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O'Brien, Justin 1906-1968

Works: 129 works in 492 publications in 2 languages and 18,275 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romances  Novels  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Biography  Diaries  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Former owner, Other, Correspondent
Classifications: PQ2288, 843.7
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Most widely held works by Justin O'Brien
The counterfeiters : with Journal of The counterfeiters by André Gide( Book )
13 editions published between 1931 and 1973 in English and held by 1,573 libraries worldwide
This novel within a novel, concerns the relatives and teachers of a group of schoolboys who are subjected to corrupting influences both in and out of the classroom. The boys attend the Pension Azais where some are suspected of having attempted to circulate counterfeit coins. Edouard, an author writing a novel entitled The Counterfeiters, observes that if a counterfeit coin is thought to be authentic, it is accepted as valuable; if it is found to be counterfeit, it is perceived as worthless. Therefore, he concludes, value is wholly a matter of perception and has nothing to do with reality. The counterfeiters are thus representative of those who disguise themselves with false personalities, either in unconscious self-deception or through conscious, hypocritical conformity to convention
The possessed : a play in three parts by Albert Camus( Book )
6 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,408 libraries worldwide
The Possessed (a.k.a., The Devil or Demons) is an extremely political novel of late 19th century Russian political and social chaos... The novel takes place in a provincial Russian setting, primarily on the estates of Stepan Trofimovich Verkhovensky and Varvara Stavrogina. Stepan Trofimovich's son, Pyotr Verkhovensky, is an aspiring revolutionary conspirator who attempts to organize a knot of revolutionaries in the area. He considers Varvara Stavrogina's son, Nikolai, central to his plot because he thinks Nikolai Stavrogin has no sympathy for mankind whatsoever. Verkhovensky gathers conspirators like the philosophizing Shigalyov, suicidal Kirillov, and the former military man Virginsky, and he schemes to solidify their loyalty to him and each other by murdering Ivan Shatov, a fellow conspirator. Verkhovensky plans to have Kirillov, who was committed to killing himself, take credit for the murder in his suicide note. Kirillov complies and Verkhovensky murders Shatov, but his scheme falls apart. He escapes, but the remainder of his aspiring revolutionary crew is arrested. In the denouement of the novel, Nikolai Stavrogin kills himself, tortured by his own misdeeds.
Notebooks by Albert Camus( Book )
3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1,211 libraries worldwide
The French literary horizon by Justin O'Brien( Book )
11 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
Portrait of André Gide : a critical biography by Justin O'Brien( Book )
40 editions published between 1933 and 1977 in English and held by 1,013 libraries worldwide
The journals of André Gide by André Gide( Book )
4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Contemporary French literature; essays by Justin O'Brien( Book )
9 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 899 libraries worldwide
Resistance, rebellion, and death by Albert Camus( Book )
28 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Essays selected by the author from his Actuelles and other works
The fall, & Exile and the kingdom by Albert Camus( Book )
10 editions published between 1957 and 1965 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
From the N.R.F. An image of the twentieth century from the pages of the Nouvelle revue française by NRF (Firm)( Book )
5 editions published in 1958 in English and French and held by 438 libraries worldwide
The journals of André Gide, 1889-1949 by André Gide( Book )
12 editions published between 1956 and 1987 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Pretexts; reflections on literature and morality by André Gide( Book )
12 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
"Most of Andre Gide's richly-varied literary output has long been available to American readers. Only one aspect of his protean career has been lacking in translation: the essays, the publication of which will go far to explain why Gide holds in France such high rank as a critic. Many of the essays in Pretexts: Reflections on Literature and Morality were provoked by events in the cultural and political world of twentieth-century France, a turbulent setting that produced a lasting literature. These essays are vintage Gide, informed by his characteristic spirit?his hard brilliance, pointed honesty, and the enduring relevance of his concerns. Readers of his Journals will be prepared for the style, intelligence, and marksmanship that Gide brings to bear in these forty-two articles on life as well as on letters. His range, as always, is broad: a long and moving memoir of his encounters with Oscar Wilde; a series of combats against reactionary nationalists and self-appointed purifiers of morals; estimates of Mallarme, Baudelaire, Proust, Gautier, and Valery, among others; letters to Jacques Riviere, Jean Cocteau, and Francis Jammes; and general essays on art, literature, the theater, and politics. Justin O'Brien, famous for his studies in modern French literature, has written that Gide is "related to La Fontaine and Racine by his essential conciseness and crystalline style, to Montaigne and Goethe by his inquiring mind which reconciled unrest and serenity, to Baudelaire by his lucid, prophetic criticism." O'Brien, who has done so much to bring contemporary French literature to America, supervised the translations in Pretexts: Reflections on Literature and Morality, prepared several of them himself, and contributes an informative general introduction and additional commentary to preface the various sections of this major book."--Provided by publisher
Madeleine = (Et nunc manet in te) by André Gide( Book )
4 editions published between 1952 and 1968 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
La symphonie pastorale by André Gide( Book )
5 editions published in 1954 in French and English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
L'amour d'une aveugle et de son pasteur
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo( Book )
2 editions published between 1955 and 2003 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Here is the original Hugo story on which was based the movie "Hunchback of Notre-Dame."
The maxims of Marcel Proust by Marcel Proust( Book )
4 editions published between 1948 and 1958 in English and held by 228 libraries worldwide
The myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus( Book )
15 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
The Myth of Sisyphus is one of the most profound philosophical statements written this century. It is a discussion of the central idea of absurdity that Camus was to develop in his novel The Outsider. Here Camus poses the fundamental question: Is life worth living? If existence has ceased to retain significance when confronted with the fragmented reality of the human condition, what then can keep us from suicide? Camus movingly argues for an acceptance of reality that encompasses revolt, passion and, above all, liberty. This volume contains several other essays, including lyrical evocations of the sunlit cities of Algiers and Oran
Correspondance (1937-1951) by André Gide( Book )
8 editions published in 1979 in French and Undetermined and held by 21 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
O'Brien, Justin
O'Brien Justin M. 1906-1968
O'Brien Justin McCortney 1906-1968
English (180)
French (12)
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