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Frechtman, Bernard

Works: 89 works in 364 publications in 2 languages and 14,324 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Drama  History  Erotic fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Catalogs  Detective and mystery fiction  Literature 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Adapter, Author
Classifications: PQ2613.E53, 842.912
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Most widely held works about Bernard Frechtman
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Most widely held works by Bernard Frechtman
The words by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in English and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Paul Sartre was arguably the best-known and most influential French writer of his time. As a philosopher, as a novelist, as a playwright, as the author of filmscripts, as the editor of Les Temps Modernes, as a man who was never afraid to commit himself to the moral and political as well as the literary life of his own times, he was unique. Not since Voltaire has Western civilization produced so humane, manifold, and boldly "engaged" a man of letters. At 59, he undertook his autobiography, bringing to his own childhood the same rigor of honesty and insight which he had applied so brilliantly in earlier books to Baudelaire and Jean Genet. "Directed to the heart as well as to the intellect," the result is like nothing else in the Sartre canon, or in France, where The Words has been accorded a place beside that other masterpiece of self-analysis, Rousseau's Confessions.--Adapted from publisher description
The blacks : a clown show by Jean Genet( Book )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Marks Playhouse, Sidney Bernstein, George Edgar and Andre Gregory, by arrangement with Geraldine Lust, present Jean Genet's "The Blacks," directed by Gene Frankel, translated by Bernard Frechtman, with Ethel Ayler, Cynthia Belgrave, Roscoe Lee Browne, Godfrey M. Cambridge, Charles Gordone, Louis Gossett, James Earl Jones, Maya Angelou Make, Helen Martin, Lex Monson, Jay J. Riley, Raymond St. Jacques, Cicely Tyson, sets by Kim E. Swados, lighting by Lee Watson, costumes by Patricia Zipprodt
Saint Genet, actor and martyr by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

10 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

". Saint Genet is Jean-Paul Sartre & rsquo;s classic biography of Jean Genet & amp;mdash;thief, convict, and great artist & amp;mdash;a character of almost legendary proportions whose influence grows stronger with time. Bringing together two of the century & amp;rsquo;s greatest minds and artists, Saint Genet is at once a compelling psychological portrait, masterpiece of literary criticism, and one of Sartre & amp;rsquo;s most personal and inspired philosophical creations."
The balcony by Jean Genet( Book )

32 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a brothel in the midst of a revolution, the Chief of Police enlists the regular customers to play out the fantasy roles that destiny has denied them
The screens : a play in seventeen scenes by Jean Genet( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Genet was one of the world's greatest contemporary dramatists, and his last play, The Screens, is his crowning achievement. It strikes a powerful, closing chord to the formidable theatrical work that began with Deathwatch and continued, with even bolder variations, in The Maids, The Balcony, and The Blacks. Explicitly political, The Screens is set within the context of the Algerian War. The play's cast of over fifty characters moves through seventeen scenes, the world of the living breaching the world of the dead by means of shifting the screens'the only scenery'in a brilliant tour de force of spectacle and drama
The ethics of ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir( Book )

25 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In de Beauvoir’s second major essay, the renowned French philosopher illustrates the ethics of Existentialism by outlining a series of & ldquo;ways of being & rdquo; In this classic introduction to Existentialist thought, French philosopher Simone de Beauvoir’s The Ethics of Ambiguity simultaneously pays homage to and grapples with her French contemporaries, philosophers Jean-Paul Sartre and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, by arguing that the freedoms in Existentialism carry with them certain ethical responsibilities. While contemplating Nihilism, Surrealism, Existentialism, Objectivity, and human values, The Ethics of Ambiguity is a thorough examination of existence and what it means to human life. To do this, de Beauvoir outlines a series of & ldquo;ways of being & rdquo; (the adventurer, the passionate person, the lover, the artist, and the intellectual), each of which overcomes the former's deficiencies, and therefore can live up to the responsibilities of freedom. Ultimately, de Beauvoir argues that in order to achieve true freedom, one must battle against the choices and activities of those who suppress it
Funeral rites by Jean Genet( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of the author's lover, Jean Decarin, who was killed in the Resistance during the liberation of Paris in World War II
Existentialism by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

