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Bell, Matt 1980-

Overview
Works: 42 works in 97 publications in 3 languages and 2,434 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Short stories  Experimental fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Dystopias  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS648.D4, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Matt Bell
 
Most widely held works by Matt Bell
In the house upon the dirt between the lake and the woods by Matt Bell( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping the busy confusion of his homeland and moving to an almost-uninhabited lake shore where he plans on living simply and raising a family, a man descends into rage, obsession, and an abstract sense of reality when his wife suffers multiple miscarriages
Scrapper by Matt Bell( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelly scavenges for scrap metal from the hundred thousand abandoned buildings in a part of Detroit known as "the zone," an increasingly wild landscape where one day he finds something far more valuable than the copper he's come to steal: a kidnapped boy, crying out for rescue. Briefly celebrated as a hero, Kelly secretly takes on the responsibility of avenging the boy's unsolved kidnapping, a task that will take him deeper into the zone and into a confrontation with his own past, his long-buried trauma, memories made dangerous again
The best American mystery stories 2016( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 is a feast of both literary crime and hard-boiled detection, featuring a seemingly innocent murderer, a drug dealer in love, a drunken prank gone terribly wrong, and plenty of other surprising twists and turns
A tree or a person or a wall : stories by Matt Bell( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here we have Matt Bell at his most inventive and uncanny: parents and children, murderers and monsters, wild renditions of the past, and stunning visions of the present, all of which build to a virtuoso reimagining of our world. A 19th-century minister builds an elaborate motor that will bring about the Second Coming. A man with rough hands locks a boy in a room with an albino ape. An apocalyptic army falls under a veil of forgetfulness. The story of Red Riding Hood is run through a potentially endless series of iterations. A father invents an elaborate, consuming game for his hospitalized son. Indexes, maps, a checkered shirt buried beneath a blanket of snow: they are scattered through these pages as clues to mysteries that may never be solved, ingering evidence of the violence and unknowability of the world. A Tree or a Person or a Wall brings together Bell's previously published shorter fiction--the story collection How They Were Found and the acclaimed novella Cataclysm Baby--along with seven dark and disturbing new stories, to create a collection of singular power"--
The boys in the band : flashpoints of cinema, history, and queer politics by Matt Bell( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Boys in the Band's debut was revolutionary for its fictional but frank presentation of a male homosexual subculture in Manhattan. Based on Mart Crowley's hit Off-Broadway play from 1968, the film's two-hour running time approximates real time, unfolding at a birthday party attended by nine men whose language, clothing, and behavior evoke a range of urban gay "types." Although various popular critics, historians, and film scholars over the years have offered cursory acknowledgment of the film's importance, more substantive research and analysis have been woefully lacking. The film's neglect among academics belies a rich and rewarding object of study. The Boys in the Band merits not only the close reading that should accompany such a well-made text but also recognition as a landmark almost ideally situated to orient us amid the highly complex, shifting cultural terrain it occupied upon its release-- and has occupied since. The scholars assembled here bring an invigorating variety of methods to their considerations of this singular film. Coming from a wide range of academic disciplines, they pose and answer questions about the film in remarkably different ways. Cultural analysis, archival research, interviews, study of film traditions, and theoretical framing intensify their revelatory readings of the film. Many of the essays take inventive approaches to longstanding debates about identity politics, and together they engage with current academic work across a variety of fields that include queer theory, film theory, gender studies, race and ethnic studies, and Marxist theory. Addressing The Boys in the Band from multiple perspectives, these essays identify and draw out the film's latent flashpoints-- aspects of the film that express the historical, cinematic, and queer-political crises not only of its own time, but also of today
In the house upon the dirt between the lake and the woods by Matt Bell( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping the busy confusion of his homeland and moving to an almost-uninhabited lake shore where he plans on living simply and raising a family, a man descends into rage, obsession, and an abstract sense of reality when his wife suffers multiple miscarriages
How they were found : stories by Matt Bell( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by Matt Bell that span a wide range of genres and explore the physical and mental extremes that can shape a person's life
Scrapper : a novel by Matt Bell( Recording )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detroit has descended into ruin. Kelly scavenges for scrap metal from the hundred thousand abandoned buildings in a part of the city known as "the zone," an increasingly wild landscape where one day he finds something far more valuable than the copper he's come to steal: a kidnapped boy, crying out for rescue. Briefly celebrated as a hero, Kelly secretly avenges the boy's unsolved kidnapping, a task that will take him deeper into the zone and into a confrontation with his own past and long-buried traumas
Best of the Web 2010 by Matt Bell( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guest-edited by fiction writer Kathy Fish, Best of the Web 2010 is the newest edition of Dzanc's yearly anthology series compiling the best fiction, poetry, and non-fiction published in last year's online literary journals. The mission of the Best of the Web series is to promote and expand the reach and prestige of online literature by offering this annual glimpse into the best writing the Internet has to offer
