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Martel, Yann

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Works: 121 works in 1,054 publications in 41 languages and 29,082 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Allegories  Adventure stories  Historical fiction  Action and adventure films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.M3855, 813.54
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Life of Pi : a novel by Yann Martel( Book )
483 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 41 languages and held by 10,622 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 )
81 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 3,079 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 )
64 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 )
45 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,360 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 )
43 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,212 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 )
14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 923 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 )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 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
The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and other stories by Yann Martel( Book )
42 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Life of Pi by Ang Lee( visu )
35 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 271 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 )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 247 libraries worldwide
A modern-day Orlando-edgy, funny and startlingly honest-Self is the fictional autobiography of a young writer and traveller who finds his gender changed overnight
The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 145 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 68 libraries worldwide
A general history of quadrupeds by Thomas Bewick( Book )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 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
Vita di Pi = Life of Pi ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in Multiple languages and held by 29 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)
Die Hintergründe zu den Helsinki-Roccamatios by Yann Martel( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in German and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Yann Martels Figuren sind wunderbare Geschichtenerzähler, die ihren Zuhörern Kraft und Hoffnung geben. Da schreibt ein Büroreinigungsfachmann und Vietnam-Veteran ein Konzert für Streicher, um seiner "dissonanten Violine", die ihm die Tage im Krieg erträglich gemacht hat, einen Heldenpart zu geben. Und ein anderer erfindet die Geschichte der Familie Roccamatio aus Helsinki, um seinen schwerkranken Freund am Leben zu halten
Het leven van Pi by Yann Martel( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Na een schipbreuk belandt een Indiase jongen in een reddingsboot samen met een Bengaalse tijger
A novel by Yann Martel( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 18 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
Pai no monogatari by Yann Martel( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 12 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
 
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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 (515)
French (70)
German (59)
Spanish (39)
Polish (32)
Italian (27)
Dutch (24)
Chinese (17)
Danish (11)
Russian (11)
Swedish (10)
Multiple languages (9)
Romanian (9)
Vietnamese (9)
Korean (8)
Slovenian (6)
Thai (6)
Arabic (5)
Czech (5)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (5)
Hungarian (5)
Finnish (5)
Catalan (5)
Japanese (4)
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)
Hindi (1)
Bengali (1)
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