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Mayoux, Sophie

Overview
Works: 52 works in 144 publications in 2 languages and 1,106 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  History  Allegories  Musical fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Didactic fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Translator, Other, Adapter, tra
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 )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in French and held by 113 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 93 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 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire de la médecine occidentale, de la civilisation grecque à la genèse de la médecine moderne (vers 1800), en passant par l'univers islamique et les Amériques. Les maladies, théories et thérapies sont replacées dans leur contexte social
L'Echec d'une prophétie : psychologie sociale d'un groupe de fidèles qui prédisaient la fin du monde by Leon Festinger( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have all experienced the futility of trying to change a strong conviction, especially if the convinced person has some investment in his belief. We are familiar with the variety of ingenious defenses with which people protect their convictions, managing to keep them unscathed through the most devastating attacks. But man's resourcefulness goes beyond simply protecting a belief. Suppose an individual believes something with his whole heart; suppose further that he has a commitment to this belief, that he has taken irrevocable actions because of it; finally, suppose that he is presented with evidence, unequivocal and undeniable evidence, that his belief is wrong: what will happen? The individual will frequently emerge, not only unshaken, but even more convinced of the truth of his beliefs than ever before. Indeed, he may even show a new fervor about convincing and converting other people to his view. How and why does such a response to contradictory evidence come about? This is the question on which this book focuses. We hope that, by the end of the volume, we will have provided an adequate answer to the question, an answer documented by data. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Life & times of Michael K by J. M Coetzee( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in French and held by 70 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 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musician of international renown, checks into a hotel in a central European city. He has the distinct recollection that he is due to perform in a few day's time but as the porter escorts him to his room, it occurs to him that there is more to this visit than he first anticipated
La splendeur des Lansing by Edith Wharton( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in French and held by 45 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 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged Japanese woman, now living in England, relives her horrifying childhood memories of the bombing of Nagasaki
In the heart of the country by J. M Coetzee( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in French and held by 41 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 neon bible by John Kennedy Toole( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in French and held by 37 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
Foreign affairs by Alison Lurie( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in French and held by 36 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 )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in French and held by 35 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 robber bridegroom by Eudora Welty( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in French and held by 32 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 : an inquiry into values by Robert M Pirsig( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in French and held by 31 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 25 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
Le Gout̂ de l'Amérique : roman by Joyce Carol Oates( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and friendship by Alison Lurie( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in French and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Turner has principles. However, she is out of love with her husband, a college professor, and thoroughly bored. That's the sort of thing that leads to trouble
The wide net and other stories by Eudora Welty( Book )

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

A collection of stories which capture the joys and sorrows of life in the deep South
Le clou de la saison : roman by John Crosby( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Languages
French (99)

English (1)