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Parks, Tim

Works: 101 works in 808 publications in 12 languages and 22,137 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Anecdotes  Suspense fiction  Guidebooks  Black humor  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, 195, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PR6066.A6957, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tim Parks
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence by Tim Parks( Book )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their name is a byword for immense wealth and power, but before their renown as art patrons and noblemen, the Medicis built their fortune on banking. Banking in the fifteenth century, even at the height of the Renaissance, meant running afoul of the Catholic Church's prohibition against usury. It required more than merely financial skills to make a profit, and the legendary Medicis--most famously Cosimo and Lorenzo ("the Magnificent")--were masterly at the political, diplomatic, military, and even metaphysical tools that were needed to maintain their family's position. Parks uncovers the intrigues, dodges, and moral qualities that gave the Medicis their edge. Evoking the richness of the Florentine Renaissance and the Medicis' glittering circle, replete with artists, popes, and kings, Medici Money is a look into the origins of modern banking and its troubled relationship with art and religion. --From publisher description
Cleaver : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why would a man who has it all suddenly turn his back on the world at the height of his power?
Europa by Tim Parks( Book )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on Jerry Marlow, suffering the torment of physical proximity to a woman who jilted him and whom he still loves. The two are among a group of teachers from Milan, making a bus trip to the European parliament in Strasbourg. By the author of Tongues of Flame
Rapids : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapids is a riveting white-water ride down a raging river in the Italian Alps, pitting people against Nature
Destiny by Tim Parks( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suicide of his teenage son causes British journalist Christopher Burton to examine his own life
Judge Savage by Tim Parks( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een pas benoemde (zwarte) Engelse rechter wordt achtervolgd door gebeurtenissen uit zijn verleden
Tongues of flame by Tim Parks( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numbers in the dark : and other stories by Italo Calvino( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several dozen stories by the late Italian writer. In Nothing and Not Much, a creature which witnessed the birth of the world describes the event, Henry Ford is an analysis of a captain of capitalism, and in Beheading the Heads, politicians are regularly executed to keep them on their toes
Shear by Tim Parks( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a Mediterranean island, geologist Peter Nichols must do a lot of juggling as he investigates the death of a quarry employee. There is the mistress he brought along, there is the daughter of the quarry owner--who seduces him so he will write an exonerating report--there is the dead man's beautiful widow and there are the faxes from Nichols' pregnant wife. By the author of Juggling the Stars
Where I'm reading from : the changing world of books by Tim Parks( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why do we need fiction? Why do books need to be printed on paper, copyrighted, read to the finish? Why should a group of aging Swedish men determine what "world" literature is best? Do books change anything? Did they use to? Do we read to challenge our vision of the world or to confirm it? Has novel writing turned into a job like any other? In Where I'm Reading From, the internationally acclaimed novelist and critic Tim Parks ranges over a lifetime of critical reading--from Leopardi, Dickens and Chekhov, to Woolf, Lawrence and Bernhard, and on to contemporary work by Jonathan Franzen, Peter Stamm, and many others--to overturn many of our long-held assumptions about literature and its purpose. Taking the form of thirty-eight interlocking essays, Where I'm Reading From examines the rise of the "global" novel and the disappearance of literary styles that do not travel; the changing vocation of the writer today; the increasingly paradoxical effects of translation; the shifting expectations we bring to fiction; the growing stasis of literary criticism; and the problematic relationship between writers' lives and their work. In the end Parks wonders whether writers--and readers--can escape the twin pressures of the new global system and the novel that has become its emblematic genre."--
Mimi's ghost by Tim Parks( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Morris can't get over Mimi. But then, he should have thought of that before he kidnapped and killed her. Two years ago, the Italian girl eloped with him. Even as Morris turned elopement into kidnap, writing ransom notes and collecting the cash, he was also falling deeply, genuinely in love."--Jacket
Ka by Roberto Calasso( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Tamil and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of Indian myths in which gods and humans take part in fantastic events, from which morals are drawn. In one story, a king's wife copulates with a dead horse, another tells who created Death. By an Italian writer, author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
Juggling the stars by Tim Parks( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morris Duckworth, an English teacher in Verona, kidnaps a seventeen-year-old student, but she sees it as an elopement
Goodness by Tim Parks( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 30-årig mand beretter sit livs historie. Rationelt og pragmatisk behandler han alle konflikter, og står derfor helt forsvarsløs, da hans kone føder et svært handicappet barn
Cosmicomics by Italo Calvino( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Italo Calvino's cosmicomics, primordial beings cavort on the nearby surface of the moon, play marbles with atoms, and bear ecstatic witness to Earth's first dawn. Exploring natural phenomena and the origins of the universe, these beloved tales relate complex scientific concepts to our common sensory, emotional, human world."--Publisher's description
Dreams of rivers and seas by Tim Parks( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'For some time now, I have been plagued, perhaps blessed, by dreams of rivers and seas, dreams of water'. Just days after Albert James writes these lines to his son, John, in London, he is dead. Abandoning a pretty girlfriend and the lab where he is completing his PhD, John flies to Delhi to join his mother in mourning. A brilliant and controversial anthropologist, the nature of Albert James' research, and the circumstances of his death, are far from clear. On top of this, John must confront his mother's coolness, and the strangeness of the cremation ceremony that she has organized for his father. No sooner is the body consigned to the flames than a journalist arrives, determined to write a biography of the dead man. The widow will have nothing to do with the project, yet seems incapable of keeping away from the journalist.In Tim Parks' masterly new novel, "India", with its vast strangeness, the density and intensity of its street life, its indifference to all distinctions between the religious and the secular, is a constant source of distraction to these westerners in search of clarity and identity. To John, the enigma of his father's dreams of rivers and seas appears to be one with the greater mystery of the country. -- BOOK COVER
Home thoughts by Tim Parks( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loving Roger by Tim Parks( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and French and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting death : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morris Duckworth has a dark past. Having married and murdered his way into a wealthy Italian family, he has become a respected member of Veronese business life. But it's not enough
A season with Verona : travels around Italy in search of illusion, national character and-- goals! by Tim Parks( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forfatteren følger fodboldklubben Hellas Veronas kampe i sæsonen 2000/01 og beskriver på den baggrund fankulturen og italienerne
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Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence
Alternative Names

controlled identityMacDowell, John, 1954-

Mac Dowell, John 1954-

MacDowell, John.

MacDowell John 1954-....

McDowell, John 1954-

Parks, Tim, 1954-

Parks, Timothy.

Parks Timothy 1954-....

Pārkss, Tims, 1954-

Tim Parks englischer Schriftsteller und Literaturwissenschaftler

Tim Parks schrijver uit Engeland

Tim Parks scrittore e giornalista inglese

פרקס, טים

פרקס, טים. רז ענת

팀, 팍스 1954-

파크스, 팀 1954-

팍스, 팀 1954-


パークス, ティム

English (390)

German (56)

Italian (38)

Dutch (28)

French (11)

Spanish (5)

Polish (3)

Tamil (2)

Chinese (1)

Turkish (1)

Romanian (1)

Korean (1)

Cleaver : a novelEuropaRapids : a novelDestinyJudge SavageTongues of flameNumbers in the dark : and other storiesShear