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Kaplan, Alice Yaeger

Works: 54 works in 232 publications in 4 languages and 11,647 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Anecdotes  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Contributor, htt
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 )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,259 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
Reproductions of banality : fascism, literature, and French intellectual life by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( )

15 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes fascism and fascist antisemitism on the basis of Marxist, psychoanalytical, political, and aesthetic theories, especially those of Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin. Surveys the development of fascist ideology in the writings of a group of Paris intellectuals, including Drieu La Rochelle, Celine, Rebatet, Brasillach, and Bardeche. Refers to the place of the media in spreading fascist ideas - the press, the radio, and cartoons. Analyzes the "Histoire du cinema, " published by Brasillach and Bardeche in 1935 and the antisemitic edition of 1943. Ch. 7 presents a 1982 interview with Maurice Bardeche who was imprisoned after the war for describing the evidence at the Nuremberg Trials as an American fabrication and continues to support antisemitism and Holocaust denial
Dreaming in French : the Paris years of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, Susan Sontag, and Angela Davis by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,098 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
Algerian chronicles by Albert Camus( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,007 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
Looking for the stranger : Albert Camus and the life of a literary classic by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stranger is a rite of passage for readers around the world. Since its publication in France in 1942, Camus's novel has been translated into sixty languages and sold more than six million copies. It's the rare novel that's as at likely to be found in a teen's backpack as in a graduate philosophy seminar. 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? With Looking for "The Stranger", 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, Camus's closest mentor was unsure of the book's merit, and Camus himself was suffering from near-fatal tuberculosis. Yet the book did appear, thanks in part to a resourceful publisher, Gaston Gallimard, who was undeterred by paper shortages and Nazi censorship. The initial critical reception of The Stranger was mixed, and 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, Kaplan shows, Camus's book-- with the help of an aggressive marketing campaign by Knopf for their 1946 publication of the first English translation--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, whose books about twentieth-century French culture and history have won her legions of fans. No reader of Camus will want to miss this brilliant exploration. -- Publisher description
The interpreter by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 853 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
The difficulty of being a dog by Roger Grenier( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 439 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 424 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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis serves a group of American officers charged with bringing GIs to account for crimes - including rape and murder - against French citizens. The friendly banter of the American soldiers and the beautiful Breton landscape stand in contrast of Louis's task and his growing awareness of the moral failings of the Americans sent to liberate France
Palace of books by Roger Grenier( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 294 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 )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 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
Another November by Roger Grenier( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 237 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 227 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
Everyday life( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blood dark by Louis Guilloux( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 127 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( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 124 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
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 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Céline's antisemitic pamphlet "Bagatelles pour un massacre" (1938) has been much studied in recent years as an example of literary fascism and French antisemitism. Its language was considered unusual and original. Cites sources for most of Céline's statements and expressions, many of which are unacknowledged quotations from popular anthropological and historical works, racist pamphlets and books published in 1937, and from Rohling's antisemitic work on the Talmud. Includes an annotated bibliographical list of these sources. Pp. 81-259 contain extracts from "Bagatelles", showing Céline's use of the sources
Personal writings by Albert Camus( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most important philosopher of the twentieth century, Albert Camus (1913-1960), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, is more relevant today than ever before. Personal Writing brings together, for the first time, thematically-linked essays from across Camus's writing career that reflect the scope of his personal preoccupations. Featuring a foreword by acclaimed Camus scholar Alice Kaplan (author of Looking for the Stranger), this volume will introduce a new generation of readers to a cultural icon"--Publisher's website
Committed writings by Albert Camus( )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most important philosopher of the twentieth century, Albert Camus (1913-1960), winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, is more relevant today than ever before. Committed Writing brings together, for the first time, thematically-linked essays from across Camus's writing career that reflect the scope of his political preoccupations. Featuring a foreword by acclaimed Camus scholar Alice Kaplan (author of Looking for the Stranger), this volume will introduce a new generation of readers to this cultural icon"--
En quête de L'étranger by Alice Yaeger Kaplan( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La lecture de L'Etranger tient du rite d'initiation. Partout dans le monde, elle accompagne le passage à l'âge adulte et la découverte des grandes questions de la vie. L'histoire de Meursault, cet homme dont le nom même évoque un saut dans la mort, n'est simple qu'en apparence, elle demeure aussi impénétrable aujourd'hui qu'elle l'était en 1942, avec ses images à la fois ordinaires et inoubliables : la vue qui s'offre depuis un balcon par un dimanche d'indolence, les gémissements d'un chien battu, la lumière qui se reflète sur la lame d'un couteau, une vue sur la mer à travers les barreaux d'une prison.Et ces quatre coups de feu tirés en illégitime défense. Comment un jeune homme, qui n'a pas encore trente ans, a-t-il pu écrire dans un hôtel miteux de Montmartre un chef-d'oeuvre qui, des décennies après, continue à captiver des millions de lecteurs ? Alice Kaplan raconte cette histoire d'une réussite inattendue d'un auteur désoeuvré, gravement malade, en temps d'occupation ennemie. "J'ai bien vu à la façon dont je l'écrivais qu'il était tout tracé en moi".Le lecteur repère les premiers signes annonciateurs du roman dans les carnets et la correspondance de Camus, traverse les années de son élaboration progressive, observe d'abord l'écrivain au travail, puis les mots sur la page, accompagne l'auteur mois après mois, comme par-dessus son épaule, pour entendre l'histoire du roman de son point de vue. En quête de L'Étranger n'est pas une interprétation de plus : c'est la vie du roman
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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 hands
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Alice Kaplan American historian

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