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Asher, Linda

Overview
Works: 43 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 11,108 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Time-travel fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Novels  Short stories, French  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PQ2671.U47, 843.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linda Asher
Slowness by Milan Kundera( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,368 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 )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned 20 years earlier when they chose to become exiles. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history?
The festival of insignificance : a novel by Milan Kundera( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,230 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"--
The art of the novel by Milan Kundera( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel essays over de rol van de roman in de westerse werkelijkheidsbeleving
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,128 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 734 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 )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 707 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
Felled oaks : conversation with De Gaulle by André Malraux( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breed vraaggesprek met de Franse generaal De Gaulle (1890-1970) kort na zijn aftreden als president van Frankrijk (1969)
A corner of the veil by Laurence Cossé( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 446 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 405 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 371 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 359 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 292 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 )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 257 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 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of the author's time teaching French language and literature in a racially and lingustically mixed middle school in Paris
The festival of insignificance by Milan Kundera( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 78 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 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
Children of heaven by Christiane Rochefort( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 45 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
La comédie humaine by Honoré de Balzac( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 44 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."
 
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Slowness
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IgnoranceThe art of the novelIdentityThe universe, the gods, and men : ancient Greek mythsEncounterA corner of the veilThe case of Dr. SachsMaigret and the yellow dog
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