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Bellos, David

Works: 94 works in 467 publications in 4 languages and 17,203 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Diaries  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fictional autobiographies  Humorous fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Narrator, Editor, Interviewee, Other, tra
Classifications: PG9621.K3, 891.9913
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Publications about David Bellos
Publications by David Bellos
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Most widely held works by David Bellos
The universal history of numbers : from prehistory to the invention of the computer by Georges Ifrah( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,734 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of counting and calculating from the time of cave dwellers to the late twentieth century, examining how different cultures used numbers to solve basic problems related to their everyday needs
Is that a fish in your ear? : translation and the meaning of everything by David Bellos( Book )
33 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,342 libraries worldwide
Without translation there would be no world news, not much of a reading list in any subject at college, and no repair manuals for cars or planes. This book ranges across the whole of human experience, from foreign films to philosophy, to show why translation is at the heart of what we do and who we are
The journal of Hélène Berr by Hélène Berr( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 977 libraries worldwide
The joyful but ultimately heartbreaking journal of a young Jewish woman in occupied Paris, now published for the first time, 63 years after her death. In 1942, Hélène Berr, a 21-year-old Jewish student at the Sorbonne, started to keep a journal, writing with verve and style about her everyday life in Paris--about her studies, her friends, her growing affection for the "boy with the grey eyes," about the sun in the dewdrops, and about the effect of the growing restrictions imposed by France's Nazi occupiers. Humiliations were to follow, which she records, now with a view to posterity. She wants the journal to go to her fiancé, who has enrolled with the Free French Forces, as she knows she may not live much longer. She was right. The final entry is dated February 15, 1944, and we now know she died in Bergen-Belsen in April 1945, within a month of Anne Frank and just days before the liberation of the camp.--From publisher description
The novel of the century : the extraordinary adventure of Les Misérables by David Bellos( Book )
10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 771 libraries worldwide
"The definitive biography of the world's most popular novel. Putting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full of information about the book's origins and later career on stage and screen, The Novel of the Century brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d'état, and political exile; how he pulled off the deal of the century to get it published; and how he set it on course to become the novel that epitomizes the grand sweep of history in the nineteenth century. This biography of a masterpiece also shows how and why the moral and social messages of Les Misérables are full of meaning for our time. "--
Have mercy on us all by Fred Vargas( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
"In a small Parisian square, the ancient tradition of the town crier continues into modern times. The self-appointed crier, Joss Le Guern, reads out the daily news, snippets of gossip, and lately, ominous messages placed in his handmade wooden message box by an annonymous source that warn of an imminent onset of the bubonic plague."
The successor : a novel by Ismail Kadare( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
On Dec. 13, 1981 Mehmet Shehu, a man who was number two in the Albanian government, was killed. Was it murder or suicide? Many different politicians in the country might stand to gain from this death. A wonderful analysis of dictatorship and communistic government
Georges Perec : a life in words : a biography by David Bellos( Book )
35 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Spring flowers, spring frost : a novel by Ismail Kadare( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
In a town at the foot of the northern Highlands, life goes on as always, but people are in a state of shock: a bank has been robbed, a sure sign of the Westernization of this backward Balkan land. Meanwhile, other strange events--such as the marriage of a girl and a snake--confirm that ancient legends still prevail. People are flocking from far and wide to search for a tunnel to the Secret State Archives, said to house records of crimes they may have committed. Some even claim the ghosts of former dictators Hoxha, Brezhnev, and Ulbricht -- not to mention Oedipus--have been seen there ... Against this backdrop, a simple and sensual love story between a painter and a girl stands out as light against dark
Agamemnon's daughter : a novella and stories by Ismail Kadare( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
In the title novella, a young man working for the state-controlled media agency experiences a vision of the ancient general Agamemnon, who warns him of the repercussions of his love affair with a high-ranking official's daughter, in a collection that also includes the short stories "The Blinding Order" and "The Great Wall."
Chronicle in stone : a novel by Ismail Kadare( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
A coming-of-age tale by the inaugural Man Booker International Prize winner follows a young man's efforts to juggle the challenges of growing up in Albania during the terrors of World War II, a period marked by devastating cruelty, betrayals, and simple pleasures
Leo Spitzer, essays on seventeenth-century French literature by Leo Spitzer( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
The pyramid by Ismail Kadare( Book )
20 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
In ancient Egypt, a pharaoh wants to dispense with a pyramid as his grave, but the priests convince him that building one is necessary to keep the populace busy and controlled. A political allegory by an Albanian writer, author of The Concert
On leave : a novel by Daniel Anselme( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
"When On Leave was published in Paris in 1957, as France's engagement in Algeria became ever more bloody, it told people things they did not want to hear. It vividly described what it was like for soldiers to return home from an unpopular war in a faraway place. The book received a handful of reviews, it was never reprinted, it disappeared from view. With no outcome to the war in sight, its power to disturb was too much to bear. Through David Bello's translation, this lost classic has been rediscovered. Spare, forceful, and moving, it describes a week in the lives of a sergeant, a corporal, and an infantryman, each home on leave in Paris. What these soldiers have to say can't be heard, can't even be spoken; they find themselves strangers in their own city, unmoored from their lives. Full of sympathy and feeling, informed by the many hours Daniel Anselme spent talking to conscripts in Paris, On Leave is a timeless evocation of what the history books can never record: the shame and the terror felt by men returning home from war--
Honoré de Balzac, Old Goriot by David Bellos( Book )
8 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 libraries worldwide
This up-to-date account of the novel's composition, structure, and achievement provides readers with the literary and historical knowledge needed to make sense of the text. Professor Bellos explains how Balzac challenged prevailing nineteenth-century expectations of what novels should be like
The siege by Ismail Kadare( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 libraries worldwide
The story of the siege of a Christian citadel in the Albanian mountains by the Ottoman Army in the 15th century
The file on H. by Ismail Kadare( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
In the mid-1930s, two Irish-American scholars arrive in a small town in Northern Albania to carry out research on the surviving tradition of spoken verse epics, recording the last of the wandering ballad-mongers. They hope to solve the mystery of Homer'sauthorship of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey."
Balzac criticism in France, 1850-1900 : the making of a reputation by David Bellos( Book )
12 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Twilight of the eastern gods by Ismail Kadare( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized recreation of the author's experiences as a student at the prestigious Gorky Institute for World Literature describes the school's descent into a dangerously Socialist Realist aesthetic that almost caused him to abandon writing altogether
Jacques Tati : his life and art by David Bellos( Book )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and French and held by 374 libraries worldwide
What emerges from this biography of the French filmmaker Jacques Tati, is the portrait of a man at once dedicated, impassioned and shy, more an artist than a businessman. He died in 1982 but his comedy films are as popular now as in their heyday
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Alternative Names
Bellos, D. M.
Bellos, D. M. 1945-
Bellos, David M.
Bellos, David M. 1945-
Belos, David
David Bellos British translator and author
בלוס, דיויד
벨로스, 데이비드
ベロス, デイヴィッド
English (210)
French (24)
Korean (1)
Hebrew (1)
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