Michael Ondaatje

1 Warlight

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2018-05-08
Description :  <b>NATIONAL BEST SELLER<br /><br />From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of <i>The English Patient:</i> a mesmerizing new novel that tells a dramatic story set in the decade after World War II through the lives of a small group of unexpected characters and two teenagers whose lives are indelibly shaped by their unwitting involvement.</b><br /><br />In a narrative as beguiling and mysterious as memory itself--shadowed and luminous at once--we read 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.

2 The Cat's Table

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2011-10-04
Description :  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, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: one man talks with them about jazz and women, another opens the door to the world of literature. The narrator’s elusive, beautiful cousin Emily becomes his confidante, allowing him to see himself “with a distant eye” for the first time, and to feel the first stirring of desire. Another Cat’s Table denizen, the shadowy Miss Lasqueti, is perhaps more than what she seems. And very late every night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. <br /> &#xa0;<br /> As the narrative moves between the decks and holds of the ship and the boy’s adult years, it tells a spellbinding story—by turns poignant and electrifying—about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage.<br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

3 The English Patient

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Classics  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1992-09-29
Description :  <b>With unsettling beauty and intelligence, this Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II. </b><br /><br />The nurse Hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to her last surviving patient. Caravaggio, the thief, tries to reimagine who he is, now that his hands are hopelessly maimed. The Indian sapper Kip searches for hidden bombs in a landscape where nothing is safe but himself. And at the center of his labyrinth lies the English patient, nameless and hideously burned, a man who is both a riddle and a provocation to his companions—and whose memories of suffering, rescue, and betrayal illuminate this book like flashes of heat lightning.

4 Running in the Family

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1993-11-30
Description :  In the late 1970s Ondaatje returned to his native island of Sri Lanka. As he records his journey through the drug-like heat and intoxicating fragrances of that "pendant off the ear of India, " Ondaatje simultaneously retraces the baroque mythology of his Dutch-Ceylonese family. An inspired travel narrative and family memoir by an exceptional writer.

5 Paris Stories

Author : Mavis Gallant & Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2002-10-31
Description :  A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL<br /><br />Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend, a frequent contributor to&#xa0;<i>The New Yorker</i>for close to fifty years who has, in the words of&#xa0;<i>The New York Times</i>, "radically reshaped the short story for decade after decade." Michael Ondaatje's new selection of Gallant's work gathers some of the most memorable of her stories set in Europe and Paris, where Gallant has long lived. Mysterious, funny, insightful, and heartbreaking, these are tales of expatriates and exiles, wise children and straying saints. Together they compose a secret history, at once intimate and panoramic, of modern times.

6 Coming Through Slaughter

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1996-03-19
Description :  Bringing to life the fabulous, colorful panorama of New Orleans in the first flush of the jazz era, this book tells the story of Buddy Bolden, the first of the great trumpet players--some say the originator of jazz--who was, in any case, the genius, the guiding spirit, and the king of that time and place. <br /><br />In this fictionalized meditation, Bolden, an unrecorded father of Jazz, remains throughout a tantalizingly ungraspable phantom, the central mysteries of his life, his art, and his madness remaining felt but never quite pinned down. Ondaatje's prose is at times startlingly lyrical, and as he chases Bolden through documents and scenes, the novel partakes of the very best sort of modern detective novel--one where the enigma is never resolved, but allowed to manifest in its fullness. Though more 'experimental' in form than either <i>The English Patient</i> or <i>In the Skin of a Lion</i>, it is a fitting addition to the renowned Ondaatje <i>oeuvre</i>.

