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Larsen, Reif

Overview
Works: 25 works in 141 publications in 16 languages and 3,295 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Bildungsromans  Road fiction  Adventure stories  Novels  War stories  Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3612.A773, 813.6
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Publications about Reif Larsen
Publications by Reif Larsen
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Most widely held works by Reif Larsen
The selected works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen( Book )
55 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 1,652 libraries worldwide
This brilliant, boundary-leaping debut novel traces 12-year-old genius map-maker T.S. Spivet's attempts to understand the ways of the world, taking T.S. on a journey from his family ranch just north of Divide, Montana, to the Smithsonian's hallowed halls
I am Radar by Reif Larsen( Book )
25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,160 libraries worldwide
"The moment just before Radar Radmanovic is born, all of the hospital's electricity mysteriously fails. The delivery takes place in total darkness. Lights back on, the staff sees a healthy baby boy-with pitch-black skin-born to the stunned white parents. No one understands the uncanny electrical event or the unexpected skin color. "A childbirth is an explosion," the ancient physician says by way of explanation. "Some shrapnel is inevitable, isn't it?" A kaleidoscopic novel both heartbreaking and dazzling, Reif Larsen's I Am Radar begins with Radar's perplexing birth but rapidly explodes outward, carrying readers across the globe and throughout history, as well as to unknown regions where radio waves and subatomic particles dance to their own design. Spanning this extraordinary range with grace and empathy, humor and courage, I Am Radar is the vessel where a century of conflict and art unite in a mesmerizing narrative whole. Deep in arctic Norway, a cadre of Norwegian schoolteachers is imprisoned during the Second World War. Founding a radical secret society that will hover on the margins of recorded history for decades to come, these schoolteachers steal radioactive material from a hidden Nazi nuclear reactor and use it to stage a surreal art performance on a frozen coastline. This strange society appears again in the aftermath of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime, when another secret performance takes place but goes horrifically wrong. Echoes of this disaster can be heard during the Yugoslavian wars, when an avant-garde puppeteer finds himself trapped inside Belgrade, while his brother serves in the genocidal militia that attacks Srebrenica. Decades later, in the war-torn Congo, a disfigured literature professor assembles the largest library in the world even as the country around him collapses. All of these stories are linked by Radar-now a gifted radio operator living in the New Jersey Meadowlands-who struggles with love, a set of hapless parents, and a terrible medical affliction that he has only just begun to comprehend. As I Am Radar accelerates toward its unforgettable conclusion, these divergent strands slowly begin to converge, revealing that beneath our apparent differences, unseen harmonies secretly unite our lives. Drawing on the furthest reaches of quantum physics, forgotten history, and mind-bending art, Larsen's I Am Radar is a triumph of storytelling at its most primal, elegant, and epic: a breathtaking journey through humanity's darkest hours only to arrive at a place of shocking wonder and redemption"--
I am Radar by Reif Larsen( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
In 1975, a black child named Radar Radmanovic is mysteriously born to white parents. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists- who stage experimental art for people suffering under war-time sieges- Radar is forced to confront the true nature of his identity
The young & prodigious T.S. Spivet by Jean-Pierre Jeunet( visu )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Het 10-jarige wonderkind T.S. Spivet verlaat zijn ouderlijk huis in Montana om aan een lange reis door de Verenigde Staten te beginnen naar het gerenommeerde Smithsonian Institution waar hij een prijs voor een uitvinding in ontvangst mag nemen
De verzamelde werken van T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Een 12-jarig wonderkind dat de wereld obsessief probeert te ordenen in kaarten en schema's, krijgt tijdens een treinreis steeds meer inzicht in zichzelf
L'extravagant voyage du jeune et prodigieux T.S. Spivet ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
