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McCann, Colum 1965-

Overview
Works: 139 works in 559 publications in 6 languages and 18,328 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Suspense fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author of introduction, Creator, Correspondent, Recipient, Interviewee
Classifications: PR6063.C335, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Colum McCann
Let the great world spin : a novel by Colum McCann ( Book )
44 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rich vision of the pain, loveliness, mystery, and promise of New York City in the 1970s. A radical young Irish monk struggles with his own demons as he lives among the prostitutes in the middle of the burning Bronx. A group of mothers gather in a Park Avenue apartment to mourn their sons who died in Vietnam, only to discover just how much divides them even in grief. A young artist finds herself at the scene of a hit-and-run that sends her own life careening sideways. A 38-year-old grandmother, turns tricks alongside her teenage daughter, determined not only to take care of her family but to prove her own worth. Weaving together these and other seemingly disparate lives, McCann's allegory comes alive in the voices of the city's people, unexpectedly drawn together by hope, beauty, and the "artistic crime of the century"--A mysterious tightrope walker dancing between the Twin Towers.--From publisher description
TransAtlantic : a novel by Colum McCann ( Book )
25 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale spanning 150 years and two continents reimagines the peace efforts of democracy champion Frederick Douglass, Senator George Mitchell and World War I airmen John Alcock and Teddy Brown through the experiences of four generations of women from a matriarchal clan
Zoli : a novel by Colum McCann ( Book )
41 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A passionate story of love, loss, and renewal set against the political upheavals of twentieth century Europe, Zoli captures the world of Gypsies more vibrantly than any other novel of the modern era. Zoli Novotna, a young woman raised in the traveling Gypsy tradition, is a poet by accident as much as desire. As fascism spreads over 1930s Czechoslovakia, Zoli and her grandfather flee to join a clan of fellow Romani harpists. But as Zoli's fame grows and her poetic skills deepen, the ruling Communists begin to use her for their own repressive purposes. Cast out from her family, Zoli finally abandons her past to journey to the West." From the bookjacket
Dancer : a novel by Colum McCann ( Book )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Russian peasant who became an international legend, a Cold War exile who inspired millions, an artist whose name stood for genius, sex, and excess--the magnificence of Rudolf Nureyev's life and work are known, but in this novel McCann reinvents this erotically charged figure, willful, lustful, and driven by a never-to-be-met need for perfection, through the light he cast on those who knew him. Spanning four decades and many worlds, from the horrors of Stalingrad to the wild abandon of New York in the eighties, McCann tells the story through a chorus of voices: there is Rudi's first ballet teacher, who rescues her protégé from the stunted life of his town; Yulia, whose sexual and artistic ambitions are thwarted by her Soviet-sanctioned marriage; and Victor, the Venezuelan hustler, who reveals the lurid underside of the gay celebrity set. McCann evokes the distinct consciousness of the man and the glittering reflection of the myth.--From publisher description
This side of brightness : a novel by Colum McCann ( Book )
33 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an Irish immigrant is killed, building the 1910s New York subway, a black co-worker supports his family, marrying the widow. The story is contrasted with today's subway, a place not of hope, but despair
TransAtlantic a novel by Colum McCann ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newfoundland, 1919-- Aviators Jack Alcock and Arthur Brown set course for Ireland as they attempt the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Dublin, 1845 and '46-- On an international lecture tour in support of his subversive autobiography, Frederick Douglass finds the Irish people sympathetic to the abolitionist cause. New York, 1998-- Leaving behind a young wife and newborn child, Senator George Mitchell departs for Belfast, to shepherd Northern Ireland's notoriously bitter and volatile peace talks to an uncertain conclusion. They each learn that even the most unassuming moments of grace have a way of rippling through time, space, and memory
Songdogs : a novel by Colum McCann ( Book )
22 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I romanen beretter en søn om sin fars liv: fotograf, deltagelse i den spanske borgerkrig, ophold i Latinamerika og ægteskab med en mexikansk kvinde, som forsvinder for ham
Fishing the sloe-black river : stories by Colum McCann ( Book )
26 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Ireland and America, McCann's stories are peopled with "oddballs and outcasts, misfits and travelers--...all in search of a way back home, or a way to leave it."--Jacket
At the fights : American writers on boxing ( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Features literary excerpts and articles written by sportswriters and authors that celebrate one hundred years of American boxing
Everything in this country must : a novella and two stories by Colum McCann ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories capture the tragic implications of political upheaval and tragedy on the lives of individuals trapped amidst the internecine conflicts of Northern Ireland
Best European fiction 2011 by Aleksandar Hemon ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Year two of the celebrated Best European Fiction series, editor Aleksandar Hemon offers an even wider array of stories, including forty authors from countries as diverse as Belarus, Cyprus, Moldova, and Turkey. With well-known figures such as Hilary Mantel (England) and Ingo Schulze (Germany) alongside authors appearing in English for the first time, Best European Fiction 2011 takes modern story telling to places English-language readers have never gone before. --Book Jacket
Let the great world spin by Colum McCann ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This novel follows the fortunes of a menagerie of New Yorkers through a day in 1974--the day of Philippe Petit's deathdefying tightrope walk between the newly built Twin Towers
Dancer by Colum McCann ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a fictional account of the life of Rudolf Nureyev, following his first ballet lessons under Anna Vasileva, his relationship with the ambitious Yulia, and his experiences with Venezuelan hustler Victor
Everything in this country must : a novella and two stories by Colum McCann ( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and German and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An abstract form a classic collection of sixteen short stories, many by new authors and none previously published in book form
The book of men : eighty writers on how to be a man ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eighty pieces of short fiction and nonfiction on manhood by some of the world's best writers. To help launch the literary nonprofit Narrative 4, Esquire asked eighty of the world's greatest writers to chip in with a story, all with the title, "How to Be a Man." The result is The Book of Men, an unflinching investigation into the essence of manhood
When the sky falls ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by the true story of Dublin crime reporter Veronica Guerin. This is about an Irish journalist who investigates the world of violent crime and the bosses who control the drugs and the violence
Laat de aarde draaien by Colum McCann ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In de ochtend van 7 augustus 1974 loopt een koorddanser op honderden meters hoogte tussen de twee torens van het WTC in New York
Trans-Atlantisch by Colum McCann ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historische gebeurtenissen uit 1919, 1845 en 1998 worden verbonden door de (fictieve) levensverhalen van vier generaties van een Iers-Amerikaanse familie
Zoli by Colum McCann ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In het naoorlogse Tsjechoslowakije wordt een zigeunermeisje onder het communistische regime naar voren geschoven als dichteres
Et que le vaste monde poursuive sa course folle by Colum McCann ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le roman restitue l'effervescence qui régnait à New York dans les années 1970 : scène artistique débridée, libération des moeurs, controverse autour de la guerre du Vietnam, contestation politique, quartiers de non-droit, etc
 
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Languages
English (279)
French (15)
German (10)
Dutch (8)
Spanish (2)
Czech (1)
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