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Thomas, D. M.

Works: 273 works in 975 publications in 20 languages and 19,356 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction  Humorous fiction  Biographies  Poetry  Science fiction  Musical settings  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Commentator, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Printer
Classifications: PR6070.H58, 823.914
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Most widely held works by D. M Thomas
The white hotel by D. M Thomas( Book )

124 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 2,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of a woman's life told first through Freud's letters, then through a case history of her analysis, and finally through conventional narrative
Alexander Solzhenitsyn : a century in his life by D. M Thomas( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 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
Requiem and Poem without a hero by Anna Andreevna Akhmatova( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this edition of Requiem and Poem without a Hero, Swallow Press presents two of Anna Akhmatova's best-known works, ones that represent the poet at full maturity, and that most trenchantly process the trauma she and others experienced living under Stalin's regime. Akhmatova began the three-decade process of writing Requiem in 1935 after the arrests of her son, Lev Gumilev, and her third husband. The autobiographical fifteen-poem cycle primarily chronicles a mother's wait-lining up outside Leningrad Prison every day for seventeen months-for news of her son's fate. But from this limbo, Akhmatova expresses and elevates the collective grief for all the thousands vanished under the regime, and for those left behind to speculate about their loved ones' fates. Poem without a Hero was similarly written over a long period. It takes as its focus the transformation of Akhmatova's beloved city of St. Petersburg-historically a seat of art and culture-into Leningrad. Taken together, these works plumb the foremost themes for which Akhmatova is known and revered. When Ohio University Press published D. M. Thomas's translations in 1976, it was the first time they had appeared in English. Under Thomas's stewardship, Akhmatova's words ring clear as a bell."--Back cover
Ararat by D. M Thomas( Book )

54 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 984 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 )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Hebrew and held by 777 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 )

32 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a lake within a lake in Finland, improvisationists compete in an Olympiad of extemporaneous narratives amid charges of plagiarism, intensifying rivalries, and the possibility of KGB interference
Sphinx by D. M Thomas( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 717 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
Summit by D. M Thomas( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 5 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O'Reilly, a bumbling American president threatened with impeachment and a former movie star, calls a summit meeting with the Soviet premier--with farcical results
Flying in to love by D. M Thomas( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 657 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
Eating Pavlova by D. M Thomas( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 587 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 Donald Michael Thomas( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A darkly comic, erotic novel which was shortlisted for the 1981 Booker Prize. Bored by a writers' conference in a London hotel, the narrator and three Soviet friends improvise stories that will make a novel. Like Russian dolls, the episodes they create unfold, each with another inside it
The flute-player : a novel by D. M Thomas( Book )

40 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 560 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//
Selected poems by D. M Thomas( Book )

16 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Way of all the Earth by Anna Andreevna Akhmatova( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 470 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
You will hear thunder : Akhmatova, poems by Anna Andreevna Achmatova( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) was part of that magnificent and tragic generation of Russian artists which came to first maturity before 1917, and which then had to come to terms with official discouragement and often persecution. You Will Hear Thunder brings together for the first time all D.M. Thomas's translations of her poems
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 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Anna Andreevna Akhmatova( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 374 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 304 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 )

24 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birthstone is a comedy set in darkest Cornwall, with its sea-cliffs, souvenir shops, holiday makers and weird Bronze Age stones
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Alexander Solzhenitsyn : a century in his life
Alexander Solzhenitsyn : a century in his lifePictures at an exhibitionFlying in to loveEating PavlovaLady with a laptop : a novelYou will hear thunder : Akhmatova, poemsSelected poemsCharlotte
Alternative Names
D. M. Thomas British poet

D. M. Thomas Brits schrijver

D. M. Thomas écrivain anglais

D. M. Thomas poeta británico

Donald Michael Thomas

Thomas D.M.

Thomas, D.M. 1935-

Thomas, D. M. (Donald Michael), 1935-

Thomas, Donald M.

Thomas , Donald Michael

Thomas, Donald Michael 1935-

Tomas, D.M. 1935-

Tomass, D. M. 1935-

Томас Д.М.

Томас, Д.М 1935-

Томас, Д. М. (Дональд Майкл), 1935-

Томас, Дональд Майкл

תומאס, דונלד מייקל

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