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Le Clézio, J.-M. G. (Jean-Marie Gustave) 1940-

Overview
Works: 355 works in 1,815 publications in 33 languages and 33,594 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Adapter, Translator, Librettist, Interviewee, Other, Singer
Classifications: PQ2672.E25, 843.914
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Desert by J Le Clzio( Book )

83 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The international bestseller, by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2008, available here for the first time in English translation. Hailed by the Swedish Academy as Le Clezio's "definitive breakthrough as a novelist", "Desert" is an epic novel that spans the twentieth century and ranges across two continents, from the North African desert to the streets of Marseilles
Le procès-verbal by J Le Clzio( Book )

80 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A solitary young man, Adam Pollo, perhaps the first man, perhaps the last, has a remarkable interior adventure
The Mexican dream, or, The interrupted thought of Amerindian civilizations by J Le Clzio( Book )

43 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Not one dream but many unfold in J.M.G. Le Clezio's conjuring of the consciousness of Mexico, a powerful evocation of the imaginings that made and unmade an ancient culture. "What motivated me," Le Clezio has said, "was a sort of dream about what has disappeared and what could have been." A widely respected French novelist who for many years has studied pre-Columbian Mexico, Le Clezio imagined how the thought of early Indian civilizations might have evolved if not for the interruption of European conquest." "In an unprecedented way, his book takes us into the dream that was the religion of the Aztecs, which in its own apocalyptic visions anticipated the coming of the Spanish conquerors. Here the dream of the conquistadores rises before us, too, the glimmering idea of gold drawing Europe into the Mexican dream. Against the religion and thought of the Aztecs and the Tarascans and the Europeans in Mexico, Le Clezio also shows us those of the "barbarians" of the north, the nomadic Indians beyond the pale of the Aztec frontier." "Finally, Le Clezio's book is a dream of the present, a meditation on what in Amerindian civilizations - in their language, in their way of telling tales, of wanting to survive their own destruction - moved the poet, playwright, and actor Antonin Artaud and motivates Le Clezio in this book. The author's deep identification with pre-Columbian cultures, whose faith told them the wheel of time would bring their gods and their beliefs back to them, finds fitting expression in this extraordinary book, which brings the dream around."--Jacket
Wandering star : a novel by J Le Clzio( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 10 languages and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While both Esther and Nejma want peace, each has a different experience during the founding of Israel; Esther is a Jewish girl who participtes in the founding, and Nejma is a Palestinian who becomes a refugee
Onitsha by J Le Clzio( Book )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on white colonialism in Africa through the eyes of Fintan, a 12-year-old boy who joins his parents in Nigeria. He meets an African boy his age and participates in the world of the Africans, contrasting it with the world of the whites
War by J Le Clzio( Book )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War - in the mind of the fragile Bea B., in the infinite icy landscape she journeys through, in Vietnam, in 10,000 years of human history. The war of the title is not merely a war of arms but a generalised state of violence permeating every atom of Le Clézio's creation. Bea B. searches for clues for the origin of the evil. Under her searching gaze the most everyday objects - advertisements, cars, light bulbs - reveal extraordinary dimensions, as the earth trembles on the brink of cataclysmic explosion
Le déluge; [roman by J Le Clzio( Book )

38 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une femme tente d'expliquer, en deux récits, les raisons de son suicide et constate que le langage l'a "bien trompée"
Terra amata by J Le Clzio( Book )

51 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quatre étapes sur le chemin de la vie de Chancelade, marqué par un mot de sa grand-mère qui lui avait dit, alors âgée de quatre-vingts ans : "La vie est si courte." D'où la volonté de Chancelade de vivre intensément, de ne pas perdre une seconde, et d'être sans cesse au niveau de cette rumeur de la vie et de ce qui pourrait l'être
La fièvre by J Le Clzio( Book )

55 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of flights; an adventure story by J Le Clzio( Book )

36 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritournelle de la faim : roman by J Le Clzio( Book )

