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McLean, Polly

Overview
Works: 23 works in 78 publications in 1 language and 2,376 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Interviews  Biography  Psychological fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Novels  Graphic novels  Autobiographies  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PK6878.9.R34, 843.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Polly McLean
The patience stone : sang-e saboor by Atiq Rahimi( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Persian folklore, Syngue Sabour is the name of a magical black stone, a patience stone, which absorbs the plight of those who confide in it. It is believed that the day it explodes, after having received too much hardship and pain, will be the day of the Apocalypse. But here, the Syngue Sabour is not a stone but rather a man lying brain-dead with a bullet lodged in his neck. His wife is with him, sitting by his side. But she resents him for having sacrificed her to the war, for never being able to resist the call to arms, for wanting to be a hero, and in the end, after all was said and done, for being incapacitated in a small skirmish
Memory by Philippe Grimbert( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sickly French child invents a make-believe older brother, only to learn from a family friend that he did, in fact, have an older half-brother who was killed in a concentration camp during World War Two, a fact which leads to darker family secrets
A curse on Dostoevsky by Atiq Rahimi( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rassoul remembers reading Crime and Punishment as a student of Russian literature in Leningrad, so when, with axe in hand, he kills the wealthy old lady who prostitutes his beloved Sophia, he thinks twice before taking her money or killing the woman whose voice he hears from another room. He wishes only to expiate his crime and be rightfully punished. Out of principle, he gives himself up to the police. But his country, after years of civil war, has fallen into chaos. In Kabul there is only violence, absurdity, and deafness, and Rassoul's desperate attempt to be heard turns into a farce. This is a novel that not only flirts with literature but also ponders the roles of sin, guilt, and redemption in the Muslim world. At once a nostalgic ode to the magic of Persian tales and a satire on the dire reality of now, A Curse on Dostoevsky also portrays the resilience and wit of Afghani women, an aspect of his culture that Rahimi never forgets"--
The patience stone : [sang-e saboor] by Atiq Rahimi( Recording )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Persian folklore, Syngue Sabour is the name of a magical black stone, a patience stone, which absorbs the plight of those who confide in it. It is believed that the day it explodes, after having received too much hardship and pain, will be the day of the Apocalypse. But here, the Syngue Sabour is not a stone but rather a man lying brain-dead with a bullet lodged in his neck. His wife is with him, sitting by his side. But she resents him for having sacrificed her to the war, for never being able to resist the call to arms, for wanting to be a hero, and in the end, after all was said and done, for being incapacitated in a small skirmish
This is not the end of the book : a conversation by Jean-Claude Carrière( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The book is like the spoon: once invented, it cannot be bettered.' Umberto Eco These days it is almost impossible to get away from discussions of whether the 'book' will survive the digital revolution. Blogs, tweets and newspaper articles on the subject appear daily, many of them repetitive, most of them admitting they don't know what will happen
The rabbit house by Laura Alcoba( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laura is seven years old when her parents' political sympathies begin to draw the attention of the dictator's regime. Before long, her father is imprisoned and Laura and her mother are forced to leave their apartment in the capital of Buenos Aires to go into hiding in a small, rundown house on the outskirts. This is the 'rabbit house' where the resistance movement is building a secret printing press, and setting up a rabbit farm to conceal their underground activity. Intensely remembered and powerfully evoked, The Rabbit House is a compelling account of growing up under a dictatorship, depicting a world hedged in by secrecy and the dangers of discovery, where bonds of trust are forged and then violently betrayed."--BOOK JACKET
