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Kaplan, Alice Yaeger

Works: 36 works in 169 publications in 3 languages and 10,629 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Anecdotes  Historical fiction  Musical fiction  Sources  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Contributor
Classifications: PQ2637.A783, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Alice Yaeger Kaplan
Most widely held works by Alice Yaeger Kaplan
The collaborator : the trial & execution of Robert Brasillach by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of the only French writer to be executed for treason during World War II, from his rise during the 1930s to his trial and death in front of a firing squad
Dreaming in French : the Paris years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year in Paris ... since World War II, countless American students have been lured by that vision-and been transformed by their sojourn in the City of Light. Dreaming in French tells three stories of that experience, and how it changed the lives of three extraordinary American women. All three women would go on to become icons, key figures in American cultural, intellectual, and political life, but when they embarked for France, they were young, little-known, uncertain about their future, and drawn to the culture, sophistication, and drama that only Paris could offer
The interpreter by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the account of World War II French political novelist and court interpreter Louis Guilloux, who witnessed general Patton's example-setting executions of seventy American troops, many of whom the interpreter believed were condemned because of their race
Looking for the stranger : Albert Camus and the life of a literary classic by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its publication in France in 1942, Camus's novel has been translated into sixty languages and sold more than six million copies. If the twentieth century produced a novel that could be called ubiquitous, The Stranger is it. How did a young man in his twenties who had never written a novel turn out a masterpiece that still grips readers more than seventy years later? Here, Alice Kaplan tells that story. In the process, she reveals Camus's achievement to have been even more impressive--and more unlikely--than even his most devoted readers knew. Born in poverty in colonial Algeria, Camus started out as a journalist covering the criminal courts. The murder trials he attended, Kaplan shows, would be a major influence on the development and themes of The Stranger. She follows Camus to France, and, making deft use of his diaries and letters, re-creates his lonely struggle with the novel in Montmartre, where he finally hit upon the unforgettable first-person voice that enabled him to break through and complete The Stranger. Even then, the book's publication was far from certain. France was straining under German occupation, and Camus himself was seriously ill with tuberculosis. Yet the book did appear, thanks in part to a resourceful publisher, Gaston Gallimard, who was undeterred by paper shortages and Nazi censorship. It wasn't until after liberation that The Stranger began its meteoric rise. As France and the rest of the world began to move out of the shadow of war, Camus's book became a critical and commercial success, and Camus found himself one of the most famous writers in the world. Suddenly, his seemingly modest tale of alienation was being seen for what it really was: a powerful parable of the absurd, an existentialist masterpiece. Few books inspire devotion and excitement the way The Stranger does, and it couldn't have a better biographer than Alice Kaplan.--Adapted from dust jacket
Reproductions of banality : fascism, literature, and French intellectual life by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The difficulty of being a dog by Roger Grenier( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty-three vignettes, in which the author visits the great dogs of history and legend, beginning at the beginning with Ulysses and his dog, Argos; on to Virginia Woolf and her dog, Flush; Elizabeth Barrett Browning's cocker spaniel; André Gide; Freud's dog, Lün; Franklin D. Roosevelt's Scottish terrier, Fala; Michael and Jerry, heroes of Jack London's novels; Napoleon's dog; and the dogs collected and deported from the city of Constantinople in 1910, sent to a desert island without food and water
Madame Proust : a biography by Evelyne Bloch-Dano( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time opens with one of the most famous scenes in literature, as young Marcel, unable to fall asleep, waits anxiously for his mother to come to his bedroom and kiss him good night. Proust's own mother is central to the meaning of his masterpiece, and she has always held a special role in literary history, both as a character and as a decisive influence on the great writer's career. Without knowing much about her, we think of her as the quintessential writer's mother." "Now Evelyne Bloch-Dano's biography acquaints Proust fans with the real Jeanne Weil Proust. Written with the imaginative force of a novel, but firmly grounded in Jeanne and Marcel Proust's writings, Madame Proust skillfully captures the life and times of Proust's mother, from her German-Jewish background and her marriage to a Catholic grocer's son to her lifelong worries about her son's sexuality, health problems, and talent. As well as offering intimate glimpses of the Prousts' daily life, Madame Proust also uses the family as a way to explore the larger culture of fin-de-siecle France, including high society, spa culture, Jewish assimilation, and the Dreyfus affair. Throughout, Bloch-Dano offers sensitive readings of Proust's work, drawing out the countless interconnections among his mother, his life, and his magnum opus."--Jacket
OK, Joe by Louis Guilloux( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""OK, Joe!" the American lieutenant calls out to his driver. He hops into his jeep and heads out through French countryside just liberated from the Nazis. With him is the narrator of this novel, Louis, a Frenchman engaged by the American Army as an interpreter
Another November by Roger Grenier( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A melancholy novel on the lives of a group of men and women in 1940s France who went to school together. From youth, hope, war--one collaborates, the other resists--to jobs, class, marriage, affairs, divorce and the disappointments of old age. By the author of Years in Ambush
