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Mauriac, Claude 1914-1996

Overview
Works: 381 works in 1,645 publications in 9 languages and 16,212 library holdings
Genres: Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Biographies  Poetry  Interviews  Literary criticism  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Dedicator, Creator, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Honoree, Narrator, Scenarist
Classifications: PQ2625.A929, 843.914
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Conversations with Andre Gide by Claude Mauriac( Book )

39 editions published between 1951 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dinner party by Claude Mauriac( Book )

62 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in 5 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claude Mauriac's first novel (he is the son of Francois) is a technical tour de force: it is also an equally demanding exercise for the reader. A dinner party, given by Bertrand and Martine Carnejoux, sets and confines the scene here to a period of about three hours during which the desultory table talk alternates with the unspoken thoughts of those assembled here. In this counterpoint of comment and argument, and on the other hand private preoccupations and speculations- largely of an amatory nature- none of the eight characters who are speaking- or thinking- is identified for the reader who- progressively- will find it easier to follow-- Bertrand Carnejoux, a prominent writer given to extra-marital attachments; Martine, with her excessive love for her children; young Marie-Ange, Bertrand's latest mistress, with acting ambitions she hopes to further here; Lucienne Osborn, whose mind is on clothes, her sun-tan, her dog; aging Gigi, 67; too young Jerome Aygulf; Gilles Bellecroix, screen writer, taunted by the novels he has not written; Roland Soulaires, more successful with money than women... On the surface, there are rather tiresome discussions and dissertations on history and literature; in private, as the men poor down the decolletages of the women, there is the libertinage of their thoughts- along with the occasional discomfiture when reminders of death, age, impotence, intrude. All in all, it is a show piece of some tactical skill which demands the fullest attention of the spectator and an interest which the characters, self-bound, venal and worldly, do not altogether deserve."--Kirkus
La marquise sortit à cinq heures : roman by Claude Mauriac( Book )

34 editions published between 1907 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With "La marquise went out at 5 am" Claude Mauriac wanted to challenge Paul Valéry. With La marquise went out at 5 o'clock, Claude Mauriac added a third volume to the series inaugurated in 1957 by Tous les femmes sont fatales, followed two years later by the Dinner in town (Prix Médicis 1959)
The new literature by Claude Mauriac( Book )

32 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in French and English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All women are fatal by Claude Mauriac( Book )

33 editions published between 1957 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Uncertainty of Desire," "The Seriousness of Seduction," "The Truths of Love," and "The Solitude of Pleasure" -- the chapter subtitles tell the story or lack of it in Mauriac's latest literary finger exercise. Once again Bertrand Carnejoux, before the years of his marriage in The Dinner Party and The Marquis Went Out At Five is the explicator-voyeur who watches women, all women, on a Rio beach or a New York City street. But which woman will become the object of his glances, his desires, his existence since he believes that "existence is sex"? Even if all women are interchangeable, why not know them all, -- Pascale, Leslie, Rene, Christiane, Francine, in seriatim. Then there's his recurrent fixation upon Marie-Prune, married now to his cousin and inaccessible. In spite of himself, the philosopher errant succumbs to the myth of "one woman" without ever admitting it. In the end even physical passion becomes a solitary pleasure... Mauriac has enjoyed a certain vogue in the nouvelle vague; this is no more than a labor of love."--Kirkus
André Breton; essai by Claude Mauriac( Book )

33 editions published between 1949 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werk over de Franse letterkundige Breton (1896-1966)
Proust par lui-même by Marcel Proust( Book )

53 editions published between 1953 and 1977 in French and English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hommes et idées d'aujourd'hui by Claude Mauriac( Book )

17 editions published in 1953 in French and English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malraux; ou. Le mal du héros by Claude Mauriac( Book )

16 editions published in 1946 in French and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'alittérature contemporaine : Artaud, Bataille, Beckett, Kafka, Leiris, Michaux, Miller, Robbe-Grillet, Nathalie Sarraute, etc. by Claude Mauriac( Book )

31 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Proust par lui-même by Marcel Proust( Book )

25 editions published between 1953 and 1968 in French and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la littérature à l'alittérature by Claude Mauriac( Book )

23 editions published in 1969 in French and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Cocteau, ou, La vérité du mensonge by Claude Mauriac( Book )

18 editions published in 1945 in French and English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'agrandissement; roman by Claude Mauriac( Book )

18 editions published in 1963 in French and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A superstitious schoolmaster, in love with a wealthy farmer's daughter, has a terrifying encounter with a headless horseman
L'oubli; roman by Claude Mauriac( Book )

15 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in French and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proust by Claude Mauriac( Book )

51 editions published between 1953 and 1997 in 7 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un autre de Gaulle : journal 1944-1954 by Claude Mauriac( Book )

25 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La conversation by Claude Mauriac( Book )

14 editions published in 1964 in French and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction à une mystique de l'enfer : (l'oeuvre de Marcel Jouhandeau) by Claude Mauriac( Book )

19 editions published between 1938 and 1939 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Claude Mauriac écrivain français

Claude Mauriac escriptor francès

Claude Mauriac escritor francés

Claude Mauriac franca verkisto

Claude Mauriac francouzský novinář

Claude Mauriac Frans journalist

Claude Mauriac franséische Schrëftsteller

Claude Mauriac fransk forfatter og journalist

Claude Mauriac französischer Schriftsteller

Claude Mauriac French writer

Claude Mauriac ranskalainen kirjailija

Claude Mauriac scrittore e giornalista francese

Claude Mauriac shkrimtar francez

Claudius Mauriac

Mauriac, Claude

Mauriac, Claude 1910-

Mauriac, Claude 1910-1996

Mauriac, Claude, 1914-

Moriakas Klodas

Moriaks, Klods 1914-

Morijak, Klod

Клод Моріак

Мориак Клод

Мориак, Клод 1914-

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كلود مورياك كاتب فرنسي

모리아크, 클로드 1914-1996

모리악, 끌로오드 1914-1996

모리악, 클로드 1914-1996

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克洛德·莫里亚克

Languages
French (624)

English (64)

German (7)

Italian (6)

Chinese (1)

Bulgarian (1)

Spanish (1)

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Czech (1)