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Sheridan, Alan

Works: 47 works in 311 publications in 2 languages and 11,908 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Interviews  Biographies  Novels  Islamic stories  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Romance fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alan Sheridan
Michel Foucault : the will to truth by Alan Sheridan( )

68 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,546 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 )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 1,050 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 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. -- Description from (Jan. 27, 2012)
A man called Lucy; 1939-1945 by Pierre Accoce( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin's last struggle by Moshe Lewin( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2005 in English and held by 798 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 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rimbaud by Pierre Petitfils( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 572 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

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
The notebook by Agota Kristof( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 279 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
Gilles & Jeanne by Michel Tournier( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of the adult life of Zahra, flower of flowers, who was once Ahmed
L'immortelle : ciné-roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

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

Écrits : a selection by Jacques Lacan( Book )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 141 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 135 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
La Maison de rendez-vous by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Hong Kong, the novella unfolds over the course of one evening, but the events of that night recur repeatedly, from the perspectives of different characters
Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison by Michel Foucault( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 115 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
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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 psychologyThe notebookLe 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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