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Lederer, Michel

Overview
Works: 126 works in 305 publications in 1 language and 1,480 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Historical fiction  Western stories  Biography  Fictional autobiographies  Short stories  Young adult works 
Roles: Translator, Other
Classifications: PS3551.L35774, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Michel Lederer
Publications by Michel Lederer
Most widely held works by Michel Lederer
Anil's ghost by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman historique. Roman psychologique (intime)
The cat's table by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 60 libraries worldwide
In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the "cat's table"--as far from the Captain's Table as can be--with a ragtag group of "insignificant" adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship makes its way across the Indian Ocean, through the Suez Canal, into the Mediterranean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: one man talks with them about jazz and women, another opens the door to the world of literature. The narrator's elusive, beautiful cousin Emily becomes his confidante, allowing him to see himself "with a distant eye" for the first time, and to feel the first stirring of desire. Another Cat's Table denizen, the shadowy Miss Lasqueti, is perhaps more than what she seems. And very late every night, the boys spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and his fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever. As the narrative moves between the decks and holds of the ship and the boy's adult years, it tells a spellbinding story--by turns poignant and electrifying--about the magical, often forbidden, discoveries of childhood and a lifelong journey that begins unexpectedly with a spectacular sea voyage
Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Anna et Claire vivent avec leur père dans une ferme de Californie. Après l'assassinat d'une famille dans une ferme voisine, ils recueillent Cooper, le seul survivant. Le garçon devient vite l'idole de la famille. Mais bientôt Anna et lui tombent amoureux et leur passion découverte, Cooper s'enfuit. Vingt plus tard, chacun a tracé son chemin
Through black spruce by Joseph Boyden( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in French and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Will, le fils de Xavier Bird, est plongé dans le coma. Une de ses nièces, Annie, lui rend visite chaque jour, et lui parle d'elle, de Suzanne, de sa soeur qui ne donne plus de nouvelles et de leur famille. Les voix de ces deux personnages s'entremêlent pour parler d'amour, de drames intimes et de tragédies, d'événements ordinaires et extraordinaires. Giller Prize 2008
Winter in the blood by James Welch( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in French and held by 38 libraries worldwide
À la première personne, un récit curieux, plus spatial que linéaire, qui nous fait pénétrer dans la vie errante d'un jeune Indien déraciné. [SDM]
The orenda by Joseph Boyden( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"History reveals itself when, in the seventeenth century, a Jesuit missionary ventures into the Canadian wilderness in search of converts-the defining moment of first contact between radically different worlds. What unfolds over the next several years is truly epic, constantly illuminating and surprising, sometimes comic, always entrancing and ultimately all too human in its tragic grandeur. Christophe has been in the New World only a year when his native guides abandon him to flee their Iroquois pursuers. A Huron warrior and elder named Bird soon takes him prisoner, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls, whose family he has just killed, and holds them captive in his massive village. Champlain's Iron People have only recently begun trading with the Huron, who mistrust them as well as this Crow who has now trespassed onto their land; and her people, of course, have become the Huron's greatest enemy. Putting both to death would resolve the issue, but Bird sees Christophe as a potential envoy to those in New France, and Snow Falls as a replacement for his two daughters who were murdered by the Iroquois. The relationships between these three are reshaped again and again as life comes at them relentlessly: a dangerous trading mission, friendly exchanges with allied tribes, shocking victories and defeats in battle, and sicknesses the likes of which no one has ever witnessed. The Orenda traces a story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love, that comes to a head when Jesuit and Huron join together against the stupendous wrath of the Iroquois, when everything that any of them has ever known or believed faces nothing less than annihilation. A saga nearly four hundred years old, it is also timeless and eternal"--
Mr. Sammler's planet by Saul Bellow( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in French and held by 29 libraries worldwide
