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Michael Frayn

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Michael Frayn is the author of the award-winning "Copenhagen" & twelve other plays, including "Noises Off". The most recent of his nine novels is "Headlong", a New York Times Editor's Choice & Booker Prize finalist. He lives in London. (Bowker Author Biography)


Verk av Michael Frayn

Med huvudet före : roman (1999) 1,673 exemplar
Spioner : [roman] (2002) 1,545 exemplar
Copenhagen (1998) 1,094 exemplar
Noises Off (1982) 579 exemplar
Skios (2012) 550 exemplar
Towards the End of the Morning (1967) 383 exemplar
A Landing on the Sun (1991) 247 exemplar
The Tin Men (1965) 207 exemplar
The Trick of It (1989) 206 exemplar
The Russian Interpreter (1966) 154 exemplar
Det blir en gång (1968) 141 exemplar
Sweet Dreams (1973) 130 exemplar
Now You Know (1993) 109 exemplar
My Father's Fortune: A Life (2010) 104 exemplar
Democracy: A Play (2003) 98 exemplar
Great Railway Journeys of the World (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 98 exemplar
Wild Honey (1984) — Adaptor — 93 exemplar
Noises Off [1992 film] (1992) — Writer — 78 exemplar
Clockwise [1986 film] (1986) — Writer — 38 exemplar
Constructions (1974) 31 exemplar
The Original Michael Frayn (1983) 30 exemplar
Collected Columns (2008) 27 exemplar
Alphabetical Order (1976) 20 exemplar
Stage Directions (2008) 19 exemplar
Clockwise (1986) 18 exemplar
The Additional Michael Frayn (2000) 14 exemplar
Clouds (1977) 13 exemplar
Two of Us (1970) 13 exemplar
Make and Break (1980) 12 exemplar
The Day of the Dog (1963) 12 exemplar
The Book of Fub (1900) 11 exemplar
Afterlife (2008) 11 exemplar
Against Entropy (1967) 10 exemplar
Audience: A Play in One Act (1991) 9 exemplar
Balmoral (1987) 8 exemplar
Look Look (1990) 8 exemplar
Magic Mobile (2020) 6 exemplar
First and last (1989) 5 exemplar
Here: A Play in Two Acts (1993) 5 exemplar
At Bay in Gear Street (1967) 5 exemplar
On the Outskirts 4 exemplar
Donkeys' Years (1977) 4 exemplar
Pel davant... i pel darrera (1987) 1 exemplar

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Tre systrar (1901) — Översättare, vissa utgåvor1,049 exemplar
Onkel Vanja (1897) — Översättare, vissa utgåvor904 exemplar
The Complete Beyond the Fringe (1987) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor91 exemplar
The Best of Beachcomber (1988) — Redaktör, vissa utgåvor50 exemplar
Number One: A Play (1985) — Översättare, vissa utgåvor4 exemplar
Michael Frayn: Democracy [theatre programme] — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Michael Frayn : Noises Off [theatre programme] (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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Skios by Michael Frayn i Booker Prize (augusti 2013)


This is a rare reread for me, which I mean to but rarely do. It's a short, dated-yet-relevant satire on academia & academics, technology, bureaucracy, etc., etc. It's set around the privately sponsored, new ethics wing of a robotics research institute, due to be opened by the Queen. That sets pretty much everything up - and the book is pretty much a brisk romp through the different permutations of personality clashes and misunderstandings that that scenario offers.

There's just enough philosophizing on computer consciousness, and axiomatic ethics, and computer-generated English to give this book more serious literary pretensions than, say, a Tom Sharpe, but I'd say that's the book's closest cousin.

There's a lot to admire and respect in this book, and there's a lot more to enjoy. Overall, the humour can be a little over-egged here and there, and the situations can boil over into farce, but it manages to hold itself up as a slight novel of ideas.
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thisisstephenbetts | 4 andra recensioner | Nov 25, 2023 |
Lost old art work found in dusty old corner. Is one actually valuable?
JimandMary69 | 44 andra recensioner | Aug 21, 2023 |
A strangely detached, yet gripping story of wartime childhood secrets, told by Stephen Wheatley with fifty years hindsight. The framing device of the return trip to his childhood home is usefully deployed to obtain perspective and the ability to analyse what is now the past. And the story itself is beautifully and masterfully told, even if the level of detail recalled seems unrealistic to me.
As John Updike puts in his 2002 New Yorker review:
Aside from the understated tact and ingenuity of its mystery plot, Frayn's novel excels in its rendering of the power of early impressions, a power that fetishizes and eternalizes such modest phenomena as certain vague smells, certain details of dress coded with signs of class and origin, certain sounds betraying the life in other houses, certain coveted elegancies...
The book is a wonderfully wrought story, although the pace of the plot is somewhat too fast towards the end compared to the leisurely start.
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CarltonC | 40 andra recensioner | Jul 23, 2023 |
Important subject and literary does not equal a great play...
Mcdede | 29 andra recensioner | Jul 19, 2023 |



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