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Asher, Linda

Overview
Works: 34 works in 161 publications in 4 languages and 9,092 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Time-travel fiction  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories, French  Biography  Short stories  Fictional autobiographies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other
Classifications: PQ2671.U47, 809.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linda Asher
Slowness by Milan Kundera( Book )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,834 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
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,172 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 universe, the gods, and men : ancient Greek myths by Jean-Pierre Vernant( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 754 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 725 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 472 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 )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 389 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, andit'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 372 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 )

16 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 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born to landless farmers in Brittany in 1834, the young Déguignet was sent out several times a week to beg for the family's food. After spending some of his adolescent years as a cowherd and a domestic speaking only Breton, he left the provinces as a soldier, avid for knowledge of the vast world. He taught himself Latin, then French, then Italian and Spanish; he read history, philosophy, politics, and literature. He was sent to fight in the Crimean war, he served as attendant at Emperor Napoleon III's coronation, he supported Italy's liberation struggle, and was deployed to defend the ill-fated puppet emperor Maximilian in Mexico. After his return home Déguignet worked as a farmer and tobacconist, falling back into dire poverty
The class by François Bégaudeau( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 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 by Milan Kundera( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 73 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 68 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
Encounter by Milan Kundera( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 22 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 )

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 )

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

Testaments betrayed : an essay in nine parts by Milan Kundera( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negen essays over literatuur (de roman), muziek en filosofie
Evolution by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 5 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."--BOOK JACKET
 
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IdentityThe universe, the gods, and men : ancient Greek mythsEncounterA corner of the veilThe case of Dr. SachsMaigret and the yellow dogMemoirs of a Breton peasantThe class