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Ondaatje, Michael 1943-

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Works: 543 works in 3,188 publications in 35 languages and 63,551 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  War fiction  Drama  Bildungsromans  Action and adventure fiction  Poetry  Sea stories  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Creator, Signer, Author of introduction, Photographer, Other, wst, Contributor, Interviewer, Interviewee
Classifications: PR9199.3.O5, 813.54
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The English patient : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
495 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in 29 languages and held by 7,689 libraries worldwide
After a badly burned pilot is pulled from the wreckage of his plane in the Sahara Desert, he's placed in the care of an army nurse and identified only as "the English patient". As his memory slowly returns, a passionate and consuming love affair with a married woman is unveiled, and lives from both the past and the present become inextricably altered
Anil's ghost by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
183 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 27 languages and held by 4,517 libraries worldwide
The time is our own time. The place is Sri Lanka, the island nation formerly known as Ceylon, off the southern tip of India, a country steeped in centuries of cultural achievement and tradition--and forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war and the consequences of a country divided against itself. Into this maelstrom steps a young woman, Anil Tessera, born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to work with local officials to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island
The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
98 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 4,035 libraries worldwide
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--As far from the Captain's Table as can be--with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: one man talks with them about jazz and women, another opens the door to the world of literature. The narrator's elusive, beautiful cousin Emily becomes his confidante, allowing him to see himself "with a distant eye" for the first time, and to feel the first stirring of desire. Another Cat's Table denizen, the shadowy Miss Lasqueti, is perhaps more than what she seems. And very late every night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. As the narrative moves between the decks and holds of the ship and the boy's adult years, it tells a spellbinding story--by turns poignant and electrifying--about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
121 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 18 languages and held by 3,427 libraries worldwide
"In the 1970s in Northern California, near Gold Rush country, a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is riven by an incident of violence--of both hand and heart--that sets fire to the rest of their lives"--The publisher
In the skin of a lion : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
128 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,495 libraries worldwide
Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient
Coming through slaughter by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
119 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 1,970 libraries worldwide
The story of jazz musician, Buddy Bolden, and New Orleans in 1900
The collected works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
110 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,743 libraries worldwide
William Bonney a.k.a. "Billy the Kid," killed his first man when he was twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had, by his own reckoning, slain 19 more. In the intervening years he had become "Billy the Kid," bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint. Michael Ondaatje traces Billy's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
28 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,713 libraries worldwide
Just after World War II, 14-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time
Handwriting : poems by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
40 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,210 libraries worldwide
An anthology of poems by a Canadian writer from Sri Lanka. In The First Rule of Sinhalese Architecture, he writes: "Never build three doors / in a straight line / A devil might rush / through them /deep into your house, / into your life."
The conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing film by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
60 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
Conversations, over the course of a year, between the author and Walter Murch
The cinnamon peeler : selected poems by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
53 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 992 libraries worldwide
Michael Ondaatje's new selected poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection, Secular Love. These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high praise for this truly original poet and novelist. -- from publisher description
The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje( Sound Recording )
18 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--As far from the Captain's Table as can be -- with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: one man talks with them about jazz and women, another opens the door to the world of literature. The narrator's elusive, beautiful cousin Emily becomes his confidante, allowing him to see himself "with a distant eye" for the first time, and to feel the first stirring of desire. Another Cat's Table denizen, the shadowy Miss Lasqueti, is perhaps more than what she seems. And very late every night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. As the narrative moves between the decks and holds of the ship and the boy's adult years, it tells a spellbinding story -- by turns poignant and electrifying -- about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage
The English patient by Michael Ondaatje( Sound Recording )
59 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Danish and held by 842 libraries worldwide
Four damaged lives come together during the aftermath of World War II in an abandoned villa in Italy
The English patient by Anthony Minghella( visu )
117 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 819 libraries worldwide
Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, a complicated WWII saga told in flashback sequences. Best Picture, Best Director-Anthony Minghella, and Best Supporting Actress-Juliette Binoche. Includes exclusive bonus material and special packaging
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 775 libraries worldwide
In California, then the Nevada casino's, 1970 a makeshift family of a father, daughter, adopted daughter and farm hand's lives are shattered by a traumatic event and they are sent off on separate courses
From Ink Lake : an anthology of Canadian short stories by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
35 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
This highly acclaimed anthology is an unexpected and discerning mix of traditional short stories and untraditional tales, as selected by one of Canada's most beloved writers, Michael Ondaatje. He has chosen 49 stories by a wide array of writers including Alistair MacLeod, Margaret Laurence, Carol Shields, Dionne Brand, Mavis Gallant, Stephen Leacock, Glenn Gould, Alice Munro, Rohinton Mistry, David Adams Richards and many more. Full of diversity and surprise, these writings reveal the geographical, emotional and literary range of the country. Above all, Michael Ondaatje's personal selection offers good reading and great entertainment
There's a trick with a knife I'm learning to do : poems, 1963-1978 by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
25 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Ondaatje is obsessed with the relationship and interdependence of the worlds of man and nature. Winner of the 1979 Governor General's Award for Poetry
Anil's ghost by Michael Ondaatje( Sound Recording )
38 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 623 libraries worldwide
When bodies are discovered on the island of Sri Lanka, Anil Tissera, a forensic anthropologist, born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, is sent by an international human rights group to work with local officials to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island
Lost classics by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays from leading writers on books, "that have inspired and influenced, but are no longer available, hard to find, or sadly under-appreciated."
Warlight : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 575 libraries worldwide
In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we follow the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time
 
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Alternative Names
Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje Canadees auteur
Michael Ondaatje canadisk poet
Michael Ondaatje écrivain canadien
Michael Ondaatje escriptor canadenc
Michael Ondaatje escritor canadiense
Michael Ondaatje Kanada kirjanik
Michael Ondaatje kanada verkisto
Michael Ondaatje kanadensisk poet
Michael Ondaatje kanadischer Schriftsteller
Michael Ondaatje kanadisk poet
Michael Ondaatje kanadsko-srílanský prozaik a básník
Michael Ondaatje scriitor canadian
Michael Ondaatje scrittore singalese
Ondaatje, Michael
Ondaatje, Philip Michael.
Ondaatje, Philip Michael 1943-
Ondatje, Maikls 1943-
Ondaṭyeh, Maiḳl 1943-
Ondatže, Majkl 1943-
Uwndātǧī, Māykil 1943-
Майкл Ондатже
Майкъл Ондатджи
Ондатже, Майкл
מייקל אונדאטג'
מייקל אונדאצ'י סופר קנדי
مایکل اونداده
මයිකල් ඔන්ඩාජේ
마이클 온다체
온다치, 마이클 1943-
オンダーチェ, マイケル
マイケル・オンダーチェ
麥可·翁達傑
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English (1,420)
German (103)
French (87)
Spanish (81)
Italian (41)
Dutch (30)
Polish (29)
Chinese (21)
Japanese (18)
Portuguese (17)
Danish (15)
Swedish (13)
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Hungarian (11)
Russian (9)
Romanian (8)
Turkish (7)
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Hebrew (3)
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Serbian (2)
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