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Giono, Jean 1895-1970

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Regain, roman by Jean Giono( Book )

338 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of a 1930 French novel on a young woman who saves a hunter from a river. She takes him to his deserted village, discovering he is the last inhabitant, she decides to keep him company and they fall in love
Le hussard sur le toit, roman by Jean Giono( Book )

204 editions published between 1951 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps no other of his novels better reveals Giono's perfect balance between lyricism and narrative, description and characterization, the epic and the particular, than The Horseman on the Roof. This novel, which Giono began writing in 1934 and which was published in 1951, expanded and solidified his reputation as one of Europe's most important writers. This is a novel of adventure, a roman courtois, that tells the story of Angelo, a nobleman who has been forced to leave Italy because of a duel, and is returning to his homeland by way of Provence. But that region is in the grip of a cholera epidemic, travelers are being imprisoned behind barricades, and exposure to the disease is almost certain. Angelo's escapades, adventures, and heroic self-sacrifice in this hot, hallucinatory landscape, among corpses, criminals and rioting townspeople, share this epic tale
Le chant du monde by Jean Giono( Book )

208 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Song of the World is a tale of primitive love and vendetta set in the timeless French landscape of river, mountain and forest
The man who planted trees by Jean Giono( Book )

74 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Elzeard Bouffier, a man of great simplicity and determination. He travels to Provence, in southeastern France and there alone with his sheep and dog, he builds a stone house and daily plants one hundred acorns
Colline by Jean Giono( Book )

231 editions published between 1000 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep in Provence, a century ago, four stone houses perch on a hillside. Wildness presses in from all sides. Beyond a patchwork of fields, a mass of green threatens to overwhelm the village. The animal world--a miming cat, a malevolent boar--displays a mind of its own. The four houses have a dozen residents--and then there is Gagou, a mute drifter. Janet, the eldest of the men, is bedridden; he feels snakes writhing in his fingers and speaks in tongues. Even so, all is well until the village fountain suddenly stops running. From this point on, humans and the natural world are locked in a life-and-death struggle. All the elements--fire, water, earth, and air--come into play. From an early age, Jean Giono roamed the hills of his native Provence. He absorbed oral traditions and, at the same time, devoured the Greek and Roman classics. Giono's startlingly original fusion of idiomatic storytelling and Homeric and Virgilian myth took Paris and New York by storm in 1929. Hill, his first novel and the first winner of the Prix Brentano, comes fully back to life in Paul Eprile's poetic translation"--
Que ma joie demeure : roman by Jean Giono( Book )

232 editions published between 1935 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of a farmer couple in Haute Provence who find that the spark has somehow gone missing from their lives. One day, a stranger arrives who helps them discover how to rekindle their connection. The stranger tells them, "Youth is neither strength, nor a supple body, nor even youth as you conceive of it. Rather, youth is the passion for the impractical, the useless." The couple, with this guidance from the stranger, include friends and neighbors on their journey back to individual and collective happiness. They plant fields of flowers, a meadow of grain just for the birds, and they set their horses free. With a poet's grace and imagination, Giono weaves a grand story of the earth and of passion, of men and women, animals and weather, of the magic we now call the "laws of nature."
Un de Baumugnes by Jean Giono( Book )

256 editions published between 1929 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive young woman, Angèle, leaves the farm where she has been raised after being seduced by a shrewd man who turns out to be a pimp. An honest handsome farm employee, Albin, tries to prevent her from going, but without success since she is mesmerized by Louis, the manipulating pimp. She becomes a street prostitute in Marseille and leads a sad life. To make things worse, she has a child. A kind friend of hers, the childish and apparently a little mentally under-developed Saturnin, finds her thanks to some unexpected information. He brings her back home to her kind mother but the woman's father, Clarius, is so ashamed of what happened that he locks her in a cellar and hides her. He threatens anybody who shows up with his rifle. Albin, still in love with Angèle, and hoping she will return one day, works in the vicinity of the farm with Amédée, an older kind and helpful friend. After some difficulties, Amédée manages to get employed at Clarius's farm, being supported by Angèle's mother, and above all because Clarius cannot work due to a bad arm needing a long rest and care. At first, Amédée believes Angèle is still away and has to disappoint Albin by telling him so. But on a stormy rainy night, the cellar being in danger of becoming flooded, Amédée sees her as she gets out of the cellar. He tells Albin, who cleverly frees the girl and is accepted when he asks for her hand. Albin goes back to Clarius's farm to talk to him and ask for the girl's hand in the traditional way. Clarius, impressed by Albin, finally gives in and invites his daughter to sit on her usual chair at the kitchen table, which symbolizes that everything is finally forgiven
Le grand troupeau by Jean Giono( Book )

138 editions published between 1931 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vigorous anti-war novel. Conscription reaches into the hills as the First World War comes to a small Provencial community one blazing August. A committed pacifist, Giono produced one of the most affecting accounts of war ever written, with its horrifying scenes of war and descriptions of harsh, primitive conditions in the trenches. His fiercely realistic novel contrasts the wholesale destruction of men, land, and animals at the front with the moral disintegration of the lonely and anxious people left behind
Le bonheur fou : roman by Jean Giono( Book )

