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Nicholson-Smith, Donald

Works: 37 works in 131 publications in 1 language and 3,171 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Biography  Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Comics (Graphic works)  Fantasy comics  Pictorial works  Biographies  Illustrated works 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimee rolls into town seeking opportunity but unexpectedly falls prey to local machinations
The mad and the bad by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew--a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with an ulcerated gut. Michel, known for his kindly interest in the disadvantaged, hires Julie to look after Peter. And he hires Thompson to kill them. Julie and Peter escape. Thompson, gut groaning, pursues. Hunter and hunted make their way across France to the remote mountain estate to which Michel has retreated. Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate. The craziness is just getting started. Like Jean-Patrick Manchette's celebrated Fatale, The Mad and the Bad is a clear-eyed, cold-blooded, pitch-perfect work of creative destruction"--
The green hand and other stories by Nicole Claveloux( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nicole Claveloux's short stories--originally published in the late 1970s and never before collected in English--are among the most beautiful comics ever created: whimsical, intoxicating, with the freshness and splendor of dreams. In hallucinatory color or elegant black-and-white, she brings us into lands that are very different from our own but oddly recognizable. They are lands filled with murderous grandmothers and lonely city dwellers, bad-tempered vegetables and walls that are surprisingly easy to fall through, lands in which the very air seems alive and capable of telling you a dirty joke (or the meaning of life). In the title story, a new houseplant becomes the first step in an epic journey of self-discovery and a witty fable of modern romance--complete with talking shrubbery, infantile gourmands, a wised-up genie, and one very depressed bird. This new selection is the perfect introduction to the work of an unforgettable, unjustly neglected master of French comics"--
Paris vagabond by Jean-Paul Clébert( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paris Vagabond is an unclassifiable masterpiece, a book that purports to be a novel but, accompanied as it is by the photographs of Patrice Molinard, is as much a brilliant documentary as a work of the imagination. In rich prose, suffused with the language of the street, and brilliantly rendered in English by Donald Nicholson-Smith, Jean-Paul Clebert captures the essence of a long-gone Paris of the poor, the criminal, and the outcast: a society of outsiders beyond the social pale. Clebert's is a genuinely anarchist voice, a free spirit who was an intrepid explorer of a Paris that was in many places practically ruinous but where the poor were not yet completely marginalized. He was also a true writer's writer, hailed by his mentor and friend Blaise Cendrars and admired by Henry Miller, who said that reading Paris Vagabond "roiled my guts.""--
Letters to Madeleine : tender as memory by Guillaume Apollinaire( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collects for the first time in English the remarkable letters and poems sent by French poet Guillaume Apollinaire to his fiancée Madeleine Pagès during World War I. Stationed in the trenches of Champagne, this man of letters who had been at the forefront of the surrealist movement was transformed overnight into an artilleryman. Apollinaire shares with Madeleine his thoughts on art and literature from Racine to Tolstoy, and at the same time he uniquely documents the daily life of a soldier at the front during the Great War"--Publisher description
Cousin K by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Such was the battle that raged between Cousin K and me: good done badly; evil done well." So relates the unnamed narrator of Cousin K as he launches into the sad tale of his childhood. With his father brutally killed as a traitor during Algeria's war of independence and his older brother an army officer far away, the young boy lives reclusively with his mother, an unfeeling woman who ignores him entirely. At fourteen he directs his thirst for affection toward his nine-year-old cousin, K, who has come to stay with his family for the summer. But so far from reciprocating his passionate regard for her, the little girl steals the affections of his mother and mocks and humiliates him resulting in his love becoming hopelessly entangled with hatred. Now, fate places a young woman in the narrator's path when he rescues her after a violent attack. From her he once more begs for the love that his mother and K always refused him, and her rejection revives the same hatred and illuminates the permanent emotional scars left on him from a lifetime of emotional neglect and derision, resulting in dire consequences."--
Mygale by Thierry Jonquet( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Lafargue, a well-known plastic surgeon, pursues and captures Vincent Moreau, who raped Lafargue's daughter and left her hopelessly mad in an asylum. Lafargue is determined to exact an atrocious vengeance, and an ambiguous, even sadomasochistic relationship develops between self-appointed executioner and victim."--Jacket
