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Giono, Jean 1895-1970

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Regain, roman by Jean Giono( Book )

342 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of a 1930 French novel on a young woman who saves a hunter from a river. She takes him to his deserted village, discovering he is the last inhabitant, she decides to keep him company and they fall in love
Le hussard sur le toit, roman by Jean Giono( Book )

206 editions published between 1951 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps no other of his novels better reveals Giono's perfect balance between lyricism and narrative, description and characterization, the epic and the particular, than "The Horseman on the Roof." This novel, which Giono began writing in 1934 and which was published in 1951, expanded and solidified his reputation as one of Europe's most important writers. This is a novel of adventure, a "roman courtois," that tells the story of Angelo, a nobleman who has been forced to leave Italy because of a duel, and is returning to his homeland by way of Provence. But that region is in the grip of a cholera epidemic, travelers are being imprisoned behind barricades, and exposure to the disease is almost certain. Angelo's escapades, adventures, and heroic self-sacrifice in this hot, hallucinatory landscape, among corpses, criminals and rioting townspeople, share this epic tale
Le chant du monde by Jean Giono( Book )

212 editions published between 1933 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Song of the World is a tale of primitive love and vendetta set in the timeless French landscape of river, mountain and forest
Que ma joie demeure : roman by Jean Giono( Book )

235 editions published between 1935 and 2020 in 8 languages and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of a farmer couple in Haute Provence who find that the spark has somehow gone missing from their lives. One day, a stranger arrives who helps them discover how to rekindle their connection. The stranger tells them, "Youth is neither strength, nor a supple body, nor even youth as you conceive of it. Rather, youth is the passion for the impractical, the useless." The couple, with this guidance from the stranger, include friends and neighbors on their journey back to individual and collective happiness. They plant fields of flowers, a meadow of grain just for the birds, and they set their horses free. With a poet's grace and imagination, Giono weaves a grand story of the earth and of passion, of men and women, animals and weather, of the magic we now call the "laws of nature."
The man who planted trees by Jean Giono( Book )

75 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Elzeard Bouffier, a man of great simplicity and determination. He travels to Provence, in southeastern France and there alone with his sheep and dog, he builds a stone house and daily plants one hundred acorns
Colline by Jean Giono( Book )

233 editions published between 1000 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deep in Provence, a century ago, four stone houses perch on a hillside. Wildness presses in from all sides. Beyond a patchwork of fields, a mass of green threatens to overwhelm the village. The animal world--a miming cat, a malevolent boar--displays a mind of its own. The four houses have a dozen residents--and then there is Gagou, a mute drifter. Janet, the eldest of the men, is bedridden; he feels snakes writhing in his fingers and speaks in tongues. Even so, all is well until the village fountain suddenly stops running. From this point on, humans and the natural world are locked in a life-and-death struggle. All the elements--fire, water, earth, and air--come into play. From an early age, Jean Giono roamed the hills of his native Provence. He absorbed oral traditions and, at the same time, devoured the Greek and Roman classics. Giono's startlingly original fusion of idiomatic storytelling and Homeric and Virgilian myth took Paris and New York by storm in 1929. Hill, his first novel and the first winner of the Prix Brentano, comes fully back to life in Paul Eprile's poetic translation"--
Un de Baumugnes by Jean Giono( Book )

265 editions published between 1929 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive young woman, Angèle, leaves the farm where she has been raised after being seduced by a shrewd man who turns out to be a pimp. An honest handsome farm employee, Albin, tries to prevent her from going, but without success since she is mesmerized by Louis, the manipulating pimp. She becomes a street prostitute in Marseille and leads a sad life. To make things worse, she has a child. A kind friend of hers, the childish and apparently a little mentally under-developed Saturnin, finds her thanks to some unexpected information. He brings her back home to her kind mother but the woman's father, Clarius, is so ashamed of what happened that he locks her in a cellar and hides her. He threatens anybody who shows up with his rifle. Albin, still in love with Angèle, and hoping she will return one day, works in the vicinity of the farm with Amédée, an older kind and helpful friend. After some difficulties, Amédée manages to get employed at Clarius's farm, being supported by Angèle's mother, and above all because Clarius cannot work due to a bad arm needing a long rest and care. At first, Amédée believes Angèle is still away and has to disappoint Albin by telling him so. But on a stormy rainy night, the cellar being in danger of becoming flooded, Amédée sees her as she gets out of the cellar. He tells Albin, who cleverly frees the girl and is accepted when he asks for her hand. Albin goes back to Clarius's farm to talk to him and ask for the girl's hand in the traditional way. Clarius, impressed by Albin, finally gives in and invites his daughter to sit on her usual chair at the kitchen table, which symbolizes that everything is finally forgiven
Le grand troupeau by Jean Giono( Book )

140 editions published between 1931 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vigorous anti-war novel. Conscription reaches into the hills as the First World War comes to a small Provencial community one blazing August. A committed pacifist, Giono produced one of the most affecting accounts of war ever written, with its horrifying scenes of war and descriptions of harsh, primitive conditions in the trenches. His fiercely realistic novel contrasts the wholesale destruction of men, land, and animals at the front with the moral disintegration of the lonely and anxious people left behind
Le bonheur fou : roman by Jean Giono( Book )

66 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in French and English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Straw Man is a 1957 novel by the French writer Jean Giono. Its French title is Le Bonheur fou, which means "the mad happiness". The story is set in the 1840s and follows Angelo Pardi as he is caught up in plots leading up to the Italian revolution of 1848. The novel is a standalone sequel to The Horseman on the Roof, which is set earlier and also features Pardi as the main character. Several standalone sequels followed in what is known as the Hussar Cycle. The Straw Man was published in English in 1959, translated by Phyllis Johnson
Blue boy by Jean Giono( Book )

