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Parks, Tim

Works: 97 works in 833 publications in 12 languages and 22,590 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Guidebooks  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Controversial literature  Black humor 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tim Parks
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence by Tim Parks( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,070 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
Cleaver : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

38 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,006 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?
Europa by Tim Parks( Book )

37 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 932 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
Rapids : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapids is a riveting white-water ride down a raging river in the Italian Alps, pitting people against Nature
Destiny by Tim Parks( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 777 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 )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een pas benoemde (zwarte) Engelse rechter wordt achtervolgd door gebeurtenissen uit zijn verleden
Sex is forbidden : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

33 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 743 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
Tongues of flame by Tim Parks( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numbers in the dark : and other stories by Italo Calvino( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 725 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 )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 676 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 )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 585 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
Ka by Roberto Calasso( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Tamil and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review "So brilliant that you can't look at it anymore--and you can't look at anything else. ... No one will read it without reward." --The Boston Globe With the same narrative fecundity and imaginative sympathy he brought to his acclaimed retelling of the Greek myths, Roberto Calasso plunges Western readers into the mind of ancient India. He begins with a mystery: Why is the most important god in the Rg Veda, the oldest of India's sacred texts, known by a secret name--"Ka," or Who' What ensues is not an explanation, but an unveiling. Here are the stories of the creation of mind and matter; of the origin of Death, of the first sexual union and the first parricide. We learn why Siva must carry his father's skull, why snakes have forked tongues, and why, as part of a certain sacrifice, the king's wife must copulate with a dead horse. A tour de force of scholarship and seduction, Ka is irresistible. "Passage[s] of such ecstatic insight and cross-cultural synthesis--simply, of such beauty." --The New York Review of Books "All is spectacle and delight, and tiny mirrors reflecting human foibles are set into the weave, turning this retelling into the stuff of literature." --The New Yorker
Juggling the stars by Tim Parks( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member 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 )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 30-årig mand beretter sit livs historie. Rationelt og pragmatisk behandler han alle konflikter, og står derfor helt forsvarsls, da hans kone fder et svrt handicappet barn
Where I'm reading from : the changing world of books by Tim Parks( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do we need fiction? Why do books need to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Why should a group of aging Swedish men determine what "world" literature is best? Do books change anything? Did they use to? Do we read to challenge our vision of the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other? In Where I'm Reading From, the internationally acclaimed novelist and critic Tim Parks ranges over a lifetime of critical reading--from Leopardi, Dickens and Chekhov, to Woolf, Lawrence and Bernhard, and on to contemporary work by Jonathan Franzen, Peter Stamm, and many others--to overturn many of our long-held assumptions about literature and its purpose. Taking the form of thirty-eight interlocking essays, Where I'm Reading From examines the rise of the "global" novel and the disappearance of literary styles that do not travel; the changing vocation of the writer today; the increasingly paradoxical effects of translation; the shifting expectations we bring to fiction; the growing stasis of literary criticism; and the problematic relationship between writers' lives and their work. In the end Parks wonders whether writers--and readers--can escape the twin pressures of the new global system and the novel that has become its emblematic genre. "--
Dreams of rivers and seas by Tim Parks( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Livet for en europer 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 hjlpe sin mor ved faderens dd. Faderen var en kendt, men kontroversiel antropolog, og omstndighederne ved hans forskning og dd viser sig at vre uklare, samtidig med at moderen optrder usdvanlig koldsindigt
Home thoughts by Tim Parks( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Italo Calvino's cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earth's first dawn. Exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe, these beloved tales relate complex scientific concepts to our common sensory, emotional, human world."--Publisher's description
Loving Roger by Tim Parks( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and French and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prince by Niccol Machiavelli( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 430 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"--Page 2 of cover
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Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence
Alternative Names

controlled identityMacDowell, John, 1954-

Mac Dowell, John 1954-

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Parks, Tim, 1954-

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Pārkss, Tims, 1954-

Tim Parks British writer

Tim Parks englischer Schriftsteller und Literaturwissenschaftler

Tim Parks scrittore e giornalista inglese

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パークス, ティム

Cleaver : a novelEuropaRapids : a novelDestinyJudge SavageTongues of flameNumbers in the dark : and other storiesShear