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Huston, Nancy 1953-

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Fault lines by Nancy Huston( Book )

104 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 2,042 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 )

100 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,265 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
Dolce agonia : a novel by Nancy Huston( Book )

53 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 728 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
Infrared by Nancy Huston( Book )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 626 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
Slow emergencies by Nancy Huston( Book )

71 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 620 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
The little book of atheist spirituality by André Comte-Sponville( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 603 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
Cantique des plaines : roman by Nancy Huston( Book )

67 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 595 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
Instruments des ténèbres : roman by Nancy Huston( Book )

62 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bientôt cinquante ans : suis-je vieille? D'après Stella, on sait qu'on commence à vieillir quand les gens cessent de vous traiter "d'épatante" et se mettent à vous traiter de "brave" ou de "pétillante". Mais pour le moment il me semble que ma beauté, plutôt que se faner ne fait que s'infuser comme du bon thé, devenant chaque jour plus âpre et plus savoureuse. Combien d'hommes ont rendu visite à mon corps?" Une Américaine, écrivain, décide de retracer le parcours de jumeaux orphelins nés au XVIIIe siècle. Peu à peu, la vie de la narratrice rejoint l'histoire qu'elle a entrepris de raconter. A travers plus de deux siècles, Nadia et Barbe deviennent jumelles dans la négation de leur identité et de leur souffrance
Une adoration : roman by Nancy Huston( Book )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 345 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
Black dance by Nancy Huston( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 295 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 )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in French and English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parvenir à faire vibrer trente personnes comme autant de variations, chacune à un diapason différent, c'est ainsi que Nancy Huston caractérise elle-même son premier roman
Pérégrinations Goldberg : [Extraits de Les variations Goldberg, Romance] by Nancy Huston( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and held by 280 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."
Infrarouge : roman by Nancy Huston( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and Dutch and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artiste et reporter-photographe, Rena Greenblatt rejoint à Florence son père Simon et sa belle-mère Ingrid pour une semaine de promenades parmi les splendeurs de la Renaissance. Mais l'idylle n'est pas au rendez-vous. Naguère scientifique brillant, Simon est désormais un homme fatigué à l'élocution hésitante, et sa femme -- solide nature batave -- semble peu réceptive aux chefs-d'œuvre toscans. Le couple parental traîne la patte. Et Rena, toute au regret de Paris et de son jeune amant Aziz, s'impatiente. Alors lui viennent quantité de souvenirs, fantasmes et pensées secrètes qu'elle ne petit partager qu'avec Subra, son "amie spéciale", son double, son invisible confidente. Seule Subra sait à quels infrarouges réagit Rena : désir et déchirements de la maternité, beauté et liberté du sexe, émotion devant les corps masculins débarrassés de leurs oripeaux machistes, et que Rena adore photographier dans l'abandon de la jouissance ... Des chapitres vifs et brefs mêlent présent et passé, révoltes en banlieue parisienne (on est en octobre 2005) et insurrection intime, retours du refoulé -- l'enfance émerveillée et endolorie, l'adolescence saccagée -- et mirages de la clairvoyance. Ainsi, infrarouge raconte deux voyages : celui, désopilant, de vacances ratées, et celui, plus sombre et passionné, qui explore les liens et les conflits familiaux, les codes féminin et masculin, les archétypes trompeurs et les vérités inavouées -- P. [4] of cover
Danse noire : roman by Nancy Huston( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in French and held by 211 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 )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in French and Spanish and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un dogme ressassé à l'envi clans la France contemporaine : toutes les différences entre les sexes sont socialement construites. Pourtant les humains sont programmés pour se reproduire comme tous les autres mammifères, drague et coquetterie étaient originellement liées à la perpétuation de l'espèce. Partant de ce constat simple mais devenu anathème, Nancy Huston explore les tensions contradictoires introduites clans la sexualité en Occident par deux phénomènes modernes : la photographie et le féminisme. Dans ce livre sensible et vibrant d'actualité, puissant et brillamment dérangeant, sur un ton personnel, drôle et pourtant informé, évoquant sans détours sa propre expérience comme celle des hommes qui l'entourent, Nancy Huston parvient à nous démontrer l'étrangeté de notre propre société, qui nie tranquillement la différence des sexes tout en l'exacerbant à travers les industries de la beauté et de la pornographie
The story of Omaya by Nancy Huston( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in French and English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ne vous excitez pas, mademoiselle. Vous n'avez rien à craindre dans l'enceinte de la Justice. - Ne t'excite pas, on te prévient. Arrête de crier, ou on va te donner des raisons de crier. Arrête, tu entends? Putain ... Omaya entend les cris des femmes. Elle a si froid, si froid, elle fait un noeud avec les fils électrifiés de son corps sous la couverture, elle entend les femmes hurler des obscénités, injurier leurs parents leurs amants leurs maris leurs enfants et Dieu, de leur gorge sortent des vomissements de syllabes, elles ont avalé leur langue, elles l'ont ingurgitée et elles recrachent les mots en vrac, des gerbes verbales ... - Ne me touchez pas! - Ne t'excite pas, on te dit
Dire et interdire : éléments de jurologie by Nancy Huston( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2020 in French and Undetermined and held by 195 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
Prodige : polyphonie by Nancy Huston( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in French and held by 193 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 )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in French and Spanish and held by 193 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]
Le club des miracles relatifs : roman by Nancy Huston( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in French and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dans un pays situé quelque part au nord d'un continent puissant, naît un enfant très sensible, surdoué, inquiet. Quand son père quitte la maison, n'ayant plus en tant que pêcheur le droit d'exercer son métier sur un océan surexploité, le jeune Varian perd pied. Quelque temps plus tard, sans plus aucune nouvelle il part à la recherche de ce père sacrifié, est embauché dans cet autre monde où le sol est sondé, retourné bouleversé, le sable violenté comme les êtres."--
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Fault lines
The mark of the angelDolce agonia : a novelInfraredSlow emergenciesThe little book of atheist spiritualityCantique des plaines : romanInstruments des ténèbres : romanUne adoration : romanThe Goldberg variations
Alternative Names
Beausire, Louise.

Beausire, Louise, 1953-

Houston, Nancy 1953-

Huston, Nancy

Huston, Nancy Louise.

Huston, Nancy Louise 1953-

Louise Beausire

Nancy Huston Canadian-born novelist and essayist who writes primarily in French

Nancy Huston écrivaine canadienne et française

Nancy Huston escriptora canadenca

Nancy Huston escritora canadiense

Nancy Huston escritora e ensaísta canadense

Nancy Huston Frans taalkundige

Nancy Huston Kanada kirjanik

Nancy Huston kanadisch-französische Schriftstellerin

Nancy Huston scrittrice e saggista canadese

Nancy Hustonová kanadská spisovatelka

Νάνσυ Χιούστον

Нанси Хюстън

Ненсі Г'юстон

Хьюстон, Нэнси

نانسى هيوستن

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