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Muhlstein, Anka

Overview
Works: 79 works in 285 publications in 6 languages and 4,913 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Autobiographies  Military history  Records and correspondence  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator, Translator
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Most widely held works about Anka Muhlstein
 
Most widely held works by Anka Muhlstein
La Salle : explorer of the North American frontier by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and French and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author combines impeccable scholarship with a novelist's narrative power and eye for stunning detail. She brings to life not only La Salle but the period and place: the vast cold of the north; the seething, insect-infested heat of the south; endlessly warring Indian tribes; intrigues on both sides of the Atlantic; and the constant, daily battles with nature itself. Muhlstein's masterly analysis of the political and economic significance of La Salle's great feat in linking the Saint Lawrence Seaway to the mouth of the Mississippi illuminates an event that shaped the development of this continent. Her depiction of life among the natives - La Salle, an accomplished linguist who spoke many Indian languages, arrived not as master or conqueror but as friend and equal, and in most of his travels he was accompanied by his devoted Shawnee guide, Nika - gives us vivid new insights into daily life in North America three hundred years ago
Baron James : the rise of the French Rothschilds by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balzac's omelette : a delicious tour of French food and culture with Honoré de Balzac by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Balzac uses food and the art of the table as a connecting thread in his novels, showing how food can evoke character, atmosphere, class, and social climbing more suggestively than money, appearances, and other more conventional trappings. Full of surprises and insights, "Balzac's Omelet" invites readers to taste anew Balzac's genius as a writer
Venice for lovers by Louis Begley( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting the couples thirty-year love affair with Venice, a series of travel essays pays homage to Italys City of Water, its people, popular local eateries, landscapes, canals, and more, and is accompanied by a novella that describes a young mans brief love affair with an older woman, whose abandonment leads to a lasting love for Venice itself
Monsieur Proust's library by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and German and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reading was so important to Marcel Proust that it sometime seems that he was unable to create a personage without a book in hand. Everybody in his work reads: servants and masters, children and parents, artists and physicians. The more sophisticated characters find it natural to speak in quotations. Proust made literary taste a means of defining personalities and gave literature an actual role to play in his novels. ..."--Jacket
The pen and the brush : how passion for art shaped nineteenth-century French novels by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the wit and penetration well known to readers of Balzac's Omelette and Monsieur Proust's Library, Anka Muhlstein's PEN AND BRUSH revisits the delights of the French novel. This time she focuses on late 19th- and 20th-century writers--Balzac, Zola, Proust, Huysmans, and Maupassant--through the lens of their passionate involvement with the fine arts. She delves into the crucial role that painters play as characters in their novels, which she pairs with an exploration of the profound influence that painting exercised on the novelists' techniques, offering an intimate view of the intertwined worlds of painters and writers at the time. Muhlstein's deftly chosen vignettes bring to life a portrait of the nineteenth century's tight-knit artistic community, where Cezanne and Zola befriended each other as boys and Balzac yearned for the approval of Delacroix. She leads the reader on a journey of spontaneous discovery as she explores how a great painting can open a mind and spark creative fire"--
A taste for freedom : the life of Astolphe de Custine by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van Astolphe de Custine (1790-1857; zoon van de beroemde Franse generaal uit de Amerikaanse Vrijheidsoorlog), de markies die in het 19e-eeuwse Parijs geen geheim maakte van zijn homoseksualiteit en openlijk samenleefde met zijn levensgezel Edward Sainte-Barbe
Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart : the perils of marriage by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart still fascinates historically interested readers to this very day. Their lives, tragically intertwined, is movingly retold in this new double biography, which is both a psychological as well as a fascinating political portrait of the queens
Letters from Russia by Astolphe Custine( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marquis de Custine's record of his trip to Russia in 1839 is a brilliantly perceptive, even prophetic, account of one of the world's most fascinating and troubled countries. It is also a wonderful piece of travel writing. Custine, who met with people in all walks of life, including the Czar himself, offers vivid descriptions of St. Petersburg and Moscow, of life at court and on the street, and of the impoverished Russian countryside. But together with a wealth of sharply delineated incident and detail, Custine's great work also presents an indelible picture'roundly denounced by both Czarist and Communist regimes'of a country crushed by despotism and "intoxicated with slavery." Letters from Russia, here published in a new edition prepared by Anka Muhlstein, the author of the Goncourt Prize-winning biography of Custine, stands with Tocqueville's Democracy in America as a profound and passionate encounter with historical forces that are still very much at work in the world today
Der Brand von Moskau : Napoleon in Rußland by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Napoléon avait-il les moyens de triompher dans cette campagne de Russie, en 1812? Loin de l'anéantir, la retraite révèle son aptitude à tirer parti de l'adversité. L'auteur s'attache à décrire la capacité de réaction à l'épreuve de l'empereur, sa volonté de la surmonter et sa faculté de redémarrer
Par les yeux de Marcel Proust by Marcel Proust( Book )

11 editions published in 1971 in French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains selections from Contre Sainte-Beuve, Jean Sauteuli, A la recherche du temps perdu
Die Gefahren der Ehe : Elisabeth von England und Maria Stuart by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in German and French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au XVIe siècle, en Grande Bretagne, il n'y a pas pire malheur pour un royaume que d'être gouverné par une femme. Elles doivent assurer la succession et donc se marier. Une protestante contre une catholique, aux temps où les guerres de Religion sont européennes. Elisabeth refuse le mariage qui la déposséderait du pouvoir et, avec un mari étranger, créerait des conflits. Marie Stuart sera exécutée
La Femme soleil : les femmes et le pouvoir : une relecture de Saint-Simon by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in French and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astolphe de Custine, 1790-1857 : le dernier marquis by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garçon, un cent d'huîtres! : Balzac et la table by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?Tell me where you eat, what you eat, and at what time you eat, and I will tell you who you are.?This is the motto of Anka Muhlstein's erudite and witty book about the ways food and the art of the table feature in Honoré de Balzac's The Human Comedy. Balzac uses them as a connecting thread in his novels, showing how food can evoke character, atmosphere, class, and social climbing more suggestively than money, appearances, and other more conventional trappings. Full of surprises and insights, Balzac's Omelet invites you to taste anew Balzac's genius as a writer and his deep understanding of the human condition, its ambitions, its flaws, and its cravings
Venice for lovers by Louis Begley( Recording )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting the couple's thirty-year love affair with Venice, a series of travel essays pays homage to the city, its people, popular local eateries, and landscapes, and is accompanied by a novella that describes a brief love affair that leads to a lasting love for Venice itself
Memoirs of the comtesse de Boigne by Louise-Eléonore-Charlotte-Adélaide d'Osmond Boigne( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Königinnen auf Zeit : Katharina von Medici, Maria von Medici, Anna von Österreich by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in German and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James de Rothschild : Francfort, 1792-Paris, 1868 : une métamorphose, une légende by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La biographie du célèbre banquier, James, le premier de la lignée des Rothschild français
Manhattan : la fabuleuse histoire de New York des Indiens à l'an 2000 by Anka Muhlstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Balzac's omelette : a delicious tour of French food and culture with Honoré de Balzac
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Venice for loversA taste for freedom : the life of Astolphe de CustineElizabeth I and Mary Stuart : the perils of marriageLetters from RussiaVenice for loversMemoirs of the comtesse de Boigne
Alternative Names
Anka Muhlstein biographe et historienne française

Anka Muhlstein Frans historica

Anka Muhlstein französische Historikerin

Anka Muhlstein French historian and writer

Begley, Anka M.

Begley, Anne.

Muhlstein, Anne.

ミュルシュタイン, アンカ

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