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Asher, Linda

Works: 36 works in 139 publications in 2 languages and 8,988 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Short stories, French  Fictional autobiographies  Biography  Pictorial works  History  Essays 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PQ2164, 843.73
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Linda Asher
The festival of insignificance : a novel by Milan Kundera( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An enchanting new novel from one of the most distinguished writers of our time, an altogether serious comedy that is the synthesis and culmination of his oeuvre"--
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the new novel from the best-selling author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The universe, the gods, and men : ancient Greek myths by Jean-Pierre Vernant( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this enchanting retelling of Greek myth, Jean-Pierre Vernant combines his deep knowledge of the subject with an original storytelling style. Beginning with the creation of Earth out of Chaos, Vernant continues with the castration of Uranus, the war between the Titans and the Olympic gods, the wily ruses of Prometheus and Zeus, and the creation of Pandora, the first woman. His narrative takes readers from the Trojan War to the voyage of Odysseus, from the story of Dionysus to the terrible destiny of Oedipus to Perseus's confrontation with the Gorgons." "Jean-Pierre Vernant has devoted himself to the study of Greek mythology. In recounting these tales, he unravels for us their multiple meanings and brings to life the beloved figures of legend whose narratives lie at the origin of our civilization. With remarkable psychological acuity, Vernant presents a picture of the world as the Greeks understood it. The relationship between the human and the divine - realms that have always been intimately connected - and their place within a world of potent natural forces are evoked effortlessly in a narrative that retains the magical quality of myth and reads with the compelling momentum of a good novel."--Jacket
A corner of the veil by Laurence Cossé( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery by a French priest that God exists throws the world in turmoil. If everyone starts believing and behaving well, what need for priests and policemen? Church and State unite to hush up the discovery so as to keep their jobs
The case of Dr. Sachs by Martin Winckler( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this bestseller from France, a good doctor, trying to lead a worthwhile existence, is the object of affection for young woman for whom he performed an abortion, yet he does not believe in dating patients
Droll stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We think of Honore Balzac as the author of long and fully upholstered novels, stitched together into the magnificent visionary document called The Human Comedy. Yet along with the full-length fiction within The Human Comedy stand many shorter works, and it's here that we get some of his most daring explorations of crime, sexuality, and artistic creation. As Marcel Proust noted, it is in these tales that we detect, under the surface, the mysterious circulation of blood and desire. All are newly translated by three outstanding translators who restore the freshness of Balzac's vivid and highly colored prose"--
Memoirs of a Breton peasant by Jean-Marie Déguignet( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the tale, his freethinking, almost anarchic views put him ahead of his time, and often (sadly, for him) out of step with his fellows." "Memoirs of a Breton Peasant is drawn from Déguignet's voluminous notebooks, written from 1897 to 1904, recently discovered in a grandniece's cupboard in Brittany."--Jacket
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chantal begins to receive letters from a secret admirer that, after a while, begin to affect the relationship she has with her younger lover Jean-Marc
The class by François Bégaudeau( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Prix France Culture/Télérama prize, The Class explores timely issues of race, class, identity, colonial history, immigration, and education, "suspend[ing] judgment and liberat[ing] the raw words of kids in a deconsecrated classroom" (Le Monde). The novel's eponymous film version, directed by Laurent Cantet, starring author Bégaudeau as himself, won the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
The festival of insignificance : a novel by Milan Kundera( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Paris today, the novel follows four friends who run into each other in the Luxembourg Gardens, attend parties, and conduct a long-running exchange on sex, desire, history, art, and even the meaning of human existence. As in all novels by this literary master, The Festival of Insignificance contains both fiction and a critical commentary on contemporary reality. Alain, one of the friends, is fascinated by the exposed belly buttons of passing women--the latest fashion--and takes navel-gazing to imaginative, erotic heights. Another, who has just been told that he does not have cancer, tells a friend that his case is terminal. Kundera moves effortlessly from a ferocious parody of Stalinism to playful ridicule of our own times. Neither the Stalinist period nor our own knows how to take a joke, or even how to recognize one. Kundera pokes fun at our sense of self-importance, and one of the friends, Ramon, proposes that we rejoice in the freedom of recognizing our own insignificance. What a liberating thought!
The curtain : an essay in seven parts by Milan Kundera( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this essay, Kundera sketches out his personal view of the history and value of the novel in Western civilization. Too ofte, he suggests, a novel is thought about only within the confines of the language and nation of its origin, when in fact the novel's development has always occurred across borders"--Inside cover
The art of the novel by Milan Kundera( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel essays over de rol van de roman in de westerse werkelijkheidsbeleving
Les nuits de Paris; or, The nocturnal spectator; a selection by Restif de La Bretonne( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camonica Valley; a depiction of village life in the Alps from neolithic times to the birth of Christ, as revealed by thousands of newly found rock carvings by Emmanuel Anati( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unprecedented in its approach, the number and diversity of the species presented, and the quality of the photographs, Evolution is the book on how we came to be what we are. Spectacular, mysterious, elegant, or grotesque, the skeletons of the vertebrates that inhabit the earth today carry within them the imprint of an evolutionary process that has lasted several billion years. This book is the result of a dual approach, scientific as well as aesthetic, rigorous yet accessible. Each chapter is made up of a short text that illuminates one theme of the evolutionary processrepetition, adaptation
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English (66)

French (1)

The universe, the gods, and men : ancient Greek mythsA corner of the veilThe case of Dr. SachsMemoirs of a Breton peasantIdentityThe classThe curtain : an essay in seven partsThe art of the novelEvolution