Most widely held works about Tim Parks
Most widely held works by Tim Parks
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence by Tim Parks ( Book )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
Their name is a byword for immense wealth and power, but before their renown as art patrons and noblemen, the Medicis built their fortune on banking. Banking in the fifteenth century, even at the height of the Renaissance, meant running afoul of the Catholic Church's prohibition against usury. It required more than merely financial skills to make a profit, and the legendary Medicis--most famously Cosimo and Lorenzo ("the Magnificent")--were masterly at the political, diplomatic, military, and even metaphysical tools that were needed to maintain their family's position. Parks uncovers the intrigues, dodges, and moral qualities that gave the Medicis their edge. Evoking the richness of the Florentine Renaissance and the Medicis' glittering circle, replete with artists, popes, and kings, Medici Money is a look into the origins of modern banking and its troubled relationship with art and religion. --From publisher description.
Europa by Tim Parks ( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 952 libraries worldwide
A comedy on Jerry Marlow, suffering the torment of physical proximity to a woman who jilted him and whom he still loves. The two are among a group of teachers from Milan, making a bus trip to the European parliament in Strasbourg. By the author of Tongues of Flame.
Cleaver : a novel by Tim Parks ( Book )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 874 libraries worldwide
Why would a man who has it all suddenly turn his back on the world at the height of his power?
Rapids : a novel by Tim Parks ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 865 libraries worldwide
A group of English canoeists arrive in Italy for white water rafting camp. There are six adults and nine adolescents in the group and are set on enjoying the experience. But the holiday cannot be entirely separated from the larger world, the experience brings out qualitites and failings, provokes sudden conflicts, unexpected shifts of alliance etc.
Destiny by Tim Parks ( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 819 libraries worldwide
The suicide of his teenage son causes British journalist Christopher Burton to examine his own life.
Tongues of flame by Tim Parks ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
Judge Savage by Tim Parks ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and German and held by 780 libraries worldwide
Daniel Savage har kostskolebaggrund og flot uddannelse - og han er sort. Men hans fine udnævnelse til Crown Court-dommer bringer ham ikke nærmere til konen og teenagebørnene. Og mens han optrevler indviklede sager i retten, bliver hans eget liv mere og mere kompliceret i en verden han ikke længere kan overskue.
Numbers in the dark : and other stories by Italo Calvino ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
Several dozen stories by the late Italian writer. In Nothing and Not Much, a creature which witnessed the birth of the world describes the event, Henry Ford is an analysis of a captain of capitalism, and in Beheading the Heads, politicians are regularly executed to keep them on their toes.
Shear by Tim Parks ( Book )
15 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
On a Mediterranean island, geologist Peter Nichols must do a lot of juggling as he investigates the death of a quarry employee. There is the mistress he brought along, there is the daughter of the quarry owner--who seduces him so he will write an exonerating report--there is the dead man's beautiful widow and there are the faxes from Nichols' pregnant wife. By the author of Juggling the Stars.
Italian neighbors, or, A lapsed Anglo-Saxon in Verona by Tim Parks ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 732 libraries worldwide
Author's account of ten years living in an Italian village just outside the city of Verona.
An Italian education : the further adventures of an expatriate in Verona by Tim Parks ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
The author, a native of England living in Italy, presents a portrait of Italian family life, focusing on his children who were born and bred in Italy, and discussing the nature of Italian relationships and the factors that make life there so unique.
Mimi's ghost by Tim Parks ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 666 libraries worldwide
"Morris can't get over Mimi. But then, he should have thought of that before he kidnapped and killed her. Two years ago, the Italian girl eloped with him. Even as Morris turned elopement into kidnap, writing ransom notes and collecting the cash, he was also falling deeply, genuinely in love." -- Jacket.
Ka by Roberto Calasso ( Book )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Tamil and English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
An anthology of Indian myths in which gods and humans take part in fantastic events, from which morals are drawn. In one story, a king's wife copulates with a dead horse, another tells who created Death. By an Italian writer, author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony.
Juggling the stars by Tim Parks ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Morris Duckworth, an English teacher in Verona, kidnaps a seventeen-year-old student, but she sees it as an elopement.
Goodness by Tim Parks ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Home thoughts by Tim Parks ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
A season with Verona : travels around Italy in search of illusion, national character and-- goals by Tim Parks ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Forfatteren følger fodboldklubben Hellas Veronas kampe i sæsonen 2000/01 og beskriver på den baggrund fankulturen og italienerne.
Loving Roger by Tim Parks ( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and French and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Family planning by Tim Parks ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Teach us to sit still : a skeptic's search for health and healing by Tim Parks ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
"Teach Us to Sit Still is the visceral, thought-provoking, and inexplicably entertaining story of how Tim Parks found himself in serious pain, how doctors failed to help, and the quest he took to find his own way out. Overwhelmed by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, Parks follows a fruitless journey through the conventional medical system only to find relief in the most unexpected place: a breathing exercise that eventually leads him to take up meditation. This was the very last place Parks anticipated finding answers; he was about as far from New Age as you can get. As everything that he once held true is called into question, Parks confronts the relationship between his mind and body, the hectic modern world that seems to demand all our focus, and his chosen life as an intellectual and writer. He is drawn to consider the effects of illness on the work of other writers, the role of religion in shaping our sense of self, and the influence of sports and art on our attitudes toward health and well-being. Most of us will fall ill at some point; few will describe that journey with the same verve, insight, and radiant intelligence as Tim Parks"--Provided by publisher.
Art, Italian Art, Renaissance Artists and patrons Art patronage Austria--Tyrol Authors, American Authors, English--Health and hygiene Banks and banking Biography Blacks British Child rearing Chronic pain--Alternative treatment College teachers Criticism, interpretation, etc. Divorced men English teachers Europe Fathers and sons Fiction Great Britain Health History Homes International economic integration Italy Italy--Alps, Italian Italy--Florence Italy--Milan Italy--Montecchio (Verona) Italy--Verona Italy--Verona Region Journalists Judges Kidnapping Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Medici, House of Middle-aged men Midlife crisis Mind and body therapies New York (State)--Larchmont New York (State)--Westchester County Parks, Tim Psychological fiction Soccer Solitude Suicide victims Travel Truthfulness and falsehood
MacDowell, John 1954-....
Parks, Timothy, 1954-
Pseud. Mac Dowell, John 1954-
Pseud. MacDowell, John 1954-
פרקס, טים. רז, ענת帕克斯
פרקס, טים. רז, ענת
Multiple languages (1)
Greek, Modern (1)