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Reza, Yasmina

Works: 184 works in 808 publications in 20 languages and 11,761 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Biography  Radio plays  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Interviewee, Creator, Actor, Contributor, Adapter, Author of dialog, Director, Film editor, Other, Translator
Classifications: PQ2678.E955, 842.914
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Most widely held works about Yasmina Reza
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Most widely held works by Yasmina Reza
'Art' by Yasmina Reza( Book )

98 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yasmina Reza's dazzling comedy received the Moliere Award for best play, best production and best author and ran for 18 months at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees, Paris, from October 1994
Carnage by Roman Polanski( Visual )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,175 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
The god of carnage by Yasmina Reza( Book )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 955 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."--P. [4] of cover
Happy are the happy by Yasmina Reza( Book )

42 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 945 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
Dawn, dusk or night : a year with Nicolas Sarkozy by Yasmina Reza( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 840 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
Desolation : [a novel] by Yasmina Reza( Book )

58 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a novel at once eccentric, dark and achingly funny - an old man reflects upon his life, his marriage, friendships, love affairs, and the enragingly separate existence of his spoiled, and lost, only son
Life x 3 by Yasmina Reza( Book )

40 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 587 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
Adam Haberberg by Yasmina Reza( Book )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 577 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
The unexpected man by Yasmina Reza( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 491 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
Hammerklavier by Yasmina Reza( Book )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of forty-four autobiographical sketches and fictional vignettes of the narrator's memories and fantasies of people, meditations on music, timelessness, and the nature of writing itself
Conversations after a burial by Yasmina Reza( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yasmina Reza is internationally famous for her recent play the multi-award winning Art. Conversations After a Burial is her first play and won her the Moliere Award for best author in 1987
Dans la luge d'Arthur Schopenhauer by Yasmina Reza( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 213 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 161 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. "
Nulle part by Yasmina Reza( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and Spanish and held by 154 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
Art by Yasmina Reza( Recording )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 142 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
Théatre by Yasmina Reza( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois pièces créées entre 1987 et 1994. "Conversations après enterrement" évoque les retrouvailles d'une famille entre tristesse et sourir, nostalgie et dispute
Comment vous racontez la partie by Yasmina Reza( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in French and English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théatre : L'homme du hasard. Conversations après un enterrement. La traversée de l'hiver. "Art". by Yasmina Reza( Book )

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

Picknick mit Lulu Kreutz : Drehbuch by Yasmina Reza( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in French and German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.50 (from 0.01 for The plays ... to 0.94 for Picknick m ...)

Alternative Names
Reza Iasmina 1959-....

Reza, Yasmina 1960?

Yasmina Reza aktorka i pisarka francuska

Yasmina Reza drammaturga, scrittrice e attrice francese

Yasmina Reza franzsische Schriftstellerin, Regisseurin und Schauspielerin

Yasmina Reza French author, director, actor

Реза, Ясмина

יסמינה רזה

ياسمينا رزا

یاسمینا رضا

یاسمینا رێزا

야스미나 레자

The god of carnageDawn, dusk or night : a year with Nicolas SarkozyDesolation : [a novel]Life x 3Adam HaberbergThe unexpected manHammerklavierConversations after a burial