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Martel, Yann

Overview
Works: 158 works in 1,342 publications in 44 languages and 27,657 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Allegories  Film adaptations  Adventure stories  Short stories  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Performer, Author of introduction, Editor, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: PR9199.3.M3855, 813.54
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Life of Pi : a novel by Yann Martel( Book )

594 editions published between 1802 and 2018 in 44 languages and held by 11,678 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 )

94 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 20 languages and held by 3,358 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
The high mountains of Portugal : a novel by Yann Martel( Book )

83 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 13 languages and held by 3,051 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. Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he arrives with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unexpected conclusion
Life of Pi : [a novel] by Yann Martel( Recording )

86 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,504 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
A general history of quadrupeds by Thomas Bewick( )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,488 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
The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,161 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 )

27 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 986 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 )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 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
The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and other stories by Yann Martel( Book )

40 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denne samlingen med historier ble for første gang utgitt i 1993. De handler om temaer som eventyrfortellinger og sykdom, krig og musikk, byråkrati og død, forskning og sex. Novellene er intensive i formen, tankevekkende og tidløse. Denne utgaven inneholder tre fortellinger fra førsteutgaven, inkludert tittelnovellen: The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, som vant den prestisjetunge "Journey Prize", så vel som tre noveller som ikke tidligere er publisert i England. Yann Martel ble verdenskjent da han vant Bookerprisen for "Life of Pi" i 2002. Han hadde fra før skrevet denne novellesamlingen og romanen "Self"
Life of Pi by Ang Lee( Visual )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ang Lee directs this Academy Award-winning fantasy adventure based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel. Suraj Sharma stars as Pi Patel, a 16-year-old zookeeper's son from Pondicherry who finds himself stranded on a small boat in the Pacific Ocean in the company of a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger following the shipwreck of the freighter on which he and his family were sailing for Canada. Over the course of several months Pi manages to survive on the meagre supplies of food and water he finds on the boat, and also takes up fishing, while in his half-delirious state he muses on various aspects of animal behaviour, religion and the meaning of life. The film won Academy Awards for Best Director (Ang Lee) and Best Cinematography (Claudio Miranda), as well as an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Mychael Danna) and two BAFTAs
Self by Yann Martel( Book )

46 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 260 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 )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 154 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 89 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 76 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 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gu shi de zhen xiang by Yann Martel( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shao nianPi de qi huan piao liu by Ma tai er( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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)
Die Hintergründe zu den Helsinki-Roccamatios by Yann Martel( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yann Martels großer Erfolg "Schiffbruch mit Tiger" (MI 5/03) hat den Verlag inspiriert, 3 Geschichten seines früheren Erzählbands (BA 7/05) ins Hörbuch zu übertragen. Kunst und eindrucksvoll wird in der (umfänglichen) Titelgeschichte die Entwicklung des Erzählers im Angesicht seines aidskranken, sterbenden Freundes erzählt, dessen langsamer Verfall den Hörer gefangen nimmt. Um dem Leben ein Stück Hoffnung abzutrotzen, erfinden sie die Geschichte der finnischen Familie Roccamatio. Das eigentliche Geschehen wird dem Hörer vorenthalten, während die gesellschaftlichen und politischen "Hintergründe" des 20. Jahrhunderts jahresweise und stakkatohaft als Schlagzeilen parallel zum Krankheitsprozess eingestreut werden. Sprecher Ilja Richter betont anfangs den jugendlichdistanzierten Erzähler, der die Realität verdrängt und lässt ihn mit der Zeit beeindruckend an Reife gewinnen. Ein anderer Held verarbeitet seine VietnamErfahrungen, indem er ein dissonantes Konzert für eine Violine schreibt. In "1096 Arten zu sterben" wird die letzte Nacht und die Hinrichtung eines zum Tode verurteilten variiert. Großartig!
A novel by Yann Martel( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 23 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
 
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Life of Pi : a novel
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Beatrice and Virgil : a novelLife of Pi : [a novel]A general history of quadrupedsThe facts behind the Helsinki RoccamatiosBeatrice and Virgil : [a novel]The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and other storiesLife of PiSelfThe facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios
Alternative Names
Martel, Yan 1963-

Martel, Yann

Martels, Jans 1963-

Martjel, Jann 1963-

Mateer 1963-

Mate'er, Yang

Yang Mate'er

Yann Martel

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 kanadalainen kirjailija

Yann Martel kanadischer Schriftsteller

Yann Martel kanadisk skribent

Yann Martel kanadyjski pisarz i podróżnik

Yann Martel scrittore canadese

Мартел, Янн.

Мартел, Янн 1963-

Мартел, Янн канадский писатель

Ян Мартел

Янн Мартел

Янн Мартель

יאן מרטל

מרטל, יאן

يان مارتل

یان مارتل نویسنده کانادایی

यान मार्टेल

ইয়ান মার্টেল

ಯಾನ್ ಮಾರ್ಟೆಲ್

യാൻ മാർട്ടെൽ

ယန် မာတဲလ်

마텔, 얀 1963-

얀 마텔

マーテル, ヤン

ヤン・マーテル

揚·馬特爾

马特尔,扬

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