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Sheridan, Alan

Works: 93 works in 400 publications in 2 languages and 10,895 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Islamic stories  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Christian fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, tra
Classifications: DC373.G3, B
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Most widely held works by Alan Sheridan
Michel Foucault : the will to truth by Alan Sheridan( Book )

62 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first full-length study of Foucault in any language. It covers the whole of his work to date, including material unavailable in English, and provides invaluable information on recent French intellectual history. Foucault emerges as an essential thinker for our time: his political anatomy implies a radical critique not only of established intellectual positions and social institutions, but also of most of the alternatives offered by the opposition
André Gide : a life in the present by Alan Sheridan( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the end of his life Gide would have been on most lists of the ten most important novelists of the twentieth century. His Paludes (1895) was one of the beginnings of the modern novel; his masterpiece, Les Faux-Monnayeurs (1925), is one of its most ambitious achievements. But his name was also familiar the world over to millions who had never read his books: he had long since become a controversial figure, his views on political and sexual matters being better known than his literary work."--Jacket
The archaeology of knowledge by Michel Foucault( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In France, a country that awards its intellectuals the status other countries give their rock stars, Michel Foucault was part of a glittering generation of thinkers, one which also included Sartre, de Beauvoir and Deleuze. One of the great intellectual heroes of the twentieth century, Foucault was a man whose passion and reason were at the service of nearly every progressive cause of his time. From law and order, to mental health, to power and knowledge, he spearheaded public awareness of the dynamics that hold us all in thrall to a few powerful ideologies and interests. Arguably his finest work, Archaeology of Knowledge is a challenging but fantastically rewarding introduction to his ideas. -- Publisher description of 2002 edition
Lenin's last struggle by Moshe Lewin( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fresh view and critical-analytical interpretation of the strengths, weaknesses, and gaps in Lenin's political thinking, efforts, and long-range outlook during his last ailing year
Indian art by Marguerite-Marie Deneck( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rimbaud by Pierre Petitfils( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Par un spécialiste du poète, une biographie qui est aussi une autopsie du mythe. Il semblerait cependant que cet ouvrage enfreigne les critères de ce genre bien défini et s'égare vers le romancé, ce qui le rend plus abordable mais moins fiable
Mental illness and psychology by Michel Foucault( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the specifics of mental illness and the forms attributed to it by psychology and determines the social conditions that define the status of mental illness
The birth of the clinic; an archaeology of medical perception by Michel Foucault( Book )

25 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the eighteenth century, medicine underwent a mutation. For the first time, medical knowledge took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to mathematics. The body became something that could be mapped. Disease became subject to new rules of classification. And doctors begin to describe phenomena that for centuries had remained below the threshold of the visible and expressible. In The Birth of the Clinic the philosopher and intellectual historian who may be the true heir to Nietzsche charts this dramatic transformation of medical knowledge. As in his classic Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault shows how much what we think of as pure science owes to social and cultural attitudes - in this case, to the climate of the French Revolution. Brilliant, provocative, and omnivorously learned, his book sheds new light on the origins of our current notions of health and sickness, life and death."--
Gilles & Jeanne : récit by Michel Tournier( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce récit, très secondaire dans l'oeuvre de Tournier, a pour personnage principal, Gilles de Rais, plus connu sous le nom de Barbe-Bleue. Une certaine complaisance dans la description des turpitudes du monstre, assassin d'enfants
L'enfant de sable : roman by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lyrical, hallucinatory novel set in Morocco, Tahar Ben Jelloun offers an imaginative and radical critique of contemporary Arab social customs and Islamic law. The Sand Child tells the story of a Moroccan father's effort to thwart the consequences of Islam's inheritance laws regarding female offspring. Already the father of seven daughters, Hajji Ahmed determines that his eighth child will be a male. Accordingly, the infant, a girl, is named Mohammed Ahmed and raised as a young man with all the privileges granted exclusively to men in traditional Arab-Islamic societies. As she matures, however, Ahmed's desire to have children marks the beginning of her sexual evolution, and as a woman named Zahra, Ahmed begins to explore her true sexual identity. Drawing on the rich Arabic oral tradition, Ben Jelloun relates the extraordinary events of Ahmed's life through a professional storyteller and the listeners who have gathered in a Marrakesh market square in the 1950s to hear his tale
La nuit sacrée : roman by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mohammed Ahmed, a Moroccan girl raised as a boy in order to circumvent Islamic inheritance laws regarding female children, remains deeply conflicted about her identity. In a narrative that shifts in and out of reality moving between a mysterious present and a painful past, Ben Jelloun relates the events of Ahmed's adult life. Now calling herself Zahra, she renounces her role as only son and heir after her father's death and journeys through a dreamlike Moroccan landscape. A searing allegorical portrait of North African society, The Sacred Night uses Arabic fairy tales and surrealist elements to craft a stunning and disturbing vision of protest and rebellion against the strictures of hidebound traditions governing gender roles and sexuality."--Jacket
Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison by Michel Foucault( Book )

