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Preis, Thomas

Overview
Works: 60 works in 141 publications in 2 languages and 188 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  History  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  True crime stories 
Roles: Translator, Editor, tra, Copyright holder
Classifications: PR9369.3.C58, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas Preis
Youth by J. M Coetzee( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to escape his South African home, dysfunctional family, and what he believes to be an impending revolution, a young man becomes disappointed with his monotonous new life in London and begins a dark pilgrimage
Las cenizas de Ángela : un memoria by Frank McCourt( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in Swedish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt, born in Depression-era Brooklyn to recent Irish immigrants and raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland. Frank's mother, Angela, has no money to feed the children since Frank's father, Malachy, rarely works, and when he does he drinks his wages. Yet Malachy does nurture in Frank an appetite for the one thing he can provide: a story. Perhaps it is a story that accounts for Frank's survival. Wearing shoes repaired with tires, begging a pig's head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors - yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness
American tabloid : a novel by James Ellroy( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skurkagtige FBI-agenter, pengeafpressere, eksilcubanere, lejemordere, mafiaen og den korrupte fagbevægelse er en del af USA's historie i 1950erne og frem til mordet på Kennedy i 1963. Ikke engang Kennedy-klanen holder sig fri
Pojkår : scener ur ett liv i provinsen by J. M Coetzee( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Costello by J. M Coetzee( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Costello is a distinguished and aging Australian novelist whose life is revealed through a series of eight formal addresses. From an award-acceptance speech at a New England liberal arts college to a lecture on evil in Amsterdam and a sexually charged reading by the poet Robert Duncan, the author draws the reader toward its astonishing conclusion. The novel is, on its surface, the story of a woman's life as mother, sister, lover, and writer. Yet it is also a profound and haunting meditation on the nature of storytelling
My dark places : an L.A. crime memoir by James Ellroy( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Dark Places is Jean Ellroy's and James Ellroy's story - from 1958 to all points past and up to this moment. It is the story of a brilliant homicide detective named Bill Stoner, and of the investigation he and James Ellroy undertook to find Jean Ellroy's killer. My Dark Places is unflinching autobiography and vivid reportage. It is no less than a treatise on 38 years of American murder. It is James Ellroy's journey into and through his most forbidding memories
L.A. confidential by James Ellroy( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three troubled cops -- Ed Exley, desperately seeking glory; vengeful Bud White, a witness to his mother's murder by his father; and Jack Vincennes, a shakedown artist with a dark secret -- tread a fine line between right and wrong in 1950s Los Angeles
The master of Petersburg by J. M Coetzee( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel recreates the world of Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky, who returns to St. Petersburg to investigate the death of his stepson and its possible connection to the shadowy revolutionary movement
Färnålder by J. M Coetzee( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vit jazz by James Ellroy( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles 1958. Mord, misshandel, mutor och utpressning är vardag för biträdande kommissarie David Klein. Han är en maktmänniska i ett litet hörn av Helvetet. Så annonserar den federala polisen en undersökning om poliskorruption och en verklighet sipprar upp som till och med är ännu ondare än den Klein föreställt sig. Kleins snabba, blixtlika beskrivningar är lika brutala som landskapet; en värld han själv varit med om att skapa, men som han nu skulle göra vad som helst för att undkomma levande. Grym, nitisk och slipad till en rakbladsegg är James Ellroys prosa i Vit jazz, som av många framhållits som hans absoluta mästerverk. [Publit]
Because the night by James Ellroy( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins of the L.A.P.D. finds two apparently disparate cases becoming one and centering on the fiendish psychiatrist doctor John the Night Tripper
En pojkes egen historia by Edmund White( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vinnaren by David Baldacci( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I väntan på barbarerna : [roman] by J. M Coetzee( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in Swedish and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historien om Michael K by J. M Coetzee( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael K lämnar sitt arbete som trädgårdsmästare i Kapstaden för att ta sin svårt sjuka mor till hennes barndoms farm på landsbygden. Men modern dör på vägen och han tar sig ensam fram. Trots att området är fullt med soldater och trupptransporter lyckas han finna en fristad på en övergiven gård och där leva helt med och för naturen, långt bortom tiden och historien. Omvärlden misstror dock hans brist på engagemang och hans likgiltighet inför det ständigt pågående kriget, och han anklagas för samarbete med gerillan. Han spärras in i ett "rehabiliteringsläger" där han inleder en matstrejk som gör hans fångvaktare förvirrade och handfallna ... Historien om Michael K är en gripande berättelse om människans frihetsbehov och kärlekens ofrihet. Boken belönades med Bookerpriset när den kom ut 1983. [Publit]
Morgans färd by Colleen McCullough( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unknown land was populated with the criminal, the unloved and the unwanted of English society. Amid conditions of brutality, 'The First Fleet' was sent to Australia. This story concerns the convicts and their guards in a hostile land - especially Richard Morgan, convicted felon
In the heart of the country by J. M Coetzee( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman living on a remote South African farm describes her loneliness and bitter anger
Mördare på drift by James Ellroy( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher man : a memoir by Frank McCourt( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in the classroom and came to terms with the undervalued importance of teaching
Dusklands by J. M Coetzee( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two distinct narratives tell of an investigation into psychological warfare in Vietnam and an eighteenth-century conflict between Dutch settlers in southern Africa and the native Hottentots
 
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Thomas Preis Swedish translator

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