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Mortimer, Armine Kotin 1943-

Works: 26 works in 84 publications in 3 languages and 4,277 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Publishing director
Classifications: ML410.M9, 780.92
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Most widely held works by Armine Kotin Mortimer
Casanova l'admirable by Philippe Sollers( )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His is a name synonymous with seduction. His was a life lived without limits. Giacomo Casanova left behind thousands of pages detailing his years among Europe's notable and noble. In Casanova the Irresistible, Philippe Sollers - intellectual and revered visionary of the French avant-garde - proffers a lively reading of and guide to the famed libertine's sprawling memoir. Armine Kotin Mortimer's translation of Soller's reading tracks the alluring Venetian through the whole of his astounding and disreputable life. Eschewing myth, Sollers dares to present the plain realities of a man "simple, direct, courageous, cultivated, seductive, funny. A philosopher in action." The lovers are here, and the ruses and adventures. But Sollers also rescues Casanova the writer, a gifted composer of words who reigns as a titan of eighteenth-century literature. As always, Sollers seeks to shame society for its failure to recognize its failings. By admiring those of Casanova's admirable qualities present in himself, Sollers spurns bourgeois hypocrisy and cliché to affirm a jocund philosophy of life devoted to the twinned pursuits of pleasure and joy. -- from dust jacket
The narrative imagination : comic tales by Philippe de Vigneulles by Armine Kotin Mortimer( )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philippe de Vigneulles (1471--1528), cloth merchant and hosier from the city of Metz, wrote a collection of comic short stories which he called Cent Nouvelles ou contes joyeux. The work constitutes an important step in the development of the nouvelle form in France. In an extended explication, Ms. Kotin analyzes the tales for the modern reader, historically, generically, structurally, and in terms of their human significance. Inscribed in a tradition of short narrative forms in late medieval and early Renaissance France, these tales remake or recast traditional narrative patterns into new forms
Writing realism : representations in French fiction by Armine Kotin Mortimer( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing Realism is a study of how readers can believe in the realism, if not the reality, of what they read, often despite overwhelming evidence of unreality. This persistence of the mimetic illusion is, Mortimer says, the magic of realism. Mortimer analyzes striking examples from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries, examining works by Balzac, Diderot, Laclos, and Marguerite de Navarre and by contemporary writers Serge Doubrovsky and Philippe Sollers. Each of these texts allows Mortimer to explore how the mimetic illusion operates on readers, both in French literature and in narrative as a genre."--Jacket
Mysterious Mozart by Philippe Sollers( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both a beguiling portrait of the artist and an idiosyncratic self-portrait of the author, Mysterious Mozart is Philippe Sollers's alternately oblique and searingly direct interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's oeuvre and lasting mystique, audaciously reformulated for the postmodern age. With a mix of slang, abstractions, quotations, first- and third-person narratives, and blunt opinion, French writer and critic Philippe Sollers taps into Mozart's playful correspondence and the lesser-known pieces of his enormous repertoire to analyze the popularity and public perceptions of his music. Detailing Mozart's drive to continue producing masterpieces even when saddled with debt and riddled with illness and anxiety, Sollers powerfully and meticulously analyzes Mozart's seven last great operas using a psychoanalytical approach to the characters' relationships. As Sollers explores themes of constancy, prodigy, freedom, and religion, he offers up bits of his own history revealing his affinity for the creative geniuses of the eighteenth century and a yearning to bring that era's utopian freedom to life in contemporary times. What emerges is an inimitable portrait of a man and a musician whose greatest gift is a quirky companionability, a warm and mysterious appeal that distinguishes Mozart from other great composers and is brilliantly echoed by Sollers's artful tangle of narrative
The enchanted clock : a novel by Julia Kristeva( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the Palace of Versailles there is a fabulous golden clock, made for Louis XV by the king's engineer, Claude-Siméon Passemant. The astronomical clock shows the phases of the moon and the movements of the planets, and it will tell time -- hours, minutes, seconds, and even sixtieths of seconds -- until the year 9999. Passemant's clock brings the nature of time into sharp focus in Julia Kristeva's intricate, poetic novel The Enchanted Clock. Nivi Delisle, a psychoanalyst and magazine editor, nearly drowns while swimming off the Île de Ré; the astrophysicist Theo Passemant fishes her out of the water. They become lovers. While Theo wonders if he is descended from the clockmaker Passemant, Nivi's son Stan, who suffers from occasional comas, develops a passion for the remarkable clock at Versailles. Soon Nivi is fixated on its maker. But then the clock is stolen, and when a young writer for Nivi's magazine mysteriously dies, the clock is found near his body. The Enchanted Clock combines past and present, jumping back and forth between points of view and across eras from eighteenth-century Versailles to the present day. Its stylistically inventive narrative voices bring both immediacy and depth to our understanding of consciousness. Nivi's life resembles her creator's in many respects, coloring Kristeva's customary erudition with autobiographical poignancy. Part detective mystery, part historical fiction, The Enchanted Clock is a philosophically and linguistically multifaceted novel, full of poetic ruminations on memory, love, and the transcendence of linear time. It is one of the most illuminating works of one of France's great writers and thinkers"--
For love or for money : Balzac's rhetorical realism by Armine Kotin Mortimer( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proust in perspective : visions and revisions by Armine Kotin Mortimer( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La clôture narrative by Armine Kotin Mortimer( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gentlest law : Roland Barthes's The pleasure of the text by Armine Kotin Mortimer( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotting to kill by Armine Kotin Mortimer( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Contient un chapitre sur le roman de Madame de Staël, "Corinne."