"Sammler, a New Yorker in his seventies, a refugee from Nazism, a thinker of complex thoughts, a touchstone around whom a heterogeneous group revolves, is not simply the protagonist but the prime mover of a many-sided novel held together by the centripetal force of his presence. The counterpoint of personalities, subplots, and incidents constitutes a tragi-comic commentary on twentieth-century urban life but it is Sammler's considered reflections on that life that dominate a novel which, most movingly, asks basic questions about how we live and what we live for at this chaotic point in history. Portions of the novel first appeared in the Atlantic."--Booklist Review
The death of Jim Loney by James Welch( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in French and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Jim Loney is a half-breed, of white and Indian parentage, living in a small Montana town feeling trapped by his dual heritage and trying to find himself while on a path of self-destruction
Indian killer by Sherman Alexie( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in French and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Analyse: Roman policier (noir)
The diviners : a novel by Rick Moody( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 26 libraries worldwide
La productrice de cinéma, Vanessa Meandro, fait trembler toute la jet-set new-yorkaise. Lorsqu'un mystérieux scénario, dont Vanessa est certaine qu'il sera le film du siècle, lui échappe par un concours de circonstances impliquant braqueurs de bijouterie et coursiers schizophrènes à vélo, la voilà prête à tout pour le retrouver
The ice storm by Rick Moody( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman de société
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven by Sherman Alexie( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in French and held by 25 libraries worldwide
In this darkly comic short story collection, Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation. These twenty-two interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, and yet are filled with passion and affection, myth and dream. There is Victor, who as a nine-year-old crawled between his unconscious parents hoping that the alcohol seeping through their skins might help him sleep, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who tells his stories long after people stop listening, and Jimmy Many Horses, dying of cancer, who writes letters on stationary that reads "From the Death Bed of Jimmy Many Horses III," even though he actually writes then on his kitchen table. Against a backdrop of alcohol, car accidents, laughter, and basketball, Alexie depicts the distances between Indians and whites, reservation Indians and urban Indians, men and women, and mostly poetically between modern Indians and the traditions of the past
The toughest Indian in the world by Sherman Alexie( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Huit nouvelles sur l'amour et le désamour au sein de couples, de familles et de rencontres singulières, entre hommes et femmes, entre parents et enfants, entre Blancs et Indiens
Hot water music by Charles Bukowski( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, published in 1983. The collection deals largely with: drinking, women, gambling, and writing. It is an important collection that establishes Bukowski's minimalist style and his thematic oeuvre
Personnes disparues : roman by Patricia J MacDonald( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Analyse : Roman policier (suspense)
Death and the good life by Richard Hugo( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Un ancien flic chevronné, Al Barnes, dit Barnes-la-Tendresse, vient s'établir à Plains, un petit bled du Montana, s'imaginant pouvoir s'adonner tranquillement à la pêche. Mais cette quiétude sera vite troublée par une série de crimes commis à la hache
Ten little Indians : stories by Sherman Alexie( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Recueil de nouvelles reprenant les thèmes de prédilection de l'auteur : les Etats-Unis d'aujourd'hui, la société américaine, les relations humaines, etc
Fools crow by James Welch( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in French and held by 24 libraries worldwide
L'auteur retrace l'histoire de ses ancêtres : la vie et le destin de Trompe-le-Corbeau, un jeune indien de la tribu des Pieds-Noirs. Une description de la culture et des croyances indiennes
A fortunate man; the story of a country doctor by John Berger( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 22 libraries worldwide
La nature de la relation entre John Sassal, médecin généraliste et ses patients, entre intimité, autorité et fraternité, est mise en lumière à travers la plume de J. Berger et les photographies de J. Mohr. Les deux auteurs qui ont suivi le médecin dans ses déplacements durant 2 mois, dressent son portrait à travers ses aspirations, ses échanges et ses réflexions
Everything ravaged, everything burned by Wells Tower( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in French and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Recueil de neuf nouvelles où prédominent, selon le titre, "humour empreint d'ironie et rage primale". (Publisher's Weekly). [SDM]
 
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