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Martel, Yann

Overview
Works: 113 works in 1,139 publications in 41 languages and 29,507 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Adventure stories  Action and adventure fiction  Motion pictures  Short stories  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author of introduction, Performer, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.M3855, 813.54
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Life of Pi : a novel by Yann Martel( Book )

513 editions published between 1802 and 2016 in 41 languages and held by 10,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain
Beatrice and Virgil : a novel by Yann Martel( Book )

85 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 3,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like "Life of Pi, Beatrice and Virgil" uses animals to discuss the human condition, in this case, to address the atrocities of the Holocaust. At the center of the novel is the relationship between two Henrys, a novelist and a taxidermist, who collaborate on a play about a donkey and a howler monkey who have survived a genocide. Heartbreaking and utterly original, the novel asks enduring questions about life and art, truth and deception, responsibility and complicity--BOT website
Life of Pi : [a novel] by Yann Martel( Recording )

66 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship in the Pacific, one solitary lifeboat remains, carrying a hyena, a zebra, a female orangutan, a Bengal tiger, and a 16-year-old Indian boy names Pi. His story is a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound listeners in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will as one character puts it, make you believe in God"--Container
The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel( Book )

97 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are four unforgettable stories by the author of Life of Pi. In the exquisite title novella, a very young man dying of AIDS joins his friend in fashioning a story of the Roccamatio family of Helsinki, set against the yearly march of the twentieth century whose horrors and miracles their story echoes. In "The Time I Heard the Private Donald J. Rankin String Concerto with One Discordant Violin, by the American composer John Morton," a Canadian university student visits Washington, D.C., and experiences the Vietnam War and its aftermath through an intense musical encounter. In "Manners of Dying," variations of a warden's letter to the mother of a son he has just executed reveal how each life is contained in its end. The final story, "The Mirror Machine", is about a young man who discovers an antique mirror-making machine in his grandmother's attic. The man's fascination with the object is juxtaposed with the longwinded reminiscences it evokes from his grandmother. Written earlier in Martel's career, these tales are as moving as they are thought-provoking, as inventive in form as they are timeless in content. They display that startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon
The high mountains of Portugal : a novel by Yann Martel( Recording )

19 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that, if he can find it, would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás's quest
Beatrice and Virgil : [a novel] by Yann Martel( Recording )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey--named Beatrice and Virgil--and the epic journey they undertake together
Life of Pi by Ang Lee( Visual )

