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Huston, Nancy 1953-

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Fault lines by Nancy Huston( Book )

85 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fault Lines begins with Sol, a gifted, terrifying child whose mother believes he is destined for greatness partly because he has a birthmark like his dad, his grandmother, and his great-grandmother. When Sol's family makes an unexpected trip to Germany, secrets begin to emerge about their history during World War II. It seems birthmarks are not all that's been passed down through the bloodlines. Closely observed, lyrically told, and epic in scope, Fault Lines is a touching, fearless, and unusual novel about four generations of children and their parents. The story moves from the West Coast of the United States to the East, from Haifa to Toronto to Munich, as secrets unwind back through time until a devastating truth about the family's origins is reached
The mark of the angel by Nancy Huston( Book )

84 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Paris, a married German woman enters into an affair with a Hungarian Jew who repairs musical instruments. They are united by their World War II past, he a survivor of the Holocaust, she of Russian rapists
Infrared by Nancy Huston( Book )

39 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a troubled childhood and two failed marriages, Rena Greenblatt has achieved success as a photographer. She specializes in infrared techniques that expose her pictures' otherwise hidden landscapes and capture the raw essence of deeply private moments in the lives of her subjects. Away from her lover, and stuck in Florence, Italy, with her infuriating stepmother and her aging, unwell father, Rena confronts not only the masterpieces of the Renaissance but the banal inconveniences of a family holiday. At the same time, she finds herself traveling into dark and passionate memories that will lead to disturbing revelations."--Page 4 of cover
Dolce agonia : a novel by Nancy Huston( Book )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of cosmopolitan friends in midlife gather in New England for a Thanksgiving dinner. When it begins to snow they become trapped. With the exception of an enigmatic outsider, they all know too much about each other, their weak points and failures
The little book of atheist spirituality by André Comte-Sponville( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can we do without religion? Can we have ethics without God? Is there such a thing as "atheist spirituality"? In this powerful book, the internationally best selling author André Comte-Sponville answers questions like these through a philosophical exploration of atheism--and he comes to some startling conclusions. According to Comte-Sponville, we have allowed the concept of spirituality to become intertwined with religion and thus have lost touch with the nature of a true spiritual existence. In order to change this, however, we need not reject the ancient traditions and values that are part of our heritage; rather, we must rethink our relationship to these values and ask ourselves whether their significance comes from the existence of a higher power or simply from the human need to connect to one another and the universe. Comte-Sponville offers rigorous, reasoned arguments that take both Eastern and Western philosophical traditions into account, and he uses his personal experience as a child raised in the Catholic church as an illuminating example of the loss of faith in God but not spirituality. Through his clear, concise, and often humorous prose, he offers a convincing treatise on a new form of spiritual life." -- Publisher's description
Slow emergencies by Nancy Huston( Book )

59 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of "The Mark of the Angel" crafts a brilliant exploration of the conflicts between love and life, family and self, art and the everyday. As dance draws Lin as a passion and profession, she must finally choose between family life and a career on the stage
Instruments des ténèbres : roman by Nancy Huston( Book )

