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Thirlwell, Adam 1978-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 114 publications in 5 languages and 2,338 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Miscellanea  Short stories 
Roles: Creator, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PR6120.H575, 823.92
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Publications about Adam Thirlwell
Publications by Adam Thirlwell
Most widely held works by Adam Thirlwell
Politics : a novel by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Politics is about: a) a threesome; b) politics. Moshe loves Nana. But love can be difficult -- especially if you want to be kind. And Moshe and Nana want to be kind to someone else. They want to be kind to their best friend, Anjali. Politics explores crucial problems of sexual etiquette. What should the sleeping arrangements be in a ménage-à-trois? Is it polite to read while two people have sex beside you? Is it permissible to be jealous?
The delighted states : a book of novels, romances, & their unknown translators, containing ten languages, set on four continents, & accompanied by maps, portraits, squiggles, illustrations, & a variety of helpful indexes by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
"This is not a novel, but novelists are its characters." "The Delighted States demonstrates a new way of reading internationally. It is a project, a book of tricks - complete with photographs, illustrations, and a variety of helpful diagrams. And it comes with a companion, a slim appendix: "Mademoiselle O," a text by Vladimir Nabokov, halfway between fiction and fact, which Nabokov worked on, in three languages, over thirty years, and whose original French version is now translated into English by Adam Thirlwell."--BOOK JACKET
The escape : a novel by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
After being sidetracked by two affairs in the region, Haffner finally resolves to claim his widow's inheritance in the eastern Alps, a villa seized in darker times, but must first win a fight with a team of bureaucrats and their minions
Autobiography of a corpse by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskiĭ( Book )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
The stakes are wildly high in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky's fantastic and blackly comic philosophical fables, which abound in nested narratives and wild paradoxes. This new collection of eleven mind-bending and spellbinding tales includes some of Krzhizhanovsky's most dazzling conceits: a provincial journalist who moves to Moscow finds his existence consumed by the autobiography of his room's previous occupant; the fingers of a celebrated pianist's right hand run away to spend a night alone on the city streets; a man's lifelong quest to bite his own elbow inspires both a hugely popular circus act and a new refutation of Kant. Ordinary reality cracks open before our eyes in the pages of Autobiography of a Corpse, and the extraordinary spills out
The escape : a novel in five parts by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
The lute and the scars by Danilo Kiš( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Miss Herbert by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
En bog om romaner og deres ukendte oversættere. Indeholder kort og portrætbilleder og forskellige indekser
Petersburg : a novel in eight chapters with a prologue and an epilogue by Andrey Bely( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
One of the most celebrated literary pieces of the twentieth century, Petersburg tells the story of young university student Nikolai, who gets involved in a revolutionary terrorist organization. They plan to assassinate a high government official with a time bomb. But the official is Apollon, Nikolai's own father
Kapow! by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
"Kapow! takes place in the thick of the Arab Spring, guided by the highspeed monologue of an unnamed narrator--over-doped, over-caffeinated, over-weight--trying to make sense of this history in real time: with 24 hour broadcasts, YouTube films, lesbian bars in London's East End and far too many newspaper clippings."--Amazon.com
McSweeney's 42 : "Multiples", or, Twelve stories appearing in up to six versions each ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Multiples : an anthology of stories in an assortment of languages and literary styles ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Like Chinese whispers, the rules of this literary game are simple: the first writer translates an unknown story into English, which a second writer then translates into a different language, and a third translates back into English, and so on, down the line. As the stories are told and retold, out of English and in again, they are transformed, twisted and turned into something new. Featuring an all-star international line-up of writers from Zadie Smith to Alejandro Zambra, via Jeffrey Eugenides, Laurent Binet, Javier Marias, David Mitchell, Colm Toibin, Etgar Keret and Sheila Heti, this collection is pure literary entertainment. Playful, provocative and wilfully inventive, Multiples asks fascinating questions about the relationship between a translation and a version, about the art of storytelling, and about the way that our individual linguistic choices reflect our shared cultural prejudices. Here, we see not so much what is lost in translation, but what is found
De vlucht : een roman in vijf delen by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Een knappe, egocentrische Brits-joodse weduwnaar van tegen de tachtig probeert te ontsnappen aan zijn omgeving en zichzelf
Politiek by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Een seksueel geremde vrouw gaat een relatie aan met een andere vrouw om de relatie met haar vriend spannend te maken
Miss Herbert : an essay in five parts by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Politique : roman by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Analyse: Roman d'humour. Roman de société
Strategie : Roman by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and held by 21 libraries worldwide
The book of Zinik : a collective experiment ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Multiples : 12 stories in 18 languages by 61 authors ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
L'évasion : roman en cinq parties by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Haffner est un ancien banquier juif de 78 ans. Il séjourne dans un palace en Europe centrale pour réclamer pour son épouse une villa familiale confisquée soixante ans auparavant par les nazis. Le vieil homme a cependant toujours eu un penchant pour les femmes et le luxe, une façon pour lui de déserter son histoire et de se délester de lui-même.--[Résumé de l'éditeur]
Down the rabbit hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Tochtli lives in a palace. He loves hats, samurai, guillotines and dictionaries, and what he wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. But Tochtli is a child whose father is a drug baron on the verge of taking over a powerful cartel, and Tochtli is growing up in a luxury hideout that he shares with hit men, prostitutes, dealers, servants and the odd corrupt politician or two. Down the Rabbit Hole, a masterful and darkly comic first novel, is the chronicle of a delirious journey to grant a child's wish
 
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Alternative Names
Thirlwell, Adam
Tirlvels, Ādams, 1978-
Languages
English (60)
French (6)
German (4)
Italian (2)
Dutch (2)
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