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Parks, Tim

Works: 137 works in 1,143 publications in 14 languages and 25,835 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Travel writing  Short stories  Utopian fiction  Fantasy fiction  Black humor 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, 195, Other, Editor
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tim Parks
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence by Tim Parks( Book )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their name is a byword for immense wealth and power, but before their renown as art patrons and noblemen, the Medicis built their fortune on banking. Banking in the fifteenth century, even at the height of the Renaissance, meant running afoul of the Catholic Church's prohibition against usury. It required more than merely financial skills to make a profit, and the legendary Medicis--most famously Cosimo and Lorenzo ("the Magnificent")--were masterly at the political, diplomatic, military, and even metaphysical tools that were needed to maintain their family's position. Parks uncovers the intrigues, dodges, and moral qualities that gave the Medicis their edge. Evoking the richness of the Florentine Renaissance and the Medicis' glittering circle, replete with artists, popes, and kings, Medici Money is a look into the origins of modern banking and its troubled relationship with art and religion. --From publisher description
Rapids : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapids is a riveting white-water ride down a raging river in the Italian Alps, pitting people against Nature
Europa by Tim Parks( Book )

46 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on Jerry Marlow, suffering the torment of physical proximity to a woman who jilted him and whom he still loves. The two are among a group of teachers from Milan, making a bus trip to the European parliament in Strasbourg. By the author of Tongues of Flame
Cleaver : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

44 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why would a man who has it all suddenly turn his back on the world at the height of his power? A celebrated journalist, broadcaster, and documentary filmmaker, Harold Cleaver has just trounced the president in a damning television interview. But balancing Cleaver's success is the unbearable scrutiny of his elder son's equally damning roman à clef, Under His Shadow. Overweight and overwrought, Cleaver abruptly abandons his home, his wife, his mistresses, and, above all, television, the glowing box that brought him identity and power. He retreats high into the mountains to evade the numbing
Sex is forbidden : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

37 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman trying to decide between two lovers works as a server at a Buddhist retreat where she hopes she too can find some enlightenment
Judge Savage by Tim Parks( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Savage har kostskolebaggrund og flot uddannelse - og han er sort. Men hans fine udnævnelse til Crown Court-dommer bringer ham ikke nærmere til konen og teenagebørnene. Og mens han optrevler indviklede sager i retten, bliver hans eget liv mere og mere kompliceret i en verden han ikke længere kan overskue
Juggling the stars by Tim Parks( Book )

46 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morris Duckworth, an English teacher in Verona, kidnaps a seventeen-year-old student, but she sees it as an elopement
Numbers in the dark : and other stories by Italo Calvino( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several dozen stories by the late Italian writer. In Nothing and Not Much, a creature which witnessed the birth of the world describes the event, Henry Ford is an analysis of a captain of capitalism, and in Beheading the Heads, politicians are regularly executed to keep them on their toes
Where I'm reading from : the changing world of books by Tim Parks( Book )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and German and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do we need fiction? Why do books need to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Why should a group of aging Swedish men determine what "world" literature is best? Do books change anything? Did they use to? Do we read to challenge our vision of the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other? In Where I'm Reading From, the internationally acclaimed novelist and critic Tim Parks ranges over a lifetime of critical reading--from Leopardi, Dickens and Chekhov, to Woolf, Lawrence and Bernhard, and on to contemporary work by Jonathan Franzen, Peter Stamm, and many others--to overturn many of our long-held assumptions about literature and its purpose. Taking the form of thirty-eight interlocking essays, Where I'm Reading From examines the rise of the "global" novel and the disappearance of literary styles that do not travel; the changing vocation of the writer today; the increasingly paradoxical effects of translation; the shifting expectations we bring to fiction; the growing stasis of literary criticism; and the problematic relationship between writers' lives and their work. In the end Parks wonders whether writers--and readers--can escape the twin pressures of the new global system and the novel that has become its emblematic genre."--
Destiny by Tim Parks( Book )

