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McCarthy, Tom 1969 May 22-

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Most widely held works by Tom McCarthy
C by Tom McCarthy( Book )

59 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Opening in England at the turn of the twentieth century, C is the story of a boy named Serge Carrefax, whose father spends his time experimenting with wireless communication while running a school for deaf children. Serge grows up amid the noise and silence with his brilliant but troubled older sister, Sophie: an intense sibling relationship that stays with him as he heads off into an equally troubled larger world. After a fling with a nurse at a Bohemian spa, Serge serves in World War I as a radio operator for reconnaissance planes. When his plane is shot down, Serge is taken to a German prison camp, from which he escapes. Back in London, he's recruited for a mission to Cairo on behalf of the shadowy Empire Wireless Chain. All of which eventually carries Serge to a fitful, and perhaps fateful, climax at the bottom of an Egyptian tomb ..."--Jacket
Satin Island : a novel by Tom McCarthy( Book )

46 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When we first meet U., the narrator of SATIN ISLAND, he is sitting in the airport at Turin, caught in a delay caused by a rogue airplane. Like everyone else in the waiting area, he is sifting through airport pages on his laptop, and then through news sites, social pages, corridors of trivia ... until he happens to stumble on information about an image on a famous shroud in Turin. The image itself isn't even visible on the shroud; it only emerged when some amateur photographer looked at the negative of a shot he'd taken and saw the figure--Christ's body supine after crucifixion. Only in the negative: the negative became a positive. A few decades later when the shroud was radiocarbon dated, it turned out to come from no later than the mid-thirteenth century. But that didn't trouble the believers. Things like that never do. A "corporate ethnographer," U. is tasked with writing the Great Report. Yet at every turn, U. finds himself overwhelmed by the ubiquity of data, lost in a buffer zone and wandering through a crowd of apparitions. Meanwhile, Madison, the woman he is seeing, becomes increasingly elusive, much like the particulars in the case of the recent, highly-publicized parachutist's death, with which U. is obsessed. He also develops a perverse interest in oil spills, spending great amounts of time watching loops of clean up videos. As U. begins to wonder if perhaps the Great Report will remain a shapeless, oozing plasma, his senses are reawakened by an ominous dream of an apocalyptic cityscape. SATIN ISLAND is a novel that captures the way we experience the world today, our efforts to find meaning, to stay awake, and discern the narratives we think of as our lives"
Remainder by Tom McCarthy( Book )

62 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man is severely injured in a mysterious accident, receives an outrageous sum in legal compensation, and has no idea what to do with it. Then, one night, an ordinary sight sets off a series of bizarre visions he can't quite place." "How he goes about bringing his visions to life - and what happens afterward - makes for one of the most riveting, complex, and unusual novels in recent memory." "Remainder is about the secret world each of us harbors within, and what might happen if we were granted the power to make it real."--Jacket
Men in space by Tom McCarthy( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and French and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a cast of dissolute Bohemians, political refugees, football referees, deaf police agents, assassins and stranded astronauts as they chase a stolen icon painting from Sofia to Prague and beyond. Set in a Central Europe rapidly fragmenting after the fall of Communism
Tintin and the secret of literature by Tom McCarthy( Book )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herge's Tintin cartoon adventures have been translated into more than 50 languages and read by tens of millions of children ages, as their publishers like to say "from 7 to 77." Arguing that their characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamt up by the great novelists, the author asks a simple question: Is Tintin literature? Taking a cue from Tintin himself, who spends much of his time tracking down illicit radio signals, entering crypts, and decoding puzzles, this work suggests that readers also need to tune in and decode in order to capture what's going on in the work. What emerges is a remarkable story of hushed up royal descent, in both Herge's work and his own family history. the author shows how the themes this story generates: expulsion from home, violation of the sacred, the host guest relationship turned sour, and anxieties around questions of forgery and fakeness, are the same that have fueled and troubled writers from the classical era to the present day. His startling conclusion is that Tintin's ultimate secret is that of literature itself