7 Anil's Ghost

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2000-04-25
Description :  With his first novel since the internationally acclaimed <b>The English Patient</b>, Booker Prize—winning author Michael Ondaatje gives us a work displaying all the richness of imagery and language and the piercing emotional truth that we have come to know as the hallmarks of his writing.<br /><br /><b>Anil’s Ghost</b> transports us to Sri Lanka, a country steeped in centuries of tradition, now forced into the late twentieth century by the ravages of civil war. Into this maelstrom steps Anil Tissera, a young woman born in Sri Lanka, educated in England and America, who returns to her homeland as a forensic anthropologist sent by an international human rights group to discover the source of the organized campaigns of murder engulfing the island. What follows is a story about love, about family, about identity, about the unknown enemy, about the quest to unlock the hidden past–a story propelled by a riveting mystery. Unfolding against the deeply evocative background of Sri Lanka’s landscape and ancient civilization, <b>Anil’s Ghost</b> is a literary spellbinder–Michael Ondaatje’s most powerful novel yet.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

8 In the Skin of a Lion

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1997-01-14
Description :  Bristling with intelligence and shimmering with romance, this novel tests the boundary between history and myth. 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. 256 pp.

9 Divisadero

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-01-22
Description :  California del Nord, anni Settanta. Anna ha sedici anni e sin da piccola, orfana di madre, ha imparato a badare alla fattoria. Ad aiutarla c’è Coop, un ragazzo taciturno e silenzioso. Con il suo fare protettivo, per lei è sempre stato una figura enigmatica e affascinante. Ma adesso l’affetto si è trasformato in un’attrazione sempre più forte che minaccia di distruggere tutto ciò che hanno di più caro al mondo. È il padre di Anna a scoprirli per caso, una mattina. È posseduto da una furia cieca che si abbatte su Coop lasciandolo quasi senza vita. Vent’anni dopo, Anna è fuggita da quella violenza. È in Francia, abita in un piccolo paesino nella casa che fu di Lucien Segura, un misterioso scrittore vissuto durante la grande guerra. Anna ne sta studiando la vita e le opere. Si sente ossessionata da lui. Forse perché nella vita dell’uomo, fatta di segreti, passioni illecite, amori controversi e impossibili, ritrova inquietanti paralleli con la propria... un passato che ha lasciato dietro di sé, ma che non riuscirà mai a dimenticare.

10 Divisadero

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Romance 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2017-01-12
Description :  <b>Tras <i>El paciente inglés</i>, Ondaatje reafirma en <i>Divisadero</i> su extraordinaria capacidad para moverse en el difícil terreno de los sentimientos y para tratar las pasiones, las pérdidas y la persistencia del pasado. Un relato de inusual intensidad y belleza.</b><br /><br />En la más íntima y hermosa de sus historias, Michael Ondaatje narra la vida de Anna, quien tras un brutal suceso acontecido en su hogar, tendrá que dejar atrás la vida en la granja de California y empezar un nuevo camino en el sur de Francia. Lejos de su padre, de su gemela Claire y de Coop -un misterioso muchacho acogido por la familia- encontrará en la literatura y en la reconstrucción de la biografía de un importante escritor la manera de conciliarse con su pasado.<br /><br /><b>Reseñas:</b><br />«Ondaatje escribe sobre el amor logrando que, en un delirio, la prosa<br />alcance una belleza exorbitante.»<br /><i>The Times</i><br /><br />«Michael Ondaatje es el William Faulkner canadiense. Mediante imágenes inolvidables y un estilo inimitable, sus novelas narran el ascenso y caída del corazón humano. Su nueva novela es cautivadora y conmovedora.»<br /><i>Vancouver Sun</i><br /><br />«Déjate llevar por Ondaatje y su lenguaje te seducirá. Hay algo enternecedoramente humano en este libro.»<br /><i>The New York Times Sunday Book Review</i><br /><br />«Ondaatje tiene el don de capturar la música y el paisaje en palabras.»<br /><i>Time</i><br /><br />«De la primera a la última frase, este hermoso cuento, poético y con un toque humano, es un sorprendente y maravilloso placer.»<br /><i>USA Today</i><br /><br />«<i> Divisadero</i> tiene la marca de la casa de Ondaatje: una prosa seductora, personajes quijotescos y gran complejidad psicológica.»<br /><i>Publishers Weekly</i>

11 Divisadero

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature  Historical 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2007-05-29
Description :  From the celebrated author of <i>The English Patient</i> and <i>Anil's Ghost</i> comes a remarkable, intimate novel of intersecting lives that ranges across continents and time. In the 1970s in Northern California a father and his teenage daughters, Anna and Claire, work their farm with the help of Coop, an enigmatic young man who makes his home with them. Theirs is a makeshift family, until it is shattered by an incident of violence that sets fire to the rest of their lives. <i>Divisadero</i> takes us from San Francisco to the raucous backrooms of Nevada's casinos and eventually to the landscape of southern France. As the narrative moves back and forth through time and place, we find each of the characters trying to find some foothold in a present shadowed by the past.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

12 The Collected Works of Billy the Kid

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1996-03-19
Description :  Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels, and his own prodigious fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje's visionary novel traces the legendary outlaw's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. <b>The Collected Works of Billy the Kid</b> is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.

