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Sheridan, Alan

Works: 92 works in 337 publications in 2 languages and 9,739 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Interviews  Islamic stories  Love stories  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, tra
Classifications: HV8666, B
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Most widely held works by Alan Sheridan
Michel Foucault the will to truth by Alan Sheridan ( )
41 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the first full-length study of Foucault in any language. It covers the whole of his work to date, including material unavailable in English, and provides invaluable information on recent French intellectual history. Foucault emerges as an essential thinker for our time: his political anatomy implies a radical critique not only of established intellectual positions and social institutions, but also of most of the alternatives offered by the opposition
De Gaulle by Jean Lacouture ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sketch of significant events in a unique career
André Gide : a life in the present by Alan Sheridan ( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"By the end of his life Gide would have been on most lists of the ten most important novelists of the twentieth century. His Paludes (1895) was one of the beginnings of the modern novel; his masterpiece, Les Faux-Monnayeurs (1925), is one of its most ambitious achievements. But his name was also familiar the world over to millions who had never read his books: he had long since become a controversial figure, his views on political and sexual matters being better known than his literary work."--BOOK JACKET
The archaeology of knowledge by Michel Foucault ( Book )
12 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In France, a country that awards its intellectuals the status other countries give their rock stars, Michel Foucault was part of a glittering generation of thinkers, one which also included Sartre, de Beauvoir and Deleuze. One of the great intellectual heroes of the twentieth century, Foucault was a man whose passion and reason were at the service of nearly every progressive cause of his time. From law and order, to mental health, to power and knowledge, he spearheaded public awareness of the dynamics that hold us all in thrall to a few powerful ideologies and interests. Arguably his finest work, Archaeology of Knowledge is a challenging but fantastically rewarding introduction to his ideas. -- Publisher description of 2002 edition
Indian art by Marguerite-Marie Deneck ( Book )
4 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rimbaud by Pierre Petitfils ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Par un spécialiste du poète, une biographie qui est aussi une autopsie du mythe. Il semblerait cependant que cet ouvrage enfreigne les critères de ce genre bien défini et s'égare vers le romancé, ce qui le rend plus abordable mais moins fiable
Mental illness and psychology by Michel Foucault ( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzes the specifics of mental illness and the forms attributed to it by psychology and determines the social conditions that define the status of mental illness
The birth of the clinic; an archaeology of medical perception by Michel Foucault ( Book )
16 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the eighteenth century, medicine underwent a mutation. For the first time, medical knowledge took on a precision that had formerly belonged only to mathematics. The body became something that could be mapped. Disease became subject to new rules of classification. And doctors begin to describe phenomena that for centuries had remained below the threshold of the visible and expressible. In The Birth of the Clinic the philosopher and intellectual historian who may be the true heir to Nietzsche charts this dramatic transformation of medical knowledge. As in his classic Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault shows how much what we think of as pure science owes to social and cultural attitudes - in this case, to the climate of the French Revolution. Brilliant, provocative, and omnivorously learned, his book sheds new light on the origins of our current notions of health and sickness, life and death." --
The sand child by Tahar Ben Jelloun ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this lyrical, hallucinatory novel set in Morocco, Tahar Ben Jelloun offers an imaginative and radical critique of contemporary Arab social customs and Islamic law. The Sand Child tells the story of a Moroccan father's effort to thwart the consequences of Islam's inheritance laws regarding female offspring. Already the father of seven daughters, Hajji Ahmed determines that his eighth child will be a male. Accordingly, the infant, a girl, is named Mohammed Ahmed and raised as a young man with all the privileges granted exclusively to men in traditional Arab-Islamic societies. As she matures, however, Ahmed's desire to have children marks the beginning of her sexual evolution, and as a woman named Zahra, Ahmed begins to explore her true sexual identity. Drawing on the rich Arabic oral tradition, Ben Jelloun relates the extraordinary events of Ahmed's life through a professional storyteller and the listeners who have gathered in a Marrakesh market square in the 1950s to hear his tale