Cataclysm baby by Matt Bell( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beset with environmental disaster, animal-like children, and the failure of traditional roles, the twenty-six fathers of Cataclysm Baby raise their desperate voices to reveal the strange stations of frustrated parenthood, to proclaim familial thrashings against the fading light of our exhausted planet, its glory grown wild again. As the known world disappears, these beleaguered and all-too-breakable men cling ever tighter to the duties of an unrecoverable past, even as their children rush ahead, evolve away. Unflinching in the face of apocalypse and unblinking before the complicated gaze of parental love, Matt Bell's Cataclysm Baby is a powerful chronicle of our last days, and of the tentative graces that might fill the hours of our dusk
A tree or a person or a wall : stories by Matt Bell( Recording )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Tree or a Person or a Wall gives us Matt Bell at his most inventive and uncanny: parents and children, murderers and monsters, wild renditions of the past, and acute takes on the present, all of which build to a virtuoso reimagining of our world. A 19th-century minister builds an elaborate motor that will bring about the Second Coming. A man with rough hands locks a boy in a room with an albino ape. An apocalyptic army falls under a veil of forgetfulness. The story of Red Riding Hood is run through a potentially endless series of iterations. A father invents an elaborate, consuming game for his hospitalized son. Indexes, maps, a checkered shirt buried beneath a blanket of snow: they are scattered through these pages as clues to mysteries that may never be solved, lingering evidence of the violence and unknowability of the world. A Tree or a Person or a Wall brings together Bell's previously published shorter fiction-the story collection How They Were Found and the acclaimed novella Cataclysm Baby-along with seven dark and disturbing new stories, to create a collection of singular power
Baldur's Gate II : Shadows of Amn by Matt Bell( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Upon its release in 2000, BioWare's PC role-playing epic Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn was hailed as a paragon of its genre and named "RPG of the Year" by IGN, GameSpy, and GameSpot. A game like Baldur's Gate II requires not just a master wordsmith but a dungeon master. Enter award-winning novelist Matt Bell, author of four works of fiction and co-author of the Dungeons & Dragons novel The Last Garrison. Bell's book explores BG2's immersive narrative and complex mechanics, unpacks how RPG systems enable our emotional investment in characters, investigates the game's non-linear story, and relates his own struggle to reconcile being a "serious" adult with his love of D&D and video games. Dig in, geek out, and go for the eyes, Boo!"--Publisher's website
At Ford, turnaround is job one by James B Shein( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case opens with the Ford Motor Company seemingly on the path toward bankruptcy. Ford had been bleeding red ink for more than ten years when it decided in 2006 that continuing the same turnaround attempts was not going to right the ship. The company was facing significant external challenges, such as intense competition and changing consumer preferences, as well as internal challenges, such as quality and design issues and a stifling level of corporate complexity. As the case begins, CEO Bill Ford has taken the unusual step of hiring an auto industry outsider as his replacement. Alan Mulally, a thirty-seven-year Boeing veteran and principal architect of the venerable airplane manufacturer's own massive and successful turnaround, wasted little time in getting to know the business
Jonathan Miller : custom energy bar entrepreneur pitches Sharks by James B Shein( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Miller appeared in September 2009 on 'Shark Tank', the ABC television reality show featuring entrepreneurs versus angel investors in a discussion of the business value proposition and to win a negotiation for an investment from one of the 4 Sharks. The company he founded, Element Bars, a maker of custom energy bars, needed investment capital. Prior to appearing on the show, Miller had considered several financing options available to entrepreneurs: loans and other debt capital and equity capital, each of which are evaluated in the case
KINGDOM-EMPOWERED ENTREPRENEUR : awakening your supernatural edge by Matt Bell( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You have the creative edge! Imagine walking into a boardroom, sales meeting, or investor presentation sustained by the peace of the Lord, driven by profound joy in His presence, and empowered by a hopeful expectation of His blessing. Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, followers of Jesus possess the greatest power in the universe! With this amazing power comes a profound responsibility: to lead the forefront of modern business and innovation for the glory of God. The Kingdom-Empowered Entrepreneur will help you do just that. This book is a personal boot camp for Christian entrepreneurs and business people. Matt Bell takes you through Biblical principles that are essential for every business owner to know and practice. Each section includes prayers and exercises to activate your faith and unlock revelation for the marketplace. This book will impart useful Biblical insights on your role as an entrepreneur, igniting your spiritual passion and fueling your business pursuits
How they were found by Matt Bell( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his debut collection How They Were Found, Matt Bell draws from a wide range of genres to create stories that are both formally innovative and imaginatively rich. In one, a 19th-century minister follows ghostly instructions to build a mechanical messiah. In another, a tyrannical army commander watches his apocalyptic command slip away as the memories of his men begin to fade and fail. Elsewhere, murders are indexed, new worlds are mapped, fairy tales are fractured and retold and then fractured again. Throughout these thirteen stories, Bell's careful prose burrows at the foundations of his characters' lives until they topple over, then painstakingly pores over the wreckage for what rubbled humanity might yet remain to be found
Good time Max( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An independent drama about two siblings who are by turns raised up and brought down by the bonds of family. Max is living the high life as a cocaine dealer in New York until a transaction goes sour and he's forced to hide out in L.A. His brother Adam, a doctor, tries to help him get clean but gets caught up in the brutal cycle of addiction himself. When things spiral out of control only the two of them can save each other
Tin House by Win McCormack( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

