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Becker, Lucille Frackman

Overview
Works: 17 works in 96 publications in 2 languages and 4,631 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Maps 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PQ2637.I53, 848.91209
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Most widely held works by Lucille Frackman Becker
Twentieth-century French women novelists by Lucille Frackman Becker( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a critical introduction to the works of twentieth-century French women novelists
Georges Simenon by Lucille Frackman Becker( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Boulle by Lucille Frackman Becker( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Boulle's oeuvre is unique in French literature. There are few contemporary writers whose novels reflect in such faithful detail the spirit and structure of our time. But his work is much more than a reflection on the fate of the individual in the great political, social, and intellectual upheavals of the modern world; it is also a philosophical inquiry into the mystery of human existence. In Pierre Boulle, Lucille Becker analyzes this diverse body of work. She traces in the author's three autobiographical works the background of his fiction as well as the source of his major themes. Becker shows how Boulle's early adventures as a rubber planter in Malaya in the 1930s and then as a member of the French Resistance, a secret agent, and a prisoner of war in Indochina during World War II supplied the background and atmosphere for the novels that he sets in Southeast Asia. The best known of his works, and the most outstanding, is The Bridge over the River Kwai, which was awarded the Prix Sainte-Beuve in 1952. In this novel all of the elements of the writer's literary art converge against the background of Southeast Asia. Boulle's skill as a storyteller is nowhere more apparent than in this remarkable novel, where we find, together with certain autobiographical elements, variations on several of his most important themes, among them the transformation of a man under the pressure of circumstances, the inevitable corruption of all human enterprise, and the relativity of good and evil. Boulle's scientific education inspired a series of science fiction novels and short stories - which Becker places within the context of the genre - the most acclaimed being Planet of the Apes. Here, as in her discussion of The Bridge over the River Kwai, she provides in-depth analysis of the relationship between the novel and the film adaptation
Louis Aragon by Lucille Frackman Becker( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry de Montherlant; a critical biography by Lucille Frackman Becker( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Georges Simenon revisited by Lucille Frackman Becker( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a brief biography of Georges Simenon's life and critical interpretation and discussion of his works
Françoise Mallet-Joris by Lucille Frackman Becker( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Belgische Franstalige schrijfster (geb. 1930)
Steam generator sludge pile model boiler testing : sludge characterization( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plays of Henry de Montherlant by Lucille Frackman Becker( )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Aragon, by Lucille F. Becker by Lucille Frackman Becker( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous les feux de la critique( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous les feux de la critique : 1925-1945( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political and love poetry of Louis Aragon by Lucille Frackman Becker( )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

St. Louis County Highway Department, Dec. 31, 1931 by Roy Jablonsky( )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pierre Boulle by Lucille Frackman Becker( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Henry de Montherlant: a critical biography, with a pref. by Lucille Frackman Becker( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Steam generator sludge pile model boiler testing : EPRI contract S119-1, second quarterly report (for the period June-September 1978) by A. J Baum( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Becker, Lucille.

Becker, Lucille F.

Frackman, Lucille

Languages
English (74)

French (9)

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Pierre BoulleGeorges Simenon revisitedPierre Boulle