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Naffis-Sahely, André

Works: 26 works in 75 publications in 1 language and 2,204 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Biographical fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author
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Most widely held works by André Naffis-Sahely
The Barbary figs by Rachid Boudjedra( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two cousins are on a flight from Algiers to Constantine and during the hour long flight old resentments emerge as they examine their past as boys in French Algeria and teenagers fighting in the revolution
The happy marriage : a novel by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Ben Jelloun is arguably Morocco's greatest living author, whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion."--The Guardian In The Happy Marriage, the internationally acclaimed Moroccan author Tahar Ben Jelloun tells the story of one couple--first from the husband's point of view, then from the wife's--just as legal reforms are about to change women's rights forever. The husband, a painter in Casablanca, has been paralyzed by a stroke at the very height of his career and becomes convinced that his marriage is the sole reason for his decline. Walled up within his illness and desperate to break free of a deeply destructive relationship, he finds escape in writing a secret book about his hellish marriage. When his wife finds it, she responds point by point with her own version of the facts, offering her own striking and incisive reinterpretation of their story. Who is right and who is wrong? A thorny issue in a society where marriage remains a sacrosanct institution, but where there's also a growing awareness of women's rights. And in their absorbing struggle, both sides of this modern marriage find out they may not be so enlightened after all"--
The day the Renaissance was saved : the Battle of Anghiari and Da Vinci's lost masterpiece by Niccolò Capponi( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a battle that change the course of history, and was immortalized in a massive painting by Leonardo da Vinci that was thought lost for centuries... until now. On a sweltering day in June 1440, near the Tuscan town of Anghiari, the simmering conflict among Italy's principal powers exploded into a battle whereby Florence and the papal States joined with Venice to defeat the previously unstoppable army of Milan. The shocking denoument would open the way for the flowering of Florentine culture, and the birth of what we now know as the Renaissance.There was, perhaps, no stunning evidence of this than a massive painting by Leonardo da Vinci commemorating the Battle of Anghiari, a masterpiece that quickly became famous �but then was mysteriously lost. Until recently, that is, when researchers made a breathtaking discovery of the location where it has been hidden for more than four hundred years. In The Day the Renaissance Was Saved, Niccolò Capponi �a direct descendent of Niccolò Machiavelli, as well as of a Florentine general who was a key strategist of the campaign at Anghiari �weaves the story of da Vinci's lost masterpiece through the narrative of the history-changing battle, and offers context on the development of humanist thought and the political intrigues of fifteenth-century Italy. Complete with maps and twenty-four color images, this is military history, political history, and art history all rolled into one, from a scholar whose ancestors were key players in the scheming, plotting, and fighting that led to this pivotal moment in Western history.From the Hardcover edition.--
If Venice dies by Salvatore Settis( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is Venice worth? To whom does this urban treasure belong? This eloquent book by the internationally renowned art historian Salvatore Settis urgently poses these questions, igniting a new debate about the Pearl of the Adriatic and cultural patrimony at large. Venetians are increasingly abandoning their hometown - there's now only one resident for every 140 visitors - and Venice's fragile fate has become emblematic of the future of historic cities everywhere as it capitulates to tourists and those who profit from them. In If Venice Dies, a fiery blend of history and cultural analysis, Settis argues that "hit-and-run" visitors are turning landmark urban settings into shopping malls and theme parks. He warns that Western civilization's prime achievements face impending ruin from mass tourism and global cultural homogenization. This is a passionate plea to secure Venice's future, written with consummate authority, wide-ranging erudition and élan."--Publisher's description
Beyond the barbed wire : selected poems of Abdellatif Laâbi by Abdellatif Laâbi( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the Barbed Wire is a selection of work by Morocco's Abdellatif Laâbi, who's poetry and literary activism resulted in a decade-long imprisonment. The volume gives a career-spanning overview of Laâbi's poetry, from the late 1960s to the 2010s, with a special emphasis on his prison writings from the 1970s, and includes an extensive interview with the poet. Beyond the Barbed Wire pays testament to the human need to speak in the face of censorship, and shows why Laâbi is more than Morocco's leading poet, but also a guiding cultural and political force
The last days by Laurent Seksik( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the 22nd February 1942 Stefan Zweig, one of the most popular authors of his generation, committed suicide with his wife Lotte. The final, desperate gesture of this great writer has fascinated ever since. Zweig was an exile, driven from his home in Austria by the Nazis. Fleeing first to London, then New York, trying always to escape both those who demonised him and those who acclaimed him, he eventually took his young bride to Brazil, where they were haunted by the life they'd been forced to abandon and by accounts of the violence in Europe. Blending reality and fiction this novel tells the story of the great writer's final months. Laurent Seksik uncovers the man's hidden passions, his private suffering, and how he and his wife came to end their lives one peaceful February afternoon."--Publisher description
The bottom of the jar by Abdellatif Laâbi( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of Abdellatif Laâbi's childhood city of Fez, The Bottom of the Jar is a warm and lyrical elegy to his family, full of intimate portraits of the lives of various colorful characters who once prowled the alleyways of Morocco's storied medieval capital
Selected prose by Mick Imlah( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over Engelse letterkunde
The rule of barbarism by Abdellatif Laâbi( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems in The Reign of Barbarism are built out of dense, unpunctuated phrases that seem to have been muttered into a wide silent space, an effect that comes out just as clearly in André Naffis-Sahely’s recent translation... There is nothing barbarous about Laâbi’s exacting, propulsive early verse. If anything, in Laâbi’s writing from The Reign of Barbarism to Le livre imprévu—and nowhere more than in the writing he produced from prison—it’s a sign of decency, humility, and civility to be able to unmake one’s language, to recognize one’s own spoken or written tongue as no less of a guttural, hissed-out, scraped together thing than any other. (At intervals in the early poems, Laâbi literally opens up holes in certain words by inserting a space between each of their letters.) Barbarism, in contrast, is to insist that one’s language is too sacred to suffer unmaking—and to silence violently anyone who tries to unmake it. Laâbi would watch Morocco successfully liberate itself from the rule of one such barbarous regime, then fall under the control of another.--The Paris Review
L'équipage by Joseph Kessel( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the First World War rages amid the mud and craters of the Western Front, an even more deadly struggle is playing out in the air above. Early flying machines are pushed to their limits in a desperate struggle for mastery of the skies--the world's first aerial conflict, and one in which a combatant can count his life expectancy in weeks. The pressure of this terrible battle forges a strong bond between two men, the crew of a French reconnaissance plane--but can it survive the discovery that they are both in love with the same woman?