The Devil in the flesh : a novel by Raymond Radiguet ( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An important work of early Modernism--long unavailable in America--now in a stunning new translation. Hailed by Jean Cocteau as a "masterpiece," and by the Guardian as "Bret Easton Ellis's Less Than Zero, avant la lettre," this taut tale written by a teenager in the form of a frank "confession" is a gem of early twentieth century romanticism. Set in Paris during the first World War, it tells the story of Francois, the 16-year-old narrator, who falls in love with Marthe--an older married woman whose husband is off fighting at the Front. What seems to begin as a charming tale of puppy love quickly darkens, and they launch into a steamy affair. In the tense environment of the wartime city, their love takes on a desperation transcending their youthfulness. And as the badly kept secret of their relationship unfolds, scandal descends when Marthe becomes pregnant, leading the story to a final, tragic conclusion"--
Gilles & Jeanne : récit by Michel Tournier ( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ce récit, très secondaire dans l'oeuvre de Tournier, a pour personnage principal, Gilles de Rais, plus connu sous le nom de Barbe-Bleue. Une certaine complaisance dans la description des turpitudes du monstre, assassin d'enfants
Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison by Michel Foucault ( Book )
24 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before the early 19th century, European ideas of crime and punishment tended to involve very public displays of the power of the monarch and the power of the state against the offending individual. Nowhere was this tendency more evident than in the spectacle of public executions. Those convicted of murder, piracy, counterfeiting, or other notable capital crimes would be taken to a public place for hanging or decapitation, and certain kinds of crimes warranted particularly gruesome punishments. In Discipline and Punish, social theorist Michel Foucault directly confronts and challenges a number of existing ideas surrounding the prison reforms of the late 1700s and early 1800s, and even into the twentieth century. By looking at the evolution of justice systems (focusing primarily on France), he suggests that the shift away from public executions and towards the idea of incarceration and reform within prison walls was a means of reframing the image of the power of society over the individual. Public executions often had the effect of making a criminal into a public martyr, and the ballads and broadsides printed for the common people did less to condemn the crime and more to glorify the criminal. By shifting the focus of justice into the prison and out of the public eye, authorities would have more direct control over the lives of those who had violated the norms of society
Politics, philosophy, culture : interviews and other writings, 1977-1984 by Michel Foucault ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and French and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The late Michael Foucault left behind an impressive collection of interviews that demonstrate the breadth and diversity of his concerns and offer a unique opportunity to come to terms with the entire body of his work
The sacred night by Tahar Ben Jelloun ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mohammed Ahmed, a Moroccan girl raised as a boy in order to circumvent Islamic inheritance laws regarding female children, remains deeply conflicted about her identity. In a narrative that shifts in and out of reality moving between a mysterious present and a painful past, Ben Jelloun relates the events of Ahmed's adult life. Now calling herself Zahra, she renounces her role as only son and heir after her father's death and journeys through a dreamlike Moroccan landscape. A searing allegorical portrait of North African society, The Sacred Night uses Arabic fairy tales and surrealist elements to craft a stunning and disturbing vision of protest and rebellion against the strictures of hidebound traditions governing gender roles and sexuality."--BOOK JACKET
Écrits : a selection by Jacques Lacan ( Book )
23 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genius and leader of a psychoanalytic movement that in the 1950s and 1960s provided a focal point for the French intelligentsia, Jacques Lacan attracted a cult following. Écrits includes many of his most important essays
Sexuality in Islam by Abdelwahab Bouhdiba ( Book )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arguing that Islam is a lyrical view of life in which sexuality enjoys a privileged status, this work represents an attempt to integrate the religious and the sexual
Time and place by Alan Sheridan ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The notebook ; The proof ; The third lie : three novels by Agota Kristof ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discours, sexualite et pouvoir : initiation a Michel Foucault by Alan Sheridan ( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in French and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political anthropology by Georges Balandier ( Book )
5 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines ideas and writings of scholars in this comparatively new area of anthropology, defined as the study of societies from a political point of view
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Alternative Names
Sheridan, A. M.
Sheridan, A.M. Sheridan
Sheridan, Alan
Sheridan Smith, A.M.
Sheridan Smith, A. M. 1934-
Sheridan Smith, A. M. (Alan Mark)
Sheridan Smith, A. M. (Alan Mark), 1934-
Sheridan Smith Alan Mark
Sheridan Smith, Alan Mark 1934-
Smith, A. M. Sheridan 1934-
Smith, A. M. Sheridan (Alan Mark Sheridan), 1934-
Smith, Alan Mark Sheridan.
Smith, Alan Mark Sheridan 1934-
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French (9)