A taste of chlorine by Bastien Vivès( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage boy suffering from curvature of the spine begins swimming every week at the local pool, at the repeated request of his chiropractor. In the interior and echoing world of the swimming pool, surrounded by anonymous bodies and in between lengths, he becomes acquainted with a girl who agrees to give him pointers on his poor technique
Lobster by Guillaume Lecasble( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mandrake file : a novel by Cédric Bannel( )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Kabul ravaged by violence and corruption, Murder Squad boss Osama Kandar still believes in integrity, a code of honour, and loyalty to old friends. But the apparent suicide of a businessman called Wali Wadi changes everything. As Kandar's routine investigation starts to suggest murder, the Minister for Security attempts to foil his every move, motivating him even more to solve the alleged crime. Meanwhile, a Swiss-based secret organisation known as The Entity is doing everything in its power to terminate Kandar's investigation, even if it means putting an end to his life
Undressing Emmanuelle : a memoir by Sylvia Kristel( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The candid and heartbreakingly honest memoir of Sylvia Kristel, the cinema icon of the 1970s who played the lead role in the worldwide sensation erotic Emmanuelle films. 1974: After a year of wrangling with the censors, the erotic film, Emmanuelle, is a blockbuster sensation on release in France and a box office triumph around the world from Japan to the States. The image that adorned cinemas across the world was of an unknown 20 year old posing naked, innocent and vulnerable on a wicker chair. Overnight Sylvia Kristel was propelled into international superstardom (at the height of her fame she was invited to address the Brazilian parliament) and turned into an icon of sexual liberation. Sylvia Kristel was born of a dysfunctional family and an impossibly strict religious education. But having won the Miss TV Europe competition in 1973 she was driven by her own ambition to be an actress on the world stage and auditioned for the part of the innocent seductress in Emmanuelle. Through the phenomenal success of the three Emmanuelle films she starred in, she became the darling of Hollywood, as she seduced and was seduced by the rich and the beautiful of the golden age of cinema. But she found herself typecast as Emmanuelle and often played roles that capitalized upon that image, most notably starring in an adaptation of 'Lady Chatterly's Lover', and a nudity-filled biopic of World War I spy, Mata Hari, in which she played the title role. Almost inevitably she became the victim of her own innocence as it was Emmanuelle people wanted, not Sylvia. The price that she paid for her meteoric rise was an equally rapid descent into an excess of alcohol and drugs as her tempestuous family life threatened to fall apart all together. Naked, candid and heart-breakingly honest, 'Undressing Emmanuelle' tells the story of one of Europe's most celebrated cinema icons and the price she paid for her beauty and innocence
Three by Atiq Rahimi( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The patience stone is the tale of a woman caring for her brain-damaged husband, who was shot in the neck during a petty conflict. After years of living in a society of Islamic fundamentalism, she finds herself strangely liberated by her husband's condition. She tells him her innermost thoughts and secrets, many of them dark and deeply repressed, never knowing whether he's able to hear her or not
Sobibor by Jean Molla( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In France, a teenage girl struggles with the terminal illness of her grandmother, a disturbing secret in her family's past, and a painful secret of her own
Polina by Bastien Vivès( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a very young girl, Polina Oulinov is taken on as a special pupil by the famous ballet teacher Professor Bojinsky. He is very demanding and refuses to adapt his standards to the talents of his pupils, and Polina has to work hard and make great sacrifices in order to reach the level Bojinsky senses she has the talent for. When she graduates and is admitted to the official theatre school, she discovers that Bojinsky's view of ballet is only one of many and that she can't adapt to new rules, new visions. She flees Russia for Berlin, where she meets a group of drama students. Together they create a new form of theatre - and conquer the world
A legacy of missing pieces : the voices of black women of Boulder County by Polly McLean( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bahia blues by Yasmina Traboulsi( Book )

