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Sturrock, John

Works: 43 works in 211 publications in 4 languages and 8,007 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Novels  Bildungsromans  Essays  Humor  Fictional autobiographies  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2631.R63, 863
Publication Timeline
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 )

11 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 896 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 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keeping track of contemporary writing is by its nature difficult. What are the recent developments in Chinese or Israeli fiction? What has happened to poetry in Russia since the fall of Communism? Are we even up to date with the best novels or plays of English-speaking countries round the world? Every year, so much is published which we feel we should know about, that there's a strong need for a volume to evaluate it and put us on the track of what is best worth reading
Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 601 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 )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Species of spaces and other pieces by Georges Perec( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 421 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
Notre-Dame of Paris by Victor Hugo( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structuralism by John Sturrock( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de intellectuele principes en theorieën van het structuralisme
The word from Paris : essays on modern French thinkers and writers by John Sturrock( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 388 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
The life of Henry Brulard by Stendhal( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 233 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 )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 230 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 224 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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 183 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."--Jacket
Explosion in a cathedral, a novel by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and held by 146 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 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe yi xiao shuo,San wen,Ping lun deng duo zhong xing shi pi pan le sheng bo fu,Yi ti chu zi ji guan yu yi shu yu pi ping de guan dian.Bao kuo< shui mian>,< fang jian>,< zhou ri>,< lu tai shang de yang guang>,< he ma ma de tan hua> deng
Days of reading by Marcel Proust( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 113 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
Le voyage d'hiver by Georges Perec( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 112 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
In search of lost time by Marcel Proust( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La modification; [roman by Michel Butor( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in French and English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mijmeringen van een reiziger van Parijs naar Rome, die zich tijdens die reis zodanig wijzigen dat hij zijn plan (een geliefde vrouw uit Rome mee te nemen naar Parijs) opgeeft
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The Oxford guide to contemporary writing
Alternative Names
جون ستروك

ستروك، جون

English (166)

Spanish (2)

French (2)

Italian (1)

Sodom and GomorrahThe language of autobiography : studies in the first person singularLouis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the end of the nightSpecies of spaces and other piecesNotre-Dame of ParisStructuralismThe word from Paris : essays on modern French thinkers and writersThe life of Henry Brulard