66 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in French and English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Straw Man is a 1957 novel by the French writer Jean Giono. Its French title is Le Bonheur fou, which means "the mad happiness". The story is set in the 1840s and follows Angelo Pardi as he is caught up in plots leading up to the Italian revolution of 1848. The novel is a standalone sequel to The Horseman on the Roof, which is set earlier and also features Pardi as the main character. Several standalone sequels followed in what is known as the Hussar Cycle. The Straw Man was published in English in 1959, translated by Phyllis Johnson
Blue boy by Jean Giono( Book )

126 editions published between 1932 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of a childhood in Provence
Deux cavaliers de l'orage by Jean Giono( Book )

58 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marceau and Ange Jason, two brothers tied by love after a harsh upbringing, suffer their downfall in a struggle for dominance resulting in sibling rivalry gone terribly awry
Le Moulin de Pologne, roman by Jean Giono( Book )

56 editions published between 1952 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel has a mixture of love, adventure and humor
Angelo, roman by Jean Giono( Book )

80 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angelo, a young Hussar colonel and expert swordsman, has had to escape into France from his native Piedmont after killing an Austrian police-spy in a duel. Travelling the roads of Provence disguised as a French workman, he falls in with an eccentric marquise, Celine de Theus, and becomes a guest at the chateau, where she lives with her elderly brother Laurent. It is in the early years of the nineteenth century, the era of seditious movements to unseat those in power and destabilise monarchies - and no one has a greater appetite for fishing in these troubled waters than Laurent, whose years are belied by his youthful energy on horseback. Now he has married a raven-haired beauty in the prime of youth, and she is not indifferent to this new Italian guest."--BOOK JACKET
L'homme qui plantait des arbres by JEAN GIONO( Book )

155 editions published between 1953 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elzéard Bouffier, berger paisible et obstiné, a planté toute sa vie des arbres et la région des landes de Haute Provence est devenue verdoyante et fraîche
Un roi sans divertissement by Jean Giono( Book )

131 editions published between 1947 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An existential detective story by one of France's most popular modern writers, set in a mid-nineteenth century mountain village, available in English for the first timeA King Alone is set in a remote Alpine village that is cut off from the world by rugged mountains and by long months when the ground is covered with snow and the heavens with cloud. One such winter, villagers begin mysteriously to disappear. Soon the village is paralyzed by terror, which gives way to relief and eager anticipation when the outsider Langlois arrives to investigate. What he discovers, however, will leave no one reassured, and his reappearance in the village a few years later, now assigned the task of guarding it from wolves, awakens those troubling memories. A man of few words, a regal manner, and military efficiency, Langlois baffles and fascinates the villagers, whose different responses to him shape Jean Giono's increasingly charged narrative. This novel about a tiny community at the dangerous edge of things and a man of law who is a man alone could be described as a metaphysical Western. It unfolds with the uncanny inevitability and disturbing intensity of a dream
The serpent of stars by Jean Giono( Book )

104 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural France in the early 20th century, this part novel, part play describes the way of life of the shepherding community
Les grands chemins, roman by Jean Giono( Book )

67 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oeuvres romanesques complètes by Jean Giono( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naissance de l'Odyssée by Jean Giono( Book )

89 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Que dire lorsque l'on vous somme de justifier une absence de dix ans comme c'est le cas pour Ulysse lors de son retour. Peu de choses, peut-être un mensonge, suggère l'auteur
Les vraies richesses by Jean Giono( Book )

94 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Vraies Richesses... Titre explicite pour une manière de récit et d'essai dénonçant la vanité de la vie citadine, de l'argent, célébrant la gloire du soleil, de la terre, des collines, des ruisseaux, des fleuves qui m'irriguent plus violemment que mes artères et mes veines . L'ouvrage débute par une promenade parisienne à Belleville, prétexte pour l'auteur à une réflexion sur les "racines". Giono, visionnaire et virtuose du sacré, rejoint vite, d'un bel élan amoureux, ses chemins de traverse provençaux, ses paysans mythologiques, la loi du pain, le vent des rêves. Ce livre n'a aucun genre et les a tous
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The man who planted trees
Le hussard sur le toit, romanLe chant du mondeThe man who planted treesQue ma joie demeure : romanLe grand troupeauBlue boyDeux cavaliers de l'orageAngelo, roman
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Chiono, Jyang 1895-1970


Giono J. 1895-1970

Giono J. F. 1895-1970

Giono Jean

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Jiono, Jan 1895-1970

Joan Giono

Shang ji wo nuo 1895-1970

Shangjiwonuo 1895-1970

Zãnziyono 1895-1970

Žiono, Žan

Žiono Žanas

Žiono, Žans 1895-1970

Žjono, Žan

Žyano, Žan 1895-1970

Жан Жионо

Жан Жионо французький письменник

Жионо Ж. 1895-1970

Жионо Ж. Ф. 1895-1970

Жионо, Жан 1895-1970

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גיאונו, ז'ן

ג'יונו, ז'ן

ז'אן ז'יונו

ז'אן ז'יונו סופר צרפתי

ז'יאונו, ז'אן

ז'יונו, ז'ן 1895-1970

جان جيونو

جان جيونو، 1895-1970

جان جيونو كاتب فرنسي

ژان ژیونو نویسنده فرانسوی

ژان ژیونۆ

장 지오노

지오노, 잔 1895-1970

지오노, 장 1895-1970

지오노, 쟝 1895-1970

ジオノ, ジャン

ジオノ, ジャン 1895-1970


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ヂオノ, ジャン