Most widely held works about Jim Norton
Most widely held works by Jim Norton
Driving lessons ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
Evangelical Christian do-gooder, Laura Marshall fills her home with down-and-out boarders. Laura's shy teenage son, Ben, lands a job tending to self-proclaimed "Dame" Evie Walton, an over-the-hill actress with the mouth of a drunken sailor and an insatiable lust for life. The battle for Ben's soul begins as Evie shanghais Ben away from his repressive roots and transforms him from a boy to a man.
Ulysses by James Joyce ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Presents a recording of the novel which describes the adventures and exploits of Leopold Bloom as he wanders through Dublin on a single day, June 16, 1904. Set within the context of Homer's Odyssey, Joyce uses stream of consciousness as a literary device to illuminate the internal thoughts of Bloom, his wife, Molly, and other assorted characters.
The eclipse ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
Michael Farr (Ciarán Hinds), a teacher raising his two kids alone since his wife died two years earlier, has been seeing and hearing strange things late at night. He isn't sure if he is having nightmares, or if he's experiencing a haunting. Working as a volunteer for an international literary festival, he is assigned to Lena Morelle (Iben Hjejle), an author of books about ghosts and the supernatural. Establishing a rapport with one another, Michael opens up and shares his terrifying experiences with her. However, Lena's attention is distracted by another novelist, Nicholas Holden (Aidan Quinn), with whom she had a brief affair. The trajectories of these three people lead them into a life-altering collision where the challenges of love, fear of the unknown, and release from the burden of grief are explored.
Dubliners by James Joyce ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 370 libraries worldwide
The fifteen stories that roam over a human landscape that stretches from the bleakest of despair to the most blinding of epiphanies.
A portrait of the artist as a young man by James Joyce ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
"In 'A portrait of the artist as a young man, ' Joyce describes the early life of Stephen Dedalus: significant memories from infancy, schooldays, family life, his first taste of sin, guilt, repentance-- and his passage to freedom as he elects to leave Ireland forever. This is, in effect, an autobiography. Stephen is Joyce; every person he encounters and every incident he experiences, is drawn from life. The writing, though, displays the colour and imagination of the very finest fiction, in language which cries out to be read aloud"--Container.
Love and summer by William Trevor ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
In 1950s Ireland, an orphan named Ellie Dillahan finds herself living in a small town-- and entered into a bleak future with the man she married. When Ellie encounters a photographer on the verge of leaving Ireland, it seems she might escape from her painful situation, but this new love threatens to consume them both.
Finian's rainbow new Broadway cast recording by Burton Lane ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
The third policeman by Flann O'Brien ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Flann O'Brien's most popular and surrealistic novel concerns an imaginary, hellish village police force and a local murder. Weird, satirical, and very funny, its popularity has suddenly increased after the novel was featured in the October 2005 episode of the hit television series Lost.
Hidden agenda ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth-- which they soon discover to be contained in an audio tape which the man had with him, exposing political manipulations at the highest levels of government. But such underlying agendas require careful considerations to avoid worse things than murder.
Luigi Pirandello ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Discusses the works of Pirandello, who believed that all truth is relative because each of us has different impressions of that truth.
Oyster farmer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
An enterprising young man robs a fish market and mails the cash to a secluded, close-knit community of oyster farmers. When it goes missing, he suspects it was found by one of his neighbors.
The life and works of W.B. Yeats by W. B Yeats ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
William Butler Yeats remains one of the most popular poets of the 20th century. The Lake Isle of Inisfree, He wishes for the cloths of heaven, Down by the Salley Gardens, The secret rose - these are just a few of the poems that made William Butler Yeats an international figure. Born in Dublin in 1865, Yeats drew strength from the Irish tradition, as can be seen in this special audiobook, which presents the most important poems in the context of his life and ambitions. His poetic urgency was fueled by an active and varied life, as he gained his inspiration from the men and women he knew, classical sources and contemporary politics.
The James Joyce audio collection by James Joyce ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Presents selections from "Ulysses," "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man," and "Finnegans Wake," with readers including the author himself in a recording remastered from a 1924 gramophone disc.
Nature. Salmon-- running the gauntlet ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Go beyond the ongoing debate over how to save an endangered species. Documented are the stories of collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in audacious experiments to replicate every stage of the fish's life cycle. In its exposure of a wildly creative, hopelessly complex, and stunningly expensive approach to managing salmon, the film reveals one of the most ambitious plans ever conceived for taking the reins of the planet.
Seven pillars of wisdom by T. E Lawrence ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Presents the autobiography of Lawrence of Arabia. Chronicles his role in leading the Arab Revolt against the Turks during the First World War.
Proof ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
When an investigative journalist discovers a link between the murder of a car thief and the suspicious death of a corrupt accountant, he begins to connect these crimes to the rise to power of the soon-to-be-elected Prime Minister of Ireland.
A woman of no importance by Oscar Wilde ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Devilishly attractive Lord Illingworth is notorious for his skill as a seducer. But he is still invited to all the "best" houses, while his female conquests must hide their shame in seclusion. In this devastating drawing room comedy, Wilde uses his celebrated wit to expose English society's narrow view of everything from sexual mores to Americans.
Comedian ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Follows Jerry Seinfeld and Orny Adams as they navigate their way through the cutthroat world of New York's comedy clubs, each working toward the ultimate goal of an appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. For Seinfeld, hitting the clubs is a way of proving himself after his years of sitcom success; for the up-and-coming Adams, nightly stand-up routines are an avenue to bigger and better things, preferably comedy festivals, talk show appearances, and sitcom roles. The two occasionally cross paths where they debate ups and downs of the trade.
Beckett on film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Container.
Krapp's last tape That time ; Not I ; A piece of monologue by Samuel Beckett ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Samuel Beckett, one of the great avant-garde Irish dramatists and writers of the second half of the twentieth century, was born on 13 April 1906. His centenary will be celebrated throughout 2006 with performances of his major plays, including Waiting for Godot. Here are the two most famous plays for solo voice. Krapp's Last Tape finds an old man, with his tape recorder, musing over the past and future. Not I is a remarkable tour de force for a single actress, as a woman emits memories and fears. Also included are two other singular short dramas for single voice, That Time read by John Moffatt and A Piece of Monologue read by Peter Marinker.
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