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Christensen, Thomas 1948-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 7,828 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Domestic fiction  Fantasy fiction  Personal narratives  Catalogs  Documentary films 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PQ7298.15.S638, 863
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas Christensen
Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies by Laura Esquivel( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 3,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the fact that she has fallen in love with a young man, Tita, the youngest of three daughters born to a tyrannical rancher, must obey tradition and remain single and at home to care for her mother
River of ink : literature, history and art by Thomas Christensen( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thomas Christensen's previous title 1616 : The World in Motion looked at a single year in the age of early maritime globalism--PW gave it a starred review, calling it 'a stunning overview of the nascent modern world.' By contrast his new gorgeously illustrated River of Ink ranges widely across time and cultures and offers what amounts to a magisterial history of literacy. The book's title refers to the sacking of Baghdad in 1258 when the Tigris ran black with the ink of books flung into the water by Mongol invaders. Other essays range from the writings of prehistoric Chinese cultures known only through archaeology to the state of book reviewing in the US today to the heroic efforts of contemporary Afghanis to keep the legacy of their ancient culture alive under the barrage of endless war. Christensen's encyclopaedic knowledge of both world art and a vast understanding of literature allows him to move easily from a discussion of the invention of moveable type in Korea to Johannes Kepler's search for the harmony of the spheres to the strange journey of an iron sculpture from Benin to the Louvre. Other essays cover the Popul Vuh of the Maya as exemplum of translation, the pioneering explorations of the early American naturalist John Bartram, the balletic works of Louis-Ferdinand Celine. It is Christensen's unparalleled gift to seemingly see the world whole and to offer a wealth of absolutely vital connections adequate to our position as citizens of an ever more rapidly globalizing world"--
Around the day in eighty worlds by Julio Cortázar( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1616 : the world in motion by Thomas Christensen( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Christensen illuminates the extravagant age of the early 17th century by focusing on a single riotous year. Woven with color images and artwork from the period, "1616" tells the surprising tales of the men and women who set the world on its tumultuous course toward modernity
The U.S.-Mexican War by Carol Christensen( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the issues, including the concept of manifest destiny, that led to war between the U.S. and Mexico in 1846, the events of the war, and the impact of its outcome
Nocturnal butterflies of the Russian Empire : a novel by José Manuel Prieto González( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant novel of love, international smuggling, and the art of letter writing is offered by one of Latin America's promising young literary talents. J. lives on the fringes of Eastern Europe, a smuggler fencing the flotsam of communism's collapse. Offered a commission to illegally trap a rare Russian butterfly, he decides to use it as an opportunity to smuggle V., his Russian lover, back into her homeland
New world, new words : recent writing from the Americas : a bilingual anthology( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In few words : a compendium of Latino folk wit and wisdom : a bilingual collection = En pocas palabras by José Antonio Burciaga( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Few Words/En Pocas Palabras provides a glimpse into the heart of a people. It is an invaluable resource for anyone learning or celebrating the Spanish language and Hispanic culture."--Jacket
The Discovery of America & other myths : a new world reader by Thomas Christensen( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did the arrival of Europeans five centuries ago bring the benefits of western civilization to a new World of barbarians or did it bring death, slavery, and terror to long-established cultures? This controversial anthology brings together historical texts and contemporary fiction and essays that re-explore the conquest of the Americas and reveal issues that are still burning in the literature and imagination of the hemisphere
Constancia : and other stories for virgins by Carlos Fuentes( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of: Constancia. Contents: Constancia--La Desdichada-The prisoner of Las Lomas--Viva Mi Fama -- Reasonable people
Bridge to understanding : the art and architecture of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum--Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture by Thomas Christensen( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landscape with yellow birds : selected poems by José Angel Valente( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the first time in English: a bilingual, comprehensive selection of poems by Spain's most important postwar poet