6 editions published between 1946 and 1947 in English and French and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assuming the non-existence of God, & denying the existence of a fixed human nature, Sartre refuses to allow man any support external to himself
The maids ; and, Death watch : two plays by Jean Genet( Book )

14 editions published between 1954 and 1994 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maids - Deathwatch
Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet( Book )

20 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Novel by Jean Genet, written while he was in prison for burglary and published in 1944 in French as Notre-Dame des fleurs. The novel and the author were championed by many contemporary writers, including Jean-Paul Sartre and Jean Cocteau, who helped engineer a pardon for Genet. A wildly imaginative fantasy of the Parisian underworld, the novel tells the story of Divine, a male prostitute who consorts with thieves, pimps, murderers, and other criminals and who has many sexual adventures. Written in lyrical, dreamlike prose, the novel affirms a new moral order, one in which criminals are saints, evil is glorified, and conventional taboos are freely violated."--THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LITERATURE
The blue room by Georges Simenon( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful study in guilt and obsession, the portrait of a man destroyed by the consequences of a sexual bondage
The emotions, outline of a theory by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

15 editions published between 1948 and 2001 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PHILOSOPHY. The emotions lie at the heart of the existentialist philosophy Sartre championed and in this brilliant short work we see Sartre at his best: insightful, controversial and witty
Desire by Pablo Picasso( Book )

4 editions published between 1948 and 1962 in English and held by 239 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 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guignol's band by Louis-Ferdinand Céline( Book )

3 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Celine's third novel, first published in 1944 but dealing with events taking place during the First World War, Guignol's Band follows the narrator's meanderings through London after he has been demobilized due to a war injury. The result is a frank, uncompromising, yet grotesquely funny portrayal of the English capital's seedy underworld, peopled by prostitutes, pimps and schemers."
The thief's journal by Jean Genet( Book )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French playwright Genet creates a self-portrait in an account reflecting his life and radical ideas about society
Cahier de Georges Braque, 1917-1947 by Georges Braque( Book )

4 editions published in 1948 in French and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The selves of Quinte by Marcel Moreau( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

$$Quintes$$, premier roman de l'auteur, met en scène un employé d'imprimerie cherchant à rompre avec la médiocrité de sa vie. $$L'ivre livre$$ est à la fois une autobiographie atypique préfacée par A. Nin et une apologie de la culture ivre. $$Sacre de la femme$$ est un éloge de tous les plaisirs imaginables. Le dernier texte est une réaffirmation souveraine du Moi contre toutes formes d'entraves
Shakespeare by Aragon( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1964, con ocasión del cuatrocientos aniversario del nacimiento de Shakespeare, Picasso realizó una serie de retratos del dramaturgo que irían acompañando a dos ensayos surrealistas escritos por Aragon
What is literature? by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

24 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a probing philosophical exploration of the act of literary creation, Sartre asks: & ldquo;What is writing?, & rdquo; & ldquo;Why write?, & rdquo; and & ldquo;For whom does one write? & rdquo; After discussing existentialism as it pertains to art, human emotions, and psychology, French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre turns the question of existentialism to the subject of literature by stating that he wishes to & ldquo;examine the art of writing without prejudice. & rdquo; Sartre eschews the idea of artists and writers comparing their works of art to one another; instead, he argues, & ldquo;they exist by themselves. & rdquo; Tying into his thoughts on literature, Sartre additionally delves into Marxist politics, the intellectual labor of the writer, the individual reader, and the reading public
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Frechtman, Bernard

English (218)

French (5)

The blacks : a clown showThe balconyThe screens : a play in seventeen scenesThe ethics of ambiguityFuneral ritesThe maids ; and, Death watch : two playsOur Lady of the FlowersThe emotions, outline of a theory