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Chabon, Michael

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Works: 281 works in 1,064 publications in 9 languages and 47,949 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Detective and mystery stories  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Editor, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Adapter, Interviewee, Creator, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3553.H15, 813.54
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The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )
66 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 4,232 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 )
45 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 3,832 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-addicted chess prodigy
Telegraph Avenue : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )
36 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,842 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 )
48 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2,804 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 )
28 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 2,562 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
Wonder boys by Michael Chabon( Book )
38 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,433 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 mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon( Book )
43 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 2,408 libraries worldwide
This summer Art Bechstein graduates from college and finds himself poised on the brink of freedom and limitless possibilities
The final solution : a story of detection by Michael Chabon( Book )
26 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 2,038 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 )
14 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 1,715 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
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( visu )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,698 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. Relationships with all those he holds dear are unraveling, and he encounters a new foe, Doctor Octopus. Peter must use all his powers to stop this diabolical madman
Maps and legends : reading and writing along the borderlands by Michael Chabon( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,405 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 )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,272 libraries worldwide
Follow the adventures of the capped crusader, Awesome Man
A model world and other stories by Michael Chabon( Book )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,268 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 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
A murder mystery set in the imaginary Jewish homeland that is Alaska
Werewolves in their youth : stories by Michael Chabon( Book )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,038 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
The final solution a story of detection by Michael Chabon( Sound Recording )
26 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 910 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 beekeepng than his fellow man. Into his life wanders Linus Steinman, nine yrars 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?
Gentlemen of the road [a tale of adventure] by Michael Chabon( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 836 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
McSweeney's mammoth treasury of thrilling tales ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 780 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 best American short stories, 2005 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 721 libraries worldwide
"In "Until Gwen," Dennis Lehane offers a narrative experiment and a haunting picture of a father and son. Tom Perrotta's "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face" explores a Little League umpire's attempt to cope with his biggest personal regret and the inability to make a decisive call on the field. Thomas McGuane's "Old Friends" examines the intersection of shared history and obligation, while Joyce Carol Oates meditates on the inescapable bonds of family in "Cousins." In "Stone Animals," Kelly Link takes a chilling look at a family spiraling beyond control in the surreal landscape of their new home. By turns humorous, poignant, and profound, the stories of 2005 add up to an eclectic installment of this anthology."--BOOK JACKET
Summerland a novel by Elin Hilderbrand( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Summerland, a magical place where the sun always shines and baseball is played on a perfect lawn, is run by small beings called ferishers. But when giants and goblins threaten the ferishers, they turn to Ethan Feld to save Summerland
 
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Alternative Names
Chabon, Maĭkl
Sheybon, Maiḳl 1963-
Чабон, Майкл
シェイボン, M
シェイボン, マイケル
Languages
English (559)
German (5)
Danish (5)
French (4)
Italian (3)
Spanish (3)
Multiple languages (1)
Hebrew (1)
Czech (1)
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