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Bellos, David

Overview
Works: 83 works in 370 publications in 2 languages and 15,921 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives  Diaries  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Autobiographical fiction  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: PG9621.K3, 891.9913
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Publications about David Bellos
Publications by David Bellos
Most widely held works about David Bellos
 
Most widely held works by David Bellos
The universal history of numbers : from prehistory to the invention of the computer by Georges Ifrah( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,762 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 )
27 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,294 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 )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 958 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
Have mercy on us all by Fred Vargas( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 754 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 plague ; The fall ; Exile and the kingdom ; and selected essays by Albert Camus( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: From one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers of the twentieth century-two novels, six short stories, and a pair of essays in a single volume. In both his essays and his fiction, Albert Camus (1913-1960) deployed his lyric eloquence in defense against despair, providing an affirmation of the brave assertion of humanity in the face of a universe devoid of order or meaning. The Plague-written in 1947 and still profoundly relevant-is a riveting tale of horror, survival, and resilience in the face of a devastating epidemic. The Fall (1956), which takes the form of an astonishing confession by a French lawyer in a seedy Amsterdam bar, is a haunting parable of modern conscience in the face of evil. The six stories of Exile and the Kingdom (1957) represent Camus at the height of his narrative powers, masterfully depicting his characters-from a renegade missionary to an adulterous wife-at decisive moments of revelation. Set beside their fictional counterparts, Camus's famous essays "The Myth of Sisyphus" and "Reflections on the Guillotine" are all the more powerful and philosophically daring, confirming his towering place in twentieth-century thought
The successor : a novel by Ismail Kadare( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 707 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
Spring flowers, spring frost : a novel by Ismail Kadare( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 620 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
Georges Perec : a life in words : a biography by David Bellos( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Agamemnon's daughter : a novella and stories by Ismail Kadare( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 596 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 )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 593 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
The pyramid by Ismail Kadare( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 498 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
Leo Spitzer, essays on seventeenth-century French literature by Leo Spitzer( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
The siege by Ismail Kadare( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
The story of the siege of a Christian citadel in the Albanian mountains by the Ottoman Army in the 15th century
On leave : a novel by Daniel Anselme( Book )
4 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 )
6 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 libraries worldwide
The file on H. by Ismail Kadare( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
A political comedy on two American academics who are recording story-singers in Albania. The two are on a project to show that story-singers were the source of Homer's epics, but this is much too highbrow for the district governor, convinced the pair are spies. By an Albanian writer, author of The Concert
Balzac criticism in France, 1850-1900 : the making of a reputation by David Bellos( Book )
14 editions published between 1971 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 libraries worldwide
Jacques Tati : his life and art by David Bellos( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 372 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
Twilight of the eastern gods by Ismail Kadare( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 355 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
Journal by Hélène Berr( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
"With her colleagues, Helen Barr plays the violin and she seeks refuge from the everyday in the selfish magic of English literature and poetry. But this is Paris under the occupation and her family is Jewish. In March 1944, Helene and her family are arrested, taken to Drancy Transit Camp and soon sent to Auschwitz. This is her journal."--Publisher description
 
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Alternative Names
Bellos, D. M. 1945-
Bellos, David M. 1945-
Belos, David.
ベロス, デイヴィッド
Languages
English (169)
French (20)
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