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Echenoz, Jean

Works: 141 works in 855 publications in 30 languages and 12,739 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Short stories, French  Spy stories  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Translator, Narrator, Dedicatee, Performer, Dedicator, Bibliographic antecedent, dki
Classifications: PQ2665.C5, 843.914
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I'm gone : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

99 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Goncourt Prize-winning novel is about a Parisian art dealer who walks out on his wife to join a treasure hunting expedition to the Arctic, only to find himself caught up in a theft. Echenoz has produced a suspenseful crime caper, a look at the uncertainties of love, and a witty foray into corruption in the art market
Ravel : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

52 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1927 as Maurice Ravel - dandy, eccentric, and curmudgeon - voyages across the Atlantic aboard the luxurious ocean liner The France to begin his triumphant grand tour across the United States. Ravel travels across America, playing in grand concert halls from Boston to Chicago to California, meeting luminaries of the day including Stravinsky, Mahler, Bartok, Toscanini, Gershwin, and even Charlie Chaplin. Concentrating both on Ravel's personal life - sartorially and socially splendid - and on his most successful compositions from 1927 to 1937
1914 : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

49 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five Frenchmen go off to war, two of them leaving behind a certain young woman who longs for their return. But the main character in 1914 is the Great War itself. Jean Echenoz, the multi-award winning French literary magician whose work has been compared to Joseph Conrad and Lawrence Sterne, has brought that deathtrap back to life, leading us gently from a balmy summer day deep into the insatiable and still unthinkable carnage of trench warfare. With the delicacy of a miniaturist and with irony both witty and clear-eyed, the author offers us an intimate epic with the atmosphere of a classic movie: in the panorama of a clear blue sky, a biplane spirals suddenly into the ground; a tardy piece of shrapnel shears the top off a man's head as if it were a soft-boiled egg; we dawdle dreamily in a springscented clearing with a lonely shellshocked soldier strolling innocently to a firing squad ready to shoot him
Chopin's move : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the plot thickens, the characters become embroiled in layer upon layer of deception and double-dealing, leading them further into a world in which nothing can be taken at face value, and in which "reality" hinges on apparently harmless coincidence."--Jacket
Cherokee : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

62 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the French
Piano : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a brief stay in purgatory - part luxury hotel, part minimum-security prison supervised by dead celebrities - Max is sentenced to "the urban zone", a partition of hell bearing an uncanny resemblance to his native Paris on an eternally gloomy day." "Forbidden to reveal his true identity, Max engages in a hapless struggle to piece his former life back together while searching in vain for the women he once loved."--Jacket
Lightning : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from the life of Nikola Tesla, one of the greatest inventors of his time, Lightning is a captivating tale of one man's curious fascination with the marvels of science. Hailed by the Washington Post as "the most distinctive voice of his generation," Echenoz traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer from Eastern Europe, who travels across the Atlantic at the age of twenty-eight to work alongside Thomas Edison, with whom he later holds a long-lasting rivalry. After his discovery of alternating current, Gregor quickly begins to astound the world with his other brilliant
Big blondes by Jean Echenoz( Book )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TV producer Paul Salvador needs an actress for a film and hires detectives to track down Gloria Stella, a pop star considered the perfect blonde. But elusive Gloria likes her privacy and at least one detective ends up dead. The chase leads the reader from France all the way to India. A roman noir
Double jeopardy : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avonturenroman die zich afspeelt in en bij Maleisië en waarin de held steeds tot mislukken is gedoemd
Running : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

43 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Czech runner Emil Zátopek, a factory worker who, despite an initial contempt for athletics as a young man, is forced to participate in a footrace and soon develops a curious passion for the physical limits he discovers as a long distance runner. Zátopek's determination and uniquely brutal training regime lead him to break numerous world records, culminating in an unparalleled win of three gold medals at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Despite being heralded as a national hero and adored around the world for his astonishing physical accomplishments, Zátopek becomes a victim of the controlling communist regime that once supported him"--Jacket
Un an by Jean Echenoz( Book )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une jeune femme, prenommée Victoire, découvre un matin, son ami Félix mort, près d'elle dans son lit. Elle ne se souvient pas de ce qui est arrivé. Elle fugue en emportant toutes ses économies. Sa fugue va durer un an, d'où le titre
Nous trois by Jean Echenoz( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le narrateur et son équipier Meyer sont des agents de l'astronautique. Hélicoptère, avions, fusées, tout est bon pour leur élever l'esprit. Ils aiment tout ce qui est vertical et sont aussi des hommes à femmes, mais ne les séduisent pas toujours avec le même bonheur.--[Memento]
Le méridien de Greenwich : roman by Jean Echenoz( Book )

43 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'occupation des sols by Jean Echenoz( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhaal over het verwerken door twee mannen van de dood van hun vrouw en moeder, gevolgd door een interview met de Franse auteur (1947- )
Caprice de la reine by Jean Echenoz( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jérôme Lindon by Jean Echenoz( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ca s'arrête un matin gris, dans une rue de Trouville, le jeudi 12 avril 2001. Je suis en train de faire des courses quand mon téléphone sonne dans ma poche. C'est Irène Lindon qui m'annonce que Jérôme Lindon est mort lundi, et enterré ce jeudi matin même. Les heures qui suivent, je n'ai pas envie d'en parler."
Envoyée spéciale by Jean Echenoz( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Constance étant oisive, on va lui trouver de quoi s'occuper. Des bords de Seine aux rives de la mer Jaune, en passant par les fins fonds de la Creuse, rien ne devrait l'empêcher d'accomplir sa mission. Seul problème : le personnel chargé de son encadrement n'est pas toujours très bien organisé."--Cover page 4
Three by Echenoz : big blondes, piano, and running by Jean Echenoz( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume gathers three novels from the "most distinctive French voice of his generation," demonstrating the award-winning author's extraordinary versatility and elegant playfulness. In Big blondes, a darkly comedic, noir-style tour de force, a television documentary producer is trying to track down a renowned singer who has mysteriously disappeared. Piano brings Dante's Inferno to contemporary Paris, following a concert pianist as he meets his untimely death and descends through purgatory. Running is a portrait of the legendary Czech athlete Emil Zátopek, who became a national hero, winning three gold medals at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics even as he was compelled to face the unyielding realities of life under an authoritarian regime
Flitsen by Jean Echenoz( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een wetenschapsman, voor wie de Servische ingenieur Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) model staat, wordt door zijn betrekkelijke naïviteit slachtoffer van zijn tegenstanders
De l'imposture en littérature by Enrique Vila-Matas( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.27 for Lightning ... to 0.92 for Spurensuch ...)

I'm gone : a novel
Alternative Names
Ashinuz , Gan

Echenoz, Jean

Echenoz, Jean 1947-

Ešnozs, Žans 1947-

Ioannes Echenoz

Išīnūs, Ǧān 1947-

Jean Echenoz écrivain français

Jean Echenoz Frans schrijver

Jean Echenoz fransk författare

Jean Echenoz fransk skribent

Jean Echenoz französischer Schriftsteller

Jean Echenoz French writer

Jean Echenoz pisarz francuski

Jean Echenoz scrittore francese

Жан Ешноз

Эшеноз Ж. 1947-

Эшноз, Жан

אשנוז, ז׳אן. מנור, דורי

ژان اشنوز نویسنده فرانسوی

ژان ئیشۆنو

에슈노즈, 장 1947-

장 에슈노즈

エシュノーズ, ジャン



Ravel : a novelChopin's move : a novelCherokee : a novelPiano : a novelLightning : a novelBig blondesDouble jeopardy : a novelRunning : a novelL'occupation des sols