127 editions published between 1932 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of a childhood in Provence
Le Moulin de Pologne, roman by Jean Giono( Book )

127 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel has a mixture of love, adventure and humor
Un roi sans divertissement by Jean Giono( Book )

139 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first English-language translation of Jean Giono's 1947 masterpiece, Un Roi Sans Divertissement, A King Without Diversion, which takes its title from Pascal's famous remark that "a man without diversions is a man with misery to spare." Giono's novel is an existential detective story set in a snowbound mountain village in the mid-nineteenth century. Deep in winter, inhabitants of the village begin mysteriously to disappear, and Langlois is sent to investigate. A manhunt begins and Langlois brings the case to what appears to be a successful conclusion. Some years later, again in winter, Langlois returns to the village, now having been promoted to the position of captain of the brigade that protects the inhabitants and their property from wolves. Langlois is a charismatic and enigmatic kingly figure who fascinates the villagers he has been sent to protect, and yet he feels set apart from them and from himself, and as he pursues the wolf who is preying on the village, he identifies more and more with the murderer who had been his earlier target. The splendid, tormented Langlois is very much at the center of the novel, but he is surrounded by a full cast of remarkable characters. There is Sausage, the "saucy" and "sassy" cafe owner; Fre de ric II, the brave sawmill owner who tracks the killer; Ravanel Georges, an almost-victim of the murderer; the potbellied Royal Prosecutor with his profound knowledge of "men's souls"; the murdered Marie Chazottes and her "peppery blood"; and an exotic woman from the "very high" places in Mexico who befriends Langlois and Sausage. In Alyson Waters's outstanding translation the many voices in this wonderfully inventive and diverting novel by one of the most perennially popular of modern French writers come to brilliant life in English
Deux cavaliers de l'orage by Jean Giono( Book )

58 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marceau and Ange Jason, two brothers tied by love after a harsh upbringing, suffer their downfall in a struggle for dominance resulting in sibling rivalry gone terribly awry
Angelo, roman by Jean Giono( Book )

80 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Angelo, a young Hussar colonel and expert swordsman, has had to escape into France from his native Piedmont after killing an Austrian police-spy in a duel. Travelling the roads of Provence disguised as a French workman, he falls in with an eccentric marquise, Celine de Theus, and becomes a guest at the chateau, where she lives with her elderly brother Laurent. It is in the early years of the nineteenth century, the era of seditious movements to unseat those in power and destabilise monarchies - and no one has a greater appetite for fishing in these troubled waters than Laurent, whose years are belied by his youthful energy on horseback. Now he has married a raven-haired beauty in the prime of youth, and she is not indifferent to this new Italian guest."--BOOK JACKET
L'homme qui plantait des arbres by Jean Giono( Book )

160 editions published between 1953 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elzéard Bouffier, berger paisible et obstiné, a planté toute sa vie des arbres et la région des landes de Haute Provence est devenue verdoyante et fraîche
The serpent of stars by Jean Giono( Book )

105 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural France in the early 20th century, this part novel, part play describes the way of life of the shepherding community
Les grands chemins, roman by Jean Giono( Book )

67 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oeuvres romanesques complètes by Jean Giono( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naissance de l'Odyssée by Jean Giono( Book )

89 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Que dire lorsque l'on vous somme de justifier une absence de dix ans comme c'est le cas pour Ulysse lors de son retour. Peu de choses, peut-être un mensonge, suggère l'auteur
Les vraies richesses by Jean Giono( Book )

94 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Vraies Richesses... Titre explicite pour une manière de récit et d'essai dénonçant la vanité de la vie citadine, de l'argent, célébrant la gloire du soleil, de la terre, des collines, des ruisseaux, des fleuves qui m'irriguent plus violemment que mes artères et mes veines . L'ouvrage débute par une promenade parisienne à Belleville, prétexte pour l'auteur à une réflexion sur les "racines". Giono, visionnaire et virtuose du sacré, rejoint vite, d'un bel élan amoureux, ses chemins de traverse provençaux, ses paysans mythologiques, la loi du pain, le vent des rêves. Ce livre n'a aucun genre et les a tous
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The man who planted trees
Le hussard sur le toit, romanLe chant du mondeQue ma joie demeure : romanThe man who planted treesCollineUn de BaumugnesLe grand troupeauLe bonheur fou : roman
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Chiono, Jyang 1895-1970


Giono J. 1895-1970

Giono J. F. 1895-1970

Giono Jean

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Ioannes Giono

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Jiono, Jan 1895-1970

Joan Giono

Shang ji wo nuo 1895-1970

Shangjiwonuo 1895-1970

Zãnziyono 1895-1970

Žiono, Žan

Žiono Žanas

Žiono, Žans 1895-1970

Žjono, Žan

Žyano, Žan 1895-1970

Жан Жионо

Жан Жионо французький письменник

Жионо Ж. 1895-1970

Жионо Ж. Ф. 1895-1970

Жионо, Жан 1895-1970

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גיאונו, ז'ן

ג'יונו, ז'ן

ז'אן ז'יונו

ז'אן ז'יונו סופר צרפתי

ז'יאונו, ז'אן

ז'יונו, ז'ן 1895-1970

جان جيونو

جان جيونو، 1895-1970

جان جيونو كاتب فرنسي

ژان ژیونو نویسنده فرانسوی

ژان ژیونۆ

장 지오노

지오노, 잔 1895-1970

지오노, 장 1895-1970

지오노, 쟝 1895-1970

ジオノ, ジャン

ジオノ, ジャン 1895-1970


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ヂオノ, ジャン