40 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé: Aventures. Pi Patel grandit entouré des animaux sauvages du zoo fondé par son père à Pondichéry, ancien comptoir français du sud de l'Inde. À l'adolescence, dans un élan mystique, il annonce à ses parents qu'il souhaite être à la fois bouddhiste, chrétien et musulman. C'est dans cet état d'esprit singulier qu'en 1977, le garçon quitte son pays natal pour aller s'établir au Canada avec sa famille. À bord d'un cargo transportant leurs animaux destinés à être vendus en Amérique, les Patel entreprennent la traversée du Pacifique. Mais une violente tempête provoque le naufrage du navire. Pi, seul humain à survivre, vogue dans un canot de sauvetage, en compagnie d'un zèbre blessé, d'une orang-outan, d'une hyène et d'un tigre du Bengale. Ce dernier ayant éliminé la hyène, qui avait massacré le zèbre et le singe, l'adolescent doit rivaliser d'astuce pour maintenir à distance la bête féroce sur la petite embarcation. Au terme de 227 jours d'une éprouvante cohabitation, marquée par d'étonnantes aventures, Pi, à bout de force, échoue sur une plage de la côte du Mexique. [(c) Médiafilm]. Contient, entre autres, un documentaire sur les coulisses de la production. [SDM]
Self by Yann Martel( Book )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern-day Orlando-edgy, funny and startlingly honest-Self is the fictional autobiography of a young writer and traveller who finds his gender changed overnight
The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel( Recording )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four stories by the Booker Prize-winning author, each in its entirety. Written earlier in Martel's career, these tales display that startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon
Gods, heroes and men by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grammy Award-winning conductor Kent Nagano returns to the music of Beethoven with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in a recording that includes the famous Third Symphony as well as excerpts from The Creatures of Prometheus
Het leven van Pi by Yann Martel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na een schipbreuk belandt een Indiase jongen in een reddingsboot samen met een Bengaalse tijger
Life of Pi, Yann Martel by Yann Martel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A general history of quadrupeds by Thomas Bewick( Book )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late eighteenth century, the British took greater interest than ever before in observing and recording all aspects of the natural world. Travelers and colonists returning from far-flung lands provided dazzling accounts of such exotic creatures as elephants, baboons, and kangaroos. The engraver Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) harnessed this newfound interest by assembling the most comprehensive illustrated guide to nature of his day. A General History of Quadrupeds, first published in 1790, showcases Bewick's groundbreaking engraving techniques that allowed text and images to be published on the same page. From anteaters to zebras, armadillos to wolverines, this delightful volume features engravings of over four hundred animals alongside descriptions of their characteristics as scientifically understood at the time. Quadrupeds reaffirms Bewick's place in history as an incomparable illustrator, one whose influence on natural history and book printing still endures today
Vita di Pi = Life of Pi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Multiple languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il giovane Pi Patel è cresciuto con la famiglia a contatto con lo zoo paterno, mescolando fin dall'infanzia sogno e realtà. Quando il padre ha esigenze di denaro e sceglie di trasferirsi in Canada per vendere lo zoo, Pi ancora non può intuire cosa lo attenderà nelle vastità oceaniche. Di fronte a una tempesta terrificante, la nave affonda, lasciando in breve tempo Pi con un'unica compagna di viaggio: la tigre Richard Parker, l'animale più temuto dello zoo paterno. Pi potrà solo fare affidamento alla propria intelligenza per poter sopravvivere e convivere con la tigre. (Mymovies)
Het leven van Pi by Yann Martel( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na een schipbreuk belandt een Indiase jongen in een reddingsboot samen met een Bengaalse tijger
A novel by Yann Martel( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fate takes many forms. When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey named Beatrice and Virgil
Pai no monogatari by Yann Martel( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain
Pai no monogatari : 2 by Yann Martel( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain
By Grand Central Station I sat down and wept by Elizabeth Smart( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One day, while browsing in a London bookshop, Elizabeth Smart chanced upon a slim volume of poetry by George Barker - and fell passionately in love with him through the printed word. Eventually they communicated directly and, as a result of Barker's impecunious circumstances, Elizabeth Smart flew both him and his wife from Japan, where he was teaching, to join her in the United States. Thus began one of the most extraordinary, intense and ultimately tragic love affairs of our time. They never married but Elizabeth bore George Barker four children and their relationship provided the impassioned inspiration for one of the most moving and immediate chronicles of a love affair ever written
What is Stephen Harper reading? : Yann Martel's recommended reading for a prime minister (and book lovers of all stripes) by Yann Martel( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I know you're very busy, Mr. Harper. We're all busy. But every person has a space next to where they sleep, whether a patch of pavement or a fine bedside table. In that space, at night, a book can glow. And in those moments of docile wakefulness, when we begin to let go of the day, then is the perfect time to pick up a book and be someone else, somewhere else, for a few minutes, a few pages, before we fall asleep. "From the author of -- From the Trade Paperback edition
 
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Life of Pi : a novel
Alternative Names
Martel, Yan 1963-

Martel, Yann

Martels, Jans 1963-

Mateer 1963-

Mate'er, Yang

Yang Mate'er

Yann Martel A Canadian author best known for the book Life of Pi

Yann Martel Canadees schrijver

Yann Martel Canadian author best known for the book Life of Pi

Yann Martel canadisk skribent

Yann Martel escritor canadiense

Yann Martel kanadischer Schriftsteller

Yann Martel kanadisk skribent

Yann Martel kanadyjski pisarz i podróżnik

Yann Martel scrittore canadese

Мартел, Янн.

Мартел, Янн канадский писатель

Ян Мартел

Янн Мартел

Янн Мартель

יאן מרטל

מרטל, יאן

يان مارتل

یان مارتل نویسنده کانادایی

यान मार्टल

ইয়ান মার্টেল

ಯಾನ್ ಮಾರ್ಟೆಲ್

യാൻ മാർട്ടെൽ

ယန် မာတဲလ်

마텔, 얀 1963-

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マーテル, ヤン

ヤン・マーテル

揚·馬特爾

马特尔,扬

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