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Christopher, Nicholas

Overview
Works: 33 works in 165 publications in 7 languages and 7,526 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Action and adventure fiction  History  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Poetry  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Actor, Performer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3553.H754, 791.43655
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Nicholas Christopher
 
Most widely held works by Nicholas Christopher
Somewhere in the night : film noir and the American city by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed novelist and poet Nicholas Christopher explores the cultural identity of film noir in a seamless, elegant, and enchanting work of literary prose. Examining virtually the entire catalogue of film noir, Christopher identifies the central motif as the urban labyrinth, a place infested with psychosis, anxiety, and existential dread in which the noir hero embarks on a dangerously illuminating quest. With acute sensitivity, he shows how technical devices such as lighting, voice over, and editing tempo are deployed to create the film noir world. Somewhere in the Night guides us through the architecture of this imaginary world, be it shot in New York or Los Angeles, relating its elements to the ancient cultural archetypes that prefigure it. Finally, Christopher builds an explanation of why film noir not only lives on but is currently enjoying a renaissance
The bestiary : a novel by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale that is at once a fantastical historical mystery, a haunting love story, and a glimpse into the uncanny. Xeno Atlas grows up in the Bronx, his Sicilian grandmother's stories of animal spirits his only escape from the legacy of his mother's early death and his stern father's long absences. Shunted off to an isolated boarding school, Xeno turns his fascination with animals into a personal obsession: his search for the medieval Caravan Bestiary, lost for eight hundred years, which supposedly details the animals not granted passage on the Ark--griffins, hippogriffs, manticores, and basilisks--the vanished remnants of a lost world. Xeno's quest takes him from the tenements of New York to the jungles of Vietnam to the ancient libraries of Europe--but it is only by riddling out his own family secrets that he can hope to find what he is looking for.--From publisher description
The true adventures of Nicolò Zen : a novel by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Orphan Nicolo Zen is all alone in 1700s Venice, save for his clarinet, enchanted by a mysterious magician to allow its first player to perform expertly. Soon Nicolo is a famous virtuoso, wealthy beyond his dreams, but he can't stop wondering if he earned the success -- or the girl he met in Venice is safe from the harm"--
Veronica : a novel by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York, a photographer meets a beautiful woman who is a magician and becomes involved in an operation to bring back her father from another reality. The father disappeared during a time-travel show, the result of a trick by an enemy magician. The lady magician sends the photographer back in time to look for him and during his search he witnesses famous historical events, all the time pursued by agents of the enemy magician. By the author of The Soloist
Tiger rag : a novel by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in German and English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faced with her disintegrating family life, Dr. Ruby Cardillo enlists her daughter to accompany her on a trip up the East Coast to discover her family's ties to a long-rumored Edison cylinder recording of jazz musician Buddy Bolden
Under 35 : the new generation of American poets( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walk on the wild side : urban American poetry since 1975 by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 115 poems by sixty poets representing more than twenty cities across the United States
Franklin flyer by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this shimmering work of fiction, Nicholas Christopher follows the remarkable life of Franklin Flyer'a restless young inventor named after the train on which he was born'through the tumultuous years of the Great Depression, into the Second World War. Raised by his suffragette aunt, at various times a vagabond and tycoon, Franklin travels across the U.S.A and around the globe, seeking adventure and enlightenment, charting his fate by pursuing the unexpected. He encounters a glittering cast of characters: among them Rita Hayworth, Josephine Baker, OSS founder "Wild Bill" Donovan, and a host of political zealots, opportunists, and dreamers thrown together in a world on the brink of collapse. With each new invention'devices that help to revolutionize everything from early television to the technology with which the Allies respond to the Axis powers'Franklin makes his mark. Gaining fame and fortune, he also suffers terrible heartbreak, and through numerous transformations discovers that a man's own life is truly his most difficult, and rewarding, invention. A brisk, vivid blend of history and imagination, Franklin Flyer brings to life an American hero as unforgettable as his times. From the Hardcover edition
