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Powers, Richard 1957-

Works: 74 works in 598 publications in 12 languages and 21,328 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Musical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Musical settings  Fantasy fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Creator, Author of introduction, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3566.O92, 813.54
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The echo maker by Richard Powers( Book )

69 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-seven-year-old Mark Schluter, suffering from a rare brain disorder that causes him to believe his sister to be an impostor, endeavors to discover the cause of the motor vehicle accident that resulted in his head injury
Generosity : an enhancement by Richard Powers( Book )

47 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Chicagoan Russell Stone finds himself teaching a Creative Nonfiction class, he encounters a young Algerian woman with a disturbingly luminous presence. Thassadit Amzwar's blissful exuberance both entrances and puzzles the melancholic Russell. How can this refugee from perpetual terror be so happy? Won't someone so open and alive come to serious harm? Wondering how to protect her, Russell researches her war-torn country and skims through popular happiness manuals. Might her condition be hyperthymia? Hypomania? Russell's amateur inquiries lead him to college counselor Candace Weld, who also falls under Thassa's spell. Dubbed Miss Generosity by her classmates, Thassa's joyful personality comes to the attention of the notorious geneticist and advocate for genomic enhancement, Thomas Kurton, whose research leads him to announce the genotype for happiness
The time of our singing by Richard Powers( Book )

72 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonah, Joseph and Ruth grow up during the early Civil Rights era, come of age in the riot-torn 1960s, and live out their adulthoods through the racially retrenched late century. Jonah, the eldest, "whose voice could make heads of state repent," pursues a life devoted to his parents' beloved classical music. Ruth, the youngest, chooses a path of militant activism and repudiates the white culture her brother represents. Joseph, the middle child and the narrator of this far-ranging, multigenerational tale, struggles to remain loyal to both siblings. As a polarized America threatens to tear the family apart, only their deep, shared love of song stands any hope of preserving them."--Jacket
The gold bug variations by Richard Powers( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A double love story of two couples seperated by a distance of twenty five years
Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers( Book )

44 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man's experiment in creating the ideal woman. He is Richard Powers, a professor with a taste for the cerebral. As no woman matches his expectations, he creates Helen, a talking intelligence which he programs with his favored books. The novel follows Richard and Helen's relationship to its sad and inevitable conclusion. By the author of The Gold Bug Variations
Three farmers on their way to a dance by Richard Powers( Book )

42 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three interrelated stories, based on an actual photograph made in 1914, that connect in a surprising way and provide a mystery that spans a century of brutality and progress
Plowing the dark by Richard Powers( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual reality researchers is building an empty white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a cathedral. In a war-torn Mediterranean city, an American is held hostage in another empty white room. These two remote places will be linked by the power of the imagination
Operation wandering soul : a novel by Richard Powers( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of sick children in a hospital in Los Angeles and the people who work to keep them alive, to combine fact and fantasy, revealing to adults the forgotten place they came from and preparing the children for the hidden destination they are off to
Gain by Richard Powers( Book )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soap company establishes itself in Massachusetts, bringing better hygiene and employment to the community. But there is a negative side, pollution, and the victim is Laura, a woman suffering from cancer. A look at the pros and cons of progress. By the author of Galatea 2.2
Prisoner's dilemma by Richard Powers( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Something is wrong with Eddie Hobson, Sr., father of four, sometime history teacher, quizmaster, black humorist, and virtuoso invalid. His recurring fainting spells have worsened, and with his ingrained aversion to doctors, his worried family tries to discover the nature of his sickness. Meanwhile, in private, Eddie puts the finishing touches on a secret project he calls Hobstown, a place that he promises will save him, the world, and everything that's in it."
The echo maker by Richard Powers( Recording )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a winter night on a remote Nebraska road, twenty-seven year old Mark Schluter flips his truck in a near fatal accident. His older sister, Karin, returns to nurse Mark back from a traumatic head injury. But when he emerges from a coma, Mark believes that this woman is really an impostor who looks just like his sister. Shattered, Karin contacts the cognitive neurologist Gerald Weber, who eagerly investigates. What he discovers in Mark slowly undermines even his own sense of being. Meanwhile, Mark attempts to learn what happened the night of his inexplicable accident-armed only with a note left by an anonymous witness
Orfeo by Richard Powers( Recording )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental composer becomes a fugitive after his home microbiology lab, set up to find music in surprising patterns, results in a Homeland Security raid
Generosity by Richard Powers( Recording )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthralled by the liveliness of young Algerian Thassadit, Russell feels compelled to protect her, but instead she falls prey to a geneticist seeking to unlock her secret to happiness
Davy Crockett, frontier hero : the truth as he told it, the legend as friends built it by Walter Blair( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The machine awakes by Stephen Andrew Taylor( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White noise by Don DeLillo( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gladney's family life is disrupted and threatened when an industrial accident sends a lethal cloud over their community. Jack Gladney struggles with the ensuing complications which include murder
Galatea 2.2 by Richard Powers( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casas icónicas : 100 obras maestras de la arquitectura contemporánea by Dominic Bradbury( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intersections : essays on Richard Powers( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding Richard Powers by Joseph Dewey( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Understanding Richard Powers presents an introduction to one of the most important and admired writers to emerge in the post-Pynchon era of American literature. Joseph Dewey guides readers through Powers's combination of lexical virtuosity and structural daring - typical of the postmodernists - and the novelist's concern with the profound and humane dilemmas surrounding love and death characteristic of the late-twentieth-century realists
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The echo maker
Alternative Names
Powers, Richard

Richard Powers Amerikaans auteur

Richard Powers écrivain américain

Richard Powers romanziere statunitense

Richard Powers US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Richardus Powers

פאוארס, ריצ'רד 1957-

ریچارد پاورز نویسنده آمریکایی

रिचर्ड पावर्स

리처드 파워스

パワーズ, リチャード


English (356)

German (48)

French (24)

Japanese (19)

Italian (17)

Dutch (12)

Spanish (8)

Swedish (2)

Hebrew (2)

Chinese (1)

Danish (1)

Czech (1)

Generosity : an enhancementThe time of our singingThe gold bug variationsGalatea 2.2Three farmers on their way to a dancePlowing the darkOperation wandering soul : a novelGain