13 Handwriting

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1999-03-02
Description :  "Tumultuous, vibrant, tragic and over too soon." --<i>Newsday</i><br /><br /><b>Handwriting</b> is Michael Ondaatje's first new book of poetry since <b>The Cinnamon Peeler</b>. The exquisite poems collected here draw on history, mythology, landscape, and personal memories to weave a rich tapestry of images that reveal the longing for--and expose the anguish over--lost loves, homes, and language, as the poet contemplates scents and gestures and evokes a time when "handwriting occurred on waves, / on leaves, the scripts of smoke" and remembers a woman's "laughter with its / intake of breath. Uhh huh."<br /><br />Crafted with lyrical delicacy and seductive power, <b>Handwriting</b> reminds us of Michael Ondaatje's stature as one of the finest poets writing today.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

14 PEN America 4: Fact/Fiction

Author : PEN American Center, Agha Shahid Ali, Milan Kundera, Lorrie Moore, Alice Munro, Michael Ondaatje, Grace Paley, Charles Simic, Philip K. Dick, Jorge Luis Borges, Arthur Miller & Jeanette Winterson
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2002-10-01
Description :  Featuring tributes to John Steinbeck and writing by Jeanette Winterson, Alice Munro, Tim O'Brien, Agha Shahid Ali, Milan Kundera, Lorrie Moore, and Charles Simic. PEN members explore unreliable narrators in politics and literature.<br /><br /> PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers is published by PEN American Center. Featuring fiction, poetry, conversation, criticism, and memoir, PEN America champions international authors and provides first-hand insight into the minds of contemporary writers through provocative symposia.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In 2000, PEN America was named one of the Ten Best New Magazines by Library Journal. PEN America has been a finalist for the Utne Independent Press Award for international coverage, and work from recent issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.<br /><br /> -----<br /><br /> PEN American Center is the largest of the 141 centers of International PEN, the world's oldest human rights organization and the oldest international literary organization. International PEN was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial hatreds and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship. Its 3,400 distinguished members carry on the achievements in literature and the advancement of human rights of such past members as James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, Arthur Miller, Marianne Moore, Eugene O'Neill, Susan Sontag, and John Steinbeck. To learn more about PEN American Center, please visit: www.pen.org. PEN American Center welcomes readers and writers from all walks of life to join us in our mission to protect free expression and celebrate literature. To learn how to become a Professional or Associate Member of PEN, please visit: pen.org/join.

15 PEN America 7: World Voices

Author : PEN American Center, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Ha Jin, Michael Ondaatje, Jonathan Franzen, Shan Sa, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie & Francine Prose
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2006-06-01
Description :  World Voices captures some of the best conversations from the 2005 Festival. Featuring work from Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Ha Jin, Michael Ondaatje, Zakes Mda, Hanif Kureishi, Shan Sa, Khaled Mattawa, Dunya Mikhail, and many others.<br /><br /> PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers is published by PEN American Center. Featuring fiction, poetry, conversation, criticism, and memoir, PEN America champions international authors and provides first-hand insight into the minds of contemporary writers through provocative symposia.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In 2000, PEN America was named one of the Ten Best New Magazines by Library Journal. PEN America has been a finalist for the Utne Independent Press Award for international coverage, and work from recent issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.<br /><br /> -----<br /><br /> PEN American Center is the largest of the 141 centers of International PEN, the world's oldest human rights organization and the oldest international literary organization. International PEN was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial hatreds and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship. Its 3,400 distinguished members carry on the achievements in literature and the advancement of human rights of such past members as James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, Arthur Miller, Marianne Moore, Eugene O'Neill, Susan Sontag, and John Steinbeck. To learn more about PEN American Center, please visit: www.pen.org. PEN American Center welcomes readers and writers from all walks of life to join us in our mission to protect free expression and celebrate literature. To learn how to become a Professional or Associate Member of PEN, please visit: pen.org/join.

