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Seaver, Richard

Works: 43 works in 145 publications in 3 languages and 7,679 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Experimental fiction  Personal narratives‡vHungarian  Screenplays  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PQ2607.U8245, 843.914
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Most widely held works about Richard Seaver
Most widely held works by Richard Seaver
Stories & texts for nothing by Samuel Beckett( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together three of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett's major short stories and thirteen shorter pieces of fiction that he calls "texts for nothing." Here, as in all his work, Beckett relentlessly strips away all but the essential to arrive at a core of truth. His prose reveals the same mastery that marks his work from Waiting for Godot and Endgame to Molloy and Malone Dies. In each of the three stories, old men displaced or expelled from the modest corners where they have been living bestir themselves in search of new corners. Told, "You can't stay here," they somehow, doggedly, inevitably, go on. Includes: "The Expelled" "The Calmative" "The End" Texts for Nothing (1-10)
The 120 days of Sodom and other writings by Sade( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as "the freest spirit that has yet existed," wrote The 120 Days of Sodom while imprisoned in the Bastille. An exhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations and the first systematic exploration-a hundred years before Krafft-Ebing and Freud-of the psychology of sex, it is considered Sade's crowning achievement and the cornerstone of his thought. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935. In addition to The 120 Days, this volume includes Sade's "Reflections on the Novel," his play Oxtiem, and his novella Ernestine. The selections are introduced by Simone de Beauvoir's landmark essay "Must We Burn Sade?" and Pierre Klossowski's provocative "Nature as Destructive Principle." "Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change."--Sade's Last Will and Testament."-- (April 19, 2011)
Writers in revolt : an anthology by Richard Seaver( Book )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manifestoes of surrealism by André Breton( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents the essential ideas of the founder of French surrealism
A fleeting sorrow by Françoise Sagan( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Cazavel, a 39-year-old French architect who has cancer, is told by his doctor he has only six months to live. The novel follows him as he tries to come to terms with imminent death, chronicling the reaction of his nearest and dearest--from his wife who is glad she will be finally rid of him to his best friend, too preoccupied to listen
Le ravissement de Lol V. Stein : [roman] by Marguerite Duras( Book )

5 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lol has returned to her hometown to confront her memories through the eyes of her childhood friend, Tatiana, and becomes involved in a passionate love triangle
Auschwitz : a doctor's eyewitness account by Miklós Nyiszli( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author details his experiences as a prisoner and doctor at Auschwitz, describing the experiments performed on Jewish victims
Justine, Philosophy in the bedroom, and other writings by Sade( Book )

3 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other writer has so scandalized proper society as the Marquis de Sade, but despite the deliberate destruction of over three-quarters of his work, Sade remains a major figure in the history of ideas. His influence on some of the greatest minds of the last century'from Baudelaire and Swinburne to Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky and Kafka'is indisputable. This volume contains Philosophy in the Bedroom, a major novel that presents the clearest summation of his political philosophy; EugEnie de Franval, a novella widely considered to be a masterpiece of eighteenth-century French literature; and the only authentic and complete American edition of his most famous work, Justine. This literary portrait of Sade is completed by one of his earliest philosophical efforts, Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man, a selection of his letters, a fifty-page chronology of his life, two important essays on Sade, and a bibliography of his work
The mystified magistrate and other tales by Sade( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume contains the title novella, "The Mystified Magistrate," in which Sade uses his pen to avenge all the wrongs visited upon him throughout his tumultuous life by the French judicial system, especially the court of Aix in his native Provence; two full-length tales, "Augustine de Villeblanche" and "Emilie de Tourville"; and a selected number of Sade's tales and short stories. Many of Sade's favorite themes and pet peeves are present here: the hypocrisy and stupidity of blind justice and those who serve her, the wily duplicity and dishonesty of the clergy on all levels, the total corruption of society, jealousy, revenge, and the fairest way to settle unfair accounts. Yet throughout, these tales are infused with a light touch and mordant wit, "well within the boundaries of modesty and decency," as Sade himself noted, albeit "sometimes a trifle bawdy."" "These tales constitute a portion of his "regular writings" - as opposed to his knowingly clandestine writings - to which Sade attached a special importance. For if he was writing not to be read in his scandalous works, here he was hoping to enhance his reputation as a storyteller of wit and charm."--BOOK JACKET
The boy who sailed with Columbus by Michael Foreman( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having sailed to the New World as ship's boy for Columbus, young Leif is captured by warring natives, ultimately marries an Indian woman, and becomes a shaman. Suggested level: intermediate
Nouvelles et textes pour rien by Samuel Beckett( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie verhalen en dertien korte schetsen
Letters from prison by Sade( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume of Sade's correspondence from prison covers a thirteen-year period, from 1777 when he was incarcerated in the Vincennes fortress near Paris, to 1789 when he was transferred from the Bastille shortly before it was stormed at the outset of the French Revolution, to the Charenton insane asylum, from which he was finally freed on April 2 - Good Friday - 1790. From ever danker and drearier cells, even as his health declined with each passing year, Sade wrote with supreme eloquence and increasing bitterness about the harsh conditions he was forced to endure, using his pen as a deadly weapon to lash out at his tormentors."--Jacket
Four novellas by Samuel Beckett( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Olympia reader : selections from the Traveller's companion series by Maurice Girodias( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long voyage by Jorge Semprún( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translation of Le grand voyage
Moderato cantabile; [roman by Marguerite Duras( Book )

4 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moderato Cantabile is a carefully woven tapestry of emotion, in which the characters' inner lives are reflected by the story's spaces and landscapes
Barbarella by Jean-Claude Forest( Book )

2 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Book 1 (first collected in 1964), Barbarella's spaceship breaks down, she finds herself trapped on the planet Lythion. There, she has a series of adventurous, and bawdy, encounters with a variety of strange beings, from robots to angels. In Book 2, "Wrath of the Minute-Eater" (first published in 1974), Barbarella's traveling Circus Delirium enters another dimension, led by the mysterious and alluring aquaman, Narval, whose machinations catapult Barbarella & Co. into a complex battle for the planet Spectra.Featuring a brand new, contemporary English-language adaptation by writer Kelly Sue DeConnick (Marvel's "Captain Marvel," "Avengers Assemble," Dark Horse's "Ghost," Image's "Pretty Deadly")
To Christ through criticism by Richard Seaver( Book )

4 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Jodelle by Guy Peellaert( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical spy adventure set in an Asterix-style anachronistic Cesar epoch fantasy Rome featuring both billboards and vampires
The tender hour of twilight : Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s : a memoir of publishing's golden age by Richard Seaver( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A personal account by the late founder of Arcade Publishing documents his experiences in the literary world of the mid-20th century, describing his efforts to overcome U.S. censorship laws and introduce readers to important written works
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Stories & texts for nothing
Alternative Names

controlled identityEstrée, Sabine d'

Estree, Sabine d'.

Richard Seaver Amerikaans uitgever (1926-2009)

Richard Seaver éditeur américain

Richard Seaver editor estadounidense

Richard Seaver editor estatunidenc

Richard Seaver US-amerikanischer Verleger und Übersetzer

Seaver, Richard W.

Seaver, Richard Woodward.


English (105)

Italian (3)

French (2)

The 120 days of Sodom and other writingsManifestoes of surrealismLe ravissement de Lol V. Stein : [roman]Auschwitz : a doctor's eyewitness accountJustine, Philosophy in the bedroom, and other writingsThe mystified magistrate and other talesLetters from prisonThe long voyageModerato cantabile; [roman