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Polizzotti, Mark

Works: 82 works in 261 publications in 4 languages and 15,043 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Drama  Psychological fiction  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Suspense fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Author, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Illustrator, Publisher
Classifications: PQ7389.C263, 843.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Mark Polizzotti
Most widely held works by Mark Polizzotti
Star of fear, star of hope by Jo Hoestlandt( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine-year-old Helen is confused by the disappearance of her Jewish friend during the German occupation of Paris
Revolution of the mind : the life of André Breton by Mark Polizzotti( Book )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A full-length biography of Andre Breton, the founder and prime theorist of the French Surrealist movement, and one of the twentieth century's most influential and charismatic cultural figures and reformers of modern thought
Suspended sentences : three novellas by Patrick Modiano( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although originally published separately, Modiano's three novellas form a single ... whole, haunted by the same gauzy sense of place and characters. Modiano draws on his own experiences, blended with the real or invented stories of others, to present a dreamlike autobiography that is also the biography of a place. Orphaned children, mysterious parents, forgotten friends, enigmatic strangers--each appears in this three-part love song to a Paris that no longer exists"
Syndrome E by Franck Thilliez( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lucie Henebelle, single mother and beleaguered detective, has just about enough on her plate with one daughter in the hospital and another off at summer camp when she receives a panicked call from an ex-lover. Lucie's old friend has developed a case of hysterical blindness after watching an obscure and mysterious film from the 1950s. Embedded in the film are subliminal images so unspeakably heinous that Lucie realizes she must get to the bottom of it--especially when nearly everyone connected to the film starts turning up dead. Enlisting the help of Inspector Franck Sharko--a brooding, broken profiler for the Paris police who is exploring the film's connection to five murdered men unearthed at a construction site--Lucie begins to strip away layers of what is perhaps the most disturbing and powerful film ever made"--Publisher description
L'Année dernière a Marienbad by Alain Resnais( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature : "[T]his surreal fever dream, or nightmare, gorgeously fuses the past with the present in telling its ambiguous tale of a man and a woman who may or may not have met a year ago, perhaps at the very same cathedral-like, mirror-filled château they now find themselves wandering. Unforgettable in both its confounding details (gilded ceilings, diabolical parlor games, a loaded gun) and haunting scope, Resnais' investigation into the nature of memory is disturbing, romantic, and maybe even a ghost story." -- Container
I'm gone : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Goncourt Prize-winning novel is about a Parisian art dealer who walks out on his wife to join a treasure hunting expedition to the Arctic, only to find himself caught up in a theft. Echenoz has produced a suspenseful crime caper, a look at the uncertainties of love, and a witty foray into corruption in the art market
Out of my head by Didier van Cauwelaert( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about one man's struggle to reclaim his identity
Bred to kill by Franck Thilliez( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Syndrome E, Lucie Henebelle and Inspector Sharko have reunited to take on the case of the brutal murder of Eva Louts, a promising graduate student who was killed while working at a primate research center outside Paris. But what first appears to be a vicious animal attack soon proves to be something more sinister. What was Eva secretly researching? Was she tracking three fanatical scientists who control a thirty-thousand-year-old virus with plans to unleash it into the world?"
Writing by Marguerite Duras( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the splendid bareness of her late style, these pages are Marguerite Duras's theory of literature. Comparing a dying fly to the work of style; remembering the trance and incurable disarray of writing; recreating the last moments of a British pilot shot during World War II; or else letting out a magisterial 'So what?' to question six decades of story telling, all operate as an indispensable confession. The final literary testament of one of the greatest French writers of the twentieth century."--Jacket
A new world imagined : art of the Americas by Boston Museum of Fine Arts( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work proposes a bold new look at the art of the Americas by viewing it through its intersections and relationships with the world at large. Taking the vast geography and staggering cultural diversity of the North and South American continents as its starting point, the book introduces the ways in which American art, broadly defined, has been shaped both by its encounters with cultures around the globe and by its own past, from the ancient and native populations that first inhabited these territories to the European, Asian, Scandinavian and Latino emigres who settled here. But beyond actual immigration, foreign cultures, especially the strikingly different cultures of Asia and the Islamic world, have also impacted our own in purely imaginary ways, as American artists projected their fantasies and preconceptions on these far off lands and "imported" their motifs, infusing their work with a rich, wholly invented and thoroughly American vision of the "other." Discussing over 200 artworks, from incense burners and painted drinking vessels to some of this country's most celebrated paintings and sculptures, and coinciding with the opening of MFA Boston's new Art of the Americas wing, this work offers an alternate history of the Americas through the diverse inspirations and interactions through which its art has been fashioned. -- From book jacket
Bouvard and Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

