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Frenaye, Frances 1908-1996

Works: 120 works in 334 publications in 2 languages and 13,756 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  War fiction  Allegories  Humorous fiction  Novels  Case studies  Psychological fiction  War stories  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Other
Classifications: PQ2683.I32, 843.914
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Most widely held works by Frances Frenaye
Christ stopped at Eboli : the story of a year by Carlo Levi( Book )

37 editions published between 1947 and 2006 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christ Stopped at Eboli is a memoir by Carlo Levi, published in 1945, giving an account of his exile from 1935-1936 to Grassano and Aliano, remote towns in southern Italy, in the region of Lucania which is known today as Basilicata. In the book he gives Aliano the invented name 'Gagliano'
Dawn by Elie Wiesel( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eighteen-year-old terrorist spends a night waiting to kill an English officer in Palestine as a reprisal for Britain's execution of a Jewish prisoner
Comrade Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Camillo manages to join--incognito--an official delegation to Moscow, and subtly undermines the Communist beliefs of his fellow travelers
The gates of the forest by Elie Wiesel( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allegory about a nameless stranger who sacrifices himself to save a Jewish boy hiding in a Hungarian forest in World War two
History of the kingdom of Naples by Benedetto Croce( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zuo zhe dui li shi shi jian jin xing le jian dan de jiang shu, Zhong dian jiang shu de shi yi da li nan fang de si xiang shi, Wen hua shi, Wen ming shi, She ji dao nan fang zai zheng zhi, Jing ji, Zhe xue, Wen xue deng fang mian de gong xian ji ren min de xi su, Chuan tong deng
Don Camillo and his flock by Giovanni Guareschi( Book )

3 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the post-war backdrop of a rural village in the Emilia-Romagna, this is the second in a new series of hilarious and incisive Don Camillo anthologies. As ever, the townsfolk, riven by their disparate allegiances to the hot-headed Catholic priest and his equally pugnacious adversary Peppone, the Communist Mayor, are relieved of their prejudices by the gentle humour and insights coming from high above the altar in the village church
Henri Cartier Bresson, photographer by Henri Cartier-Bresson( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fall of Mussolini, his own story by Benito Mussolini( Book )

9 editions published between 1948 and 1975 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Volcanoes, earth's awakening by Katia Krafft( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text describe volcanic activity and events in such places as Italy, Iceland, Indonesia, Mexico, the Aleutians and other various locations around the world
Those without shadows by Françoise Sagan( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies a small circle of young Parisians and the changing pattern of their love affairs
The seed beneath the snow by Ignazio Silone( Book )

11 editions published between 1942 and 1946 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final novel in The Abruzzo Trilogy, follows the fugitive Pietro Spina as he refuses to accept the conditions of pardon for his transgressions against the fascist state and flees to the mountains. As in Fontamara and Bread and Wine, Silone achieves a rich harmony of allegory and realism in his portrayal of the cafoni of Abruzzo and their struggle for freedom. An extraordinary, unburnished vision of the conflict between good and evil, communicating to its reader, in the words of F. W. Dupee, "Silone's deep integrity, his sufferings and aspirations, his radical sense of the world's wrongs
The mill on the Po by Riccardo Bacchelli( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work, considered Bacchelli's masterpiece, dramatizes the conflicts and struggles of several generations of a family of millers
My secret diary, 1943-1945 by Giovanni Guareschi( Book )

5 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series of prose pieces, by the creator of "Don Camillo", about his own experiences in World War 2
Don Camillo takes the Devil by the tail by Giovanni Guareschi( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Camillo, fictional character, a pugnacious Italian village priest whose confrontations with his equally belligerent adversary, the local communist mayor Peppone, formed the basis for a series of popular, humorous short stories by Italian author Giovanni Guareschi
Women of Messina by Elio Vittorini( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Readers familiar with Vittorini's work will find Women of Messina remarkably suggestive in both spirit and content of his memorable In Sicily (1937). Once more, the theme is the search for certainty in the face of massive apathy and hopelessness. Consciously evoking Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Vittorini recounts the attempts of a metaphorically "shipwrecked" group of men and women -- most, like him, natives of Sicily -- to construct a new life on the site of a devastated village in postwar Italy." (back cover)
Change at Shebika : report from a North African village by Jean Duvignaud( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is at once an intimate portrait of a Tunisian desert village, an evaluation of its potential and prospects for change, an analysis of the evolving relationship between researchers (including some citified Tunisian students) and researched, and an argument for Third World "social independence" (preserving the authenticity of villages like Shebika by utilizing their own capacity for transformation). Jean Duvignaud, a French leftist intellectual teaching sociology at the University of Tunis during the five years of this study, was attracted by Shebika's unconscious socialism--its ancient traditions and habits of communal life--as antidote to the aridity and fragmentation of the capitalist industrial societies. His enthusiasm for Shebika's collectivism led the villagers to "a new perception of their own values" and a climactic confrontation in "the incident of the quarry" with the paternalistic and insensitive regional Governorate. The portrayal of the village and villagers is not on the evocative order of Children of Sanchez; these subjects seem speech-shy and tend even when pressed to attribute all happenings to "God's will." But as an interpretive, consciously crafted study it offers much to consider re Shebika's specific situation and the social and psychological problems of development in new states
Bitter honeymoon, and other stories by Alberto Moravia( Book )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1977 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

César Birotteau by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

3 editions published in 1955 in English and French and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is one of Balzac's "Scenes de la Vie Privee" within the "Comedie Humaine" sequence, and describes the irresistible rise and fall of a perfume merchant in the Rue St Honore. This novel is the French 19th-century's great poem of bankruptcy--
Christ stopped at Eboli : the story of a year by Carlo Levi( Book )

12 editions published between 1947 and 2020 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was to Lucania, a desolate land in southern Italy, that Carlo Levi, a doctor, painter, philosopher, and man of letters, was confined as a political prisoner because of his opposition to Italy's Fascist government at the start of the Ethiopian war in 1935. While there, Levi reflected on the harsh landscape and its inhabitants, peasants who lived the same lives their ancestors had, constantly fearing black magic and the near presence of death. In so doing, Levi offered a starkly beautiful and moving account of a place and a people living outside the boundaries of progress and time
The dry heart by Natalia Ginzburg( Book )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2021 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Finally back in print, a frighteningly lucid feminist horror story about marriage The Dry Heart begins and ends with the matter-of-fact pronouncement, 'I shot him between the eyes.' Everything in between is a plunge into the chilly waters of loneliness, desperation, and bitterness, and as the tale proceeds, the narrator's murder of her flighty husband takes on a certain logical inevitability. In this powerful novella, Natalia Ginzburg's writing is white-hot, fueled by rage, stripped of any preciousness or sentimentality; she transforms an ordinary dull marriage into a rich psychological thriller that might pose the question: Why don't more wives kill their husbands?"--
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The gates of the forest
DawnThe gates of the forestChrist stopped at Eboli : the story of a yearThe dry heart
Alternative Names
Frances Frenaye American translator

Frances Frenaye taalkundige

Frenaye, Frances, 1912-

Lanza, Frances, 1908-1996

English (148)

French (1)