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Elkann, Alain 1950-

Works: 93 works in 388 publications in 8 languages and 3,296 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Interviews  Biographies  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PQ4865.L485, 853.914
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Most widely held works about Alain Elkann
Most widely held works by Alain Elkann
Vita di Moravia by Alberto Moravia( Book )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce long entretien entre Moravia et son ami, le romancier Alain Elkann, ne précède que de quelques mois la mort du romancier et constitue le plus à jour des livres sur sa vie. [SDM]
Piazza carignano : a novel by Alain Elkann( Book )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Moravia by Alberto Moravia( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Weaver, the translator of Life of Moravia, who knew the writer well, points out in his introductory note that from an early age Moravia would dramatize the life around him or the life he imagined beyond the walls of his sanatorium through stories and plays. And so it is fitting that this unusual memoir, the only autobiographical work Moravia left behind, be in the arm of an interview, a conversation with his friend the writer Alain Elkann."--Jacket
To be a Muslim : Islam, peace, and democracy by Hassan bin Talal( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a personal statement about the essence of Islam by one of the world's leading advocates of inter-faith dialogue and understanding - Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan. There is much ignorance about Islam in the West, and negative opinions of Islam feed on the ignorance. The views and attitudes about Islam in public dialogue since the Osama bin Laden-inspired terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 require a response that sets Islam in a light that shows its fundamental belief structures and humanity." "The core of the book is a statement of belief in a question and answer format that allows Islam's basic tenets to be quickly grasped by a wide audience. Prince El Hassan's answers are precise and informative. He presents a persuasive argument that the beliefs and culture of the majority of the Islamic world not only are compatible with but are contributive to a world at peace - a world of diversity in which a Muslim and non-Muslim nations can and should collaborate to create a more humane and just global society. He cites the Qur'an, the Hadith (sayings), and the Sunna (tradition) of the Prophet Muhammad, and describes how most of Islam during most of its history has applied the teachings of the Prophet so as to treat other ethnic groups, cultures, and faiths - especially the Jewish and Christian monotheists - with respect, tolerance, and fairness."--Jacket
The French father by Alain Elkann( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain Elkann's The French Father is an imagined confrontation between haughty Bourgeoisie and passionate Art - the former represented by Jean-Paul Elkann (once the director of Dior) the latter by the Surrealist Roland Topor The French Father centres on a dialogue between two men buried alongside each other in the Parisian cemetery of Montparnasse now companions in the afterlife. One man, the author's father, is strict, upper middle class, and a firm believer in the values and principles of the grande bourgeoisie. The other is the artist Roland Topor, screenwriter of Polanski's The Tenant uncon
Envy by Alain Elkann( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Italian and English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the result of a series of fortuitous encounters and circumstances, a writer falls victim to an obsessive curiosity about the famous artist Julian Sax. He would like to meet Sax, but the great painter is surrounded by an almost impenetrable protective screen. The writer's wife, the charming and sensuous Rossa, eventually takes him to a tea room in London, where Sax spends a few hours of each day accompanied by his children, models and friends. The narrator begins to fear that his wife Rossa might succumb to the charms of this seductive man, who attracts women, paints them and then discards t
Misguided lives : a novel by Alain Elkann( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of Pistoletto by Michelangelo Pistoletto( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una lunga estate by Alain Elkann( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman d'amour
L'equivoco by Alain Elkann( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Italian and French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le vieux Mario vit retiré dans la villa que sa femme Ada lui a laissée à sa mort. Vanni, un ancien compagnon d'armes qu'il n'avait jamais revu, vient le retrouver, apparemment à la recherche d'un ami pour ses derniers jours. Mais Vanni semble en savoir beaucoup sur Ada et être lié à la disparition de sa sur pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Malentendus, questions et accusations s'enchaînent
Hotel Locarno by Alain Elkann( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Italian and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I soldi devono restare in famiglia by Alain Elkann( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in Italian and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Star by Alain Elkann( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Italian and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spicchi di un'arancia by Alain Elkann( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il fascista by Alain Elkann( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pierre, giornalista disincantato, ha appena perso il suo migliore amico, Sandro, travolto dagli eccessi di una vita straordinaria, vissuta senza freni. Dolore e senso di colpa per questo addio forzato lo accompagnano in ogni momento. Una notizia appresa per caso risveglia la sua curiosità per la storia di Italo Veneziani, fascista eccentrico e appartato che amava la musica e le donne e si era rifugiato in una villa al confine tra Italia e Francia prima di finire ucciso dai tedeschi. Era una spia? Sosteneva i partigiani? Il desiderio di saperne di più e il legame di Italo con la famiglia di Pierre inducono quest'ultimo a scavare nel passato, fare domande, connettere dettagli: ne scaturisce il ritratto di un uomo coerente e segreto, allegro e avventuroso, ma estraneo al suo tempo. Nel ricomporre l'esistenza di Italo Veneziani, tra isole greche e grandi città, incontri, amori che si trasformano e nuove passioni, Pierre dovrà ingaggiare confronti difficili con persone a lui molto vicine, districarsi tra i silenzi di Marie, la ritrosia di Alice e i tormenti di Vera, in un triangolo femminile impenetrabile e complicato, e infine tornare a misurarsi con l'assenza di Sandro. Scoprirà che in fondo situazioni e sentimenti in apparenza incompatibili sono legati da quel filo rosso che è la vita."--Publisher's website
MoMo by Alain Elkann( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delitto a Capri by Alain Elkann( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in Italian and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vendita all'asta by Alain Elkann( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cambiare il cuore by Carlo Maria Martini( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essere Musulmano by Hassan bin Talal( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Italian and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.66 (from 0.41 for To be a Mu ... to 0.93 for Cambiare i ...)

Life of Moravia
To be a Muslim : Islam, peace, and democracyThe French fatherEnvy
Alternative Names
Alain Elkann Amerikaans journalist

Alain Elkann Italian journalist

Alain Elkann journaliste et écrivain italien

Alain Elkann periodista italiano

Elkann Alain

אלקאן, אלן 1950-

אלקן, אלן 1950-

الكن، ألان، 1950-

آلن الکان ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

エルカン, アライン

エルカン, アラン