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Michaels, Anne 1958-

Works: 94 works in 497 publications in 26 languages and 7,207 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  History  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Portraits  Drama  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Author of introduction, Signer
Classifications: PR9199.3.M453, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Anne Michaels
Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels( Book )

145 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 26 languages and held by 2,740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of Holocaust survival whose protagonist is Jakob Beer, a Jewish boy in Poland. He is saved from death by a Greek scientist who takes him home to his island, where Beer develops an interest in archeology. He describes the way the Nazis manipulated archeology to prove the superiority of the Aryan race. A first novel
The winter vault by Anne Michaels( Book )

64 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engineer Avery Escher and his wife Jean live in Egypt as he works on rescuing the temple of Abu Simbel from the waters of the Aswan Dam, but after observing the displacement of Egyptians settlers and losing a child, their marriage seems to fall apart
The adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are "just the right size - fitting into a single, magical day." She is an expert at baking and eating fancy iced cakes, and her favorite mode of travel is par avion. On windy days, she takes her sixteen cats out for an airing: Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, Mustard, Moutarde, Hemdela, Earring, Grigorovitch, Clasby, Captain Captain, Captain Catkin, Captain Cothespin, Your Shyness and Sizzles. With the aid of her favorite tea party tablecloth as a makeshift balloon, Miss Petitfour and her charges fly over her village, having many little adventures along the way. Join Miss Petitfour and her equally eccentric felines on five magical outings -- a search for marmalade, to a spring jumble sale, on a quest for "birthday cheddar", the retrieval of a lost rare stamp and as they compete in the village's annual Festooning Festival. A whimsical, beautifully illustrated collection of tales that celebrates language, storytelling and small pleasures, especially the edible kind!"--
Poems by Anne Michaels( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prior to her first novel, Fugitive Pieces, Anne Michaels had already won awards and critical acclaim for two books of poetry: The Weight of Oranges (1986), which won the Commonwealth Prize for the Americas, and Miner's Pond (1991), which received the Canadian Authors Association Award and was short-listed for the Governor General's Award and the Trillium Award. Although they were published separately, these two books, along with Skin Divers, a collection of Michaels's newest work, were written as companion volumes." "Poems brings all three books together for the first time, creating for American readers a wonderful introduction to Anne Michaels's poetry. Meditative and insightful, powerful and heart-moving, these are poems that, as Michael Ondaatje has written, "go way beyond games or fashion or politics ... They represent the human being entire.""--Jacket
Skin divers by Anne Michaels( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skin Divers is award-winning writer Anne Michaels' dazzling third book of poems. These poems develop the concern with love, transience, and memory evident in her earlier work, and at the same time signal a definitive turning point towards a new thematic landscape. Michaels is a writer whose thoughts take shape in sensuous images, verbal music, and sinuous lines. Her short lyrics, like the longer monologues based on the lives of historical figures, explore an inner world fluid with feeling and memory. They reveal complex climates of emotion and sentiment, yet remain unsparing and unsentimental. As in the best poetry of our time, the luminous calm at the heart of her vision also registers the pressure of the darkness in our lives that has been momentarily withstood. These powerful poems, tense with desire and "divided longings," remind us that Anne Michaels is among the most original poets of her generation. From the Hardcover edition
The winter vault by Anne Michaels( Recording )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964, a newly married Canadian couple settle into a houseboat on the Nile just below Abu Simbel. Avery is one of the engineers responsible for the dismantling and reconstruction of the temple, a "machine-worshipper" who is nonetheless sensitive to their destructive power. Jean is a botanist by vocation, passionately interested in everything that grows. They met on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, witnessing the construction of the Seaway as it swallowed towns, homes, and lives. Now, at the edge of another world about to be inundated, they create their own world, exchanging "the innocent memories we don't know we hold until given the gift of the eagerness of another."But when tragedy strikes, they return to separate lives in Toronto: Avery to school to study architecture; and Jean into the orbit of Lucjan, a Polish emigre artist whose haunting tales of occupied Warsaw pull her further from Avery but offer her the chance to assume her most essential life. Stunning in its explorations of both the physical and emotional worlds of its characters, intensely moving and lyrical, The Winter Vault is a radiant work of fiction
Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels( Recording )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940 a boy bursts from the mud of a war-torn Polish city, where he has buried himself to hide from the soldiers who murdered his family. His name is Jakob Beer. He is only seven years old. And although by all rights he should have shared the fate of the other Jews in his village, he has not only survived but been rescued by a Greek geologist, who does not recognize the boy as human until he begins to cry. With this electrifying image, Anne Michaels ushers us into her rapturously acclaimed novel of loss, memory, history, and redemption. As Michaels follows Jakob across two continents, she lets us witness his transformation from a half-wild casualty of the Holocaust to an artist who extracts meaning from its abyss. Filled with mysterious symmetries and rendered in heart-stopping prose, Fugitive Pieces is a triumphant work, a book that should not so much be read as it should be surrendered to
Correspondences : a poem by Anne Michaels( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This work consists of full color portraits of 20th century figures and writers by Bernice Eisenstein, paired with a poem of literary elegy by Anne Michaels."
The weight of oranges : Miner's pond by Anne Michaels( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fluchtstücke : Roman by Anne Michaels( Book )

