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Fischman, Sheila

Works: 174 works in 509 publications in 1 language and 12,309 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Psychological fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Fictional autobiographies  Fables  Picture books 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PQ3979.3.T489, C843.54
Publication Timeline
Publications about Sheila Fischman
Publications by Sheila Fischman
Most widely held works about Sheila Fischman
Most widely held works by Sheila Fischman
Ru : a novel by Kim Thúy( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 962 libraries worldwide
"Written with piercing clarity, sharp observation and sly wit, Ru carries us on an unforgettable journey from a palatial residence in Saigon to a crowded and muddy Malaysian refugee camp, and onward to a new beginning in Quebec. Moving seamlessly from past to present, from history to memory and back again, Ru is a book that celebrates life in all its wonder: its moments of beauty and sensuality, brutality and sorrow, comfort and comedy."--Page 2 of cover
Mercury under my tongue by Sylvain Trudel( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
"Frederick Langlois could be that geeky seventeen-year-old notebook-toting sage found in every high school, feeling deeply, spouting out tiny poems, just a little too old for his years. But Frederick isn't in high school. He's in a hospital ward with other critically ill adolescents, dying of bone cancer." "Mercury Under My Tongue chronicles his short stay there, from his distant but friendly relationship with his therapist (and his mute delight at catching a glimpse of her cleavage), through comic moments in the ward and his emergent friendships with other teenage patients. Some survive, others are lost, and at the end, Frederick must make a final reckoning with himself and his family, one that is both dispassionate and deeply felt."--Jacket
Today, maybe by Dominique Demers( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
A story about a young girl who patiently awaits the arrival of a friend who's meant for her. While she waits she encounters many of the well-known characters of children's literature
Farewell, Babylon : coming of age in Jewish Baghdad by Naïm Kattan( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
"Naim Kattan was born in the heart of the ancient Jewish community of Baghdad. This memoir tells of the young man's coming of age in the turbulent 1940s, of his discovery of learning, of work, of friendship, and of patriotism and all that love of country means, especially to an Iraqi few. He and his friends, both Jewish and Muslim, attempt to bridge their ethnic divide by passionate discussions in coffee houses and by trying to forge a new Iraqi literature. However, larger political events were to drive them apart and inspire the young Kattan to seek a new life elsewhere." "This is a unique glimpse into an exotic world and a loss of innocence - the idealism of youth versus the pragmatism of experience, the attempt to explore love and sex in a society where the women are veiled and closely guarded. It is a fascinating portrait of a people, a city, a state, and a culture that are still, unfortunately, as troubled and divided today as Kattan found them all those years ago."--book jacket
For my country = "Pour la patrie" : an 1895 religious and separatist vision of Quebec in the mid-twentieth century by Jules Paul Tardivel( Book )
4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Old Thomas and the little fairy by Dominique Demers( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
"Old Thomas is angry at the whole world, until he discovers a tiny little girl washed up on the beach and tries to save her life. Rich and moving illustrations depict this unforgettable story" Cf. Our choice, 2001
Heartbreaks along the road by Roch Carrier( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Vaste, intelligente, "épico-comique" fresque de la société québécoise d'avant la Révolution tranquille, sous le règne de Duplessis. Au centre du récit, un village de Beauce et une histoire: la construction d'une route qui ne mène nulle part à la veille d'élections provinciales
The red notebook by Michel Tremblay( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
"The year is 1967 - Expo - and everyone else in Montreal is waiting for the great day when they can visit the exotic foreign pavilions. For the characters of The Red Notebook, the second in Tremblay's Notebook trilogy, life in Montreal has shaken off its conservative glumness as a new age arrives. Change is everywhere in the air: politically the Quebec independence movement has been given a major boost by Charles de Gaulle's famous "Vive le Quebec libre!" declaration; and things will never be the same. Celine Poulin, former waitress at the bohemian hangout "Le Select," is now about to start a new job: that of hostess in a bordello just opened by Montreal's famous Madame, Fine Dumas. Its specialty? All the "girls" in "Le Boudoir" are transvestites. Some are old pals of Celine's who'll also be her room-mates after she finally escapes the stifling unhappiness of her family home and moves into their communal boarding house." "Having always maintained that he does not write politics, but fables, Tremblay celebrates how it is possible for Celine to embrace her difference and to flourish in solidarity with a community of others with transcendent eloquence and compassion."--Couv
Simon at the circus by Gilles Tibo( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Simon, the little boy with impossible dreams, has charmed children around the world. Simon books have won The Governor General's Literary Award for Illustration in Canada and the Owl Prize in Japan; and were chosen for the prestigious Illustrators Exhibit in Bologna, Italy. The ever-imaginative little character, Simon, dreams of being the ringmaster of a circus. In a cardboard box he creates a circus with his animal friends, but his efforts to stage the show are frustrated. When he acts as lion tamer to a paper lion, a goat tries to eat the star attraction. When he tries to walk a tightrope, he is foiled by a flock of tame birds. As usual his sensible friend, Marlene, comes to the rescue. Her common-sense advice saves the day and Simon creates a circus that will never be forgotten
Translation is a love affair by Jacques Poulin( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
A daring young translator finds herself in a noirish yet heartwarming Quebecois fairy tale mystery
