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Asher, Linda

Overview
Works: 35 works in 137 publications in 3 languages and 8,916 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Short stories, French  Fictional autobiographies  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Essays  Pictorial works 
Roles: Translator, Author
Classifications: PQ2671.U47, 843.914
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Most widely held works by Linda Asher
Slowness by Milan Kundera( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the theme that the pleasure inherent in a slower rhythm of life has disappeared from our speed-obsessed age. The protagonists are two men, one who has a romance in the 18th Century, the other in the 20th Century. Subsequently, they meet for a morning-after chat. By the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Ignorance by Milan Kundera( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their Czech homeland, which they had abandoned 20 years earlier when they chose to become exiles. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history?
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chantal begins to receive letters from a secret admirer that, after a while, begin to affect the relationship she has with her younger lover Jean-Marc
The festival of insignificance : a novel by Milan Kundera( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An enchanting new novel from one of the most distinguished writers of our time, an altogether serious comedy that is the synthesis and culmination of his oeuvre"--
The universe, the gods, and men : ancient Greek myths by Jean-Pierre Vernant( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this enchanting retelling of Greek myth, Jean-Pierre Vernant combines his deep knowledge of the subject with an original storytelling style. Beginning with the creation of Earth out of Chaos, Vernant continues with the castration of Uranus, the war between the Titans and the Olympic gods, the wily ruses of Prometheus and Zeus, and the creation of Pandora, the first woman. His narrative takes readers from the Trojan War to the voyage of Odysseus, from the story of Dionysus to the terrible destiny of Oedipus to Perseus's confrontation with the Gorgons." "Jean-Pierre Vernant has devoted himself to the study of Greek mythology. In recounting these tales, he unravels for us their multiple meanings and brings to life the beloved figures of legend whose narratives lie at the origin of our civilization. With remarkable psychological acuity, Vernant presents a picture of the world as the Greeks understood it. The relationship between the human and the divine - realms that have always been intimately connected - and their place within a world of potent natural forces are evoked effortlessly in a narrative that retains the magical quality of myth and reads with the compelling momentum of a good novel."--Jacket
Encounter by Milan Kundera( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milan Kundera's new collection of essays is a passionate defense of art in an era that, he argues, no longer values art or beauty. Art is what we possess in the face of evil and the darker side of human nature. With the same mix of emotion and idea that characterizes his novels, Kundera revisits the artists who remain important to him and whose works help us better understand the world we live in and what it means to be human. An astute reader of fiction, Kundera brings his extraordinary critical gifts to bear on the paintings of Francis Bacon, the music of Leoš Janáček, and the films of Federico Fellini, as well as the novels of Philip Roth, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Gabriel García Márquez, among others. He also seeks to restore to its rightful place the work of Anatole France and Curzio Malaparte, major writers who have fallen into obscurity. --From publisher description
A corner of the veil by Laurence Cossé( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery by a French priest that God exists throws the world in turmoil. If everyone starts believing and behaving well, what need for priests and policemen? Church and State unite to hush up the discovery so as to keep their jobs
The case of Dr. Sachs by Martin Winckler( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this bestseller from France, a good doctor, trying to lead a worthwhile existence, is the object of affection for young woman for whom he performed an abortion, yet he does not believe in dating patients
The human comedy : selected stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We think of Honore Balzac as the author of long and fully upholstered novels, stitched together into the magnificent visionary document called The Human Comedy. Yet along with the full-length fiction within The Human Comedy stand many shorter works, and it's here that we get some of his most daring explorations of crime, sexuality, and artistic creation. As Marcel Proust noted, it is in these tales that we detect, under the surface, the mysterious circulation of blood and desire. All are newly translated by three outstanding translators who restore the freshness of Balzac's vivid and highly colored prose"--
Maigret and the yellow dog by Georges Simenon( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Jules Maigret investigates the murder of a prominent citizen of a little town on the coast of Brittany and, rather than make a quick arrest of a sad-eyed waitress who has seen too much, stays until justice is done
Memoirs of a Breton peasant by Jean-Marie Déguignet( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born to landless farmers in Brittany in 1834, the young Déguignet was sent out several times a week to beg for the family's food. After spending some of his adolescent years as a cowherd and a domestic speaking only Breton, he left the provinces as a soldier, avid for knowledge of the vast world. He taught himself Latin, then French, then Italian and Spanish; he read history, philosophy, politics, and literature. He was sent to fight in the Crimean war, he served as attendant at Emperor Napoleon III's coronation, he supported Italy's liberation struggle, and was deployed to defend the ill-fated puppet emperor Maximilian in Mexico. After his return home Déguignet worked as a farmer and tobacconist, falling back into dire poverty
The class by François Bégaudeau( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Prix France Culture/Télérama prize, The Class explores timely issues of race, class, identity, colonial history, immigration, and education, "suspend[ing] judgment and liberat[ing] the raw words of kids in a deconsecrated classroom" (Le Monde). The novel's eponymous film version, directed by Laurent Cantet, starring author Bégaudeau as himself, won the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
The festival of insignificance : a novel by Milan Kundera( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Paris today, the novel follows four friends who run into each other in the Luxembourg Gardens, attend parties, and conduct a long-running exchange on sex, desire, history, art, and even the meaning of human existence. As in all novels by this literary master, The Festival of Insignificance contains both fiction and a critical commentary on contemporary reality. Alain, one of the friends, is fascinated by the exposed belly buttons of passing women--the latest fashion--and takes navel-gazing to imaginative, erotic heights. Another, who has just been told that he does not have cancer, tells a friend that his case is terminal. Kundera moves effortlessly from a ferocious parody of Stalinism to playful ridicule of our own times. Neither the Stalinist period nor our own knows how to take a joke, or even how to recognize one. Kundera pokes fun at our sense of self-importance, and one of the friends, Ramon, proposes that we rejoice in the freedom of recognizing our own insignificance. What a liberating thought!
The curtain : an essay in seven parts by Milan Kundera( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this essay, Kundera sketches out his personal view of the history and value of the novel in Western civilization. Too ofte, he suggests, a novel is thought about only within the confines of the language and nation of its origin, when in fact the novel's development has always occurred across borders"--Inside cover
The art of the novel by Milan Kundera( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel essays over de rol van de roman in de westerse werkelijkheidsbeleving
Les nuits de Paris; or, The nocturnal spectator; a selection by Restif de La Bretonne( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camonica Valley; a depiction of village life in the Alps from neolithic times to the birth of Christ, as revealed by thousands of newly found rock carvings by Emmanuel Anati( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testaments betrayed : an essay in nine parts by Milan Kundera( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negen essays over literatuur (de roman), muziek en filosofie
Identity by Milan Kundera( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are situations in which we fail for a moment to recognize the person we are with, in which the identity of the other is erased while we simultaneously doubt our own. This also happens with couples indeed, above all with couples, because lovers fear more than anything else "losing sight" of the loved one
Evolution by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unprecedented in its approach, the number and diversity of the species presented, and the quality of the photographs, Evolution is the book on how we came to be what we are. Spectacular, mysterious, elegant, or grotesque, the skeletons of the vertebrates that inhabit the earth today carry within them the imprint of an evolutionary process that has lasted several billion years. This book is the result of a dual approach, scientific as well as aesthetic, rigorous yet accessible. Each chapter is made up of a short text that illuminates one theme of the evolutionary processrepetition, adaptation
 
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