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Wing, Betsy

Works: 58 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 5,174 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Diaries  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Personal narratives  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PQ2663.O575, 843.914
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Most widely held works about Betsy Wing
Most widely held works by Betsy Wing
Outwitting the Gestapo by Lucie Aubrac( Book )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucie Aubrac, of Catholic and peasant background, was teaching history in a Lyon girls' school and newly married to Raymond, a Jewish engineer, when World War II broke out and divided France. The couple, living in the Vichy zone, soon joined the Resistance movement in opposition to the Nazis and their collaborators. Outwitting the Gestapo is Lucie's harrowing account of her participation in the Resistance: of the months when, though pregnant, she planned and took part in raids to free comrades{u2014}including her husband, under Nazi death sentence{u2014}from the prisons of Klaus Barbie, the infamous Butcher of Lyon. Her book is also the basis for the 1997 French movie, Lucie Aubrac, which was released in the United States in 1999
Opera, or, The undoing of women by Catherine Clément( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Clément analyzes the plots of over thirty prominent operas--Otello and Siegfried to Madame Butterfly and The Magic Flute--through the lenses of feminism and literary theory to unveil the negative messages about women in stories familiar to every opera listener. --Publisher description
So vast the prison by Assia Djebar( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the plight of women in the Muslim world. The heroine is a musicologist in Algeria whose husband attempts to blind her for having an affair with a student. The author lives in exile
Poetics of relation by Édouard Glissant( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, French-Caribbean writer and philosopher Édouard Glissant turns the concrete particulars of Caribbean reality into a complex vision of a world in transformation. He sees the islands of the Antilles as enduring as "invalid" suffering imposed by history, yet also as a place whose unique interactions will one day produce an emerging global consensus. Arguing that the writer alone can tap the unconscious of a people and apprehend its multiform culture in order to provide forms of memory and intent capable of transcending "nonhistory," Glissant therefore defines his "poetics of relation"--Both aesthetic and political--as a transformative mode of history, capable of enunciating and making concrete a French-Caribbean reality with a self-defined past and future. In this book we come to see that relation in all its senses--telling, listening, connecting, and the parallel consciousness of self and surroundings--is the key to transforming mentalities and reshaping societies. The issues raised about identity as built in relation and not in isolation are central to current discussions not only of Caribbean creolization but of U.S. multiculturalism as well
The fourth century = Le quatrième siècle by Édouard Glissant( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Fourth Century tells of the quest by young Mathieu Be;luse to discover the lost history of his country, Martinique. Aware that the officially recorded version he learned in school omits and distorts, he turns to a quimboiseur named Papa Longoue;. This old man of the forest, a healer, seer, and storyteller, knows the oral tradition and its relation to the powers of the land and the forces of nature. He tells of the love-hate relationship between the Longoue; and Be;luse families, whose ancestors were brought as slaves to Martinique. Upon arrival, Longoue; immediately escaped and went to live in the hills as a maroon. Be;luse remained in slavery. The intense relationship that had formed between the two men in Africa continued and came to encompass the relations between their masters, or, in the case of Longoue;, his would-be master, and their descendants. The Fourth Century closes the gap between the families as Papa Longoue;, last of his line, conveys the history to Mathieu Be;luse, who becomes his heir.""--Publisher's description."
The governor's daughter = La fille du gobernator by Paule Constant( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl's education at the hands of convicts. She is Chretienne, daughter of the governor of a penal colony in French Guiana, who befriends several convicts, including a murderer. From them she receives a different perspective on life
The shadow of memory : [a novel] by Bernard Comment( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>The debut novel of Bernard Comment, acclaimed author and editor, now available in English for the first time, The Shadow of Memory brings a fairy-tale premise into the modern world, where information-and its loss-can be a matter of li</div>
White spirit by Paule Constant( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working with an import-export company, Victor boards a rickety boat called The Will of God and sails from France to Port-Banane, an outpost in an unnamed, contemporary African country. The banana plantation boss, is bringing along a beautiful, light-skinned black French prostitute, Lola. Victor, who's infatuated with Lola, is put in charge of the banana plantation's local store. Lola still aspires to whiteness, so Victor sells her a corrosive powder (the "White Spirit" of the title) that bleaches her skin. The remainder of the powder ends up in the hands of a fanatical African religious leader, who puts the substance to horrific use
Black salt : poems by Édouard Glissant( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trading secrets by Paule Constant( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a fiction that leads readers through fascinating chambers of life where autobiography is constantly reimagined. A darkly comic novel about four women aging less-than-gracefully, Trading Secrets takes us to an academic conference in Kansas where, in an encounter between Aurore, a French woman, and her American counterpart, Gloria, the differences between their two cultures become sharply apparent. The result is a bitingly funny portrait of painfully complex, psychologically damaged individuals, all of whom have been, in some sense, "colonized." The novel also offers an incisive picture of a French posture toward things American, from race relations to feminism to academia. The book is a mirror, both in how its characters reflect one another and in what it shows us of ourselves and our world."--Jacket
Sisters by Brigitte Lozerec'h( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overseer's cabin by Édouard Glissant( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one Martinican family whose legacy has all but been erased
Western : a novel by Christine Montalbetti( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of a mysterious cowboy, a stranger in town
The origin of man by Christine Montalbetti( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newly born woman by Hélène Cixous( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published in France as La jeune née in 1975, and now translated for the first time into English, The Newly Born Woman seeks to uncover the veiled structures of language and society that have situated women in the position called "woman's place." Through their readings of historical, literary, and psychoanalytic accounts, Hélène Cixous and Catherine Clément explore what is hidden and repressed in culture, revealing the unconscious of history. Their work is set within the context of American feminism in Sandra M. Gilbert's introduction, and translator, Betsy Wing's glossary provides the special vocabulary necessary for English-language readers."--
Look out for hydrophobia : stories by Betsy Wing( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against architecture : the writings of Georges Bataille by Denis Hollier( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays over de ideeën van de Franse cultuurfilosoof (1897-1962) waarin architectuur zich kenmerkt als een discipline met autoritaire kenmerken
In praise of the variant : a critical history of philology by Bernard Cerquiglini( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has long been a task of great scholars to establish definitive texts of major works. But why, Bernard Cerquiglini asks, must there be such a preference? Might such a preference distort the fundamental understanding of what texts are or could be?" "In this study, Bernard Cerquiglini examines the relation between philosophical studies and their texts, paying special attention to texts from the Middle Ages. He finds that the scientific reconstruction of texts is not only a recent historical phenomenon but also an anachronism that loses exactly what it seeks: a way of confronting a text in its own terms. In the medieval period, Cerquiglini observes, works were translated into French and transmitted in French copies that often varied greatly. For centuries such texts were valued, in part, precisely because each was in some manner unique. The variant was not necessarily a careless accident but a sign of precious individuality and a source of pleasure, even joy. To honor those texts, Cerquiglini prepared this engaging eulogy, In Praise of the Variant."--Jacket
The book of Promethea = Le livre de Promethea by Hélène Cixous( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de, zowel eenvoudige, als ook gecompliceerde liefde van de ene vrouw voor de andere
The fourth century Le quatrième siècle by Édouard Glissant( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Outwitting the Gestapo
Opera, or, The undoing of womenSo vast the prisonPoetics of relationThe fourth century = Le quatrième siècleThe governor's daughter = La fille du gobernatorWhite spiritBlack salt : poemsTrading secrets
Alternative Names
Wing, Elizabeth Nelson.

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