The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and other stories

  • 232 Pages
  • 4.65 MB
  • 9797 Downloads
  • English
by
Faber and Faber , London, Boston
Manners and customs -- Fi
StatementYann Martel
The Physical Object
Pagination232 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17951553M
ISBN 100571170242
LC Control Number94019456
OCLC/WorldCa30073946

Description The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and other stories FB2

In The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, a novella of about 85 pages, the main character describes how he touches the life of his friend (Paul) dying of AIDS. Together they write stories based on historical facts from each year of the 20th century/5.

All are absorbing and memorable, however, the prize goes to the title story. I laughed and cried my way through the Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. It was worth getting the entire set for this story alone. The other 3 stories then become bonuses in a most worthwhile collection.

Read more. One person found this helpful. Helpful.4/5(32). Given the spectacular success of Canadian writer Yann Martel's bestselling novel Life of Pi (winner of the Man Booker Prize and 's Best Book of ) it's no surprise that his early short story collection, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, would attract new ally published inthese four well-crafted stories have been slightly revised by him for this Cited by: 3.

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios is a story of a young man helping his college friend as he struggles with and ultimately succumbs to AIDS.

The two men meet often over several months and collaboratively create a story, whose narrative line loosely follows the major events of the 20th century, starting with Cited by: 3.

After studying philosophy at Trent University and while doing various odd jobs—tree planting, dishwashing, working as a security guard—he began to write.

He is the prize-winning author of The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, a collection of short stories, and of Self, a novel, both of them published internationally. He has been living. Two of the stories in The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios are merely sophomoric experiments in narrative style.

“Manners of Dying” consists of nine versions of a letter from a prison. learns the story behind the music and its creator. While less compelling, the other two stories in this collection, "Manners of Dying" and "The Mirror Machine," are also interesting and original.

Somewhat different in tone and style from LIFE OF PI, THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS is just as thought-provoking and unique. Buy The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and Other Stories by Yann Martel online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now. All are absorbing and memorable, however, the prize goes to the title story. I laughed and cried my way through the Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios.

It was worth getting the entire set for this story alone. The other 3 stories then become bonuses in a most worthwhile collection!4/5(24). PRAISE FOR THE FACTS BEHIND THE HELSINKI ROCCAMATIOS Each of these stories is a performance, a high-wire act in which the author sets himself an unusual challenge and dazzles us as he pulls it off.

Download The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and other stories FB2

" - The Washington Post Book World "With uncommon dexterity, Martel inject[s] real, poignant feeling into cleverly conceived experimental /5(14). The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and Other Stories (Hardcover) Published May 10th by Faber & Faber Hardcover, pagesCited by: 3.

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel pp, Canongate, £ This collection of short stories was first published more than a Author: Christopher Priest. The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios --The time I heard the private Donald J.

Rankin string concerto with one discordant violin, by the American composer John Morton --Manners of dying --The Vita Aeterna Mirror Company: mirrors to last till kingdom come. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 22 cm: Contents: The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios --The time I heard the Private Donald J.

Rankin String Concerto with one discordant violin, by the American composer John Morton --Manners of dying --The mirror Titles. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by Canadian author Yann Martel, best known for his Booker Prize-winning novel, Life of Pi.

The title story follows a young man as he watches his friend Paul die of AIDS: the two men pass time on the ward by inventing stories about the. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios - The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios audiobook, by Yann Martel Four stories by the Booker Prize-winning author.

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. By: but definitely not on the level of Life of Pi or his other later work. Overall and Beatrice and Virgil, both very good books. This book has 4 stories, two of which I enjoy and two others that were so, so.

If you are looking for a short book, this book would be OK. Don't expect the same kind. These four stories are so different it's hard to believe they were all penned by the same author. All are absorbing and memorable, however, the prize goes to the title story. I laughed and cried my way through the Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios.

It 4/5(24). "The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios" is a collection of four rather long short stories. The structure and typography of three of these stories is experimental ("blah-blah-blah-blah") and irritating to read. "Manners of Dying" consists of nine letters by a prison warden to /5(24).

These four stories are so different it's hard to believe they were all penned by the same author. All are absorbing and memorable, however, the prize goes to the title story. I laughed and cried my way through the Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios.

It was worth getting the entire set for this story alone/5(14). The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and other stories: nouvelles by Yann Martel; 8 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Manners and customs, Fiction. Book reviews. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios Yann Martel Review by Michael Alec Rose.

December Yann Martel begins both this set of four early stories (collected here for the first time) and his Man Booker Prize-winning novel, Life of Pi, with an "Author's Note." On both occasions, he reflects with gentle deprecation upon.

They should be known to exist, that is all.” What we get instead of the whole story of the family the two men invent to span the twentieth century are the facts behind the stories, the bits left over, because the “story of the Helsinki Roccamatios was often whispered.

And it wasn’t whispered to you.”. He also wrote "The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios" -- one long and three short stories, all with McSweeney's-ish titles -- first published as a collection in Canada in : The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios: Stories () by Yann Martel and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).

Details The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and other stories PDF

Title: The Facts Behind The Helsinki Roccamatios (Short Fiction) Author Name: Martel, Yann Categories: Modern Fiction First Editions, Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Inc.: Binding: Hardcover Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket signed / inscribed: Signed by Author Seller ID: A Keywords: Modern Fiction First Edition Yann Martel.

The stories were very well written and I'm glad I took the chance and checked the book out. The title story was the most affecting.

The first person narrative recounts the tale of a young man dying of AIDS and his friend's (the narrator) efforts to keep him engaged while making up an ongoing story of a fictional family, the : Cheesehead.

The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios. Yann Martel’s slip of a book contains just four of his pre-Life of Pi stories, but they pack a powerful punch. In the moving title tale, the Author: Jennifer Reese. The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel in CHM, RTF, TXT download e-book.

Welcome to our site, dear reader. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by %().

Martel established himself as a writer with the publication of The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, and Other Stories (), followed by his first novel, Self (), both of which introduced consistent thematic concerns in his fiction, including the complexities of illness, sexuality and identity, death and dying, and the burden of.

The narrator, Paul's student mentor, devises a plan to keep Paul engaged in life—they will invent the story of the Roccamatio family of Helsinki, which will have chapters, each thematically.

Author of The Life of Pi, Self, The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and other stories, Beatrice and Virgil, The facts behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, La Historia De La Familia Roccamatio De Helsinki/ the Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, Beatrice Written works: Life of Pi, Beatrice and Virgil, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios, Zhizn' Pi.View Full-Size Image: The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios and Other Stories: Price per Unit (piece): HK$