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Ondaatje, Michael 1943-

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The English patient : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

429 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in 27 languages and held by 7,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Booker Prize-winning novel, now a critically acclaimed major motion picture, starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Kristin Scott Thomas. With ravishing beauty and unsettling intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an Italian villa at the end of World War II. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip: each is haunted by the riddle of the English patient, the nameless, burned man who lies in an upstairs room and whose memories of passion, betrayal, and rescue illuminates this book like flashes of heat lightening
Anil's ghost by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

155 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in 24 languages and held by 4,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is our own time. The place is Sri Lanka, the island nation formerly known as Ceylon, off the southern tip of India, a country steeped in centuries of cultural achievement and tradition--and forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war and the consequences of a country divided against itself. Into this maelstrom steps a young woman, Anil Tessera, born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to work with local officials to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island
The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

107 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 4,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--As far from the Captain's Table as can be--with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: one man talks with them about jazz and women, another opens the door to the world of literature. The narrator's elusive, beautiful cousin Emily becomes his confidante, allowing him to see himself "with a distant eye" for the first time, and to feel the first stirring of desire. Another Cat's Table denizen, the shadowy Miss Lasqueti, is perhaps more than what she seems. And very late every night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. As the narrative moves between the decks and holds of the ship and the boy's adult years, it tells a spellbinding story--by turns poignant and electrifying--about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

122 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in 18 languages and held by 3,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing the violence that destroyed her family and separated her from her sister Claire and Coop, an enigmatic young man who lives with them, Anna finds refuge in an isolated house in south-central France, while she struggles to reconcile the past and present
Warlight : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

59 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just after World War II, 14-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time
In the skin of a lion : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

143 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 2,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Coming through slaughter by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

111 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of jazz musician, Buddy Bolden, and New Orleans in 1900
The collected works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

88 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Bonney a.k.a. "Billy the Kid," killed his first man when he was twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had, by his own reckoning, slain 19 more. In the intervening years he had become "Billy the Kid," bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint. Drawing on contemporary accounts, photographs, dime novels and his own imagination, Michael Ondaatje takes you inside the mind of Billy the Kid, tracing his bloody passage across the blasted landscape of New Mexico, through the battles with his captorand eventual killer, Pat Garrett and through the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth
Handwriting : poems by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poems by a Canadian writer from Sri Lanka. In The First Rule of Sinhalese Architecture, he writes: "Never build three doors / in a straight line / A devil might rush / through them /deep into your house, / into your life."
The conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing film by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

64 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations, over the course of a year, between the author and Walter Murch
The cinnamon peeler : selected poems by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

54 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Ondaatje's new selected poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection, Secular Love. These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high praise for this truly original poet and novelist
Warlight : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

26 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we follow the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time
The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--As far from the Captain's Table as can be, with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys. As the ship makes its way into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another
The English patient by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

116 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, a complicated WWII saga told in flashback sequences. Best Picture, Best Director-Anthony Minghella, and Best Supporting Actress-Juliette Binoche. Includes exclusive bonus material and special packaging
The English patient by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

62 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four damaged lives come together during the aftermath of World War II in an abandoned villa in Italy
From Ink Lake : an anthology of Canadian short stories by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

37 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly acclaimed anthology is an unexpected and discerning mix of traditional short stories and untraditional tales, as selected by one of Canada's most beloved writers, Michael Ondaatje. He has chosen 49 stories by a wide array of writers including Alistair MacLeod, Margaret Laurence, Carol Shields, Dionne Brand, Mavis Gallant, Stephen Leacock, Glenn Gould, Alice Munro, Rohinton Mistry, David Adams Richards and many more. Full of diversity and surprise, these writings reveal the geographical, emotional and literary range of the country. Above all, Michael Ondaatje's personal selection offers good reading and great entertainment
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In California, then the Nevada casino's, 1970 a makeshift family of a father, daughter, adopted daughter and farm hand's lives are shattered by a traumatic event and they are sent off on separate courses
There's a trick with a knife I'm learning to do : poems, 1963-1978 by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ondaatje is obsessed with the relationship and interdependence of the worlds of man and nature. Winner of the 1979 Governor General's Award for Poetry
Anil's ghost by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When bodies are discovered on the island of Sri Lanka, Anil Tissera, a forensic anthropologist, born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, is sent by an international human rights group to work with local officials to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island
Lost classics by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays from leading writers on books, "that have inspired and influenced, but are no longer available, hard to find, or sadly under-appreciated."
 
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The English patient : a novel
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Anil's ghostThe cat's tableDivisaderoIn the skin of a lion : a novelComing through slaughterThe collected works of Billy the KidHandwriting : poemsThe conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing film
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Ondaṭyeh, Maiḳl 1943-

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Uwndātǧī, Māykil 1943-

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