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Chabon, Michael

Works: 334 works in 1,677 publications in 17 languages and 59,684 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Superhero films  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Bildungsromans 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Conceptor, led, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PS3553.H15, 813.54
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Publications about Michael Chabon
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Most widely held works by Michael Chabon
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )
120 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 4,526 libraries worldwide
With this brilliant novel, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us an exhilarating triumph of language and invention, a stunning novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about what happened to America in the middle of the twentieth century. Like Phillip Roth's American Pastoral or Don DeLillo's Underworld, Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a superb novel with epic sweep, spanning continents and eras, a masterwork by one of America's finest writers. It is New York City in 1939. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat to date: smuggling himself out of Nazi-occupied Prague. He is looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom
The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )
74 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,956 libraries worldwide
For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal Distric of Sitka, a "temporary" safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling state of Israel. Proud, grateful, and longing to be American, the Jews of the Sitka District have created their own little world in the Alaskan panhandle, a vibrant, gritty, soulful, and complex frontier city that moves to the music of Yiddish. For sixty years they have been left alone, neglected and half-forgotten in a backwater of history. Now the District is set to revert to Alaskan control, and their dream is coming to an end: once again the tides of history threaten to sweep them up and carry them off into the unknown. But homicide detective Meyer Landsman of the District Police has enough problems without worrying about the upcoming Reversion. His life is a shambles, his marriage a wreck, his career a disaster. He and his half-Tlingit partner, Berko Shemets, can't catch a break in any of their outstanding cases. Landsman's new supervisor is the love of his life - and also his worst nightmare. And in the cheap hotel where he has washed up, someone has just committed a murder - right under Landsman's nose. Out of habit, obligation, and a mysterious sense that it somehow offers him a shot at redeeming himself, Landsman begins to investigate the killing of his neighbor, a former chess prodigy. But when word comes down from on high that the case is to be dropped immediately, Landsman soon finds himself contending with all the powerful forces of faith, obsession, hopefulness, evil, and salvation that are his heritage - and with the unfinished business of his marriage to Bina Gelbfish, the one person who understands his darkest fears. At once a gripping whodunit, a love story, an homage to 1940s noir, and an exploration of the mysteries of exile and redemption, The Yiddish Policemen's Union is a novel only Michael Chabon could have written. -- From dust jacket
Telegraph Avenue : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )
68 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,229 libraries worldwide
In this novel the author takes us to Telegraph Avenue. It is a story that explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, California, families, one black and one white. Here he creates a world grounded in pop culture: Kung Fu, 1970s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music, and an epic of friendship, race, and secret histories. Longtime band mates Archy and Nat preside over Brokeland Records, a used-record emporium. All is well until a former NFL quarterback, one of the country's richest African Americans, decides to build his latest Dogpile megastore on nearby Telegraph Avenue. Not only could this spell doom for the little shop and its cross-race, cross-class dream, but it opens up past history regarding Archy's untethered dad and a Black Panther-era crime
Moonglow : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )
44 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,045 libraries worldwide
"Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as 'my grandfather.' It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact--and the creative power--of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator's grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination. From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York's Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the 'American Century, ' the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive"--
Gentlemen of the road by Michael Chabon( Book )
55 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,614 libraries worldwide
In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become involved in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitive prince
The mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon( Book )
70 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,511 libraries worldwide
This summer Art Bechstein graduates from college and finds himself poised on the brink of freedom and limitless possibilities
Wonder boys by Michael Chabon( Book )
68 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,476 libraries worldwide
A funny novel on two college friends who relive their youth by getting up to all sorts of tricks during a literary conference. One is a professor who is writing a novel, the other is his editor. Both left college with high hopes of making a name, hopes which have not materialized. By the author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Summerland by Michael Chabon( Book )
46 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,458 libraries worldwide
Ethan Feld, the worst baseball player in the history of the game, finds himself recruited by a 100-year-old scout to help a band of fairies triumph over an ancient enemy
