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Preis, Thomas

Overview
Works: 60 works in 143 publications in 2 languages and 192 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Detective and mystery fiction  Political fiction  Historical fiction  History  Autobiographies  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Copyright holder
Classifications: PS3555.L6274, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Thomas Preis
Publications by Thomas Preis
Most widely held works by Thomas Preis
Las cenizas de Ángela : un memoria by Frank McCourt( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in Swedish and held by 11 libraries worldwide
En rörande historia om ett liv i fattigdom''När jag ser tillbaka på min barndom förundrar det mig att jag klarade mig igenom den med livet i behåll. Det var naturligtvis en eländig barndom: en lycklig barndom är knappast värd något intresse. Värre än en normal eländig barndom är den irländska eländiga barndomen, och än värre är den eländiga irländska katolska barndomen.'' Frank McCourt gör här en sensationell debut med en självbiografisk roman om sin irländska barndom. Han föddes 1930 av irländska föräldrar i New York och tillbringade där sina första fyra levnadsår, innan familjen av släkten förpassades tillbaka till Irland och Limerick. Han växer upp i ofattbar fattigdom och misär, men om detta berättar han med en sådan värme och humor att man som läsare blir helt förtrollad och man beundrar denne lille överlevares förmåga att njuta av de lyckliga stunderna i livet. För Ängeln på sjunde trappsteget publicerade första gången 1996 och belönades Frank McCourt med Pulitzer-priset, National Book Critics Circle Award och de amerikanska bokhandlarnas främsta pris. Översättare:Thomas Preis, Omslagsformgivare:Sara R. Acedo [Elib]
Youth by J. M Coetzee( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Hoping to escape his South African home, dysfunctional family, and what he believes to be an impending revolution, a young man becomes disappointed with his monotonous new life in London and begins a dark pilgrimage
American tabloid : a novel by James Ellroy( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A novel of the Kennedy era, portraying the president in a far from flattering light. There are three protagonists: a CIA agent who pimps for JFK, another agent who trains anti-Castro rebels, and a lawyer who is a Mafia hunter. Through their eyes are seen the conflicting interests of the Kennedys, the director of the FBI, organized crime, organized labor, Castro and Cuban exiles. By the author of White Jazz
The master of Petersburg by J. M Coetzee( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Set in 1869, when Dostoevsky was summoned from Germany to St Petersburg by the sudden death of his stepson, this novel is both a compelling mystery steeped in the atmosphere of pre-revolutionary Russia and a meditation on authority and rebellion, art and imagination
Elizabeth Costello by J. M Coetzee( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in Swedish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Costello is a distinguished and aging Australian novelist whose life is revealed through a series of eight formal addresses. From an award-acceptance speech at a New England liberal arts college to a lecture on evil in Amsterdam and a sexually charged reading by the poet Robert Duncan, the author draws the reader toward its astonishing conclusion. The novel is, on its surface, the story of a woman's life as mother, sister, lover, and writer. Yet it is also a profound and haunting meditation on the nature of storytelling
L.A. confidential by James Ellroy( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Three troubled cops-- Ed Exley, desperately seeking glory; vengeful Bud White, a witness to his mother's murder by his father; and Jack Vincennes, a shakedown artist with a dark secret-- tread a fine line between right and wrong in 1950s Los Angeles
Pojkår : scener ur ett liv i provinsen by J. M Coetzee( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
My dark places : an L.A. crime memoir by James Ellroy( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 6 libraries worldwide
My Dark Places is Jean Ellroy's and James Ellroy's story - from 1958 to all points past and up to this moment. It is the story of a brilliant homicide detective named Bill Stoner, and of the investigation he and James Ellroy undertook to find Jean Ellroy's killer. My Dark Places is unflinching autobiography and vivid reportage. It is no less than a treatise on 38 years of American murder. It is James Ellroy's journey into and through his most forbidding memories
Because the night by James Ellroy( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A botched liquor store heist leaves three grisly dead. A hero cop is missing. Nobody could see a pattern in these two stray bits of information-no one except Detective Sergeant Lloyd Hopkins, a brilliant and disturbed L.A. cop with an obsessive desire to protect the innocent. To him they lead to one horrifying conclusion--a killer is on the loose and preying on his city
I väntan på barbarerna : [roman] by J. M Coetzee( Book )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in Swedish and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
En pojkes egen historia by Edmund White( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in Swedish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Vinnaren by David Baldacci( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in Swedish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Järnålder : [roman] by J. M Coetzee( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Vit jazz by James Ellroy( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Los Angeles 1958. Mord, misshandel, mutor och utpressning är vardag för biträdande kommissarie David Klein. Han är en maktmänniska i ett litet hörn av Helvetet. Så annonserar den federala polisen en undersökning om poliskorruption och en verklighet sipprar upp som till och med är ännu ondare än den Klein föreställt sig. Kleins snabba, blixtlika beskrivningar är lika brutala som landskapet; en värld han själv varit med om att skapa, men som han nu skulle göra vad som helst för att undkomma levande. Grym, nitisk och slipad till en rakbladsegg är James Ellroys prosa i Vit jazz, som av många framhållits som hans absoluta mästerverk. [Publit]
Morgans färd by Colleen McCullough( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Swedish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
An unknown land was populated with the criminal, the unloved and the unwanted of English society. Amid conditions of brutality, 'The First Fleet' was sent to Australia. This story concerns the convicts and their guards in a hostile land - especially Richard Morgan, convicted felon
Vitt brus by Don DeLillo( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in Swedish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Historien om Michael K by J. M Coetzee( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in Swedish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Michael K lämnar sitt arbete som trädgårdsmästare i Kapstaden för att ta sin svårt sjuka mor till hennes barndoms farm på landsbygden. Men modern dör på vägen och han tar sig ensam fram. Trots att området är fullt med soldater och trupptransporter lyckas han finna en fristad på en övergiven gård och där leva helt med och för naturen, långt bortom tiden och historien. Omvärlden misstror dock hans brist på engagemang och hans likgiltighet inför det ständigt pågående kriget, och han anklagas för samarbete med gerillan. Han spärras in i ett "rehabiliteringsläger" där han inleder en matstrejk som gör hans fångvaktare förvirrade och handfallna ... Historien om Michael K är en gripande berättelse om människans frihetsbehov och kärlekens ofrihet. Boken belönades med Bookerpriset när den kom ut 1983. [Publit]
Teacher man : a memoir by Frank McCourt( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Swedish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The author describes his coming of age as a teacher, storyteller, and writer, a personal journey during which he spent fifteen years finding his voice in the classroom, and came to terms with the undervalued importance of teaching
Dusklands by J. M Coetzee( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Two distinct narratives tell of an investigation into psychological warfare in Vietnam and an eighteenth-century conflict between Dutch settlers in southern Africa and the native Hottentots
Killer on the road by James Ellroy( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Swedish and held by 4 libraries worldwide
With carnal tendencies forged in the fires of L.A.'s Charles Manson hysteria, Martin Michael Plunkett comes to San Francisco--and submits to savage and terrible impulses that reveal to him his true vocation as a pure and perfect murderer
 
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Alternative Names
Thomas Preis Swedish translator
Thomas Preis Zweeds vertaler
Languages
Swedish (80)
English (1)
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