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Kaplan, Alice Yaeger

Works: 42 works in 189 publications in 3 languages and 10,497 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Anecdotes  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Historical fiction  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Contributor, Interviewee
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 1,266 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 )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,104 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
Reproductions of banality : fascism, literature, and French intellectual life by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interpreter by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 887 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 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A National Book Award-finalist biographer tells the story of how a young man in his 20s who had never written a novel turned out a masterpiece that still grips readers more than 70 years later and is considered a rite of passage for readers around the world, "--NoveList
The difficulty of being a dog by Roger Grenier( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 461 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 425 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 )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on diaries that the author kept during his service as a translator for the U.S. Army in the aftermath of D-Day, OK, Joe follows Louis and the Americans as they negotiate with witnesses, investigate the crimes, and stage the courts-martial. Louis Guilloux has an uncanny ear for the snappy speech of the GIs and a tenderness for the young, unworldly men with whom he spends his days. In stark yet evocative vignettes and dialogues, he sketches the complex intersection of hope and disillusionment that prevailed after the war
Palace of books by Roger Grenier( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 290 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
Another November by Roger Grenier( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 241 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 235 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
A box of photographs by Roger Grenier( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 205 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 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Childhood by Nathalie Sarraute( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 116 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
Blood dark by Louis Guilloux( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 110 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"--
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 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En quête de L'étranger by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le premier homme by Albert Camus( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French lessons : a memoir by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 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
Céline, USA( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The collaborator : the trial & execution of Robert Brasillach
The interpreterThe difficulty of being a dogMadame Proust : a biographyOK, JoeAnother NovemberPiano music for four handsFrench lessons : a memoirCéline, USA
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 (130)

French (30)

Italian (1)