6 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered Gustave Flaubert's masterpiece, Bouvard and Pecuchet opens with two middle-aged copy-clerks who become fast friends after meeting on a city bench and discovering their shared habit of writing their names in their hats: "I should say so! Someone could walk off with mine at the office!" When a small inheritance allows Bouvard and Pecuchet to retire early and move to the country, they use their newfound leisure time to satisfy their curiosity about all the things they'd been too busy to study in the city. Flaubert shows his unlikely protagonists diving disastrously into everything from farming and politics to literature and love, and coming up empty-handed each time - until, finally, their obsessive pursuit of knowledge becomes an end in itself." Bouvard and Pecuchet unravels the novel's realist tradition, and sets the stage for the modernist innovations of Kafka, Joyce, and Beckett. Although Flaubert died before completing it, this new translation contains the fullest and most accurate version of the text, as well as his "Dictionary of Accepted Ideas" and the previously untranslated "Catalogue of Fashionable Ideas."--Publisher
After the circus by Patrick Modiano( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the hallmarks of French author Patrick Modiano's writing is a singular ability to revisit particular motifs and episodes, infusing each telling with new detail and emotional nuance. In this evocative novel the internationally acclaimed author takes up one of his most compelling themes: a love affair with a woman who disappears, and a narrator grappling with the mystery of a relationship stopped short. Set in mid-sixties Paris, After the Circus traces the relationship between the narrator, a young man not quite of legal age, and the slightly older, enigmatic woman he first glimpses at a police interrogation. The two lovers make their uncertain way into each other's hearts, but the narrator soon finds himself in the unsettling, ominous presence of others. Who are these people? Are they real, or simply evoked? Part romance, part detective story, this mesmerizing book fully demonstrates Modiano's signature use of atmosphere and suggestion as he investigates the perils and the exhilaration of young love
Chopin's move : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the plot thickens, the characters become embroiled in layer upon layer of deception and double-dealing, leading them further into a world in which nothing can be taken at face value, and in which "reality" hinges on apparently harmless coincidence."--Jacket
Pedigree : a memoir by Patrick Modiano( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and French and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this rare glimpse into the life of Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano, the author takes up his pen to tell his personal story. He addresses his early years--shadowy times in postwar Paris that haunt his memory and have inspired his world-cherished body of fiction. In the spare, absorbing, and sometimes dreamlike prose that translator Mark Polizzotti captures unerringly, Modiano offers a memoir of his first twenty-one years. Termed one of his "finest books" by the Guardian, Pedigree is both a personal exploration and a luminous portrait of a world gone by."--Jacket flap
Piano : a novel by Jean Echenoz( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a brief stay in purgatory - part luxury hotel, part minimum-security prison supervised by dead celebrities - Max is sentenced to "the urban zone", a partition of hell bearing an uncanny resemblance to his native Paris on an eternally gloomy day." "Forbidden to reveal his true identity, Max engages in a hapless struggle to piece his former life back together while searching in vain for the women he once loved."--Jacket
The lost steps by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated into twenty languages and published in more than fourteen Spanish editions, The Lost Steps, originally published in 1953, is Alejo Carpentier's most heralded novel. A composer, fleeing an empty existence in New York City, takes a journey with his mistress to one of the few remaining areas of the world not yet touched by civilization-the upper reaches of a great South American river. The Lost Steps describes his search, his adventures, and the remarkable decision he makes in a village that seems to be truly outside history. Amazon review
Big blondes by Jean Echenoz( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TV producer Paul Salvador needs an actress for a film and hires detectives to track down Gloria Stella, a pop star considered the perfect blonde. But elusive Gloria likes her privacy and at least one detective ends up dead. The chase leads the reader from France all the way to India. A roman noir
Los Olvidados by Mark Polizzotti( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Los Olvidados' established Luis Bunuel's reputation as a world-class director. The author explores the historical context, aesthetic importance & biographical significance of the film, providing an overview of 'Los Olvidados' in English. He presents an introduction to the Mexican film industry & places Bunuel & his films within it
One-way by Didier van Cauwelaert( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hailed as a marvel and awarded France's most prestigious literary prize, One-Way recounts the comic, absurd; and all-too-believable adventures of Aziz Kemal, a young Frenchman raised as an Arab by Marseilles gypsies. Arrested for a crime he didn't commit, Aziz becomes the target of a government campaign to repatriate illegal immigrants and finds himself on route to Morocco, despite the fact that he isn't Moroccan. Accompanying Aziz is a touchingly naive and neurotic "humanitarian attache" named Jean-Pierre Schneider, who drowns his own personal woes in his zeal to build a new life for his charge in a land neither one has ever seen. It is on the plane to Morocco that events take an unexpected turn, when Aziz, pressed for details of a "birthplace" that isn't his, invents the fabulous story of Irghiz, a valley-paradise hidden from the world and now in danger of ruin. From this moment on, the attache forgets his original assignment and has only one mission: to return Aziz to the Eldorodo he left behind and save it from the ravages of modern progress. So begins an initiatory journey that takes Aziz, Jean-Pierre, and a disabused aristocrat named Volerie d'Armeroy de Villeneuve across a desert both real and mythic, pursuing a vision of happiness as elusive as lrghiz itself. At once humorous and poignant, the story of this journey is, a beautifully realized blend of sensitivity, humor, intelligence, and good sense ... a rich and engaging novel, filled with a lucid and compassion ate humanity" (Jean-Claude Lebrun)
Impressions of Africa; a novel by Raymond Roussel( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While shipwrecked in a mythical African land, passengers stage a gala and entertain the chieftain Talou, their captor, with bizarre performances, including a zither-playing worm, a marksman who can peel an egg at fifty yards, and others
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Revolution of the mind : the life of André BretonI'm gone : a novelOut of my headWritingA new world imagined : art of the AmericasBouvard and PécuchetChopin's move : a novelPiano : a novel