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Parks, Tim

Works: 190 works in 757 publications in 7 languages and 21,402 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humorous stories  Black humor  Sources  Software 
Roles: Author of introduction, Translator, Editor, Creator
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
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Most widely held works by Tim Parks
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence by Tim Parks ( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member 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 )
30 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member 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 )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member 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 )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rapids is a riveting white-water ride down a raging river in the Italian Alps, pitting people against Nature
Tongues of flame by Tim Parks ( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Destiny by Tim Parks ( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The suicide of his teenage son causes British journalist Christopher Burton to examine his own life
Judge Savage by Tim Parks ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is no life without a double life. And yet one grows weary...Recently promoted to the position of Crown Court judge-jealous colleagues suggest it might be because he is black-Daniel Savage decides at midlife that it's finally time to settle down, foreswear philandering, and rededicate himself to his family.His career demands the most responsible behavior-he must be above suspicion.But Savage has been leading a double life for far too long, and a young woman from his past-who holds a secret that could ruin his career and marriage-begins making mysterious calls to his house.As tangled lies are solemnly ironed out in his court, Judge Savage finds his own existence suddenly descending into a mess of violence and confusion, and attempts desperately to get a grip on his world in the face of increasingly certain disaster
Numbers in the dark : and other stories by Italo Calvino ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member 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 )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member 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
Mimi's ghost by Tim Parks ( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member 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
Juggling the stars by Tim Parks ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morris Duckworth, an English teacher in Verona, kidnaps a seventeen-year-old student, but she sees it as an elopement
Ka by Roberto Calasso ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in Tamil and English and held by 584 WorldCat member 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
Goodness by Tim Parks ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Home thoughts by Tim Parks ( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loving Roger by Tim Parks ( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and German and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sex is forbidden : a novel by Tim Parks ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A woman trying to decide between two lovers works as a server at a Buddhist retreat where she hopes she too can find some enlightenment
Family planning by Tim Parks ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dreams of rivers and seas by Tim Parks ( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Livet for en europæer i det moderne og alligevel så fremmedartede Indien danner baggrund for denne roman om en ung videnskabsmand, som rejser fra London til Delhi for at hjælpe sin mor ved faderens død. Faderen var en kendt, men kontroversiel antropolog, og omstændighederne ved hans forskning og død viser sig at være uklare, samtidig med at moderen optræder usædvanlig koldsindigt
Hell and back : reflections on writers and writing from Dante to Rushdie by Tim Parks ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brilliant new collection of essays of writers and their craft by the man Joseph Brodsky has called the best British author working today. In Hell and Back,Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging, always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. In this new collection, Parks turns his attention to classic authors such as Dante, Leopardi, Borges, Beckett, and Christina Stead, as well as contemporary writers including Vikram Seth, W. G. Sebald, Jos Saramago, and Salman Rushdie, along with a dozen others. The lead essay on Dante sets the tone for the entire collection: erudite, contemplative, witty, and meticulous, it constantly offers new insights into The Inferno, that most celebrated of all poems. In Hell and Back, Tim Parks reminds us just how exciting the essay form can be
The prince by Niccolò Machiavelli ( Book )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An infamous Renaissance classic, The Prince shocked Europe upon publication with its ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccolo Machiavelli even came to be regarded by some as an agent of the Devel, his name taken for the intriguer "Machevill" of Jacobean tragedy. For his treatise on statecraft Machiavelli drew upon his own experience of office under the turbulent Florentine republic, rejecting traditional values of political theory and recognizing the complicated, transient nature of political life. Concerned not with lofty ideals, but with a regime that would last, The Prince has become the Bible of realpolitik, and still retains its power to alarm and instruct"--Cover, p. 2
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