A short history of the island of butterflies : poems by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation of the night sky : poems by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new collection of poems from the "magic realist" poet
Crossing the Equator : new and selected poems, 1972-2004 by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a collection of poems that explore urban life, travel, and the depths of the human experience
On tour with Rita : poems by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate characters : a novella in verse & other poems by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atomic Field : two poems by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The soloist by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year of the comet : poems by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After his success with Desperate Characters (LJ 9/1/88), a novella-in-verse, Christopher has returned to his lyric mode, characterized by short, unadorned lines and lots of kinky, almost surreal detail. He likes to jazz up his poems with ''girls, '' who often seem to be dropped into the landscape: ''In summer a girl sat/ there every afternoon/ in a yellow bikini, / fedora, and wraparound/ sunglasses . . ./ drinking Campari.'' ''Girls'' also appear naked, wearing turbans, as comic strip characters, as lovers, as barefoot beggars, in silk pantaloons, in Columbus's dreams, in red leather, raped by imperialists, and made up as Mussolini, and Christopher's campy way of being serious can grow tiresome. But there are some gems here--''On the Peninsula, '' for example, in which a sensuous sea floor of torch-lit fish and yellow crabs become ''where our bodies, locked fast, /turn under a blue sheet.''-- Ellen Kauf man, Dewey Ballantine Law Lib., New York (fantasticfiction.co.uk)
5° & other poems by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume also contains twenty-five new lyric and narrative poems, with subjects ranging from Vietnam and Bosnia to life on remote Pacific islands, from the elegiac to the surreal. Most of these poems first appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation, and The Paris Review. Anthony Hecht has written that "Christopher's poetry is not merely extraordinarily good, but seems altogether in a class by itself." And in this, his fifth volume of poetry in twelve years, Christopher has further established himself as one of America's most distinguished and original poets
On Jupiter place : poems by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known as a novelist, Nicholas Christopher began publishing poems in The New Yorker in his twenties, and has published eight collections, praised over the years by poets and critics as being among America's most important poets. Reviewing his selected poems, Crossing the Equator, published eight years ago, The Washington Post said, "To read his richly honed and sensuous work, which has so much tensile strength, is to visit other worlds and then to return to our own disturbed by time, but also refreshed and reawakened." On Jupiter Place is his first book since that collection, and it contains material that is perhaps his most personal, autobiographical and intimate work yet. Beautifully made and carefully constructed, one might be reminded of Keats thinking that his poems were "little machines" of feeling. And everywhere in this book are moments of disorientation, where the wonder of the poem transcends understanding and leads its readers back into themselves slightly startled and richer for the effort. As Merwin has written, "his poems are vibrant with light and the surprise of recognition. He shows us again and again the luminous nature of the familiar." The Washington Post, reviewing his Crossing the Equator: New & Selected Poems, reported that "Nicholas Christopher is a fabulist ... His fiction often puts me in mind of Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino, two time-travelers who are his great precursors. His poetry tends to build on the work of Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop and James Merrill. Like them, he has a taste for the exotic, the faraway, the displaced, the imaginary
Sustainable agriculture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inside look at an organic farm and organic retail store, discussing day-to-day challenges and rewards. Includes information on fields of study and areas of interest related to organic farming
A trip to the stars by Nicholas Christopher( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alors qu'il visite le planétarium avec sa tante par adoption Alma, Loren, 10 ans, est kidnappé et conduit devant un homme qui se présente comme son grand-oncle de sang. Il devient Enzo et reprend sa place au sein de la famille. Dès lors, le roman mêle deux récits : d'un côté, Enzo grandit dans le monde étrange de l'hôtel Canopus ; de l'autre, Alma, rongée par la culpabilité, part sur les routes
 
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Somewhere in the night : film noir and the American city
Alternative Names
Nicholas Christopher Amerikaans romanschrijver

نیکولاس کریستوفر

Languages
English (129)

German (12)

Turkish (2)

Polish (2)

French (1)

Serbian (1)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The bestiary : a novelVeronica : a novelWalk on the wild side : urban American poetry since 1975Franklin flyerThe creation of the night sky : poemsCrossing the Equator : new and selected poems, 1972-2004Desperate characters : a novella in verse & other poemsAtomic Field : two poems