Rocks into gold : Zhan Wang : sculptures from the Sierra by Wang Zhan( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco : Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian art and culture by Thomas Christensen( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like water for chocolate by Laura Esquivel( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kuharska pravljica za odrasle s ščepcem magičnega realizma je recept za knjižno uspešnico Mehičanke, ki je prerasla v film, glasbeno opremljen z nepozabnim hripavim, a vseeno toplim glasom Ane Gabriel. Čutno opisovanje hrane, ki "diha" z družinsko sago o oblastni veleposestniški materi in njenih treh hčerkah, draži naše nosnice in brbončice brez dodanih efektov. Da pa vonji budijo čustva je že dolgo znano ... Stari rek, da gre ljubezen skozi želodec, je v zgodbi povzdignjen nad raven senzacionalističnih kuharskih oddaj, ki preplavljajo televizijske ekrane. Hrana namreč nadomesti ljubezen, ki je zaradi družbenih pravil prepovedana. Kak zadrt asket bi romanu lahko očital glorifikacijo požrešnosti in poltenosti, vsekakor pa se mu ne da očitati njegovega poetičnega sloga, ki te zaziblje v prvobitni svet otroštva in vonjav domače kuhinje
River of ink : an illustrated history of literacy by Thomas Christensen( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Christensen's previous title 1616: The World in Motion looked at a single year in the age of early maritime globalism-PW gave it a starred review, calling it "a stunning overview of the nascent modern world." By contrast his new gorgeously illustrated River of Ink ranges widely across time and cultures and offers what amounts to a magisterial history of literacy. The book's title refers to the sacking of Baghdad in 1258 when the Tigris ran black with the ink of books flung into the water by Mongol invaders. Other essays range from the writings of prehistoric Chinese cultures known only through archaeology to the state of book reviewing in the US today to the heroic efforts of contemporary Afghanis to keep the legacy of their ancient culture alive under the barrage of endless war. Christensen's encyclopaedic knowledge of both world art and a vast understand of literature allows him to move easily from a discussion of the invention of moveable type in Korea to Johannes Kepler's search for the harmony of the spheres to the strange journey of an iron sculpture from Benin to the Louvre. Other essays cover the Popul Vuh of the Maya as exemplum of translation, the pioneering explorations of the early American naturalist John Bartram, the balletic works of Louis-Ferdinand Celine. It is Christensen's unparalleled gift to seemingly see the world whole and to offer a wealth of absolutely vital connections adequate to our position as citizens of an ever more rapidly globalizing world
Spilleren by F. M Dostojevskij( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Norwegian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historien om den fattige og spillegale huslærerens lidenskapelige forelskelse i den forførende og stolte Polina ble utgitt på kassett i 1995
U.S.-Mexican War 1846-1848( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1845, President John Tyler signed a Congressional resolution to annex Texas, and by 1846, 4,000 troops were on the Rio Grande. Shortly thereafter, President James Polk proposed that Mexico sell its northern half to the U.S. Hostilities commenced and the U.S. crossed the border to occupy Matamoras, U.S. warships landed troops at Veracruz, who fought their way overland to Mexico City. Santa Anna led a defending army, but the Mexicans were overwhelmed. In the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico sold its northern territories to the U.S. for $15 million. For Mexico, the war was a traumatic event that resulted in the loss of many lives, half its territory, and a great deal of pride and hope for the future. However, it brought together a people who still were struggling with what it meant to be Mexican, just 20 years after achieving independence from Spain. This film examines both sides of a conflict that changed the shape of nations and left a legacy that endures to this day
Like water for chocolate by Laura Esquivel( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audio version of the fantastical novel about the frustrated love of a young woman who is trapped by family tradition and how fate and food conspire to bring her and her sister's husband together. Tita de la Garza, the youngest of three sisters on a Mexican ranch, transmits her strongest emotions through her cooking, rebelling against her tyrannical mother
En pocas palabras = In a few words : a compendium of Lation folk wit and wisdom : a bilingual collection by José Antonio Burciaga( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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1616 : the world in motionThe U.S.-Mexican WarNocturnal butterflies of the Russian Empire : a novelNew world, new words : recent writing from the Americas : a bilingual anthologyIn few words : a compendium of Latino folk wit and wisdom : a bilingual collection = En pocas palabrasBridge to understanding : the art and architecture of San Francisco's Asian Art Museum--Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and CultureRocks into gold : Zhan Wang : sculptures from the SierraThe Asian Art Museum of San Francisco : Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian art and culture
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Christensen, Thomas

Christensen, Tom 1948-

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