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Parks, Tim

Overview
Works: 168 works in 925 publications in 12 languages and 22,363 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  History  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Suspense fiction  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, 195, Other, Creator
Classifications: JC143, 320.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tim Parks
Medici money : banking, metaphysics, and art in fifteenth-century Florence by Tim Parks( Book )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant look into the origins of modern banking and its troubled relationship with art and religion - Lorenzo de Medici - Cosimo de Medici
Cleaver : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 943 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 )

42 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 929 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 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rapids is a riveting white-water ride down a raging river in the Italian Alps, pitting people against Nature
Numbers in the dark : and other stories by Italo Calvino( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 774 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
Destiny by Tim Parks( Book )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 755 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 )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Savage har kostskolebaggrund og flot uddannelse - og han er sort. Men hans fine udnævnelse til Crown Court-dommer bringer ham ikke nærmere til konen og teenagebørnene. Og mens han optrevler indviklede sager i retten, bliver hans eget liv mere og mere kompliceret i en verden han ikke længere kan overskue
Tongues of flame by Tim Parks( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex is forbidden : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman trying to decide between two lovers works as a server at a Buddhist retreat where she hopes she too can find some enlightenment
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 669 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."--Book jacket
Shear by Tim Parks( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 664 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
Mimi's ghost by Tim Parks( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 570 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 )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Tamil and held by 558 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
Goodness by Tim Parks( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 519 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 486 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
The prince and the discourses by Niccolò Machiavelli( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An infamous Renaissance classic, The Prince shocked Europe upon publication with its ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccolo Machiavelli even came to be regarded by some as an agent of the Devel, his name taken for the intriguer "Machevill" of Jacobean tragedy. For his treatise on statecraft Machiavelli drew upon his own experience of office under the turbulent Florentine republic, rejecting traditional values of political theory and recognizing the complicated, transient nature of political life. Concerned not with lofty ideals, but with a regime that would last, The Prince has become the Bible of realpolitik, and still retains its power to alarm and instruct"--Page 2 of cover
Dreams of rivers and seas by Tim Parks( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 461 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 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting death : a novel by Tim Parks( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 394 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
Hell and back : reflections on writers and writing from Dante to Rushdie by Tim Parks( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant new collection of essays of writers and their craft by the man Joseph Brodsky has called the best British author working today. In Hell and Back, Tim Parks, a celebrated novelist and master of the essay form, offers a wide range of wonderfully challenging, always provocative reflections on literature and the art of writing. In this new collection, Parks turns his attention to classic authors such as Dante, Leopardi, Borges, Beckett, and Christina Stead, as well as contemporary writers including Vikram Seth, W.G. Sebald, José Saramago, and Salman Rushdie, along with a dozen others. The lead essay on Dante sets the tone for the entire collection: erudite, contemplative, witty, and meticulous, it constantly offers new insights into The Inferno, that most celebrated of all poems. In Hell and Back, Tim Parks reminds us just how exciting the essay form can be
 
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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-....

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-

ティム・パークス

パークス, ティム

Languages
English (432)

German (60)

Italian (36)

Dutch (28)

French (9)

Spanish (5)

Polish (3)

Tamil (2)

Chinese (1)

Turkish (1)

Romanian (1)

Korean (1)

Covers
Cleaver : a novelEuropaRapids : a novelNumbers in the dark : and other storiesDestinyJudge SavageTongues of flameShear