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Messud, Claire 1966-

Works: 29 works in 234 publications in 17 languages and 12,733 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Political fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3563.E8134, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Claire Messud
Most widely held works by Claire Messud
The emperor's children by Claire Messud( Book )

72 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 3,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three friends on the verge of their thirties--beautiful, sophisticated Marina Thwaite; Danielle, a quiet TV producer; and Julius, a freelance writer--make their way through New York City, until Marina's idealistic cousin, Bootie, arrives to complicate their lives
The last life by Claire Messud( Book )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 7 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about French colonists in Algeria and their difficult adjustment to France after Algerian independence. It is narrated by a girl whose grandfather buys a hotel on the Riviera and forgetting he is no longer in the colonies goes to jail for shooting at rowdy teenagers by a pool
The emperor's children by Claire Messud( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends at Brown University, Marina, Danielle, and Julius are still looking to make their marks as they approach their 30s. Marina lives with her celebrated parents on the Upper West Side while trying to complete her book. TV producer Danielle's success is due to the puff pieces she churns out. Freelance critic Julius can barely make ends meet. Into this mix comes Bootie, Marina's college droupout cousin, who is just the catalyst the three friends need to start making siginificant changes in their lives
David Golder ; The ball ; Snow in autumn ; The Courilof affair by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of novels by the Russian-born author of Suite Française," who died in Auschwitz in 1942, features David Golder," a parable about greed and loneliness, as well as three novels available in English for the first time
The woman upstairs by Claire Messud( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora Eldridge, a 37-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who long ago abandoned her ambition to be a successful artist, has become the 'woman upstairs', a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then into her classroom walks Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale. When Reza is attacked by schoolyard bullies who call him a terrorist, Nora is drawn into the complex world of the Shahid family
The hunters : two short novels by Claire Messud( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The widely acclaimed author of "The Last Life" offers two extraordinary short novels about isolation: "A Simple Tale", about a Ukrainian woman relocated as a displaced person to Canada, and "The Hunters", following a London scholar who becomes obsessed by the neighbors downstairs
When the world was steady by Claire Messud( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged Australian divorcee, whose guiding philosophy is that we make our own happiness, discovers that luck is equally important when she runs into bums who ruin her holiday on Bali
Alice Neel : drawings and watercolors 1927-1978 by Alice Neel( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Philadelphia in 1900, Alice Neel trained at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and carved out a career as an artist in New York, often in difficult circumstances. Neel's dedication to the unfashionable art of portrait painting and social realism and this during the decades of abstract expressionism, pop art and minimalism ensured that her work remained permanently out of kilter with avant-garde artistic developments. Neel's posthumous success is intimately connected to her profound social conscience and idiosyncratic choice of sitters. After her death in 1984, critical interest in Neel's work further intensified and led to a series of landmark exhibitions in Europe. Drawn from the artists estate, the exhibition and catalogue include paintings from all periods of Neel's career, together with a selection of drawings
Two serious ladies by Jane Bowles( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Christina Goering, eccentric and adventurous, and Frieda Copperfield, anxious but enterprising, are two serious ladies who want to live outside of themselves. Old friends, each will take a surprising path in search of salvation: during a visit to Panama, Mrs. Copperfield abandons her husband, finding solace in a relationship with a teenage prostitute; while Miss Goering, a wealthy spinster, pursues sainthood via sordid encounters with the basest of men. At the end the two women meet again, each radically altered by her experience"--Provided by publisher
The use of man by Aleksandar Tišma( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aleksandar Tisma's The Use of Man is an unsparing and unequaled reckoning with the destruction of human life, self, and being in war, a book about a particular time and place, World War II and the Balkans, but nonetheless for all times. Set on the banks in the multiethnic town of Novi Sad on the Yugoslavian border with Hungary, the novel tracks the intertwined lives of a group of young people, high-school classmates, accustomed to studying and dancing and flirting and gossiping with one another. Then war breaks out, changing everything. Vera, of German background and half Jewish, is sent to a concentration camp; her cousin Sep becomes a Nazi; her boyfriend Milinko, a Serb, joins the resistance. Another friend, Svedoje, triumphs over the mayhem by becoming a killer, pure and simple. And when Vera returns after the war to what remains of the place called home she finds that survival, too, has its dead ends. Tisma is one of the master writers of the twentieth century, a companion to Vasily Grossman, Curzio Malaparte, and Laszlo Krasznahorkai. Writing about the savagery that erupts in war but also about the persistent terror that underlies peace, Tisma, more than any of his peers, speaks directly to the unspeakable cruelty of life. He does so, however, with a composure, with a respect for the singularity of human character and existence, and with bleak beauty that makes his work not only unignorable but essential. The scrupulous archaeologist of the destroyed soul, he restores its fragments to our contemplation with such art and care that we cannot turn aside"--
The professor's history by Claire Messud( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Messud's The woman upstairs by Claire Messud( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times best-selling author of the literary page-turner The Emperor's Children discusses her richly drawn new novel with Meghan O'Rourke (The Long Goodbye). Her latest release is a riveting compulsively readable confession of a 37-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Mass, drawn into the complex world of her new neighbors -- a Lebanese scholar and professor of Ethical History, his glamourous Italian artist wife and their son -- who move in and change her life in ways she never expected. With a reading from the novel by Patricia Kalember (Don't Dress for Dinner)
La donna del martedì : romanzo by Claire Messud( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Peretz : paintings by Anne Peretz( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exit strategies by Aleksandar Hemon( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by Claire Messud( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sista livet : roman by Claire Messud( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A király gyermekei : [regény] by Claire Messud( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Hungarian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The emperor's children
Alternative Names
Claire Messud American writer

Claire Messud Amerikaans schrijfster

Claire Messud US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

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The last lifeThe emperor's childrenDavid Golder ; The ball ; Snow in autumn ; The Courilof affairThe hunters : two short novelsWhen the world was steadyThe professor's history