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Messud, Claire 1966-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 218 publications in 16 languages and 12,804 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Love stories  Political fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3563.E8134, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Claire Messud
 
Most widely held works by Claire Messud
The emperor's children by Claire Messud( Book )
61 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three friends on the verge of their thirties--beautiful, sophisticated Marina Thwaite; Danielle, a quiet TV producer; and Julius, a freelance writer--make their way through New York City, until Marina's idealistic cousin, Bootie, arrives to complicate their lives
The woman upstairs : a novel by Claire Messud( Book )
33 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Relegated to the status of schoolteacher and friendly neighbor after abandoning her dreams of becoming an artist, Nora advocates on behalf of a charismatic Lebanese student and is drawn into the child's family until his artist mother's careless ambition leads to a shattering betrayal
The last life by Claire Messud( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel about French colonists in Algeria and their difficult adjustment to France after Algerian independence. It is narrated by a girl whose grandfather buys a hotel on the Riviera and forgetting he is no longer in the colonies goes to jail for shooting at rowdy teenagers by a pool
The emperor's children by Claire Messud( )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Friends at Brown University, Marina, Danielle, and Julius are still looking to make their marks as they approach their 30s. Marina lives with her celebrated parents on the Upper West Side while trying to complete her book. TV producer Danielle's success is due to the puff pieces she churns out. Freelance critic Julius can barely make ends meet. Into this mix comes Bootie, Marina's college droupout cousin, who is just the catalyst the three friends need to start making siginificant changes in their lives
The woman upstairs by Claire Messud( Recording )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nora Eldridge, a 37-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who long ago abandoned her ambition to be a successful artist, has become the 'woman upstairs', a reliable friend and tidy neighbor always on the fringe of others' achievements. Then into her classroom walks Reza Shahid, a child who enchants as if from a fairy tale. When Reza is attacked by schoolyard bullies who call him a terrorist, Nora is drawn into the complex world of the Shahid family
David Golder ; The ball ; Snow in autumn ; The Courilof affair by Irène Némirovsky( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of novels by the Russian-born author of Suite Francaise," who died in Auschwitz in 1942, features David Golder," a parable about greed and loneliness, as well as three novels available in English for the first time
The hunters : two short novels by Claire Messud( Book )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The widely acclaimed author of "The Last Life" offers two extraordinary short novels about isolation: "A Simple Tale", about a Ukrainian woman relocated as a displaced person to Canada, and "The Hunters", following a London scholar who becomes obsessed by the neighbors downstairs
When the world was steady by Claire Messud( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A middle-aged Australian divorcee, whose guiding philosophy is that we make our own happiness, discovers that luck is equally important when she runs into bums who ruin her holiday on Bali
Two serious ladies by Jane Bowles( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Christina Goering, eccentric and adventurous, and Frieda Copperfield, anxious but enterprising, are two serious ladies who want to live outside of themselves. Old friends, each will take a surprising path in search of salvation: during a visit to Panama, Mrs. Copperfield abandons her husband, finding solace in a relationship with a teenage prostitute; while Miss Goering, a wealthy spinster, pursues sainthood via sordid encounters with the basest of men. At the end the two women meet again, each radically altered by her experience"--Provided by publisher
The use of man by Aleksandar Tišma( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Aleksandar Tisma's The Use of Man is an unsparing and unequaled reckoning with the destruction of human life, self, and being in war, a book about a particular time and place, World War II and the Balkans, but nonetheless for all times. Set on the banks in the multiethnic town of Novi Sad on the Yugoslavian border with Hungary, the novel tracks the intertwined lives of a group of young people, high-school classmates, accustomed to studying and dancing and flirting and gossiping with one another. Then war breaks out, changing everything. Vera, of German background and half Jewish, is sent to a concentration camp; her cousin Sep becomes a Nazi; her boyfriend Milinko, a Serb, joins the resistance. Another friend, Svedoje, triumphs over the mayhem by becoming a killer, pure and simple. And when Vera returns after the war to what remains of the place called home she finds that survival, too, has its dead ends. Tisma is one of the master writers of the twentieth century, a companion to Vasily Grossman, Curzio Malaparte, and Laszlo Krasznahorkai. Writing about the savagery that erupts in war but also about the persistent terror that underlies peace, Tisma, more than any of his peers, speaks directly to the unspeakable cruelty of life. He does so, however, with a composure, with a respect for the singularity of human character and existence, and with bleak beauty that makes his work not only unignorable but essential. The scrupulous archaeologist of the destroyed soul, he restores its fragments to our contemplation with such art and care that we cannot turn aside"--
Des Kaisers Kinder : Roman by Claire Messud( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sie leben in New York, sind privilegiert und hätten alle Voraussetzungen für ein gutes Leben, doch die drei Absolventen einer Eliteuniversität stehen sich selbst im Weg
La femme d'en haut roman by Claire Messud( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The professor's history by Claire Messud( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une histoire simple ; (suivi de) Les chasseurs : deux romans by Claire Messud( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regroupe deux courts romans : le premier, qui donne son titre au volume, relate l'influence subtile qu'exerce une vieille bonne sur sa vieille patronne ; le second, "Les chasseurs", voit le narrateur, venu étudier à Londres, regarder les marionnettes qui s'agitent derrière les fenêtres, jusqu'au jour où l'une d'entre elles va malgré lui entrer dans sa vie
Familie Jäger : zwei kurze Romane by Claire Messud( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anne Peretz : paintings by Anne Peretz( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Claire Messud's The woman upstairs ( )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The New York Times best-selling author of the literary page-turner The Emperor's Children discusses her richly drawn new novel with Meghan O'Rourke (The Long Goodbye). Her latest release is a riveting compulsively readable confession of a 37-year-old elementary school teacher in Cambridge, Mass, drawn into the complex world of her new neighbors -- a Lebanese scholar and professor of Ethical History, his glamourous Italian artist wife and their son -- who move in and change her life in ways she never expected. With a reading from the novel by Patricia Kalember (Don't Dress for Dinner)
İmparatorun çocukları : roman by Claire Messud( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Turkish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sista livet : roman by Claire Messud( Book )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<> by Claire Messud( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Hebrew and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
メスード, クレア
Languages
English (165)
French (8)
German (6)
Italian (6)
Spanish (4)
Dutch (4)
Polish (3)
Swedish (2)
Catalan (2)
Chinese (1)
Turkish (1)
Japanese (1)
Portuguese (1)
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Hebrew (1)
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