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Fischman, Sheila

Works: 185 works in 554 publications in 1 language and 13,411 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  Fictional autobiographies  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PQ3979.3.T489, 843
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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 )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 938 libraries worldwide
At ten years old, Kim Thúy fled Vietnam on a boat with her family, leaving behind a grand house and the many less tangible riches of their home country: the ponds of lotus blossoms, the songs of soup-vendors. The family arrived in Quebec, where they found clothes at the flea market, and mattresses with actual fleas. Kim learned French and English, and as she grew older, seized what opportunities an immigrant could; she put herself through school picking vegetables and sewing clothes, worked as a lawyer and interpreter, and later as a restaurateur. She was married and a mother when the urge to write struck her, and she found herself scribbling words at every opportunity - pulling out her notebook at stoplights and missing the change to green. The story emerging was one of a Vietnamese émigré on a boat to an unknown future: her own story fictionalized and crafted into a stunning novel
The hockey sweater by Roch Carrier( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 libraries worldwide
In the days of Roch's childhood, winters in the village of Ste. Justine were long. Life centered around school, church, and the hockey rink, and every boy's hero was Montreal Canadiens hockey legend Maurice Richard. Everyone wore Richard's number 9. They laced their skates like Richard. They even wore their hair like Richard. When Roch outgrows his cherished Canadiens sweater, his mother writes away for a new one. Much to Roch's horror, he is sent the blue and white sweater of the rival Toronto Maple Leafs, dreaded and hated foes to his beloved team. How can Roch face the other kids at the rink?
Mercury under my tongue by Sylvain Trudel( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 305 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
The flying canoe by Roch Carrier( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
11-year old Baptiste, spending the winter at a logging camp, gets a chance to go back home by riding "la chasse-galerie" (the devil's canoe) through the sky
Today, maybe by Dominique Demers( Book )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 283 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 )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 269 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."--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 220 libraries worldwide
Old Thomas and the little fairy by Dominique Demers( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 194 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 189 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 )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 167 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
The longest home run by Roch Carrier( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
"The longest home run in the history of baseball was hit by a girl." So begins a baseball misadventure in the village of Ste. Justine. This time, a strange girl named Adeline shows up at the daisy field where Roch and his friends play baseball all summer. She proceeds to hit a towering home run, right through the window of the crankiest man in town. Adeline has other powers as well, which Roch and the boys discover at a magic show. But without the baseball, the game cannot go on. When Adeline literally disappears, who do you think has to get the ball back?
Mãn by Kim Thúy( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Man has Three mothers: the one who gives birth to her in wartime, the nun who plucks her from a vegetable garden, and her beloved Maman, who becomes a spy to survive
The boxing champion by Roch Carrier( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Each spring, when the ice melts off the hockey rink, Roch gets a bloody nose in a boxing match against one of the many Cote brothers. Finally, one spring, Roch invests all of his savings in the Miracle Muscle exercisers
Simon at the circus by Gilles Tibo( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 147 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
The black notebook by Michel Tremblay( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
A young waitress recounts her trials and surprising allies in a lifelong battle against social stigma
The Douglas notebooks by Christine Eddie( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
"Roman 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 Roman, who calls himself Starling. Éléna renames him Douglas, for the strongest and most spectacular of trees. Fade to black. When the story takes up again, Douglas has returned to the forest and his daughter Rose is in the village under the care of others. 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."--Publisher
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 112 libraries worldwide
When their father commits suicide, two siblings are forced into contact with the world beyond their immense estate, and their cloak of romance and superstition quickly falls away
Bambi and me by Michel Tremblay( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Autobiographical pieces about how movies shaped the life of young Michel Tremblay, who later became Canadaâ#x80;#x99;s most important playwright
The orange grove by Larry Tremblay( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
"Twin brothers Amed and Aziz live in the peaceful shade of their family's orange grove. But when a bomb kills the boys' grandparents, the war that plagues their country changes their lives forever. Blood must repay blood, and, in order to avenge their grandparents' deaths, one brother must offer the ultimate sacrifice. Years later, the surviving twin - now a student actor in a wintry Montreal - is given a role which forces him to confront the past. Tremblay, an actor and director himself, poses the difficult question: can art ever adequately address suffering? Both current and timeless, written with the sharp purity of desert poetry, The Orange Grove depicts the haunting inheritance of war and its aftermath."--
In Translation : Honouring Sheila Fischman by Sherry Simon( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 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
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Alternative Names
Fischman, Sheila Leah
Sheila Fischman Canadees vertaalster
Sheila Fischman Canadian translator
Sheila Fischman traductora canadiense
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