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Schwartz, Ros

Works: 89 works in 218 publications in 1 language and 6,493 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Autobiographies  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Domestic fiction  Religious fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: HV9841, 365.45092
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Most widely held works by Ros Schwartz
Holy ignorance : when religion and culture part ways by Olivier Roy( )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olivier Roy, one of the world's most distinguished analysts of political Islam, finds in the modern disconnection between faith communities and sociocultural identities a fertile space for fundamentalism to grow. Instead of freeing the world from religion, secularization has encouraged a kind of holy ignorance to take root, an anti-intellectualism that promises immediate access to the sacred and positions itself in direct opposition to contemporary pagan culture. The secularization of society was supposed to free people from religion, yet individuals are converting en masse to such fundamentalist faiths as Protestant evangelicalism, Islamic Salafism, and Haredi Judaism. These religions either reconnect adherents to their culture through casual referents, like halal fast food, or "deculturate" through "purification" rituals, such as speaking in tongues, which allows believers to utter a language entirely their own. Instead of a return to traditional religious worship, Roy argues we are witnessing the individualization of faith and the disassociation of faith communities from ethnic and national identities. This has placed culturally integrated religions, such as Catholicism and eastern orthodox Christianity, on the defensive, and presents new challenges to state and society. Roy explores the options available to powers that hope to integrate or control these groups, and he considers whether marginalization or homogenization will further divide believers from their culture
The people in the photo by Hélène Gestern( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parisian archivist Hélène knows very little about her mother, Nathalie, who died when she was four. In the hope of learning more, she places a newspaper advert calling for information on Nathalie and two unknown men pictured with her at a tennis tournament in 1971. Against the odds, she receives a response from Stéphane, a Swiss biologist: his father is one of the people in the photo. More letters, and more photos, pass between them, in an attempt to unearth the truth their parents kept from them. But as they piece together events from the past, will they discover more than they can a
Iran and the bomb : the abdication of international responsibility by Thérèse Delpech( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Iranian regime is in the middle of a dangerous nuclear poker game with the West. Drawing on her inside knowledge and experience, Thérèse Delpech provides a hard-hitting analysis of Iran's intentions and its ability to beguile the international community, often with the aid of China and Russia, two countries eager to benefit from Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons. Delpech is one of the world's leading authorities on international nuclear security, and in this book, she dissects Iran's program in minute detail. Delpech begins with a history of Iran's nuclear project-which was launched with the help of several Western countries-from the 1970s to today. She examines the reasons behind Iran's renewed interest in nuclear power during its war with Iraq, and the national pride, exemplified by Mahmoud Amadinejad's bellicose rhetoric, that prevents the country from bowing to the dictates of the international community. Then she dissects the strategy of the various actors in this new global crisis: Iran, the commonly termed EU "3" (United Kingdom, France, and Germany), the United States, Russia, China, and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Delpech follows with an analysis of the feasibility, practicality, and political viability of such possible solutions as dismantling by force, supervised third party reprocessing, referral to the United Nations' Security Council, and Iranian appeasement. In conclusion, Delpech unravels the tangled regional and international dimensions of the crisis, detailing the enormous impact of Iran's game on the Persian Gulf, Turkey, the political and military movements of Israel, America's presence in Iraq and the wider Middle East, and the future of the much-weakened Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."--Publisher's description
Theo's odyssey by Catherine Clément( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unconventional Frenchwoman takes her nephew who is suffering from leukemia on a round-the-world trip, opening his eyes to new cultures and religions. In New York, Theo is given a lesson in the Protestant faith
Stolen lives : twenty years in a desert jail by Malika Oufkir( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Malika Oufkir and her heart-rending account of resilience in the face of extreme deprivation, of the courage and even humor with which her family faced their tormented fate
The reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Guylain Vignolles leads a dull and solitary life. He hates his job and his only company at home is a goldfish. Every morning he takes the 6.27 to his tedious job at a book pulping factory. He hates his boss and his assistant but he finds companionship with the factory's guard, an eccentric aficionado of classical literature. On the train each morning on the way to work, Guylain reads aloud to his fellow commuters the disparate pages that he rescues from the jaws of the monstrous pulping machine. One morning on the train, he finds a USB stick which contains the diary of a young woman. As Guylain reads the diary, he finds himself falling love with its author ... This enchanting novel is a warm and funny fable about literature's power to uplift even the most monotonous of lives; and how there can be dignity and poetry for even the most misunderstood."--Publisher's website
The star of Algiers : a novel by Aziz Chouaki( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moussa Massy's ambitions extend far beyond the three-room apartment he shares with the other thirteen members of his family in Algiers. A gifted performer of modern Kabyle song, he is as inspired by Prince and Michael Jackson as he is by Arab and Algerian traditional music. His first taste of fame, however, is brief, as the conflict between the fundamental Islamic group FIS and the more progressive FLN grows more violent and the city comes to a standstill amid corruption and scandal. As his music career begins to disintegrate, like the city itself, Massy's driving passion for music turns to unforgiving rage
