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Sheridan, Alan

Works: 49 works in 341 publications in 2 languages and 12,450 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Biographies  Islamic stories  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, tra
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Sheridan
Michel Foucault : the will to truth by Alan Sheridan( )

69 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,567 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
De Gaulle by Jean Lacouture( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of Jean Lacouture's acclaimed biography of Charles de Gaulle closes the circle on one of the most remarkable political lives of the twentieth century
Politics, philosophy, culture : interviews and other writings, 1977-1984 by Michel Foucault( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and French and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Michael Foucault left behind an impressive collection of interviews that demonstrate the breadth and diversity of his concerns and offer a unique opportunity to come to terms with the entire body of his work
The archaeology of knowledge by Michel Foucault( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 898 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. --
A man called Lucy; 1939-1945 by Pierre Accoce( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin's last struggle by Moshe Lewin( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 799 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 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rimbaud by Pierre Petitfils( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 573 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
The sand child by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to have a son after seven daughters, Hajji Ahmed names his eighth child Mohammed Ahmed, but as this child matures, she explores her true sexual identity as a woman named Zahra
The space of death : a study of funerary architecture, decoration, and urbanism by Michel Ragon( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in French and English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental illness and psychology by Michel Foucault( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and held by 418 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 by Michel Tournier( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 215 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
Le diable au corps : roman by Raymond Radiguet( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She's young, sexy and dangerous. Debbie Strand (Rose McGowan, "Damages") is the new girl in class with a skill for turning heads. From the moment she arrives in town following her parents' untimely death, Debbie sets her sights on her teacher, the high school heartthrob. What Debbie wants, Debbie gets, and soon, her seductive advances turn deadly
La nuit sacrée : roman by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 196 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
L'immortelle : ciné-roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 163 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
Écrits : a selection by Jacques Lacan( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 142 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
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
The birth of the clinic; an archaeology of medical perception by Michel Foucault( Book )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and held by 136 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
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Michel Foucault : the will to truth
De GaullePolitics, philosophy, culture : interviews and other writings, 1977-1984The archaeology of knowledgeLenin's last struggleThe sand childMental illness and psychologyDiscipline and punish : the birth of the prisonLe diable au corps : roman
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, A. M. (Alan Mark), 1934-2015

Sheridan Smith, Alan Mark.

Sheridan Smith, Alan Mark 1934-

Sheridan Smith, Alan Mark, 1934-2015

Smith, A. M. Sheridan

Smith, A. M. Sheridan 1934-

Smith, A. M. Sheridan, 1934-2015

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

Smith, Alan Mark Sheridan.

Smith, Alan Mark Sheridan 1934-

Smith, Alan Mark Sheridan, 1934-2015

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French (15)