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Powers, Richard 1957-

Overview
Works: 108 works in 493 publications in 6 languages and 19,442 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Musical fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Musical settings  Love stories 
Roles: Illustrator, Honoree, Creator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3566.O92, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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The echo maker by Richard Powers ( Book )
36 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter, suffering from a rare brain disorder that causes him to believe his sister to be an impostor, endeavors to discover the cause of the motor vehicle accident that resulted in his head injury
Generosity : an enhancement by Richard Powers ( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Chicagoan Russell Stone finds himself teaching a Creative Nonfiction class, he encounters a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence. Thassadit Amzwar's blissful exuberance both entrances and puzzles the melancholic Russell. How can this refugee from perpetual terror be so happy? Won't someone so open and alive come to serious harm? Wondering how to protect her, Russell researches her war-torn country and skims through popular happiness manuals. Might her condition be hyperthymia? Hypomania? Russell's amateur inquiries lead him to college counselor Candace Weld, who also falls under Thassa's spell. Dubbed Miss Generosity by her classmates, Thassa's joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research leads him to announce the genotype for happiness
The time of our singing by Richard Powers ( Book )
29 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Jonah, Joseph and Ruth grow up during the early Civil Rights era, come of age in the riot-torn 1960s, and live out their adulthoods through the racially retrenched late century. Jonah, the eldest, "whose voice could make heads of state repent," pursues a life devoted to his parents' beloved classical music. Ruth, the youngest, chooses a path of militant activism and repudiates the white culture her brother represents. Joseph, the middle child and the narrator of this far-ranging, multigenerational tale, struggles to remain loyal to both siblings. As a polarized America threatens to tear the family apart, only their deep, shared love of song stands any hope of preserving them."--Jacket
The gold bug variations by Richard Powers ( Book )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A double love story of two couples seperated by a distance of twenty five years
Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers ( Book )
35 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man's experiment in creating the ideal woman. He is Richard Powers, a professor with a taste for the cerebral. As no woman matches his expectations, he creates Helen, a talking intelligence which he programs with his favored books. The novel follows Richard and Helen's relationship to its sad and inevitable conclusion. By the author of The Gold Bug Variations
Plowing the dark by Richard Powers ( Book )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual reality researchers is building an empty white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a cathedral. In a war-torn Mediterranean city, an American is held hostage in another empty white room. These two remote places will be linked by the power of the imagination
Three farmers on their way to a dance by Richard Powers ( Book )
27 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three interrelated stories, based on an actual photograph made in 1914, that connect in a surprising way and provide a mystery that spans a century of brutality and progress
Operation wandering soul : a novel by Richard Powers ( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of sick children in a hospital in Los Angeles and the people who work to keep them alive, to combine fact and fantasy, revealing to adults the forgotten place they came from and preparing the children for the hidden destination they are off to
Gain by Richard Powers ( Book )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A soap company establishes itself in Massachusetts, bringing better hygiene and employment to the community. But there is a negative side, pollution, and the victim is Laura, a woman suffering from cancer. A look at the pros and cons of progress. By the author of Galatea 2.2
Prisoner's dilemma by Richard Powers ( Book )
23 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Something is wrong with Eddie Hobson, Sr., father of four, sometime history teacher, quizmaster, black humorist, and virtuoso invalid. His recurring fainting spells have worsened, and with his ingrained aversion to doctors, his worried family tries to discover the nature of his sickness. Meanwhile, in private, Eddie puts the finishing touches on a secret project he calls Hobstown, a place that he promises will save him, the world, and everything that's in it."
Orfeo : a novel by Richard Powers ( Book )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Composer Peter Els --the "Bioterrorist Bach" -- pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey and, through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, he hatches a plan to turn his disastrous collision with Homeland Security into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds all around them
The echo maker by Richard Powers ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, 27-year-old Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near-fatal accident. His older sister, Karin, returns to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when he emerges from a coma, Mark believes that this woman is really an impostor who looks just like his sister. Shattered, Karin contacts the cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber, who eagerly investigates. What he discovers in Mark slowly undermines even his own sense of being. Meanwhile, Mark, armed only with a note left by an anonymous witness, attempts to learn what happened the night of his inexplicable accident
Generosity by Richard Powers ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enthralled by the liveliness of young Algerian Thassadit, Russell feels compelled to protect her, but instead she falls prey to a geneticist seeking to unlock her secret to happiness
Davy Crockett, frontier hero : the truth as he told it, the legend as friends built it by Walter Blair ( Book )
1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Generosity by Richard Powers ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Russell Stone becomes the teacher of a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence, he is both entranced and troubled. How can this refugee from terror radiate such bliss? Is it possible to be so open and alive without coming to serious harm? Soon, Thassa's joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research has enabled him to announce his discovery of the genetic underpinnings of happiness. Thassa's congenital optimism is severely tested by the growing media circus. Devoured by th
Orfeo by Richard Powers ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An experimental composer becomes a fugitive after his home microbiology lab, set up to find music in surprising patterns, results in a Homeland Security raid
White noise by Don DeLillo ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gladney's family life is disrupted and threatened when an industrial accident sends a lethal cloud over their community. Jack Gladney struggles with the ensuing complications which include murder
De echomaker by Richard Powers ( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Dutch and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het hersenletsel van een chauffeur als gevolg van een ongeluk is zowel voor hemzelf als voor de mensen die hem bijstaan van invloed op hun verdere leven
Der Klang der Zeit : Roman by Richard Powers ( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een pianist en een zanger, beiden kleurling, vechten zich in het Amerika van de jaren zestig van de 20e eeuw een weg naar de top van de klassieke westerse muziekwereld
The machine awakes by Stephen Andrew Taylor ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Audience level: 0.25 (from 0.06 for Davy Crock ... to 1.00 for Truth and ...)
Alternative Names
Powers, Richard
パワーズ, リチャード
Languages
English (317)
German (23)
Japanese (2)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (2)
Italian (1)
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