The black notebook by Michel Tremblay( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Céline Poulin, à cause de son physique ingrat, a connu une enfance difficile et une adolescence douloureuse. Quand, à contrecoeur, elle accepte de donner la réplique à une étudiante pour une audition, sa vie bascule
The Douglas notebooks by Christine Eddie( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Romain was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. At 18, he leaves his family for a home in the forest, learning to live off the land rather than his family's wealth. Éléna flees a house of blood and mayhem, taking refuge in a monastery and later in the rustic village of Rivière-aux-Oies. One day, while walking in the woods, Éléna hears the melody of a clarinet and comes across Romain, who calls himself Starling and whom Éléna later renames Douglas, for the strongest and most spectacular of trees. Later a child named Rose is born. Fade to black. When the story takes up again, Douglas has returned to the forest, Rose is in the village under the care of others, and Éléna is gone. From these disparate threads, Christine Eddie tenderly weaves a fable for our time and for all times. As the years pass, the story broadens to capture others in its elegant web: a doctor with a bruised heart, a pharmacist who may be a witch, and a teacher with dark secrets. Together they raise this child with the mysterious heritage, transforming this story into an ode to friendship and family, a sonnet on our relationship with nature, and an elegy to love and passion
Collected later novels by Anne Hébert( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
"Collected Later Novels contains the beautiful and tragic Burden of Dreams, winner of the Governor General's Award for French fiction; Aurelian, Clara, Mademoiselle, and the English Lieutenant, a shimmering fable that captivates and dazzles with its simple beauty; Am I disturbing you?, the raw and chaotic tale of a distraught young woman, nominated for the Giller Prize; and A Suit of Light, Hebert's final novel about the realization of one family's dangerous dreams."--Jacket
The little girl who was too fond of matches : a novel by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Alone with their bullying father on a vast estate, a sister and brother speak a language and inhabit a universe of their own making. When the old man commits suicide, they are forced into contact with the villagers and their cloak of romance and superstition quickly falls away to reveal shocking truths. Balancing naiveté with carnality, Soucy employs his signature playfulness, plot twists, and fascination with guilt, cruelty, and violence in a narrative tour de force where nothing is quite what it seems
Bambi and me by Michel Tremblay( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Autobiographical pieces about how movies shaped the life of young Michel Tremblay, who later became Canada's most important playwright. Among others, he talks about Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Cinderella, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, OrphEe and The Night Visitors, and about how each led to his discovery of his emerging emotional sensibilities
Vaudeville! by Gaétan Soucy( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Gaétan Soucy sets this acclaimed novel in a parallel-universe New York, just before the great stock market crash of 1929. Xavier X. Mortanse is an apprentice demolition worker who believes he's an immigrant from Hungary. By the time Xavier finds a singing frog in a miniature coffin, tries his luck on the vaudeville stage, and upsets a grandmaster chess match, Soucy has seduced readers into a netherworld of unforgettable eccentrics that riffs on chaos, corruption, and the surprising light of the human spirit
Birth of a bookworm by Michel Tremblay( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Michel TremblayOne of the most produced and the most prominent playwrights in the history of Canadian theatre, Michel Tremblay has received countless prestigious honours and accolades. His dramatic, literary and autobiographical works have long enjoyed remarkable international popularity, including translations of his plays that have achieved huge success in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. Awards and Recognition*Prix du Grand (2009) La Traversée de la ville (Leméac Editeur Inc.)Blue Metropolis International Literary Grand Prix (2006)Globe and Mail Top 100 Books (2003) Birth of a Bookw
In Translation : Honouring Sheila Fischman by Sherry Simon( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Since the late 1960s Sheila Fischman has worked tirelessly at making the best works of Quebecois literature available to English-language readers. Anglophones who have read works by Michel Tremblay, Jacques Poulin, Yves Beauchemin, Francois Gravel, Anne Hebert, Roch Carrier, and Marie-Claire Blais most likely know these works only through Fischman's subtly and faithfully crafted translations. In Translation celebrates Fischman's more than 150 book-length translations from French to English. It combines essays on the friendships created through translation with essays on the art of translation and on the changing context of literary translation in Canada. Distinguished contributors include Alberto Manguel, Commissioner of Official Languages Graham Fraser, authors Gaetan Soucy, Lise Bissonnette, and Louise Desjardins, and fellow-translators Lori Saint Martin, Michael Henry Heim, Luise von Flotow, and Kathy Mezei. The volume also includes interviews with Fischman and a selection of her prose. A fitting tribute to an outstanding career, In Translation illuminates the artistry behind a difficult craft by considering the work of one of its finest practitioners
Talking translation ( visu )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Literary translation opens doorways to the literature of the world. This video focuses on award-winning literary translator Sheila Fischman and Québec writer Roch Carrier as they discuss their respective roles and their particular method of working. The process of translation is demonstrated by French and English readings from three Carrier novels, including the 1992 prizewinner of the Leacock Medal for Humour
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Alternative Names
Fischman, Sheila Leah
Sheila Fischman Canadees vertaalster
Sheila Fischman Canadian translator
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