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Prose, Francine 1947-

Overview
Works: 199 works in 588 publications in 5 languages and 34,534 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Satire  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Biography  Bildungsromans  Short stories 
Roles: Contributor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3566.R68, 813.54
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Publications about Francine Prose
Publications by Francine Prose
Most widely held works by Francine Prose
Anne Frank : the book, the life, the afterlife by Francine Prose( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,021 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In June 1942, Anne Frank received a red-and-white- checked diary for her thirteenth birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in an Amsterdam attic to escape the Nazis. For two years, with ever-increasing maturity, Anne crafted a memoir that has become one of the most compelling documents of modern history. She described life in vivid, unforgettable detail, explored apparently irreconcilable views of human nature-people are good at heart but capable of unimaginable evil-and grappled with the unfolding events of World War II, until the hidden attic was raided in August 1944. But Anne Frank's diary, argues Francine Prose, is as much a work of art as a historical record. Through close reading, she marvels at the teenage Frank's skillfully natural narrative voice, at her finely tuned dialogue and ability to turn living people into characters. And Prose addresses what few of the diary's millions of readers may know: this book is a deliberate work of art. During her last months in hiding, Anne Frank furiously revised and edited her work, crafting a piece of literature that she had hoped would be read by the public after the war. Read it has been. Few books have been as influential for as long, and Prose thoroughly investigates the diary's unique afterlife: the obstacles and criticism Otto Frank faced in publishing his daughter's words; the controversy surrounding the diary's Broadway and film adaptations; and the claims of conspiracy theorists who have cried fraud, along with the scientific analysis that proved them wrong. Finally, Prose, a teacher herself, considers the rewards and challenges of sharing one of the world's most read, and most banned, books with students. How has the life and death of one girl become emblematic of the lives and deaths of so many, and why do her words continue to inspire? Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife tells the extraordinary story of the book that became a force in the world. Along the way, Francine Prose definitively establishes that Anne Frank was not an accidental author or a casual teenaged chronicler, but a writer of prodigious talent and ambition. How has the life and death of one girl become emblematic of the lives and deaths of so many, and why do her words continue to inspire? Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife tells the extraordinary story of the book that became a force in the world. Along the way, Francine Prose definitively establishes that Anne Frank was not an accidental author or a casual teenage chronicler, but a writer of prodigious talent and ambition
Goldengrove : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,711 libraries worldwide
A young girl faces the consequences of sudden loss after the death of her sister. As her parents drift toward their own risky consolations, thirteen-year-old Nico is left alone to grope toward understanding and clarity, falling into a seductive, dangerous relationship with her sister's enigmatic boyfriend. Over one haunted summer, Nico must face that life-changing moment when children realize their parents can no longer help them. She learns about the power of art, of time and place, the mystery of loss and recovery. But for all the darkness at the novel's heart, the narrative itself is radiant with the lightness of summer and charged by the restless sexual tension of teenage life
Blue angel : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,708 libraries worldwide
"It has been years since Swenson, a professor of creative writing at a small New England college, has published a novel of his own. It's been even longer since a student of his has shown a glimmer of talent. And academia, with its increasingly stifling politically correct environment, isn't what it used to be. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare gift for writing. Fearless and ambitious, Angela seems like the answer to Swenson's prayers. Better yet, she wants his help. What could be more perfect? However, as experience shows, the road to hell is paved with good intentions"--Jacket
After by Francine Prose( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,552 libraries worldwide
In the aftermath of a nearby school shooting, a grief and crisis counselor takes over Central High School and enacts increasingly harsh measures to control students, while those who do not comply disappear
A changed man : a novel by Francine Prose( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,538 libraries worldwide
Holocaust survivor Meyer Maslow, the head of a human rights foundation, is baffled by the entreaties of Vincent Nolan, a young neo-Nazi who inadvertently transforms the lives of other people in his attempts to change his own life
The lives of the Muses : nine women & the artists they inspired by Francine Prose( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,461 libraries worldwide
Profiles nine women who served as muses to famous artists, discussing how each of them inspired the works of their artistic counterpart
My new American life by Francine Prose( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,309 libraries worldwide
While working for an idealistic college professor, twenty-six-year old Lula, an Albanian trying to make a better life for herself in America, finds her life taking a complicated turn when her Albanian "brothers" return, in a novel set in the aftermath of 9/11
Caravaggio : painter of miracles by Francine Prose( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,231 libraries worldwide
Presents a biography of late sixteenth-century Italian Renaissance painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, and chronicles his life, later years in exile in Naples, Malta, and Sicily, and his influence on later generations of artists
Gluttony by Francine Prose( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
"Here, novelist and critic Francine Prose serves up a marvelous banquet of witty and engaging observations on the most delicious of deadly sins. Prose traces how our negative notions of gluttony have evolved along with our ideas about salvation and damnation, health and illness, life and death. At the same time, Prose reminds us that it is also an affirmation of pleasure and passion. "The broad, shiny face of the glutton," Prose writes, "has been and continues to be the mirror in which we see ourselves, our hopes and fears, our darkest dreams and deepest desires." Never have we delved more deeply into this mirror than in this insightful and stimulating book. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Bullyville by Francine Prose( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 998 libraries worldwide
