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Fischman, Sheila

Works: 240 works in 687 publications in 1 language and 14,311 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  History  Autobiographical fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PQ3979.3.T489, C843.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Sheila Fischman
Most widely held works by Sheila Fischman
In Translation : Honouring Sheila Fischman by Sherry Simon( )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the late 1960s Sheila Fischman has worked tirelessly at making the best works of Quebecois literature available to English-language readers. Anglophones who have read works by Michel Tremblay, Jacques Poulin, Yves Beauchemin, Francois Gravel, Anne Hebert, Roch Carrier, and Marie-Claire Blais most likely know these works only through Fischman's subtly and faithfully crafted translations. In Translation celebrates Fischman's more than 150 book-length translations from French to English. It combines essays on the friendships created through translation with essays on the art of translation and on the changing context of literary translation in Canada. Distinguished contributors include Alberto Manguel, Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser, authors Gaetan Soucy, Lise Bissonnette, and Louise Desjardins, and fellow-translators Lori Saint Martin, Michael Henry Heim, Luise von Flotow, and Kathy Mezei. The volume also includes interviews with Fischman and a selection of her prose. A fitting tribute to an outstanding career, In Translation illuminates the artistry behind a difficult craft by considering the work of one of its finest practitioners
Ru : a novel by Kim Thúy( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A runaway bestseller in Quebec, with foreign rights sold to 15 countries around the world, Kim Thuy's Governor General's Literary Award-winning RU is a lullaby for Vietnam and a love letter to a new homeland. In vignettes of exquisite clarity, sharp observation and sly wit, we are carried along on an unforgettable journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and onward to a new life in Quebec
The hockey sweater by Roch Carrier( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With every boy in a small Quebec town wearing the sweater of the Montreal Canadiens to play hockey, one child is horrified when, because of a mail order mix-up, he is forced to wear a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater
The little girl who was too fond of matches : a novel by Gaétan Soucy( )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their father commits suicide, two siblings are forced into contact with the world beyond their immense estate, and their cloak of romance and superstition quickly falls away
The vigil of Quebec by Fernand Dumont( )

