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Giraudoux, Jean 1882-1944

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Tiger at the gates = (La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu) by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

615 editions published between 1935 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 4,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the platform stage, bare but for a pair of immense gates, stalks the inevitable tiger of war. Hector returns from battle as a peacemaker and convinces Ulysses and the populace of the insanity of war. Together they agree that the Trojan War shall not take place. But the poets need a war for their elegies and dirges; the king, because it is custom; the lawyer, because of his honor; and others, for various mean reasons. And so, in spite of all logic, the war erupts."--Publisher's description
La folle de Chaillot : pièce en deux actes by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

270 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric countess upsets a plan to transform Paris into a giant oil field
Amphitryon 38, a comedy in a prologue and three acts by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

292 editions published between 1925 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the outlines of the legend of Amphitryon, Alkmena and Jupiter, in which Jupiter descends to Earth to seduce Alkmena. Difficulties arise when the father of the gods is met with stubborn resistance. For Alkmena is faithful to her husband Amphitryon, and even the greatest god can win her only after much ungodlike embarrassment and, in desperation, the unsportsmanlike device of impersonating Amphitryon himself
Ondine, pièce en trois actes by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

276 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ondine is a play written in 1938 by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux that tells the story of Hans and Ondine. Hans is a knight-errant who has been sent off on a quest by his betrothed. In the forest he meets and falls in love with Ondine, a water-sprite who is attracted to the world of mortal man. The subsequent marriage of people from different worlds is of course folly. By turns comic, enchanting, and tragic, Ondine is considered by some to be Giraudoux's finest work.
Electre; pièce en deux actes by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

282 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette nouvelle série classique réunit les deux collections Larousse et Bordas. En plus de fournir le texte intégral de l'oeuvre, elle dispense une présentation pour l'aborder et une manière suggérée pour la lire
Siegfried et le Limousin by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

197 editions published between 1922 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'histoire d'un Français privé de la mémoire par une blessure reçue à la guerre, rééduqué sous le nom de Siegfried par ceux qui l'ont recueilli dans une nation et des mœurs qui ne sont pas les siennes, et ramené par des amis à son ancienne vie."--Cover
Suzanne and the Pacific by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

162 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeden z nejslavnějších románů francouzského romanopisce a dramatika. Jde o básnickou prózu vyprávějící o dívce, plavící se do Austrálie, která se po ztroskotání lodi zachrání na malém ostrůvku v Tichém oceáně a tam, zachovávajíc si myšlení mladé Francouzky, seznamuje se s rajskou přírodou této části světa, přičemž nikdy neztrácí smích a naději a nakonec je zachráněna. V přírodním životě hrdinky se autor snaží ironizovat puritánství Robinsona Crusoe
Four plays by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

10 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lying woman; a novel by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

67 editions published between 1958 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel written when Giraudoux was nearly 80, about a man and a woman and a love affair. The author suppressed it during his lifetime, presumably due to content taken from his personal life. Though known as a playwright, the author shows prose gifts here that add to his stature
Bella by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

201 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autour du couple, Bella de Fontranges et Philippe Dubardeau, deux clans ennemis: les Rebendart et les Dubardeau. Pour régner sans partage sur la scène parisienne, mondaine and politique, les uns accusent les autres des crimes de forfaiture."--Cover
Siegfried : a play in four acts by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

166 editions published between 1925 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are introduced to Siegfried as the new national hero of Germany, an amnesiac survivor of WWI who sprang from unknown origins to lead the country into a new period of modernization and prosperity. Baron von Zelten opposes Siegfried's project, loving the old German folk traditions. He also is one of the only Germans to know the truth about the new leader: he is actually a French soldier and writer, Jacques Forestier. A field nurse, Eva, had nursed back to health knowing his real nationality but taking advantage of his amnesia to reeducate him as a German. In hopes of preserving the cultural heritage of his people, Zelten brings Siegfried's lover, Genevieve, to the German town of Gotha, ostensibly to give lessons in French, but really in hopes that she may restore his memory. Ironically, Zelten and Genevieve dash Siegfried's self-conception as the symbol of a new Germany precisely by revealing the soldier's true identity. A struggle ensues between the notion of identity as defined by one's birth and blood ties, and the idea that identity is something one can create in a vacuum; Eva and Genevieve take these opposing points of view, attempting to help the national hero of Germany. In the course of the political turmoil that results, Zelten is banished, but Siegfried leaves to resume his old life in France with Genevieve.
Three plays by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

13 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duel of angels : (Pour Lucrèce) by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

22 editions published between 1949 and 1961 in 3 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helen Hayes Theatre, Roger L. Stevens and S. Hurok present Vivien Leigh, Mary Ure in "Duel of Angels," a play by Jean Giraudoux, translated and adapted by Christopher Fry, with Peter Wyngarde, John Merivale, Alan MacNaughtan, Ludi Claire, Margaret Braidwood, Donald Moffat, settings by Roger Furse, lighting by Paul Morrison, women's costumes designed by Christian Dior, directed by Robert Helpmann
Littérature by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

75 editions published between 1941 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

112 editions published between 1931 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choix des élues by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

55 editions published between 1938 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmée leaves her husband for Hollywood with her daughter Claudie in tow
Théâtre by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in French and English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Apollon de Bellac, pièce en un acte by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

75 editions published between 1946 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is the quintessence of Giraudoux's extraordinary imagination and style. A shy girl applying for a job at the Office of Inventions learns from a nondescript man that she can have her way with any man if she declares that he is as handsome as the nonexistent statue of the Apollo of Bellac. The play is alive with wry and trenchant observations on the comical attitudes and truths that man assumes in life."--Publisher's description
Simon le pathétique by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

85 editions published between 1918 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giraudoux par lui-même; images et textes présentés by Jean Giraudoux( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.23 for Four plays ... to 0.92 for Intermezzo ...)

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La folle de Chaillot : pièce en deux actes
Alternative Names

Cordelier, Maurice

Giradoux, Jean 1882-1944

Giraudoux, Hippolyte-Jean

Giraudoux, Hippolyte Jean 1882-1944

Giraudoux, J.

Giraudoux, Jean

Ioannes Giraudoux

Jean Giraudoux

Jean Giraudoux francuski powieściopisarz i dramaturg

Jean Giraudoux Frans diplomaat

Jean Giraudoux französischer Berufsdiplomat und Schriftsteller

Jean Giraudoux French novelist, essayist, diplomat and playwright

Jean Giraudoux scrittore e commediografo francese

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Jīrūdū, Jān 1882-1944

Maniere, J.-E.

Žans Žirodū

Žirodu, Žan

Zi̕rodu, Za̕n 1882-1944

Zirōntou, Zan 1882-1944

Ζαν Ζιρωντού

Жан Жироду

Жан Жыраду

Жироду, Жан

Жироду, Жан, 1882-1944

Жироду И.-Ж. 1882-1944

Ժան Ժիրոդու

ז׳יררודו, ז׳ן

ז'אן ז'ירודו

ז'ירודו, ז'ן 1882-1944

جان جيرودو، 1882-1944

جون جيرودو

ژان ژیرودو

ژان ژیروودو

ਯਾਂ ਜਿਰਾਦੂ

장 지로두

지로두, 장 1882-1944

지로두, 히폴리토스 장 1882-1944

지로두, 히폴리트 장 1882-1944



ジロドゥ, ジャン

ジロドウ, ジャン


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