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Martel, Yann

Overview
Works: 104 works in 1,010 publications in 41 languages and 28,687 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Allegories  Adventure stories  Action and adventure fiction  Historical fiction  Action and adventure films  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.M3855, 813.54
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Publications about Yann Martel
Publications by Yann Martel
Most widely held works by Yann Martel
Life of Pi : a novel by Yann Martel( Book )
476 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 41 languages and held by 10,605 libraries worldwide
Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain
Beatrice and Virgil : a novel by Yann Martel( Book )
83 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 3,102 libraries worldwide
When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey--named Beatrice and Virgil--and the epic journey they undertake together
Life of Pi [a novel] by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
60 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,496 libraries worldwide
"After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship in the Pacific, one solitary lifeboat remains, carrying a hyena, a zebra, a female orangutan, a Bengal tiger, and a 16-year-old Indian boy names Pi. His story is a dazzling work of imagination that will delight and astound listeners in equal measure. It is a triumph of storytelling and a tale that will as one character puts it, make you believe in God"--Container
The high mountains of Portugal : a novel by Yann Martel( Book )
35 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,060 libraries worldwide
In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that--if he can find it--would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás's quest. Fifty years on, a Canadian senator takes refuge in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, grieving the loss of his beloved wife. But he arrives with an unusual companion: a chimpanzee. And there the century-old quest will come to an unexpected conclusion
The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel( Book )
91 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,666 libraries worldwide
Here are four unforgettable stories by the author of Life of Pi. In the exquisite title novella, a very young man dying of AIDS joins his friend in fashioning a story of the Roccamatio family of Helsinki, set against the yearly march of the twentieth century whose horrors and miracles their story echoes. In "The Time I Heard the Private Donald J. Rankin String Concerto with One Discordant Violin, by the American composer John Morton," a Canadian university student visits Washington, D.C., and experiences the Vietnam War and its aftermath through an intense musical encounter. In "Manners of Dying," variations of a warden's letter to the mother of a son he has just executed reveal how each life is contained in its end. The final story, "The Mirror Machine", is about a young man who discovers an antique mirror-making machine in his grandmother's attic. The man's fascination with the object is juxtaposed with the longwinded reminiscences it evokes from his grandmother. Written earlier in Martel's career, these tales are as moving as they are thought-provoking, as inventive in form as they are timeless in content. They display that startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon
The high mountains of Portugal : a novel by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 846 libraries worldwide
In Lisbon in 1904, a young man named Tomás discovers an old journal. It hints at the existence of an extraordinary artifact that, if he can find it, would redefine history. Traveling in one of Europe's earliest automobiles, he sets out in search of this strange treasure. Thirty-five years later, a Portuguese pathologist devoted to the murder mysteries of Agatha Christie finds himself at the center of a mystery of his own and drawn into the consequences of Tomás's quest
Beatrice and Virgil [a novel] by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 812 libraries worldwide
When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey--named Beatrice and Virgil--and the epic journey they undertake together
Life of Pi by Ang Lee( visu )
49 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Résumé: Aventures. Pi Patel grandit entouré des animaux sauvages du zoo fondé par son père à Pondichéry, ancien comptoir français du sud de l'Inde. À l'adolescence, dans un élan mystique, il annonce à ses parents qu'il souhaite être à la fois bouddhiste, chrétien et musulman. C'est dans cet état d'esprit singulier qu'en 1977, le garçon quitte son pays natal pour aller s'établir au Canada avec sa famille. À bord d'un cargo transportant leurs animaux destinés à être vendus en Amérique, les Patel entreprennent la traversée du Pacifique. Mais une violente tempête provoque le naufrage du navire. Pi, seul humain à survivre, vogue dans un canot de sauvetage, en compagnie d'un zèbre blessé, d'une orang-outan, d'une hyène et d'un tigre du Bengale. Ce dernier ayant éliminé la hyène, qui avait massacré le zèbre et le singe, l'adolescent doit rivaliser d'astuce pour maintenir à distance la bête féroce sur la petite embarcation. Au terme de 227 jours d'une éprouvante cohabitation, marquée par d'étonnantes aventures, Pi, à bout de force, échoue sur une plage de la côte du Mexique. [(c) Médiafilm]. Contient, entre autres, un documentaire sur les coulisses de la production. [SDM]
Self by Yann Martel( Book )
38 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Een jonge weesjongen experimenteert met het overschrijden van allerlei grenzen, onder meer die van zijn sekse
The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Four stories by the Booker Prize-winning author, each in its entirety. Written earlier in Martel's career, these tales display that startling mix of dazzle and depth that have made Yann Martel an international phenomenon
Gods, heroes and men by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Grammy Award-winning conductor Kent Nagano returns to the music of Beethoven with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in a recording that includes the famous Third Symphony as well as excerpts from The Creatures of Prometheus
Het leven van Pi by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Na een schipbreuk belandt een Indiase jongen in een reddingsboot samen met een Bengaalse tijger
Life of Pi, Yann Martel by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A general history of quadrupeds by Thomas Bewick( Book )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 libraries worldwide
In the late eighteenth century, the British took greater interest than ever before in observing and recording all aspects of the natural world. Travelers and colonists returning from far-flung lands provided dazzling accounts of such exotic creatures as elephants, baboons, and kangaroos. The engraver Thomas Bewick (1753-1828) harnessed this newfound interest by assembling the most comprehensive illustrated guide to nature of his day. A General History of Quadrupeds, first published in 1790, showcases Bewick's groundbreaking engraving techniques that allowed text and images to be published on the same page. From anteaters to zebras, armadillos to wolverines, this delightful volume features engravings of over four hundred animals alongside descriptions of their characteristics as scientifically understood at the time. Quadrupeds reaffirms Bewick's place in history as an incomparable illustrator, one whose influence on natural history and book printing still endures today
A novel by Yann Martel( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Fate takes many forms. When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey named Beatrice and Virgil
Illustrated edition by Yann Martel( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
An illustrated edition of "Life of Pi."
