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Cosman, Carol

Works: 25 works in 150 publications in 3 languages and 6,101 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Biography  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Short stories, French  Short stories  Legal fiction (Literature)  Legal stories 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Other, Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., tra
Classifications: PQ2605.A3734, 843.7
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carol Cosman
The Penguin book of women poets by Carol Cosman( Book )

45 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry by women poets that spans more than 3500 years and forty literary traditions, with information on the life of each poet and the literary and historical traditions of her time
A lion for love : a critical biography of Stendhal by Robert Alter( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exile and the kingdom by Albert Camus( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These six stories, written at the height of Camus' artistic powers, all depict people at decisive, revelatory moments in their lives. Translated by Justin O'Brien
The elementary forms of religious life by Émile Durkheim( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author sets himself the task of discovering the enduring source of human social identity. He investigates what he considered to be the simplest form of documented religion - totemism among the Aborigines of Australia. For Durkheim, studying Aboriginal religion was a way 'to yield an understanding of the religious nature of man, by showing us an essential and permanent aspect of humanity'. The need and capacity of men and women to relate to one another socially lies at the heart of his exploration, in which religion embodies the beliefs that shape our moral universe. This book has been applauded and debated by sociologists, anthropologists, ethnographers, philosophers, and theologians, and continues to speak to new generations about the intriguing origin and nature of religion and society
Who killed Roger Ackroyd? : the mystery behind the Agatha Christie mystery by Pierre Bayard( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychoanalyst and literary scholar offers a re-reading of Agatha Christie's classic novel, "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd," challenging Hercule Poirot's conclusions about the identity of the killer and presenting a new solution to the crime
Colonel Chabert by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hero of the Napoleonic Wars, supposedly killed in battle, returns after a long convalescence to find his wife remarried and his pension gone. Colonel Chabert hires a lawyer to obtain justice, but the lawyer is playing a double game--unknown to the colonel he is working for the wife
The girl with the golden eyes by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the darker side of Parisian society, Henry de Marsay believes only in himself and in his cultural Paris world, until he sees the girl called Paquita Valdes and elaborately plots her seduction. In his fervor, it is only too late that he realizes he has a rival to the inaccessible Paquita ... a woman revealed to be his half-sister, the Marquise de San-Real
Hammerklavier by Yasmina Reza( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of forty-four autobiographical sketches and fictional vignettes of the narrator's memories and fantasies of people, meditations on music, timelessness, and the nature of writing itself
Stendhal : a biography by Robert Alter( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mount Analogue : a novel of symbolically authentic non-Euclidean adventures in mountain climbing by René Daumal( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rene Daumal's Mount Analogue is a twentieth-century classic, combining the author's poetic gifts and philosophical accomplishments. Among other things, this is an allegory for the journey of life, as well as a tale in which the narrator/author, one of an intrepid company of eight, sets sail in the yacht Impossible to search for Mount Analogue, the solid, geographically located, albeit hidden, peak that reaches inexorably towards heaven - as Mount Olympus reached to the home of the Greek gods, or Mount Sinai to the presence of Yahweh. Daumal, one of the greatest French writers of the twentieth century, died before the novel was completed, providing an uncanny one-way quality to the journey."--Jacket
L'invitation au voyage = Invitation to the voyage : a poem from the flowers of evil by Charles Baudelaire( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stendhal : eine kritische Biographie by Robert Alter( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wittgenstein reads Freud : the myth of the unconscious by Jacques Bouveresse( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Offering a critical view of all the texts in which Wittgenstein mentions Freud, Bouveresse immerses us in the intellectual climate of Vienna in the early part of the twentieth century. Although we come to see why Wittgenstein did not view psychoanalysis as a science proper, we are nonetheless made to feel the philosopher's sense of wonder and respect for the cultural task Freud took on as he found new ways meaningfully to discuss human concerns. Intertwined in this story of Wittgenstein's grappling with the theory of the unconscious is the story of how he came to question the authority of science and of philosophy itself. While aiming primarily at the clarification of Wittgenstein's opinion of Freud, Bouveresse's book can be read as a challenge to the French psychoanalytic school of Lacan and as a provocative commentary on cultural authority."--BOOK JACKET
America day by day by Simone de Beauvoir( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of 1940s America by a French writer, eg. "The constipated girl smiles a loving smile at the lemon juice that relieves her intestines. In the subway, in the streets, on magazine pages, these smiles pursue me like obsessions. I read on a sign in a drugstore, 'Not to grin is a sin.' Everyone obeys the order, the system. 'Cheer up! Take it easy.' Optimism is necessary for the country's social peace and economic prosperity."
