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Reza, Yasmina

Works: 195 works in 693 publications in 22 languages and 9,718 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biography  Comedy plays  Radio plays 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Contributor, Interviewee, Actor, Director, Adapter, Author of dialog, Other, Translator, Film editor
Classifications: PQ2678.E955, 842.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yasmina Reza
Carnage by Roman Polanski( Visual )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, the evening becomes quite chaotic as the parents become increasingly childish
Happy are the happy by Yasmina Reza( Book )

43 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This citation of Borges resonates with every character in Yasmina Reza's novel, except that they are never so lucky. In fact, what happens to them is the exact opposite of what they crave. The twenty short chapters that make up this unusual book deal with both marital and extramarital vicissitudes, the elusiveness of intimacy, the fear of loneliness, and the desire to be loved or at least understood just once in our lives. The mixing of tones--cruelty and despair competing with humor and fantasy--and the quality of the monologues--taut and highly original--adds to the novel's virtuosity. This is without a doubt Reza's most accomplished work
The god of carnage by Yasmina Reza( Book )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What happens when two sets of parents meet up do deal with the unruly behavior of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime? Boys will be boys, but adults are usually worse-- much worse."--Page 4 of cover
Desolation : [a novel] by Yasmina Reza( Book )

67 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old man reflecting upon his life, marriages, friendships, love affairs, and the enragingly separate existence of his spoiled and lost only son
Dawn, dusk or night : a year with Nicolas Sarkozy by Yasmina Reza( Book )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unorthodox (and candid and witty) portrait of a man in his quest for ultimate power. In 2006, Yasmina Reza, the most celebrated playwright in France, asked Nicolas Sarkozy a simple question: Would he allow her to spend the next year with him and his team as he campaigned for the French presidency? His response was an unqualified yes. To the alarm of his advisers, and the consternation of many of her friends, who feared she was making a pact with the devil, she picked up her notebook and her pencil, and off she went. She was not simply an observer of Sarkozy's rise to power. Rather, hers is the account of a brilliant woman of letters dancing in orbit with the most powerful man in France. Their casual exchanges, her remarkable insights, their phenomenal experience exist as a play of words and glances, framed as scenes from a headlong drama.--From publisher description
Adam Haberberg by Yasmina Reza( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her second novel, the acclaimed author of "Desolation" paints a bitingly funny, lethally wise portrait of a hapless nonhero's big adventure--a story that revels in the tragicomedy of one man's mid-life crisis
'Art' by Yasmina Reza( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serge has bought a modern painting for a large sum of money. Marc hates it and cannot believe that a friend of his could possibly want such a work. Yvan attempts, unsuccessfully, to placate both sides. If your friendship is based on tacit mutual agreement, what happens when one person does something completely different and unexpected? The question is: Are you who you think you are or are you who your friends think you are?
The unexpected man by Yasmina Reza( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in French and English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A train compartment. A man and a woman. In a series of dazzling internal monologues, the man, a novelist, muses on his latest work, contemplates the futility of writing, and considers his life in terms of his friends, his daughter, her lover, and the workings of Ex-Lax on his digestive system. The woman thinks about her life, her loves, and her friendships in the full knowledge that the man she is facing is the novelist she admires and would love to speak to, and whose latest work she has tucked in her handbag. Christopher Hampton's elegant translation of Yasmina Reza's sharp, witty and sexy play explores the "nostalgia for what might happen".--From publisher description
Dans la luge d'Arthur Schopenhauer by Yasmina Reza( Book )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quatre personnages prennent tour à tour la parole : un professeur de philosophie, la cinquantaine, spécialiste de Spinoza et disciple d'Althusser ; son épouse qui est épuisée moralement et qui est tentée par une liaison avec l'un de leurs amis ; cet ami et la psychiatre que consulte le couple
Une pièce espagnole by Yasmina Reza( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and German and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Les acteurs sont des lâches. Les acteurs n'ont pas de courage. Moi le premier. Les qualités humaines habituelles dans le monde normal sont contraires au bien de l'acteur. "
Babylone : roman by Yasmina Reza( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tout le monde riait. Les Manoscrivi riaient. C'est l'image d'eux qui est restée. Jean-Lino, en chemise parme, avec ses nouvelles lunettes jaunes semi-rondes, debout derrière le canapé, empourpré par le champagne ou par l'excitation d'être en société, toutes dents exposées. Lydie, assise en dessous, jupe déployée de part et d'autre, visage penché vers la gauche et riant aux éclats. Riant sans doute du dernier rire de sa vie. Un rire que je scrute à l'infini. Un rire sans malice, sans coquetterie, que j'entends encore résonner avec son fond bêta, un rire que rien ne menace, qui ne devine rien, ne sait rien. Nous ne sommes pas prévenus de l'irrémédiable"
Life x 3 by Yasmina Reza( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two couples who meet over dinner are given a second and third chance to revisit their differences and end on a different note The play received its British premiere at the Royal National Theatre in London in December 2000
Art by Yasmina Reza( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Serge buys an expensive painting that consists of a large white canvas covered with white diagonal lines, he and his friends Marc and Yvan argue the merits of the painting in a heated discussion which eventually degenerates into personal attacks about past failures
Nulle part by Yasmina Reza( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in French and Spanish and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Y. Reza livre ici une sorte d'autobiographie à la fois éclatée et recentrée sur l'ancrage généalogique, parents-enfants, et composée de quatre moments : les enfants, l'amie, sa propre enfance et les parents. Les textes, des arrêts sur image, des anecdotes, des instantanés, se chevauchent, se font écho, s'opposent ou se complètent et créent une sorte de constellation littéraire
Comment vous racontez la partie by Yasmina Reza( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La traversée de l'hiver by Yasmina Reza( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in French and English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bella figura by Yasmina Reza( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in German and French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bella Figura" wurde von Yasmina Reza für das Ensemble der Schaubühne geschrieben und am 16. Mai 2015 in Berlin an der Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz uraufgeführt. In der Inszenierung von Thomas Ostermeier spielten Nina Hoss, Mark Waschke, Stephanie Eidt, Renato Schuch und Lore Stefanek
Théatre : L'homme du hasard. Conversations après un enterrement. La traversée de l'hiver. "Art". by Yasmina Reza( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le pique-nique de Lulu Kreutz : un film de Didier Martiny by Yasmina Reza( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in French and German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hammerklavier by Yasmina Reza( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The god of carnage
Alternative Names
Reza Iasmina 1959-....

Reza, Yasmina 1960?

Yasmina Reza aktorka i pisarka francuska

Yasmina Reza auteur dramatique

Yasmina Reza drammaturga, scrittrice e attrice francese

Yasmina Reza Frans actrice

Yasmina Reza französische Schriftstellerin, Regisseurin und Schauspielerin

Yasmina Reza French actor and writer

Yasmina Reza French author, director, actor

Yasmina Reza skrivagnerez gallek

Реза, Ясмина

יסמינה רזה

יסמינה רזה שחקנית צרפתייה

ياسمينا رزا

ياسمينا رزا، 1959-

ياسمينا رضا

یاسمینا رضا

یاسمینا رێزا

레자, 야스미나 1959-

야스미나 레자

ヤスミナ・レザ 劇作家、小説家、脚本家、映画監督、女優


Desolation : [a novel]Dawn, dusk or night : a year with Nicolas SarkozyAdam Haberberg'Art'The unexpected manDans la luge d'Arthur SchopenhauerLife x 3Art