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McCarthy, Tom 1969 May 22-

Works: 44 works in 291 publications in 9 languages and 7,184 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographical films  Melodrama  Historical films  Journalism films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Director, fmd
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Remainder by Tom McCarthy( Book )
50 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,339 libraries worldwide
"A man is severely injured in a mysterious accident, receives an outrageous sum in legal compensation, and has no idea what to do with it. Then, one night, an ordinary sight sets off a series of bizarre visions he can't quite place." "How he goes about bringing his visions to life - and what happens afterward - makes for one of the most riveting, complex, and unusual novels in recent memory." "Remainder is about the secret world each of us harbors within, and what might happen if we were granted the power to make it real."--Jacket
Satin Island : a novel by Tom McCarthy( Book )
19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
"When we first meet U., the narrator of SATIN ISLAND, he is sitting in the airport at Turin, caught in a delay caused by a rogue airplane. Like everyone else in the waiting area, he is sifting through airport pages on his laptop, and then through news sites, social pages, corridors of trivia ... until he happens to stumble on information about an image on a famous shroud in Turin. The image itself isn't even visible on the shroud; it only emerged when some amateur photographer looked at the negative of a shot he'd taken and saw the figure--Christ's body supine after crucifixion. Only in the negative: the negative became a positive. A few decades later when the shroud was radiocarbon dated, it turned out to come from no later than the mid-thirteenth century. But that didn't trouble the believers. Things like that never do. A "corporate ethnographer," U. is tasked with writing the Great Report. Yet at every turn, U. finds himself overwhelmed by the ubiquity of data, lost in a buffer zone and wandering through a crowd of apparitions. Meanwhile, Madison, the woman he is seeing, becomes increasingly elusive, much like the particulars in the case of the recent, highly-publicized parachutist's death, with which U. is obsessed. He also develops a perverse interest in oil spills, spending great amounts of time watching loops of clean up videos. As U. begins to wonder if perhaps the Great Report will remain a shapeless, oozing plasma, his senses are reawakened by an ominous dream of an apocalyptic cityscape. SATIN ISLAND is a novel that captures the way we experience the world today, our efforts to find meaning, to stay awake, and discern the narratives we think of as our lives"
Men in space by Tom McCarthy( Book )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and French and held by 623 libraries worldwide
Follows a cast of dissolute Bohemians, political refugees, football referees, deaf police agents, assassins and stranded astronauts as they chase a stolen icon painting from Sofia to Prague and beyond. Set in a Central Europe rapidly fragmenting after the fall of Communism
Tintin and the secret of literature by Tom McCarthy( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Herge's Tintin cartoon adventures have been translated into more than 50 languages and read by tens of millions of children ages, as their publishers like to say, "from 7 to 77." Arguing that their characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamt up by the great novelists, the author asks a simple question: Is Tintin literature? Taking a cue from Tintin himself, who spends much of his time tracking down illicit radio signals, entering crypts, and decoding puzzles, this work suggests that readers also need to tune in and decode in order to capture what's going on in the work. What emerges is a remarkable story of hushed up royal descent, in both Herge's work and his own family history. The author shows how the themes this story generates: expulsion from home, violation of the sacred, the host guest relationship turned sour, and anxieties around questions of forgery and fakeness, are the same that have fueled and troubled writers from the classical era to the present day. His startling conclusion is that Tintin's ultimate secret is that of literature itself
Mapping it out : an alternative atlas of contemporary cartographies by Hans Ulrich Obrist( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Maps have always been at the heart of human knowledge. Whether they chart a newly discovered land or lay out a complicated process, maps serve to improve our understanding of what surrounds us. Maps make the complex simple, and reveal the complexity behind the apparently simple. Mapping It Out invites artists, architects, writers, and designers, geographers, mathematicians, computer pioneers, scientists, and others from a host of fields to create a personal map of their own, in whatever form and showing whatever terrain they choose, whether real-world or imaginary. Over 130 contributors are represented, including Yoko Ono, Louise Bourgeois, Damien Hirst, David Adjaye, Ed Ruscha, Alexander Kluge, and many more. Some contributors have translated scientific data into simplified visual language, while others have condensed vast social, political, or natural forms into concise diagrams. There are reworked existing maps, alternate views of reality, charted imaginary flights of fancy, and the occasional rejection of a traditional map altogether.--Provided by publisher
C a novel by Tom McCarthy( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Serge Carrefax spends his childhood at Versoie House, where his father teaches deaf children to speak when he's not experimenting with wireless telegraphy. After recuperating from a mysterious illness at a Bohemian spa, Serge serves in World War I as a radio operator. C culminates in a bizarre scene in an Egyptian catacomb where all Serge's paths and relationships at last converge
Remainder by Tom McCarthy( file )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Traumatised by an accident which 'involved something falling from the sky' and leaves him eight and a half million pounds richer but hopelessly estranged from the world around him, the hero of this novel spends his time and money obsessively reconstructing and re-enacting vaguely remembered scenes and situations from his past
On Kawara -- silence by Jeffrey S Weiss( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
"This exhibition marks the first full museum overview of the work produced by On Kawara after1963. It has been organized in close collaboration with the artist, who proposed most of the sections that comprise the final structure of the show..."
