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Michael Ondaatje

Autor(a) de The English Patient

58+ Works 31,309 Membros 731 Críticas 135 Favorited

About the Author

Michael Ondaatje was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on September 12, 1943. He moved to Canada in 1962 and became a Canadian citizen. He received a B.A. from the University of Toronto and a M.A. from Queen's University, Kingston, and taught English at York University. He has written several volumes mostrar mais of poetry, novels, and other works including There's a Trick with a Knife I'm Learning to Do, The Dainty Monsters, Rat Jelly, Coming through Slaughter, Running in the Family, In the Skin of a Lion, Anil's Ghost, and The Cat's Table. His title, Warlight, made the bestseller list in 2018. Ondaatje has won numerous awards including the Canadian Governor General's Award in 1971 for The Collected Works of Billy the Kid and the Booker Prize in Fiction for The English Patient, which was adapted into a film in 1996. (Bowker Author Biography) Michael Ondaatje was born in Sri Lanka. He now lives in Toronto. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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Obras por Michael Ondaatje

The English Patient (1992) 11,500 exemplares
Anil’s Ghost (2000) 3,964 exemplares
In the Skin of a Lion (1987) 2,794 exemplares
The Cat's Table (2011) 2,420 exemplares
Divisadero (2007) 2,309 exemplares
Warlight (2018) 2,011 exemplares
Running in the Family (1982) 1,692 exemplares
Coming Through Slaughter (1976) 1,440 exemplares
Handwriting (1998) 404 exemplares
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (1990) — Editor — 126 exemplares
Secular Love (1847) 56 exemplares
The Elimination Dance (1980) 54 exemplares
The Story (2005) 41 exemplares
Rat Jelly (1973) 38 exemplares
Vintage Ondaatje (2004) 28 exemplares
The Dainty Monsters (1967) 25 exemplares
The Man with Seven Toes (1969) 15 exemplares
Leonard Cohen (1970) 12 exemplares
Ondaatje Collection (1997) 11 exemplares
The Long poem anthology (1979) 8 exemplares
Brick 69 - A Literary Journal (2002) 6 exemplares
Brick 78 - A Literary Journal (2006) — Editor — 3 exemplares
A Year of Last Things: Poems (2024) 3 exemplares
Tin roof (2012) 1 exemplar
Stůl v koutě (2013) 1 exemplar
Cosas de familia 1 exemplar
Cat's table, The 1 exemplar
CLAUDE GLASS. 1 exemplar
13 dikt om familien (2009) 1 exemplar
The broken ark, a book of beasts (1971) — Editor — 1 exemplar
Two poems 1 exemplar
Personal Fictions 1 exemplar
Light 1 exemplar
පවුලේ ඌරුව (2012) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

McSweeney's Issue 22: Three Books Held Within By Magnets (2007) — Contribuidor — 335 exemplares
Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame (2003) — Contribuidor — 279 exemplares
Granta 57: India! The Golden Jubilee (1997) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Emergency Kit (1996) — Contribuidor, algumas edições108 exemplares
Story-Wallah: Short Fiction from South Asian Writers (2004) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
Ground Works: Avante-Garde for Thee (2002) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Periodics, Number 5, Spring 1979 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



January 2013: Michael Ondaatje em Monthly Author Reads (Fevereiro 2013)


I don't think I can rate this until I read it again; the closest I can come is to compare it to one of JMW Turner's depictions of something not clearly seen:
lelandleslie | 102 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | 171 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Michael Ondaatje writes beautifully. Characters with dimension, places I can see clearly through his prose. “Warlight” has all that. It also has a most intriguing first line, the mark of a great storyteller. Reeled me right in: “In 1945 our parents went away and left us in the care of two men who may have been criminals.” It took me three weeks to read this book of 285 pages, though, because I could put it down. It took me quite a while to become invested in the story that was being told. I enjoyed it, but did not love it.… (mais)
bschweiger | 102 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
An insightful accounting of a boy's growing awareness of his unique personhood, at first seen through the eyes of a diverse group of fellow passengers, and then through his awakening mind's eye. I would definitely want to be seated at the Cat's Table!
jemisonreads | 131 outras críticas | Jan 22, 2024 |


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