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

"On a vibrant square in Salvador, a small community, although impoverished, lives in harmony: Maria Aparecida, former carnival queen; Ivone, the beautiful, naive convent guardian who dreams of becoming an actress; Padre Denilson, full of compassion and understanding for his wretched parishioners; seven-year-old Sergio, who sells sweets and perfumed napkins to support his whole family; Ze and Manuel, two gay teenagers begging to survive. Despite the hardships they are force to endure, it is their deep-rooted sense of community and positive outlook which protects them from the violent chaos that rules Brazil's two major metropoles. Suddenly a stranger called, Gringa enters this small world, and everything starts to change: Maria has disappeared, one-eyed Tonio has stopped singing and Mama Lourdes foresees nothing but tragedy. One by one, the inhabitants of the Square, tired of their provincial existence and dazzled by the urban glamour portrayed on their favourite soap opera, depart for the cities of Rio and Sao Paulo. However, the-reality of life in the cities' favelas is a bitter disappointment - a tough game of survival guaranteed to harden even the most tender of hearts."--BOOK JACKET
Close up and personal : the private diaries of Catherine Deneuve by Catherine Deneuve( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Deneuve's portrayal of an icy, sexually adventurous housewife in Luis Buñuel's Belle de Jour established her as one of the most remarkable and compelling actresses of her generation. Forty years later, Deneuve is still widely regarded as one of the grandes dames of French cinema. Despite her international appeal, however, Deneuve has always chosen to avoid the glare of Hollywood and seldom allows the public into her private life. In these memoirs, Deneuve takes the reader behind the scenes of her life and career in this collection of seven previously unpublished diaries that she kept while filming abroad. She charts the shooting of films such as The April Fools (1968), co-starring Jack Lemmon; Tristana (1969), directed by Buñuel; Indochine (1991), shot in Vietnam; and Lars von Trier's acclaimed Dancer in the Dark (1999), co-starring Björk.--From publisher description
On the horizon: A case study of rural migration in the digital age by Erica Goodman( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural America is marked by distinct challenges, including a lack of economic, cultural and social opportunities. More and more, the discourse on how to address these issues has looked to expanding access to information communication technologies (ICTs). However the target for new technology--the young, educated population--is precisely the group documented as leaving America's small towns. This case study explores the migration decisions of young adults from Fort Ann, a rural community in upstate New York, and how these choices relate to ICT access and use. The knowledge gap hypothesis and digital divide theory outline the conceptualization of access, where Bourdieu's (1986) three forms of capital are used to understand individual relationships to ICTs and also to frame motivations for migration. Carr and Kefalas' (2009) study and the four migration categories they identify form the backbone of understanding brain drain and guide the development of interview questions. Through interviews with 20 young adults who grew up in Fort Ann and have chosen different migration paths, the connections between ICTs and migration emerge through the nature of underlying social capital resources. This study concludes with a look at the implications that these results may have for Fort Ann and for other rural communities in the United States
The National Endowment for Democracy: Theory, Context, and Practice by Albert Jesse Opraseuth( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis examines the history of the National Endowment for Democracy as well as its communications programs accessed via the Internet. Findings include the organization's function as a shadow organization executing the ideological and economic wills of the US government, the mismanagement of the organizations website and dubious narrative claims, and the visual representations of democracy utilized, or not utilized, by the organization in comparison to other media sources
Frontiersmen Are the "Real Men" in Trump's America: Hegemonic Masculinity at Work on U.S. Cable's Version of Blue-Collar Reality by Shannon Eileen Marie O'Sullivan( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theoretical perspectives from across the interdisciplinary terrains of critical race studies, gender studies, and media studies inform the analysis of the following series, which are some of the most popular and longest-running within this subgenre of reality television programming: Deadliest Catch, Ax Men, Ice Road Truckers, and Gold Rush. Through applying critical discourse analysis to selected episodes, I demonstrate through an intersectional framework how the interlocking systems of white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, settler-colonialism, and capitalism remain simultaneously obscured and ideologically justified via the hegemonic myth of rugged individualism and the related "frontier" ethos in U.S. culture
The way we see it: Massive resistance, southern myth, and media suppression by David James Wallace( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation explores the role and methods of media suppression during the period of southern "massive resistance" to desegregation. It places these attempts at media suppression within a broader context of segregationist- and state-supported public relations strategies founded on propagating key ideals concerning race relations and southern society. The dissertation argues that certain news coverage and opinion in northern and southern media outlets threatened the ideology and myths behind massive resistance, leading to segregationist backlash aimed at silencing criticism, dissent and public debate of both the civil rights issue as well as segregationist responses. It views the media as a battleground on which movement advocates and opponents clashed in struggles over ideology and how they each would be defined within the public sphere. Overall, the attacks against the northern media and moderate southern journalists demonstrate the pervasiveness of social control in the civil rights movement South. Segregationists understood the threat open public debate posed to their social system, and, as a result, desperately fought to prevent the free flow of information. From rural Mississippi weeklies to The New York Times, no voice of dissent was safe
 
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The patience stone : sang-e saboor
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MemoryThe patience stone : [sang-e saboor]This is not the end of the book : a conversationThe rabbit houseA taste of chlorineLobsterUndressing Emmanuelle : a memoirSobibor
Alternative Names
MacLean, Polly.

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