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Messud, Claire 1966-

Overview
Works: 34 works in 326 publications in 17 languages and 14,912 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  History  Romance fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Political fiction  Juvenile works  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 )

85 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 15 languages and held by 3,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The Emperor's Children is a richly drawn, brilliantly observed novel of fate and fortune - about the intersections in the lives of three friends, now on the cusp of their thirties, making their way--and not-- in New York City. In this tour de force, the celebrated author Claire Messud brings to life a city, a generation, and the way we live in this moment
The woman upstairs : a novel by Claire Messud( Book )

54 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal
The burning girl : a novel by Claire Messud( Book )

19 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship
The last life by Claire Messud( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,124 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( )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 966 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 significant changes in their lives. Bestseller. 2006
David Golder ; The ball ; Snow in autumn ; The Courilof affair by Irène Némirovsky( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 843 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 hunters : two short novels by Claire Messud( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 795 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 )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 617 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
The burning girl : a novel by Claire Messud( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship
Alice Neel : drawings and watercolors 1927-1978 by Alice Neel( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two serious ladies by Jane Bowles( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 85 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 )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 69 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"--
Une histoire simple ; (suivi de) Les chasseurs : deux romans by Claire Messud( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regroupe deux courts romans : le premier, qui donne son titre au volume, relate l'influence subtile qu'exerce une vieille bonne sur sa vieille patronne ; le second, "Les chasseurs", voit le narrateur, venu étudier à Londres, regarder les marionnettes qui s'agitent derrière les fenêtres, jusqu'au jour où l'une d'entre elles va malgré lui entrer dans sa vie
When the world was steady : a novel by Claire Messud( Recording )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life isn't all Emmy and Virginia Simpson anticipated. When Emmy's marriage to an Australian man ends, she flees her home in Sydney to "find herself" on the island of Bali-only to become embroiled with a crew of international misfits and smugglers. Her prim and pious sister, Virginia, meanwhile, has never wandered far outside of London. Struggling to find meaning, she follows her aging mother's advice to vacation on the Isle of Skye. On these two islands halfway around the world, the middle-aged sisters confront the costs of self-knowledge and their destinies with unexpected consequences
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: The woman upstairs by Claire Messud( )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known for her deft ability to conjure the lives and mores of radically different characters, Claire Messud is "a writer of near-miraculous perfection" (New York Times). Her books include When the World Was Steady, The Hunters, and The Last Life -- all New York Times Notable Books of the Year -- and The Emperor's Children, a cutting portrait of life among Manhattan's junior intelligentsia that was long-listed for the Booker Prize. A PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, she is the recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe fellowships, as well as the Straus Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In her new book, a consistent friend and tidy neighbor is transformed by desire for a world beyond her own
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 )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be it a wrong turn, a bad relationship, a debilitating illness or a war, every action creates a reaction, every move is followed by another move. How do we get out of what we've gotten ourselves into? How do we deal with what's been thrust upon us? Granta 118 zooms in close on the phenomenon of the exit strategy
 
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The emperor's children
Alternative Names
Claire Messud American writer

Claire Messud Amerikaans schrijfster

Claire Messud escritora estadounidense

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 steadyUne histoire simple ; (suivi de) Les chasseurs : deux romansThe professor's history