16 This Is Not A Border

Author : J.M. Coetzee, William Sutcliffe, Michael Ondaatje, Teju Cole, Alice Walker, Michael Palin, Deborah Moggach, China Miéville, Jeremy Harding & Henning Mankell
Genre :  Biographies & Memoirs  Books  History  Middle East  Travel & Adventure  Middle East 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2017-07-18
Description :  <b>Writers from Alice Walker to Michael Ondaatje to Claire Messud share their thoughts on one of the most vital gatherings of writers and readers in the world.</b><br /><b><br /></b>The Palestine Festival of Literature was established in 2008 by authors Ahdaf Soueif, Brigid Keenan, Victoria Brittain and Omar Robert Hamilton. Bringing writers to Palestine from all corners of the globe, it aimed to break the cultural siege imposed by the Israeli military occupation, to strengthen artistic links with the rest of the world, and to reaffirm, in the words of Edward Said, "the power of culture over the culture of power."<br /><br /> Celebrating the tenth anniversary of PalFest, <i>This Is Not a Border</i> is a collection of essays, poems, and sketches from some of the world's most distinguished artists, responding to their experiences at this unique festival. Both heartbreaking and hopeful, their gathered work is a testament to the power of literature to promote solidarity and hope in the most desperate of situations.<br /><br /> Contributing authors<b> </b>include<b> </b>J. M. Coetzee, China Miéville, Alice Walker, Geoff Dyer, Claire Messud, Henning Mankell, Michael Ondaatje, Kamila Shamsie, Michael Palin, Deborah Moggach, Mohammed Hanif, Gillian Slovo, Adam Foulds, Susan Abulhawa, Ahdaf Soueif, Jeremy Harding, Brigid Keenan, Rachel Holmes, Suad Amiry, Gary Younge, Jamal Mahjoub, Molly Crabapple, Najwan Darwish, Nathalie Handal, Omar Robert Hamilton, Pankaj Mishra, Raja Shehadeh, Selma Dabbagh, William Sutcliffe, Atef Abu Saif, Yasmin El-Rifae, Sabrina Mahfouz, Alaa Abd El Fattah, Mercedes Kemp, Ru Freeman.<b></b>

17 Vintage Ondaatje

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Classics  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Short Stories 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2004-10-12
Description :  In his novels, poetry, and memoirs, Booker Prize winner Michael Ondaatje moves from the blasted landscape of Billy the Kid in 1880s New Mexico to the New Orleans jazz world of the legendary Buddy Bolden at the turn of the century, from his native Sri Lanka to the African desert of World War II. Compassionate, lyrical, spellbinding, the work he has created unfolds with mystery and eloquence&#xa0;and enlarges our literature.<br /><br />Included in <b>Vintage Ondaatje</b><i> </i>are portions of the novels <b>Anil’s Ghost</b><i>, </i><b>In the Skin of the Lion</b><i>, </i><b>Coming Through Slaughter</b><i>, </i>and<i> </i><b>The English Patient</b><i>; </i>the memoir<b><i> </i>Running in the<i> </i>Family</b><i>; </i>sections from <b>The Collected Works of Billy the Kid</b><i>; </i>and a selection of the poetry.<br /><br />Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers, presented in attractive, affordable paperback editions.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

