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Seaver, Richard

Works: 42 works in 132 publications in 3 languages and 8,130 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Personal narratives‡vHungarian  Screenplays  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Short stories  Records and correspondence  Erotic fiction  Literature 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: PQ2603.E378, 843.9
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Most widely held works by Richard Seaver
Stories & texts for nothing by Samuel Beckett( Book )
3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,575 libraries worldwide
This volume brings together three of Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett's major short stories and thirteen shorter pieces of fiction that he calls "texts for nothing." Here, as in all his work, Beckett relentlessly strips away all but the essential to arrive at a core of truth. His prose reveals the same mastery that marks his work from Waiting for Godot and Endgame to Molloy and Malone Dies. In each of the three stories, old men displaced or expelled from the modest corners where they have been living bestir themselves in search of new corners. Told, "You can't stay here," they somehow, doggedly, inevitably, go on. Includes: "The Expelled" "The Calmative" "The End" Texts for Nothing (1-10)
I can't go on, I'll go on : a selection from Samuel Beckett's work by Samuel Beckett( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 1,210 libraries worldwide
The 120 days of Sodom and other writings by Sade( Book )
18 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
"The Marquis de Sade, vilified by respectable society from his own time through ours, apotheosized by Apollinaire as "the freest spirit that has yet existed," wrote The 120 Days of Sodom while imprisoned in the Bastille. An exhaustive catalogue of sexual aberrations and the first systematic exploration-a hundred years before Krafft-Ebing and Freud-of the psychology of sex, it is considered Sade's crowning achievement and the cornerstone of his thought. Lost after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, it was later retrieved but remained unpublished until 1935. In addition to The 120 Days, this volume includes Sade's "Reflections on the Novel," his play Oxtiem, and his novella Ernestine. The selections are introduced by Simone de Beauvoir's landmark essay "Must We Burn Sade?" and Pierre Klossowski's provocative "Nature as Destructive Principle." "Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change."--Sade's Last Will and Testament."-- (April 19, 2011)
A fleeting sorrow by Françoise Sagan( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Paul Cazavel, a 39-year-old French architect who has cancer, is told by his doctor he has only six months to live. The novel follows him as he tries to come to terms with imminent death, chronicling the reaction of his nearest and dearest--from his wife who is glad she will be finally rid of him to his best friend, too preoccupied to listen
Manifestoes of surrealism by André Breton( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 libraries worldwide
This volume presents the essential ideas of the founder of French surrealism
Le ravissement de Lol V. Stein : [roman] by Marguerite Duras( Book )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Lol has returned to her hometown to confront her memories through the eyes of her childhood friend, Tatiana, and becomes involved in a passionate love triangle
The boy who sailed with Columbus by Michael Foreman( Book )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
Having sailed to the New World as ship's boy for Columbus, young Leif is captured by warring natives, ultimately marries an Indian woman, and becomes a shaman
Justine, Philosophy in the bedroom, and other writings by Sade( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
No other writer has so scandalized proper society as the Marquis de Sade, but despite the deliberate destruction of over three-quarters of his work, Sade remains a major figure in the history of ideas. His influence on some of the greatest minds of the last century'from Baudelaire and Swinburne to Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky and Kafka'is indisputable. This volume contains Philosophy in the Bedroom, a major novel that presents the clearest summation of his political philosophy; EugEnie de Franval, a novella widely considered to be a masterpiece of eighteenth-century French literature; and the only authentic and complete American edition of his most famous work, Justine. This literary portrait of Sade is completed by one of his earliest philosophical efforts, Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man, a selection of his letters, a fifty-page chronology of his life, two important essays on Sade, and a bibliography of his work
The mystified magistrate and other tales by Sade( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
"This volume contains the title novella, "The Mystified Magistrate," in which Sade uses his pen to avenge all the wrongs visited upon him throughout his tumultuous life by the French judicial system, especially the court of Aix in his native Provence; two full-length tales, "Augustine de Villeblanche" and "Emilie de Tourville"; and a selected number of Sade's tales and short stories. Many of Sade's favorite themes and pet peeves are present here: the hypocrisy and stupidity of blind justice and those who serve her, the wily duplicity and dishonesty of the clergy on all levels, the total corruption of society, jealousy, revenge, and the fairest way to settle unfair accounts. Yet throughout, these tales are infused with a light touch and mordant wit, "well within the boundaries of modesty and decency," as Sade himself noted, albeit "sometimes a trifle bawdy."" "These tales constitute a portion of his "regular writings" - as opposed to his knowingly clandestine writings - to which Sade attached a special importance. For if he was writing not to be read in his scandalous works, here he was hoping to enhance his reputation as a storyteller of wit and charm."--BOOK JACKET
Four novellas by Samuel Beckett( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
The Olympia reader : selections from the Traveller's companion series by Maurice Girodias( Book )
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Moderato cantabile by Marguerite Duras( Book )
2 editions published between 1960 and 1987 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Barbarella by Jean-Claude Forest( Book )
2 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Jean-Claude Forest's timeless Erotic Sci-Fi series recounting the spatial adventures of the beautiful titular character is now available in a brand new English-language adaptation. Barbarella's spaceship breaks down, she finds herself trapped on the planet Lythion. There, she has a series of adventurous, and bawdy, encounters with a variety of strange beings, from robots to angels
To Christ through criticism by Richard Seaver( Book )
6 editions published between 1906 and 2013 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
The cattle truck by Jorge Semprún( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Auschwitz : a doctor's eyewitness account by Miklós Nyiszli( Book )
7 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The memoir of a Jewish doctor from Hungary who was forced to do medical experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp
The tender hour of twilight : Paris in the '50s, New York in the '60s : a memoir of publishing's golden age by Richard Seaver( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in Italian and English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
A personal account by the late founder of Arcade Publishing documents his experiences in the literary world of the mid-20th century, describing his efforts to overcome U.S. censorship laws and introduce readers to important written works
Hiroshima mon amour by Marguerite Duras( Book )
4 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in English and French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Released in 1959, Alain Renais's film, Hiroshima Mon Amour, was awarded the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film festival and the New York Film Critics' Award. The story of a love affair between a Japanese architect and a French actress visiting Japan to make a film on peace, Hiroshima Mon Amour is also an exploration of the influence of war on both Japanese and French culture and the conflict between love and humanity. This book contains the complete script of the film, as well as Miss Duras' original synopsis and notes
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Estrée, Sabine d'

Richard Seaver Amerikaans uitgever (1926-2009)
Richard Seaver US-amerikanischer Verleger und Übersetzer
Seaver, Richard W.
Seaver, Richard Woodward
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Italian (3)
French (1)
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