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Michael Frayn

Autor(a) de Headlong

76+ Works 8,992 Membros 255 Reviews 28 Favorited

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)

Séries

Obras de Michael Frayn

Headlong (1999) 1,693 cópias
Spies (2002) 1,562 cópias
Copenhagen (1998) 1,120 cópias
Noises Off (1982) 606 cópias
Skios (2012) 562 cópias
Towards the End of the Morning (1967) 398 cópias
A Landing on the Sun (1991) 249 cópias
The Trick of It (1989) 214 cópias
The Tin Men (1965) 212 cópias
The Russian Interpreter (1966) 159 cópias
A Very Private Life (1968) 143 cópias
Sweet Dreams (1973) 134 cópias
Now You Know (1993) 109 cópias
Democracy: A Play (2003) 105 cópias
My Father's Fortune: A Life (2010) 104 cópias
Great Railway Journeys of the World (1981) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
Wild Honey (1984) — Adaptor — 99 cópias
Noises Off [1992 film] (1992) — Writer — 83 cópias
The cherry orchard {Michael Frayn} (1978) — Tradutor — 45 cópias
Clockwise [1986 film] (1986) — Writer — 39 cópias
Constructions (1974) 31 cópias
The Original Michael Frayn (1983) 30 cópias
Collected Columns (2008) 27 cópias
Alphabetical Order (1976) 20 cópias
Stage Directions (2008) 19 cópias
Clockwise (1986) 18 cópias
Two of Us (1970) 15 cópias
The Additional Michael Frayn (2000) 14 cópias
Clouds (1977) 13 cópias
Make and Break (1980) 12 cópias
The Day of the Dog (1963) 12 cópias
The Book of Fub (1900) 11 cópias
Afterlife (2008) 11 cópias
Audience: A Play in One Act (1991) 10 cópias
Against Entropy (1967) 10 cópias
Look Look (1990) 8 cópias
Balmoral (1987) 8 cópias
Magic Mobile (2020) 6 cópias
First and last (1989) 6 cópias
Here: A Play in Two Acts (1993) 5 cópias
Donkeys' Years (1977) 5 cópias
At Bay in Gear Street (1967) 5 cópias
On the Outskirts 4 cópias
Pel davant... i pel darrera (1987) 1 exemplar(es)
Here [theatre programme] 1 exemplar(es)
Madness and Civilisation 1 exemplar(es)
Špijuni (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Una vida muy privada 1 exemplar(es)
Spionoj (Esperanto Edition) (2023) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Seagull + Uncle Vanya + Three Sisters + The Cherry Orchard (1895) — Tradutor, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições1,171 cópias
The Seagull (1896) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,131 cópias
The Three Sisters (1901) — Tradutor, algumas edições1,047 cópias
Uncle Vanya (1897) — Tradutor, algumas edições941 cópias
The Complete Beyond the Fringe (1987) — Introdução, algumas edições92 cópias
The Best of Beachcomber (1988) — Editor, algumas edições51 cópias
Number One: A Play (1985) — Tradutor, algumas edições4 cópias
Democracy : 2003 [theatre programme] (2003) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Michael Frayn : Noises Off [theatre programme] (2019) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Afterlife : 2008 [theatre programme] (2008) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

19th century (74) 20th century (96) 21st century (39) art (89) art history (39) British (112) British fiction (41) British literature (65) classic (51) classics (69) comedy (85) drama (626) ebook (53) England (100) English (75) English literature (65) farce (49) fiction (1,213) Greece (52) historical fiction (51) history (54) humor (187) journalism (39) literature (176) non-fiction (55) novel (248) philosophy (85) physics (48) play (292) plays (433) read (102) Russia (148) Russian (139) Russian literature (202) science (89) script (72) theatre (348) to-read (472) unread (76) WWII (141)

Conhecimento Comum

Membros

Discussions

Skios by Michael Frayn em Booker Prize (Agosto 2013)

Resenhas

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.
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thisisstephenbetts | outras 4 resenhas | Nov 25, 2023 |
Lost old art work found in dusty old corner. Is one actually valuable?
 
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JimandMary69 | outras 44 resenhas | 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)
½
 
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CarltonC | outras 40 resenhas | Jul 23, 2023 |
Important subject and literary does not equal a great play...
 
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Mcdede | outras 29 resenhas | Jul 19, 2023 |

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Obras
76
Also by
12
Membros
8,992
Popularidade
#2,672
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Resenhas
255
ISBNs
381
Idiomas
17
Favorito
28

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