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Thirlwell, Adam 1978-

Works: 34 works in 175 publications in 17 languages and 3,623 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Drama  Short stories  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  Humorous fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PG3453.B84, 891.733
Publication Timeline
Publications about Adam Thirlwell
Publications by Adam Thirlwell
Most widely held works by Adam Thirlwell
Politics : a novel by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
52 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 507 libraries worldwide
"Ce livre ne traite pas de politique. D'ailleurs, il est drole
Lurid & cute by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
22 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 474 libraries worldwide
"A dreamy and adrenaline-fueled new novel from a two-time Granta Best Young Novelist Lurid & Cute is a kind of machine for the reader's corruption. It opens with all the things we've come to expect of Adam Thirlwell--"the playfulness of language, the way the mandarin wit, line by line, consorts with grisly or louche material," as Jeffrey Eugenides has said--when the narrator wakes confused in a seedy hotel room. He has had the good education, and also the good job. Together with his wife and dog, he lives at home with his parents. But then the lurid overtakes him--a chain of events that feels to those inside it narcotic and neurotic, like one long and terrible descent: complete with lies, deceit, and chicanery, and including, in escalating order, one orgy, one brothel, and a series of firearms disputes. Lurid & Cute balances the complexity of an interior world--our hero's apparently innocent obsessions with food, old movies, and all the gaudy, shoddy building blocks of pop culture--with a picaresque plot delivered with expert, insidious pacing. For very possibly this is the story of a woebegone and global generation. And our hero, the sweetest narrator in world literature, also may well be the most fearsome. It's the most sophisticated and gruesome novel from an author celebrated for his precocious talents, and it will leave you feeling like you've been on one hell of a bender"--
The escape : a novel by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 415 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 )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 383 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 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 372 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
The lute and the scars by Danilo Kiš( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Written between 1980 and 1986, the stories in The Lute and the Scars were transcribed from the manuscripts left by Danilo Kis following his death in 1989. Many are autobiographical. Others resurrect protagonists belonging to Kis's fellow Central European novelists
Miss Herbert by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and German and held by 107 libraries worldwide
En bog om romaner og deres ukendte oversættere. Indeholder kort og portrætbilleder og forskellige indekser
Kapow! by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
"Set in the thick of the Arab Spring, it is guided by the high-speed monologue of an unnamed narrator--over-doped, over-caffeinated, overweight--trying to make sense of this history in real time ... it uses spinning digressions to tell the stories of a group of interconnected characters in London and Egypt, each transformed by the idea of revolution"--Publisher's website, viewed on September 15, 2015
De vlucht : een roman in vijf delen by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 77 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."
Multiples : an anthology of stories in an assortment of languages and literary styles by Arnon Grunberg( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 76 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
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 75 libraries worldwide
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 45 libraries worldwide
Miss Herbert : an essay in five parts by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Multiples : 12 stories in 18 languages by 61 authors ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Down the rabbit hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos( Book )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 24 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
The book of zinik : a collective experiment ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Petersburg by Andrey Bely( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 13 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
La novela múltiple by Adam Thirlwell( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 10 libraries worldwide
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
Les bien-aimés = Beloved by Christophe Honoré( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
In 1964 Paris, Madeleine works as a shoe salesgirl and a part-time prostitute. She falls in love with Jaromil, a Czech doctor she picks up, and the two continue to see each other for years despite Madeleine's marriage to another man. Meanwhile, Madeleine's daughter Vera has romantic trouble of her own: she is torn between her longtime boyfriend and an unobtainable American musician
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Alternative Names
Adam Thirlwell britischer Roman- und Geschichten-Erzähler
Adam Thirlwell British writer
Adam Thirlwell Brits schrijver
Adam Thirlwell brytyjski pisarz
Thirlwell, Adam
Tirlvels, Ādams 1978-
תירלול, אדם, 1978-
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