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Sturrock, John

Works: 58 works in 250 publications in 3 languages and 8,115 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Political fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Picture books 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2288, 843.7
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Most widely held works about John Sturrock
Most widely held works by John Sturrock
The French new novel: Claude Simon, Michel Butor, Alain Robbe-Grillet by John Sturrock( Book )

12 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paper tigers : the ideal fictions of Jorge Luis Borges by John Sturrock( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford guide to contemporary writing( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new Guide - the only work of its kind to cover world literature of the last thirty years - does just that: in twenty-eight lively and trenchant chapters it assesses the most important and interesting literature developments in all five continents. Taking 1960 as its starting-point, and coming right up to date, the book explores the recent writing of cultures as various as Australian and Spanish-American, French, Japanese, and Czech, Indian and New Zealand - and of
Structuralism by John Sturrock( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de intellectuele principes en theorieën van het structuralisme
Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sodom and Gomorrah takes up for the first time the theme of homosexual love - male and female - and dwells on how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it. Proust's novel is also an unforgiving analysis of both the decadent high society of Paris and the rise of a philistine bourgeoisie that is on the way to supplanting it. Characters who had lesser roles earlier now reappear in a different light and take center stage, notably Albertine, with whom the narrator believes he is in love, and the insanely haughty Baron de Charlus."--Jacket
The language of autobiography : studies in the first person singular by John Sturrock( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the end of the night by John Sturrock( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More commonly known as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. In the vaulted Gothic towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral lives Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer. Mocked and shunned for his appearance, he is pitied only by Esmerelda, a beautiful gypsy dancer to whom he becomes completely devoted. Esmerelda, however, has also attracted the attention of the sinister archdeacon Claude Frollo, and when she rejects his lecherous approaches, Frollo hatches a plot to destroy her, that only Quasimodo can prevent
Species of spaces and other pieces by Georges Perec( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Georges Perec, author of the highly acclaimed Life: A User's Manual, was only forty-six when he died in 1982. Despite a tragic childhood, during which his mother was deported to Auschwitz, Perec produced some of the most entertaining essays of the age. His literary output was deliberately varied in form and style and this generous selection of Perec's non-fictional work, the first to appear in English, demonstrates his characteristic lightness of touch, wry humour and accessibility." "As he contemplates the many ways in which we occupy the space around us, as he depicts the commonplace items with which we are familiar in a startling, engrossing way, as he recounts his psychoanalysis while remaining reticent about his feelings or depicts the Paris of his childhood without a trace of sentimentality, we become aware that we are in the presence of a remarkable, virtuoso writer."--Jacket
The word from Paris : essays on modern French thinkers and writers by John Sturrock( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Sturrock has written for many years about French literature and thought, and here presents a wonderfully accessible guide to the major figures of the last fifty years. Reviewing the various movements that have dominated the French intellectual scene - existentialism, the nouveau roman, structuralism, the OuLIPo - he illustrates how their proponents inspire and excite
Vie de Henry Brulard by Stendhal( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stendhal's unfinished autobiography tells of his troubled boyhood and rebellious youth in Grenoble, offers a glimpse of his philosophy of self-knowledge, and includes the author's playful sketches and diagrams
Selected poems and letters by Arthur Rimbaud( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects Rimbaud's poetry and over one hundred of his letters, most of which were written after he had abandoned his literary career
L'écume des jours : roman by Boris Vian( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a story in which a husband must try to keep his ill wife alive by constantly surrounding her with fresh flowers
The charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Headstrong and naive, the young Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is determined to defy his ultra-conservative father and go to fight for Napoleon. He stumbles on the battle of Waterloo, ill-prepared, yet filled with enthusiasm for war and glory. Following Napoleon's defeat, Fabrizio returns secretly to Italy, to pursue a series of amorous adventures under the protection of his aunt and her ministerial lover at the ducal court in Parma." "This new translation by John Sturrock conveys the passion and humour of the original, while his introduction discusses the novel in relation to Stendhal's life and writing career. This edition also includes a chronology, map, suggestions for further reading and explanatory notes."--BOOK JACKET
Explosion in a cathedral, a novel by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

6 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A swashbuckling tale set in the Caribbean world at the time of the French revolution, Explosion in a Cathedral focuses on Victor Hugues, a historical figure who led the naval assault to take back the island of Guadeloupe from the English at the beginning of the nineteenth century. In Carpentier's telling, this piratical figure walks into the lives of the wealthy orphans Esteban and Sofia and casts them abruptly into the midst of the immense changes sweeping the world outside their Havana mansion"--
Contre Sainte-Beuve; suivi de Nouveaux mélanges. Préf. de Bernard de Fallois by Marcel Proust( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with the remarkable essay "Contre Saint-Beuve," this surprising and stimulating critical collection presents Proust's views on the contemporary writing of his era, on painting and painters, and on such literary masters of the nineteenth century as Tolstoy, Goethe, and Stendhal."--Jacket
In search of lost time by Marcel Proust( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In Search of Lost Time' is Proust's masterpiece and was described by Somerset Maugham as the greatest novel of the 20th century. In this fourth volume Proust takes up the themes of homosexual love and sexual jealousy
Days of reading by Marcel Proust( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these inspiring essays about why we read, Proust explores all the pleasures and trials that we take from books, as well as explaining the beauty of Ruskin and his work, and the joys of losing yourself in literature as a child"--Page 4 of cover
Winter journeys( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1979, Georges Perec wrote a brief entertainment for a publisher's catalogue, and "The Winter Journey" quickly became his most frequently reprinted short story. Set on the eve of the Second World War, it recounts the discovery of a great literary masterpiece that conceals a scandalous secret at the heart of modern French literature ... The present volume includes, and then extends Perec's brief parable. Over two decades his fellow Oulipians have written twenty sequels to this tale, between 1992 and January of this year."--Page [4] of cover
Remembrance of things past by Marcel Proust( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Vol 1) Swann's way / Within a budding grove / The Guermantes way (Vol 2) Cities of the plain / The captive / The sweet cheat gone / The past recaptured
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The Oxford guide to contemporary writing
Alternative Names
جون ستروك

ستروك، جون

English (177)

Spanish (2)

Italian (1)

StructuralismSodom and GomorrahThe language of autobiography : studies in the first person singularLouis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the end of the nightThe Hunchback of Notre-DameSpecies of spaces and other piecesThe word from Paris : essays on modern French thinkers and writersVie de Henry Brulard