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Reza, Yasmina

Works: 257 works in 1,212 publications in 24 languages and 14,028 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biography  Comedy plays  Humorous fiction  Novels  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Contributor, Interviewee, Actor, Director, Creator, Adapter, Author of dialog, Other, Translator, Film editor
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 )

122 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 1,486 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?
Carnage by Roman Polanski( Visual )

38 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,234 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 )

71 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,193 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 )

65 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,168 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 )

71 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 874 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
Dawn, dusk or night : a year with Nicolas Sarkozy by Yasmina Reza( Book )

34 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 801 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
Babylon by Yasmina Reza( Book )

40 editions published between 2016 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elisabeth is a woman whose curiosity and passion far exceed the borders of her quiet middle-class life. She befriends a neighbor, organizes a small dinner party. And then, quite suddenly, finds herself embarked with him on an adventure that is one part vaudeville and one part high tragedy. A quiet novel of manners turns into a police procedural thriller. Her motivations for risking everything she has are never transparent. In a world where matters of life and death are nearly always transported to a clinical setting, whether it be a hospital or a courtroom, here each character must confront them unassisted
Life x 3 by Yasmina Reza( Book )

46 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 647 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 )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 594 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 )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 530 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 )

43 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 486 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 )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 385 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 )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 248 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
Nulle part by Yasmina Reza( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in French and Spanish and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" Où est l'enfance ? Des jours écoulés et vécus, il devrait de temps en temps jaillir une image lumineuse, une fulgurante réminiscence. Mais rien ne surgit. Rien ne triomphe du désir d'oubli. " []
Une pièce espagnole by Yasmina Reza( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and German and held by 177 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. "
Théatre by Yasmina Reza( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in French and Undetermined and held by 172 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
Art by Yasmina Reza( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 170 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
Comment vous racontez la partie by Yasmina Reza( Book )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personnages: 2 femmes, 2 hommes
Bella figura by Yasmina Reza( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personnages : 3 femmes, 2 hommes
La traversée de l'hiver by Yasmina Reza( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in French and English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.51 (from 0.01 for The plays ... to 0.91 for Zur Litera ...)

The god of carnageDesolation : [a novel]Dawn, dusk or night : a year with Nicolas SarkozyLife x 3Adam HaberbergThe unexpected manHammerklavierConversations after a burial
Alternative Names
Reza, Iasmina

Reza Iasmina 1959-....

Režā, Jasmīna, 1959-

Reza, Yasmina 1960?

Yasmina Reza

Yasmina Reza aktorka i pisarka francuska

Yasmina Reza auteur dramatique

Yasmina Reza drammaturga, scrittrice e attrice francese

Yasmina Reza escritora e actriz francesa

Yasmina Reza Frans actrice

Yasmina Reza französische Schriftstellerin, Regisseurin, Schauspielerin und Fidgetspinner Profi

Yasmina Reza französische Schriftstellerin, Regisseurin und Schauspielerin

Yasmina Reza French actor and writer

Yasmina Reza French author, director, actor

Yasmina Reza skrivagnerez gallek

Реза, Ясмин, 1959-

Реза, Ясмина

Реза, Ясмина, 1959-

Ясміна Рэза

יסמינה רזה

יסמינה רזה שחקנית צרפתייה

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