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Thomas, D. M.

Works: 218 works in 778 publications in 18 languages and 16,781 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Musical settings  Interviews  Political fiction  Music  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Translator, Other, Printer, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: PR6070.H58, 823.914
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Most widely held works by D. M Thomas
Alexander Solzhenitsyn : a century in his life by D. M Thomas( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"D. M. Thomas paints a deeply affecting portrait of the intricate relationship between Solzhenitsyn's life and his art, always framing this biography in the context of the historical times." "Indeed, Thomas tells not only the harrowing and sorrowful tale of Alexander Solzhenitsyn's life but also the painful story of Russia itself, a country perpetually at war with itself and its own diverse people. Beginning with the years of Revolution and Civil War, Solzhenitsyn's dramatic life embodies the cruelty, passion, and chaos that have characterized Russian history over the last century. Thomas's account covers extensively all the major periods of the Russian author's remarkable life, from childhood to his years in the Stalinist labor camps, his battle against censorship and his expulsion from the U.S.S.R. in 1974, and his Vermont period and return to a Russia that has shed its Communist cloak but not its dark interior."--Jacket
Ararat by D. M Thomas( Book )

50 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 12 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deels in fantasie, deels in koortsdroom improviseert een dichter afwisselend in proza en in dichtvorm hoofdzakelijk op het thema seksuele ontmoetingen die afwisselend blijk geven van impotentie en van geblaseerdheid
Pictures at an exhibition by D. M Thomas( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Hebrew and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pictures at an Exhibition opens in Auschwitz. An S.S. officer, Dr. Lorenz, suffers from severe headaches and calls upon a young Jewish Czech inmate, Galewski, whom he knows to have some understanding of Freudian theory to cure him. Starving and dressed in prison rags, Galewski soon grows accustomed to these c̀ivilized" interludes, during which he is treated to cakes, Mozart, and the Nazi's grotesque dreams. Lorenz, his pain now in periodic abatement, is sufficiently appeased to continue the sessions. More add more dependent on each other, they are soon locked in a danse macabre." "The scene then shifts to London, fifty years, later. A charismatic, aging psychoanalyst and his wife hold court over a sophisticated group of very close friends. They change partners - and identities - living out a baroque Freudian masquerade against a backdrop by Edvard Munch, to music by Gustav Mahler. As they descend, together, into a recurrent nightmare, the legacy of the Holocaust, is revealed as an explosive force in all their lives." "Masterfully suspenseful and powerfully haunting, Pictures at an Exhibition is a return for D.M. Thomas to the dark, provocative themes of The White Hotel."--Jacket
Swallow by D. M Thomas( Book )

30 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a fictional Olympiad in Finland, competitors spontaneously narrate long, intricate tales that are judged for artistic quality
Sphinx by D. M Thomas( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Italian and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Egyptologist Erica Barton believes that a statue in a Cairo antiques shop is the key to a pharoah's unplundered tomb, but first she must outmaneuver Cairo's dangerous antiquities traffickers
Flying in to love by D. M Thomas( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy is the haunting subject of D.M. Thomas's Flying in to Love. Reconstructing the events that took place in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Thomas's novel brings back to life the tragedy that left its indelible mark on American history and embroiders it with the author's own lyrical imagination. A literary novel of enormous power, interweaving fact and fiction, it is decidedly his best book since The White Hotel. Thomas paints vivid portraits of the President, Mrs. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, and Texas Governor John Connally. He brilliantly explores the continuing obsessions both with Kennedy the man and with the disturbing paradoxes and mysteries of his death. Reality, fantasy. and mythology interlink like the triple underpass in Dealey Plaza. Flying in to Love is D.M. Thomas's most controversial novel yet and a book destined to shock readers and create a sensation
Summit by D. M Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 4 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Summit, an adult fairy-tale, concludes The Russian quartet. the preceding novels are Ararat (1983), Swallow (1984) and Sphinx (1986) ... I have followed an ancient tradition in which a serious trilogy is succeeded by a farcial or satirical coda. Summit therefore stands on its own, requiring from the reader no familiarity with the preceding novels"--Page [5]
Eating Pavlova by D. M Thomas( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dreams of Freud as he lies dying. In one, he has a vision of an atomic explosion with its huge mushroom. The bomb not yet invented, Freud mistakenly interprets it as a case of nostalgia for a mushroom-gathering outing with his daughter. An occasion for the reader to analyze the analyzer. By the author of Pictures at an Exhibition
Lying together by D. M Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flute-player : a novel by D. M Thomas( Book )

