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Thirlwell, Adam 1978-

Works: 39 works in 129 publications in 14 languages and 2,568 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  History  Short stories  Biography  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator
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 )
36 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 514 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 escape : a novel by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Haffner is charming, morally suspect, vain, obsessed by the libertine emperors. He is British and Jewish and a widower. But Haffner's attachments to his nation, his race, his marriage, have always been matters of conjecture. They have always been subjects of debate. There are many stories of Haffner'but this, the most secret, is the greatest of them all. The Escape opens in a spa town snug in the unfashionable eastern Alps, where Haffner has come to claim his wife's inheritance: a villa expropriated in darker times. After weeks of ignoring his task in order to conduct two affairs'one with a capricious young yoga instructor, the other with a hungrily passionate married woman'he discovers gradually that he wants this villa, very much. Squabbling with bureaucrats and their shadows means a fight, and Haffner wants anything he has to fight for. How can you ever escape your past, your family, your history' That is the problem of Haffner's story in The Escape. That has always been the problem of Haffner'and his lifetime of metamorphoses and disappearances. How might Haffner ever become unattached' Through the improvised digressions of his comic couplings and uncouplings emerge the stories of Haffner's century: the chaos of World War II , the heyday of jazz, the postwar diaspora, the uncertain triumph of capitalism, and the inescapability of memory. The Escape is a swift, sad farce of sexual mayhem by a brilliant young novelist The New York Times has called "a prodigy and, as such, unstoppable."
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 395 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."--Jacket
Autobiography of a corpse by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovskiĭ( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 362 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 lute and the scars by Danilo Kiš( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
<Div>Against a background of oppression and exile, the debate between death and writing continues unabated in The Lute and the Scars : death as allegory or symbolic act, and writing as the one impregnable defense, the only means of survival.</div>
Miss Herbert by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 114 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 77 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 70 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."
Multiples : an anthology of stories in an assortment of languages and literary styles ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 63 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
Down the rabbit hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos( file )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
What Tochtli wants more than anything right now is a new pet for his private zoo: a pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia. But Tochtli is growing up in his drug baron father's luxury hideout, shared with hit men and dealers. Down the Rabbit Hole, a masterful and darkly-comic first novel, is the chronicle of a delirious journey to grant a child's wish
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 37 libraries worldwide
Politique : roman by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Analyse: Roman d'humour. Roman de société
Miss Herbert : an essay in five parts by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Multiples : 12 stories in 18 languages by 61 authors ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Strategie : Roman by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in German and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The book of Zinik : a collective experiment ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
L'évasion : roman en cinq parties by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 18 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]
A novel in five parts by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In a spa town snug in the Alps, at the end of the twentieth century, the 78-year-old Haffner is seeking a cure, redress, more women; and ignoring the will of his wife. He is there to claim her inheritance: a villa on the outskirts of a forgotten spa town. But Haffner never does what he is told
Flüchtig Roman by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Thirlwell, Adam
Tirlvels, Ādams 1978-
English (69)
French (7)
German (6)
Italian (5)
Danish (2)
Polish (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Spanish (2)
Catalan (2)
Dutch (2)
Finnish (1)
Swedish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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