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Chabon, Michael

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Most widely held works by Michael Chabon
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )

73 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 4,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With this brilliant novel, the bestselling author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys gives us an exhilarating triumph of language and invention, a stunning novel in which the tragicomic adventures of a couple of boy geniuses reveal much about what happened to America in the middle of the twentieth century. Like Phillip Roth's American Pastoral or Don DeLillo's Underworld, Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay is a superb novel with epic sweep, spanning continents and eras, a masterwork by one of America's finest writers. It is New York City in 1939. Joe Kavalier, a young artist who has also been trained in the art of Houdini-esque escape, has just pulled off his greatest feat to date: smuggling himself out of Nazi-occupied Prague. He is looking to make big money, fast, so that he can bring his family to freedom. His cousin, Brooklyn's own Sammy Clay, is looking for a collaborator to create the heroes, stories, and art for the latest novelty to hit the American dreamscape: the comic book. Out of their fantasies, fears, and dreams, Joe and Sammy weave the legend of that unforgettable champion the Escapist. And inspired by the beautiful and elusive Rosa Saks, a woman who will be linked to both men by powerful ties of desire, love, and shame, they create the otherworldly mistress of the night, Luna Moth. As the shadow of Hitler falls across Europe and the world, the Golden Age of comic books has begun. The brilliant writing that has led critics to compare Michael Chabon to John Cheever and Vladimir Nabokov is everywhere apparent in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay. Chabon writes "like a magical spider, effortlessly spinning out elaborate webs of words that ensnare the reader," wrote Michiko Kakutani of The New York Times about Wonder Boys-and here he has created, in Joe Kavalier, a hero for the century."--
The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )

78 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 3,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and his half-Tlingit partner Berko investigate the death of a heroin-addled chess prodigy
Moonglow : a novel by MICHAEL CHABON( Book )

67 editions published between 2016 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 3,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moonglow unfolds as the deathbed confession of a man the narrator refers to only as 'my grandfather.' It is a tale of madness, of war and adventure, of sex and marriage and desire, of existential doubt and model rocketry, of the shining aspirations and demonic underpinnings of American technological accomplishment at midcentury, and, above all, of the destructive impact--and the creative power--of keeping secrets and telling lies. It is a portrait of the difficult but passionate love between the narrator's grandfather and his grandmother, an enigmatic woman broken by her experience growing up in war-torn France. It is also a tour de force of speculative autobiography in which Chabon devises and reveals a secret history of his own imagination. From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York's Wallkill prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the 'American Century, ' the novel revisits an entire era through a single life and collapses a lifetime into a single week. A lie that tells the truth, a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir, Moonglow is Chabon at his most moving and inventive"--
Telegraph Avenue : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )

79 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 3,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel the author takes us to Telegraph Avenue. It is a story that explores the profoundly intertwined lives of two Oakland, California, families, one black and one white. Here he creates a world grounded in pop culture: Kung Fu, 1970s Blaxploitation films, vinyl LPs, jazz and soul music, and an epic of friendship, race, and secret histories. Longtime band mates Archy and Nat preside over Brokeland Records, a used-record emporium. All is well until a former NFL quarterback, one of the country's richest African Americans, decides to build his latest Dogpile megastore on nearby Telegraph Avenue. Not only could this spell doom for the little shop and its cross-race, cross-class dream, but it opens up past history regarding Archy's untethered dad and a Black Panther-era crime
The mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon( Book )

79 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This summer Art Bechstein graduates from college and finds himself poised on the brink of freedom and limitless possibilities
Gentlemen of the road by Michael Chabon( Book )

59 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Michael Chabon summons the rollicking spirit of legendary adventures--from "The Arabian Nights" to Alexandre Dumas--in a new novel with a cast of characters worthy of Scheherazade's most tantalizing tales
Wonder boys by Michael Chabon( Book )

75 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A funny novel on two college friends who relive their youth by getting up to all sorts of tricks during a literary conference. One is a professor who is writing a novel, the other is his editor. Both left college with high hopes of making a name, hopes which have not materialized. By the author of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh
Summerland by Michael Chabon( Book )

48 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Feld, the worst baseball player in the history of the game, finds himself recruited by a 100-year-old scout to help a band of fairies triumph over an ancient enemy
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

52 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. Relationships with all those he holds dear are unraveling, and he encounters a new foe, Doctor Octopus. Peter must use all his powers to stop this diabolical madman
The final solution : a story of detection by Michael Chabon( Book )

51 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eighty-nine-year-old former detective in rural England becomes involved with a young refugee from Nazi Germany whose sole companion, an African grey parrot, spews out a series of numbers that could hold the key to a dangerous secret
John Carter by Taylor Kitsch( Visual )

43 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Edgar Rice Burroughs's classic novel, a war-weary former military captain is inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands
Maps and legends : reading and writing along the borderlands by Michael Chabon( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on books and why they matter, by the Pulitzer-award winning writer of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and The Yiddish Policeman's Union
The astonishing secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2020 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young superhero describes his awesome powers, which he then demonstrates as various foes arrive on the scene
Pops : fatherhood in pieces by Michael Chabon( Book )