2 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book was first published in French in the wake of events which have come to be known in Quebec as the 'October crisis of 1970.' Dumont's thoughtful reflections on Quebec's social and political life invite 'les Anglais' to a new view of Quebec
Farewell, Babylon : coming of age in Jewish Baghdad by Naïm Kattan( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Naim Kattan was born in the heart of the ancient Jewish community of Baghdad. This memoir tells of the young man's coming of age in the turbulent 1940s, of his discovery of learning, of work, of friendship, and of patriotism and all that love of country means, especially to an Iraqi few. He and his friends, both Jewish and Muslim, attempt to bridge their ethnic divide by passionate discussions in coffee houses and by trying to forge a new Iraqi literature. However, larger political events were to drive them apart and inspire the young Kattan to seek a new life elsewhere." "This is a unique glimpse into an exotic world and a loss of innocence - the idealism of youth versus the pragmatism of experience, the attempt to explore love and sex in a society where the women are veiled and closely guarded. It is a fascinating portrait of a people, a city, a state, and a culture that are still, unfortunately, as troubled and divided today as Kattan found them all those years ago."--Jacket
The flying canoe by Roch Carrier( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11-year old Baptiste, spending the winter at a logging camp, gets a chance to go back home by riding "la chasse-galerie" (the devil's canoe) through the sky
Mercury under my tongue by Sylvain Trudel( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frederick Langlois could be that geeky seventeen-year-old notebook-toting sage found in every high school, feeling deeply, spouting out tiny poems, just a little too old for his years. But Frederick isn't in high school. He's in a hospital ward with other critically ill adolescents, dying of bone cancer." "Mercury Under My Tongue chronicles his short stay there, from his distant but friendly relationship with his therapist (and his mute delight at catching a glimpse of her cleavage), through comic moments in the ward and his emergent friendships with other teenage patients. Some survive, others are lost, and at the end, Frederick must make a final reckoning with himself and his family, one that is both dispassionate and deeply felt."--Jacket
Today, maybe by Dominique Demers( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a young girl who patiently awaits the arrival of a friend who's meant for her. While she waits she encounters many of the well-known characters of children's literature
For my country = "Pour la patrie" : an 1895 religious and separatist vision of Quebec in the mid-twentieth century by Jules Paul Tardivel( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mãn by Kim Thúy( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mãn has three mothers: the one who gives birth to her in wartime, the nun who plucks her from a vegetable garden, and her beloved Maman, who becomes a spy to survive. Seeking security for her grown daughter, Maman finds Mãn a husband--a lonely Vietnamese restaurateur who lives in Montreal. Thrown into a new world, Mãn discovers her natural talent as a chef. Gracefully she practices her art, with food as her medium. She creates dishes that are much more than sustenance for the body: they evoke memory and emotion, time and place, and even bring her customers to tears. Mãn is a mystery--her name means "perfect fulfillment," yet she and her husband seem to drift along, respectfully and dutifully. But when she encounters a married chef in Paris, everything changes in the instant of a fleeting touch, and Mãn discovers the all-encompassing obsession and ever-present dangers of a love affair
The red notebook by Michel Tremblay( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1967 - Expo - and everyone else in Montreal is waiting for the great day when they can visit the exotic foreign pavilions. For the characters of The Red Notebook, the second in Tremblay's Notebook trilogy, life in Montreal has shaken off its conservative glumness as a new age arrives. Change is everywhere in the air: politically the Quebec independence movement has been given a major boost by Charles de Gaulle's famous "Vive le Quebec libre!" declaration; and things will never be the same. Celine Poulin, former waitress at the bohemian hangout "Le Select," is now about to start a new job: that of hostess in a bordello just opened by Montreal's famous Madame, Fine Dumas. Its specialty? All the "girls" in "Le Boudoir" are transvestites. Some are old pals of Celine's who'll also be her room-mates after she finally escapes the stifling unhappiness of her family home and moves into their communal boarding house." "Having always maintained that he does not write politics, but fables, Tremblay celebrates how it is possible for Celine to embrace her difference and to flourish in solidarity with a community of others with transcendent eloquence and compassion."--Couv
Heartbreaks along the road by Roch Carrier( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaste, intelligente, "épico-comique" fresque de la société québécoise d'avant la Révolution tranquille, sous le règne de Duplessis. Au centre du récit, un village de Beauce et une histoire: la construction d'une route qui ne mène nulle part à la veille d'élections provinciales
The orange grove by Larry Tremblay( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin brothers Amed and Aziz live in the peaceful shade of their family's orange grove. But when a bomb kills the boys' grandparents, the war that plagues their country changes their lives forever. Blood must repay blood, and, in order to avenge their grandparents' deaths, one brother must offer the ultimate sacrifice. Years later, the surviving twin - now a student actor in a wintry Montreal - is given a role which forces him to confront the past. Tremblay, an actor and director himself, poses the difficult question: can art ever adequately address suffering? Both current and timeless, written with the sharp purity of desert poetry, The Orange Grove depicts the haunting inheritance of war and its aftermath
Old Thomas and the little fairy by Dominique Demers( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Old Thomas is angry at the whole world, until he discovers a tiny little girl washed up on the beach and tries to save her life. Rich and moving illustrations depict this unforgettable story" Cf. Our choice, 2001
The black notebook by Michel Tremblay( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the heart of the Latin Quarter, meeting place of marginal characters of all sorts, Celine Poulin works the night shift at a cheap and popular restaurant, the Select, serving hamburger platters and spaghetti and meatballs to student misfits, transvestites, hookers, and queens from the Main - Montreal's colourful Saint-Laurent Boulevard. Hanging out with a theatre company in her off hours, Celine sees opening before her a world where it is not only possible, but even desirable to pretend. When the director offers her a role in The Trojan Women, the die is cast." "The Black Notebook is Celine's diary, her account of her trials and tribulations, her expectations and her cruel disappointments, because this young waitress at the Select has her own dramatic story to tell, even if only to herself: Celine is a midget."--BOOK JACKET
The longest home run by Roch Carrier( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The longest home run in the history of baseball was hit by a girl." So begins a baseball misadventure in the village of Ste. Justine. This time, a strange girl named Adeline shows up at the daisy field where Roch and his friends play baseball all summer. She proceeds to hit a towering home run, right through the window of the crankiest man in town. Adeline has other powers as well, which Roch and the boys discover at a magic show. But without the baseball, the game cannot go on. When Adeline literally disappears, who do you think has to get the ball back?
The Douglas notebooks by Christine Eddie( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romain was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. At 18, he leaves his family for a home in the forest, learning to live off the land rather than his family's wealth. Éléna flees a house of blood and mayhem, taking refuge in a monastery and later in the rustic village of Rivière-aux-Oies. One day, while walking in the woods, Éléna hears the melody of a clarinet and comes across Romain, who calls himself Starling and whom Éléna later renames Douglas, for the strongest and most spectacular of trees. Later a child named Rose is born. Fade to black. When the story takes up again, Douglas has returned to the forest, Rose is in the village under the care of others, and Éléna is gone. From these disparate threads, Christine Eddie tenderly weaves a fable for our time and for all times. As the years pass, the story broadens to capture others in its elegant web: a doctor with a bruised heart, a pharmacist who may be a witch, and a teacher with dark secrets. Together they raise this child with the mysterious heritage, transforming this story into an ode to friendship and family, a sonnet on our relationship with nature, and an elegy to love and passion
Crossing the continent : a novel by Michel Tremblay( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Rhéauna, recalled home by her mother who abandoned her five years earlier, embarks on an epic train journey from her grandparents' farm in rural Saskatchewan to Montreal. Along the way she makes three stops to visit relatives and learns about life
Bambi and me by Michel Tremblay( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical pieces about how movies shaped the life of young Michel Tremblay, who later became Canadaâ#x80;#x99;s most important playwright
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The hockey sweater
The hockey sweaterThe little girl who was too fond of matches : a novelFarewell, Babylon : coming of age in Jewish BaghdadThe flying canoeMercury under my tongueToday, maybeThe red notebookOld Thomas and the little fairy
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Fischman, Sheila Leah

Sheila Fischman Canadees vertaalster

Sheila Fischman Canadian translator

Sheila Fischman traductora canadiense

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