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Ondaatje, Michael 1943-

Overview
Works: 506 works in 2,911 publications in 30 languages and 61,108 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  War fiction  Film adaptations  Biography  Poetry  War films  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator, Signer, Photographer, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewer, Contributor, wst, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.O5, 813.54
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The English patient : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

220 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 6,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a badly burned pilot is pulled from the wreckage of his plane in the Sahara Desert, he's placed in the care of an army nurse and identified only as "the English patient". As his memory slowly returns, a passionate and consuming love affair with a married woman is unveiled, and lives from both the past and the present become inextricably altered
Anil's ghost by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

165 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 22 languages and held by 4,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is our own time. The place is Sri Lanka, the island nation formerly known as Ceylon, off the southern tip of India, a country steeped in centuries of cultural achievement and tradition--and forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war and the consequences of a country divided against itself. Into this maelstrom steps a young woman, Anil Tessera, born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to work with local officials to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island
The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

88 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--As far from the Captain's Table as can be--with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: one man talks with them about jazz and women, another opens the door to the world of literature. The narrator's elusive, beautiful cousin Emily becomes his confidante, allowing him to see himself "with a distant eye" for the first time, and to feel the first stirring of desire. Another Cat's Table denizen, the shadowy Miss Lasqueti, is perhaps more than what she seems. And very late every night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. As the narrative moves between the decks and holds of the ship and the boy's adult years, it tells a spellbinding story--by turns poignant and electrifying--about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

107 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 3,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing the violence that destroyed her family, Anna finds refuge in south-central France, in an isolated house once occupied by a writer, while she struggles to reconcile the past and present, the demands of family, love, and memory
In the skin of a lion : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

118 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man tells the story of his boyhood in the Canadian backwoods, of his arrival in the bustling Toronto of the 1920s, and of the fabulous adventures he underwent there
Coming through slaughter by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

115 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of jazz musician, Buddy Bolden, and New Orleans in 1900
The collected works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

111 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Booker Prize-winning author of The English Patient comes a visionary novel about an icon of American violence. William Bonney killed his first man when he was twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had, by his own reckoning, slain nineteen more. In the intervening years he had become "Billy the Kid," bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint, a boy with buck teeth and a pleasant face who could shoot a stranger calmly in the heart and walk away while birds ravaged the corpse. Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels, and his own prodigious fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje traces Billy's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.-- from publisher description
Handwriting : poems by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poems by a Canadian writer from Sri Lanka. In The First Rule of Sinhalese Architecture, he writes: "Never build three doors / in a straight line / A devil might rush / through them /deep into your house, / into your life."
The conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing film by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

54 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations, over the course of a year, between the author and Walter Murch
El paciente inglés by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

240 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 24 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash. The American allies care for him and the dangerous secrets from his past come to light
The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--As far from the Captain's Table as can be-- with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: one man talks with them about jazz and women, another opens the door to the world of literature. The narrator's elusive, beautiful cousin Emily becomes his confidante, allowing him to see himself "with a distant eye" for the first time, and to feel the first stirring of desire. Another Cat's Table denizen, the shadowy Miss Lasqueti, is perhaps more than what she seems. And very late every night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever
The cinnamon peeler : selected poems by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

51 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Ondaatje's new selected poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection, Secular Love. These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high praise for this truly original poet and novelist
The English patient by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

51 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four damaged lives come together during the aftermath of World War II in an abandoned villa in Italy
The English patient by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

112 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash. The American allies care for him and the dangerous secrets from his past come to light
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In California, then the Nevada casino's, 1970 a makeshift family of a father, daughter, adopted daughter and farm hand's lives are shattered by a traumatic event and they are sent off on separate courses
From Ink Lake : an anthology of Canadian short stories by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly acclaimed anthology is an unexpected and discerning mix of traditional short stories and untraditional tales, as selected by one of Canada's most beloved writers, Michael Ondaatje. He has chosen 49 stories by a wide array of writers including Alistair MacLeod, Margaret Laurence, Carol Shields, Dionne Brand, Mavis Gallant, Stephen Leacock, Glenn Gould, Alice Munro, Rohinton Mistry, David Adams Richards and many more. Full of diversity and surprise, these writings reveal the geographical, emotional and literary range of the country. Above all, Michael Ondaatje's personal selection offers good reading and great entertainment
Anil's ghost by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When bodies are discovered on the island of Sri Lanka, Anil Tissera, a forensic anthropologist, born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, is sent by an international human rights group to work with local officials to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island
There's a trick with a knife I'm learning to do : poems, 1963-1978 by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost classics( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays from leading writers on books, "that have inspired and influenced, but are no longer available, hard to find, or sadly under-appreciated."
Paris stories by Mavis Gallant( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new selection of Mavis Gallant's stories, edited by novelist and poet Michael Ondaatje, gathers the best of her many stories set in Paris, where Gallant has long lived. Here she writes of expatriates and locals, exile and homecoming, and of the illusions of youth and age, offering a kaleidoscopic impression of the world within the world that is Paris."--Provided by publisher
 
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The English patient : a novel
Alternative Names
Michael Ondaatje Canadees auteur

Michael Ondaatje canadisk poet

Michael Ondaatje écrivain canadien

Michael Ondaatje escriptor canadenc

Michael Ondaatje escritor canadiense

Michael Ondaatje kanada verkisto

Michael Ondaatje kanadensisk poet

Michael Ondaatje kanadischer Schriftsteller

Michael Ondaatje kanadisk poet

Michael Ondaatje kanadsko-srílanský prozaik a básník

Michael Ondaatje scriitor canadian

Michael Ondaatje scrittore singalese

Ondaatje, Michael

Ondaatje, Philip Michael.

Ondaatje, Philip Michael 1943-

Ondatje, Maikls 1943-

Ondaṭyeh, Maiḳl 1943-

Ondatže, Majkl 1943-

Uwndātǧī, Māykil 1943-

Майкл Ондатже

Майкъл Ондатджи

Ондатже, Майкл

מייקל אונדאטג'

מייקל אונדאצ'י סופר קנדי

مایکل اونداده

මයිකල් ඔන්ඩාජේ

마이클 온다체

온다치, 마이클 1943-

オンダーチェ, マイケル

マイケル・オンダーチェ

麥可·翁達傑

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Anil's ghostThe cat's tableDivisaderoIn the skin of a lion : a novelComing through slaughterThe collected works of Billy the KidHandwriting : poemsThe conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing film