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Schwartz, Lynne Sharon

Overview
Works: 68 works in 231 publications in 5 languages and 14,549 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  History  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Biography  Didactic fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.C567, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Lynne Sharon Schwartz
 
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Most widely held works by Lynne Sharon Schwartz
Disturbances in the field by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lynne Sharon Schwartz & rsquo;s critically beloved novel about family, tragedy, and philosophy The field is all around us. It & rsquo;s our needs and our wants. This is what George tells Lydia. A disturbance, however, is something that keeps us from grasping and attaining the things we need. Usually, we can adapt to these disturbances and move forward. But, what happens if a disturbance becomes too great to move past? In this entrancing tale of loss and understanding, acclaimed author Lynne Sharon Schwartz plots the course of a woman & rsquo;s life, through the cycles of love, loss, and acceptance. Lydia & rsquo;s early life is marked by calm constants: a house in Cape Cod, a philosophy group in college. These remain her touchstones as she becomes a busy wife, mother, and music teacher. But when her family & rsquo;s world is suddenly shattered, she struggles to regain her equilibrium. Will she be able to find her way in such a radically altered field?
Rough strife by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arithmetic of marriage is never easy to understand & mdash;as time passes, the variables constantly change Caroline is set adrift in 1950s Rome when she meets Ivan. Though things start slowly, Ivan wins her over after a strong pursuit, and the two marry, agreeing never to inflict any & ldquo;irreparable wounds. & rdquo; But though Ivan proves to be a fine father, he is a distant husband, and Caroline finds herself daydreaming of other men. So as the years pass, the couple finds ways to bend but not break their cardinal rule. Rough Strife, the first novel from Lynne Sharon Schwartz, was nominated for the National Book Foundation Award. In this sensational debut, Schwartz depicts a marriage that grows painfully into the modern era, despite the changes & mdash;both political and personal & mdash;that challenge it
The four questions by Ori Sherman( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the meaning of Passover by explicating the symbolism of the Seder and the four questions
Leaving Brooklyn by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An injury at birth left Audrey with a wandering eye. Though flawed, the bad eye functions well enough to permit her an idiosyncratic view of the world, one she welcomes in the stifling postwar Brooklyn of the 1950s. During a journey to Manhattan to see a doctor about her sight, she begins to explore the sexual rites of adulthood. But can her romance last? In this beautifully observed novel, Lynne Sharon Schwartz raises themes of innocence and escape while illuminating the rich inner life of a singular girl
Balancing acts by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of max Fried, seventy-six, a widower, an extrapeze artist, and Allison, lonely and confused at thirteen. When he teaches acrobatics, she becomes his pupil and friend and it is the counterplay of their disappointments, expectations and hopes that forms the balancing acts.l
The fatigue artist : a novel by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman turns to alternative medicine to overcome chronic fatigue. She is Laura, 40, a recently widowed writer, felled by the New York rat race. Unable to find a cure through Western medicine, she takes up tai chi, meditation, acupuncture, and is gradually healed. By the author of Leaving Brooklyn
In the family way : an urban comedy by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy on a family which stays together by sleeping together. There is Bea's lover Dmitri, Bea's ex-husband Roy, Bea's lesbian lover Serena--she is Roy's ex-second wife--Roy's third wife Lisa, and so on. They all live in one apartment building in New York
Acquainted with the night, and other stories by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The melting pot and other subversive stories by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary American Fiction
The Yellow wallpaper and other writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents fiction and non-fiction selections from the twentieth-century American feminist and sociologist, displaying keen analysis of economic and women's issues
Referred pain : and other stories by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the title novella, Koslowski, beset by a kind of survivor's guilt, insists to the point of absurdity that his elaborate dental work is emblematic of his immigrant parents' suffering in World War II. In "Francesca," a mild-mannered professor finds himself calmly contemplating incest, and in "Hostages to Fortune," a seemingly conventional couple construct a sadly macabre version of family life. The journalist in "Sightings of Loretta" realizes he has spent years pursuing a chimerical, unfulfilled romance, while oblivious to his own wife. Several of the stories take place in the surreal realm of fantasy itself; "Deadly Nightshade" is a whimsical conjecture about the first woman brave enough to eat a tomato, long considered poisonous."--Jacket
A place to live : and other selected essays of Natalia Ginzburg by Natalia Ginzburg( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-part inventions : a novel by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his concert pianist wife dies suddenly, producer Philip fears the discovery of their fraudulent music recordings and descends into paranoia while reflecting on their lives together, his wife's remarkable career, and his views about truth, marriage, and perfection
The emergence of memory : conversations with W.G. Sebald by W. G Sebald( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a profound portrait of the late, great writer, W.G. Sebald
Face to face : a reader in the world by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a reader & rsquo;s perspective and a master writer & rsquo;s skill, critically acclaimed novelist Lynne Sharon Schwartz takes on the world at large Communication, while essential, is almost impossible to maintain perfectly & mdash;a truism Lynne Sharon Schwartz demonstrates in this stunning essay collection. In one section, she discovers that one typo could completely derail a project while translating an Italian account of the Holocaust. In another essay, she deconstructs our dependence on the telephone. Most movingly, she details the ways that friendship can grow in the most unlikely places, and how difficult those bonds can be to maintain. In a previous collection of essays, Ruined by Reading, Schwartz took on the world of literature, writing, and books. Now, Schwartz extends her focus while continuing to explore her subject honestly and forcefully
Aldabra, or, The tortoise who loved Shakespeare by Silvana Gandolfi( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Venice, Italy, ten-year-old Elisa finds she must deal with all the unexpected consequences of her beloved eccentric grandmother's transformation into a giant Aldabra tortoise, native to a small group of coral islands in the Seychelles
A Lynne Sharon Schwartz reader : selected prose and poetry by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We are talking about homes : a great university against its neighbors by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middlemarch by George Eliot( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Middlemarch first published in 8 parts, 1871-1872
The writing on the wall : a novel by Lynne Sharon Schwartz( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En bibliotekars beskyttede verden falder fuldstændig fra hinanden, da hun på sin morgentur over Booklyn Bridge bliver vidne til terrorangrebet på World Trade Center den 11. september 2001 og ser de to tårne styrte i grus
 
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In the family way : an urban comedy
Alternative Names
Lynne Sharon Schwartz Amerikaans schrijfster

Lynne Sharon Schwartz amerikansk författare

Lynne Sharon Schwartz amerikansk skribent

Lynne Sharon Schwartz écrivaine américaine

Lynne Sharon Schwartz US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Schwartz, Lynne 1939-

لین شارون شوارتز نویسنده آمریکایی

Languages
English (161)

German (5)

Italian (5)

Chinese (3)

Dutch (2)

Covers
The four questionsLeaving BrooklynThe fatigue artist : a novelIn the family way : an urban comedyThe Yellow wallpaper and other writingsReferred pain : and other storiesA place to live : and other selected essays of Natalia GinzburgThe emergence of memory : conversations with W.G. Sebald