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Michael Ondaatje

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Michael Ondaatje was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on September 12, 1943. He moved to Canada in 1962 and became a Canadian citizen. He received a B.A. from the University of Toronto and a M.A. from Queen's University, Kingston, and taught English at York University. He has written several volumes visa mer of poetry, novels, and other works including There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do, The Dainty Monsters, Rat Jelly, Coming through Slaughter, Running in the Family, In the Skin of a Lion, Anil's Ghost, and The Cat's Table. His title, Warlight, made the bestseller list in 2018. Ondaatje has won numerous awards including the Canadian Governor General's Award in 1971 for The Collected Works of Billy the Kid and the Booker Prize in Fiction for The English Patient, which was adapted into a film in 1996. (Bowker Author Biography) Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka. He now lives in Toronto. (Publisher Provided) visa färre
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Verk av Michael Ondaatje

The English Patient (1992) 11,397 exemplar
Anils skugga : roman (2000) 3,930 exemplar
I skepnad av ett lejon (1987) 2,767 exemplar
Kattens bord (2011) 2,377 exemplar
Divisadero : Annas bok (2007) 2,294 exemplar
Warlight (2018) 1,963 exemplar
Resan hem (1982) 1,669 exemplar
Buddy Bolden blues - En jazzlegend (1976) 1,427 exemplar
Handwriting (1998) 400 exemplar
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (1990) — Redaktör — 124 exemplar
The Elimination Dance (1980) 54 exemplar
Secular Love (1847) 54 exemplar
The Story (2005) 38 exemplar
Rat Jelly (1973) 35 exemplar
Vintage Ondaatje (2004) 27 exemplar
The Dainty Monsters (1967) 25 exemplar
The Man with Seven Toes (1969) 15 exemplar
Leonard Cohen (1970) 12 exemplar
Ondaatje Collection (1997) 11 exemplar
The Long poem anthology (1979) 8 exemplar
Brick 78 - A Literary Journal (2006) — Redaktör — 3 exemplar
Tin roof (2012) 1 exemplar
Stůl v koutě (2013) 1 exemplar
Cosas de familia 1 exemplar
CLAUDE GLASS. 1 exemplar
13 dikt om familien (2009) 1 exemplar
Two poems 1 exemplar
Personal Fictions 1 exemplar
Light 1 exemplar

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McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 331 exemplar
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 293 exemplar
Granta 57: India! The Golden Jubilee (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 201 exemplar
Emergency Kit (1996) — Bidragsgivare, vissa utgåvor108 exemplar
Story-Wallah: Short Fiction from South Asian Writers (2004) — Bidragsgivare — 96 exemplar
Ground Works: Avante-Garde for Thee (2002) — Bidragsgivare — 35 exemplar
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 32 exemplar
One World of Literature (1992) — Bidragsgivare — 23 exemplar
Periodics, Number 5, Spring 1979 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar


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January 2013: Michael Ondaatje i Monthly Author Reads (februari 2013)


Gulped this book down, a tale of two families in "Cataract City", a.k.a. Niagara Falls. One man succeeds, whatever that means, another fights his disadvantages. The descriptions of the city place you right there, the grit and the falls mist washing over your face.
Very well written - you don't pause and admire, but you run right along with the author, enjoying yourself all the way. Recommended.
Dabble58 | 130 andra recensioner | Nov 11, 2023 |
I needed to stay focused, to keep track of the changing locations and time passing. The story held me, so that wasn't difficult. What was difficult was not really knowing anything about the time, place, and events that this story concerns.
I'm sorry I didn't write a review immediately after reading, as my full impressions have seeped through the spaces in my memory. I did mark it as a keeper, so I know I hoped to read it again.
juniperSun | 96 andra recensioner | Oct 22, 2023 |
Few books are felt as much as read, but The English Patient falls into this category. Like the film, it is hauntingly beautiful, but for slightly different reasons. The story of people haunted by love and war, their damaged souls converging at a villa in Italy, remains, but the focus and method in which the story is told on paper is filled with poetic passages, and stunning beauty.

The passages are like water moving to and fro over rocks, shifting back and forth in time so that the beauty beneath can still be seen, but as a shimmering mirage in the desert. It is a strange instance where it is almost recommended that you see the film first in order to appreciate more clearly in your mind the characters as their stories unfold.

Whereas the film focused more on the burned Almasy and his memories of the unending African desert, where he would meet the enigmatic and beautiful Katherine Clifton, sealing the fate which would leave him a charred and hollow shell of his former self, Hanah is the focal point of Ondaatje's lovely poetic prose in the novel. You can almost feel the ghosts hovering over each character as Ondaatje paints a masterpiece with words rather than a brush.

Deeply romantic and lyrical, it is the same story as told in the film, but a more impressionistic and less linear portrait of love and loss. The book is like a delicate flower just beneath the water's surface, its beauty evident but achingly kept just out of reach. The film brought the flower into the sun so we could enjoy its texture and fragrance in more visceral fashion. Both are magnificent, just a different picture of the same flower.

If you loved the film, you must read the book. It is a hauntingly beautiful novel different from anything else you'll ever read. Literary fiction can often be dry and unrewarding, a lot of beautiful words and lovely phrases meant to impress us, but all too often leaving us cold and disinterested. Such is not the case here. This is a perfect storm of prose and story achieved only once by Ondaatje. A masterwork of rich and evocative prose that will surely touch the heart, an organ of fire.
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Matt_Ransom | 170 andra recensioner | Oct 6, 2023 |
FROM AMAZON: Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth.

Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient.
Gmomaj | 43 andra recensioner | Sep 8, 2023 |


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