Translation as transhumance by Mireille Gansel( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mireille Gansel grew up after her family lost everything to Nazi Germany. In the 1960s and '70s, she translated poets from East Berlin and Vietnam to help communicate their defiance to the world. Gansel's book shows the estrangement every translator experiences for the ability to speak two languages, and thinks about how translation is an act of empathy for those in exile"--
Orlanda by Jacqueline Harpman( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An older woman invades the spirit of a younger man to sleep with lots of men, albeit as a man. Subsequently she withdraws so he can love her as a woman. By a Belgian writer
Stalin's meteorologist : one man's untold story of love, life, and death by Olivier Rolin( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1934, the highly respected head of the Soviet Union's meteorology department, Alexei Feodosievich Wangenheim, was suddenly arrested without cause and taken to a gulag. Less than a year after being hailed by Stalin as a national hero, he ended up with thousands of other 'political prisoners' in a camp on an island in the north, under vast skies and surrounded by water that was, for more than six months of the year, a sheet of motionless ice. He was violently executed in 1937--a fact kept from his family for nearly 20 years. Olivier Rolin masterfully weaves together Alexei's story and his eventual fate, drawing on an archive of letters and delicate drawings of the natural world which Wangenheim sent to his family from prison. Tragically, Wangenheim never stopped believing in the Revolution. Maintaining that he'd been incarcerated by accident, that any day Stalin would find out and free him--his stubbornness suffuses the narrative with tension, and offers insight as to how he survived an impossible situation for so long. Stalin's Meteorologist is a fascinating work which casts light on the devastating consequences of politically inspired paranoia and the mindlessness and trauma of totalitarianism--relevant revelations for our time"--Provided by publisher
Maigret by Georges Simenon( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maigret's peaceful retirement in the country is interrupted when his nephew comes to him for help after being implicated in a crime he didn't commit. Soon Maigret is back in the heart of Paris, and out of place in a once-familiar world"--Page 4 of cover
The shadow puppet by Georges Simenon( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One by one the lighted windows went dark. The silhouette of the dead man could still be seen through the frosted glass like a Chinese shadow puppet. A taxi pulled up. It wasn't the public prosecutor yet. A young woman crossed the courtyard with hurried steps, leaving a whiff of perfume in her wake. Summoned to the dimly-lit Place des Vosges one night, where he sees shadowy figures at apartment windows, Maigret uncovers a tragic story of desperate lives, unhappy families, addiction and a terrible, fatal greed
The belly of the Atlantic by Fatou Diome( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of Salie and Madicke highlights the painful situation of those who emigrate. Others who feel this pain include Ndetare, the Marxist schoolteacher and football coach, exiled to Niodior by the government but never accepted by those born there. Then there's the legendary beauty Sankele, his former lover, whose only way out of an arranged marriage ends in tragedy. And poor Moussa, whose dreams look set to come true when he's scouted by a big French football club, but which fall apart when he doesn't make the team."--Jacket
Sur ma mère : roman by Tahar Ben Jelloun( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lalla Fatma believes she is in Fez in 1944 - where she grew up - not in Tangier in 2000, where the story begins. Guided by her fragmented memories, Ben Jelloun reimagines his mother's life in Fez at the end of the war, in the heavily ritualised world of custom and tradition that saw her married, pregnant, and widowed by sixteen. He gains privileged, painful access to her lives as daughter, sister, thrice-widowed wife - lives in which she had little say, mostly spent working in kitchens, marked by a deep religious faith and love for her family - as Alzheimer's rips them all away
Maigret gets angry by Georges Simenon( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peacefully tending his garden in the countryside, Maigret is cajoled out of retirement by a case involving an old classmate and a rich family with skeletons in their cupboard--and finds himself confronted by lies, snobbery and malice
The passion of women : a novel by Sébastien Japrisot( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a deserted beach at sunset, a young man lies dying from a gunshot wound. The story of who he is, how he came to be here, and the events surrounding this fateful moment are recounted in the voices of eight women--women from different classes, countries, and cultures, women who share one unbreakable bond, one irresistible obsession: they all loved him."--Cover
Desperate spring : lives of Algerian women by Fettouma Touati( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman de société. Roman familial
Maigret's holiday by Georges Simenon( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A local scandal intrudes on Maigret's seaside holiday in book twenty-eight of the new Penguin Maigret series. At what point in the day could the note have been slipped into his pocket, his left breast pocket? It was an ordinary sheet of glazed squared paper, probably torn out of an exercise book. The words were written in pencil, in a regular handwriting that looked to him like a woman's. For pity's sake, ask to see the patient in room 15. When Inspector Maigret's wife falls ill on their seaside holiday, a visit to the hospital leads him on an unexpected quest to find justice for a young girl
Maigret and the old lady by Georges Simenon( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maigret uncovers some troubling family politics in this new translation, book thirty-three of the new Penguin Maigret series. 'He had realized that it was her eyes as much as her vivacity that made her look so young. They were of a blue that was paler than the September sky over the sea and still had an expression of surprise, of wonderment' When a charming elderly widow appeals to him for help, Inspector Maigret travels to a seaside village in Normandy - uncovering a lost fortune and some poisonous family politics
The face of the shadow by Erik L'Homme( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evil Shadow has stolen the Book of Stars, and all he needs in order to take over all three Worlds is Robin himself, so when Robin is kidnapped, his friends set off for the Uncertain World to save him. Original
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Iran and the bomb : the abdication of international responsibility
Iran and the bomb : the abdication of international responsibilityTheo's odysseyStolen lives : twenty years in a desert jailThe star of Algiers : a novelOrlandaThe belly of the AtlanticThe passion of women : a novelThe face of the shadow
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