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Asher, Linda

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Most widely held works by Linda Asher
Slowness by Milan Kundera( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of the most distinguished writers of modern times comes a libertine fantasy which is also a profound meditation on contemporary life. Ruminating on how the pleasures of slowness have disappeared in today's fast-paced, future-shocked world, Kundera explores the secret bond between slowness and memory and the connection between our era's desire to forget and the ways in which we have given ourselves over to the demon of speed
Ignorance by Milan Kundera( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man and woman enjoy a strange synchronicity when they meet upon returning to their homeland after two decades of exile and try to resume a relationship long in stasis
The festival of insignificance : a novel by Milan Kundera( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,234 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 )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on a woman who suffers from lack of male attention. On receiving letters from an anonymous admirer, she attributes them to various individuals and fantasizes romances with them
The universe, the gods, and men : ancient Greek myths by Jean-Pierre Vernant( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 751 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
Encounter by Milan Kundera( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milan Kundera's new collection of essays is a passionate defense of art in an era that, he argues, no longer values art or beauty. Art is what we possess in the face of evil and the darker side of human nature. With the same mix of emotion and idea that characterizes his novels, Kundera revisits the artists who remain important to him and whose works help us better understand the world we live in and what it means to be human. An astute reader of fiction, Kundera brings his extraordinary critical gifts to bear on the paintings of Francis Bacon, the music of Leoš Janáček, and the films of Federico Fellini, as well as the novels of Philip Roth, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Gabriel García Márquez, among others. He also seeks to restore to its rightful place the work of Anatole France and Curzio Malaparte, major writers who have fallen into obscurity. --From publisher description
A corner of the veil by Laurence Cossé( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 452 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 human comedy : selected stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 403 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"--
The case of Dr. Sachs by Martin Winckler( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 367 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
Maigret and the yellow dog by Georges Simenon( Book )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Jules Maigret investigates the murder of a prominent citizen of a little town on the coast of Brittany and, rather than make a quick arrest of a sad-eyed waitress who has seen too much, stays until justice is done
Memoirs of a Breton peasant by Jean-Marie Déguignet( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 278 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
Babylon by Yasmina Reza( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabeth is a woman whose curiosity and passion far exceed the borders of her quiet middle-class life. She befriends a neighbor, organizes a small dinner party. And then, quite suddenly, finds herself embarked with him on an adventure that is one part vaudeville and one part high tragedy. A quiet novel of manners turns into a police procedural thriller. Her motivations for risking everything she has are never transparent. In a world where matters of life and death are nearly always transported to a clinical setting, whether it be a hospital or a courtroom, here each character must confront them unassisted
The class by François Bégaudeau( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 173 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 curtain : an essay in seven parts by Milan Kundera( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 71 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 often, 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 festival of insignificance by Milan Kundera( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throwing light on more serious problems without pronouncing a single serious phrase, giving into the thrill of the contemporary world whilst avoiding any realism - that is 'The Festival of Insignificance'. It can be considered a synthesis of all Kundera's work. A strange synthesis. A strange epilogue. A strange laugh, inspired by our era which is comic because it has lost all sense of humour
Children of heaven by Christiane Rochefort( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theory of evolution that Charles Darwin put forth in the nineteenth century has been broadly confirmed and enriched by the discovery of genes and by advances in the life sciences, from paleontology to embryology. The idea developed in this book is to take account of that scientific fact. It offers a panorama of the world of the vertebrates, the zoological group we ourselves are part of. This kinship, which is obvious when we observe the deep structure of animals, helps us to comprehend the mechanisms of evolution and to grasp all its facets."--Jacket
La comédie humaine by Honoré de Balzac( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characters from every corner of society and all walks of life--lords and ladies, businessmen and military men, poor clerks, unforgiving moneylenders, aspiring politicians, artists, actresses, swindlers, misers, parasites, sexual adventurers, crackpots, and more--move through the pages of The Human Comedy, Balzac's multivolume magnum opus, an interlinked chronicle of modernity in all its splendor and squalor. The Human Comedy includes the great roomy novels that have exercised such a sway over Balzac's many literary inheritors, from Dostoyevsky and Henry James to Marcel Proust; it also contains an array of short fictions in which Balzac is at his most concentrated and forceful. Nine of these, all newly translated, appear in this volume, and together they provide an unequaled overview of a great writer's obsessions and art. Here are "The Duchesse de Langeais," "A Passion in the Desert," and "Sarrasine"; tales of madness, illicit passion, ill-gotten gains, and crime. What unifies them, Peter Brooks points out in his introduction, is an incomparable storyteller's fascination with the power of storytelling, while throughout we also detect what Proust so admired: the "mysterious circulation of blood and desire."
Encounter by Milan Kundera( )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milan Kundera's brilliant new collection of essays is a passionate defense of art in an era that, he argues, no longer values art or beauty. With the same dazzling mix of emotion and ideas that characterizes his bestselling novels, the internationally acclaimed author revisits the artists whose works help us better understand what it means to be human
The art of the novel by Milan Kundera( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel essays over de rol van de roman in de westerse werkelijkheidsbeleving
 
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IgnoranceIdentityThe universe, the gods, and men : ancient Greek mythsEncounterA corner of the veilThe case of Dr. SachsMaigret and the yellow dogMemoirs of a Breton peasant
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