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Brock, Geoffrey 1964-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 105 publications in 1 language and 5,787 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Fairy tales  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Picture books  Readers (Publications)  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: PZ8.C7, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Brock
The mysterious flame of Queen Loana : an illustrated novel by Umberto Eco( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yambo a rare book dealer in Milan, has amnesia. To retrieve his memory he searches through old newspapers, records, photo albums, diaries and relives the story of his generation. His memories run wild and life races before his eyes
The mysterious flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When book dealer Yambo suffers amnesia, he loses all sense of who he is, but retains memories of all the books, poems, songs and movies he has ever experienced. To reclaim his identity, he retreats to the family home and rummaged through the old letters, photographs and mementos stored in the attic. Yambo's mind swirls with thoughts, and he struggles to retrieve the one memory that may be most sacred--that of Lila Saba, his first love
Skylark farm by Antonia Arslan( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1915, Yerwant is planning to return to Turkey from his home in Venice after being away for forty years, but his plans are ruined by the entrance of Italy into World War I and the genocide of Armenians, including his family
The FSG book of twentieth-century Italian poetry : an anthology( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a sample of twentieth-century Italian poems from seventy-three authors with English translations on facing pages
Disaffections : complete poems, 1930-1950 by Cesare Pavese( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinocchio, a wooden puppet full of tricks and mischief, with a talent for getting into and out of trouble, wants more than anything else to become a real boy
The adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though one of the best-know books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown - linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi's splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in becoming a "real boy." Yet it is hardly a sentimental or morally improving tale. To the contrary, Pinocchio is one of the great subversives of the written page, a madcap genius hurtled along at the pleasure and mercy of his desires, a renegade who in many ways resembles his near contemporary Huck Finn. Pinocchio the novel, no less than Pinocchio the character, is one of the great inventions of modern literature. A sublime anomaly, the book merges the traditions of the picaresque, of street theater, and of folk and fairy tales into a work that is at once adventure, satire, and a powerful enchantment that anticipates surrealism and magical realism. Thronged with memorable characters and composed with the fluid but inevitable logic of a dream, Pinocchio is an endlessly fascinating work that is essential equipment for life.--COVER
Six memos for the next millennium by Italo Calvino( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects five of six lectures Italo Calvino was about to deliver at the time of his death in 1985
The Zürau aphorisms of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essential philosophical writings of one of the twentieth century's most influential writers are now gathered into a single volume with an introduction and afterword by the celebrated writer and Kafka scholar Roberto Calasso." "Illness set him free to write a series of philosophical fragments: some narratives, some single images, some parables. These "aphorisms" appeared, sometimes with a few words changed, in other writings - some of them as posthumous fragments published only after Kafka's death in 1924. While working on K., his major book on Kafka, in the Bodleian Library, Roberto Calasso realized that the Zurau aphorisms, each written on a separate slip of very thin paper, numbered but unbound, represented something unique in Kafka's opus - a work whose form he had created simultaneously with its content." "The notebooks, freshly translated and laid out as Kafka had intended, are a distillation of Kafka at his most powerful and enigmatic. This lost jewel provides the reader with a fresh perspective on the collective work of a genius."--Jacket
The tenderness of stones by Marion Fayolle( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A surreal and stunningly beautiful graphic novel about death, mourning, and family by one of the most promising young artists working today. "We buried one of dad's lungs," announces the narrator of The Tenderness of Stones. The lung is so large it takes three men to carry it--and that is just the beginning. The family looks on as, under the dispassionate orders of anonymous white-clad strangers, their father is disassembled, piece by piece: His nose is removed from his face and tied, temporarily, to his neck; his other lung is pulled out and he is forced to lug it around in a cart; his mouth is pried off and stored away, leaving him mute. Beneath it all is one devastating truth: Soon, he will be gone entirely. Marion Fayolle is one of the most innovative young artists in contemporary comics, and in this startling, gorgeously drawn fable she offers a vision of family illness and grief that is by turns playful and profound, literal and lyrical. She captures the strange swirl of love, resentment, grief, and humor that comes as we watch a loved one transformed before our eyes, and learn to live without them"--
Weighing light : poems by Geoffrey Brock( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinocchio : the tale of a puppet by Carlo Collodi( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinocchio, a wooden puppet full of tricks and mischief, with a talent for getting into and out of trouble, wants more than anything else to become a real boy
Voices Bright Flags : poems by Geoffrey Brock( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zürau Aphorisms by Franz Kafka( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last dream by Giovanni Pascoli( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six memos for the next millennium by Italo Calvino( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the time of his death, Italo Calvino was at work on six lectures setting forth the qualities in writing he most valued, and which he believed would define literature in the century to come. Here, in Six Memos for the Next Millennium, are the five lectures he completed, forming not only a stirring defense of literature, but also an indispensable guide to the writings of Calvino himself. He devotes one "memo" each to the concepts of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, and multiplicity, drawing examples from his vast knowledge of myth, folklore, and works both ancient and modern. Readers will be astonished by the prescience of these lectures, which have only gained in relevance as Calvino's "next millennium" has dawned."
Voices Bright Flags by Geoffrey Brock( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices Bright Flags is a series of experiments in what is sometimes called public poetry, where the author's relationship with his country provides the main theme. The poems approach America from a range of perspectives - political, historical, and personal - and in a range of styles and voices, with each voice planting its own flag, as it were, implying its own America. Together the poems form a partial mosaic, a discordant chorus, a succession of conversations and quarrels between the author and the motley citizens of his imagination.--Amazon.com
Two lines : power( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East Anglian characters from bygone years by Geoffrey Brock( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colourful Kessingland Characters by Geoffrey Brock( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The mysterious flame of Queen Loana : an illustrated novel
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The mysterious flame of Queen LoanaSkylark farmThe FSG book of twentieth-century Italian poetry : an anthologyDisaffections : complete poems, 1930-1950PinocchioThe adventures of PinocchioThe Zürau aphorisms of Franz KafkaWeighing light : poems
Alternative Names
Brock, Geoff 1964-

Geoffrey Brock American writer

Geoffrey Brock Amerikaans vertaler

Geoffrey Brock écrivain américain

Geoffrey Brock escriptor estatunidenc

Geoffrey Brock escritor estadounidense

Geoffrey Brock shkrimtar amerikan

Geoffrey Brock traductor estauxunidense

Geoffrey Brock traduttore statunitense

جيوفري بروك كاتب أمريكي

Languages
English (85)