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Asher, Linda

Overview
Works: 26 works in 115 publications in 2 languages and 7,911 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Short stories, French  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  History  Pictorial works  Love stories 
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 1,511 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
Ignorance by Milan Kundera( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 1,407 libraries worldwide
A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned 20 years earlier when they chose to become exiles. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history?
Identity by Milan Kundera( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,236 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 778 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 )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 736 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 522 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 419 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
An old maid by Honoré de Balzac( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 349 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, andit'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"--
Maigret and the yellow dog by Georges Simenon( Book )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 329 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 )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 269 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 class by François Bégaudeau( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Winner of the Prix France Culture/TElErama prize, The Class explores timely issues of race, class, identity, colonial history, immigration, and education, "suspend[ing] judgment and liberat[ing] the raw words of kids in a deconsecrated classroom" (Le Monde). The novel's eponymous film version, directed by Laurent Cantet, starring author BEgaudeau as himself, won the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
The curtain : an essay in seven parts by Milan Kundera( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 58 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 )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Bundel essays over de rol van de roman in de westerse werkelijkheidsbeleving
Encounter by Milan Kundera( 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
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
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 )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Testaments betrayed : an essay in nine parts by Milan Kundera( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Negen essays over literatuur (de roman), muziek en filosofie
Ignorance by Milan Kundera( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A man and a woman meet by chance while returning to their homeland, which they had abandoned 20 years earlier when they chose to become exiles. Irena, who fled the country in 1968 with her now-deceased husband Martin, returns to Prague only to find coldness and indifference on the part of her former friends. Josef, who emigrated after the Russian invasion, is back in Prague to fulfill a wish of his beloved late wife. Arriving at the airport, the two meet by chance, strangers who shared a single evening years ago in Prague. Irena remembers their initial meeting with detailed intensity and has always regretted its abrupt, chaste conclusion. Josef doesn't even recognize Irena, but does not admit the truth. Will they manage to pick up the thread of their strange love story, interrupted almost as soon as it began and then lost in the tides of history? The truth is that after such a long absence "their memories no longer match." we always believe that our memories coincide with those of the person we loved, that we experienced the same thing. But this is just an illusion
The other woman I am by Geneviève Gennari( Book )
2 editions published in 1964 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Reflections of a still-beautiful Parisian woman upon being widowed at 44, and her decision for the future. A commentary on the human condition
 
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