The human comedy : selected stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characters from every corner of society and all walks of life-lords and ladies, businessmen and military men, poor clerks, unforgiving moneylenders, aspiring politicians, artists, actresses, swindlers, misers, parasites, sexual adventurers, crackpots, and more-move through the pages of The Human Comedy, Balzac's multivolume magnum opus, an interlinked chronicle of modernity in all its splendor and squalor. The Human Comedy includes the great roomy novels that have exercised such a sway over Balzac's many literary inheritors, from Dostoyevsky and Henry James to Marcel Proust; it also contains an array of short fictions in which Balzac is at his most concentrated and forceful. Nine of these, all newly translated, appear in this volume, and together they provide an unequaled overview of a great writer's obsessions and art. Here are "The Duchesse de Langeais," "A Passion in the Desert," and "Sarrasine"; tales of madness, illicit passion, ill-gotten gains, and crime. What unifies them, Peter Brooks points out in his introduction, is an incomparable storyteller's fascination with the power of storytelling, while throughout we also detect what Proust so admired: the "mysterious circulation of blood and desire."
Crossing the Jabbok : illness and death in Ashkenazi Judaism in sixteenth- through ninteenth-century Prague by Sylvie Anne Goldberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Crossing the Jabbok, Sylvie-Anne Goldberg presents an ambitious study of the views of sickness and death among Ashkenazi Jews from the sixteenth through the nineteenth century. Focusing on Prague, in those years the center of Central and Western European Jewry, Goldberg describes the evolution of attitudes, beliefs, and practices concerning illness and death among Ashkenazi Jews throughout the German lands. Goldberg draws on a rich array of materials - including secular and religious texts, community records and charters, the Halakhah, writings of famous rabbis, and accounts of Jewish-Christian interrelations - to explore that culture. In particular, she seeks to discover the distinctively Jewish aspects of customs and beliefs surrounding illness and dying
Imperfect garden : the legacy of humanism by Tzvetan Todorov( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imperfect Garden is both an approachable intellectual history and a bracing treatise on how we should understand and experience our lives. In it, one of Europe's most prominent intellectuals explores the foundations, limits, and possibilities of humanist thinking. Through his critical but sympathetic excavation of humanism, Tzvetan Todorov seeks an answer to modernity's fundamental challenge: how to maintain our hard-won liberty without paying too dearly in social ties, common values, and a coherent and responsible sense of self." "Placing the history of ideas at the service of a quest for moral and political wisdom, Todorov's compelling and no doubt controversial rethinking of humanist ideas testifies to the enduring capacity of those ideas to meditate on - and, if we are fortunate, cultivate - the imperfect garden in which we live."--Jacket
The family idiot. : Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1857 by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature, theory, and common sense by Antoine Compagnon( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In the late twentieth century, the commonsense approach to literature was deemed naive. Roland Barthes proclaimed the death of the author, and Hillis Miller declared that all interpretation is theoretical. In many a literature department, graduate students spent far more time on Derrida and Foucault than on Shakespeare and Milton. Despite this, commonsense approaches to literature - including the belief that literature represents reality and authorial intentions matter - have resisted theory with tenacity. As a result, argues Antoine Compagnon, theorists have gone to extremes, boxed themselves into paradoxes, and distanced others from their ideas. Eloquently assessing the accomplishments and failings of literary theory, Compagnon ultimately defends the methods and goals of a theoretical commitment tempered by the wisdom of common sense." "While it constitutes an engaging introduction to recent theoretical debates, the book is organized not by school of thought but around seven central issues: literariness, the author, the world, the reader, style, history, and value. What makes a work literature? Does fiction imitate reality? Is the reader present in the text? What constitutes style? Is the context in which a work is written important to its apprehension? Are literary values universal?" "As he examines how theory has wrestled these themes, Compagnon establishes not a simple middle ground but a state of productive tension between high theory and common sense. The result is a book that will be met with both controversy and sighs of relief."--Jacket
The old and the new : from Don Quixote to Kafka by Marthe Robert( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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A lion for love : a critical biography of StendhalExile and the kingdomThe elementary forms of religious lifeWho killed Roger Ackroyd? : the mystery behind the Agatha Christie mysteryColonel ChabertThe girl with the golden eyesHammerklavierMount Analogue : a novel of symbolically authentic non-Euclidean adventures in mountain climbing