Piano music for four hands by Roger Grenier( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"" "Piano Music for Four Hands" is a novel about music and love set against three generations of French history. At its center is a charming but melancholy pianist named Michel Mailhoc. Having survived a series of bungled love affairs and professional disappointments, he retreats to his family house in the Pyrenees. The bright spot in his life is his grandniece Emma, who becomes his prizewinning student. Struggling with his fervent desire for her success and the fear of losing her, Michel sends Emma into the world of international musical stardom that he has renounced for himself. The Mailhoc family saga, stretching from World War I to the turbulent 1960s, is full of sorrow, but the underlying melody remains tender and humorous. From the first sentence we feel curiously at home in Roger Grenier's intimate, precise, and musical writing
Palace of books by Roger Grenier( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Palace of Books, the author invites us to explore the domain of literature, its sweeping vistas and hidden recesses. Engaging such fundamental questions as why people feel the need to write, or what is involved in putting one's self on the page, or how a writer knows she's written her last sentence, Grenier marshals apposite passages from his favorite writers: Chekhov, Baudelaire, Proust, James, Kafka, Mansfield and many others. Those writers mingle companionably with tales from Grenier's half-century as an editor and friend to countless legendary figures, including Albert Camus, Romain Gary, Milan Kundera, and Brassai
A box of photographs by Roger Grenier( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most attempts to generalize about photography as a medium run up against our experience of the photographs themselves. We live with photos and cameras every day, and philosophies of the photographic image do little to shake our intimate sense of how we produce photographs and what they mean to us. In this book that is equal parts memoir and intellectual and cultural history, French writer Roger Grenier contemplates the ways that photography can change the course of a life, reflecting along the way on the history of photography and its practitioners
Everyday life( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relevé des sources et citations dans Bagatelles pour un massacre by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le sang noir : roman by Louis Guilloux( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set during World War I, this monumental philosophical novel about human despair inspired Albert Camus' own writing and prefigured the greater existential movement. Louis Guilloux's novel Blood Dark tells the story of a brilliant philosopher trapped in a provincial town and of his spiraling descent into self-destruction. Cripure, as his students call him, the name a mocking contraction of The Critique of Pure Reason, despises his colleagues, despairs of his charges, and is at odds with his family. The year is 1917, and the First World War continues its relentless course, with French soldiers not only dying by the tens of thousands but also beginning to desert in protest. Cripure, having seen student after student go to his death, finds himself literally up in arms at the complacent patriotism of his fellow teachers as he challenges one of them to a duel. Unfolding over the course of a single day, Blood Dark describes how Cripure manages to embroil himself in this ridiculous "affair of honor." Guilloux's novel, an important inspiration to the young Albert Camus, is an unflinching attack on the hypocritical pieties of a middle-class society and a tragic portrait of a man at war with the world and himself"--
Childhood by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the leading proponents of the nouveau roman, Nathalie Sarraute is often remembered for her novels, including The Golden Fruits, which earned her the Prix international de litterature in 1964. But her carefully crafted and evocative memoir Childhood may in fact be Sarraute's most accessible and emotionally open work. Written when the author was eighty-three years old, but dealing with only the first twelve years of her life, Childhood is constructed as a dialogue between Sarraute and her memory. Sarraute gently interrogates her interlocutor in sea
En quête de L'étranger by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Céline, USA( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French lessons : a memoir by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliantly uniting the personal and the critical, French Lessons is a powerful autobiographical experiment. It tells the story of an American woman escaping into the French language and of a scholar and teacher coming to grips with her history of learning. Kaplan begins with a distinctly American quest for an imaginary France of the intelligence. But soon her infatuation with all things French comes up against the dark, unimagined recesses of French political and cultural life. The daughter of a Jewish lawyer who prosecuted Nazi war criminals at Nuremburg, Kaplan grew up in the 1960s in the Mi
Algerian chronicles by Albert Camus( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than fifty years after Algerian independence, Albert Camus's Algerian Chronicles appears here in English for the first time. Published in France in 1958, the same year the Algerian War brought about the collapse of the Fourth French Republic, it is one of Camus's most political works - an exploration of his commitments to Algeria. Dismissed or disdained at publication, today Algerian Chronicles, with its prescient analysis of the dead end of terrorism, enjoys a new life in Arthur Goldhammer's elegant translation. "Believe me when I tell you that Algeria is where I hurt at this moment, as others feel pain in their lungs." writes Camus, who was the most visible symbol of France's troubled relationship with Algeria. Gathered here are Camus's strongest statements on Algeria from the 1930s through the 1950s, revised and supplemented by the author for publication in book form. In her introduction, Alice Kaplan illuminates the dilemma faced by Camus: he was committed to the defense of those who suffered colonial injustices, yet was unable to support Algerian national sovereignty apart from France. An appendix of lesser-known texts that did not appear in the French edition complements the picture of a moralist who posed questions about violence and counter-violence, national identity, terrorism, and justice that continue to illuminate our contemporary world."--Jacket
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The collaborator : the trial & execution of Robert Brasillach
Alternative Names
Alice Kaplan American historian

Alice Kaplan Amerikaans historica

Kaplan, Alice.

Kaplan, Alice 1954-

Kaplan, Alice (Alice Yaeger)

Kaplan, Alice Y.

Kaplan, Alice Y. 1954-

Yaeger Kaplan, Alice

Yaeger Kaplan, Alice 1954-

Элис Каплан

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English (119)

French (29)

Italian (1)

The interpreterThe difficulty of being a dogMadame Proust : a biographyOK, JoeAnother NovemberPiano music for four handsCéline, USAFrench lessons : a memoir