50 drawings to murder magic by Antonin Artaud( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sick planet by Guy Debord( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Debord is one of the 20th Century's most prophetic critics. His bestselling work, Society of the Spectacle, decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life. Since his suicide in 1994, the accuracy and pertinence of his writings on those troubled times is ever more apparent. A Sick Planet brings together three of his key essays. The Rise and Fall of the "Spectacular" Commodity-Economy is an analysis of the Watts riots in Los Angeles in the summer of 1965, when much of the city's black population fought thousands of police and National Guard for several days. The Explosion Point of Ideology in China examines and celebrates the decomposition of bureaucratic power and its ideology in China. A Sick Planet presents an extremely prescient polemic on global environmental degradation
In praise of defeat : poems selected by the author by Abdellatif Laâbi( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the central writers and thinkers in contemporary Maghreb letters and banned by the Moroccan government, Abdellatif Laabi's poetry is increasingly influential on the international scene and spans six decades of political and literary change, innovation, and struggle. Including a wide range of work, from piercing domestic love poetry to a fierce lyricism of social resistance informed by nearly a decade spent in prison for "crimes of opinion," all of Laabi's poetry is situated firmly against tyranny and for life'an almost mythic sense of spiritual and earthly joy emanates from this resistance through the darkness of political oppression. This selection of poetry has been masterfully rendered into English for the first time by Donald Nicholson-Smith and introduced by the eminent poet and critic Pierre Joris'the first in translation to be chosen by Laabi himself. From the Trade Paperback edition
Cruel tales from the thirteenth floor by Luc Lang( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of sixteen devilish stories, "Cruel Tales from the Thirteenth Floor" captures the everyday cruelty and dark humor of existence"--
The society of the spectacle by Guy Debord( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative as Guy Debord's The Society of the Spectacle. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960s up to the present, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism and everyday life in the late twentieth century. Now finally available in a superb English translation approved by the author, Debord's text remains as crucial as ever for understanding the contemporary effects of power, which are increasingly inseparable from the new virtual worlds of our rapidly changing image/information culture."--Jacket
The language of psycho-analysis by Jean Laplanche( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 250 terms that form the special vocabulary of psychoanalysis. Based on Sigmund Freud's concepts, but also includes concepts introduced by other writers, such as Melanie Klein. Alphabetical arrangement. Entries include term or concept; equivalents in German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese; definition; commentary (usually 1 or more pages); and references. Bibliography. Indexes of German and English terms
The temptation of biology : Freud's theories of sexuality ; followed by, Biologism and biology by Jean Laplanche( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Temptation of Biology is one of Laplanche’s central achievements in the latter half of his career: a major monograph on sexuality. Originally published as Le fourvoiement biologisant de la sexualité chez Freud, republished in 1999 as La sexualité humaine and as Problématiques VII in 2006, in this volume it is followed by Laplanche’s 1997 talk at the University of Buenos Aires when he was awarded the title Doctor Honoris Causa, a paper which addresses a key aspect of the monograph: 'Biologism and Biology'"--Publisher
Guy Debord by Anselm Jappe( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first intellectual biography of Guy Debord, prime mover of the Situationist International (1957-1972) and author of The Society of the Spectacle, the seminal book of the May 1968 uprising in France. Anselm Jappe offers a powerful corrective to the continual attempts to incorporate Debord's theoretical work into French theory. Jappe focuses, to the contrary, on Debord's debt to the Hegelian-Marxist tradition, to Karl Korsch and Georg Lukacs, and more generally to left-Marxist currents of council communism. His close reading of Debord's magnum opus is unique among the great flood of writing on the Situationists in recent decades. This PM reprint edition benefits from a new author's preface and a bibliographical update."--
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Donald Nicholson-Smith British translator

Donald Nicholson-Smith Brits vertaler

Smith, Donald Nicholson-.

English (53)

Letters to Madeleine : tender as memoryMygale50 drawings to murder magicA sick planetThe society of the spectacle