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Maspero, François 1932-

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Most widely held works by François Maspero
Cat's grin : a novel by François Maspero( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douze mois (de mai 1944 à mai 1945) dans la vie d'un garçon de 13 ans. Cadre: Paris. L'éditeur Maspero aurait-il en catimini (et sans jeu de mots) commencé à rédiger ses mémoires?
Le fond de l'air est rouge by Chris Marker( Visual )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Marker's epic film essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60's and 70's: Vietnam, Bolivia, May '68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. This sweeping, global contemplation of a defining decade's political history is divided into two parts, each part woven together to describe what Marker has called "scenes of the Third World War."
Toward the African revolution : political essays by Frantz Fanon( )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The political essays, articles, and notes by Frantz Fanon published in the present volume cover the most active period of his life, from the publication of Peau Noir, Masques Blancs [Black skin, white masks] in 1952 - he was then twenty-eight years old - to that of Les Damnés de la Terra [The wretched of the earth] in 1961 which was to coincide, within a matter of days, with the date of his death."--Editorial note
La sombra del viento by Carlos Ruiz Zafón( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in French and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman initiatique. Roman policier (énigme)
The old man who read love stories by Luis Sepúlveda( Book )

24 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in French and Catalan and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un vieil homme, qui a longtemps vécu parmi les Indiens Shuars d'Amazonie et dont l'unique passion est la lecture de romans d'amour, est conscrit par le maire de son village pour une chasse à l'ocelot. Un bref mais magnifique récit, à l'écriture limpide, d'un profond humanisme, qui en cent pages à peine aborde l'écologie, la destruction de la forêt amazonienne et de ses indigènes, l'analphabétisme, l'idiotie des gouvernants, l'opposition nature-culture et bien d'autres choses, sans jamais s'appesantir. [SDM]
Out of the shadows : a life of Gerda Taro by François Maspero( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On July 27th, 1937, while photographing the Battle of Brunete Gerda Taro became the first female war photographer to the in action. After escaping from the Nazis Gerta Pohorylle had met a man called Andre Friedmann in Paris, she adopted Friedmann's profession of photographer and the two travelled to Spain together to take part in the Spanish Civil War." "In Spain they took on new identities. Gerta became Gerda Taro while Friedmann became Robert Capa (and would become the greatest war photographer of the twentieth-century). For the rest of her short life Gerda Taro devoted herself to Republican Spain. She travelled widely, photographing troops as they drilled and patrolled; taking remarkable images of refugees, air raids and battles." "Francois Maspero captures the extraordinary figures Taro knew and lived with (from Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gelihorn to Louis Aragon), and portrays the assertion of liberty - political, sexual and personal - that was central to her life. Once Capa introduced her to photography, Gerda Taro used photojournalism to serve her dream of winning freedom for all people." "Taro's life was more than a reflection of its time. With her libertarian beliefs and the moral (as well as physical) courage of her life, her death made her a martyr of the anti-fascist movement and she has now been rediscovered in the twenty-first century as a feminist icon, a pioneer for all women, as well as one of the great war photographers."--BOOK JACKET
Le figuier : roman by François Maspero( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in French and Spanish and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanuit een Parijse boekhandel, waar mensen zich oriënteren op politiek geëngageerde literatuur, wordt steun verleend aan de Algerijnse vrijheidsbeweging
Massacres coloniaux 1944-1950 : la IVe République et la mise au pas des colonies françaises by Yves Bénot( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roissy Express : a journey through the Paris suburbs by François Maspero( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There can be few routes through France which have not been exhaustively charted by travel writers. There's one, however, which runs for fifty kilometres through picturesque-sounding towns like Aubervilliers, Blanc Mesnil and Gif-sur-Yvette. But there are no châteaux here, no charming little relais routiers, and absolutely no tourists. Because these are the Paris suburbs, thirty-eight stops on the express subway, the RER, recalled by most visitors only as a graffitied blur on their way from Roissy airport. Accompanied by the photographer Anaïk Frantz, ex-publisher and novelist François Maspero embarked on a journey of discovery into a terrain vague with ten million inhabitants, a radical past - the 'red suburbs' - and a tense present. The result is this unusual and fascinaung book, a vivid mixture of diary, ethnology, history and politics. At each stop the travellers got off the train, hunted for a room and a rneal, and lost themselves in the desolation of billboards, superstores and flyovers, or the uniform comforts of Novotels and solar-heated pavillons. This is a world where names don't make sense, where immigrants from Burkina Faso live in run-down tower blocks called Debussy on the avenue Karl Marx, their kids dodging the police between the lycée Jules Vallès and the Yuri Gagarin youth club. A world haunted by memories, glorious and monstrous: the Commune, the Popular Front, or the camp at Drancy from where French officials sent a hundred thousand Jews to Auschwitz. A world where no one's a racist but ..., and National Front posters are everywhere, as menacing as the ubiquitous guard dogs. Maspero's aim is to put this world back on the map, and he does so with self-effacing humour, genial erudition and unwavering solidarity, helped by Frantz's rare ability to take photos which are both candid and respectful. This is an inspiring record, proof that a month on the RER can teach one more about la France profonde than a year in Provence
