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Frechtman, Bernard

Overview
Works: 84 works in 284 publications in 2 languages and 12,813 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Translator, Adapter, Editor, tra
Classifications: PQ2613.E53, 842.912
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Most widely held works by Bernard Frechtman
The words by Jean-Paul Sartre ( Book )
10 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in English and held by 2,281 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
Saint Genet, actor and martyr by Jean-Paul Sartre ( Book )
11 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 1,549 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 blacks : a clown show by Jean Genet ( Book )
11 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An English translation of Genet's symbolic drama which was first performed in Paris in 1959
The screens : a play in seventeen scenes by Jean Genet ( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 1998 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ethics of ambiguity by Simone de Beauvoir ( Book )
21 editions published between 1948 and 1997 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In de Beauvoir & rsquo;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 & rsquo;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 & rsquo;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
The balcony by Jean Genet ( Book )
18 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jean Genet's "The Balcony", which premiered in 1957, has come to be recognised as one of the founding plays of modern theatre, and is what the philosopher Lucien Goldmann has called 'the first great Brechtian play in French literature'. In a brothel of an unnamed French city the madam, Irma, directs a series of fantastical scenarios - a bishop forgives a penitent, a judge punishes a thief, a general rides astride his horse. Outside, an uprising threatens to engulf the streets. The patrons of the brothel wait anxiously for the chief of police to arrive, but in his place comes the queen's envoy to inform that the figureheads of the establishment have been killed in the uprising. Play-acting turns to reality, as the patrons don their costumes in public in the attempt to quell the insurrection. Illusion and reality, order and dissolution - these are the grand themes of "The Balcony", all refracted through the prism of Genet's sexualised genius
Funeral rites by Jean Genet ( Book )
5 editions published between 1969 and 1977 in English and held by 856 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 )
3 editions published between 1946 and 1947 in English and held by 754 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, Deathwatch : two plays by Jean Genet ( Book )
12 editions published between 1954 and 1994 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Maids - Deathwatch
The emotions, outline of a theory by Jean-Paul Sartre ( Book )
11 editions published between 1948 and 2001 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sartre contemplates the human emotional experience by analyzing phenomenological psychology and existentialism In The Emotions: Outline of a Theory, French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre attempts to understand the role emotions play in the human psyche. Sartre analyzes fear, lust, anguish, and melancholy while asserting that human beings begin to develop emotional capabilities from a very early age, which helps them identify and understand the emotions’ names and qualities later in life. Helping to complete the circle of Sartre’s many theories on existentialism, this vital piece of literature is a must-have for the philosopher-in-training’s collection
The balcony (Le balcon) a play in nine scenes by Jean Genet ( Book )
7 editions published between 1958 and 1966 in English and held by 290 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
Desire by Pablo Picasso ( Book )
2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 246 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
Guignol's band by Louis-Ferdinand Céline ( Book )
4 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog raakt een groepje Franse emigranten af naar de zelfkant van Londen
Cahier de Georges Braque, 1917-1947 by Georges Braque ( Book )
3 editions published in 1948 in French and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The selves of Quinte by Marcel Moreau ( Book )
2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The thief's journal by Jean Genet ( Book )
18 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
French playwright Genet creates a self-portrait in an account reflecting his life and radical ideas about society
Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet ( Book )
20 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 127 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
Deathwatch by Jean Genet ( Book )
5 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deathwatch, Jean Genet's earliest play, was first performed in Paris in 1949. Short and intensely powerful, it is an excellent introduction to his later dramatic work - The Maids, The Balcony and The Blacks. The French text, published by Gallimard, was extensively altered by Genet in the course of rehearsal; and Bernard Frechtman's translation is of the final acting version, which supersedes the original published text
Literature & existentialism by Jean-Paul Sartre ( )
2 editions published between 1949 and 1994 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a probing philosophical exploration of the act of literary creation, Sartre asks: "What is writing'," "Why write'," and "For whom does one write'" 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 "examine the art of writing without prejudice." Sartre eschews the idea of artists and writers comparing their works of art to one another; instead, he argues, "they exist by themselves." 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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Languages
English (166)
French (4)
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