18 PEN America 10: Fear Itself

Author : PEN American Center, David Haglund, Lydia Davis, Hari Kunzru, Annie Proulx, Edward Albee, Etgar Keret, Amitava Kumar, Umberto Eco, Michael Ondaatje, Edwidge Danticat, Paul Lafarge & Maggie Nelson
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2009-06-01
Description :  In Fear Itself, Edward Albee, Edwidge Danticat, and others think about what fear means to them; Yoshihiro Tatsumi depicts hell; and a detainee describes Guantánamo. Plus new fiction from Lydia Davis and Etgar Keret, poems from Burma, fiction from Mexico—and much more.<br /><br /> PEN America: A Journal for Writers and Readers is published by PEN American Center. Featuring fiction, poetry, conversation, criticism, and memoir, PEN America champions international authors and provides first-hand insight into the minds of contemporary writers through provocative symposia.<br /> &#xa0;<br /> In 2000, PEN America was named one of the Ten Best New Magazines by Library Journal. PEN America has been a finalist for the Utne Independent Press Award for international coverage, and work from recent issues has been selected for Best American Essays, Best American Stories, and the Pushcart Prize.<br /><br /> -----<br /><br /> PEN American Center is the largest of the 141 centers of International PEN, the world's oldest human rights organization and the oldest international literary organization. International PEN was founded in 1921 to dispel national, ethnic, and racial hatreds and to promote understanding among all countries. PEN American Center, founded a year later, works to advance literature, to defend free expression, and to foster international literary fellowship. Its 3,400 distinguished members carry on the achievements in literature and the advancement of human rights of such past members as James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Langston Hughes, Arthur Miller, Marianne Moore, Eugene O'Neill, Susan Sontag, and John Steinbeck. To learn more about PEN American Center, please visit: www.pen.org. PEN American Center welcomes readers and writers from all walks of life to join us in our mission to protect free expression and celebrate literature. To learn how to become a Professional or Associate Member of PEN, please visit: pen.org/join.

19 Lost Classics

Author : Michael Ondaatje, Michael Redhill, Esta Spalding & Linda Spalding
Genre :  Literary Criticism  Books  Fiction & Literature  Essays  Professional & Technical  Education  Language Arts & Disciplines 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2001-08-21
Description :  An Anchor Books Original<br /><br />Seventy-four distinguished writers tell personal tales of books loved and lost–great books overlooked, under-read, out of print, stolen, scorned, extinct, or otherwise out of commission.<br /><br />Compiled by the editors of <i>Brick: A Literary Magazine</i>, <b>Lost Classics</b><i> </i>is a reader’s delight: an intriguing and entertaining collection of eulogies for lost books. As the editors have written in a joint introduction to the book, “being lovers of books, we’ve pulled a scent of these absences behind us our whole reading lives, telling people about books that exist only on our own shelves, or even just in our own memory.” Anyone who has ever been changed by a book will find kindred spirits in the pages of <b>Lost Classics</b>.<br /><br />Each of the editors has contributed a lost book essay to this collection, including Michael Ondaatje on Sri Lankan filmmaker Tissa Abeysekara’s <b>Bringing Tony Home</b>, a novella about a mutual era of childhood. Also included are Margaret Atwood on sex and death in the scandalous <b>Doctor Glas</b>, first published in Sweden in 1905; Russell Banks on the off-beat travelogue <b>Too Late to Turn Back</b> by Barbara Greene–the “slightly ditzy” cousin of Graham; Bill Richardson on a children’s book for adults by Russell Hoban; Ronald Wright on William Golding’s <b>Pincher Martin</b>; Caryl Phillips on Michael Mac Liammoir’s account of his experiences on the set of Orson Welles’s <b>Othello</b>, and much, much more.<br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

20 El paciente inglés

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-12-05
Description :  <b>Con inusitada belleza e inteligencia, Michael Ondaatje traza la intersección en los últimos días de la Segunda Guerra Mundial y en una villa italiana abandonada, de cuatro vidas dañadas.</b><br /><br />Hana, una enfermera agotada por la muerte que la rodea, se dedica obsesivamente a su último paciente. Caravaggio, el ladrón, intenta volver a imaginar quién es ahora que sus manos están irremediablemente mermadas. Kip, el rastreador de minas indio, busca artefactos ocultos en un paisaje donde nadie está a salvo excepto él. En el centro de este laberinto descansa el paciente inglés, completamente abrasado, un hombre sin nombre que es un acertijo y una provocación para sus compañeros, y cuyos recuerdos de traición, dolor y salvación iluminan la novela como destellos de luz ardiente.<br /><br /><b>Reseñas:</b><br />«<i>El paciente inglés</i> logra la triple corona: es profunda, bella y apasionante.»<br />Toni Morrison<br /><br />«Más que una novela, es una alfombra mágica que nos traslada a través de épocas y geografías... Una red de sueños extraordinarios y cautivadora.»<br /><i>Time</i>