Proust en perspectives : visions et révisions( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradis, une métaphysique de l'infini by Armine Kotin Mortimer( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roman français au tournant du XXIe siècle by Bruno Blanckeman( )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le projet d'une carte du roman français contemporain comportait de grands risques, mais il offrait aussi la possibilité de questionnements stimulants. Les quelque cinquante contributions ici réunies, émanant de spécialistes de tous statuts et de tous horizons, ont privilégié l'instantanéité du cliché et, par là même, visé à légitimer l'idée cartographique. La métaphore spatiale n'imposait pas de baliser tous les chemins, ni de hiérarchiser les œuvres. Le but n'était ni un palmarès (en fonction de quels critères ? !) ni un panorama complet des tendances présentes. N'existe-t-il pas déjà des prix, des synthèses et des dictionnaires ? Le volume ainsi conçu offre un état des lieux du roman depuis 1980, lacunaire on le reconnaît, complexe et diversifié on l'espère. Il s'articule autour de problématiques consubstantielles à l'acte d'écrire aujourd'hui, comme la question des genres, la redéfinition de la fiction, les filiations, les représentations du sujet, les nouvelles socialités. Une double préoccupation animait à l'origine la tentative : ouvrir des voies et découper des territoires ; voir comment les analyses peuvent rendre compte des questions d'ordre ontologique et théorique qui agitent notre époque - le souci de soi, la posture île l'écrivain, l'expérience de l'altérté, - le problème de la quête identitaire étant au centre des débats. Autant d'enjeux qui ont trouvé leur écho, tantôt par le biais de l'attention monographique, tantôt par celui de la réflexion de portée plus générale. Cartographier le fictif contemporain, c'est intégrer îles éléments disparates pour donner au paysage et à l'horizon littéraires une meilleure visibilité
Représentations de la noblesse dans le roman français (1789-1848) by Ingrid L Ilinca( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French nobility is considered as a class defeated by the bourgeoisie and irrelevant within the capitalist economy. This widespread view fails to explain the vivid presence of the nobles in the 19th century cultural production. A phenomenological analysis of five novels (L⁰́₉émigré, by Sénac de Meilhan, Delphine, by Germaine de Staël, L⁰́₉interdiction, Une double famille, and Béatrix, by Honoré de Balzac) allows me to define a flexible model on which I base a study of nobility representations between 1789 and 1848. This model is organized around the following aspects: heredity and the idea of biological superiority, family and matrimonial practices, individual vs. lineage, education and savoir-faire, forms of sociability, (non)conformity to the norms, interpretation of signs and appearances, political engagements, equality vs. inequality, interaction with other social groups
Mérimée palimpseste dans IL viccolo di Madama Lucrezia by Armine Kotin Mortimer( )

1 edition published in 1989 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborations and resistances between writing and photography in late twentieth-century France by Lisa Renée Gunderman( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words into flesh : Parisian dance theater, 1911-1924 by Charles Richard Batson( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gérard Genette and Seymour Chatman on narrative( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Psychoanalysis : theory and practice( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Barthes's Places : Les li eux( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Mysterious Mozart
Mysterious MozartFor love or for money : Balzac's rhetorical realismProust in perspective : visions and revisions
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