Venus Khoury-Ghata 

Biography:


Vénus Khoury-Ghata (فينوس خوري غاتا ) (born Bsharri 1937) is a Lebanese writer. In 1959, she was Miss Beirut. She married French researcher Jean Ghata. She collaborated on Europe magazine, directed by Louis Aragon, translating it into Arabic with other poets. She has lived in Paris since 1972 and has published several novels and collections of poems.

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Publications: (French)

  • Les visages inachevés, (Unfinished faces ) 1966
  • Les inadaptés, (The Maladjusted ones) novel, Le Rocher,1971
  • Au Sud du silence, (South of Silence) poems, Saint Germain des Prés, 1975
  • Terres stagnantes, (Stagnant Lands) poems, Seghers
  • Dialogue à propos d’un Christ ou d’un acrobate, (Dialogue about a Christ or an acrobat) novel, Les Editeurs Français Réunis, 1975
  • Alma, cousue main ou Le Voyage immobile, (Alma, Sewed Hand or the Immobile Trip) R. Deforges, 1977
  • Les ombres et leurs cris, (Shadows and their Screams) poems, Belfond, 1979
  • Qui parle au nom du jasmin ?, (Who Talks in the Name of Jasmine?) Les Editeurs Français Réunis, 1980
  • Le fils empaillé, (The Stupid Son) Belfond, 1980
  • Un faux pas du soleil, (Sun Mistake) poems, Belfond, 1982
  • Vacarme pour une lune morte, (Muddle for a Dead Moon) novel, Flammarion, 1983
  • Les morts n’ont pas d’ombre, (Words Have No Shadows) novela Flammarion, 1984
  • Mortemaison, (Deathhouse) novel, Flammarion, 1986
  • Monologue du Mort, (Monologue of a Dead Man) novel, Belfond, 1986
  • Leçon d’arithmétique au grillon, (Lesson about Arithmetic for a Cricket) poems for children, Milan, 1987
  • Bayarmine, novel, Flammarion, 1988
  • Les fugues d’Olympia, (Escapes from Olumpus) novel, Régine Deforges/Ramsay, 1989
  • Fables pour un peuple d’argile , Un lieu sous la voûte, Sommeil blanc , (Fables for Clay People,A Place under the Vault, White Dream) poems, Belfond, 1992
  • La maîtresse du notable, (the Command of the Remarkable Man) novel, Seghers, 1992
  • Les fiancés du Cap-Ténès, (Cap-Ténès’ Fiancés) novel, Lattès, Lattès 1995
  • Anthologie personnelle, (Personal Anthology) poems, Actes Sud, 1997
  • La maestra, (The Teacher)1996, collection Babel, 2001
  • Une maison au bord des larmes, (A House at the Tearside) novel, Balland, 1998, Babel 2005
  • Privilège des morts, (Privilege of Dead) novel, Balland, 2001
  • Elle dit, Les sept brins de chèvrefeuille de la sagesse, (She Says,Seven Blades of Wisdom Honeysuckle) poems, Balland, 1999
  • La voix des arbres, (Voice of Trees) poems for children Cherche-Midi, 1999
  • Compassion des pierres, (Compassion of Stones) poemas, La Différence, 2001
  • Zarifé la folle, (Mad Zarifé) François Jannaud, 2001
  • Alphabets de sable, (Sand Alphabets) poems, illustrated by Matta, tirage limité, Maeght, 2000
  • Le Fleuve, Du seul fait d’exister, (The River,The Simple Fact of Existing) with Paul Chanel Malenfant, Trait d’Union, 2000.
  • Ils, (They) poems, Amis du musée d’art moderne, 1993
  • Version des oiseaux, (Bird Version) poems, illustrated by Velikovic, François Jannaud, 2000
  • Le Moine, l’ottoman et la femme du grand argentier, (The Monk, The Otoman Man and The Eminent Algerian’s Wife) novel, Actes Sud, 2003
  • Quelle est la nuit parmi les nuits, (Which is the Night of Nights) Mercure de France, 2004
  • Six poèmes nomades, (Six Nomad Poemas) with Diane de Bournazel, Al Manar, 2005
  • La Maison aux orties, (Nettle House) Actes Sud, 2006
  • Sept pierres pour la femme adultère, (Seven Stones for Adulterous Women) roman, Mercure de France, 2007
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