Les abeilles & la guêpe by François Maspero( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après une première partie consacrée à son père mort en déportation et à son frère, résistant engagé dans l'armée américaine et mort sur la Moselle en 1944, l'auteur nous entretient des horreurs du colonialisme, de l'impérialisme et des nationalismes dont il a été témoin, en tant qu'éditeur et écrivain, de l'Algérie à la Bosnie. Un livre remarquable par son honnêteté, son sens moral, sa profonde modestie, ses qualités d'écriture et sa puissance d'émotion. Les pages sur la solitude d'un fils de déporté sont particulièrement poignantes
Le temps des Italiens by François Maspero( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in French and Italian and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lise a douze ans en 1942. Orpheline, ses grands-parents, d'origine italienne, l'hébergent dans leur village provençal occupé par les Italiens. Les villageois organisent leur résistance, méprisent ces occupants qui, pourtant, leur ressemblent. Lise gardera toujours la mémoire des drames et des rencontres de cette époque
The angel's game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in French and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barcelone, années 1920. Après l'échec de son premier roman, David est contacté par un éditeur parisien, Corelli, pour écrire un texte fondateur, une sorte de nouvelle Bible. Du jour où il accepte le contrat, une étrange mécanique du meurtre se met en place autour de David, qui va se lancer dans une enquête sur ce curieux éditeur.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Un nom de torero by Luis Sepúlveda( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les 63 pièces d'or de la collection du Croissant de Lune Errant ont été volées par les nazis. Après quarante ans de sommeil, à la chute du mur de Berlin, elles réapparaissent en Patagonie et la course-poursuite commence entre la Lloyd Hanséatique et les anciens agents de la Stasi. La Lloyd a un atout majeur: Juan Belmonte. Il porte un nom de torero et un lourd passé de guérillero de toutes les révolutions perdues de l'Amérique latine. La Lloyd ne lui a pas laissé le choix : partir à la recherche des pièces d'or ou perdre Véronica, son unique raison de vivre, brisée par la torture. Dans cette course au trésor vers la Patagonie, Belmonte retrouve un Chili où le poids du silence n'a pas enterré la profonde humanité des habitants du bout du monde. Luis Sepûlveda montre une fois encore qu'il est un extraordinaire raconteur d'histoires
Mundo del fin del mundo by Luis Sepúlveda( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un garçon de seize ans lit Moby Dick et part chasser la baleine. Un baleinier industriel japonais fait un étrange naufrage à l'extrême sud de la Patagonie
La plage noire by François Maspero( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in French and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barcelone, 1979. Oscar Drai, quinze ans, est interne dans un pensionnat dont il s'esquive régulièrement afin de vagabonder dans la ville. Ses errances le conduisent un jour à la rencontre de Marina, une adolescente de son âge dont il tombe immédiatement sous le charme. De profonds liens se tissent d'emblée entre Oscar et cette jeune femme aussi frondeuse qu'énigmatique qui l'entraîne au coeur du vieux cimetière de la cité afin de lui faire partager le mystère qui la turlupine: une fois par mois, une femme voilée dont elle n'a jamais vu le visage vient déposer une rose écarlate sur une tombe dont la pierre n'est gravée que d'un papillon noir aux ailes déployées. Que signifie cet étrange symbole et qui est cette femme dont ils suivent la trace jusqu'à une propriété à l'abandon où, dans d'ignobles effluves de pourriture, ils découvrent non seulement une galerie de pantins inachevés, tous gravés du même papillon, mais également un album de photographies de monstres de foire? Rongé par la curiosité, le duo se lance dans une enquête qui le fait remonter plus de trente ans en arrière, sur les traces d'une grande actrice de théâtre russe, d'un savant fou et d'un policier à la retraite. Mais tous ne voient pas d'un bon oeil que l'on remue le passé
Burning patience by Antonio Skármeta( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in French and English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une fiction très réelle puisqu'en ce court roman circule Pablo Neruda dont la poésie métaphorique nourrit ce récit à la première personne. La tragédie du Chili vue à travers le prisme de l'admiration
Le cimetière des bateaux sans nom : roman by Arturo Pérez-Reverte( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman d'aventures. Roman de voyage
L'honneur de Saint-Arnaud by François Maspero( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in French and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of a very edified Marshal of France who during his lifetime was covered in honors for Sainte-Beuve. His "critical morality" was an example for the youth. In reality, massacres and rampant lure for gain were the only springs of his life to Victor Hugo, who said, "The General's length of service of a jackal." Achilles St. Arnaud built his career on the conquest of Algeria. After taking Constantine, he boasted: "I felt a little butcher." With other generals, he applied the strategy of scorched earth to starve people, and "enfumades" to exterminate all the inhabitants of villages. During the coup of 2 December, he died from uncontrollable diarrhea after the Battle of the Alma, as the leader of an expedition aimed against Russia - already - to establish a new world order. He then had a state funeral. However this work is not a simple biography, but a piece of the dark side of the history of nineteenth-century France
Le vol de la mésange by François Maspero( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lise, Manuel, Gilles et Luc sont amis de longue date, reporters et ont tous un passé de militants politiques, engagés dans les luttes des années 1960. En quatorze textes, l'auteur reconstitue leur vie, croisant la grande histoire et l'histoire quotidienne
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Toward the African revolution : political essays
Alternative Names
Franciscus Maspero scriptor et editor

François Maspero écrivain, journaliste, éditeur et traducteur français

François Maspero Frans romanschrijver (1932-2015)

François Maspero French novelist, journalist, publisher, translator

François Maspero scrittore e traduttore francese

François Maspéro skrivagner gallek

Maspero, François

Масперо, Франсуа

فرانسوا ماسبيرو


Toward the African revolution : political essaysLa sombra del vientoThe old man who read love storiesOut of the shadows : a life of Gerda TaroRoissy Express : a journey through the Paris suburbsThe angel's gameTraversing Paris : French travel writing practices in the late twentieth century ; an analysis of the work of Annie Ernaux, Francois Maspero and Jean Rolin