From the website: 'Talent borrows, genius steals' is usually attributed to Oscar Wilde, and occasionally Pablo Picasso. There is, however, no record of either one actually saying or writing this. T. S. Eliot, on the other hand, wrote, 'Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.' Theft and appropriation have always been artistic engines. In this issue, Kevin Young--poet, essayist, and anthologist--looks at how thievery is done well (Bob Dylan) and not so well (Jonah Lehrer). Mary Ruefle and Erika Meitner demonstrate the art of erasure, turning extant texts into ready-made poetry. Thievery of property and the ultimate transgression, the theft of a life, have spurred the great ones from Homer to Shakespeare to Fitzgerald. Here, Victor LaValle remembers the time he played at being a teen runaway in Times Square. Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson returns to our pages, and to Korea, with his story 'Fortune Smiles,' in which North Korean expat grifters try to navigate the laws and mores of Seoul. We sent out a call for short essays about memorable thefts, and it is an honor to have the call answered by the doyen of crime writers, Mary Higgins Clark, alongside Alissa Nutting, George Singleton, and Laura Lippman. Clark reminds us that, in Shakespeare's words, 'The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief.' Enjoy
Infinitesimals by Brandon Richard Peters( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection of short stories deals with themes of fantasy and desire. Often centered around relationships at or near a transition, these stories feature characters and archetypes struggling to understand the world around them, as they develop into adults. Some of the protagonists are teens, and some adults, but all of them are growing up
Beach balls & alcohol by Key West (Musical group)( Recording )

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

 
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