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Goldstein, Ann 1949-

Overview
Works: 124 works in 523 publications in 1 language and 26,208 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Autobiographies  Biography  Bildungsromans  Travel writing  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ4866.E6345, 853.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ann Goldstein
Those who leave and those who stay by Elena Ferrante( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the publication of My Brilliant Friend, the first of the Neapolitan novels, Elena Ferrante's fame as one of our most compelling, insightful, and stylish contemporary authors has grown enormously. She has gained admirers among authors--Jhumpa Lahiri, Elizabeth Strout, Claire Messud, to name a few--and critics--James Wood, John Freeman, Eugenia Williamson, for example. But her most resounding success has undoubtedly been with readers, who have discovered in Ferrante a writer who speaks with great power and beauty of the mysteries of belonging, human relationships, love, family, and friendship. In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts of her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of mystery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Yet they are still very much bound to see each other by a strong, unbreakable bond
My brilliant friend by Elena Ferrante( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: A modern masterpiece from one of Italy's most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante' s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila
The story of a new name by Elena Ferrante( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The second book, following last year's My Brilliant Friend, featuring the two friends Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. The two young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times, and drives them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the cruel price that this passage exacts
The story of the lost child by Elena Ferrante( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 1,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Here is the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila. In this book, both are adults; life's great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women's friendship, examined in its every detail over the course of four books, remains the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up-a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Yet somehow this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief. For Lila is unstoppable, unmanageable, unforgettable
In other words by Jhumpa Lahiri( Book )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A series of reflections on the author's experiences learning a new language and living abroad, in a dual-language edition"--
The days of abandonment by Elena Ferrante( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once an aspiring writer, Olga traded literary ambition for marriage and motherhood; when Mario dumps her after 15 years, she is utterly unprepared. Though she tells herself that she is a competent woman, nothing like the poverella (poor abandoned wife) that mothers whispered about in her childhood, Olga falls completely apart. Routine chores overwhelm her; she neglects her appearance and forgets her manners; she throws herself at the older musician downstairs; she sees the poverella's ghost. After months of self-pity, anger, doubt, fury, desperation and near madness, her acknowledgments of weaknesses in the marriage feel as earned as they are unsurprising
A tranquil star : unpublished stories by Primo Levi( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen classic short works include pieces written between 1949 and 1986 and feature such protagonists as a captured partisan fighter, a middle-aged chemist, and a lustful older man
Mozart's sister : a novel by Rita Charbonnier( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a fictional portrait of the life of Maria Anna Mozart, the older sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and a musical prodigy in her own right, who was forced by their father to put aside her talent and become a piano teacher to support his ambitious plans for her brother
The lost daughter by Elena Ferrante( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Leda's daughters leave home to be with their father, she decides to take a trip to a small coastal town in Italy, but soon after she arrives memories from her unsettled past come back to haunt her
Frantumaglia : a writer's journey by Elena Ferrante( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elena Ferrante is one of the greatest novelists of our time. Read her novels and don't worry about who she is: you will be entranced by her writing. Frantumaglia is a riveting compilation, over the course of her writing career, of Elena Ferrante's letters to her publisher, interviews with editors and journalists, and responses to readers' questions. For fans of Ferrante, and for fans of writing, this is essential reading. Her comments have the ring of truth and the power of wisdom. This is a woman who not only knows her own mind, she can see deep into ours, too
Voices of Italian America : a history of early Italian American literature with a critical anthology by Martino Marazzi( )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their personal stories testify to a wider collective novel focused around the myth and the dream of "making America." Through their pages and their critical presentation, the reader is brought to discover the literary dignity of this production, clearly linked to the popular roots of nineteenth-century Italian culture, but at the same time confronted with the traumas and the different realities of a new society. The main themes are voiced - immigration, labor conditions, family ties, the lure and snares of the big city, its multiethnicity."--Jacket
An Iliad by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy through the voices of twenty-one Homeric characters in the narrative idiom of our modern imagination"--Page 2 of cover
