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Messud, Claire 1966-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 215 publications in 6 languages and 12,562 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Love stories 
Roles: 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 )
41 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,512 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 )
30 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 2,838 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 )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,179 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 1,082 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 906 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 )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of novels by the Russian-born author of Suite Française," 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 )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 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 664 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
De vrouw van hierboven by Claire Messud ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een eenzame Amerikaanse van in de veertig, lerares op een basisschool hoewel ze kunstenaar had willen worden, komt in opstand tegen de rol die van haar wordt verwacht
De kinderen van de keizer by Claire Messud ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Over de liefdes en ambities van drie artistieke dertigers in New York valt de slagschaduw van de aanslagen op het World Trade Center
Los hijos del emperador by Claire Messud ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three friends near thirty--sophisticated Marina Thwaite; Danielle, a 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
Two serious ladies by Jane Bowles ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 39 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
Les enfants de l'empereur : roman by Claire Messud ( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lors d'une réception un peu snob à Sidney, un romancier assez médiocre et son épouse convient des intellectuels branchés. Ce petit groupe se retrouve à New York, cette fois dans l'orbite d'un certain Murray, célèbre journaliste qui a été de tous les combats des années 1960-1970. Mais à force de se fréquenter, les uns et les autres découvrent les vraies personnalités de chacun
Een eenvoudige vertelling by Claire Messud ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hunters : two short novels by Claire Messud ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A Simple Tale" is the moving account of Maria Poniatowski, an aging Ukrainian woman who was taken by the Germans for slave labor and eventually relocated to Canada as a displaced person. She struggles to provide her son Radek with every opportunity, but his eventual success increases the gulf between him and his mother. What of the past is she to preserve, and how to avoid letting the weight of that past burden the present' Maria's story is about the moments of connection and isolation that are common to us all. "The Hunters," the second novella, is narrated by an American academic spending a summer in London who grows obsessed by the neighbors downstairs. Ridley Wandor, a plump and insipid caretaker of the elderly, lives with her ever-unseen mother and a horde of pet rabbits she calls "the hunters." While the narrator researches a book about death, all of Ridley Wandor's patients are dying. Loneliness breeds an active imagination. Is having such an imagination always destructive' Or can it be strong enough to create a new reality' Far-flung settings and universal themes give a sweeping appeal to Claire Messud's work
La vie après by Claire Messud ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyse: Roman psychologique (formation)
Des Kaisers Kinder : Roman by Claire Messud ( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in German and held by 16 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
Het vorige leven by Claire Messud ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een vrouw denkt terug aan haar jeugd in Zuid-Frankrijk, waar ze zich een buitenstaander voelde met haar half Amerikaanse, half Frans-Algerijnse afkomst en haar gehandicapte broertje
L'innocenza perduta di Sagesse by Claire Messud ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 14 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
 
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Alternative Names
メスード, クレア
Languages
English (162)
French (5)
Dutch (4)
German (3)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
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