21 El viaje de Mina

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $7.99
Release Date :  2012-03-21
Description :  <b>«Por medio de cualquier explicación sobre la trama y los personajes resulta imposible transmitir la brillantez hipnótica de<i> El viaje de Mina</i>. Es absolutamente... bueno, Ondaatjesco.»</b><br /><b><i>The Guardian</i></b><br /><br />A principios de los años cincuenta, Michael, un chico de once años a quien sus amigos apodan Mina, se embarca en un transatlántico que se dirige desde Colombo hacia Inglaterra. En el comedor lo sientan en la modesta «mesa del gato», la más alejada de la mesa del capitán, con un excéntrico grupo de pasajeros y otros dos jóvenes, Cassius y Ramadhin. De noche asisten, fascinados, a los paseos por cubierta de un preso encadenado cuyo delito los obsesionará para siempre, mientras que la hermosa y enigmática Emily se convierte en la causa del despertar del deseo sexual.<br /><br />La narración se desplaza a los años de vida adulta de los protagonistas y pone de relieve la diferencia entre la magia de la niñez y la melancolía del conocimiento adquirido.<br /><br /><b>Reseñas:</b><br />«El viaje de Mina es el libro más conmovedor de Ondaatje. Un viaje que el lector jamás olvidarña.»<br /><i>The Vancouver Sun</i><br /><br />«Una forma de narrar que es un milagro. Piénsese en las vidas en alta mar de Joseph Conrad con una vigorizante aportación de <i>La isla del tesoro</i> y unos toques de Mark Twain.»<br /><i>The Scotsman</i><br /><br />«Ondaajte es un superdotado relatando incidentes cuyos encantamientos empapan al lector en oleadas.»<br /><i>The Daily Telegraph</i><br /><br />«En esta fascinante novela Michael Ondaatje nos guía, como por arte de magia, a través de sus brillantes visiones. Evoca imágenes que nos atraen hacia los vericuetos de su imaginación al tiempo que los detalles son iluminados por sus palabras.»<br /><i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />«Auténtico heredero de Faulkner y García Márquez, Ondaatje cuenta historias que a menudo parecen colisiones entre el tiempo y el espacio.»<br /><i>The Boston Globe</i><br /><br />«Ondaatje tiene increíbles dotes narrativas: una prosa hermosa y clara como el agua de lluvia, la destreza de un compositor en el asombroso desarrollo de sus historias, estilo para el suspense y, no menos importante, personajes que nos conmueven como la muerte de algún familiar.»<br /><i>Toronto Globe and Mail</i><br /><br />«Ondaatje entra directamente en territorio de Conrad: un lugar en el que el lector desea vivir. Elegiaca, madura y nostálgica, una magnífica evocación de la niñez y de tiempos que han quedado irremisiblemente en el pasado.»<br /><i>Kirkus Reviews</i>

