WorldCat Identities

Divry, Sophie

Overview
Works: 15 works in 94 publications in 7 languages and 988 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ2704.I94, 843.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Sophie Divry
 
Most widely held works by Sophie Divry
The library of unrequited love by Sophie Divry( Book )

38 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One morning a librarian finds a reader who has been locked in overnight. She starts to talk to him, a one-way conversation full of sharp insight and quiet outrage. As she rails against snobbish senior colleagues, an ungrateful and ignorant public, the strictures of the Dewey Decimal System, and the sinister expansionist conspiracies of the books themselves, two sentiments prevail: unrequited passion for a researcher named Martin, and an ardent and absolute love for the arts."--Jacket
Madame Bovary of the suburbs by Sophie Divry( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a woman's life, from childhood to death, somewhere in provincial France, from the 1950s to just shy of 2025. She has doting parents, does well at school, finds a loving husband after one abortive attempt at passion, buys a big house with a moonlit terrace, makes decent money, has children, changes jobs, retires, grows old and dies. All in the comfort that the middle-classes have grown accustomed to. But she's bored. She takes up all sorts of outlets to try to make something happen in her life: adultery, charity work, esotericism, manic house-cleaning, motherhood and various hobbies - each one abandoned faster than the last. But no matter what she does, her life remains unfocussed and unfulfilled. Nothing truly satisfies her, because deep down - just like the town where she lives - the landscape is non-descript, flat, horizontal. Sophie Divry dramatises the philosophical conflict between freedom and comfort that marks women's lives in a materialistic world. The heroine is an endearing, contemporary Emma Bovary, and Divry's prose will remind readers of the best of Houellebecq, the cold, implacable historian who paints a precise portrait of an era and those who inhabit it and in doing so renders existence indelibly absurd." -- Provided by publisher
Quand le diable sortit de la salle de bain : roman improvisé, interruptif et pas sérieux by Sophie Divry( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in French and Spanish and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le roman se déroule à Lyon, il raconte en trois chapitres et à la première personne l'histoire d'une trentenaire, Sophie, chômeuse en fin de droits, souvent affamée, soucieuse d'écrire son livre et qui, sans crier gare, ne laisse aucun répit à son lecteur. Tout l'intérêt des péripéties hilarantes de Sophie porte bien davantage sur la façon dont l'auteur les racontent que sur les aventures elles-mêmes. Nous embarquons avec fracas et drôlerie dans les turpitudes d'une jeune femme qui subit son isolement de par sa condition d'ascète forcée. Forcée par elle ou par le destin, c'est la sempiternelle question philosophique que soulève également ce roman : la place de l'homme au chômage dans notre société. Tour à tour caustique et désopilante, l'auteure ne laisse rien passer à ses personnages pour faire une critique décapante et cocasse des besoins de l'homme pour se fondre et se valoriser dans la société, la famille et le travail comme constituants indispensables à l'embourgeoisement auquel, tous finalement aspirent. Une fois encore, Sophie Divry nous réveille et nous charme avec ce roman. On jubile de sa dérision et parce qu'elle n'épargne personne, ni elle-même, ni les autres, ce qui met d'autant mieux en relief les mesquineries de la nature humaine. Facétieuse, elle jongle et nous épate avec la langue, les mots, le style, qu'elle manie avec brio et on la laisse faire, ravis de se laisser emporter. [payot.ch]
Rouvrir le roman : essai by Sophie Divry( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une réflexion sur l'art d'écrire un roman dans la société contemporaine. L'auteure étudie les idées reçues et propose des solutions pour ne pas décourager les écrivains et créer une littérature vivante et exigeante
Journal d'un recommencement by Sophie Divry( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman de société
Als der Teufel aus dem Badezimmer kam : ein Improvisationsroman voller Unterbrechungen und ohne Anspruch auf Tiefgang by Sophie Divry( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trois fois la fin du monde : roman by Sophie Divry( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand le diable sortit de la salle de bain roman improvisé, interruptif et pas sérieux by Sophie Divry( Recording )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Récit caustique et humoristique de la vie de Sophie, trentenaire, chômeuse en fin de droits. Il offre une critique de la société contemporaine, où la famille et le travail sont indispensables à la valorisation et à l'embourgeoisement auquel chacun aspire. 2015
La condition pavillonnaire [roman] by Sophie Divry( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rouvrir le roman : essai by Sophie Divry( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

LIRE ET S'ENTRAINER - COMPETENCES DE LA VIE : le tour du monde en 80 jours + by Sophie Divry( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kod 400 roman by Sophie Divry( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

MERCI ! : guide pedagogique 1 by Sophie Divry( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La cote 400 : monologue d'une bibliothécaire( )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Intelligence ou intelligences? une comparaison de deux paradigmes by Sophie Divry( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Divry, Sophie

Divry, Sophie, 1979-

Sophie Divry escritora y periodista francesa

Sophie Divry Frans journaliste

Sophie Divry French journalist and writer

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