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Sheridan, Alan

Works: 95 works in 395 publications in 2 languages and 11,197 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Novels  Islamic stories  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Christian fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, tra
Classifications: HV8666, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Sheridan
De Gaulle by Jean Lacouture( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Foucault : the will to truth by Alan Sheridan( Book )

66 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,005 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 926 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 )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschouwingen van de Franse filosoof, vertegenwoordiger van het structuralisme (1926-1984)
Lenin's last struggle by Moshe Lewin( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 811 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 )

8 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rimbaud by Pierre Petitfils( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 584 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
L'enfant de sable : roman by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tahar Ben Jelloun's The Sand Child is the story - or more accurately the legend - of Hajj Ahmed Suleyman's eighth daughter, whom he raises as a man during Morocco's French Protectorate period to circumvent Islam's inheritance laws. Throughout the novel Hajj Ahmed's daughter struggles with the issue of gender identity, oscillating between being the male Ahmed and female Zahra. This ambiguous and fluctuating identity coincides with a confusing and often difficult to follow narrative structure that resembles the oral narrative of the traditional Moroccan storyteller reciting the legend of the life of "our character" Ahmed/Zahra to a crowd of listeners in the square of Marrakech. But halfway through the novel, the storyteller suddenly dies, leaving the story of Ahmed/Zahra unfinished. -- From (Sep. 16, 2016)
Mental illness and psychology by Michel Foucault( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 419 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
Gilles & Jeanne : récit by Michel Tournier( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 235 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
Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison by Michel Foucault( Book )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 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
La nuit sacrée : roman by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 199 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
The devil in the flesh: a novel by Raymond Radiguet( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notebook ; The proof ; The third lie : three novels by Agota Kristof( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 159 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 138 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 127 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
La Maison de rendez-vous by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Michel Foucault, one of the most influential thinkers of recent times, calls us to look critically at specific historical events in order to uncover new layers of significance. In doing so, he challenges our assumptions not only about history, but also about the nature of language and reason, even of truth. By analysing the methods of observation that underpinned the origins of modern medical techniques, Foucault is able to identify 'that opening up of the concrete individual, for the first time in Western history, to the language of rationality, that major event in the relationship of man to himself and of language to things'. The scope of such an undertaking is vast, but it is Foucault's skill that, by means of his uniquely engaging narrative style, his penetrating gaze is able to confront our own. After reading his words our perceptions are never quite the same again."-- Publisher's description
Time and place by Alan Sheridan( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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De Gaulle
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 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.

Smith Alan Mark Sheridan 1934-....

English (239)

French (12)

Michel Foucault : the will to truthAndré Gide : a life in the presentThe archaeology of knowledgeLenin's last struggleL'enfant de sable : romanMental illness and psychologyDiscipline and punish : the birth of the prisonLa nuit sacrée : roman