22 L'ora prima dell'alba

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-01-19
Description :  Colombo, Sri Lanka, anni Cinquanta. È una notte piovosa. Michael ha undici anni ed è chiuso in un silenzio imbronciato mentre trascina i piedi nelle pozzanghere sulla banchina del porto. Ma non può trattenere un sussulto di emozione quando solleva lo sguardo verso l'alto e vede la Oronsay, la grande nave di linea su cui sta per imbarcarsi. Una nave gigantesca, su cui il ragazzino deve salire per andare in Inghilterra, dove lo aspetta sua madre. Nei grandi saloni tutto è luccicante e sfarzoso, i pomoli delle porte, i distintivi del capitano, i vestiti eleganti delle donne durante le feste. Ma il ventre della nave nasconde un segreto. Un uomo, in catene. Ogni notte, nelle ore prima dell'alba, quando la nave deve ancora svegliarsi e nessuno è sul ponte, l'uomo viene portato dai suoi due carcerieri a prendere aria. Michael lo scopre durante le sue scorribande per la nave, e il prigioniero diventa la sua ossessione. Chi è? Cosa ha fatto? E perché viene portato proprio in Inghilterra, invece di essere processato nel suo paese? Gli interrogativi del bambino si rincorrono senza sosta durante le interminabili giornate che sembrano non scorrere mai, mentre la nave attraversa tre continenti. Fino alla notte che cambierà per sempre la sua vita, quando uno sparo squarcerà il cielo stellato e il velo di mistero che avvolge il prigioniero? Michael Ondaatje si riconferma uno dei più grandi narratori contemporanei. L'ora prima dell'alba è un romanzo dalla rara intensità emotiva che, raccontando un'esperienza che ha profondamente segnato la vita dell'autore, dipinge l'infanzia e lo sbarco nell'età adulta in maniera mirabile. E la pagina è illuminata da una scrittura poetica, che rifulge dorata come il mare al sorgere dell'alba.

23 The Cinnamon Peeler

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Poetry  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  1991-05-14
Description :  Michael Ondaatje’s selected poems,&#xa0;<i>The Cinnamon Peeler</i>, brings together poems written between 1963 and 1990, including work from his most recent collection,&#xa0;<i>Secular Love</i>. These poems bear witness to the extraordinary gifts that have won high praise for this truly original poet and novelist.

24 Kattens bord

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $25.99
Release Date :  2013-12-09
Description :  Det är tidigt 50-tal och elvaårige Michael stiger ombord på passagerarfartyget Oronsay. Han placeras vid kattens bord längst ner i hierarkin, långt från kaptenens bord. I London, en halv värld bort, väntar hans mor och ett nytt liv. Under resan över Indiska oceanen, genom Suezkanalen och Medelhavet utforskar Michael tillsammans med två nyfunna jämnåriga vänner varje tum av fartyget. De upptäcker de vuxna medresenärernas hemligheter och dolda underverk i fartygets inre och sig själva. Gradvis vävs berättelsen om äventyren under resan ihop med den vuxne Michaels minnen av resan. Kattens bord blir en färd från barndomen till vuxenvärlden, en passage från hemlandet till en annan plats, lyhört gestaltad på ett känsligt och stämningsfullt språk. Kattens bord är en mästerlig roman av en av samtidens mest hyllade författare. Kattens bord (The Cat's Table) är översatt av Nille Lindgren.

25 Il paziente inglese

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2015-01-22
Description :  Sul finire del secondo conflitto mondiale, tre uomini e una donna si rifugiano in una villa semidevastata sulle colline di Firenze. In una stanza del piano superiore giace, gravemente ustionato in un incidente d’aereo, premurosamente accudito dall’infermiera Hana, il misterioso «paziente inglese». Dai suoi racconti allucinati dalla morfina riemergono l’amore travolgente per Katharine e le avventurose peregrinazioni nel deserto. Intorno alla sua convalescenza s’intrecciano le vicende degli altri abitatori della villa: Hanam Caravaggio, un ladro che lavora per i servizi segreti, e Kip, un sikh, abile artificiere. La memoria, i miti e le leggende personali dei quattro protagonisti, lacerati e turbati dall’esperienza della guerra, ripercorrono la storia di un’epoca, e ci permettono di giudicarla. Ma Il paziente inglese è soprattutto una grande storia d’amore, un sogno emozionante, animato da una trascinante tensione lirica, ambientato in un fragile Eden, troppo vicino all’Apocalisse.

