Ondaatje


Ondaatje
Ondaatje,
 
Philip Michael, kanadischer Schriftsteller niederländisch-tamilischer Abstammung, * Colombo (Sri Lanka) 12. 9. 1943; kam 1962 nach Kanada; seit 1971 Dozent an der York University in Toronto. Frühe Anerkennung fanden seine Gedichte und Prosawerke (»The collected works of Billy the Kid«, 1970; deutsch »Die gesammelten Werke von Billy the Kid«), die das Bild einer diskontinuierlichen, surrealen Welt ohne deutliche Grenze zwischen Fakten und Fiktionen entwerfen. »In the skin of a lion« (1987; deutsch »In der Haut eines Löwen«) ist ein Großstadtroman über das Toronto der 20er- und 30er-Jahre in Montagetechnik.
 
Weitere Werke: Lyrik: The dainty monsters (1967); The man with seven toes (1969); Rat jelly (1973); There's a trick with a knife I'm learning to do (1979); Secular love (1984); The English patient (1992; deutsch Der englische Patient, Film: 1996, Regie: Anthony Minghella).
 
Prosa: Coming through slaughter (1976; deutsch Buddy Boldens Blues).
 
Autobiographie: Running in the family (1982; deutsch Es liegt in der Familie).
 
 
L. Mundwiler: M. O. (Vancouver 1984);
 
Spider blues. Essays on M. O., hg. v. S. Solecki (Montreal 1985);
 E. Jewinski: M. O. Express yourself beautifully (Toronto 1994).

Universal-Lexikon. 2012.

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