Mapping it out : an alternative atlas of contemporary cartographies by Hans Ulrich Obrist( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps have always been at the heart of human knowledge. Whether they chart a newly discovered land or lay out a complicated process, maps serve to improve our understanding of what surrounds us. Maps make the complex simple, and reveal the complexity behind the apparently simple. Mapping It Out invites artists, architects, writers, and designers, geographers, mathematicians, computer pioneers, scientists, and others from a host of fields to create a personal map of their own, in whatever form and showing whatever terrain they choose, whether real-world or imaginary. Over 130 contributors are represented, including Yoko Ono, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, David Adjaye, Ed Ruscha, Alexander Kluge, and many more. Some contributors have translated scientific data into simplified visual language, while others have condensed vast social, political, or natural forms into concise diagrams. There are reworked existing maps, alternate views of reality, charted imaginary flights of fancy, and the occasional rejection of a traditional map altogether.--Provided by publisher
Typewriters, bombs, jellyfish : essays by Tom McCarthy( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays on literature, pop culture, and more from the cult novelist and critic Tom McCarthy Fifteen brilliant essays written over as many years provide a map of the sensibility and critical intelligence of Tom McCarthy, one of the most original and challenging novelists at work today. Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish explores a wide range of subjects, from the weather considered as a form of media, to the paintings of Gerhard Richter and the movies of David Lynch, to Patty Hearst as revolutionary sex goddess, to the still-radical implications of established masterpieces such as Ulysses (how do you write after it?), Tristram Shandy, and the unsung junky genius Alexander Trocchi's darkly beautiful Cain's Book. The longer "Recessional" examines the place of time in writing--how writing makes a new time of its own, a time apart from institutional time--while the startling "Nothing Will Have Taken Place" moves from Mallarme and Don DeLillo to the ball mastery of Zidane to look at how art, whether that of a poet, novelist, or athlete, destroys given codes of meaning and behavior, returning them to play. Certain points of reference recur with dreamlike insistence--among them the artist Ed Ruscha's Royal Road Test, a photographic documentation of the roadside debris of a Royal typewriter hurled from the window of a traveling car; the great blooms of jellyfish that are filling the oceans and gumming up the machinery of commerce and military domination--and the question throughout is: How can art explode the restraining conventions of so-called realism, whether aesthetic or political, to engage in the active reinvention of the world?"--
On Kawara -- silence by Jeffrey S Weiss( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This exhibition marks the first full museum overview of the work produced by On Kawara after1963. It has been organized in close collaboration with the artist, who proposed most of the sections that comprise the final structure of the show..."--Page 19
C : a novel by Tom McCarthy( Recording )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serge Carrefax spends his childhood at Versoie House, where his father teaches deaf children to speak when he's not experimenting with wireless telegraphy. After recuperating from a mysterious illness at a Bohemian spa, Serge serves in World War I as a radio operator. C culminates in a bizarre scene in an Egyptian catacomb where all Serge's paths and relationships at last converge
Remainder by Tom McCarthy( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traumatised by an accident which involves something falling from the sky and leaving him eight and a half million pounds richer, our hero spends his time and money obsessively reconstructing and re-enacting memories and situations from his past: a large building with piano music in the distance, the familiar smells and sounds of liver frying and spluttering, lethargic cats lounging on roofs until they tumble off them ... But, when this fails to quench his thirst for authenticity, he starts reconstructing more and more violent events, including hold-ups and shoot-outs
Spotlight by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Été 2001. À peine nommé rédacteur en chef du Boston Globe, Marty Baron missionne ses journalistes d'investigation pour enquêter sur un curé accusé de pédophilie. L'affaire est grave puisque le prêtre aurait violé des dizaines de jeunes paroissiens en l'espace de trente ans... L'enquête révèle que l'Eglise Catholique a protégé pendant des décénnies les personnalités religieuses, juridiques et politiques les plus en vue de Boston, et déclenche par la suite une vague de révélations dans le monde entier [Jaquette]
