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Volk, Carol

Works: 33 works in 83 publications in 4 languages and 2,549 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives‡vFrench  Diaries  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: E183.8.F8, 303.48273044
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carol Volk
October 45 : childhood memories of the war by Jean-Louis Besson( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author remembers his life as a boy in Nazi-occupied Paris
Ingratitude by Ying Chen( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 369 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 )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 340 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 )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 316 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 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Souvenirs d'enfance du Martiniquais Patrick Chamoiseau, lauréat du prix Goncourt 1992
Corruption by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 286 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 )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 209 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 145 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 )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work we are introduced to a world in which 112 artists from 16 countries were active in the century after 1860, particularly in France. It deals with individual artists and with successive schools -- Pointillism, Pont-Aven, Nabis, Symbolists, Realists, Expressionists. The author tells the story of how Sensation, Challenge, and Disorientation in the arts reflected violent changes in society and culture in the entire period of Post-Impressionism. At a time when many of its members expressed themselves as suffocating in the mediocre climate of their surroundings, Post-Impressionism released complex, fresh, and vital energies in the arts. Whistler affirmed that "complete artistic freedom clearly went above and beyond the conventions of craft." Cézanne carried forward the exuberant romanticism of Delacroix by depicting fierce aspects of nature that transcended the forms of the leading Impressionists and led to cubism and other experiments of Picasso. Gauguin chose to emphasize basic forms and colors of a savage non-western civilization free from conventions imposed by the Impressionists in order to define his world, thus leading to the Fauves. Van Gogh, as a portraitist, landscapist, and still life painter, created a powerful French Expressionism whose immediate influence has been world-wide. Hypnotizingly disciplined, the achievement of Seurat was a neo-impressionism in the form of Pointillism, an art more precise and structural than the narrative tendency of the Impressionists. With few set theories and rare direct use of models, Toulouse-Lautrec recorded his own individual life-style, largely through the human figure, giving personal freedom of color and composition sensitive and Expressionist lines. Together, these artists and their contemporaries helped prepare the way for increased use of novelty in color and imaginative combination of realism and abstraction, leading to the formulation of rather permissive aesthetic values, which are so prevalent today. -- Inside jacket flaps
Cultural misunderstandings : the French-American experience by Raymonde Carroll( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The failure of political Islam by Olivier Roy( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 17 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
A history of young people in the west by Giovanni Levi( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Professor : Roman by Amélie Nothomb( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of young people in the West( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The broken dice, and other mathematical tales of chance by Ivar Ekeland( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemplating the randomness of nature, Ekeland extends his consideration of the catastrophe theory of the universe begun in Mathematics and the Unexpected, drawing upon rich literary sources and current topics in math and physics such as chaos theory, information theory, and particle physics. Line drawings
Jože Plečnik, architect, 1872-1957 by Joze Plecnik( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gods & vampires : return to Chipaya by Nathan Wachtel( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in 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 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revealing Antiquity, a series edited by Glen Bowersock for Harvard University Press, is winning a distinctive niche for itself in the world of classical studies...The series as a whole has set...high standards for provocative and beautifully produced books, which deploy stimulating and complex material, the product of both innovative methodological insight, and a flair for refocusing on the previously marginalized. What is more, each is intelligently framed to make its arguments accessible to a wide audience and to interests outside classics...The Craft of Zeus is similarly an attractively and thoughtfully produced volume, with a distinctive methodological concern and an eye for the misplaced margin and the surprising connection...[The authors] aim not at an exhaustive coverage of the language, images and tales of weaving, but at a more essayistic approach that sets out to exemplify not merely the pervasiveness of the idea of weaving in classical culture but also a particular sense of what might be meant by a myth of weaving...In sum, the somewhat surprising coupling of the vast solidity of Scheid's work on the Arval Brethren with the more mercurial leptotes of Svenbro produces a stimulating brief set of interconnected essays, whose general frame encourages a deeper awareness of the normative depth of every use of the vocabulary, imagery or tales of weaving and fabrics. -- Simon Goldhill Bryn Mawr Classical Review This subtle and thought-provoking book examines the network of associations which, Scheid and Svenbro believe, surrounded the process of weaving and the idea of fabric in antiquity...I found this a stimulating and illuminating book, written in a mercifully clear and accessible style, very well translated into English by Carol Volk. -- Richard Whitaker Scholia Reviews: Natal Studies in Classical Antiquity This lively and well-written work,...because of its wide range of illustrative evidence, should find a large audience among classicists and anyone interested in social custom and etymology and is recommended to teachers and graduate students. -- Leona Ascher Classical World [An] elegant exploration...This is a constantly challenging and entertaining little book...[It] sheds new light on old texts and explores important areas of ancient mentalities in ways which enliven and stimulate. -- Nick Fisher Times Literary Supplement"
The new ecological order by Luc Ferry( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 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
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October 45 : childhood memories of the war
IngratitudeThe stranger next door : a novel (originally published as Les catilinaires)Childhood = Antan d'enfanceCorruptionWide awake : a novelNight departure ; and, No place (case dismissed)Cultural misunderstandings : the French-American experienceThe failure of political Islam