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Polizzotti, Mark

Overview
Works: 72 works in 232 publications in 2 languages and 11,967 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Psychological fiction  Drama  Interviews  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Translator, Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Illustrator, Publisher
Classifications: PQ2603.R35, 843.914
Publication Timeline
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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 1,299 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 )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aptly described by playwright Eugene Ionesco as one of the four or five great reformers of modern thought, Andre Breton (1896-1966) was the founder and prime mover of Surrealism, the most influential artistic and literary movement of the 20th century. Poet and theorist, artistic impresario and political agitator, Breton was a man of paradoxical character: inspiring one moment, crushingly tyrannical the next; embracing friends like Brunuel, Dali, Duchamp, Miro, Man Ray, Aragon and Eluard, only to exile them as enemies later. From its emergence from Dada after World War I through its culmination in the 1960s, here is the Surrealist world in detail. --Black Widow Press
Syndrome E by Franck Thilliez ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 726 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"--From publisher description
Out of my head by Didier van Cauwelaert ( Book )
45 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel about one man's struggle to reclaim his identity
L'Année dernière a Marienbad by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 652 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 )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 642 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
Writing by Marguerite Duras ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 439 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."--BOOK JACKET
Bouvard and Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 405 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
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 396 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
Chopin's move : a novel by Jean Echenoz ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Chopin's Move, a tale of spies and flies, interweaves the fates of Chopin, entomologist and recalcitrant secret agent with a talent for turning bugs into "bugs"; Oswald, a young foreign-affairs employee who vanishes en route to his new home; Oswald's wife, Suzy, who gets enmeshed in a tangle of deceit and counterdeceit (in part through her own relations with Chopin); the mysterious Colonel Seck, whose motivations are never quite what they seem; and a typically Echenozian supporting cast of neurotic bodyguards, disquieting functionaries, and crafty double-agents
Piano : a novel by Jean Echenoz ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 363 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."--BOOK JACKET
Conversations : the autobiography of surrealism by André Breton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Item consists of interviews with André Breton
The lost steps = Les pas perdus by André Breton ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Lost Steps (Les Pas perdus) is Andre Breton's first collection of critical and polemical essays. Composed between 1917 and 1923, these pieces trace his evolution during the years when he was emerging as a central figure in French (and European) intellectual life. They chronicle his tumultuous passage through the Dada movement, proclaim his explosive views on Modernism and its heroes, and herald the emergence of Surrealism itself. Along the way, we are given Breton's serious commentaries on his Modernist predecessors, Guillaume Apollinaire and Alfred Jarry, followed by his not-so-serious Dada manifestoes
Big blondes by Jean Echenoz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 287 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
One-way by Didier van Cauwelaert ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 280 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)
Double jeopardy : a novel by Jean Echenoz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Olvidados by Mark Polizzotti ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 258 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
Break of day = Point du jour by André Breton ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
André Breton : selections by André Breton ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Syndrome E a novel by Franck Thilliez ( )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic police procedural meets cutting-edge science in this huge international bestseller. Already a runaway bestseller in France, Syndrome E tells the story of beleaguered detective Lucie Henebelle, whose old friend has developed a case of spontaneous blindness after watching an extremely rare--and violent--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 who comes into contact with the film starts turning up dead. Enlisting the help of Inspector Franck Sharko--a brooding, broken analyst for the Paris police who is exploring the film's connection to five murdered men left in the woods--Lucie begins to strip away the layers of what is perhaps the most disturbing and powerful film ever made. Soon Sharko and Lucie find themselves mired in a darkness that spreads across politics, religion, science, and art while stretching from France to Canada, Egypt to Rwanda, and beyond. And just who is responsible for this darkness will blow listeners' minds, as Syndrome E forces them to consider: What if the earliest and most brilliant advances and discoveries of neuroscience were not used for good but for evil?
 
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