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Prose, Francine 1947-

Works: 180 works in 696 publications in 14 languages and 38,615 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Short stories  Creative nonfiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Speaker
Classifications: PS3566.R68, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Francine Prose
Anne Frank : the book, the life, the afterlife by Francine Prose( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francine Prose argues that the diary of Anne Frank is as much a deliberate work of art as it is an historical record, noting its literary merits and thoroughly investigating the diary's unique afterlife as one of the world's most read, and banned, books
Goldengrove : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an unexpected tragedy shatters the peaceful life of a middle-class family, 13 year-old Nico finds herself suddenly alone with her grief, and teetering on the brink of adulthood. The only person who seems to understand her is her older sister's boyfriend - but their blossoming friendship soon takes a dangerous turn.--Publisher
Blue angel : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has been years since Swenson, a professor of creative writing at a small New England college, has published a novel of his own. It's been even longer since a student of his has shown a glimmer of talent. And academia, with its increasingly stifling politically correct environment, isn't what it used to be. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare gift for writing. Fearless and ambitious, Angela seems like the answer to Swenson's prayers. Better yet, she wants his help. What could be more perfect? However, as experience shows, the road to hell is paved with good intentions"--
After by Francine Prose( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of a nearby school shooting, a grief and crisis counselor takes over Central High School and enacts increasingly harsh measures to control students, while those who do not comply disappear
The lives of the Muses : nine women & the artists they inspired by Francine Prose( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles nine women who served as muses to famous artists, discussing how each of them inspired the works of their artistic counterpart
A changed man : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holocaust survivor Meyer Maslow, the head of a human rights foundation, is baffled by the entreaties of Vincent Nolan, a young neo-Nazi who inadvertently transforms the lives of other people in his attempts to change his own life
Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A richly imagined and stunningly inventive story of love, art, and betrayal in Paris of the 20's, 30's, and 40's"--
My new American life by Francine Prose( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While working for an idealistic college professor, twenty-six-year old Lula, an Albanian trying to make a better life for herself in America, finds her life taking a complicated turn when her Albanian "brothers" return, in a novel set in the aftermath of 9/11
Gluttony by Francine Prose( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here, novelist and critic Francine Prose serves up a marvelous banquet of witty and engaging observations on the most delicious of deadly sins. Prose traces how our negative notions of gluttony have evolved along with our ideas about salvation and damnation, health and illness, life and death. At the same time, Prose reminds us that it is also an affirmation of pleasure and passion. "The broad, shiny face of the glutton," Prose writes, "has been and continues to be the mirror in which we see ourselves, our hopes and fears, our darkest dreams and deepest desires." Never have we delved more deeply into this mirror than in this insightful and stimulating book. Book jacket."--Jacket
Bullyville by Francine Prose( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and German and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of his estranged father in the World Trade Center on 9/11, thirteen-year-old Bart, still struggling with his feelings of guilt, sorrow and loss, wins a scholarship to the local preparatory school and there encounters a vicious bully whose cruelty compounds the aftermath of the tragedy
A scrap of time and other stories by Ida Fink( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Scrap of Time", "The Garden That Floated Away", "Behind the Hedge", "A Dog", "Jean-Christophe", "The Key Game", "A Spring Morning", "A Conversation", "The Black Beast", "Aryan Papers", "Inspector van Galoshinsky", "The Pig", "Titina", "Night of Surrender", "The Tenth Man", "Crazy", "Jump!", "The Other Shore", "Splinter", "The Shelter", "Traces", "The Table."
Household saints by Francine Prose( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the Santangelos, a family in New York's Little Italy
