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Michael Frayn

Autor(a) de Headlong

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About the Author

Michael Frayn is the author of the award-winning "Copenhagen" & twelve other plays, including "Noises Off". The most recent of his nine novels is "Headlong", a New York Times Editor's Choice & Booker Prize finalist. He lives in London. (Bowker Author Biography)


Obras por Michael Frayn

Headlong (1999) 1,691 exemplares
Spies (2002) 1,560 exemplares
Copenhagen (1998) 1,115 exemplares
Noises Off (1982) 603 exemplares
Skios (2012) 561 exemplares
Towards the End of the Morning (1967) 395 exemplares
A Landing on the Sun (1991) 250 exemplares
The Trick of It (1989) 214 exemplares
The Tin Men (1965) 211 exemplares
The Copenhagen Papers: An Intrigue (2000) 181 exemplares
The Russian Interpreter (1966) 159 exemplares
A Very Private Life (1968) 143 exemplares
Sweet Dreams (1973) 134 exemplares
Now You Know (1993) 109 exemplares
Democracy: A Play (2003) 105 exemplares
My Father's Fortune: A Life (2010) 104 exemplares
Great Railway Journeys of the World (1981) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Wild Honey (1984) — Adaptor — 99 exemplares
Noises Off [1992 film] (1992) — Writer — 83 exemplares
Benefactors: A Play in Two Acts (1928) 65 exemplares
The cherry orchard {Michael Frayn} (1978) — Tradutor — 45 exemplares
Clockwise [1986 film] (1986) — Writer — 39 exemplares
Constructions (1974) 31 exemplares
The Original Michael Frayn (1983) 30 exemplares
Collected Columns (2008) 27 exemplares
Alphabetical Order (1976) 20 exemplares
Stage Directions (2008) 19 exemplares
Clockwise (1986) 18 exemplares
Two of Us (1970) 14 exemplares
The Additional Michael Frayn (2000) 14 exemplares
Clouds (1977) 13 exemplares
Make and Break (1980) 12 exemplares
The Day of the Dog (1963) 12 exemplares
The Book of Fub (1900) 11 exemplares
Afterlife (2008) 11 exemplares
Audience: A Play in One Act (1991) 10 exemplares
Against Entropy (1967) 10 exemplares
Look Look (1990) 8 exemplares
The Crimson Hotel and Audience (2007) 8 exemplares
Balmoral (1987) 8 exemplares
Magic Mobile (2020) 6 exemplares
First and last (1989) 6 exemplares
Here: A Play in Two Acts (1993) 5 exemplares
Donkeys' Years (1977) 5 exemplares
At Bay in Gear Street (1967) 5 exemplares
The Two of Us (Acting Edition) (1974) 4 exemplares
On the Outskirts 4 exemplares
Pel davant... i pel darrera (1987) 1 exemplar
Špijuni (2002) 1 exemplar
Spionoj (Esperanto Edition) (2023) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Seagull + Uncle Vanya + Three Sisters + The Cherry Orchard (1895) — Tradutor, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições1,166 exemplares
The Seagull (1896) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,125 exemplares
The Three Sisters (1901) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,075 exemplares
Uncle Vanya (1897) — Tradutor, algumas edições937 exemplares
The Complete Beyond the Fringe (1987) — Introdução, algumas edições90 exemplares
The Best of Beachcomber (1988) — Editor, algumas edições51 exemplares
Number One: A Play (1985) — Tradutor, algumas edições4 exemplares
Michael Frayn: Democracy [theatre programme] — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Michael Frayn : Noises Off [theatre programme] (2019) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Skios by Michael Frayn em Booker Prize (Agosto 2013)


This is a rare reread for me, which I mean to but rarely do. It's a short, dated-yet-relevant satire on academia & academics, technology, bureaucracy, etc., etc. It's set around the privately sponsored, new ethics wing of a robotics research institute, due to be opened by the Queen. That sets pretty much everything up - and the book is pretty much a brisk romp through the different permutations of personality clashes and misunderstandings that that scenario offers.

There's just enough philosophizing on computer consciousness, and axiomatic ethics, and computer-generated English to give this book more serious literary pretensions than, say, a Tom Sharpe, but I'd say that's the book's closest cousin.

There's a lot to admire and respect in this book, and there's a lot more to enjoy. Overall, the humour can be a little over-egged here and there, and the situations can boil over into farce, but it manages to hold itself up as a slight novel of ideas.
… (mais)
thisisstephenbetts | 4 outras críticas | Nov 25, 2023 |
Lost old art work found in dusty old corner. Is one actually valuable?
JimandMary69 | 44 outras críticas | Aug 21, 2023 |
A strangely detached, yet gripping story of wartime childhood secrets, told by Stephen Wheatley with fifty years hindsight. The framing device of the return trip to his childhood home is usefully deployed to obtain perspective and the ability to analyse what is now the past. And the story itself is beautifully and masterfully told, even if the level of detail recalled seems unrealistic to me.
As John Updike puts in his 2002 New Yorker review:
Aside from the understated tact and ingenuity of its mystery plot, Frayn's novel excels in its rendering of the power of early impressions, a power that fetishizes and eternalizes such modest phenomena as certain vague smells, certain details of dress coded with signs of class and origin, certain sounds betraying the life in other houses, certain coveted elegancies...
The book is a wonderfully wrought story, although the pace of the plot is somewhat too fast towards the end compared to the leisurely start.
… (mais)
CarltonC | 40 outras críticas | Jul 23, 2023 |
Important subject and literary does not equal a great play...
Mcdede | 29 outras críticas | Jul 19, 2023 |



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