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Echenoz, Jean

Works: 202 works in 1,065 publications in 31 languages and 14,216 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Spy fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Satirical literature  Novels  War stories  Thrillers (Fiction)  Black humor 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Dedicator, Translator, Author of introduction, Narrator, Dedicatee, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, dki
Classifications: PQ2665.C5, 843.914
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Most widely held works by Jean Echenoz
I'm gone : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

90 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 1,387 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
1914 : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

64 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 1,194 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 mov
Lightning : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

39 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional portrait of Nikola Tesla. Traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer from Eastern Europe, who travels across the Atlantic to work alongside Thomas Edison, with whom he later holds a long-lasting rivalry
Ravel : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

63 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book opens 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
Cherokee : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

68 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the French
Chopin's move : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

40 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 833 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
Piano : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 790 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
Courir by Jean Echenoz( Book )

53 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 669 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
Big blondes by Jean Echenoz( Book )

43 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 655 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
Special envoy : a spy novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

27 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Special Envoy begins with an old general in France's intelligence agency asking his trusted lieutenant Paul Objat for ideas about a person he wants for a particular job: someone to aid the destabilization of Kim Jong-un's regime in North Korea. Objat has someone in mind: Constance, an attractive, restless, bored woman in a failing marriage to a washed-up pop musician. Soon after, she is abducted by Objat's cronies and spirited away into the lower depths of France's intelligence bureaucracy where she is trained for her mission. What follows is a bizarre tale of kidnappings, murders and mutilations, bad pop songs and great sex, populated by a cast of oddballs and losers."--
Double jeopardy : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

41 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Francois ("Jeff'') Pons and Charles Pontiac were once in love with Nicole Fischer. When she preferred a third man to either of them, Jeff went to Malaysia to manage a rubber plantation, while Charles became a protean Parisian vagrant. Thirty years later, Jeff needs weapons for a particularily frivolous labor dispute he has fomented. Returning to Paris, he enlists the aid not only of Nicole and Charles, but also of his nephew Paul and Paul's buddy, Bob, who occasionally smuggle small arms. To complete the generational parallel, both Paul and Bob are interested in Nicole's daughter Justine. Further confusing the plot are a Russian manservant, a used appliance/small weapons importer, Malay insurgents, mutinous sailors and an appealingly inept crew of Belgian toughs
Nous trois by Jean Echenoz( Book )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Louis Meyer is an overworked aerospace engineer looking forward to a week-long vacation on the Mediterranean. DeMilo is an astronaut and self-proclaimed ladies' man whose behavior borders on the obsessive and voyeuristic. When a series of coincidences and disasters--including a devastating earthquake in Marseilles--brings them together on a spacecraft with an aloof woman they are both strongly attracted to, the two men's flaws and shortcomings emerge as they engage in an underhanded competition to win her over. Brimming with Jean Echenoz's inimitable humor, We Three is both a satirical take on the adventure novel and subtle experiment with narrative point of view."--
Un an by Jean Echenoz( Book )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 370 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
Le méridien de Greenwich : roman by Jean Echenoz( Book )

48 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Byron Caine, inventor que trabaja en París a las órdenes del poderoso Georges Haas, huye con los documentos de un proyecto secreto y con la hija de su patrono. La pareja se instala en una exótica isla de Oceanía, por cuyo centro pasa precisamente el meridiano de Greenwich. Haas contrata a un implacable asesino ciego para que liquide a Caine y recupere los valiosos documentos. Pero Caine cuenta con la protección de Carrier, un desleal competidor de Haas, a cuya facción se ha pasado secretamente. Por si fuera poco, el famoso proyecto en juego es en realidad un viejo e inútil experimento que Caine ha desempolvado para justificar ante Haas su apatía inventiva y su desgana en el trabajo... A partir de este doble engaño, multiplicado rápidamente por todos los protagonistas, se desencadena un aluvión de acontecimientos: bandas rivales, asesinos a sueldo, agentes secretos, ejércitos de mercenarios, sociedades secretas, intrigas, traiciones y enfrentamientos sin cuento tras el proyecto Prestidge. Novela tan elegante como corrosiva, El meridiano de Greenwich despliega con suma eficacia los elementos del género negro, articulados en una perfecta maquinaria de relojería que, conjugando fatalidad y azar, precipita a todos los implicados en un torbellino hilarante y vertiginoso. Torbellino, desde luego, movido secretamente por los hilos de una escritura que se convierte en protagonista principal de esta aventura. En su reseña sobre Cherokee, la primera novela de Echenoz publicada en España, Rafael Conte comentaba El meridiano de Greenwich de esta manera: Echenoz empezó a publicar a los 30 años, en 1979, irrumpiendo en el panorama de la novela francesa con una obra sorprendente, El meridiano de Greenwich, una loca historia de aventuras, de conspiraciones policiales teñidas de humor y experimentación, llevada a ritmo trepidante
L'occupation des sols by Jean Echenoz( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relación entre un padre y su hijo en la extensa urbe
Caprice de la reine by Jean Echenoz( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sept récits, sept lieux : un parc, un pont, un fond sous-marin, le Suffolk et la Mayenne, Babylone et Le Bourget
Three by Echenoz : big blondes, piano, and running by Jean Echenoz( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 173 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
Jérôme Lindon by Jean Echenoz( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 129 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."
Le maître de Ballantrae by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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De l'imposture en littérature by Enrique Vila-Matas( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.61 (from 0.29 for Lightning ... to 0.87 for Le maître ...)

I'm gone : a novel
Lightning : a novelRavel : a novelCherokee : a novelChopin's move : a novelPiano : a novelCourirBig blondesDouble jeopardy : a novelL'occupation des sols
Alternative Names
Ashinuz , Gan

Echenoz Jean

Echenoz, Jean 1947-

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Ešnozs, Žans 1947-

Ioannes Echenoz

Išīnūs, Ǧān 1947-

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Жан Ешноз

Эшеноз Ж

Эшеноз Ж. 1947-

Эшноз, Жан.

אשנוז, ז׳אן.

אשנוז, ז׳אן. מנור דורי

אשנוז, ז׳אן. מנור, דורי סופר צרפתי

אשנוז, ז'אן

אשנוז, ז'ן

ژان اشنوز نویسنده فرانسوی

ژان ئیشۆنو

에슈노즈, 장 1947-

장 에슈노즈

エシュノーズ, ジャン