34 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flute-Player, is set in an unnamed city of chaos, probably in Russia; there are glimpses of Leningrad, and the book is dedicated to the dissident Russian poets Mandlestam, Pasternak, Akhmatova, and Tsvetayeva. Elena, a flute player, here is the embodiment of the persecuted creative spirit, endangered by the city's totalitarian regime. Her presence is often lost, though, in the novel's whirl of characters, fast-moving incidents, and mood changes. --http//
Requiem and Poem without a hero by Anna Andreevna Akhmatova( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lady with a laptop : a novel by D. M Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon is not a particularly successful novelist. Truth be told, he is decidedly second rate. And so it seems absolutely appropriate that he is invited to the Greek Isle of Skagathos to teach overly enthusiastic would-be writers who have about as much chance of publishing a book as Simon has of winning the Booker Prize. The summer colony, of which the writers are a part, has taken the tenets of the new age to heart, whether in pursuit of the ever-elusive orgasm or finding the magic key that will unlock their inner creativity. And Simon, as polite as he is randy, cannot quite bring himself to explain to his students that there is no necessary connection between the price of one's computer and the quality of one's writing
Way of all the Earth by Anna Andreevna Akhmatova( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You will hear thunder : Akhmatova, poems by Anna Andreevna Akhmatova( Book )

9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dove in Santiago : a novella in verse by Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white hotel by D. M Thomas( Book )

74 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frau Lisa Erdman, a young opera singer of Polish Catholic and Ukrainian Jewish descent living in Vienna, Austria, has been suffering from sexual hysteria. She seeks the treatment of Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis. Through therapy, Freud explores Lisa's childhood and tries to find a root to her pain and a reason behind her hysteria. He discovers that her hallucinations spring from sexual encounters [with Madame R.] and declares Lisa bisexual
Selected poems by Osip Mandelʹshtam( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes selections from Evening, Rosary, White flock, Plantain, Anno Domini, Reed, The Seventh book
Charlotte by D. M Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Italian and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A manuscript is discovered purporting to be the work of Charlotte Bronte. The manuscript, both remarkable and surprising, offers a darker, alternative ending to the story of Jane and Mr. Rochester in the classic Jane Eyre." "Freed from the constraints of Victorian modesty and subservience, D.M. Thomas' modern 'Jane Eyre' is sexually and politically enlightened, but also troubled and sometimes cruel. Jane's damaged personality resonates at the centre of this haunting book." "D. M. Thomas uses the basic elements of Jane Eyre to tease the tangle of Victorian melodrama into a new form. By transporting the action to modern day Martinique, he examines the changing patterns of slavery and colonialism. Pursuing the unforgettable characters of Jane and Rochester through time, D.M. Thomas brings them into focus for the modern reader."--Jacket
Birthstone : a novel by D. M Thomas( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Amerikaans hoogleraar, zijn moeder en een Engelse vrouw ondergaan tijdens hun vakantie in Cornwall gedaanteverwisselingen waardoor zij in een vreemde seksuele verhouding tot elkaar komen te staan
Deadly pleasures : for narrator and instrumental ensemble, 2009 by John Casken( )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn : a century in his life
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Томас, Д. М. (Дональд Майкл), 1935-

Pictures at an exhibitionFlying in to loveEating PavlovaLady with a laptop : a novelYou will hear thunder : Akhmatova, poemsThe white hotelSelected poemsCharlotte