37 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suicide of his teenage son causes British journalist Christopher Burton to examine his own life
Tongues of flame by Tim Parks( Book )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zibaldone by Giacomo Leopardi( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revenge-Revenge is so sweet one often wishes to be insulted so as to be able to take revenge, and I don't mean just by an old enemy, but anyone, or even (especially when in a really bad mood) by a friend.-from Passions The extraordinary quality of Giacomo Leopardi's writing and the innovative nature of his thought were never fully recognized in his lifetime. Zibaldone, his 4,500-page intellectual diary-a vast collection of thoughts on philosophy, civilization, literary criticism, linguistics, humankind and its vanities, and other varied topics-remained unpublished until more than a half-century after his death. But shortly before he died, Leopardi began to organize a small, thematic collection of his writings in an attempt to give structure and system to his philosophical musings. Now freshly translated into English by master translator, novelist, and critic Tim Parks, Leopardi's Passions presents 164 entries reflecting the full breadth of human passion. The volume offers a fascinating introduction to Leopardi's arguments and insights, as well as a glimpse of the concerns of thinkers to come, among them Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, Wittgenstein, Gadda, and Beckett"--
Mimi's ghost by Tim Parks( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Morris can't get over Mimi. But then, he should have thought of that before he kidnapped and killed her. Two years ago, the Italian girl eloped with him. Even as Morris turned elopement into kidnap, writing ransom notes and collecting the cash, he was also falling deeply, genuinely in love."--Jacket
Shear by Tim Parks( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a Mediterranean island, geologist Peter Nichols must do a lot of juggling as he investigates the death of a quarry employee. There is the mistress he brought along, there is the daughter of the quarry owner--who seduces him so he will write an exonerating report--there is the dead man's beautiful widow and there are the faxes from Nichols' pregnant wife. By the author of Juggling the Stars
Ka by Roberto Calasso( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Tamil and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of Indian myths in which gods and humans take part in fantastic events, from which morals are drawn. In one story, a king's wife copulates with a dead horse, another tells who created Death. By an Italian writer, author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
The prince and the discourses by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An infamous Renaissance classic, The Prince shocked Europe upon publication with its ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccolo Machiavelli even came to be regarded by some as an agent of the Devel, his name taken for the intriguer "Machevill" of Jacobean tragedy. For his treatise on statecraft Machiavelli drew upon his own experience of office under the turbulent Florentine republic, rejecting traditional values of political theory and recognizing the complicated, transient nature of political life. Concerned not with lofty ideals, but with a regime that would last, The Prince has become the Bible of realpolitik, and still retains its power to alarm and instruct"--Page 2 of cover
The complete cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Italo Calvino's cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earth's first dawn. Exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe, these beloved tales relate complex scientific concepts to our common sensory, emotional, human world."--Publisher's description
Goodness by Tim Parks( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 30-årig mand beretter sit livs historie. Rationelt og pragmatisk behandler han alle konflikter, og står derfor helt forsvarsløs, da hans kone føder et svært handicappet barn
Painting death : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morris Duckworth has a dark past. Having married and murdered his way into a wealthy Italian family he has long left aside the paperweight and the pillow to become a respected member of Veronese business life. But it's not enough. Never satisfied with being anything short of the best, he comes up with a plan to put on the most exciting art exhibition of the decade, based on a subject close to his heart: killing. All the great slaughters of scripture and classical times will be on show, from Cain and Abel, to Brutus and Caesar. But as Morris meets stiff resistance from the Neapolitan director of Verona's Castelvecchio museum, everything starts to unravel around him. His children are rebelling, his mistress is asking for more than he wants to give, his wife is increasingly attached to her ageing confessor, and worst of all it's getting harder and harder to ignore the ghosts that swirl around him, and the skeletons rattling in every cupboard. The shame of it is that Morris Arthur Duckworth really did not want to have to kill again
Home thoughts by Tim Parks( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence
Rapids : a novelEuropaCleaver : a novelJudge SavageJuggling the starsNumbers in the dark : and other storiesDestinyTongues of flame
Alternative Names

controlled identityMacDowell, John, 1954-

Mac Dowell, John 1954-

MacDowell, John.

MacDowell, John 1954-

Parks, Tim, 1954-

Parks, Timothy.

Parks Timothy 1954-....

Parks, Timothy Harold 1954-

Parksas Timas

Pārkss, Tims, 1954-

Tim Parks écrivain britannique

Tim Parks englischer Schriftsteller und Literaturwissenschaftler

Tim Parks escritor británico

Tim Parks schrijver uit Engeland

Tim Parks scrittore e giornalista inglese

Тим Паркс британский писатель

פרקס, טים

פרקס, טים. רז ענת

팀, 팍스 1954-

파크스, 팀 1954-

팍스, 팀 1954-


パークス, ティム

English (573)

German (63)

Italian (45)

Dutch (33)

French (12)

Turkish (4)

Polish (3)

Spanish (3)

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