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Frenaye, Frances 1908-1996

Works: 90 works in 255 publications in 3 languages and 6,929 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Humorous fiction  War fiction  Novels  Allegories  Case studies  Pictorial works  Sources  Erotic fiction 
Roles: Translator, Other, Creator, tra
Classifications: DG975.L78, 843.914
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Most widely held works by Frances Frenaye
Christ stopped at Eboli : the story of a year by Carlo Levi( Book )

34 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was to Lucania, a desolate land in southern Italy, that Carlo Levia doctor, painter, philosopher, and man of letters was confined as a political prisoner because of his opposition to Italy's Fascist government at the start of the Ethiopian war in 1935. While there, Levi reflected on the harsh landscape and its inhabitants, peasants who lived the same lives their ancestors had, constantly fearing black magic and the near presence of death. In so doing, Levi offered a starkly beautiful and moving account of a place and a people living outside the boundaries of progress and time
Volcanoes, earth's awakening by Katia Krafft( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text describe volcanic activity and events in such places as Italy, Iceland, Indonesia, Mexico, the Aleutians and other various locations around the world
The fall of Mussolini, his own story by Benito Mussolini( Book )

8 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The seed beneath the snow by Ignazio Silone( Book )

9 editions published between 1942 and 1946 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Change at Shebika : report from a North African village by Jean Duvignaud( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is at once an intimate portrait of a Tunisian desert village, an evaluation of its potential and prospects for change, an analysis of the evolving relationship between researchers (including some citified Tunisian students) and researched, and an argument for Third World "social independence" (preserving the authenticity of villages like Shebika by utilizing their own capacity for transformation). Jean Duvignaud, a French leftist intellectual teaching sociology at the University of Tunis during the five years of this study, was attracted by Shebika's unconscious socialism--its ancient traditions and habits of communal life--as antidote to the aridity and fragmentation of the capitalist industrial societies. His enthusiasm for Shebika's collectivism led the villagers to "a new perception of their own values" and a climactic confrontation in "the incident of the quarry" with the paternalistic and insensitive regional Governorate. The portrayal of the village and villagers is not on the evocative order of Children of Sanchez; these subjects seem speech-shy and tend even when pressed to attribute all happenings to "God's will." But as an interpretive, consciously crafted study it offers much to consider re Shebika's specific situation and the social and psychological problems of development in new states
Bitter honeymoon, and other stories by Alberto Moravia( Book )

3 editions published between 1956 and 1977 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and French and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Cesar Birotteau, an honest perfumer who's lured into overextending himself. This luring is the work of the unsavory du Tillet, an employee Birotteau fired for embezzlement. The Embezzler works in secret to take revenge. Take it he does: Birotteau falls hard. But all is not lost--not yet. Anselme Popinot, a brilliant young marketer in love with Birotteau's daughter, works to help Birotteau recover. Perhaps together they can recover Birotteau's honor. --from
Dawn by Elie Wiesel( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young Jewish man, Holocaust survivor, and Israeli freedom fighter named Elisha holds an English officer captive. One of his fellow freedom fighters has been executed by the British, so Elisha plans to murder his prisoner at dawn in retribution. But as the hours pass, Elisha struggles with guilty feelings. Haunted by his past and wrestling with his God, he grow increasingly troubled as the hours slip away."--Container
The age of malaise by Dacia Maraini( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gates of the forest by Elie Wiesel( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Hungarian Jew hides in a cave to escape Nazi annihilation
Man is strong by Corrado Alvaro( Book )

3 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elephants by Georges Blond( Book )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparrow by Giovanni Verga( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comrade Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Camillo manages to join--incognito--an official delegation to Moscow, and subtly undermines the Communist beliefs of his fellow travelers
Don Camillo's dilemma by Giovanni Guareschi( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1976 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author's third book about the priest and the communist mayor in a small Italian town
Don Camillo and the prodigal son by Giovanni Guareschi( Book )

5 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More stories concerning Don Camillo, the village priest, and his arch-enemy, the Communist mayor Peppone
Nostalgia by Geneviève Gennari( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White Russian governess traces part of the life story and fortune of an aristocratic family and, especially, the aspirations of two grandchildren in her care
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Christ stopped at Eboli : the story of a year
Alternative Names
Frenaye, Frances 1912-

Lanza, Frances 1908-1996

English (115)

Chinese (1)

French (1)

DawnThe gates of the forestSparrowComrade Don Camillo