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Aronson, Philippe

Works: 40 works in 69 publications in 3 languages and 361 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Love stories  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  College stories  History  War stories  Western stories  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6069.M59, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philippe Aronson
The Sisters brothers by Patrick deWitt( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn't share his brother's appetite for whiskey and killing, he's never known anything else. But their prey isn't an easy mark, and on the road to Warm's gold claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does - and for whom he does it
The yellow birds : a novel by Kevin Powers( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of a bloody battle in the Iraq War, two soldiers, bound together since basic training, do everything to protect each other from both outside enemies and the internal struggles that come from constant danger. This novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive. "The war tried to kill us in the spring." So begins this powerful account of friendship and loss. In Al Tafar, Iraq, twenty-one-year old Private Bartle and eighteen-year-old Private Murphy cling to life as their platoon launches a bloody battle for the city. Bound together since basic training when Bartle makes a promise to bring Murphy safely home, the two have been dropped into a war neither is prepared for. In the endless days that follow, the two young soldiers do everything to protect each other from the forces that press in on every side: the insurgents, physical fatigue, and the mental stress that comes from constant danger. As reality begins to blur into a hazy nightmare, Murphy becomes increasingly unmoored from the world around him and Bartle takes actions he could never have imagined. In addition the novel also offers insight into the effects of a hidden war on mothers and families at home
NW by Zadie Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four Londoners--Leah, Natalie, Felix, and Nathan--try to make adult lives outside of Caldwell, the council estate of their childhood. From private houses to public parks, at work and at play, their London is a complicated place, as beautiful as it is brutal, where the thoroughfares hide the back alleys and taking the high road can sometimes lead you to a dead end."--Publisher's information
The Supremes at Earl's all-you-can-eat : [a novel] by Edward Kelsey Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows three high school friends--dubbed "The Supremes"--as they weather life's highs and lows, but always gather each Sunday at the same table at Earl's diner in Plainview, Indiana, to talk it all out
A fan's notes by Frederick Exley( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Exley's inimitable "fictional memoir" A Fan's Notes has assumed the status of a classic since its first publication in 1968. Mordantly and poignantly, Exley describes the profound failures of his life - professional, sexual, and personal. His attempts to find a place for himself in an unaccommodating world take him from the University of Southern California to Chicago - where he meets the dangerously seductive, lovely Bunny Sue Allorgee - to New York City's Greenwich Village saloons, and back to Watertown, his hometown in upstate New York, where he spends months on his mother's living room davenport watching television before undergoing shock treatment at Avalon Valley hospital. Between bars, women, and jobs, Exley exercises his obsession with the New York Giants and their great halfback Frank Gifford, until he at last realizes his life's ambition: writing A Fan's Notes
On beauty : a novel by Zadie Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in French and Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Howard Belsey, a Rembrandt scholar who doesn't like Rembrandt, is an Englishman abroad and a long-suffering professor at Wellington, a liberal New England arts college. He has been married for thirty years to Kiki, an American woman who no longer resembles the sexy activist she once was. Their three children passionately pursue their own paths: Levi quests after authentic blackness, Zora believes that intellectuals can redeem everybody, and Jerome struggles to be a believer in a family of strict atheists. Faced with the oppressive enthusiasms of his children, Howard feels that the first two acts of his life are over and he has no clear plans for the finale. Or the encore. Then Jerome, Howard's older son, falls for Victoria, the stunning daughter of the right-wing icon Monty Kipps, and the two families find themselves thrown together in a beautiful corner of America, enacting a cultural and personal war against the background of real wars that they barely register. An infidelity, a death, and a legacy set in motion a chain of events that sees all parties forced to examine the unarticulated assumptions which underpin their lives. How do you choose the work on which to spend your life? Why do you love the people you love? Do you really believe what you claim to? And what is the beautiful thing, and how far will you go to get it? Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Zadie Smith's third novel is a brilliant analysis of family life, the institution of marriage, intersections of the personal and political, and an honest look at people's deceptions. It is also, as you might expect, very funny indeed
