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Asher, Linda

Works: 29 works in 105 publications in 2 languages and 7,673 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Biography  Autobiographical fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Pictorial works  History 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PQ2671.U47, 809.3
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Publications about Linda Asher
Publications by Linda Asher
Most widely held works by Linda Asher
Slowness by Milan Kundera( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,520 libraries worldwide
A novel on the theme that the pleasure inherent in a slower rhythm of life has disappeared from our speed-obsessed age. The protagonists are two men, one who has a romance in the 18th Century, the other in the 20th Century. Subsequently, they meet for a morning-after chat. By the author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Ignorance by Milan Kundera( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,407 libraries worldwide
A man and woman enjoy a strange synchronicity when they meet upon returning to their homeland after two decades of exile and try to resume a relationship long in stasis
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,247 libraries worldwide
A novel on a woman who suffers from lack of male attention. On receiving letters from an anonymous admirer, she attributes them to various individuals and fantasizes romances with them
The universe, the gods, and men : ancient Greek myths by Jean-Pierre Vernant( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
"In this enchanting retelling of Greek myth, Jean-Pierre Vernant combines his deep knowledge of the subject with an original storytelling style. Beginning with the creation of Earth out of Chaos, Vernant continues with the castration of Uranus, the war between the Titans and the Olympic gods, the wily ruses of Prometheus and Zeus, and the creation of Pandora, the first woman. His narrative takes readers from the Trojan War to the voyage of Odysseus, from the story of Dionysus to the terrible destiny of Oedipus to Perseus's confrontation with the Gorgons." "Jean-Pierre Vernant has devoted himself to the study of Greek mythology. In recounting these tales, he unravels for us their multiple meanings and brings to life the beloved figures of legend whose narratives lie at the origin of our civilization. With remarkable psychological acuity, Vernant presents a picture of the world as the Greeks understood it. The relationship between the human and the divine - realms that have always been intimately connected - and their place within a world of potent natural forces are evoked effortlessly in a narrative that retains the magical quality of myth and reads with the compelling momentum of a good novel."--BOOK JACKET
Encounter by Milan Kundera( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 731 libraries worldwide
Milan Kundera's new collection of essays is a passionate defense of art in an era that, he argues, no longer values art or beauty. Art is what we possess in the face of evil and the darker side of human nature. With the same mix of emotion and idea that characterizes his novels, Kundera revisits the artists who remain important to him and whose works help us better understand the world we live in and what it means to be human. An astute reader of fiction, Kundera brings his extraordinary critical gifts to bear on the paintings of Francis Bacon, the music of Leoš Janáček, and the films of Federico Fellini, as well as the novels of Philip Roth, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Gabriel García Márquez, among others. He also seeks to restore to its rightful place the work of Anatole France and Curzio Malaparte, major writers who have fallen into obscurity. --From publisher description
A corner of the veil by Laurence Cossé( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
The discovery by a French priest that God exists throws the world in turmoil. If everyone starts believing and behaving well, what need for priests and policemen? Church and State unite to hush up the discovery so as to keep their jobs
The case of Dr. Sachs by Martin Winckler( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
In this bestseller from France, a good doctor, trying to lead a worthwhile existence, is the object of affection for young woman for whom he performed an abortion, yet he does not believe in dating patients
Memoirs of a Breton peasant by Jean-Marie Déguignet( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Throughout the tale, his freethinking, almost anarchic views put him ahead of his time, and often (sadly, for him) out of step with his fellows." "Memoirs of a Breton Peasant is drawn from Déguignet's voluminous notebooks, written from 1897 to 1904, recently discovered in a grandniece's cupboard in Brittany."--BOOK JACKET
The yellow dog by Georges Simenon( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
Inspector Jules Maigret investigates the murder of a prominent citizen of a little town on the coast of Brittany and, rather than make a quick arrest of a sad-eyed waitress who has seen too much, stays until justice is done
The class by François Bégaudeau( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of the author's time teaching French language and literature in a racially and lingustically mixed middle school in Paris
The human comedy : selected stories by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
"We think of Honore Balzac as the author of long and fully upholstered novels, stitched together into the magnificent visionary document called The Human Comedy. Yet along with the full-length fiction within The Human Comedy stand many shorter works, and it's here that we get some of his most daring explorations of crime, sexuality, and artistic creation. As Marcel Proust noted, it is in these tales that we detect, under the surface, the mysterious circulation of blood and desire. All are newly translated by three outstanding translators who restore the freshness of Balzac's vivid and highly colored prose"--
The curtain : an essay in seven parts by Milan Kundera( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
"In this essay, Kundera sketches out his personal view of the history and value of the novel in Western civilization. Too ofte, he suggests, a novel is thought about only within the confines of the language and nation of its origin, when in fact the novel's development has always occurred across borders"--Inside cover
Evolution by Jean-Baptiste de Panafieu( file )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Unprecedented in its approach, the number and diversity of the species presented, and the quality of the photographs, Evolution is the book on how we came to be what we are. Spectacular, mysterious, elegant, or grotesque, the skeletons of the vertebrates that inhabit the earth today carry within them the imprint of an evolutionary process that has lasted several billion years. This book is the result of a dual approach, scientific as well as aesthetic, rigorous yet accessible. Each chapter is made up of a short text that illuminates one theme of the evolutionary processrepetition, adaptation
The art of the novel by Milan Kundera( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Bundel essays over de rol van de roman in de westerse werkelijkheidsbeleving
Les nuits de Paris; or, The nocturnal spectator; a selection by Restif de La Bretonne( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Encounter by Milan Kundera( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Milan Kundera's brilliant new collection of essays is a passionate defense of art in an era that, he argues, no longer values art or beauty. With the same dazzling mix of emotion and ideas that characterizes his bestselling novels, the internationally acclaimed author revisits the artists whose works help us better understand what it means to be human
Camonica Valley; a depiction of village life in the Alps from neolithic times to the birth of Christ, as revealed by thousands of newly found rock carvings by Emmanuel Anati( Book )
4 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Testaments betrayed : an essay in nine parts by Milan Kundera( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Testaments Betrayed is written like a novel: the same characters appear and reappear throughout the nine parts of the book, as do the principal themes that preoccupy the author. Kundera once again celebrates the art of the novel, from its birth in a spirit of humor unique to European culture and sensibility - illustrated by some wonderful examples from the work of Rabelais and Cervantes - through its flowering in successive centuries. He notes the novel's mysterious kinship with music and the parallel (but not simultaneous) evolution of the two arts in the West, as well as the particular wisdom the novel offers about human existence." "The art of translation is the subject of one part of the book, illuminating the significance of its title. Kundera is a passionate defender of the moral rights of the artist and the respect due a work of art and its creator's wishes. The betrayal of both - often by their most passionate proponents - is on the principal themes of Testaments Betrayed." "Testaments Betrayed is a book rich in ideas about the time in which we live and how we have become who we are, about Western culture in general. It is also a personal essay, in which Kunder discusses the experience of exile - and an impassioned attack on the shifting moral judgements and persecutions of art and artist."--Jacket
Maigret and the yellow dog by Georges Simenon( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Identity (philosophical concept) by Milan Kundera( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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