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Aoustin, Jean-Pierre

Overview
Works: 42 works in 103 publications in 2 languages and 740 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Satire 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PR6052.A6657, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jean-Pierre Aoustin
The consolations of philosophy by Alain De Botton( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a work that proves that philosophy can be a source of help for our most painful everyday problems." "Dividing his work into six sections - each highlighting a different psychic ailment and the appropriate philosopher - de Botton offers consolation for unpopularity from Socrates, for not having enough money from Epicurus, for frustration from Seneca, for inadequacy from Montaigne, and for a broken heart from Schopenhaver (the darkest of thinkers and yet, paradoxically, the most cheering). Consolation for envy - and, of course, the final word on consolation - comes from Nietzsche: "Not everything which makes us feel better is good for us.""--Jacket
Status anxiety by Alain De Botton( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from the fields of history, psychology, politics, and economics, a look at the anxieties associated with a pursuit of status explains how humans have sought to cope with their fears and offers suggestions on ways to deal with the problem
Splendeurs et misères du travail by Alain De Botton( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La plus remarquable caractéristique du monde contemporain du travail est peut-être finalement la croyance très répandue que celui-ci doit nous rendre heureux ... Notre société est la première à suggérer que le travail pourrait être beaucoup plus qu'une punition ou une pénitence et que nous devons chercher à travailler même en l'absence d'un impératif financier, l'idée étant que le chemin vers une existence dotée de sens doit invariablement passer par le portail d'un emploi satisfaisant et profitable. Avec ce livre, dont le titre a des accents balzaciens, Alain de Botton nous donne une série de reportages, souvent très pittoresques, sur les conditions de travail dans différentes activités. Cela va de l'élaboration d'un nouveau biscuit - qui aurait imaginé que cela mobilise autant de personnes pendant si longtemps ? -, du lancement d'une fusée Ariane - vraiment passionnant -, de la journée sans surprise d'un comptable dans une grosse entreprise - on n'oubliera pas la surprenante DRH -, à une visite fort réjouissante au salon aéronautique du Bourget. En tout dix chapitres, chacun consacré à un métier souvent inattendu. Le travail, au centre de la vie de chacun d'entre nous, correspond-il aux attentes que nous pouvions avoir à, mettons, seize ans ? Au temps de la mondialisation, de l'informatique, du 'toujours plus', s'épanouit-on un peu, beaucoup, souvent, rarement dans son métier?"-- Éditeur
England, England by Julian Barnes( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A replica of Britain is created on the Isle of Wight, complete with Robin Hood, Princess Di and replays of the Battle of Britain. It is the idea of a millionaire to show tourists the real Britain, a land with a great past and no future
Rien à craindre by Julian Barnes( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Barnes propose une réflexion sur Dieu, la religion et la mort sous la forme de dialogues imaginaires avec des philosophes, des poètes, des romanciers, des musiciens, ponctués de citations
Quelque chose à déclarer by Julian Barnes( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Roman personnel
L'art du voyage by Alain De Botton( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreter of maladies : stories by Jhumpa Lahiri( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in French and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chez nous", c'est "là-bas", en Inde, le pays que l'on a quitté. "Ici", c'est l'Occident, l'Amérique le plus souvent. Les personnages des nouvelles de Jhumpa Lahiri sont presque tous, comme elle, des Indiens de la diaspora, des enfants du déracinement et du mélange des cultures, qui en vivent les déchirements et les conflits, politiques ou familiaux
Levels of life by Julian Barnes( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on grief and love for the author's late wife Pat, in which he discusses ballooning, photography, love, and bereavement; putting two things and two people together; and then tearing those things apart
Pulse by Julian Barnes( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories in Julian Barnes' long-awaited third collection are attuned to rhythms and currents : of the body, of love and sex, illness and death, connections and conversations. A divorcee falls in love with a mysterious European waitress; a widower relives a favourite holiday; two writers rehearse familiar arguments; a couple bond, fall out and bond again over flowers and vegetable patches. And at a series of evening at "Phil & Joanna's", the topics of conversation, from toilet graffiti to smoking, as we witness the guests' lives in flux
Petit guide des religions à l'usage des mécréants by Alain De Botton( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dix ans après : roman by Julian Barnes( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le lecteur retrouvera les personnages de "Love" vingt ans plus tard. Que sont-ils devenus?
Cross channel by Julian Barnes( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories exploring the love-hate relationship of the British and the French. The story, Hermitage, features two Englishwomen operating a vineyard, Tunnel is a train ride on the new undersea railway, and Melon is an English cricket team's match with the Gentlemen of France in 1789. Ten stories in all, by the author of Flaubert's Parrot
Through the window by Julian Barnes( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these seventeen essays (plus a short story and a special preface), Julian Barnes examines the British, French, and American writers who have shaped his own writing, as well as the cross-currents and overlappings of their different cultures
The sense of an ending by Julian Barnes( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a middle-aged man as he reflects on a past he thought was behind him, until he is presented with a legacy that forces him to reconsider different decisions, and to revise his place in the world
Le fracas du temps : roman by Julian Barnes( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mooch by Dan Fante( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comme dans "En crachant du haut des buildings", Bruno Dante (l'alter ego de l'auteur) connaît de gros problèmes d'alcool, d'argent et, plus généralement, de rapports avec le monde et ses semblables. Mais, Bruno s'est désintoxiqué et il travaille désormais dans le télémarketing ... Une parabole du salut et de la perdition, sur fond de télémarketing et de passion charnelle
Metroland by Julian Barnes( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in the sixties, Chris and Toni, face the sexual longings of adolescence, find adulthood in Paris, and return home to join adult society
Arthur & George by Julian Barnes( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au XIXe siècle, George, timide fils d'un pasteur originaire de l'Inde et employé de bureau, est accusé de mutilations d'animaux. Sur la foi de rumeurs et d'improbables témoignages, il est arrêté, jugé et condamné à plusieurs années de prison. Lorsqu'il sort de prison, il fait appel à Arthur Conan Doyle, qui vient de créer le personnage de Sherlock Holmes, pour l'aider à prouver son innocence
The artist of disappearance : three novellas by Anita Desai( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written late in Anita Desai's illustrious career, these three novellas ruminate on art and memory, illusion and disillusion, and the sharp divide between life's expectations and dreams and its realities. Set in India in the not too distant past, the stories' diverse surroundings and dramas frame universal themes, which illuminate the ways in which various aspects of the Indian culture can nourish or suffocate. All are served up with Desai's characteristic perspicuity, subtle humor and quiet, sensitive writing. Overwhelmed by their own lack of purpose, the men and women who populate these tales set out on unexpected journeys that present them with a fresh sense hope and opportunity. In "The Museum of Final Journeys," a bored and officious junior civil servant imagines he's about to discover a museum filled with priceless treasures; in "Translation," a middle-aged woman has the chance to translate an unknown writer and in the process, impress the woman she most admires; in "The Artist of Disappearance," a documentary film crew, looking to expose the ecological havoc of illegal mining and logging, stumbles upon an artistic creation of unspeakable beauty, hidden from the world by its creator, a local recluse. But these are not heroic characters, and when confronted with defining moments, they struggle against their circumstances, their passivity and the disappointments of their daily lives, like so many flies in a spider's web. An impeccable craftsman, Desai remains evenhanded, elegantly setting the stage for all attendant human frailties to play out."
 
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Languages
French (61)

English (1)