Changing my mind : occasional essays by Zadie Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Split into five sections-"Reading," "Being," "Seeing," "Feeling" and "Remembering"--Changing My Mind invites readers to witness the world from Zadie Smith's unique vantage. Smith casts her acute eye over material both personal and cultural, with wonderfully engaging essays-some published here for the first time-on diverse topics including literature, movies, going to the Oscars, British comedy, family, feminism, Obama, Katharine Hepburn, and Anna Magnani. In her investigations Smith also reveals much of herself. Her literary criticism shares the wealth of her experiences as a reader and exposes the tremendous influence diverse writers-E.M. Forster, Zora Neale Hurston, George Eliot, and others-have had on her writing life and her self-understanding. Smith also speaks directly to writers as a craftsman, offering precious practical lessons on process. Here and throughout, readers will learn of the wide-ranging experiences-in novels, travel, philosophy, politics, and beyond-that have nourished Smith's rich life of the mind. Her probing analysis offers tremendous food for thought, encouraging readers to attend to the slippery questions of identity, art, love, and vocation that so often go neglected. Changing My Mind announces Zadie Smith as one of our most important contemporary essayists, a writer with the rare ability to turn the world on its side with both fact and fiction. Changing My Mind is a gift to readers, writers, and all who want to look at life more expansively
Natasha and other stories by David Bezmozgis( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réunit sept nouvelles inspirées de faits autobiographiques
A hologram for the king : a novel by Dave Eggers( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great. In this novel the author takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This novel is an evocation of our contemporary moment and how we got here
Ludmila's broken English by D. B. C Pierre( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having accidentally killed her grandfather in the war-torn Caucasus region, Ludmila Derev sets out on a journey to save her starving family from marauding Gnez troops, and eventually meets up with twins Blair and Bunny Heath
A l'épreuve de la faim : journal d'une île froide : mémoires fictifs by Frederick Exley( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stone Arabia : a novel by Dana Spiotta( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing a close bond that supersedes other relationships, Nik, a fiercely reclusive musician, and Denise, his dedicated sister and solitary audience member, become increasingly isolated in the wake of Nik's obsessive work
Vernon God Little by D. B. C Pierre( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vernon Gregory Little a 15 ans. Quand seize adolescents de son lycée sont abattus, il devient la proie idéale d'une horde de pseudo-journalistes de CNN menée par Eulalio Ledesma. Vernon s'enfuit au Mexique, en espérant un improbable rendez-vous avec la divine Taylor Figueroa. Dans ce premier roman, Pierre DBC trace un portrait au vitriol de l'Amérique d'aujourd'hui
Iron Lake : a Cork O'Connor mystery by William Kent Krueger( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Première enquête de l'ex-shérif Cork O'Connor, mi-indien mi-irlandais, qui intervient dans une affaire où piétine la police locale. Atmosphère garantie d'authenticité et narration rythmée. [SDM]
So much pretty : a novel by Cara Hoffman( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five months after she disappeared, Wendy White's body is found in a ditch just off one of Haeden's main roads. Suddenly, reporter Stacy Flynn has a big story, but no one wants to talk to her in this small upstate New York town. Then fifteen-year-old Alice Piper, an imaginative student with a genius IQ and strong ideals, begins to connect the dots of Wendy's disappearance and death when a second crime rocks the town to its core
The geographer's library by Jon Fasman( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine hundred years after a twelfth-century Sicilian burglar steals artifacts that possess the secret to eternal life and scatters them throughout the world, a Connecticut reporter finds evidence that someone is collecting the artifacts again
The cheese monkeys : a novel in two semesters by Chip Kidd( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man starts studying art at the state iniversity in 1957
Chroniques des jours enfuis : récits by Sam Shepard( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une centaine d'histoires courtes mettent en scène des personnages atypiques ancrés dans les territoires sauvages de l'Ouest américain.--[Memento]
The scatter here is too great by Bilal Tanweer( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a deadly bomb blast at the Karachi train station, the lives of ordinary people--an old communist poet; his wealthy, middle-aged son; a young man; a heartbroken girl; and a grief-stricken writer--become entwined as they try to make sense of this devastating tragedy
Mauvais garçons portraits de tatoués, 1890-1930 = [Bad boys] : tattooed underworld, a portrait gallery by Jrme Pierrat( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.08 for Iron Lake ... to 0.93 for A l'épreu ...)

Alternative Names
Philippe Aronson English-to-French translator