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Martel, Yann

Overview
Works: 111 works in 826 publications in 34 languages and 25,099 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Pictorial works  Adventure stories  Records and correspondence  Music  Conference proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee, Performer
Classifications: PR9199.3.M3855, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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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 )
289 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 29 languages and held by 10,319 libraries worldwide
Winner of the 2002 Man Booker Prize for Fiction Pi Patel is an unusual boy. The son of a zookeeper, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of animal behavior, a fervent love of stories, and practices not only his native Hinduism, but also Christianity and Islam. When Pi is sixteen, his family emigrates from India to North America aboard a Japanese cargo ship, along with their zoo animals bound for new homes. The ship sinks. Pi finds himself alone in a lifeboat, his only companions a hyena, an orangutan, a wounded zebra, and Richard Parker, a 450-pound Bengal tiger. Soon the tiger has dispatched all but Pi, whose fear, knowledge, and cunning allow him to coexist with Richard Parker for 227 days lost at sea. When they finally reach the coast of Mexico, Richard Parker flees to the jungle, never to be seen again. The Japanese authorities who interrogate Pi refuse to believe his story and press him to tell them "the truth." After hours of coercion, Pi tells a second story, a story much less fantastical, much more conventional-but is it more true? Life of Pi is at once a realistic, rousing adventure and a meta-tale of survival that explores the redemptive power of storytelling and the transformative nature of fiction. It's a story, as one character puts it, to make you believe in God. Publisher Fact Sheet. A fabulist novel that combines the delight of Kipling's Just So Stories with the metaphysical adventure of Jonah and the Whale
Beatrice and Virgil : a novel by Yann Martel( Book )
37 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 3,177 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 2,621 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 facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel( Book )
47 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,587 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
A general history of quadrupeds the figures engraved on wood by Thomas Bewick( file )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,265 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 th
Beatrice and Virgil [a novel] by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 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
Vida de Pi by Yann Martel( Book )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 400 libraries worldwide
Pattel Pi is a young man living in India, his father is the owner and manager of the zoo in the city but decided to emigrate to Canada and seek a better life trhough the sale of animals. After complex procedures, the family begins a journey Pattel that is cut short by tragedy: a terrible storm wrecks the ship they are traveling on. Pi will have to use his talents to survive while he also deals with animals instincts to apply the natural food chain. ultimately, he will have to defend against the single leadership - a tiger. The young boy tries to tame the beast, to prove who is the alpha male and, thus, to survive
Self by Yann Martel( Book )
30 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 258 libraries worldwide
Een jonge weesjongen experimenteert met het overschrijden van allerlei grenzen, onder meer die van zijn sekse
Life of Pi by Ang Lee( visu )
19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Ang Lee directs this Academy Award-winning fantasy adventure based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel. Suraj Sharma stars as Pi Patel, a 16-year-old zookeeper's son from Pondicherry who finds himself stranded on a small boat in the Pacific Ocean in the company of a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan and a Bengal tiger following the shipwreck of the freighter on which he and his family were sailing for Canada. Over the course of several months Pi manages to survive on the meagre supplies of food and water he finds on the boat, and also takes up fishing, while in his half-delirious state he muses on various aspects of animal behaviour, religion and the meaning of life. The film won Academy Awards for Best Director (Ang Lee) and Best Cinematography (Claudio Miranda), as well as an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Score - Motion Picture (Mychael Danna) and two BAFTAs
Shao nian Pi de qi huan piao liu = Life of Pi by Yann Martel( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in Chinese and held by 198 libraries worldwide
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L'histoire de Pi by Yann Martel( Book )
31 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in French and English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
After the tragic sinking of a cargo ship, one solitary lifeboat remains bobbing on the wild, blue Pacific. The only survivors from the wreck are a 16 year old boy named Pi, a hyena, a zebra (with a broken leg), a female orangutan, and a 450 pound Royal Bengal tiger. The scene is set for one of the most extraordinary works of fiction in recent years
Beatrice en Vergilius by Yann Martel( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Wanneer een schrijver met een writer's block door een oude dierenpreparateur wordt benaderd om hem te helpen met zijn toneelstuk over de vernietiging van het dierenrijk, ontdekt hij dat de man niet is wie hij lijkt te zijn
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
Schiffbruch mit Tiger : Roman by Yann Martel( Book )
35 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, 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
Gods, heroes and men by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 95 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
De geschiedenis van de Roccamatio's uit Helsinki by Yann Martel( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Yann Martels großer Erfolg "Schiffbruch mit Tiger" (MI 5/03) hat den Verlag inspiriert, 3 Geschichten seines früheren Erzählbands (BA 7/05) ins Hörbuch zu übertragen. Kunst und eindrucksvoll wird in der (umfänglichen) Titelgeschichte die Entwicklung des Erzählers im Angesicht seines aidskranken, sterbenden Freundes erzählt, dessen langsamer Verfall den Hörer gefangen nimmt. Um dem Leben ein Stück Hoffnung abzutrotzen, erfinden sie die Geschichte der finnischen Familie Roccamatio. Das eigentliche Geschehen wird dem Hörer vorenthalten, während die gesellschaftlichen und politischen "Hintergründe" des 20. Jahrhunderts jahresweise und stakkatohaft als Schlagzeilen parallel zum Krankheitsprozess eingestreut werden. Sprecher Ilja Richter betont anfangs den jugendlichdistanzierten Erzähler, der die Realität verdrängt und lässt ihn mit der Zeit beeindruckend an Reife gewinnen. Ein anderer Held verarbeitet seine VietnamErfahrungen, indem er ein dissonantes Konzert für eine Violine schreibt. In "1096 Arten zu sterben" wird die letzte Nacht und die Hinrichtung eines zum Tode verurteilten variiert. Großartig!
Het leven van Pi by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Na een schipbreuk belandt een Indiase jongen in een reddingsboot samen met een Bengaalse tijger
P'ai iyagi = Life of Pi by Yann Martel( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Korean and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Paul en Finlande : nouvelles by Yann Martel( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in French and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Vita di Pi = Life of Pi by Ang Lee( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in Multiple languages and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Il giovane Pi Patel è cresciuto con la famiglia a contatto con lo zoo paterno, mescolando fin dall'infanzia sogno e realtà. Quando il padre ha esigenze di denaro e sceglie di trasferirsi in Canada per vendere lo zoo, Pi ancora non può intuire cosa lo attenderà nelle vastità oceaniche. Di fronte a una tempesta terrificante, la nave affonda, lasciando in breve tempo Pi con un'unica compagna di viaggio: la tigre Richard Parker, l'animale più temuto dello zoo paterno. Pi potrà solo fare affidamento alla propria intelligenza per poter sopravvivere e convivere con la tigre. (Mymovies)
 
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Alternative Names
Martel, Yann
Martels, Jans 1963-
Mate'er, Yang
Yang Mate'er
Мартел, Янн.
מרטל, יאן
マーテル, ヤン
扬·马特尔
马特尔,扬
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English (420)
German (47)
French (42)
Spanish (24)
Italian (19)
Dutch (17)
Polish (16)
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Vietnamese (8)
Russian (8)
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Slovenian (6)
Japanese (5)
Swedish (4)
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