25 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the September 2016 issue of GQ, Michael Chabon wrote a piece about accompanying his son Abraham Chabon, then thirteen, to Paris Men's Fashion Week. Possessed with a precocious sense of style, Abe was in his element chatting with designers he idolized and turning a critical eye to the freshest runway looks of the season; Chabon Sr., whose interest in clothing stops at 'thrift-shopping for vintage western shirts or Hermès neckties, ' sat idly by, staving off yawns and fighting the impulse that the whole thing was a massive waste of time. Despite his own indifference, however, what gradually emerged as Chabon ferried his son to and from fashion shows was a deep respect for his son's passion. The piece quickly became a viral sensation. With the GQ story as its centerpiece, and featuring six additional essays plus an introduction, Pops illuminates the meaning, magic, and mysteries of fatherhood as only Michael Chabon can"--The publisher's web site
A model world and other stories by Michael Chabon( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories includes "A Model World", "Millionaires", and a series of tales about a young boy experiencing the pain of his parents' imminent divorce
The Yiddish policemen's union by Michael Chabon( Recording )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world in which Alaska, rather than Israel, has become the homeland for the Jews following World War II, Detective Meyer Landsman and his half-Tlingit partner Berko investigate the death of a heroin-addled chess prodigy
Werewolves in their youth : stories by Michael Chabon( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on a variety of subjects. The title story in on boys playing at werewolves, Son of the Wolfman is on a husband's reaction when his childless wife decides to keep the baby from a rape, and Mrs. Box is on a man who tries to rob his ex-wife's grandmother. By the author of Wonder Boys
Fight of the century : writers reflect on 100 years of landmark ACLU cases by Michael Chabon( Book )

8 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation's premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have curated an anthology of essays about landmark cases in the organization's one-hundred-year history. Fight of the Century takes you inside the trials and the stories that have shaped modern life. Some of the most prominent cases that the ACLU has been involved in--Brown v. Board of Education, Roe v. Wade, Miranda v. Arizona--need little introduction. Others you may never even have heard of, yet their outcomes quietly defined the world we live in now. Familiar or little-known, each case springs to vivid life in the hands of the acclaimed writers who dive into the history, narrate their personal experiences, and debate the questions at the heart of each issue. Hector Tobar introduces us to Ernesto Miranda, the felon whose wrongful conviction inspired the now-iconic Miranda rights--which the police would later read to the man suspected of killing him. Yaa Gyasi confronts the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education, in which the ACLU submitted a friend of- the-court brief questioning why a nation that has sent men to the moon still has public schools so unequal that they may as well be on different planets. True to the ACLU's spirit of principled dissent, Scott Turow offers a blistering critique of the ACLU's stance on campaign finance. These powerful stories, along with essays from Neil Gaiman, Meg Wolitzer, Salman Rushdie, Ann Patchett, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Louise Erdrich, George Saunders, and many more, remind us that the issues the ACLU has engaged over the past one hundred years remain as vital as ever today, and that we can never take our liberties for granted. Chabon and Waldman are donating their advance to the ACLU and the contributors are forgoing payment
Moonglow : a novel by Michael Chabon( Recording )

24 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1989 Michael Chabon traveled to his mother's home in Oakland, California, to visit his terminally ill grandfather. Tongue loosened by powerful painkillers, memory stirred by the imminence of death, Chabon's grandfather shared recollections and told stories never heard before, uncovering bits and pieces of a history long buried and forgotten. This novel is a work of fictional nonfiction, an autobiography wrapped in a novel disguised as a memoir
Telegraph Avenue : a novel by Michael Chabon( Recording )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longtime band mates Archy and Nat preside over Brokeland Records, a used-record emporium. All's well until a former NFL quarterback, one of the country's richest African Americans, decides to build his latest Dogpile megastore on nearby Telegraph Avenue. Not only could this spell doom for the little shop and its cross-race, cross-class dream, but it opens up past history regarding Archy's untethered dad and a Black Panther-era crime
 
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The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel
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The Yiddish policemen's union : a novelThe mysteries of PittsburghGentlemen of the roadWonder boysSummerlandSpider-man 2The final solution : a story of detectionMaps and legends : reading and writing along the borderlands
Alternative Names
Chabon, Maĭkl

Chabon, Maĭkl 1963-

Michael Chabon Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

Michael Chabon americký spisovatel

Michael Chabon Amerikaans schrijver

Michael Chabon amerikansk forfatter

Michael Chabon écrivain, romancier, essayiste

Michael Chabon escritor estadounidense

Michael Chabon idazle estatubatuarra

Michael Chabon scrittore, saggista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Michael Chabon US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Šejbon, Majkl

Shabon, Michael

Sheĭbon, Maĭkl 1963-

Sheybon, Maiḳl 1963-

Sheybon, Mayḳel 1963-

Sjejbon, Majkl

Бах Л. Х. 1963-

Ван Зорн А. 1963-

Коэн М. Б. 1963-

Майкл Шабон

Майкл Шейбон

Майкъл Шейбон

Чабон Майкл

Чабон, Майкл 1963-

Шейбон М. 1963-

Шейбон, Майкл

Шейбон, Майкл, 1963-

Մայքլ Շեյբոն

מייקל שייבון

מייקל שייבון סופר אמריקאי

שבון, מיקל, 1963-

שיבון, מיקל, 1963-

שייבון, מייקל

שייבון, מייקל 1963-

مايكل تشابون

مایکل شیبن

மைக்கல் சாபன் அமெரிக்க புதின எழுத்தாளர், திரைக்கதை எழுத்தாளர், கட்டுரையாளர், சிறுகதை எழுத்தாளர்

마이클 셰이본 미국의 소설가, 수필가

샤본, 마이클 1963-

셰이본, 마이클 1963-

シェイボン, M

シェイボン, マイケル

マイケル・シェイボン

麥可·謝朋

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