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Parks, Tim

Overview
Works: 117 works in 949 publications in 14 languages and 24,158 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Short stories  Travel writing  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator, Editor, 195, Other
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Tim Parks
Publications by Tim Parks
Most widely held works by Tim Parks
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence by Tim Parks( Book )
36 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,128 libraries worldwide
Their name is a byword for immense wealth and power, but before their renown as art patrons and noblemen, the Medicis built their fortune on banking. Banking in the fifteenth century, even at the height of the Renaissance, meant running afoul of the Catholic Church's prohibition against usury. It required more than merely financial skills to make a profit, and the legendary Medicis--most famously Cosimo and Lorenzo ("the Magnificent")--were masterly at the political, diplomatic, military, and even metaphysical tools that were needed to maintain their family's position. Parks uncovers the intrigues, dodges, and moral qualities that gave the Medicis their edge. Evoking the richness of the Florentine Renaissance and the Medicis' glittering circle, replete with artists, popes, and kings, Medici Money is a look into the origins of modern banking and its troubled relationship with art and religion--
Cleaver : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )
44 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 938 libraries worldwide
Why would a man who has it all suddenly turn his back on the world at the height of his power?
Europa by Tim Parks( Book )
42 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 919 libraries worldwide
A comedy on Jerry Marlow, suffering the torment of physical proximity to a woman who jilted him and whom he still loves. The two are among a group of teachers from Milan, making a bus trip to the European parliament in Strasbourg. By the author of Tongues of Flame
Rapids : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )
30 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 787 libraries worldwide
Rapids is a riveting white-water ride down a raging river in the Italian Alps, pitting people against Nature
Numbers in the dark : and other stories by Italo Calvino( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 772 libraries worldwide
Several dozen stories by the late Italian writer. In Nothing and Not Much, a creature which witnessed the birth of the world describes the event, Henry Ford is an analysis of a captain of capitalism, and in Beheading the Heads, politicians are regularly executed to keep them on their toes
Destiny by Tim Parks( Book )
34 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 752 libraries worldwide
The suicide of his teenage son causes British journalist Christopher Burton to examine his own life
Sex is forbidden : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )
34 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 747 libraries worldwide
A woman trying to decide between two lovers works as a server at a Buddhist retreat where she hopes she too can find some enlightenment
Judge Savage by Tim Parks( Book )
32 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Daniel Savage har kostskolebaggrund og flot uddannelse - og han er sort. Men hans fine udnævnelse til Crown Court-dommer bringer ham ikke nærmere til konen og teenagebørnene. Og mens han optrevler indviklede sager i retten, bliver hans eget liv mere og mere kompliceret i en verden han ikke længere kan overskue
Tongues of flame by Tim Parks( Book )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Where I'm reading from : the changing world of books by Tim Parks( Book )
18 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 677 libraries worldwide
"Why do we need fiction? Why do books need to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Why should a group of aging Swedish men determine what "world" literature is best? Do books change anything? Did they use to? Do we read to challenge our vision of the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other? In Where I'm Reading From, the internationally acclaimed novelist and critic Tim Parks ranges over a lifetime of critical reading--from Leopardi, Dickens and Chekhov, to Woolf, Lawrence and Bernhard, and on to contemporary work by Jonathan Franzen, Peter Stamm, and many others--to overturn many of our long-held assumptions about literature and its purpose. Taking the form of thirty-eight interlocking essays, Where I'm Reading From examines the rise of the "global" novel and the disappearance of literary styles that do not travel; the changing vocation of the writer today; the increasingly paradoxical effects of translation; the shifting expectations we bring to fiction; the growing stasis of literary criticism; and the problematic relationship between writers' lives and their work. In the end Parks wonders whether writers--and readers--can escape the twin pressures of the new global system and the novel that has become its emblematic genre."--Book jacket
Shear by Tim Parks( Book )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 656 libraries worldwide
On a Mediterranean island, geologist Peter Nichols must do a lot of juggling as he investigates the death of a quarry employee. There is the mistress he brought along, there is the daughter of the quarry owner--who seduces him so he will write an exonerating report--there is the dead man's beautiful widow and there are the faxes from Nichols' pregnant wife. By the author of Juggling the Stars
Mimi's ghost by Tim Parks( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 567 libraries worldwide
"Morris can't get over Mimi. But then, he should have thought of that before he kidnapped and killed her. Two years ago, the Italian girl eloped with him. Even as Morris turned elopement into kidnap, writing ransom notes and collecting the cash, he was also falling deeply, genuinely in love."--Jacket
Ka by Roberto Calasso( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Tamil and held by 556 libraries worldwide
