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Buss, Robin

Works: 67 works in 300 publications in 3 languages and 7,493 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  Philosophical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Biographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Allegories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Dedicatee
Classifications: PQ2605.A3734, 843.7
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Most widely held works about Robin Buss
Most widely held works by Robin Buss
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Alexandre Dumas's novel of justice, retribution, and self-discovery - one of the most enduringly popular adventure tales ever written - appears here in a newly revised translation. "This novel tells the story of Edmond Dantes, wrongfully imprisoned for life in the supposedly impregnable sea fortress the Chateau d'If. After a daring escape, and after unearthing a hidden treasure revealed to him by a fellow prisoner, he devotes the rest of his life to tracking down and punishing the enemies who wronged him. "This newly edited version of the original nineteenth-century English translation speeds the narrative flow while retaining all the essential details of Dumas's intricately plotted and thrilling masterpiece
Italian films by Robin Buss( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a combination of references of over 200 films, with reviews, technical and cast credits and follows themes in Italian cinema, seeing how they cope with both the international film market and the desire of film-makers to give an authentic picture of Italian life
Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When adulteress Thérèse and her lover Laurent murder her sickly husband Camille, the ghost of Camille haunts them after their marriage, transforming their passion for each other into hatred
The French through their films by Robin Buss( Book )

14 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On suicide by Émile Durkheim( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emile Durkheim's On Suicide (1897) was a groundbreaking book in the field of sociology. Traditionally, suicide was thought to be a matter of purely individual despair but Durkheim recognized that the phenomenon had a social dimension. He believed that if anything can explain how individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What goes wrong? Why do certain social, religious or racial groups have higher incidences of suicide than others? As Durkheim explored these questions he became convinced that abnormally high or low levels of social integration lead to an increased likelihood of suicide. On Suicide was the result of his extensive research. Divided into three parts - individual reasons for suicide, social forms of suicide and the relation of suicide to society as a whole - Durkheim's revelations have fascinated, challenged and informed readers for over a century."-- Back cover
The lost estate = Le grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Meaulnes first arrives at the local school in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring, and charisma. But when he disappears for several days, and returns with tales of a strange party at a mysterious house and a beautiful girl hidden within it, Meaulnes has been changed forever. In his restless search for his Lost Estate and the happiness he found there, Meaulnes, observed by his loyal friend Francois, may risk losing everything he ever had. Posed between youthful admiration and adult resignation, Alain-Fourneir's compelling narrator carries the reader through this evocative and often unbearably moving portrayal of desperate friendship and vanished adolescence."--Page 4 of cover
The stars of the South : a novel by Julien Green( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the U.S. South, starring Elizabeth Escridge, a beautiful Englishwoman whose husband and lover killed each other in a duel. The story describes her lively social life, her romances and marriage to a cavalry officer, and the way she copes with the Civil War. A sequel to The Distant Lands
The black tulip by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Cornelius von Baerle lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But when his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in a deadly political intrigue. Falsely accused of high treason by a bitter rival, Cornelius is condemned to life in prison. His only comfort is Rosa, the jailer's beautiful daughter, who helps him concoct a plan to grow the black tulip in secret. As Robin Buss explains in his informative introduction, Dumas infuses his story with elements from the history of the Dutch Republic (including two brutal murders) and Holland's seventeenth-century "tulipmania" phenomenon
French film noir by Robin Buss( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He pinpoints Parisian mobsters who use American-style tommy-guns and German stick grenades but follow their own codes and use their own heavily charged argot; and where the virtues of provincial life hide moral uncertainty and festering evil. French Film Noir contains in-depth studies of a number of works, including Becker's Touchez pas au grisbi and Chabrol's Le Boucher, the political thrillers of Costa-Gavras, Bresson's intimate ethical studies and Jean Luc Godard's reworking of the French movie hero, wise-cracking neanderthal private eye Lemmy Caution in Alphaville. He analyzes more recent works such as Patrice Leconte's Monsieur Hire, Bob Swain's La Balance together with Luc Bresson's Nikita and the Franco-Dutch production The Vanishing, both recently remodelled as big-budget Hollywood movies. Fully illustrated with stills from the movies, French Film Noir contains complete details of the 100 most important films discussed, plot summaries and a filmography
Le feu (journal d'une escouade) by Henri Barbusse( Book )