After the death of his estranged father in the World Trade Center on 9/11, thirteen-year-old Bart, still struggling with his feelings of guilt, sorrow and loss, wins a scholarship to the local preparatory school and there encounters a vicious bully whose cruelty compounds the aftermath of the tragedy
Household saints by Francine Prose( Book )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 961 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the Santangelos, a family in New York's Little Italy
Bigfoot dreams by Francine Prose( Book )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 898 libraries worldwide
Vera Perl, "star reporter of a sleazy supermarket tabloid ... conjures up stories about UFO sightings, miracle cures in garden vegetables, evidence of life after death, and the ever-popular Bigfoot ... Then one day Vera discovers that one of the stories she's invented has turned out to be true in ways she never could have dreamed."--Cover
Touch by Francine Prose( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
Ninth-grader Maisie's concepts of friendship, loyalty, self-acceptance, and truth are tested to their limit after a school bus incident with the three boys who have been her best friends since early childhood
Primitive people by Francine Prose( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 825 libraries worldwide
Young Simone flees the chaotic violence of Haiti only to land in a world no less brutal or bizarre--the world of upstate New York's Porter family. Here, dead sheep swing from trees, light bulbs are ceremoniously buried, a fur-clad mother carves terrifying goddesses from pumice, and learning to lie is the principle rite of passage into adulthood
Hunters and gatherers by Francine Prose( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
How do women treat one another in the absence of men to treat them badly? Martha, the protagonist, finds out when after a bust-up with her boyfriend she joins devotees of a matriarchal goddess in a New Age boot camp in the Arizona desert. A satire on New Age religion and knee-jerk feminism
Guided tours of hell : novellas by Francine Prose( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
Two novellas. In the title piece, a New York playwright tours a death camp in the Czech Republic as part of a literary conference, while Three Pigs in Five Days is on how boring Paris can be if your loved one is not with you
The Mrs. Dalloway reader by Virginia Woolf( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
"The Publication of Mrs. Dalloway in 1925 secured Virginia Woolf's place as a master of the modern literary form and inspired generations of writers to come. This unique collection includes the complete text of Mrs. Dalloway and Mrs. Dalloway's Party, and also various journal entries and letters by Virginia Woolf relating to the genesis and writing of her masterpiece. Editor Francine Prose has selected these pieces as well as essays and appreciations, critical views, and commentary by writers famous and unknown. While Mrs. Dalloway remains Woolf's classic work, the lesser-known companion book, Mrs. Dalloway's Party, is a kind of writer's notebook, containing many outtakes from Woolf's initial attempt to write Mrs. Dalloway. This complete volume illuminates the creation of a beloved book and the genius of its author. Book jacket."--Jacket
The turning by Francine Prose( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
"A teen boy becomes the babysitter for two very peculiar children on a haunted island in this modern retelling of The Turn of the Screw"--
The peaceable kingdom : stories by Francine Prose( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Francine Prose, widely praised as "one of the most astute observers of American ways", in this new collection of stories once again displays the keen wit, ironic insight, and unsentimental compassion that have won her the praise of readers and critics alike. Hailed as "social satire at its slyest and best", her fiction has been described as "hilarious and shocking", "relentless and scathingly perceptive", and "as graceful as it is wrenching". The inhabitants of Prose's peaceable kingdom are getting the surprises of their lives. The things they thought they'd wanted - marriage and children, travel, work - even the compromises they imagined they'd made, no longer sustain them. A young woman on her Italian honeymoon suddenly realizes that her high-minded ecologist husband will have to save the world without her. A child on a class trip recognizes in the friezes of an Egyptian tomb the inevitable, tragic procession of her life to come. A teenager has a rude awakening when she is pursued to Paris by the boy of her dreams. Nothing is dependable in this world where weddings and birthday parties go unpredictably, awry, strangers blurt out disturbing confessions, and even the family pets reveal themselves to be agents of discord and disruption - and where the seemingly tranquil surface of ordinary happiness barely conceals the darker, more mysterious and brutal truth about this deceptively peaceable kingdom
Loretta Lux by Loretta Lux( Book )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 585 libraries worldwide
>Meine Fotografien handeln von Kindheit und Verlorenheit in der Welt als existenzielle Grunderfahrung des Menschen<, so kommentiert Loretta Lux selbst ihre Porträts, mit denen sie zuletzt in New York und Amsterdam vielbeachtete Auftritte hatte. Für die New York Times gehören ihre Aufnahmen >zu den eigentümlichsten, überaus raffiniert manipulierten Bildern< unserer Zeit. Die digital nachbearbeiteten Porträts der 1969 in Dresden geborenen Künstlerin irritieren den Betrachter in ihrer Unbestimmtheit zwischen Fotografie und Malerei, zwischen Traum und Realität: Die Dargestellten, meist Kinder mit Porzellanteint und manierierten Gesten, blicken uns traumwandlerisch entrückt an. Sie posieren vor schlichten Interieurs, kargen oder romantischen Landschaften, die an Ansichten alter Meister, etwa an Gemälde von Velázquez oder Runge, erinnern. In einem aufwändigen Arbeitsprozess - von der Auswahl der Modelle und deren Kleidung, den oft selbst gemalten, farblich abgestimmten Hintergründen bis zur Nachbearbeitung am Computer - entstehen die subtil inszenierten Porträts von Loretta Lux, die in diesem Bildband erstmals in einer breiten Auswahl gezeigt werden
 
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Alternative Names
Prose, Francine
プローズ, フランシーン
Languages
English (273)
German (3)
Chinese (2)
French (1)
Spanish (1)
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