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Krailsheimer, A. J.

Works: 75 works in 285 publications in 3 languages and 8,181 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Controversial literature  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Biography  Church history  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, aul
Classifications: PQ2168, 843.7
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Most widely held works by A. J Krailsheimer
The continental Renaissance, 1500-1600 by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

20 editions published between 1971 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in self-interest: from Descartes to La Bruyère by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

11 editions published in 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-Geneviève, petty Madame Vauquer and her tenants wonder at the plight of the aging resident Goriot. Once a well-heeled merchant, Goriot was--at first--afforded special treatment from the Madame. But now something is clearly amiss in his financial affairs, and his increasingly tawdry appearance makes him a subject of ridicule in the household. Some think he lost in the markets, others see him as a lecherous patron of prostitutes, but one thing is clear: his selflessness and complete devotion to his two daughters
Rabelais and the Franciscans by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and French and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a grimy boardinghouse in a dismal Parisian neighborhood, Balzac sets the stage for his 1834 study of paternal love, of greed, envy, and despair. Pere Goriot tells the story of a nineteenth-century counterpart to King Lear, a father so blindly devoted to his undeserving daughters that his tragic realization - "I loved them too much for them to love me at all"--Comes too late. This best-known of Balzac's Comedie humaine novels has all the stylistic elements one might expect: unnerving psychological analyses; vivid physical descriptions, acute observations of the rules governing Parisian society, disarming wit, and unbridled passion." "Burton Raffel's translation is responsive to Balzac's style as well as to his words - nothing is suppressed, nothing obfuscated. The result is a highly readable, idiomatic translation of a master storyteller by a master translator."--Jacket
Three tales by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: First published in 1877, the Three Tales, dominated by questions of doubt, love, loneliness and religious experience, form Flaubert's final great work. 'A Simple Heart' relates the story of Felicite - an uneducated serving-woman who retains her Catholic faith despite a life of desolation and loss. 'The Legend of Saint Julian Hospitator', inspired by a stained-glass window in Rouen cathedral, describes the fate of Julian, a sadistic hunter destined to murder his own parents. The blend of faith and cruelty that dominates this story may also be found in 'Herodias' - a reworking of the tale of Salome and John the Baptist. Rich with a combination of desire, sorrow and faith, these three diverse works are a triumphant conclusion to Flaubert's creative life. Roger Whitehouse's vibrant new translation captures the exquisite style of the original prose. Geoffrey Wall's introduction considers the inspiration for the tales in the context of Flaubert's life and other work. This edition includes a further reading list and detailed notes
Armand-Jean de Rancé, Abbot of La Trappe : his influence in the cloister and the world by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation of Notre-Dame de Paris offers Victor Hugo's epic view of mankind's history, which assumes even more importance than the novel's compelling story
Three sixteenth-century conteurs by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

12 editions published in 1966 in English and French, Middle and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rabelais by Marcel Tetel( Book )

18 editions published in 1967 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The letters of Armand-Jean de Rancé, abbot and reformer of La Trappe by Armand Jean Le Bouthillier de Rancé( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rancé and the Trappist legacy by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversion by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies of 13 cases of conversion, from Saint Paul to Thomas Merton
The provincial letters. Pensées. Scientific treatises. by Blaise Pascal( Book )

7 editions published between 1849 and 1988 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lettres provinciales (Provincial letters) are a series of eighteen letters written by French philosopher and theologian Blaise Pascal under the pseudonym Louis de Montalte. Written in the midst of the formulary controversy between the Jansenists and the Jesuits, they are a defense of the Jansenist Antoine Arnauld from Port-Royal-des-Champs, a friend of Pascal who in 1656 was condemned by the Faculte de Théologie at the Sorbonne in Paris for views that were claimed to be heretical. The First letter is dated January 23, 1656 and the Eighteenth March 24, 1657. A fragmentary Nineteenth letter
Correspondance by Armand Jean Le Bouthillier de Rancé( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armand-Jean de Rancé, abbé de la Trappe : 1626-1700 by A. J Krailsheimer( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bouvard and Pécuchet by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered Gustave Flaubert's masterpiece, Bouvard and Pecuchet opens with two middle-aged copy-clerks who become fast friends after meeting on a city bench and discovering their shared habit of writing their names in their hats: "I should say so! Someone could walk off with mine at the office!" When a small inheritance allows Bouvard and Pecuchet to retire early and move to the country, they use their newfound leisure time to satisfy their curiosity about all the things they'd been too busy to study in the city. Flaubert shows his unlikely protagonists diving disastrously into everything from farming and politics to literature and love, and coming up empty-handed each time - until, finally, their obsessive pursuit of knowledge becomes an end in itself." Bouvard and Pecuchet unravels the novel's realist tradition, and sets the stage for the modernist innovations of Kafka, Joyce, and Beckett. Although Flaubert died before completing it, this new translation contains the fullest and most accurate version of the text, as well as his "Dictionary of Accepted Ideas" and the previously untranslated "Catalogue of Fashionable Ideas."--Publisher
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Alternative Names
Alban Krailsheimer Krailsheimer, Alban John (1921–2001), French scholar

Krailsheimer, A.J.

Krailsheimer, A. J. 1921-

Krailsheimer, Alban.

Krailsheimer, Alban 1921-

Krailsheimer, Alban J.

Krailsheimer, Alban John

Krailsheimer, Alban John 1921-

クレイルスハイマー, A

クレイルスハイマー, アルバン・J

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