31 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der polnische Jude Jakob ist auf der Flucht vor den Deutschen, als einziger Überlebender seiner Familie. Erst nach Jahren hilft ihm die Liebe zu einer Frau, seine Schuldgefühle zu bewältigen. - Romandebüt voller Poesie und tiefem Glauben an die Menschlichkeit
Railtracks by John Berger( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Railtracks is a unique collaboration between two writers of remarkable achievement. A profound meditation on railways, love and loss, at once intimate and committed, it moves from the industrial to the metaphysical, from the tectonic shifts of globalization to the interior pulses of memory, and from the present to a past that still exists in vivid, essential traces. This sensual and exploratory dialogue is accompanied throughout by the evocative photography of Tereza Stehlikova, charting its own atmospheric passage by train through the forested, winter landscapes of Southern Bohemia. Summoning potent, hidden histories and deeply personal journeys, Railtracks seeks, with a rigorous and reflective urgency, to bear witness to the pain of separations and the consolation of meetings"--Back cover
Miner's Pond : poems by Anne Michaels( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The weight of oranges by Anne Michaels( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fugitive pieces = La mémoire en fuite by Jeremy Podeswa( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob Beer, a man whose life is haunted by his childhood experiences during WWII. As a child in Poland he is orphaned during wartime then saved by a compassionate Greek archaeologist. Over the course of his life, he attempts to deal with the losses he has endured. Through his writing, and then through the discovery of true love, Jakob is ultimately freed from the legacy of his past
Poems: The Weight of Oranges, Miner's Pond, Skin Divers by Anne Michaels( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant debut. Superficially there is nothing out of the ordinary about this work; verse forms are familiar (nothing avant garde in form or content) and content is mostly narrative, with a number of poems dealing with painters and poets (breughel, Svetaeva, Mandelstam) but the language is magical and the urgency with which the poems are constructed is so forceful that one is pulled up abruptly time after time by some marvellous phrase or insight
Adventures of Miss Petitfour, The by Anne Michaels( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the utterly irresistible Miss Petitfour (a name of unknown origin but possibly descended from bakers of tiny delicious cakes). She loves baking and making and dancing with her cats, but most of all she loves to fly. All she has to do is pick up a favourite tablecloth (preferably the one with the paisley print), catch the breeze and she swooshes off on an adventure - with her many cats (Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, Mustard, Moutarde, Hemdala, Earring, Grigorovich, Clasby, Captain Captain, Captain Catkin, Captain Clothespin, Your Shyness and Sizzles) dangling paw-to-tail behind her. In three utterly captivating stories of gentle adventure, delicious edibles (with cheese for the cats), occasional peril and heart-zinging warmth, poet and novelist Anne Michaels (author of bestselling, award-winning Fugitive Pieces) makes a charming, purrfect debut as a children's author
An enduring wilderness : Toronto's natural parklands by Robert Burley( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring tributes from award-winning writers in a city sometimes referred to as "The Big Smoke," Toronto's extensive network of sunken rivers, forested vales, and expansive shoreline has been too often overlooked, neglected, or forgotten. However, the last 25 years has seen these distinctive landscapes rediscovered and even embraced as great civic spaces. Commissioned by the City of Toronto to chronicle the wonders of these wilderness parks, renowned photographer Robert Burley looks at these sites as integral parts of urban life, from breathtaking lake views of the Scarborough Bluffs to glimpses of the densely wooded trails in the Carolinian forests of Rouge Park, Canada's first and only urban national park. Burley's photos are augmented with selections of poetry and prose by some of Toronto's best-known writers, including Anne Michaels, George Elliott Clarke, Alissa York, and Michael Mitchell. A historical essay and an appendix highlight the history, the biodiversity, and the priceless cultural value of these urban parklands. Though confined to the city limits, An Enduring Wilderness is full of surprising ecological and urban discoveries that know no limits themselves."--
Portrait of America( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of the land and people of Maryland. Tells of the rich variety of regions, ethnic groups, religions and natural resources. Looks at industries, agriculture, mining, fishing, life in Baltimore's Inner Harbour and on the Chesapeake Bay, Fort McHenry, and Annapolis
Psalm : Fugitive pieces ; Psalm by Gilead Mishory( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nachtkleur : gedichten 1986-1999 by Anne Michaels( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Anne Michaels Canadees dichteres

Anne Michaels canadisk poet

Anne Michaels kanadensisk poet

Anne Michaels kanadische Schriftstellerin

Anne Michaels kanadisk poet

Anne Michaels kanadyjska pisarka

Anne Michaels Poet and novelist

Anne Michaels poetessa e scrittrice canadese

Maiklza, Anna 1958-

Michaels, Anne

אן מייקלס משוררת וסופורת קנדית

מיקלס, אן 1958-

マイクルズ, アン


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