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Mayoux, Sophie

Overview
Works: 50 works in 134 publications in 2 languages and 1,049 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Fiction  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  Didactic fiction  Political fiction  Allegories 
Roles: Translator, Other, Adapter
Classifications: PR9369.3.C58, 823
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sophie Mayoux
Waiting for the barbarians by J. M Coetzee( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parabole sur le pouvoir et la liberté, riche en scènes cauchemardesques: afin de prévenir les incursions des barbares (des nomades chasseurs) dans une oasis du désert, le pouvoir central organise des expéditions punitives. L'auteur a sans doute voulu anticiper sur l'évolution de la situation en Afrique du Sud (torture, représailles, désolation)
The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel's narrator, Stevens, is a perfect English butler who tries to give his narrow existence form and meaning through the self-effacing, almost mystical practice of his profession. In a career that spans the second World War, Stevens is oblivious of the real life that goes on around him -- oblivious, for instance, of the fact that his aristocrat employer is a Nazi sympathizer. Still, there are even larger matters at stake in this heartbreaking, pitch-perfect novel -- namely, Stevens' own ability to allow some bit of life-affirming love into his tightly repressed existence
Histoire de la lutte contre la maladie : la tradition médicale occidentale de l'Antiquité à la fin du siècle des Lumières by Lawrence I Conrad( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The very latest findings of medical historians are here presented in a lively form accessible to all who are interested in the formation of modern ideas on health and healing. The book provides essential reading as a new synthesis for all students of the history of medicine
When prophecy fails by Leon Festinger( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The behaviour of a small group of people who believe that they have been forewarned of the impending end of the world would be dismissed by many social scientists as interesting but hardly researchable. The authors of this book are to be commended, not only for undertaking a difficult task, but for doing it remarkably well...Using the participant observer method, this research team collected an impressive body of data in the brief span of two months. Their research resulted in convincing, if not definitive, confirmation of their hypotheses. At the same time, it constitutes a stimulating example of the adaptation of method to a significant subject, rather than the selection of the research topic because it fits the latest fads in methodology." [American Sociological Review]
Life & times of Michael K by J. M Coetzee( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans une Afrique du Sud déstabilisée par la guerre civile, un jardinier décide de fuir la ville dévastée et de ramener sa mère sur les lieux de son enfance heureuse
Age of Iron by J. M Coetzee( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Roman de société
The unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surrealistic novelw on a man who finds himself in a strange city, not knowing what he is doing there, but everyone seems to know him. What is more, he must be important because people ask him for favors. As he goes from encounter to encounter, the man discovers himself
In the heart of the country by J. M Coetzee( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magda et son père vivent isolés dans le veld sud-africain. Orpheline de mère, honteuse de sa laideur et de sa virginité, Magda vit dans la peur du baas, son père, qui laisse planer sur elle la menace de l'inceste et pour qui elle éprouve une haine amoureuse. Quand Hendrik, le contremaître, ramène au domaine la belle Anna qu'il vient d'épouser, Magda sombre dans la folie meurtrière
The glimpses of the moon by Edith Wharton( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un couple de jeunes mariés américains vit en Italie aux crochets d'amis plus fortunés. La maîtresse de maison sillonne en fait l'Italie en compagnie de son amant. De retour à Venise, elle offre de superbes pierres précieuses au jeune couple. Mais ces joyaux agissent comme révélateur de la nature profonde de chacun et divisent ce couple qu'un amour indéfectible semblait pourtant unir
A pale view of hills by Kazuo Ishiguro( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged Japanese woman, now living in England, relives her horrifying childhood memories of the bombing of Nagasaki
Foreign affairs by Alison Lurie( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Miner, an unmarried tenured professor, is an Anglophile on leave to research a book. Fred Turner, a teacher at the same university, is recently separated, flat broke and miserable in this city where the rain never seems to end. The separate paths of these two lonely and naive innocents abroad lead them to strikingly similar destinations of newfound passion ... and unexpected love
Foe by J. M Coetzee( Book )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While marooned on an island in the Atlantic, Sue Barton finds herself a character in a fiction novel. She spends a year with two other castaways, a mute Negro called Friday and Robinson Cruso
The neon bible by John Kennedy Toole( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce roman d'une enfance déshéritée dans le sud des Etats-Unis au cours des années 1940, a été écrit à seize ans par un auteur découvert trop tardivement (prix Pulitzer, en 1981): il s'était suicidé en 1969
The robber bridegroom by Eudora Welty( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary figures of Mississippi's past-flatboatman Mike Fink and the dreaded Harp brothers-mingle with characters from Eudora Welty's own imagination in an exuberant fantasy set along the Natchez Trace. Berry-stained bandit of the woods Jamie Lockhart steals Rosamond, the beautiful daughter of pioneer planter Clement Musgrove, to set in motion this frontier fairy tale. For all her wild, rich fancy, Welty writes prose that is as disciplined as it is beautiful New Yorker)
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance by Robert M Pirsig( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman philosophique
Cette saveur amère de l'amour : roman by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un récit foisonnant qui, comme les autres romans de cette écrivaine prolixe, témoigne quasi documentairement de l'Amérique profonde et de ses problèmes, en particulier en ce livre du racisme envers les Noirs
Love and friendship by Alison Lurie( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in French and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emily Stockwell Turner est-elle heureuse? Elle n'en sait rien elle-même jusqu'au jour où elle s'aperçoit qu'elle aime moins son mari qu'elle ne le croyait et entreprend d'échapper à l'enfermement de la petite existence trop banale de Convers College, en Nouvelle-Angleterre"--Page 4. of cover
American appetites by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affluent, upper-class family breaks apart in the late 1980s when scandal and tragedy erupt
Le chapeau violet : nouvelles by Eudora Welty( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph : or, What's eating the folks in Fatchakulla County? by Ned Crabb( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les spécialités du comté de Fatchakulla, en Floride, sont d'un genre particulier : bayous spongieux, alligators et villages peuplés de dangereux demeurés fornicateurs et superstitieux. Un assassin sévit : non seulement il tue ses victimes, mais il les lacère, semant les morceaux aux quatre vents
 
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Languages
French (92)

English (1)