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Ondaatje, Michael 1943-

Overview
Works: 698 works in 3,670 publications in 35 languages and 69,784 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Novels  War stories  Psychological fiction  History  War fiction  Drama  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Signer, Other, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Photographer, Interviewer, wst, Contributor, Adapter
Classifications: PR9199.3.O5, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Michael Ondaatje
 
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Most widely held works by Michael Ondaatje
The English patient : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

450 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in 29 languages and held by 7,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a badly burned pilot is pulled from the wreckage of his plane in the Sahara Desert, he's placed in the care of an army nurse and identified only as "the English patient". As his memory slowly returns, a passionate and consuming love affair with a married woman is unveiled, and lives from both the past and the present become inextricably altered
Anil's ghost by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

164 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in 24 languages and held by 4,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is our own time. The place is Sri Lanka, the island nation formerly known as Ceylon, off the southern tip of India, a country steeped in centuries of cultural achievement and tradition--and forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war and the consequences of a country divided against itself. Into this maelstrom steps a young woman, Anil Tessera, born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to work with local officials to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island
The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

110 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new novel about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a sea voyage
Warlight by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

77 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 3,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just after World War II, 14-year-old Nathaniel and his older sister Rachel stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

128 editions published between 2007 and 2019 in 17 languages and held by 3,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing the violence that destroyed her family, Anna finds refuge in south-central France, in an isolated house once occupied by a writer, while she struggles to reconcile the past and present, the demands of family, love, and memory
In the skin of a lion : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

153 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Lewis arrives in Toronto in the 1920s and earns his living searching for a vanished millionaire and tunneling beneath Lake Ontario. In the course of his adventures, Patrick's life intersects with those of characters who reappear in Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning The English Patient
Coming through slaughter by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

111 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 12 languages and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of jazz musician, Buddy Bolden, and New Orleans in 1900
The collected works of Billy the Kid by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

86 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Bonney a.k.a. "Billy the Kid," killed his first man when he was twelve. By the time he was twenty-one he had, by his own reckoning, slain 19 more. In the intervening years he had become "Billy the Kid," bloodthirsty ogre and outlaw saint. Drawing on contemporary accounts, photographs, dime novels and his own imagination, Michael Ondaatje takes you inside the mind of Billy the Kid, tracing his bloody passage across the blasted landscape of New Mexico, through the battles with his captorand eventual killer, Pat Garrett and through the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth
Handwriting : poems by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of poems by a Canadian writer from Sri Lanka. In The First Rule of Sinhalese Architecture, he writes: "Never build three doors / in a straight line / A devil might rush / through them /deep into your house, / into your life."
The conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing film by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

65 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations, over the course of a year, between the author and Walter Murch
The cinnamon peeler : selected poems by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

58 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Ondaatje's new selected poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection, Secular Love. These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high praise for this truly original poet and novelist. -- from publisher description
Warlight : a novel by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

30 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we follow the story of fourteen-year-old Nathaniel, and his older sister, Rachel. In 1945, just after World War II, they stay behind in London when their parents move to Singapore, leaving them in the care of a mysterious figure named The Moth. They suspect he might be a criminal, and they grow both more convinced and less concerned as they come to know his eccentric crew of friends: men and women joined by a shared history of unspecified service during the war, all of whom seem, in some way, determined now to protect, and educate (in rather unusual ways) Rachel and Nathaniel. But are they really what and who they claim to be? And what does it mean when the siblings' mother returns after months of silence without their father, explaining nothing, excusing nothing? A dozen years later, Nathaniel begins to uncover all that he didn't know and understand in that time, and it is this journey--through facts, recollection, and imagination--that he narrates in this masterwork from one of the great writers of our time
The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

22 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--As far from the Captain's Table as can be, with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys. As the ship makes its way into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another
The English patient by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

65 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four damaged lives come together during the aftermath of World War II in an abandoned villa in Italy
The English patient by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

120 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set in Italy and North Africa during the first World War
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

38 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In California, then the Nevada casino's, 1970 a makeshift family of a father, daughter, adopted daughter and farm hand's lives are shattered by a traumatic event and they are sent off on separate courses
Make ink : a forager's guide to natural inkmaking by Jason Logan( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Toronto Ink Company was founded in 2014 by designer and artist Jason Logan as a citizen science experiment to make eco-friendly, urban ink from street-harvested pigments. In Make Ink, Logan delves into the history of inkmaking and the science of distilling pigment from the natural world. Readers will learn how to forage for materials such as soot, rust, cigarette butts, peach pits, and black walnut, then how to mix, test, and transform these ingredients into rich, vibrant inks that are sensitive to both place and environment. Organized by color, and featuring lovely minimalist photography throughout, Make Ink combines science, art, and craft to instill the basics of ink making and demonstrate the beauty and necessity of engaging with one of mankind's oldest tools of communication
There's a trick with a knife I'm learning to do : poems, 1963-1978 by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ondaatje is obsessed with the relationship and interdependence of the worlds of man and nature. Winner of the 1979 Governor General's Award for Poetry
Anil's ghost by Michael Ondaatje( Recording )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of The English patient and winner of the Booker Prize, the Canada Australia Prize, and the Canada Governor General's Award, comes a new novel of electric artistry and impact confirming Michael Ondaatje's reputation as one of the world's foremost writers. The time is our own time ... The place Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southern tip of India, a country formerly known as Ceylon, steeped in centuries of cultural achievement and tradition forced into the late 20th century by the ravages of civil war and the consequences of a government divided against itself. Into this maelstrom steps a young woman, Anil Tissera, born in Sri Lanka, educated in America, a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to work with local officials to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island. Bodies are discovered. Skeletons. And particularly one, nicknamed "Sailor." What follows, in a novel rich with character, emotion, and incident, is a story about love, about family, about identity and the unknown enemy, about the quest to unlock the hidden past and all propelled by a riveting mystery
Lost classics by Michael Ondaatje( Book )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays from leading writers on books, "that have inspired and influenced, but are no longer available, hard to find, or sadly under-appreciated."
 
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The English patient : a novel
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Anil's ghostThe cat's tableDivisaderoIn the skin of a lion : a novelComing through slaughterThe collected works of Billy the KidHandwriting : poemsThe conversations : Walter Murch and the art of editing film
Alternative Names
Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje, 1943-

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Ondaatje M.

Ondaatje, Michael

Ondaatje Michaelas

Ondaatje Philip Michael

Ondaatje Philip Michael (1943-)

Ondačė Maiklas

Ondatje, Maikls 1943-

Ondaṭyeh, Maiḳl 1943-

Ondatže, Majkl 1943-

Philip Michael Ondaatje

Uwndātǧī, Māykil 1943-

Майкл Андатжэ

Майкл Ондатже

Майкъл Ондатджи

Ондатже Майкл

Մայքլ Օնդաաջ

מייקל אונדאטג'

מייקל אונדאצ'י סופר קנדי

مایکل اونداتیه شاعر کانادایی

مایکل اونداده

ميتشايل اونداتچى

माइकल ओन्डाटेजे कनाडाई लेखक

மைக்கல் ஒன்டாட்சே கனடிய எழுத்தாளர்

මයිකල් ඔන්ඩාජේ

마이클 온다체

마이클 온다치 캐나다 소설가, 시인, 수필가

온다치, 마이클 1943-

オンダーチェ, マイケル

マイケル・オンダーチェ

麥可·翁達傑

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