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Mirkowicz, Tomasz

Overview
Works: 49 works in 239 publications in 3 languages and 797 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Horror fiction  History  Satire  Romance fiction  Chick lit  War fiction  Spy stories  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3561.E667, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Tomasz Mirkowicz
Publications by Tomasz Mirkowicz
Publications by Tomasz Mirkowicz, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Tomasz Mirkowicz
Killing the second dog by Marek Hłasko( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
"Robert and Jacob are down-and-out Polish con men living in Israel in the 1960s. They're planning to run a scam on an American widow visiting the country. Robert, who masterminds the scheme, and Jacob, who acts it out, are tough, desperate men, adrift in the nasty underworld of Tel Aviv. Robert arranges for Jacob to run into the woman, whose heart is open; the men are hoping her wallet is too. What follows is a story of love, deception, cruelty, and shame, as Jacob pretends to fall in love with her. It's not just Jacob who's performing a role; nearly all the characters are actors in an ugly story, complete with parts for murder and suicide. Marek Hlasko's writing combines brutal realism with smoky, hardboiled dialogue in a bleak world where violence is the norm and love is often only an act."-- From back cover
Rok 1984 by George Orwell( Book )
48 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in Polish and held by 87 libraries worldwide
1984 depicts a gray world dominated by Big Brother and its vast network of agents, quashing freedom in a totalitarian world, where news is manufactured according to the authorities' will and people live by rote. Dissidents are disciplined into being willing tools of their masters. Winston Smith lives in this social system where surveillance, brainwashing, and execution are the state's tools for erasing personal will. His foray into passion ends with his arrest by the Thought Police and challenges him to be a hero
The painted bird by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
30 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in Polish and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Kosinski's story follows a dark-haired, olive-skinned boy, abandoned by his parents during World War II, as he wanders alone from one village to another, sometimes hounded and tortured, only rarely sheltered and cared for. Through the juxtaposition of adolescence and the most brutal of adult experiences, Kosinski sums up a Bosch-like world of harrowing excess where senseless violence and untempered hatred are the norm. Through sparse prose and vivid imagery, Kosinski's novel is a story of mythic proportion, even more relevant to today's society than it was upon its original publication
One flew over the cuckoo's nest : a novel by Ken Kesey( Book )
33 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in Polish and held by 59 libraries worldwide
An inmate of a mental institution tries to find the freedom and independence denied him in the outside world
All backs were turned by Marek Hłasko( Book )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
"In this novel of breathtaking tension and sweltering love, two desperate friends on the edge of the law -- one of them tough and gutsy, the other small and scared -- travel to the southern Israeli city of Eilat to find work. There, Dov Ben Dov, the handsome native Israeli with a reputation for causing trouble, and Israel, his sidekick, stay with Ben Dov's recently married younger brother, Little Dov, who has enough trouble of his own. Local toughs are encroaching on Little Dov's business, and he enlists his older brother to drive them away. It doesn't help that a beautiful German widow named Ursula is rooming next door. What follows is a story of passion, deception, violence, and betrayal, all conveyed in hardboiled prose reminiscent of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, with a cinematic style that would make Bogart and Brando green with envy"--Back cover
Pielgrzymka do Ziemi Świętej Egiptu : powieść lipocefaliczna by Tomasz Mirkowicz( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Polish and Russian and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Blind date by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in Polish and held by 23 libraries worldwide
George Levanter, victim, avenger and voyeur, has a series of "blind dates" with violence and debasement
Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in Polish and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Summary from an English edition: Suspected of killing Vera Donovan, her wealthy employer, Dolores Claiborne tells police the story of her life, harkening back to her violent husband, disintegrating marriage and the suspicious death of Joe Claiborne thirty years earlier. Dolores also tells of Vera's physical and mental decline and of her loyalty to an employer who has become emotionally demanding in recent years
Szmira by Charles Bukowski( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in Polish and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Lekcja geografii by Tomasz Mirkowicz( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in Polish and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Honor Prizzich by Richard Condon( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in Polish and held by 11 libraries worldwide
A suspense filled novel of the Mafia way of life told through the complicated relationship between Charley Partanna, head of the Prizzi "family," and his lover Irene, former prostitute and freelance murderer posing as a LA tax consultant
Passion play by Jerzy Kosinski( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in Polish and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Historia Fabiana, zawodowego gracza w polo, najbardziej romantycznego i kipiącego energią bohatera w całej twórczości Kosińskiego. Niczym współczesny "błędny rycerz" przemierza Amerykę luksusowym karawaningiem w poszukiwaniu wciąż nowych przygód, niebezpieczeństw, wrażeń i romansów
Midnight cowboy : a novel by James Leo Herlihy( Book )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in Polish and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Inarticulate man, after twenty-seven years of dependency upon his grandmother, decides to sell what he considers his dashing cowboy charms in New York
The conversions by Harry Mathews( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in Polish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"At a dinner party hosted by a wealthy New Yorker, a guest receives a gold adze, the coveted prize in a worm race. When the man dies the next day, he bequeaths, according to a stipulation in his will, the bulk of his fortune to the adze's possessor, provided he answer three mysterious questions relating to the artifact's history. In his search the owner encounters a menagerie of eccentric personalities: an ancient revolutionary in a Parisian prison, a ludicrous pair of gibberish-speaking brothers, and customs officials who spend their time reading contraband materials. He soon finds himself immersed in the centuries-long history of a persecuted religious sect and in an odyssey that begins in a forgotten fog-covered town in Scotland and ends on the ocean floor off the coast of an uncharted French island."--BOOK JACKET
The Matlock paper by Robert Ludlum( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in Polish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The silver-coated paper found on a dead man has found its way around the world. While the writing on it is Corsican, it is understood by all who see it as an invitation to an urgent meeting of the overlords of crime
The girls' guide to hunting and fishing by Melissa Bank( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in Polish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Seven stories on a woman's search for love, first as a defiant teenager and finally as a reluctant career girl. The heroine narrates, "There are stacks and stacks of How to Meet and Marry Mr. Right, and I take my copy up to the counter as furtively as if it were a girdle or vibrator."
Four weddings and a funeral by Cherry Gilchrist( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Polish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Retelling of the novelization of the British romantic comedy film about friendship, love and marriage in 1990s England. Charles and Carrie's relationship develops over the course of four weddings and a funeral. Includes activities
The storyteller by Alan Sillitoe( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in Polish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Ernest Cosgrove makes up personas for everyone, including himself
Lot nad kukułczym gniazdem by Ken Kesey( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Polish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Minona, Tomasz
Mirkovič, Tomaš.
Mirkowicz, J. T.
Mirkowicz, J. T. (1953-2003)
Миркович, Томаш
Languages
Polish (191)
English (9)
Russian (1)
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