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Chabon, Michael

Overview
Works: 375 works in 1,758 publications in 17 languages and 60,497 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Film adaptations  Bildungsromans  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Historical fiction 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Adapter, Author of introduction, Conceptor, Interviewee, led, Creator
Classifications: PS3553.H15, 813.54
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The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )

121 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 4,485 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. Annotation. 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
The Yiddish policemen's union : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )

70 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,900 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
Telegraph Avenue : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )

71 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,204 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
Moonglow : a novel by Michael Chabon( Book )

51 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,151 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"--
Gentlemen of the road by Michael Chabon( Book )

58 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Kingdom of Aran, in the Caucasus Mountains in 950 A.D., two adventurers wander the region, plying their trade as swords for hire, until they become involved in a bloody coup in the medieval Jewish empire of the Khazars as bodyguards for a fugitive prince
The mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon( Book )

71 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

70 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,453 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 )

46 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,407 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
The final solution : a story of detection by Michael Chabon( Book )

52 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,994 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 )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Spider-man 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction
Maps and legends : reading and writing along the borderlands by Michael Chabon( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of linked essays in praise of reading and writing, with subjects running from ghost stories to comic books, Sherlock Holmes to Cormac McCarthy. Throughout, Chabon energetically argues for a return to the thrilling, chilling origins of storytelling, rejecting the false walls around "serious" literature in favor of a wide-ranging affection
The astonishing secret of Awesome Man by Michael Chabon( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young superhero describes his awesome powers, which he then demonstrates as various foes arrive on the scene
A model world and other stories by Michael Chabon( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,166 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
Pops : fatherhood in pieces by Michael Chabon( Book )

14 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,143 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"--From the publisher's web site
The Yiddish policemen's union by Michael Chabon( Recording )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder mystery set in the imaginary Jewish homeland that is Alaska
Werewolves in their youth : stories by Michael Chabon( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,024 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
Telegraph Avenue : a novel by Michael Chabon( Recording )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 960 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
Moonglow : a novel by Michael Chabon( Recording )

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

A man bears witness to his grandfather's deathbed confessions, which reveal his family's long-buried history and his involvement in a mail-order novelty company, World War II, and the space program
Superheroes : a never-ending battle( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the dawn of the comic book genre and its progenitors, as well as the evolution of the characters that leapt from the pages over the last 70 years and their ongoing worldwide cultural impact. It chronicles how these 'disposable diversions' were subject to intense government scrutiny for their influence on American children and how they were created in large part by immigrants whose fierce loyalty to a new homeland laid the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar industry
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The amazing adventures of Kavalier and Clay : a novel
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The Yiddish policemen's union : a novelGentlemen of the roadThe mysteries of PittsburghWonder boysSummerlandThe final solution : a story of detectionMaps and legends : reading and writing along the borderlandsThe astonishing secret of Awesome Man
Alternative Names
Chabon, Maĭkl

Chabon, Maĭkl, 1963-

Michael Chabon americký spisovatel

Michael Chabon Amerikaans schrijver

Michael Chabon amerikansk forfatter

Michael Chabon écrivain, romancier, essayiste

Michael Chabon scrittore, saggista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Michael Chabon US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Shabon, Michael

Sheĭbon, Maĭkl, 1963-

Sheybon, Maiḳl 1963-

Sheybon, Mayḳel 1963-

Бах Л. Х. 1963-

Ван Зорн А. 1963-

Коэн М. Б. 1963-

Майкл Шабон

Майкъл Шейбон

Чабон Майкл

Чабон, Майкл, 1963-

Шейбон М. 1963-

Шейбон, Майкл

Шейбон, Майкл, 1963-

מייקל שייבון

מייקל שייבון סופר אמריקאי

שבון, מיקל, 1963-

שיבון, מיקל, 1963-

שייבון, מייקל

שייבון, מייקל 1963-

مايكل تشابون

مایکل شیبن

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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