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Sturrock, John

Works: 41 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 8,790 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Political fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PQ2631.R63, 863
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Most widely held works by John Sturrock
Structuralism and since : from Lévi Strauss to Derrida by John Sturrock ( Book )
29 editions published between 1979 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse van het werk van vijf Franse structuralisten
The French new novel: Claude Simon, Michel Butor, Alain Robbe-Grillet by John Sturrock ( Book )
5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paper tigers : the ideal fictions of Jorge Luis Borges by John Sturrock ( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford guide to contemporary writing ( Book )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
opinion, the Guide offers a discriminating - and sometimes controversial - view of a broad range of contemporary literatures
Sodom and Gomorrah by Marcel Proust ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sodom and Gomorrah takes up for the first time the theme of homosexual love - male and female - and dwells on how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it. Proust's novel is also an unforgiving analysis of both the decadent high society of Paris and the rise of a philistine bourgeoisie that is on the way to supplanting it. Characters who had lesser roles earlier now reappear in a different light and take center stage, notably Albertine, with whom the narrator believes he is in love, and the insanely haughty Baron de Charlus."--BOOK JACKET
Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Journey to the end of the night by John Sturrock ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language of autobiography : studies in the first person singular by John Sturrock ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Structuralism by John Sturrock ( Book )
22 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Sturrock's classic explication of Structuralism represents the most succinct and balanced survey available of a major critical movement associated with the thought of such key figures as Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, Lacan and Althusser. Originally celebrated for the way it negotiated a reasoned way between what were extremely impassioned factions of evangelists and their opponents, the book still offers the best and most readily accessible account of the subject. As critics now prove to be increasingly eager to reappraise Structuralism, this edition, with a new introduction by the leading contemporary French theorist, Jean-Michel Rabate, could not be more timely or convenient for the student of critical or literary theory
Notre-Dame of Paris by Victor Hugo ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Paris and the great church of Notre Dame in 1485 . . .more in the nature of prose-poetry than historical fiction proper, though King Louis XI is somewhat prominently introduced in the later part of the book." Nield
Species of spaces and other pieces by Georges Perec ( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Georges Perec, author of the highly acclaimed Life: A User's Manual, was only forty-six when he died in 1982. Despite a tragic childhood, during which his mother was deported to Auschwitz, Perec produced some of the most entertaining essays of the age. His literary output was deliberately varied in form and style and this generous selection of Perec's non-fictional work, the first to appear in English, demonstrates his characteristic lightness of touch, wry humour and accessibility." "As he contemplates the many ways in which we occupy the space around us, as he depicts the commonplace items with which we are familiar in a startling, engrossing way, as he recounts his psychoanalysis while remaining reticent about his feelings or depicts the Paris of his childhood without a trace of sentimentality, we become aware that we are in the presence of a remarkable, virtuoso writer."--BOOK JACKET
The word from Paris : essays on modern French thinkers and writers by John Sturrock ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Sturrock has written for many years about French literature and thought, and here presents a wonderfully accessible guide to the major figures of the last fifty years. Reviewing the various movements that have dominated the French intellectual scene - existentialism, the nouveau roman, structuralism, the OuLIPo - he illustrates how their proponents inspire and excite
The life of Henry Brulard by Stendhal ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stendhal's unfinished autobiography tells of his troubled boyhood and rebellious youth in Grenoble, offers a glimpse of his philosophy of self-knowledge, and includes the author's playful sketches and diagrams
Mood indigo by Boris Vian ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Headstrong and naive, the young Italian aristocrat Fabrizio del Dongo is determined to defy his ultra-conservative father and go to fight for Napoleon. He stumbles on the battle of Waterloo, ill-prepared, yet filled with enthusiasm for war and glory. Following Napoleon's defeat, Fabrizio returns secretly to Italy, to pursue a series of amorous adventures under the protection of his aunt and her ministerial lover at the ducal court in Parma." "This new translation by John Sturrock conveys the passion and humour of the original, while his introduction discusses the novel in relation to Stendhal's life and writing career. This edition also includes a chronology, map, suggestions for further reading and explanatory notes."--BOOK JACKET
Explosion in a cathedral, a novel by Alejo Carpentier ( Book )
7 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: A swashbuckling tale set in the Caribbean world at the time of the French revolution, Explosion in a Cathedral focuses on Victor Hugues, a historical figure who led the naval assault to take back the island of Guadeloupe from the English at the beginning of the nineteenth century. In Carpentier's telling, this piratical figure walks into the lives of the wealthy orphans Esteban and Sofia and casts them abruptly into the midst of the immense changes sweeping the world outside their Havana mansion
Days of reading by Marcel Proust ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In these inspiring essays about why we read, Proust explores all the pleasures and trials that we take from books, as well as explaining the beauty of Ruskin and his work, and the joys of losing yourself in literature as a child"--P. [4] of cover
The Oxford guide to contemporary world literature ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Against Sainte-Beuve and other essays by Marcel Proust ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of lost time by Marcel Proust ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Winter journeys ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1979, Georges Perec wrote a brief entertainment for a publisher's catalogue, and "The Winter Journey" quickly became his most frequently reprinted short story. Set on the eve of the Second World War, it recounts the discovery of a great literary masterpiece that conceals a scandalous secret at the heart of modern French literature ... The present volume includes, and then extends Perec's brief parable. Over two decades his fellow Oulipians have written twenty sequels to this tale, between 1992 and January of this year."--Page [4] of cover
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جون ستروك
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