41 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1931, Paris accueille l'Exposition coloniale. Ethel, 10 ans, s'y promène en compagnie de son grand-oncle Samuel Soliman. Celui-ci porte un regard d'autant plus critique sur ce qu'il voit que lui-même vient de l'île Maurice. Cependant, découvrant le pavillon de l'Inde, il décide de l'acquérir pour le faire construire sur son terrain. Il l'appellera la Maison mauve
Diego et Frida by J Le Clzio( Book )

70 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diego y Frida cuenta la historia de una pareja fuera de lo común. La historia de su encuentro, el pasado grávido de Diego y la experiencia de dolor y de soledad de Frida. La fe de ambos en la revolución y su encuentro con Trotski y Breton. El papel, en fin, de ambos en la renovación del mundo del arte"--Forro
La quarantaine by J Le Clzio( Book )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Que reste-t-il des émotions, des rêves, des désirs quand tout disparaît? L'homme d'Aden, l'empoisonneur de Harrar sont-ils les mêmes que l'adolescent furieux qui poussa une nuit la porte du café de la rue Madame, son regard sombre passant sur un enfant de neuf ans qui était mon grand-père? Je marche dans toutes ces rues, j'entends le bruit de mes talons qui résonne dans la nuit, rue Victor-Cousin, rue Serpente, place Maubert, dans les rues de la Contrescarpe. Celui que je cherche n'a plus de nom. Il est moins qu'une ombre, moins qu'une trace, moins qu'un fantôme. Il est en moi comme une vibration, comme un désir, un élan de l'imagination, un rebond du cœur, pour mieux m'envoler. D'ailleurs je prends demain l'avion pour l'autre bout du monde. L'autre extrémité du temps."--Back cover
Mondo & other stories = Mondo et autres histoires by J Le Clzio( Book )

48 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunting and beautiful, these stories speak to a universal longing for a life beyond the confines and trappings of modern existence. In each tale it is a child who can see and appreciate these places filled with wonder and knowledge. Mondo is a little boy whose connection to the beauty in everything unites a seaside town. Little Cross perturbs the order of things with her question: "What is blue?" Daniel flees his stifling school and absent parents for the sea. All these children, like the wise billy goat in the collection's final story, understand "so many things, not the things you find in books that men like to talk about but silent, strong things, things full of beauty and mystery." And in the end, so do we
Poisson d'or : roman by J Le Clzio( Book )

42 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Laila, una niña marroquí, es raptada de su aldea en las montañas y vendida a los seis años a Lalla Asma, una anciana que la instruye. Cuando, ocho años después, muere la anciana, Laila huye y se refugia en un fondac, en realidad una casa de 'princesas' que hacen las delicias de los hombres. Atemorizada, huye a París con Huriya, una de las 'princesas'. En esa gran metrópoli, que la fascina aunque la condena a la más absoluta marginalidad, encontrará en la literatura su tabla de salvacion, pero será la música lo que la devuelva a sus raíces."--Page 4 of cover
Printemps et autres saisons : nouvelles by J Le Clzio( Book )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinq portraits de femmes nostalgiques de leur enfance, cinq nouvelles dépaysantes et mélancoliques
Voyages de l'autre côté by J Le Clzio( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les géants by J Le Clzio( Book )

37 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om det moderne bysamfunds plager, isr supermarkedet
L'Extase matérielle by J Le Clzio( Book )

35 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai discursif, à l'opposé de tout système, composé de méditations écrites en toute tranquilité, destinées à remuer plutôt qu'à rassurer
Ourania : roman by J Le Clzio( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een geograaf ontdekt in Mexico twee ogenschijnlijk volmaakte gemeenschappen: een groep onafhankelijke intellectuelen en een gemeenschap hippies met eigen regels en een eigen taal
 
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Desert
Alternative Names
Clzio, J. Le

Clzio, Jemia Le

Le Clzio, Jemia

ル・クレジオ, ジェミア

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Le procès-verbalThe Mexican dream, or, The interrupted thought of Amerindian civilizationsWandering star : a novelOnitshaWarLe déluge; [romanTerra amataLa fièvre