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Volk, Carol

Overview
Works: 27 works in 61 publications in 3 languages and 2,699 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Diaries  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: HT1521, 843
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carol Volk
October 45 : childhood memories of the war by Jean-Louis Besson( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author remebers his life as a boy in Nazi-occupied Paris
Ingratitude by Ying Chen( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The afterlife memoir of a Chinese woman, the daughter of immigrants, in which she accuses her domineering mother of ruining her life. "I am dying to see Mother suffer at the sight of my corpse," she writes. By a Chinese-Canadian author from Quebec, writing in French
The stranger next door : a novel (originally published as Les catilinaires) by Amélie Nothomb( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retired French couple move into an idyllic house, only to have the idyll ruined by long, daily visits from a boring doctor who is their neighbor. Eventually they throw him out and the man attempts suicide to make them feel guilty. A comedy of manners
Extremely loud : sound as a weapon by Juliette Volcler( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a long history of efforts by military and police forces to deploy sound against enemies, criminals, and citizens. During a 2004 battle in Fallujah, U.S. Marines bolted large speakers to the roofs of their Humvees, blasting AC/DC, Eminem, and Metallica songs. High-decibel, "nonlethal" sonic weapons have become the tools of choice for crowd control at political demonstrations. Volcler documents and interrogates this sinister threat to the "peace and quiet" that societies have traditionally craved
Childhood = Antan d'enfance by Patrick Chamoiseau( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Souvenirs d'enfance du Martiniquais Patrick Chamoiseau, lauréat du prix Goncourt 1992
Corruption by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a country where corruption is part of the culture, should a man go along, or should he resist? The novel tackles the question through the eyes of a civil servant in Morocco who refuses to accept bribes--despite being pressured by his wife and made fun of by colleagues--then succumbs, with unfortunate consequences. By the author of With Downcast Eyes
Wide awake : a novel by Robert Bober( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Coming of age in 1960s Paris, Bernard Appelbaum exists in the hazy shadow of the Holocaust and on the electric cusp of the French New Wave. We find the narrator of Wide awake as he wanders the city streets in search of signs of his father, who was deported by the Nazis in 1942. Bernard's chance encounter with a former acquaintance who has become filmmaker François Truffaut's assistant leads to a spot as an extra on the set of Jules and Jim--setting into motion a series of discoveries and lost memories that crack open a hidden past. On seeing Jules and Jim, Bernard's mother is moved to divulge the secrets of her own past as a Jewish-Polish immigrant to France, which curiously mirrors that of the film's heroine. When revelations about his mother's two loves lead Bernard on a fateful journey through Paris, to Germany, and then to Auschwitz itself, he must plumb haunting depths in order to recover his own identity."--Publisher's description
Night departure ; and, No place (case dismissed) by Emmanuel Bove( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two novels set during World War II. In the title novel, a French soldier organizes a successful escape from a German prisoner-of-war camp, killing two guards. In the second, No Place, the same soldier, now in occupied Paris, develops a fear of being picked up in a roundup and being shot for killing the guards. Fear turns to paranoia which leads to his doom
Post-impressionists by Guy Cogeval( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural misunderstandings : the French-American experience by Raymonde Carroll( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of young people in the West by Giovanni Levi( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of young people in the West ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The failure of political Islam by Olivier Roy( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For many Westerners, ours seems to be the era of the "Islamic threat," with radical Muslims everywhere on the rise and on the march, remaking societies and altering the landscape of contemporary politics. In a powerful corrective to this view, the French political philosopher Olivier Roy presents an entirely different verdict: political Islam is a failure. Even if Islamic fundamentalists take power in countries like Algeria, they will be unable to reshape economics and politics and, in the name of "Islamic universalism," will express no more than nationalism or an even narrower agenda. Despite all the rhetoric about an "Islamic way," an "Islamic economy," and an "Islamic state," the realities of the Muslim world remain essentially unchanged
Der Professor : Roman by Amélie Nothomb( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The broken dice, and other mathematical tales of chance by I Ekeland( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in French and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The craft of Zeus : myths of weaving and fabric by John Scheid( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Racism explained to my daughter by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains a dialogue born of a conversation between the author and his ten-year-old daughter in which she questioned him about the meaning and causes of racism; and includes personal essays from four additional writers and educators who are parents as well
Gods & vampires : return to Chipaya by Nathan Wachtel( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five centuries of French painting by Raoul Ergmann( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poussin - Watteau - Boucher - Chardin - Fragonard - Vigee-Lebrun (Le Brun) - David - Gericault - Ingres - Delacroix - Corot - Theodore Rousseau - Millet - Manet - Degas - Monet - Pissarro - Renoir - Gauguin - Cezanne - Redon - Henri Rousseau (Le Douanier Rousseau) - Seurat - Toulouse-Lautrec - Bonnard - Matisse - Rouault - Derain - Braque - Delaunay - Duchamp - Leger - Fautrier - de Stael - Balthus - Dubuffet - Portraits
The new ecological order by Luc Ferry( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is ecology in the process of becoming the object of our contemporary passions, in the same way that Fascism was in the 30s, or Communism under Stalin? In The New Ecological Order, Luc Ferry offers a penetrating critique of the ideological root of the "Deep Ecology" movement spreading throughout the United States, Germany, and France. Traditional ecological movements, or "democratic ecology," seek to protect the environment of human societies; they are pragmatic and reformist. But another movement has become the refuge both of nostalgic counterrevolutionaries and of leftist illusions. This is "deep ecology." Its followers go beyond practical critique of human greed and waste: they call into question the very possibility of human coexistence with nature. Ferry launches his critique by examining early European legal cases concerning the status and rights of animals, including a few notorious cases where animals were brought to trial, found guilty, and publicly hanged. He then demonstrates that German Romanticism embraced certain key ideas of the deep ecology movement concerning the protection of animals and the environment. Later adopted by the Nazis, many of these ideas point to a profoundly antihumanistic component of deep ecology that is compatible with totalitarianism. Ferry shows how deep ecology casts aside all the gains of human autonomy since the Enlightenment. Far from denying our "duty in relation to nature," The New Ecological Order offers a bracing caution - against the dangers of environmental claims and, more important, against the threat to democracy contained in the deep ecology doctrine when pushed to its extreme
 
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