Touch by Francine Prose( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninth-grader Maisie's concepts of friendship, loyalty, self-acceptance, and truth are tested to their limit after a school bus incident with the three boys who have been her best friends since early childhood
Bigfoot dreams by Francine Prose( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vera Perl, "star reporter of a sleazy supermarket tabloid ... conjures up stories about UFO sightings, miracle cures in garden vegetables, evidence of life after death, and the ever-popular Bigfoot ... Then one day Vera discovers that one of the stories she's invented has turned out to be true in ways she never could have dreamed."--Cover
Primitive people by Francine Prose( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and French and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Simone flees the chaotic violence of Haiti only to land in a world no less brutal or bizarre--the world of upstate New York's Porter family. Here, dead sheep swing from trees, light bulbs are ceremoniously buried, a fur-clad mother carves terrifying goddesses from pumice, and learning to lie is the principle rite of passage into adulthood
Hunters and gatherers by Francine Prose( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do women treat one another in the absence of men to treat them badly? Martha, the protagonist, finds out when after a bust-up with her boyfriend she joins devotees of a matriarchal goddess in a New Age boot camp in the Arizona desert. A satire on New Age religion and knee-jerk feminism
The Mrs. Dalloway reader by Virginia Woolf( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Publication of Mrs. Dalloway in 1925 secured Virginia Woolf's place as a master of the modern literary form and inspired generations of writers to come. This unique collection includes the complete text of Mrs. Dalloway and Mrs. Dalloway's Party, and also various journal entries and letters by Virginia Woolf relating to the genesis and writing of her masterpiece. Editor Francine Prose has selected these pieces as well as essays and appreciations, critical views, and commentary by writers famous and unknown. While Mrs. Dalloway remains Woolf's classic work, the lesser-known companion book, Mrs. Dalloway's Party, is a kind of writer's notebook, containing many outtakes from Woolf's initial attempt to write Mrs. Dalloway. This complete volume illuminates the creation of a beloved book and the genius of its author. Book jacket."--Jacket
Guided tours of hell : novellas by Francine Prose( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and German and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two novellas. In the title piece, a New York playwright tours a death camp in the Czech Republic as part of a literary conference, while Three Pigs in Five Days is on how boring Paris can be if your loved one is not with you
The peaceable kingdom : stories by Francine Prose( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francine Prose, widely praised as "one of the most astute observers of American ways", in this new collection of stories once again displays the keen wit, ironic insight, and unsentimental compassion that have won her the praise of readers and critics alike. Hailed as "social satire at its slyest and best", her fiction has been described as "hilarious and shocking", "relentless and scathingly perceptive", and "as graceful as it is wrenching". The inhabitants of Prose's peaceable kingdom are getting the surprises of their lives. The things they thought they'd wanted - marriage and children, travel, work - even the compromises they imagined they'd made, no longer sustain them. A young woman on her Italian honeymoon suddenly realizes that her high-minded ecologist husband will have to save the world without her. A child on a class trip recognizes in the friezes of an Egyptian tomb the inevitable, tragic procession of her life to come. A teenager has a rude awakening when she is pursued to Paris by the boy of her dreams. Nothing is dependable in this world where weddings and birthday parties go unpredictably, awry, strangers blurt out disturbing confessions, and even the family pets reveal themselves to be agents of discord and disruption - and where the seemingly tranquil surface of ordinary happiness barely conceals the darker, more mysterious and brutal truth about this deceptively peaceable kingdom
Sicilian odyssey by Francine Prose( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundeling van cultureel-journalistieke opstellen over kunst en cultuur, levensstijl, voedsel, stedelijk en landschappelijk aanzien van het Italiaanse eiland Sicilië
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Anne Frank : the book, the life, the afterlife
Alternative Names
Francine Prose American writer

Francine Prose Amerikaans schrijfster

Francine Prose Amerikaans schrijver

Francine Prose amerikansk författare

Francine Prose amerikansk skribent

Prose, Francine

프로즈, 프랜신 1947-


プローズ, フランシーン


Goldengrove : a novelBlue angel : a novelAfterThe lives of the Muses : nine women & the artists they inspiredA changed man : a novelMy new American lifeGluttonyBullyville