58 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un écrivain raconte au présent un tragique fait-divers ancien et relate au passé la brisure de sa vie présente. Un roman sur la création et ... son double : l'inspiration. Goncourt des lycéens 1996
Une adoration : roman by Nancy Huston( Book )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a legal hearing concerning the death of a man named Cosmo, many strange witnesses, including dead people and inanimate objects, give testimonies. Cosmo is revealed to be very empathetic, so gifted at mirroring others that he loses sight of himself
Plainsong by Nancy Huston( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Paula inherits the fragments of her grandfather Paddon's journal, she embarks on an imaginative and obsessive journey to recreate the troubled history of her ancestors. From the hardships of the early frontier, through the Great War and Depression, and into the boom times of the fifties, Plainsong brilliantly captures the story of four generations of a family and a prairie town shaped by the sweeping forces of change
Black dance by Nancy Huston( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Screenwriter Milo Noirlac is dying. As he lies in the dark of his hospital bed, voices from Milo's past and present--real and imagined--swirl about his head, each taking on the rhythm of his favorite Brazilian fight-dance, the capoiera. Seated next to him, Milo's partner, bumptious director Paul Schwartz, coaxes Milo through his life story, from the abuse he suffered as a foster child to his lost heritage--his beloved grandfather's priceless library. As Milo narrates, his story becomes the pair's final screenplay, the movie that will be their masterpiece. With Milo's imagination in full flight, several generations of Noirlac ancestors--voices in French and English, German and Dutch, Cree and Gaelic--come to life. There's Neil Kerrigan, his Irish grandfather, classmate of 'Jimmy' Joyce, would-be poet and aspiring activist in the fight against British occupation, crushed by his exile in Quebec; Awinita, Milo's biological mother, an Indian teen prostitute; Eugénio, a street child whom Milo finds and fosters; and Marie-Thérèse, Milo's tough-as-nails aunt. As each voice cascades through Milo's memory, an important piece of family, and world, history is formed."--
The Goldberg variations by Nancy Huston( Book )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Si tu invitais trente personnes chez toi, des êtres que tu as aimés et que tu aimes, pour t'écouter jouer au clavecin, pendant une heure et demie, les "variations Goldberg" de Bach, et si ce concert se déroulait comme un songe d'une nuit d'été, Peut-être alors tous les fragments de musique s'animeraient-ils enfin dans une même coulée, et cela s'appellerait "les Variations Goldberg", romance."
Cantique des plaines : roman by Nancy Huston( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in French and Dutch and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roman de quatre générations d'une famille d'immigrants arrivés dans les plaines de l'Alberta, et la vie de Paddon, homme magnifiquement ordinaire
Pérégrinations Goldberg : [Extraits de Les variations Goldberg, Romance] by Nancy Huston( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Huston, en compagnie de deux musiciens interprétant Bach, offre 65 minutes de lecture d'extraits de son premier roman "Les variations Goldberg". "Une création musicale sur un texte original de Nancy Huston."
Dire et interdire : éléments de jurologie by Nancy Huston( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blasphèmes, injures sexuelles, gros mots : quels liens y a-t-il entre ces différentes formes de transgression langagière? Que sont devenus les jurons religieux d'autrefois? Pourquoi les euphémismes sexuels passent-ils si vite de mode? D'où vient le pouvoir cathartique attribué aux interjections et aux injures? Avec humour et érudition, N. Huston explore ces questions
The story of Omaya by Nancy Huston( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in French and English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prodige : polyphonie by Nancy Huston( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in French and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur considère ce texte non comme un roman mais comme un canevas, c'est-à-dire une toile sur laquelle d'autres, s'ils le souhaitent, peuvent broder et construire
Professeurs de désespoir by Nancy Huston( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in French and Spanish and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans cette étude, l'écrivaine parle d'auteurs qu'elle considère "négativistes". Ils se divisent en trois générations. Adultes pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale: Samuel Beckett, Emil Cioran - Enfants/adolescents pendant la guerre: Imre Kertész, Thomas Bernhard, Milan Kundera - Nées après la guerre: Elfriede Jelinek, Michel Houellebecq, Sarah Kane, Christine Angot, Linda Lê. [SDM]
Fault lines by Nancy Huston( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sol is a highly gifted six-year-old; his adoring mother believes he is destined for greatness. Yet he is also unsettling, chillingly un-childlike. He bears the same birthmark as his father, grandmoth- er and great-grandmother had before him. When Sol and his family make an unexpected trip to Germany, terrible secrets start to emerge. Narrated by children in each generation of the family, "Fault Lines" traces their history back through the years, from California to New York, from Haifa to Toronto and Munich. As dormant family secrets are awakened, shock waves reverberate from a hidden past into a fragile present. Domestic in focus and epic in scope, "Fault Lines" is a vibrant, richly drawn and captivating piece of storytelling. It shows what can happen when past and present collide. Birthmarks are not all that can be passed down through a family line
Danse noire : roman by Nancy Huston( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sur un lit d'hôpital, Milo s'éteint lentement. À son chevet, le réalisateur new-yorkais Paul Schwarz rêve d'un ultime projet commun : un film qu'ils écriraient ensemble à partir de l'incroyable parcours de Milo. Dans un grand mouvement musical pour chanter ses origines d'abord effacées puis peu à peu recomposées, ce film suivrait trois lignes de vie qui, traversant guerres et exils, invasions et résistances, nous plongeraient dans la tension insoluble entre le Vieux et le Nouveau Monde, le besoin de transmission et le rêve de recommencement. Du début du XXe siècle à nos jours, de l'Irlande au Canada, de la chambre sordide d'une prostituée indienne aux rythmes lancinants de la capoeira brésilienne, d'un hôpital catholique québécois aux soirées prestigieuses de New York, cette histoire d'amour et de renoncement est habitée d'un bout à l'autre par le bruissement des langues et l'engagement des coeurs. Film ou roman, roman d'un film, Danse noire est l'oeuvre totale, libre et accomplie d'une romancière au sommet de son art."--Page 4 of cover
Reflets dans un oeil d'homme : essai by Nancy Huston( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and Spanish and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Toutes les différences entre les sexes sont socialement construites ; ce dogme est ressassé à l'envi dans la société française d'aujourd'hui. Pourtant il y a bien un impératif de reproduction - chez les humains comme chez tous les autres mammifères - qui induit un rapport à la séduction différent suivant que l'on naît garçon ou fille. Partant de ce constat simple mais désormais voué à l'anathème, Nancy Huston explore les tensions contradictoires introduites dans la sexualité en Occident par la photographie et le féminisme. Ainsi parvient-elle à démontrer l'étrangeté de notre propre société, qui nie tranquillement la différence des sexes tout en l'exploitant et en l'exacerbant à travers les industries de la beauté et de la pornographie. Ce livre brillamment dérangeant a suscité les réactions de nombreux lecteurs, dont certaines lettres sont ici reproduites en fin d'ouvrage."--Publisher
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Alternative Names
Beausire, Louise.

Beausire, Louise, 1953-

Houston, Nancy 1953-

Huston, Nancy

Huston, Nancy Louise

Nancy Huston Canadian writer

Nancy Huston écrivaine canadienne

Nancy Huston escritora canadiense

Nancy Huston escritora e ensaísta canadense

Nancy Huston Frans taalkundige

Nancy Huston kanadisch-französische Schriftstellerin

Nancy Huston scrittrice e saggista canadese

Nancy Huston spisovatelka

Νάνσυ Χιούστον

Нанси Хюстън

Ненсі Г'юстон

Хьюстон, Нэнси

نانسي هيوستن كاتبة كندية

نانسی اوستون زبان‌شناس، نویسنده، و مترجم فرانسوی

نانسی ئوستۆن

휴스턴, 낸시 1953-


ヒューストン, ナンシー

The mark of the angelInfraredDolce agonia : a novelThe little book of atheist spiritualitySlow emergenciesInstruments des ténèbres : romanUne adoration : romanPlainsong