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Nicholson-Smith, Donald

Overview
Works: 29 works in 100 publications in 3 languages and 2,360 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Fiction  History  Records and correspondence  Cross-cultural studies  Manuscripts  Suspense fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: HM291, 843.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald Nicholson-Smith
Three to kill by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Businessman Georges Gerfaut witnesses a murder -- and is pursued by the killers. His conventional life knocked off the rails, Gerfaut turns the tables and sets out to track down his pursuers. Along the way, he learns a thing or two about himself ... Manchette -- masterful stylist, ironist, and social critic -- limns the cramped lives of professionals in a neo-conservative world._ --
Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 317 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 282 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 revolution of everyday life by Raoul Vaneigem( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vaneigem first defines the alienating features of everyday life in consumer society: survival rather than life, the call to sacrifice, the cultivation of false needs, the dictatorship of the commodity, subjection to social roles, and above all the replacement of God by the Economy. The second part of the work, 'Reversal of Perspective', explores the countervailing impulses that, in true dialectical fashion, persist within the deepest alienation: creativity, spontaneity, poetry, and the path from isolation to communication and participation
Letters to Madeleine : tender as memory by Guillaume Apollinaire( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cousin K by Yasmina Khadra( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 148 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 135 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
The production of space by Henri Lefebvre( Book )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Lefebvre has considerable claims to be the greatest living philosopher. His work spans some sixty years and includes original work on a diverse range of subjects, from dialectical materialism to architecture, urbanism and the experience of everyday life. The Production of Space is his major philosophical work and its translation has been long awaited by scholars in many different fields. The book is a search for a reconciliation between mental space (the space of the philosophers) and real space (the physical and social spheres in which we all live). In the course of his exploration, Henri Lefebvre moves from metaphysical and ideological considerations of the meaning of space to its experience in the everyday life of home and city. He seeks, in other words, to bridge the gap between the realms of theory and practice, between the mental and the social, and between philosophy and reality. In doing so, he ranges through art, literature, architecture and economics, and further provides a powerful antidote to the sterile and obfuscatory methods and theories characteristic of much recent continental philosophy. This is a work of great vision and incisiveness. It is also characterized by its author's wit and by anecdote, as well as by a deftness of style which Donald Nicholson-Smith's sensitive translation precisely captures.--Publisher description
50 drawings to murder magic by Antonin Artaud( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sick planet by Guy Debord( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""All my life I have seen only troubled times, extreme divisions in society, and immense destruction; I have taken part in these troubles."--"Guy Debord 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
Cruel tales from the thirteenth floor by Luc Lang( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 78 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"--
Behavior and evolution by Jean Piaget( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the relationship between behavior and the processes which shape evolution? Why has behavior, whether it amounts to no more than a flower's reaction to light or encompasses the complexities of human thought, been so neglected by traditional evolutionary theory? Beginning with these questions, Jean Piaget offers a dazzling, at time demanding, inquiry into the state of our understanding of evolution. This is a task that takes Piaget from an investigation of the early giants Darwin and Lamarck, to the contributions of Weiss and Baldwin, to the role of cybernetics. Along the way he outlines the relation between instinct and evolution, habits and acquired characteristics. He criticizes those who reduce the question to a genetic determinism. And he challenges those who see no qualitative difference between the evolution of anatomical structures and the evolution of behavioral structures. What Piaget develops in this concise and remarkable work is a subtle, sophisticated theory of behavior in both the plant and the animal worlds. Drawing on his life's work, he argues that all organisms are active and creative, and that the forms of organization they create in their environment go to the heart of the meaning of behavior and the processes of evolution. A prolific writer on philosophy and biology, as well as the father of the development psychology he calls genetic epistemology, Jean Piaget has had as his main area of concern the genesis of abstract concepts (classes, relations, numbers) and physical concepts (space, speed, chance, time) in the developing child. His theories have been widely applied to education
The society of the spectacle by Guy Debord( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 22 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
Paris insolite by Jean-Paul Clébert( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 9 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.""--
The language of psycho-analysis by Jean Laplanche( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in Undetermined and English and held by 9 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 by Jean Laplanche( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

N'Dréa : one woman's fight to die her own way by Andréa Dorea( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrea (N'Drea) was involved with Os Cangaceiros, a group of social rebels who refused the slavery of work and mercilessly attacked the prison system of France in the 1980s and 90s. In 1985, she learned that she had cancer. She underwent surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment. Then in 1990, she walked out of the medical world for good to grasp her life and her death as her own. This work explains that decision with intelligence, anger, and joy"--Publisher's preface
This is a translation of the first section of Traité de savoir-vivre à l'usage des jeunes générations by Raoul Vaneigem( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pourquoi l'art ne peut pas tuer l'internationale situationniste by T. J Clark( Book )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'68 by Paco Ignacio Taibo( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971. Official denial of the killing continues even today: In the first week of February 2003, Mexico's Education Secretary Reyes Tamiz ordered a new history textbook that mentions the massacre-Claudia Sierra's History of Mexico: An Analytical Approach-removed from shelves and classrooms. (Public outcry led Tamiz to reverse his decision days later.) No one has yet been held accountable for the official acts of savagery. With provocative, anecdotal, and analytical prose, Taibo claims for history "one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands."
 
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Alternative Names
Donald Nicholson-Smith British translator

Donald Nicholson-Smith Brits vertaler

Smith, Donald Nicholson-.

Languages
English (86)

French (3)

German (1)

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FataleThe revolution of everyday lifeLetters to Madeleine : tender as memoryMygaleThe production of space50 drawings to murder magicA sick planetBehavior and evolution