In other words by Jhumpa Lahiri( Recording )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jhumpa Lahiri decides to move to Rome with her family, for 'a trial by fire, a sort of baptism' into a new language and world. There, she begins to read, and to write, initially in her journal, solely in Italian. Lahiri investigates the process of learning to express oneself in another language, and describes the journey of a writer seeking a new voice
Reconsidering the object of art : 1965-1975 by Ann Goldstein( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconsidering the Object of Art examines a generally underexposed (and therefore often misunderstood) period in contemporary art and highlights artists whose practices have inspired much of the most significant art being produced today. It illustrates and discusses many crucial, ground-breaking works that have not been seen within their proper historical context, if they have been individually seen at all. By 1969 such artists as Michael Asher, John Baldessari, Marcel Broodthaers, Dan Graham, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner and others had begun to create works using a variety of media that sought to reevaluate certain fundamental premises about the formal, material, and contextual definitions of art. This first comprehensive overview of Conceptual art in English documents the work of fifty-five artists, work that marked a significant rupture with traditional forms and concepts of painting, sculpture, photography, and film. Also included are essays that elucidate the significant aesthetic issues that gave rise, in both America and Europe, to the highly individual, but related, modes of Conceptual art. Lucy Lippard (art historian) writes on the broader sociopolitical milieu in which this work was made; Stephen Melville (Professor of Art History, Ohio State University) probes the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of Conceptual art; and Jeff Wall (artist) discusses the relationship between Conceptual art and photography. Anne Rorimer and Ann Goldstein (curators of the exhibition the book accompanies) respectively take up the role of language in this work, and discuss each of the artists. -- Amazon.com
The beach at night by Elena Ferrante( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doll is left on the beach by a little girl who is preoccupied with her new kitten. The doll has to survive all sorts of tests and misadventures during the night but when a new day dawns, she sees things much more clearly
The complete works of Primo Levi by Primo Levi( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the works for sixteen years, The Complete Works of Primo Levi is the most ambitious literary translation of the twenty-first century. Primo Levi, the Italian-born chemist once described by Philip Roth as that "quicksilver little woodland creature enlivened by the forest's astute intelligence," has largely been considered a heroic figure in the annals of twentieth-century literature for If This Is a Man, his haunting account of Auschwitz. Yet Levi's body of work extends considerably beyond his experience as a survivor. Now, the transformation of Levi from Holocaust memoirist to one of the twentieth century's greatest writers culminates in this magisterial publication of The Complete Works of Primo Levi, which, twenty-eight years after his premature death in Turin, finally collects all of Levi's fourteen books--memoirs, essays, poetry, and fiction--into three slip-cased volumes, along with new translations, one revised by the original translator, and an introduction by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. The appearance of this historic publication will occasion a major reappraisal of "one of the most valuable writers of our time" (Alfred Kazin)"--
Without blood by Alessandro Baricco( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the acclaimed international bestseller "Silk" comes an unforgettable tale of the cruelty of war, a little girl's shattered world, and her lifelong quest for revenge and healing
Clash of civilizations over an elevator in Piazza Vittorio by Amara Lakhous( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small culturally mixed community living in an apartment building in the centre of Rome is thrown into disarray when one of the neighbours is murdered. An investigation ensues & as each of the victim's neighbours is questioned, the reader is offered an all-access pass into the most colorful neighbourhood in contemporary Rome
The story of a new name by Elena Ferrante( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story of a New Name follows Elena Ferrante's critically acclaimed My Brilliant Friend, featuring Lila and Elena. The two protagonists are now in their twenties, and marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila. Meanwhile, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. These young women share a complex and evolving bond that brings them close at times while driving them apart at others. Each vacillates between hurtful disregard and profound love for the other. With this complicated and meticulously portrayed friendship at the center of their emotional lives, the two girls mature into women, paying the sometimes cruel price that this passage exacts
My brilliant friend : childhood, adolescence by Elena Ferrante( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila
 
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A tranquil star : unpublished stories
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A tranquil star : unpublished storiesMozart's sister : a novelThe lost daughterVoices of Italian America : a history of early Italian American literature with a critical anthologyAn IliadReconsidering the object of art : 1965-1975Without bloodClash of civilizations over an elevator in Piazza Vittorio
Alternative Names
Ann Goldstein Amerikaans vertaalster

Ann Goldstein traductora estadounidense

Ann Goldstein traductora estauxunidense

Ann Goldstein traductrice américaine

Энн Гольдштейн

آن غولدستاين مترجمة أمريكية

アン・ゴールドスタイン

Languages
English (205)