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Frenaye, Frances 1908-1996

Works: 95 works in 274 publications in 3 languages and 6,992 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  War fiction  Humorous fiction  Novels  Allegories  Case studies  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Other, Creator
Classifications: PQ2683.I32, 843.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frances Frenaye
Christ stopped at Eboli : the story of a year by Carlo Levi( Book )

36 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was to Lucania, a desolate land in southern Italy, that Carlo Levi?a 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
Dawn by Elie Wiesel( Book )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the conflicts and thoughts of a young Jewish concentration-camp veteran as he prepares to assassinate a British hostage in occupied Palestine
Henri Cartier Bresson, photographer by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volcanoes, earth's awakening by Katia Krafft( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 573 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 )

9 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 491 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 442 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 389 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 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and French and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is one of Balzac's "Scenes de la Vie Privee" within the "Comedie Humaine" sequence, and describes the irresistible rise and fall of a perfume merchant in the Rue St Honore. This novel is the French 19th-century's great poem of bankruptcy--
Dawn by Elie Wiesel( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 218 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 grows 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 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gates of the forest by Elie Wiesel( Book )

6 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegory about a nameless stranger who sacrifices himself to save a Jewish boy, hiding in a Hungarian forest in World War 2
Man is strong by Corrado Alvaro( Book )

3 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elephants by Georges Blond( )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1962 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Camillo and the devil by Giovanni Guareschi( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1962 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some more exciting and amusing experiences of the parish priest Don Camillo in his fight against Communism
Sparrow : the story of a songbird by Giovanni Verga( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comrade Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 53 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 )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 51 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 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More stories concerning Don Camillo, the village priest, and his arch-enemy, the Communist mayor Peppone
Neapolitan chronicles by Anna Maria Ortese( Book )

2 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riveting classic of European literature, this superb collection of fiction and reportage is set in Italy's most vibrant and turbulent metropolis--Naples--in the immediate aftermath of World War Two. These writings helped inspire Elena Ferrante's best-selling novels and she has expressed deep admiration for the author of this volume, originally edited in Italian by Italo Calvino. Goyaesque in its depiction of the widespread suffering and brutal desperation that plagued the city, it comprises a mix of masterful storytelling and piercing journalism. This book, with its unforgettable portrait of Naples high and low, is also a stunning literary companion to the great neorealist films of the era by directors such as Vittorio de Sica and Roberto Rossellini. Neapolitan Chronicles is exquisitely rendered in English by Ann Goldstein and Jenny McPhee, two of the leading translators working from Italian today
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Alternative Names
Frenaye, Frances 1912-

Lanza, Frances 1908-1996

English (147)

Chinese (1)

French (1)