Satin island by Tom McCarthy( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
U., a "corporate anthropologist," is tasked with writing the Great Report, an all-encompassing ethnographic document that will sum up our era. Yet at every turn, he feels himself overwhelmed by the ubiquity of data, lost in buffer zones, wandering through crowds of apparitions, willing them to coalesce into symbols that can be transplanted into some kind of account that makes sense. As he begins to wonder if the Great Report might remain a shapeless, oozing plasma, his senses are startled awake by a dream of an apocalyptic cityscape
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Een economieprofessor komt in aanraking met een jong immigrantenstel, en loopt plotseling warm voor Afrikaans trommelen, broodjes shoarma en het lot van opgepakte illegalen
Recessional, : or, the time of the hammer by Tom McCarthy( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 51 libraries worldwide
In this essay, based on a talk he gave in Zürich, award-winning British novelist Tom McCarthy unearths a pattern, a rationale that is working both in and against the canon of modern(ist) literature, of authors such as Thomas Pynchon, Maurice Blanchot, Thomas Mann, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce and William Faulkner. McCarthy tackles a specific obsession with time that haunts their works; a time that is marked by arrest, pause, suspension, interval, eternal moments, tool-downage, waiting. Recessional time, as it were. Time-out-of-time. this is precisely that time (or tense) of fiction that is central to Tom McCarthy's own writing. This essay is followed by a conversation with the author in which he discusses his own practice of writing
Spotlight by Tom McCarthy( visu )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Boston 2001. Marty Baron soll als neuer Chefredaktor die renommierte Tageszeitung "Boston Globe" wieder auf Kurs bringen. Kaum angekommen, will er genauer wissen, was hinter den Gerüchten des Kindesmissbrauchs von Priestern steckt, die jahrelang im Umlauf waren. Er setzt sein erstklassiges Journalistenteam "Spotlight" auf den Fall an. Die Drei um Leiter Walter "Robby" Robinson - Michael Rezendes, Sacha Pfeiffer und Matt Carroll - reagieren zuerst missmutig auf den Befehl aus der Chefetage; sie pflegen normalerweise, ihre Enthüllungsgeschichten selbst zu bestimmen. Bald aber wird jedem Einzelnen klar, dass hinter dieser explosiven Story nicht nur erschütternde Einzelschicksale stecken, sondern ein ganzes System
The station agent by Tom McCarthy( visu )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Fin McBride, a loner with a passion for trains, inherits an abandoned train depot in the middle of nowhere, a place that suits him just fine because all he wants is to be left alone. That is not to be. Soon after moving in, he meets Olivia and Joe, who park their hot dog truck right next door. with absolutely nothing in common, they find their isolated lives coming together in a friendship none of them could foresee
The mattering of matter : documents from the archive of the International Necronautical Society ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
"On August 7, 1999, Tom McCarthy founded the International Necronautical Society (INS) with a public presentation of the 'Founding Manifesto, ' a touchstone that would inform the organization's proceedings for years to come. Composed of official committee members and illicit 'agents, ' the INS harks back to early twentieth-century avant-gardes, producing declarations, reports, public hearings, broadcasts, and research documents, as well as orchestrating more covert media infiltrations, all governed by the objective, set out in the 'Founding Manifesto, ' of mapping, entering, and occupying the space of death through literature, philosophy, culture, and technology. The Mattering of Matter is a collection of INS documents produced between 1999 and 2010. This edited selection of texts reflects the INS's development, through both internal bureaucratic changes and its ever-growing repertoire of references, all of which work towards their ultimate goal of constructing a necronautical 'craft' with which to propound and escalate the overall INS project."--Publisher's website, Dec. 5, 2012
Jochen Gerner by Jochen Gerner( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Ce projet de monographie s'inscrit dans le prolongement d'un travail de recherche et de réflexion entrepris sur les rapports que peuvent entretenir le texte et l'image, la typographie et le trait. Plus globalement, ce livre regroupe une grande partie de dessins réalisés sur le terrain d'expérimentation défini par les supports imprimés. "Par la pratique de mon travail d'auteur et de dessinateur, construisant des projets d'ouvrages de narration dessinée (livres illustrés, bandes dessinées expérimentales) et répondant à des commandes de dessin pour l'édition et la presse quotidienne ou hebdomadaire, je réfléchis de façon permanente au rôle de l'image, à son rapport avec le contenu d'un texte et à son inscription dans un support donné, papier ou numérique."
Terrorisme regeert ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Beeld van hedendaags terrorisme
Mirrorcity : London artists on fiction and reality ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"MIRRORCITY: London artists on fiction and reality contains two distinctive publications that uncover the themes that artists are exploring in the city today, specifically the increasingly entanged ways in which our physical and virtual lives collide in the digital age. Tom McCarthy's MIRRORCITY newspaper is a unique response to the questions, created in collaboration with the artists in the Hayward Gallery exhibition of the same name, with contributions by renowned writers Chloe Aridjis, Deborah Levy and Stewart Home. The newspaper is accompanied by a 64-page 'supplement' documenting the works in the show - many made especially for the exhibition - with focused texts on each artist and an introduction by Chief Curator Stephanie Rosenthal"--Information sheet
Swimming home : a novel by Deborah Levy( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Wanneer een gezin thuiskomt in hun villa bij Nice, ligt er een eigenwijs meisje in hun zwembad
The Milgram re-enactment : essays on Rod Dickinson's re-enactment of Stanley Milgram's Obedience to authority experiment in collaboration with Graeme Edler by Vivienne Gaskin( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
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Том МакКарти
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매카시, 톰 1969-
マッカーシー, トム
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