T.S. Spivet est un enfant surdoué de douze ans, passionné par la cartographie et les inventions scientifiques. Lorsqu'il reçoit un appel du Musée Smithsonian de Washington lui annonçant qu'il est le lauréat d'un prestigieux prix de science grâce à son projet de machine à mouvement perpétuel, le jeune prodige décide de quitter sa famille et son ranch du Montana pour rejoindre, seul, la capitale américaine et recevoir sa récompense. Muni de son petit matériel scientifique et des mémoires de son arrière-arrière-grand-mère, il s'embarque à l'insu de tous dans un train de marchandises. Mais personne là-bas n'imagine que le gagnant du prix Baird n'est qu'un enfant. (www.telerama.fr)
The young and prodigious T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen( Book )
10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
T.S. Spivet is a 12 year old genius mapmaker who lives on a ranch with his odd family. T.S. makes sense of it all by drawing beautiful, meticulous maps kept in innumerable colour-coded notebooks. The Smithsonian Institution agrees he is brilliant, but when he receives news that he has won a scientific prize no one suspects he is 12
Die Karte meiner Träume by Jean-Pierre Jeunet( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in German and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Die Rettung des Horizonts Roman by Reif Larsen( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Während eines Stromausfalls wird Radar als schwarzes Kind weisser Eltern geboren. Strom ist es auch, der ihn später von seiner Hautfarbe äheiltä. Radars Leben verläuft ungewöhnlich, eine eigenartige Puppenspieler-Gruppe und ihr physikalisches Experiment schicken ihn auf eine unglaubliche Reise
The selected works of T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 14 libraries worldwide
When twelve-year-old cartography genius T.S. Spivet receives a prestigious award, he leaves his quiet ranch home in Montana for Washington, D.C., and he learns more about himself and the world around him on his journey
Le mappe dei miei sogni by Reif Larsen( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 7 libraries worldwide
T.S. Spivets utvalgte verker by Reif Larsen( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Bokmal, Norwegian and held by 3 libraries worldwide
T.S. Spivet er en tolv år gammel kartograf som mottar en uventet oppringning fra Smithsonian Institution i Washington D.C. om at han har vunnet den prestisjetunge Baird-prisen. Fra den dagen er den slutt på den vanlige tilværelsen til T.S. Han drar ut på en vill ferd over kontinentet uten at foreldrene får vite noe. Vi opplever ferden gjennom USA gjennom T.S. sine øyne og det viser seg raskt at alt han har lært blir satt på prøve da han ankommer D.C. for å ta i mot prisen
L'extravagant voyage du jeune et prodigieux T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The puppet by Reif Larsen( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Udvalgte værker af T.S. Spivet : vest, rejsen, øst by Reif Larsen( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Danish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Valda verk av T.S. Spivet by Reif Larsen( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in Swedish and held by 1 library worldwide
Izabrani radovi T.V. Spiveta : roman by Reif Larsen( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Serbian and held by 1 library worldwide
This brilliant, boundary-leaping debut novel traces 12-year-old genius map-maker T.S. Spivet's attempts to understand the ways of the world, taking T.S. on a journey from his family ranch just north of Divide, Montana, to the Smithsonian's hallowed halls
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1 edition published in 2009 in Korean and held by 1 library worldwide
This is not what I came here for by Reif Larsen( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
I am Radar by Reif Larsen( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
In 1975, a black child named Radar Radmanovic is mysteriously born to white parents. Though Radar is raised in suburban New Jersey, his story rapidly becomes entangled with terrible events in Yugoslavia, Norway, Cambodia, the Congo, and beyond. Falling in with a secretive group of puppeteers and scientists--who stage experimental art for people suffering under war-time sieges--Radar is forced to confront the true nature of his identity
 
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Alternative Names
Reif Larsen Amerikaans schrijver
Reif Larsen amerikansk författare
Reif Larsen amerikansk skribent
Reif Larsen écrivain américain
Reif Larsen US-amerikanischer Autor
Reif Larsen Writer
לארסן, רייף
라슨, 레이프 1980-
ラーセン, ライフ
雷夫·拉森
Languages
English (84)
German (14)
French (11)
Dutch (6)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (2)
Polish (2)
Danish (1)
Serbian (1)
Bokmal, Norwegian (1)
Italian (1)
Hebrew (1)
Korean (1)
Czech (1)
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