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Mandell, Charlotte

Works: 51 works in 207 publications in 1 language and 9,810 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Thrillers (Fiction)  Biographies  Philosophical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PQ2705.N273, 843.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Charlotte Mandell
The kindly ones : a novel by Jonathan Littell( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional memoir of Dr. Max Aue, a former Nazi officer who survived the war and has reinvented himself, many years later, as a middle-class entrepreneur and family man in northern France. Max is an intellectual steeped in philosophy, literature, and classical music. He is also a cold-blooded assassin and the consummate bureaucrat. Through the eyes of this cultivated yet monstrous man, we experience the horrors of the Second World War and the Nazi genocide of the Jews in graphic, disturbingly precise detail from the dark and disturbing point of view of the executioner rather than the victim. During the period from June 1941 through April 1945, Max is posted to Poland, the Ukraine, and the Caucasus; he is present at the Battle of Stalingrad, at Auschwitz and Cracow; he visits occupied Paris and lives through the chaos of the final days of the Nazi regime in Berlin. Although Max is a totally imagined character, his world is peopled by real historical figures, such as Eichmann, Himmler, Goring, Speer, Heydrich, Hoss, and Hitler himself
Listen : a history of our ears by Peter Szendy( )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreword : Ascoltando / by Jean-Luc Nancy -- Prelude and address -- Listening -- Author's rights, listener's rights (journal of our ancestors) -- Writing our listenings : arrangement, translation, criticism -- Our instruments for listening before the law (second journal) -- Listening (to listening) : the construction of the modern ear -- Epilogue : plastic listening
Listening by Jean-Luc Nancy( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lyrical meditation on listening, this book examines sound in relation to the human body. It also explores the mystery of music & its effects on the listener
Jean Cocteau : a life by Claude Arnaud( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unevenly respected, easily hated, almost always suspected of being inferior to his reputation, Jean Cocteau has often been thought of as a jack-of-all-trades, master of none. In this landmark biography, Claude Arnaud thoroughly contests this characterization, as he celebrates Cocteau's "fragile genius--a combination almost unlivable in art" but in his case so fertile. Arnaud narrates the life of this legendary French novelist, poet, playwright, director, filmmaker, and designer who, as a young man, pretended to be a sort of a god, but who died as a humble and exhausted craftsman. His moving and compassionate account examines the nature of Cocteau's chameleon-like genius, his romantic attachments, his controversial politics, and his intimate involvement with many of the century's leading artistic lights, including Picasso, Proust, Hemingway, Stravinsky, and Tennessee Williams. Already published to great critical acclaim in France, Arnaud's penetrating and deeply researched work reveals a uniquely gifted artist while offering a magnificent cultural history of the twentieth century
Altruism : the power of compassion to change yourself and the world by Matthieu Ricard( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of the international bestseller Happiness makes a passionate case for altruism-- and why we need it now more than ever"--
Compass by Mathias Énard( Book )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life: his ongoing fascination with the Middle East and his numerous travels to Istanbul, Aleppo, Damascus, and Tehran, as well as the various writers, artists, musicians, academics, orientalists, and explorers who populate this vast dreamscape. At the center of these memories is his elusive, unrequited love, Sarah, a fiercely intelligent French scholar caught in the intricate tension between Europe and the Middle East."
Glory and terror : seven deaths under the French Revolution by Antoine de Baecque( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fully engaging our fascination with the macabre, Glory and Terror illustrates how certain corpses became highly charged political symbols during the course of the French Revolution. Arguing that the key moments of the Revolution were "dialogues with the dead," this study dramatically evokes the passions inflamed by seven famous corpses. Antoine de Baecque takes a look at the very public death of the great orator and libertine, Mirabeau; describes the pageantry of the procession carrying Voltaire's body to the Pantheon; and investigates the sexually-charged myths surrounding the murder of Marie Antoinette's intimate friend, the Princesse de Lamballe. He recreates the tense and awe-inspiring spectacle of Louis XVI's execution, and examines the agonizing final hours of the defeated and disfigured Robespierre."--Jacket
Sherlock Holmes was wrong : reopening the case of the Hound of the Baskervilles by Pierre Bayard( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his brilliant reinvestigation of the classic case of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Pierre Bayard uses the last thoughts of the murder victim as his key to unravel the mystery, leading the reader to the astonishing conclusion that Holmes-and, in fact, Arthur Conan Doyle-got things all wrong. Part intellectual entertainment, part love letter to crime novels, and part crime novel in itself, Sherlock Holmes Was Wrong turns one of our most beloved stories delightfully on its head
