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Eggers, Dave

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Works: 337 works in 1,165 publications in 21 languages and 51,976 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Humorous fiction  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Conceptor, Creator, Author of introduction, Scenarist, Other, Performer, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, zxx, Producer
Classifications: PS3605.G48, 813.6
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The circle : a novel by Dave Eggers( Book )
60 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,286 libraries worldwide
"The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world--even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge"--
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers( Book )
45 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,017 libraries worldwide
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, longtime New Orleans residents Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun are cast into an unthinkable struggle with forces beyond wind and water. In the days after the storm, Abdulrahman traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and helping those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared--arrested and accused of being an agent of al Qaeda
What is the what : the autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng : a novel by Dave Eggers( Book )
44 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,944 libraries worldwide
A biographical novel traces the story of Valentino Achak Deng, who as a boy was separated from his family when his village in southern Sudan was attacked, and became one of the estimated 17,000 "lost boys of Sudan" before relocating from a Kenyan refugee camp to Atlanta in 2001
Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak( visu )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,633 libraries worldwide
When Max feels neglected by his mother, he runs away wearing his wolf costume to a world in his imagination inhabited by unruly beasts who befriend Max after he is proclaimed king
A hologram for the king : a novel by Dave Eggers( Book )
47 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,336 libraries worldwide
In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In this novel the author takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This novel is an evocation of our contemporary moment and how we got here
Promised Land by Gus Van Sant( visu )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,656 libraries worldwide
Corporate salesman Steve Butler has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner to offer much-needed relief to the economically hard-hit residents in exchange for drilling rights to their properties. As they grapple with a surprising array of both open hearts and closed doors, the outsiders soon discover the strength of an American small town at a crossroads
The wild things by Dave Eggers( Book )
42 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,480 libraries worldwide
During a fight at home, young Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them. Based loosely on the storybook by Maurice Sendak and the screenplay co-written with Spike Jonze
You shall know our velocity! by Dave Eggers( Book )
59 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,399 libraries worldwide
After acquiring $32,000, Will and Hand, devastated over the death of their closest friend, travel around the world giving away the money, in a rowdy debut novel from the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,383 libraries worldwide
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun-- a prosperous Syrian-American and father of four-- chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. In the eerie days after the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a secondhand canoe, passing on supplies and rescuing those he could. A week later, on September 6, 2005, Zeitoun abruptly disappeared. His wife Kathy, a boisterous Southerner who converted to Islam, is left to make sense of the surreal atmosphere (in New Orleans and the United States generally) in which what happened to Abdulrahman Zeitoun was possible.--
Away we go by Sam Mendes( visu )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,263 libraries worldwide
Burt and Verona are a loving couple. Burt has always wanted to marry Verona, but Verona resists, not seeing the point of the institution. Regardless, they are having a baby together and question their potential parenting abilities. They decide to move closer to Burt's parents so they can share the experience with the baby's grandparents. In Verona's sixth month, she and Burt learn that his parents are moving to Belgium the month before the baby is due. Being mobile people, Burt and Verona decide to move. As they want to share their new family experience with people that they love, they decide to take a trans-continental trip to meet with old friends and relatives. Most of them are married with children of their own, and Burt and Verona want to see where they would like to live and with whom they want to share the experience
How we are hungry : stories by Dave Eggers( Book )
47 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,180 libraries worldwide
Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and You Shall Know Our Velocity, presents his first collection of short stories. The characters are roaming, searching, and often struggling, and revelations do not always arrive on schedule. Precisely crafted and boldly experimental, How We Are Hungry simultaneously embraces and expands the boundaries of the short story
Your fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever? : a novel by Dave Eggers( Book )
23 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA astronaut, doesn't recognize his captor, though Thomas remembers him. Kev cries for help. He pulls at his chain. But the ocean is close by, and nobody can hear him over the waves and wind. Thomas apologizes. He didn't want to have to resort to this. But they really needed to have a conversation, and Kev didn't answer his messages. And now, if Kev can just stop yelling, Thomas has a few questions
American teacher ( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 921 libraries worldwide
See the stories of four teachers in different areas of the country, revealing the frustrating realities of today's teachers, the difficulty of attracting talented new educators, and why so many of our best teachers leave the profession altogether. Can we re-value teaching and turn it into a prestigious, financially attractive, and desirable profession? With almost half of American teachers leaving the field in the next ten years, now is the time to find out
The circle by Dave Eggers( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 869 libraries worldwide
"The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world's most powerful internet company, she feels she's been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users' personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company's modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can't believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world--even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman's ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge"--
Infinite jest : a novel by David Foster Wallace( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
"Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring one of the most endearingly screwed-up families in contemporary fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to dominate our lives, about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people, and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human--and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do."--Back cover
Teachers have it easy : the big sacrifices and small salaries of America's teachers by Daniel Moulthrop( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 806 libraries worldwide
Many teachers today must work two or more jobs to survive; they can't afford to buy homes or raise families. Why are they paid so poorly? How is this related to student achievement? And how can we find ways to treat them like the professionals they are? This book examines how bad policy intersects with teachers' lives. Interweaving teachers' voices with facts and figures, the book is a clear-eyed view of the harsh realities of public school teaching, without any chicken-soup success stories. With a look at the problems of recruitment and retention, the myths of short workdays and endless summer vacations, the realities of the work week, and shocking examples of how society views America's teachers, it explores why salary reform may be the best way to improve public education and examines how innovative compensation plans can transform schools.--From publisher description
A hologram for the king by Dave Eggers( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
A struggling American businessman travels to a rising Saudi Arabian city with the hopes of securing a contract that will earn him a commission large enough to stave off his economic woes and hold his family together
The best American nonrequired reading, 2002 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 732 libraries worldwide
Presents the finest literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including both fiction and nonfiction dealing with a broad spectrum of subjects from magazines from the "New Yorker" and "Rolling Stone" to the "Onion."
The wild things by Dave Eggers( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
During a fight at home, young Max flees and runs away into the woods. He finds a boat there, jumps in, and ends up on the open sea, destination unknown. He lands on the island of the Wild Things, and soon he becomes their king. But things get complicated when Max realizes that the Wild Things want as much from him as he wants from them
Created in darkness by troubled Americans : the best of McSweeney's, humor category ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
A selection of humorous pieces from the popular literary magazine includes "Circumstance Under Which I Would Have Sex with Some of My Fellow Jurors" and "The Ten Worst Films of All Time, as Reviewed by Ezra Pound over Italian Radio."
 
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D. E.
Dave Eggers Amerikaans schrijver
Dave Eggers amerykański pisarz i wydawca
Dave Eggers écrivain américain
Dave Eggers scrittore, editore e saggista statunitense
Dave Eggers US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Eggers, D.
Eggers, David K
Дейв Егърс
Дэйв Эггерс
אגרס, דייב
דייב אגרס
دیو اگرز
エガーズ, デイヴ
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Spanish (36)
German (34)
Dutch (25)
Italian (23)
French (14)
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Arabic (2)
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