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Michaels, Anne 1958-

Works: 81 works in 422 publications in 26 languages and 6,451 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Portraits  Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  War stories  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Signer, zxx, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.3.M453, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Anne Michaels
Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels( Book )

147 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 26 languages and held by 2,917 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 )

59 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 1,689 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
Poems by Anne Michaels( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 474 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 )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winter vault by Anne Michaels( Recording )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964, a newly married Canadian couple settle into a houseboat on the Nile just below Abu Simbel. 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. 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 émigré artist whose haunting tales of occupied Warsaw pull her further from Avery but offer her the chance to assume her most essential life
The weight of oranges : Miner's pond by Anne Michaels( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fugitive pieces by Anne Michaels( Recording )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jakob Beer is rescued from the mud of a buried Polish city during World War II and taken to a Greek island by the humanist Athos Roussos. They spend the last years of the Occupation in Athos' house, a precious refuge made lavish with art. After the war, Athos accepts an invitation to the University of Toronto's new Geography department, and Jakob learns the terrain of the city just as he discovers the insistent nature of the layered past. His loss surfaces in all its complexity as does the haunting question of his sister's fate
Correspondences : A poem / by Anne Michaels ; portraits by Bernice Eisenstein by Anne Michaels( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 123 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"--
Railtracks by John Berger( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miner's Pond : poems by Anne Michaels( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fugitive pieces La mémoire en fuite( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jakob 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 )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 29 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
In fuga by Anne Michaels( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in Italian and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Miss Petitfours by Anne Michaels( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 22 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
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
Nachtkleur : gedichten 1986-1999 by Anne Michaels( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psalm Fugitive pieces ; Psalm by Gilead Mishory( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une autre façon de raconter by John Berger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chasms of silence : a photographic journey in the high Arctic by Marten Berkman( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sea of lanterns by Ewa Monika Zebrowski( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

Maiklza, Anna 1958-

Michaels, Anne

מיקלס, אן 1958-

マイクルズ, アン

The winter vaultPoemsSkin diversThe winter vaultThe weight of oranges : Miner's pondFugitive piecesPoems: The Weight of Oranges, Miner's Pond, Skin Divers