"A giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review "So brilliant that you can't look at it anymore--and you can't look at anything else. ... No one will read it without reward." --The Boston Globe With the same narrative fecundity and imaginative sympathy he brought to his acclaimed retelling of the Greek myths, Roberto Calasso plunges Western readers into the mind of ancient India. He begins with a mystery: Why is the most important god in the Rg Veda, the oldest of India's sacred texts, known by a secret name--"Ka," or Who' What ensues is not an explanation, but an unveiling. Here are the stories of the creation of mind and matter; of the origin of Death, of the first sexual union and the first parricide. We learn why Siva must carry his father's skull, why snakes have forked tongues, and why, as part of a certain sacrifice, the king's wife must copulate with a dead horse. A tour de force of scholarship and seduction, Ka is irresistible. "Passage[s] of such ecstatic insight and cross-cultural synthesis--simply, of such beauty." --The New York Review of Books "All is spectacle and delight, and tiny mirrors reflecting human foibles are set into the weave, turning this retelling into the stuff of literature." --The New Yorker
Juggling the stars by Tim Parks( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
Morris Duckworth, an English teacher in Verona, kidnaps a seventeen-year-old student, but she sees it as an elopement
Goodness by Tim Parks( Book )
22 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 513 libraries worldwide
En 30-årig mand beretter sit livs historie. Rationelt og pragmatisk behandler han alle konflikter, og står derfor helt forsvarsløs, da hans kone føder et svært handicappet barn
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
"In Italo Calvino's cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earth's first dawn. Exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe, these beloved tales relate complex scientific concepts to our common sensory, emotional, human world."--Publisher's description
The prince and the discourses by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
"An infamous Renaissance classic, The Prince shocked Europe upon publication with its ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccolo Machiavelli even came to be regarded by some as an agent of the Devel, his name taken for the intriguer "Machevill" of Jacobean tragedy. For his treatise on statecraft Machiavelli drew upon his own experience of office under the turbulent Florentine republic, rejecting traditional values of political theory and recognizing the complicated, transient nature of political life. Concerned not with lofty ideals, but with a regime that would last, The Prince has become the Bible of realpolitik, and still retains its power to alarm and instruct"--Page 2 of cover
Dreams of rivers and seas by Tim Parks( Book )
26 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 456 libraries worldwide
'For some time now, I have been plagued, perhaps blessed, by dreams of rivers and seas, dreams of water'. Just days after Albert James writes these lines to his son, John, in London, he is dead. Abandoning a pretty girlfriend and the lab where he is completing his PhD, John flies to Delhi to join his mother in mourning. A brilliant and controversial anthropologist, the nature of Albert James' research, and the circumstances of his death, are far from clear. On top of this, John must confront his mother's coolness, and the strangeness of the cremation ceremony that she has organized for his father. No sooner is the body consigned to the flames than a journalist arrives, determined to write a biography of the dead man. The widow will have nothing to do with the project, yet seems incapable of keeping away from the journalist.In Tim Parks' masterly new novel, "India", with its vast strangeness, the density and intensity of its street life, its indifference to all distinctions between the religious and the secular, is a constant source of distraction to these westerners in search of clarity and identity. To John, the enigma of his father's dreams of rivers and seas appears to be one with the greater mystery of the country. -- BOOK COVER
Home thoughts by Tim Parks( Book )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
Painting death : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )
16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Morris Duckworth has a dark past. Having married and murdered his way into a wealthy Italian family he has long left aside the paperweight and the pillow to become a respected member of Veronese business life. But it's not enough. Never satisfied with being anything short of the best, he comes up with a plan to put on the most exciting art exhibition of the decade, based on a subject close to his heart: killing. All the great slaughters of scripture and classical times will be on show, from Cain and Abel, to Brutus and Caesar. But as Morris meets stiff resistance from the Neapolitan director of Verona's Castelvecchio museum, everything starts to unravel around him. His children are rebelling, his mistress is asking for more than he wants to give, his wife is increasingly attached to her ageing confessor, and worst of all it's getting harder and harder to ignore the ghosts that swirl around him, and the skeletons rattling in every cupboard. The shame of it is that Morris Arthur Duckworth really did not want to have to kill again
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity MacDowell, John, 1954-

Mac Dowell, John 1954-
MacDowell, John.
MacDowell John 1954-....
Parks, Tim, 1954-
Parks, Timothy.
Parks Timothy 1954-....
Pārkss, Tims, 1954-
Tim Parks englischer Schriftsteller und Literaturwissenschaftler
Tim Parks escritor británico
Tim Parks schrijver uit Engeland
Tim Parks scrittore e giornalista inglese
פרקס, טים
פרקס, טים. רז ענת
팀, 팍스 1954-
파크스, 팀 1954-
팍스, 팀 1954-
ティム・パークス
パークス, ティム
Languages
English (484)
German (64)
Italian (46)
Dutch (31)
French (10)
Spanish (5)
Polish (3)
Chinese (2)
Tamil (2)
Turkish (1)
Japanese (1)
Romanian (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Korean (1)
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