Zone by Mathias Énard( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Mirkovic, a French Intelligence Services agent for fifteen years, is travelling first class on the train from Milan to Rome. Handcuffed to the luggage rack above him is a briefcase containing a wealth of information about the war criminals, terrorists and arms dealers of the Zone - the Mediterranean region, from Barcelona to Beirut, from Algiers to Trieste, which has become his speciality - to sell to the Vatican. Exhausted by alcohol and amphetamines, he revisits the violent history of the Zone and his own participation in that violence, beginning as a mercenary fighting for a far-rig
Street of thieves by Mathias Énard( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise for Mathias Énard; Also by Mathias Énard; Copyright; STREET OF THIEVES; Contents; I. Straits; II. Barzakh; III. The Street of Thieves; Anout the Author; About the Translator; About the Publisher
Tombeau of Ibn Arabi ; and, White traverses by Abdelwahab Meddeb( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abdelwahab Meddeb's 'White Traverses' is a poetic memoir of growing up in Tunisia which contrasts the country's Islamic and European influences. 'Tombeau of Ibn Arabi' is a series of prose poems that draws their inspiration from Ibn Arabi, and from Dante, who learned a poetry of sensual love from Arabi
The book to come by Maurice Blanchot( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le secret de la littérature, la littérature comme exigence et comme sens et sa voie à venir se trouvent au centre de ces recherches. Avec un savoir passionné et anxieux, il nous est parlé de Proust, d'Artaud, de Broch, de Musil, de Henry James, de Samuel Beckett, de Mallarmé, de plusieurs autres et même de celui qui sera, un jour, le dernier écrivain. Mais peut-être, plus que des auteurs et des livres, est-il question ici du mouvement d'où viennent tous les livres et qui détient, d'une manière encore cachée, l'avenir de la communication et la communication comme avenir
Tell them of battles, kings & elephants by Mathias Enard( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1506, Michelangelo -- young but already renowned sculptor -- is invited by the Sultan of Constantinople to design a bridge over the Golden Horn. The sultan has offered, alongside an enormous payment, the promise of immortality, since Leonardo da Vinci's design had been rejected: "You will surpass him in glory if you accept, for you will succeed where he has failed, and you will give the world a monument without equal." Michelangelo, after some hesitation, flees Rome and an irritated Pope Julius II -- whose commission he leaves unfinished -- and arrives in Constantinople for this truly epic project. Once there, he explores the beauty and wonder of the Ottoman Empire, sketching and describing his impressions along the way, and becomes immersed in cloak-and-dagger palace intrigues as he struggles to create what could be his greatest architectural masterwork. Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants -- constructed from real historical fragments -- is a story about why stories are told, why bridges are built, and how seemingly unmatched pieces, seen from the opposite sides of civilization, can mirror one another"--
On poetry and politics by Jean Paulhan( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an editor and writer of fiction, Jean Paulhan was an influential figure in 20th-century French literature. This book deals with another aspect of his oeuvre, collecting together his major essays on literature, art, rhetoric and language
A voice from elsewhere by Maurice Blanchot( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fata Morgana books by Jonathan Littell( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After the astonishing success of his Prix Goncourt-winning debut novel, The kindly ones, Jonathan Littell returns with four strange volumes he published with the small but hugely influential Montpellier publisher Fata Morgana revolving around sex, love, and memory."--Page 4 of cover
The Lemoine affair by Marcel Proust( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lemoine Affair was inspired by the real-life French scandal involving Henri Lemoine, who claimed he could manufacture diamonds from coal and convinced numerous people--including officers of the De Beers diamond mine company and Proust himself--to invest in the scheme. In a series of pastiches--imitations written in the style of other writers--Proust tells the story of the embarrassment rippling across high society Paris in the wake of the scandal, poking fun at himself (in one story, a character declares that Marcel Proust is so embarrassed he's suicidal) while lampooning some of France's greatest writers, including Flaubert, Balzac, and Saint-Simon. -- Publisher's description
The kindly ones : a novel by Jonathan Littell( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this powerful fictional memoir, a former Nazi official, now reinvented as a middle-class family man in northern France, tells the story of his life and times, promising that the story he has to tell is one that will implicate the reader as well as the teller. Maximilien Aue graduates with a law degree just after the Nazis come to power and begins a new life in the security branch of the SS. Through him we experience the horrors of the Second World War and the Holocaust in vivid detail from the dark and disturbing point of view of the executioner rather than the victim ..."--Container
The little girl and the cigarette by Benoît Duteurtre( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about the chaos that results when there's a rule for everything. In the over-legislated world of this black comedy, a death-row inmate becomes a darling of the media - and the tobacco conglomerates - after he demands his right to a final cigarette in a smoke-free prison
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The kindly ones : a novel
Listen : a history of our earsListeningGlory and terror : seven deaths under the French RevolutionSherlock Holmes was wrong : reopening the case of the Hound of the BaskervillesZoneTombeau of Ibn Arabi ; and, White traversesThe book to comeOn poetry and politics
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Charlotte Mandell Literary translator from French

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