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Asher, Linda

Works: 37 works in 170 publications in 4 languages and 9,092 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Time-travel fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Autobiographical fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other
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 )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
From one of the most distinguished writers of modern times comes a libertine fantasy which is also a profound meditation on contemporary life. Ruminating on how the pleasures of slowness have disappeared in today's fast-paced, future-shocked world, Kundera explores the secret bond between slowness and memory and the connection between our era's desire to forget and the ways in which we have given ourselves over to the demon of speed
The festival of insignificance : a novel by Milan Kundera( Book )
9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,222 libraries worldwide
"An enchanting new novel from one of the most distinguished writers of our time, an altogether serious comedy that is the synthesis and culmination of his oeuvre"--
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
Chantal begins to receive letters from a secret admirer that, after a while, begin to affect the relationship she has with her younger lover Jean-Marc
The universe, the gods, and men : ancient Greek myths by Jean-Pierre Vernant( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 755 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."--Jacket
Encounter by Milan Kundera( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 719 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 466 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 367 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
Maigret and the yellow dog by Georges Simenon( Book )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 356 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
Memoirs of a Breton peasant by Jean-Marie Déguignet( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 256 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."--Jacket
The class by François Bégaudeau( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 168 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 art of the novel by Milan Kundera( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Bundel essays over de rol van de roman in de westerse werkelijkheidsbeleving
Identity by Milan Kundera( file )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
There are situations in which we fail for a moment to recognize the person we are with, in which the identity of the other is erased while we simultaneously doubt our own. This also happens with couples indeed, above all with couples, because lovers fear more than anything else "losing sight" of the loved one
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 held by 8 libraries worldwide
Testaments betrayed : an essay in nine parts by Milan Kundera( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Negen essays over literatuur (de roman), muziek en filosofie
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English (100)
Spanish (1)
Hungarian (1)
French (1)
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