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Chabon, Michael

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Works: 188 works in 1,183 publications in 24 languages and 50,961 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Superhero films  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PS3553.H15, 813.54
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The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )
108 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 4,231 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. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a collaborator to create the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book. Out of their fantasies, fears, and dreams, Joe and Sammy weave the legend of that unforgettable champion the Escapist. And inspired by the beautiful and elusive Rosa Saks, a woman who will be linked to both men by powerful ties of desire, love, and shame, they create the otherworldly mistress of the night, Luna Moth. As the shadow of Hitler falls across Europe and the world, the Golden Age of comic books has begun. The brilliant writing that has led critics to compare Michael Chabon to John Cheever and Vladimir Nabokov is everywhere apparent in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Chabon writes "like a magical spider, effortlessly spinning out elaborate webs of words that ensnare the reader," wrote Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times about Wonder Boys-and here he has created, in Joe Kavalier, a hero for the century. Annotation. 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
The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )
85 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 4,010 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
Telegraph Avenue : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )
59 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 3,040 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
Gentlemen of the road by Michael Chabon( Book )
62 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,738 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 fugitiveprince
Summerland by Michael Chabon( Book )
41 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,548 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
The mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon( Book )
88 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 16 languages and held by 2,387 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 )
64 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,340 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
The final solution : a story of detection by Michael Chabon( Book )
51 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,097 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
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( visu )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,898 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction
John Carter by Taylor Kitsch( visu )
20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,793 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
The astonishing secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
A young superhero describes his awesome powers, which he then demonstrates as various foes arrive on the scene
Maps and legends : reading and writing along the borderlands by Michael Chabon( Book )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,320 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
A model world and other stories by Michael Chabon( Book )
40 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,152 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 )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,141 libraries worldwide
A murder mystery set in the imaginary Jewish homeland that is Alaska
Telegraph Avenue : a novel by Michael Chabon( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,002 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
Werewolves in their youth : stories by Michael Chabon( Book )
36 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 970 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
McSweeney's mammoth treasury of thrilling tales by Michael Chabon( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 797 libraries worldwide
Collects short stories about mummies, Nazis, witches, murder, and time travel by such authors as Stephen King, Michael Crichton, and Kelly Link
The final solution [a story of detection] by Michael Chabon( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 776 libraries worldwide
In deep retirement in the English countryside, an 89-year-old man, vaguely recollected by the locals as a former detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than his fellow man. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine years old and mute, who has escaped from Nazi Germany with his sole companion: an African grey parrot. What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of numbers the bird spews out-a top secret SS code? A Swiss bank account? Or do they hold a far more sinister significance? Though the solution to this case may be beyond the reach of the once-famed sleuth, the true story of the boy and his parrot is revealed in a wrenching resolution
Gentlemen of the road [a tale of adventure] by Michael Chabon( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
A physician and an ex-soldier travel together making their way through the Caucasus Mountains, circa a.d. 950. They meet a prince of the Khazar Empire who was usurped by his uncle and he enlists their help to regain his throne
Superheroes : a never-ending battle ( visu )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 750 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
Sheybon, Maiḳl 1963-
Майкл Шабон
Майкъл Шейбон
Чабон, Майкл
Шейбон, Майкл
מייקל שייבון
مایکل شیبن
シェイボン, M
シェイボン, マイケル
マイケル・シェイボン
麥可·謝朋
Languages
English (611)
German (51)
Spanish (48)
French (44)
Italian (31)
Dutch (21)
Czech (12)
Danish (12)
Catalan (6)
Chinese (5)
Hebrew (5)
Russian (5)
Polish (4)
Portuguese (3)
Croatian (3)
Korean (3)
Romanian (3)
Serbian (3)
Finnish (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
Turkish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Slovenian (1)
Thai (1)
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