Życie Pi by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Polish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Szesnastoletni Hindus Piscine Molitor Patel, znany jako Pi, syn właściciela zoo, z własnego wyboru wyznawca trzech religii (hinduizmu, chrześcijaństwa i islamu), dryfuje jako rozbitek w szalupie ratunkowej po oceanie. Za towarzyszy podróży ma jedynie ocalałe z katastrofy morskiej zwierzęta: zebrę ze złamaną nogą, orangutana, hienę i potężnego tygrysa bengalskiego, nazwanego Richardem Parkerem. W prawdziwym życiu, na dodatek w sytuacji bez wyjścia, pokojowa koegzystencja całej piątki nie byłaby możliwa. W zwariowanej baśni Martela wszystko może się wydarzyć: ktoś zostanie zjedzony, ktoś inny przetrwa 227 dni na morzu-- dzięki własnej pomysłowości, silnej woli przetrwania, przyjaźni i wierze w Boga. Jest jeszcze druga wersja historii Patela-- bardziej prawdopodobna i bardziej przerażająca. Na potwierdzenie żadnej z tych opowieści nie ma jednak dowodów
What is Stephen Harper reading? : Yann Martel's recommended reading for a prime minister (and book lovers of all stripes) by Yann Martel( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"I know you're very busy, Mr. Harper. We're all busy. But every person has a space next to where they sleep, whether a patch of pavement or a fine bedside table. In that space, at night, a book can glow. And in those moments of docile wakefulness, when we begin to let go of the day, then is the perfect time to pick up a book and be someone else, somewhere else, for a few minutes, a few pages, before we fall asleep. "From the author of -- From the Trade Paperback edition
101 letters to a prime minister : the complete letters to Stephen Harper by Yann Martel( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A collection of the 101 letters Yann Martel wrote to Stephen Harper every two weeks between 2007 and 2011 which were accompanied by books Martel encouraged the Prime Minister to consider reading
 
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Alternative Names
Martel, Yan 1963-
Martel, Yann
Martels, Jans 1963-
Mateer 1963-
Mate'er, Yang
Yang Mate'er
Yann Martel A Canadian author best known for the book Life of Pi
Yann Martel Canadees schrijver
Yann Martel Canadian author best known for the book Life of Pi
Yann Martel canadisk skribent
Yann Martel escritor canadiense
Yann Martel kanadischer Schriftsteller
Yann Martel kanadisk skribent
Yann Martel kanadyjski pisarz i podróżnik
Yann Martel scrittore canadese
Мартел, Янн.
Мартел, Янн канадский писатель
Ян Мартел
Янн Мартель
יאן מרטל
מרטל, יאן
يان مارتل
یان مارتل نویسنده کانادایی
यान मार्टल
ইয়ান মার্টেল
ಯಾನ್ ಮಾರ್ಟೆಲ್
യാൻ മാർട്ടെൽ
ယန် မာတဲလ်
마텔, 얀 1963-
얀 마텔
マーテル, ヤン
ヤン・マーテル
揚·馬特爾
马特尔,扬
Languages
English (499)
French (69)
German (59)
Spanish (39)
Polish (35)
Italian (25)
Dutch (23)
Chinese (17)
Swedish (11)
Danish (11)
Russian (10)
Vietnamese (9)
Multiple languages (9)
Romanian (9)
Korean (8)
Japanese (7)
Hungarian (6)
Slovenian (6)
Thai (6)
Arabic (5)
Czech (5)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (5)
Finnish (5)
Catalan (5)
Portuguese (4)
Hebrew (3)
Gujarati (3)
Indonesian (2)
Croatian (2)
Bulgarian (2)
Serbian (2)
Tamil (1)
Estonian (1)
Turkish (1)
Norwegian (1)
Macedonian (1)
Latvian (1)
Malayalam (1)
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