28 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the early 19th century, European ideas of crime and punishment tended to involve very public displays of the power of the monarch and the power of the state against the offending individual. Nowhere was this tendency more evident than in the spectacle of public executions. Those convicted of murder, piracy, counterfeiting, or other notable capital crimes would be taken to a public place for hanging or decapitation, and certain kinds of crimes warranted particularly gruesome punishments. In Discipline and Punish, social theorist Michel Foucault directly confronts and challenges a number of existing ideas surrounding the prison reforms of the late 1700s and early 1800s, and even into the twentieth century. By looking at the evolution of justice systems (focusing primarily on France), he suggests that the shift away from public executions and towards the idea of incarceration and reform within prison walls was a means of reframing the image of the power of society over the individual. Public executions often had the effect of making a criminal into a public martyr, and the ballads and broadsides printed for the common people did less to condemn the crime and more to glorify the criminal. By shifting the focus of justice into the prison and out of the public eye, authorities would have more direct control over the lives of those who had violated the norms of society
The notebook ; The proof ; The third lie : three novels by Agota Kristof( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These three internationally acclaimed novels have confirmed Agota Kristof's reputation as one of the most provocative exponents of new-wave European fiction. With all the stark simplicity of a fractured fairy tale, the trilogy tells the story of twin brothers, Claus and Lucas, locked in an agonizing bond that becomes a gripping allegory of the forces that have divided "brothers" in much of Europe since World War II. Kristof's postmodern saga begins with The Notebook, in which the brothers are children, lost in a country torn apart by conflict, who must learn every trick of evil and cruelty merely to survive. In The Proof, Lucas is challenging to prove his own identity and the existence of his missing brother, a defector to the "other side." The Third Lie, which closes the trilogy, is a biting parable of Eastern and Western Europe today and a deep exploration into the nature of identity, storytelling, and the truths and untruths that lie at the heart of them all." -- from publisher's website
The sweet taste of burning : a novel by Paul Andréota( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Parisian newsman, sent to cover a story about black magic in a Gascony village, falls under the spell of a mystical girl
Écrits : a selection by Jacques Lacan( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genius and leader of a psychoanalytic movement that in the 1950s and 1960s provided a focal point for the French intelligentsia, Jacques Lacan attracted a cult following. Écrits includes many of his most important essays
Time and place by Alan Sheridan( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critique of dialectical reason by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie van de Franse filosoof en auteur (1905-1980) over de integratie van het existentialisme in het marxisme
The urban question : a Marxist approach by Manuel Castells( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El proceso de urbanización - El fenómeno urbano : delimitaciones conceptuales y realidades históricas - La formación de áreas metropolitanas en las sociedades industriales capitalistas - Urbanización desarrollo y dependencia - Ideología urbana - El mito de la cultura urbana - De la sociedad urbana a la revolución urbana - Los medios sociales urbanos - La estructura urbana - El debate sobre la teoría del espacio - Los elementos de la estructura espacial - Del estudio del espacio al análisis de la ciudad : el sistema urbano - La política urbana - Emergencia del campo teórico de la política urbana - Encuestas sobre la planeación urbana - Encuesta sobre los movimientos sociales urbanos
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André Gide : a life in the present
Alternative Names
Alan Sheridan Brits vertaler

Alan Sheridan English translator

Sheridan, A. 1934-

Sheridan, A. M.

Sheridan, A. M. 1934-

Sheridan, A.M. Sheridan

Sheridan, Alan

Sheridan Smith, A.M.

Sheridan Smith, A. M. 1934-

Sheridan Smith, A. M. (Alan Mark)

Sheridan Smith, A. M. (Alan Mark), 1934-

Sheridan Smith, Alan Mark.

Sheridan Smith Alan Mark 1934-....

Smith, A. M. Sheridan

Smith, A. M. Sheridan 1934-

Smith, A. M. Sheridan (Alan Mark Sheridan), 1934-

Smith, Alan Mark Sheridan.

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French (11)

André Gide : a life in the presentThe archaeology of knowledgeLenin's last struggleMental illness and psychologyThe birth of the clinic; an archaeology of medical perceptionL'enfant de sable : romanLa nuit sacrée : romanDiscipline and punish : the birth of the prison