The promised land : poems from itinerant life by Andre Naffis-sahely( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flitting from the mud-soaked floors of Venice to the glittering, towering constructions of the Abu Dhabi of his childhood and early adulthood, from the 'disposable cities' composed of shanty towns and rough encampments which spring up wherever new resources are discovered to present-day London and North America, Andre Naffis-Sahely's bracingly plain-spoken first collection gathers portraits of promised lands and those who go in search of them: travellers, labourers, dreamers; the hopeful and the dispossessed. This is poetry as reportage, as much an act of memory as of sinuous, clear-eyed vision. As this arresting new poet has remarked elsewhere: I don't like poems that invent memories; I have enough of my own
The physiology of the employee by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voilà un Balzac méconnu. Loin du cliché qui ne montrerait qu'un faiseur de descriptions interminables, cette Physiologie de l'Employé met en lumière un pamphlétaire incisif et virtuose. Les travers de la France administrative du dix-neuvième siècle y sont croqués avec la nervosité du caricaturiste. Il y a du Daumier chez ce Balzac qui excelle à pénétrer dans son oeuvre les secrets des types professionnels : là Grandet le tonnelier, Gobseck l'usurier, Séchard l'imprimeur, Bianchon le médecin, ici la catégorie des employés parisiens. La leçon est claire : Balzac ne veut pas de césure entre littérature et réalité. Et si la plume - non le plomb - pouvait changer le monde? En ce sens, la Physiologie de l'Employé est un texte d'une étonnante actualité ; dans les marges de la Comédie Humaine, cette satire épingle avec humour les lourdeurs de l'Etat. Un texte jubilatoire. --Quatrième de couverture
The confines of the shadow : in lands overseas by Alessandro Spina( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of novels and short stories maps the Libyan city of Benghazi's transformation from a sleepy Ottoman backwater in the 1910s to the second capital of an oil-rich kingdom in the 1960s. Employing a cosmopolitan array of characters, ranging from Ottoman functionaries to Italian officers, it chronicles Italy's colonial experience, from the euphoria of conquest to the rise and fall of Fascism to Libya's independence in the 1950s, concluding with the discovery of the country's oil fields, which triggered the changes that led to Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year dictatorship
Money by Emile Zola( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Rougon-Macquart Series: Money (L'Argent): After a disastrous speculation, Aristide Saccard was forced to sell his mansion and to cast about for means of creating a fresh fortune. Chance made him acquainted with Hamelin, an engineer whose residence in the East had suggested to him financial schemes which at once attracted the attention of Saccard. With a view to financing these schemes the Universal Bank was formed, and by force of advertising became immediately successful. Emboldened by success, Saccard launched into wild speculation
An eternity in Tangiers by Eyoum Nganguè( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eternity to Tangiers tells the story of a teenager named Gawa, on his journey to emigrate from his hometown, the imaginary African capital of Gnasville, to Tangiers, where he hopes to escape the economic, political, and social suffering that plague his home country. Ivorian author Titi Faustin and Cameroonian illustrator Nyoum Ngangue tell this contemporary African story from an African perspective, countering the exoticism and stereotypes of classics like Herge's Tintin in the Congo and offering an intimate account of one of the sociopolitical tragedies of our time
Beyond the barbed wire : selected poems by Abdellatif Laâbi( )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mick Imlah : Selected Prose by André Naffis-Sahely( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

«Mick Imlah is one of the most original and memorable English-language poets of the late twentieth century – a brilliant talent, brutally curtailed. This volume is a necessary companion to his poems, and full of insights that are fascinating in their own right.» (Sir Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate 1999–2009) «Mick Imlah was not only a meticulous and resourceful reviewer, but he possessed the deep creative perspective of the true poet-critic. His admirers will want this volume.» (John Fuller, poet and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford)
The confines of the shadow by Alessandro Spina( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The short stories which comprise the second volume of The Confines of the Shadow are set in the interwar period, between the late 1920s, when Italy began solidifying its power in its new Libyan colony, and the end of World War II, when control of the country passed into British hands. Spina's chief subjects in these stories are Italian military officers who idle their time away at their club or exploring the strange lands where they have been posted, always at odds between the jingoistic education they received at home and the lessons they've learned during their time in Libya"--Back cover
PROMISED LAND by André Naffis-Sahely( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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