birthdate: 2. March 1942
Other names: Irving

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John Winslow Irving is an American novelist and screenwriter.

Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in 1978. Many of Irving's novels, including The Cider House Rules , A Prayer for Owen Meany , and A Widow for One Year have been bestsellers. Five of his novels have been adapted into films. Several of Irving's books and short stories have been set in and around Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1999 for his script The Cider House Rules.

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Quotes John Irving

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„You’ve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.“

—  John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire
The Hotel New Hampshire, ch. 11

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„In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense.“

—  John Irving
Context: To each other, we were as normal and nice as the smell of bread, we were just a family. In a family even exaggerations make perfect sense. The Hotel New Hampshire (1981), ch. 6

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„Keep passing the open windows.“

—  John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire

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