Satin island by Tom McCarthy( Recording )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U., a "corporate anthropologist," is tasked with writing the Great Report, an all-encompassing ethnographic document that will sum up our era. Yet at every turn, he feels himself overwhelmed by the ubiquity of data, lost in buffer zones, wandering through crowds of apparitions, willing them to coalesce into symbols that can be transplanted into some kind of account that makes sense. As he begins to wonder if the Great Report might remain a shapeless, oozing plasma, his senses are startled awake by a dream of an apocalyptic cityscape
Recessional, : or, the time of the hammer by Tom McCarthy( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this essay, based on a talk he gave in Zürich, award-winning British novelist Tom McCarthy unearths a pattern, a rationale that is working both in and against the canon of modern(ist) literature, of authors such as Thomas Pynchon, Maurice Blanchot, Thomas Mann, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce and William Faulkner. McCarthy tackles a specific obsession with time that haunts their works; a time that is marked by arrest, pause, suspension, interval, eternal moments, tool-downage, waiting. Recessional time, as it were. Time-out-of-time. this is precisely that time (or tense) of fiction that is central to Tom McCarthy's own writing. This essay is followed by a conversation with the author in which he discusses his own practice of writing
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een economieprofessor komt in aanraking met een jong immigrantenstel, en loopt plotseling warm voor Afrikaans trommelen, broodjes shoarma en het lot van opgepakte illegalen
The mattering of matter : documents from the archive of the International Necronautical Society( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 7, 1999, Tom McCarthy founded the International Necronautical Society (INS) with a public presentation of the 'Founding Manifesto, ' a touchstone that would inform the organization's proceedings for years to come. Composed of official committee members and illicit 'agents, ' the INS harks back to early twentieth-century avant-gardes, producing declarations, reports, public hearings, broadcasts, and research documents, as well as orchestrating more covert media infiltrations, all governed by the objective, set out in the 'Founding Manifesto, ' of mapping, entering, and occupying the space of death through literature, philosophy, culture, and technology. The Mattering of Matter is a collection of INS documents produced between 1999 and 2010. This edited selection of texts reflects the INS's development, through both internal bureaucratic changes and its ever-growing repertoire of references, all of which work towards their ultimate goal of constructing a necronautical 'craft' with which to propound and escalate the overall INS project."--Publisher's website, Dec. 5, 2012
The life & opinions of Tristram Shandy, gentleman by Laurence Sterne( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A comical novel full of story deviations. Most scenes within recount comical misunderstandings or domestic problems"--Provided by publisher
Jochen Gerner by Jochen Gerner( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce projet de monographie s'inscrit dans le prolongement d'un travail de recherche et de réflexion entrepris sur les rapports que peuvent entretenir le texte et l'image, la typographie et le trait. Plus globalement, ce livre regroupe une grande partie de dessins réalisés sur le terrain d'expérimentation défini par les supports imprimés. "Par la pratique de mon travail d'auteur et de dessinateur, construisant des projets d'ouvrages de narration dessinée (livres illustrés, bandes dessinées expérimentales) et répondant à des commandes de dessin pour l'édition et la presse quotidienne ou hebdomadaire, je réfléchis de façon permanente au rôle de l'image, à son rapport avec le contenu d'un texte et à son inscription dans un support donné, papier ou numérique."
Mirrorcity : London artists on fiction and reality( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"MIRRORCITY: London artists on fiction and reality contains two distinctive publications that uncover the themes that artists are exploring in the city today, specifically the increasingly entanged ways in which our physical and virtual lives collide in the digital age. Tom McCarthy's MIRRORCITY newspaper is a unique response to the questions, created in collaboration with the artists in the Hayward Gallery exhibition of the same name, with contributions by renowned writers Chloe Aridjis, Deborah Levy and Stewart Home. The newspaper is accompanied by a 64-page 'supplement' documenting the works in the show - many made especially for the exhibition - with focused texts on each artist and an introduction by Chief Curator Stephanie Rosenthal"--Information sheet
Interim, oder: Die Zeit des Hammers by Tom McCarthy( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recycled, re-seen : folk art from the global scrap heap by Deirdre Evans-Pritchard( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with artists around the world, this video teaches the value of recycling the world's discards into artwork
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