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Markovits, Benjamin

Works: 13 works in 128 publications in 5 languages and 3,092 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Sports fiction  History  Autobiographical fiction  Music 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3613.A7543, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Benjamin Markovits
Most widely held works by Benjamin Markovits
A quiet adjustment : a novel by Benjamin Markovits( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional tale of the relationship between Lord Byron, his half-sister Augusta, and his wife Annabella, from Annabella's point of view that covers their troubled marriage and Lord Byron's scandalous affair with Augusta
Imposture by Benjamin Markovits( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel begins in deception and ends in tragedy. Bookish Eliza Esmond, having forever lived in the shadow of her prettier sister, has a chance encounter with famed writer and legendary lover Lord Byron outside a London bookstore and is thrilled when their brief conversation turns, over time, into his pursuit of her. Unfortunately for Eliza, her Byron isn't the real Byron; he's John Polidori, a bumbling doctor with literary aspirations who had worked as Lord Byron's physician
You don't have to live like this : a novel by Benjamin Markovits( Book )

24 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years out of Yale, with an extra degree from Oxford, and all Greg Marnier has to show for it is a rambling academic career that has landed him in Aberystwyth. At his college reunion, jetlagged and drunk, he runs into an old friend who offers him an extraordinary way out
Fathers and daughters : a novel by Benjamin Markovits( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The father-daughter relationships of three daughters and a student at a wealthy New York private school are tested by a romance, an unknown offspring from a past affair, a custody dispute, and a terminal illness
Playing days : a novel by Benjamin Markovits( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playing Days is a Sports Novel of sorts; though this should not deter the less athletic reader. For at every quiet turn of this unlikely bildungsroman, set against the basketball courts of a small German town, Benjamin Markovits frustrates generic convention
The Syme papers : a novel by Benjamin Markovits( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and German and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Douglas Pitt is a man obsessed. Laughed at, mocked, and dismissed at every turn, Pitt has spent the best part of an unremarkable academic career attempting to prove the genius of Samuel Highgate Syme (b. 1794, Baltimore; soldier, geologist, inventor). Pitt's postulation is simple enough: that Syme, through some fault, wrong-doing, conspiracy or mischance, has not been credited with the recognition he deserves for hitting upon a key discovery in the advance of modern science - the theory of continental drift." "Lacking the crucial last piece of the puzzle to convince his peers and normalize his family life, Pitt finally stumbles into the good fortune he hopes will make his name: he uncovers a contemporary manuscript written by a fledgling German scientist, Friedrich Muller, which recounts a year (1826) in the company of the irrepressible Syme." "Switching between these beguiling and colourful narratives, The Syme Papers takes the reader on an odyssey into the heart of Maryland and Virginia in the 1820s by way of London and Texas today. An epic stew of intellectual procrastination, early nineteenth-century picaresque and late twentieth-century angst, it is a novel of genius and failure; of a man who thought he could prove the world was hollow, and in the glorious process of discovery, broke his own heart."--BOOK JACKET
A weekend in New York by Benjamin Markovits( Book )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ben Markovits' ambitious new fictional tetralogy immerses us in the lives of an upper-middle-class New York family, the Essingers, over multiple generations. In A Weekend In New York, the brilliant first novel in the quartet, Markovits vividly charts the experiences of mid-ranking tennis professional Paul Essinger at the ATP Tour and US Open. In stylishly compelling prose, Markovits interweaves the insular domesticity of family life with the sweeping forces shaping American society to create a deeply intimate - yet uncompromisingly political - portrait of America."--Publisher's description
Alchemy : [writers on truth, lies and fiction] by Iain Sinclair( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We live in a world of docu-drama, in which the 'real-life' story is held in higher regard than fiction. Where does this leave the imagination? Five writesr grapple with reality and fiction, and the alchemical process of turning life into art. ..."--Back cover
Childish loves by Benjamin Markovits( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the narrator of "Childish Loves" inherits a colleague Peter's writings on Lord Byron, he finds himself acting as a literary sleuth. Sorting through boxes of manuscripts he reads between the lines of these scandalous, Byron-inspired stories, meets with the Society for the Publication of the Dead, and tracks down people from Peter's past in an effort to untangle rumour from reality. In the process, he crafts a masterful story-within-a-story that turns on uncomfortable questions about childhood and sexual awakening, innocence and attraction, while exploring the lives of three very different writers and their brushes with success and failure in both literature and life
Un gioco da grandi by Benjamin Markovits( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fathers : the men who made us( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fathers & daughters by Benjamin Markovits( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Granta 104 : Fathers by Alexander Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a time when literary memoir is more popular than ever before, Grata 104 has searched far and wide to bring you some of the most exciting stories about fathers and 'fatherhood' by the best writers writing today
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ImpostureFathers and daughters : a novelPlaying days : a novelThe Syme papers : a novelChildish lovesFathers : the men who made usFathers & daughtersGranta 104 : Fathers
Alternative Names
Benjamin Markovits American literary critic and writer

Benjamin Markovits Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Markovits, Ben

English (105)

French (12)

German (3)

Italian (3)

Spanish (2)