6 editions published between 1917 and 2018 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under Fire follows the fortunes of the French Sixth Battalion during the First World War. For this group of ordinary men, thrown together from various regions of France and all longing for home, war is simply a matter of survival: the arrival of their rations, a glimpse of a pretty girl, or a brief reprieve in the hospital is all they can hope for
Au bonheur des dames = The ladies' delight by Émile Zola( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and French and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provincial girl in 19th-century Paris takes part in the battle of the first department store versus the small shopkeepers
The women's war by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Baron de Canolles is a man torn apart by the civil war that dominates mid-seventeenth-century France. While the naive Gascon soldier cares little for the politics behind the battles, he harbours a deep passion for two powerful women on opposing sides of the war: Nanon de Lartigues, a keen supporter of Queen Anne of Austria, and the Viscountess de Cambes, who supports the rebellious forces of the Princess de Condé. Set around Brodeaux during the first turbulent years of the reign of Louix XIV, The Women's War sees two women taking centre stage in a battle for all France. Humorous, dramatic and romantic, if offers a compelling exploration of political intrigue, the power of redemption, the force of love, and the futility of war."--Cover
Wary partners: the Soviet Union and Arab socialism by Robin Buss( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall by Albert Camus( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addressing a chance acquaintance in an Amsterdam bar, Jean-Baptiste Clamence remarks that Amsterdam's concentric circles resemble the circles of hell. Clamence, a successful barrister realises the deep-seated hypocrisy of his existence
The plague by Albert Camus( Book )

11 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1940 a terrible plague descends on the Algerian town of Oran. Carried by rats, it condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. The town's doctors do what they can to halt the spread of the indiscriminate disease, but it quickly establishes a stranglehold on Oran, forcing the people that live there to be quarantined within its confines. Fear, paranoia, loneliness and claustrophobia follow, as Camus explores the precarious, often absurd nature of the human condition." "Intensely personal to Camus, the book is exceptional both for its horrifyingly vivid descriptions of the plague - which is in part an allegory for France's wartime traumas - and for its exploration of moral dilemmas." "The Plague was first published when Camus was only thirty-three and was his most successful novel; an immediate triumph in France, it went on to be translated into many other languages and was established as a world classic even before its author's untimely death."--BOOK JACKET
The Princess of Cleves by La Fayette( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poised between the fading world of chivalric romance and a new psychological realism, Madame de Lafayette's novel of passion and self-deception marks a turning-point in the history of the novel. When it first appeared--anonymously--in 1678 in the heyday of French classicism, it aroused fierce controversy among critics and readers, in particular for the extraordinary confession which forms the climax of the story. Having long been considered a classic, it is now regarded as a landmark in the history of women's writing." "In this new translation, The Princesse de Cleves is accompanied by two shorter works also attributed to Madame de Lafayette, The Princesse de Montpensier and The Comtesse de Tende. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cocteau, Les enfants terribles by Robin Buss( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from Russia by Astolphe Custine( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marquis de Custine's record of his trip to Russia in 1839 is a brilliantly perceptive, even prophetic, account of one of the world's most fascinating and troubled countries. It is also a wonderful piece of travel writing. Custine, who met with people in all walks of life, including the Czar himself, offers vivid descriptions of St. Petersburg and Moscow, of life at court and on the street, and of the impoverished Russian countryside. But together with a wealth of sharply delineated incident and detail, Custine's great work also presents an indelible picture'roundly denounced by both Czarist and Communist regimes'of a country crushed by despotism and "intoxicated with slavery." Letters from Russia, here published in a new edition prepared by Anka Muhlstein, the author of the Goncourt Prize-winning biography of Custine, stands with Tocqueville's Democracy in America as a profound and passionate encounter with historical forces that are still very much at work in the world today
Vigny, Chatterton by Robin Buss( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French film noir by Robin Buss( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With extended reference sections and studies of over 100 key works, Robin Buss provides us with information on French film noir
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The Count of Monte Cristo
Thérèse RaquinOn suicideThe lost estate = Le grand MeaulnesThe stars of the South : a novelThe black tulipFrench film noirLe feu (journal d'une escouade)Au bonheur des dames = The ladies' delight
Alternative Names
Buss, Kenneth Robin Caron

Buss, R.

Buss, Robin 1939-

Robin Buss born:1939-05-10 ied:2006-12-16 Buss, Robin, 1939-....

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