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Chabon, Michael

Overview
Works: 235 works in 1,560 publications in 18 languages and 58,236 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Drama  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Film adaptations  History 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Conceptor, led, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PS3553.H15, 813.54
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The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )
115 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 4,197 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 )
69 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,827 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 )
67 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,001 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 )
36 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,788 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 )
56 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,466 libraries worldwide
Author Michael Chabon summons the rollicking spirit of legendary adventures--from "The Arabian Nights" to Alexandre Dumas--in a new novel with a cast of characters worthy of Scheherazade's most tantalizing tales
Summerland by Michael Chabon( Book )
43 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,417 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 )
69 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,312 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 )
71 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,273 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 )
49 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,934 libraries worldwide
"Retired to the English countryside, an eighty-nine-year-old man, rumored to be a once-famous detective, is more concerned with his beekeeping than with 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 gray parrot. What is the meaning of the mysterious strings of German numbers the bird spews out-a top secret SS code? The keys to a series of Swiss bank accounts? Or do they hold a significance both more prosaic and far more sinister? Though the solution may be beyond even the reach of the once-famous sleuth, the true story of the boy and his parrot is subtly revealed in a wrenching conclusion."--Provided by publisher
John Carter by Andrew Stanton( visu )
32 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,837 libraries worldwide
John Carter, 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 )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,430 libraries worldwide
Follow the adventures of the capped crusader, Awesome Man
The Yiddish policemen's union by Michael Chabon( Sound Recording )
22 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,111 libraries worldwide
Chabon crafts a murder mystery based on the premise that a Jewish settlement was created in Alaska following World War II. In the small town of Sitka, Alyeska, Detective Meyer Landsman finds the body of a prominent town figure who has ties to organized crime. As Landsman digs deeper, he discovers that this is only the tip of the iceberg--and all signs point to a greater danger lurking in the shadows
A model world and other stories by Michael Chabon( Book )
30 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,038 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
Telegraph Avenue : a novel by Michael Chabon( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 972 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
Moonglow : a novel by Michael Chabon( Sound Recording )
15 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 826 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 )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Join host and narrator Liev Schreiber to explore the dawn of the comic book genre and trace the evolution of the characters and their ongoing cultural impact worldwide. Chart the progression from the first comic books born during the Great Depression to the television debut of Superman in the 1950s, to the emergence of superheroes who reflect changing social mores in the 1960s and 70s, to today's insatiable enthusiasm for superheroes embraced in all media and by all demographics
McSweeney's mammoth treasury of thrilling tales by Michael Chabon( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Romanian and held by 727 libraries worldwide
Collects short stories about mummies, Nazis, witches, murder, and time travel by such authors as Stephen King, Michael Crichton, and Kelly Link
Wonder boys by Curtis Hanson( visu )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 79 libraries worldwide
During a single weekend, college professor Grady Tripp scrambles to gather together a life that has suddenly reeled out of control. An unfinished novel, a stolen car, a murdered pet and a failing marriage are just a few of the crises piling up
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( visu )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Though Peter Parker tries to leave crime-fighting to live an ordinary life, a new danger, Doc Ock, forces him to take up his Spider-man mask again, to save his city and the woman he loves
Manhood for amateurs : [the pleasures and regrets of a husband, father, and son] by Michael Chabon( file )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author offers his first major work of nonfiction, an autobiographical narrative as inventive, beautiful, and powerful as his acclaimed, award-winning fiction. Manhood for Amateurs is the first sustained work of personal writing from Michael Chabon. In these insightful, provocative, slyly interlinked essays, one of our most brilliant and humane writers presents his autobiography and his vision of life in the way so many of us experience our own: as a series of reflections, regrets and re-examinations, each sparked by an encounter, in the present, that holds some legacy of the past. What does it mean to be a man today? As a devoted son, as a passionate husband, and above all as a father, Chabon's memories of childhood, of his parents' marriage and divorce, of moments of painful adolescent comedy and giddy encounters with the popular art and literature of his own youth, are like a theme played by the mad quartet of which he now finds himself co-conductor. At once dazzling, hilarious, and moving, Manhood for Amateurs is destined to become a classic
 
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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 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
マイケル・シェイボン
麥可·謝朋
Languages
English (679)
Spanish (34)
German (33)
French (21)
Italian (11)
Chinese (10)
Hebrew (10)
Danish (5)
Dutch (5)
Russian (4)
Polish (4)
Korean (4)
Czech (3)
Japanese (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Croatian (1)
Romanian (1)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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