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( visu )
41 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,211 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker seems to be your average college student, but he just can't seem to catch any kind of a break. As far as his personal life is concerned, being Spider-man has brought him nothing but problems. Not only that, Mary Jane is engaged to astronaut John Jameson, and Peter is affraid that he may lose her forever. Pushed past his breaking point, Peter decides that he doesn't want to be Spider-man anymore. But a freak accident to Dr. Otto Octavius transforms him into Dr. Octopus, a super-villian with four metal tentacles coming out of him. Peter realizes that only Spider-man can stop him. Mary Jane gets caught in the middle. Harry Osborn is still wanting Peter dead and continues to blame him for the death of his father, Norman Osborn (a.k.a. The Green Goblin). Spider-man will have to push himself past his limits if he's going to survive
The final solution : a story of detection by Michael Chabon( Book )
52 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,993 libraries worldwide
An eighty-nine-year-old former detective in rural England becomes involved with a young refugee from Nazi Germany whose sole companion, an African grey parrot, spews out a series of numbers that could hold the key to a dangerous secret
John Carter by Taylor Kitsch( visu )
36 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,841 libraries worldwide
A war-weary former military captain is inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands
Maps and legends : reading and writing along the borderlands by Michael Chabon( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,441 libraries worldwide
A series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. Throughout, Chabon energetically argues for a return to the thrilling, chilling origins of storytelling, rejecting the false walls around "serious" literature in favor of a wide-ranging affection
The astonishing secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,418 libraries worldwide
Follow the adventures of the capped crusader, Awesome Man
A model world and other stories by Michael Chabon( Book )
32 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories includes "A Model World", Millionaires", and a series of tales about a young boy experiencing the pain of his parents imminent divorce
The Yiddish policemen's union by Michael Chabon( Sound Recording )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
In a world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and his half-Tlingit partner Berko investigate the death of a heroin-addled chess prodigy
Werewolves in their youth : stories by Michael Chabon( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,036 libraries worldwide
Stories on a variety of subjects. The title story in on boys playing at werewolves, Son of the Wolfman is on a husband's reaction when his childless wife decides to keep the baby from a rape, and Mrs. Box is on a man who tries to rob his ex-wife's grandmother. By the author of Wonder Boys
Telegraph Avenue : a novel by Michael Chabon( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 libraries worldwide
Longtime band mates Archy and Nat preside over Brokeland Records, a used-record emporium. All's well until a former NFL quarterback, one of the country's richest African Americans, decides to build his latest Dogpile megastore on nearby Telegraph Avenue. Not only could this spell doom for the little shop and its cross-race, cross-class dream, but it opens up past history regarding Archy's untethered dad and a Black Panther-era crime
Pops : fatherhood in pieces by Michael Chabon( Book )
13 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
"For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son Abraham, then thirteen, to Paris Men's Fashion Week. Possessed with a precocious sense of style, Abe was in his element chatting with designers he idolized and turning a critical eye to the freshest runway looks of the season. Chabon Sr., whose interest in clothing stops at 'thrift-shopping for vintage western shirts or Hermès neckties,' sat idly by, staving off yawns and fighting the impulse that the whole thing was a massive waste of time. Despite his own indifference, however, what gradually emerged as Chabon ferried his son to and from fashion shows was a deep respect for his son's passion. The piece quickly became a viral sensation. With the GQ story as its centerpiece, and featuring six additional essays plus an introduction, Pops illuminates the meaning, magic, and mysteries of fatherhood as only Michael Chabon can"--Dust jacket
Moonglow : a novel by Michael Chabon( Sound Recording )
17 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 838 libraries worldwide
A man bears witness to his grandfather's deathbed confessions, which reveal his family's long-buried history and his involvement in a mail-order novelty company, World War II, and the space program
Superheroes : a never-ending battle ( visu )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these 'disposable diversions' were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry
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Alternative Names
Chabon, Maĭkl
Michael Chabon americký spisovatel
Michael Chabon Amerikaans schrijver
Michael Chabon écrivain, romancier, essayiste
Michael Chabon scrittore, saggista e sceneggiatore statunitense
Michael Chabon US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Shabon, Michael
Sheybon, Maiḳl 1963-
Sheybon, Mayḳel 1963-
Бах Л. Х. 1963-
Ван Зорн А. 1963-
Коэн М. Б. 1963-
Майкл Шабон
Майкъл Шейбон
Чабон, Майкл
Шейбон М. 1963-
Шейбон, Майкл
מייקל שייבון
מייקל שייבון סופר אמריקאי
שבון, מיקל, 1963-
שיבון, מיקל, 1963-
שייבון, מייקל
שייבון, מייקל 1963-
مایکل شیبن
마이클 셰이본 미국의 소설가, 수필가
셰이본, 마이클 1963-
シェイボン, M
シェイボン, マイケル
English (813)
Spanish (35)
German (34)
French (23)
Italian (11)
Chinese (10)
Hebrew (10)
Danish (5)
Korean (5)
Dutch (5)
Polish (4)
Russian (4)
Czech (3)
Multiple languages (2)
Japanese (2)
Croatian (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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