26 El fantasma de Anil

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-12-05
Description :  <b>Una novela tan desgarradora como hermosa, un canto a la dignidad del ser humano. Por el autor de <i>El paciente inglés</i>.</b><br /><br /><i>El fantasma de Anil</i> nos lleva a Sri Lanka, un país ahogado por siglos de tradición y obligado a entrar en el final del siglo XX entre los estragos causados por una guerra civil.<br /><br />En mitad de esta vorágine, emerge Anil Tissera, una joven nacida en Sri Lanka y educada en Inglaterra y América que ha vuelto a su hogar como la antropóloga forense encargada de descubrir el origen de la serie orquestada de asesinatos que envuelven la isla.<br /><br />Con el telón de fondo de una civilización extinta y un paisaje elocuente, Ondaatje nos narra, con su estilo inconfundible, una historia sobre el amor, la familia, la identidad y los enemigos insospechados.<br /><br /><b>Novela galardonada con el Premio Médicis, el Irish Times International Fiction Prize y el Premio Giller.</b><br /><br /><b>Reseñas:</b><br />«Auténtico heredero de Faulkner y García Márquez, Ondaatje cuenta historias que a menudo parecen colisiones entre el tiempo y el espacio.»<br /><i>The Boston Globe</i><br /><br />«Uno de los autores más innovadores y liberadores de nuestra época.»<br /><i>The Guardian</i>

27 Las obras completas de Billy the Kid

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-12-05
Description :  <b>Michael Ondaatje, autor de <i>El paciente inglés</i>, combina magistralmente en este libro poesía, prosa e imagen entre la realidad y la ficción, para ahondar en la figura del celebérrimo pistolero y descubrir al hombre que se esconde tras el mito.</b><br /><br />Con imaginación, sensibilidad y muy pocas concesiones a la violencia, el escritor se adentra en el lejano Oeste, un lugar primitivo y desquiciado donde se desarrollan las andanzas del joven pistolero Billy the Kid, que vivió veintiún años y mató a veintiún hombres.<br /><br /><b>Reseña:</b><br />«Uno de los autores más innovadores y liberadores de nuestra época.»<br /><i>The Guardian</i>

28 En una piel de león

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $6.99
Release Date :  2016-12-05
Description :  <b>Michael Ondaatje, autor de <i>El paciente inglés</i>, pone a prueba en esta novela los límites entre la historia y el mito.</b><br /><br />Patrick Lewis abandona su pueblo natal para trabajar en Toronto, que en la década de 1920 es un hervidero de inmigrantes en busca de su oportunidad. No sabe que es el principio de un largo camino donde su alma habrá de curtirse hasta alcanzar la fortaleza de un león.<br /><br />Años más tarde, durante un viaje en tren para ir a ver a la mujer que ama, Lewis recuerda aquellos años de aprendizaje, en los que no faltaron ni el amor ni la amistad, mientras realiza un lúcido retrato de la época que le ha tocó en suerte.<br /><br /><b>Reseña:</b><br />«Un novelista con corazón de poeta.»<br /><i>Chicago Tribune</i>

29 Anglický pacient

Author : Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2018-01-05
Description :  Úplne prvá kniha edície MM otvorila dvere viac ako 125 titulom najkvalitnejšej svetovej beletrie, ktoré vydávame už takmer dve desaťročia. Ako lepšie osláviť 25. narodeniny Vydavateľstva SLOVART ako reedíciou titulu Anglický pacient. Kto je zranený vojak v opustenej vile v Toskánsku? Svoje meno si nepamätá a hovorí, že je Angličan. Jeho ošetrovateľka Hana je unavená smrťou, a preto až priveľmi lipne na mužovi, ktorého sa usiluje zachrániť. Osud oboch sa nečakane zmení, keď sa v dome zjaví zlodej Caravaggio a indický ženista Kip. Caravaggio a Hana postupne odhaľujú pravú totožnosť anglického pacienta – bezmenného a zmrzačeného muža, ktorého spomienky na lásku, zradu a utrpenie osvetľujú jeho príbeh ako plamienky zhasínajúceho ohňa. Román Anglický pacient je najznámejšie dielo M. Ondaatjeho, za ktoré dostal prestížnu Bookerovu cenu a na jeho motívy vznikol rovnomenný film, ocenený Oscarom za najlepší film roka 1997.

30 Make Ink

Author : Jason Logan & Michael Ondaatje
Genre :  Crafts & Hobbies  Books  Lifestyle & Home 
Release Date :  2018-09-11
Description :  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 <i>Make</i><i> Ink,</i> 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, <i>Make Ink </i>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.



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