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Brown, Frederick 1934-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 180 publications in 5 languages and 9,633 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Sources  Correspondence  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Publisher
Classifications: PQ2246.M2, 843.8
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Most widely held works by Frederick Brown
Letters from America by Alexis de Tocqueville( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexis de Tocqueville arrived in the United States for the first time in May 1831, commissioned by the French government to study the American prison system. For the next nine months he and his companion, Gustave de Beaumont, traveled and observed not only prisons but also the political, economic, and social systems of the early republic. Along the way, they frequently reported back to friends and family members in France. This book presents the first translation of the complete letters Tocqueville wrote during that seminal journey, accompanied by excerpts from Beaumont's correspondence that provide details or different perspectives on the places, people, and American life and attitudes the travelers encountered. --from publisher description
Flaubert : a biography by Frederick Brown( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gustave Flaubert, whose Madame Bovary outraged the right-thinking bourgeoisie when it was first published in 1856, is brought to life here in all his singularity and brilliance. Frederick Brown's portrayal is of an artist fraught with contradictions, his wit and bravado merging into vulnerability. A sedentary man by nature, Flaubert undertook epic voyages through Egypt and the Middle East. He could be flamboyantly uncouth but was fanatically devoted to beautifully cadenced prose. While energized by his camaraderie with male friends, who included Turgenev, the Goncourt brothers, Zola, and Maupassant, he depended for emotional nurture upon maternal women, notably George Sand. His assorted mistresses - French, Egyptian, and English - fed his richly erotic imagination and found their way into his fictional characters." "Flaubert's time and place caused him to be literally put on trial for portraying lewd behavior in Madame Bovary. His milieu also made him a celebrity and, indirectly, brought about his financial ruin, probably hastening his sudden death at the age of fifty-nine. Although writing was something like torture for him, it preoccupied his mind and dominated his life. He privately dreamed of popular success, which he in fact achieved with Madame Bovary, but adamantly refused to sacrifice to it his ideal of artistic integrity."--Jacket
Zola : a life by Frederick Brown( Book )

39 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and French and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few writers have been -- simultaneously -- political hero, intellectual master, and literary giant. But Emile Zola (1840-1902) was. His monumental cycle of twenty novels extended the reach of fiction for all subsequent generations; he gave new meaning to the cause of brave progressivism; and his work sparked into life what we think of as the modern intelligentsia. This magisterial biography of a great but strangely private and unknown man is also a superb history of the social, political, and intellectual world through which Zola traveled so unforgettably. - Jacket flap
An impersonation of angels; a biography of Jean Cocteau by Frederick Brown( Book )

22 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the soul of France : culture wars in the age of Dreyfus by Frederick Brown( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural historian Frederick Brown provides a portrait of fin-de-sic̈le France, whose defeat by Prussia in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 resulted in a virtual civil war, waged without restraint, which toppled Napoléon III, crushed the Paris Commune, and provoked a dangerous nationalism that gripped the Republic. In the face of humiliation by Prussia, postwar France dissolved into two cultural factions: moderates, proponents of a secular state, and reactionaries--militant, Catholic, royalist--who felt that France had suffered defeat for having betrayed its true faith. A bitter debate took hold of the heart and soul of the country, framed by the vision of "science" and "technological advancement" versus "supernatural intervention." The roiling conflicts that began thirty years before Dreyfus did not end with his exoneration in 1900--instead they became the festering point that led to France's surrender to Hitler's armies in 1940.--From publisher description
Theater and revolution : the culture of the French stage by Frederick Brown( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The embrace of unreason : France, 1914-1940 by Frederick Brown( Book )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From acclaimed biographer and cultural historian, author of For the Soul of France ("Masterful history ... hard to put down."--Henry Kissinger); Zola ("Magnificent."--The New Yorker); andFlaubert ("Impeccable."-James Wood, cover, The New York Times Book Review)-a brilliant reconsideration of the events and the political, social, and religious movements that led to France's embrace of Fascism and anti-Semitism. Frederick Brown explores the tumultuous forces unleashed by the Dreyfus Affair, and examines how the clashing ideologies and the blood-soaked political scandals and artistic movements following the horror of World War I resulted in the country's era of militant authoritarianism; and how rioting, violent racism, and nationalistic fervor overtook France's sense of reason, sealed its fate, and led to the rise of the Vichy government. We see how the French intelligentsia turned away from the humanistic traditions and rationalistic ideals of the Enlightenment in favor of submission to authority that stressed patriotism, militarism, and xenophobia; how French conservatives attempted to rebuild and reshape the country's collective identity as the German threat loomed, as mistrust of the parliamentary Republic increased (a result of its illegal financial mismanagement of the building of the Panama Canal, and nostalgia for a monarchial government and the glories of wartime martyrdom); how the generation that came of age in the trenches, under fire, offered a new vision, and saw salvation in the surrender of reason to instinct. Brown masterfully brings to life Europe's-and France's-darkest modern years"--
Occasions by Paul Valéry( )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Père Lachaise: elysium as real estate by Frederick Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Occasions by Paul Valéry( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Skandal fürs Leben : Jean Cocteau ; seine Kunst, seine Männer, seine Frauen, seine Zeit by Frederick Brown( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1989 in German and English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Bovary : Backgrounds and sources ; essays in criticism by Gustave Flaubert( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ordinary woman's unfulfilled dreams of romantic love lead her to a series of desperate acts, including adultery, in a classic novel set against the backdrop of nineteenth-century bourgeois France
Occasions by Paul Valéry( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flaubert : a life by Frederick Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zola : a biography by Frederick Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zola : a life by Frederick Brown( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile Zola was simultaneously a political hero, intellectual master, and literary giant during the latter half of the nineteenth century and was engaged in its arts, politics, literature, and journalism. His greatest triumph came when he exposed collusion between France's political elite and its military establishment in the Dreyfus affair. His public letter, J'accuse, pulled anti-Semitism from the shadows, rocking Europe and America
Flaubert : a biography by Frederick Brown( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book, the author] gives [an] account of Flaubert's tour of the Near East with his friend Maxime du Camp, a riot of exotic color and nonstop sex. He also mines gold in Flaubert's tempestuous relationship with Colet, a writer and the paramour of several famous writers, whose sense of personal drama and colossal self-absorption made her a worthy match for the man she would later call "that insidious Norman."--Http://www.bn.com
Marciano vete a casa by Frederick Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zola et Cézanne : the early years by Frederick Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten zwariowany wszechświat by Frederick Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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