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Danny Tyran (Danny_) | 100 comments There is a problem with this book. The GR link you provided me (Le Lien) shows a book with a French cover, the right ISBN, but the Description is in German, and this is written that the original version is in English. Sorry, but Vanessa Duriès was French (from France) and she wrote her real-life story in French. It has been translated in 10 languages after that. But what I want is to see the original version in French in GoodReads:

Author: Vanessa Duriès
Title: Le Lien
Publisher: J'ai lu (June 1, 2000)
Language: French
ISBN-10: 2290307009
ISBN-13: 978-2290307007

Description:
Elle pourrait s'appeler Justine, donnant à Pierre l'illusion d'être le divin marquis. Car le lien qui les unit, Sade mieux que personne en a vanté les délices comme les outrages. Égarement des sens qui la pousse à être tour à tour chérie, caressée, menacée, battue.
Livre culte de la littérature érotique, Le Lien est devenu la référence de l’univers sadomasochiste autant par la puissance qui se dégage de ses pages que par la disparition tragique de son auteur à 21 ans.
Récit troublant de la passion et de la douleur, Le Lien nous raconte l’amour paradoxal que Vanessa Duriès voue à Pierre, son premier amant et son initiateur en domination. Plongée dès sa première expérience sexuelle dans un univers érotique extrême, Vanessa Duriès analyse parfaitement le lien ténu qui unit, dans la souffrance et l’humiliation, la soumise à son maître.
Ce qui peut paraître choquant dans ces séances de domination devient, pour Vanessa, une preuve naturelle et indiscutable de passion amoureuse.
Si Vanessa éprouve un bonheur intense à tout ce qu’elle endure, c’est qu’elle peut ainsi prouver à tous l’amour qu’elle porte à son maître.
Un récit d’une franchise presque candide où une jeune fille livre ce qui la pousse à reculer sans cesse les limites de son adoration à travers ses multiples souffrances qui sont devenues sa normalité amoureuse.

Cover:
http://www.renaud-bray.com/ImagesEdit...


message 2: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments I've added the description and original title, but the cover which you linked to is from a bookseller, so we can't use it, and it also appears to be the cover of the Blanche edition, not the J'ai Lu edition. The cover which is currently showing also doesn't appear to be the cover of the J'ai Lu edition either, although the ISBN is J'ai Lu. I'll see if I can find more information.


message 3: by Danny (last edited Apr 03, 2013 02:17PM) (new)

Danny Tyran (Danny_) | 100 comments Cait wrote: "I've added the description and original title, but the cover which you linked to is from a bookseller, so we can't use it, and it also appears to be the cover of the Blanche edition, not the J'ai L..."

Here is a link for the right cover:
http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y...


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Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Got it, thanks!


message 5: by Danny (new)

Danny Tyran (Danny_) | 100 comments Cait wrote: "Got it, thanks!"

Why doesn't the book show here:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...

or when I make a search to the author name, Le Lien does not show too in the list of this author books.


message 6: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments The edition which shows by default is the most popular edition. In this case, it's the English translation which has the most reviews, so that's the one which you see.


message 7: by Danny (new)

Danny Tyran (Danny_) | 100 comments Cait wrote: "The edition which shows by default is the most popular edition. In this case, it's the English translation which has the most reviews, so that's the one which you see."

But when you do a search using the name of an author, is that ALL his books should not show?


message 8: by Cait (last edited Apr 03, 2013 05:06PM) (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments All of the author's books are showing, but only once per book no matter how many editions of a book there are.

This author only has two books: "L'Etudiante et le Lien", of which there are two editions, and "The Ties That Bind", of which there are ten editions (four titled "The Ties That Bind", four titled "Le Lien", one titled "De Leiband", and one titled "La atadura"). Each book is represented once in the list by its most popular edition.


message 9: by Danny (new)

Danny Tyran (Danny_) | 100 comments Cait wrote: "All of the author's books are showing, but only once per book no matter how many editions of a book there are.

This author only has two books: "L'Etudiante et le Lien", of which there are two edi..."


"Le Lien" in French is the first of all editions of this story. "Ties that binds" is one amongst the numerous translations that came after the edition of "Le Lien". And "L'Étudiante et le Lien" came after all this because the author was writing "L'Étudiante" when she died in an accident. Some publisher decided to group in one book her 2 novels. But that book (with the two novels) came many years after the original writing of "Le Lien".

What I cannot understand is why the first original edition of a story is not showing when we search it. I understand what you said about popularity, but it does not make sense that the first edition of all does not show at all. :(


message 10: by Vicky (new)

Vicky (vnorthw) | 2453 comments Danny wrote: "What I cannot understand is why the first original edition of a story is not showing when we search it. I understand what you said about popularity, but it does not make sense that the first edition of all does not show at all. :("

On Goodreads, we combine all editions (including translations) of a book into what we call a "work".

Duriès has two works, which are listed on her author page.

The work that contains the original translation on "Le Lien" also includes the English translation titled "The Ties that Bind." Because "The Ties that Bind" is more popular among readers on Goodreads, it becomes the primary edition and represents the work wherever it appears on the site.

So, when you search for Vanessa Duriès the search returns two works as expected. "Le Lien" is represented by "The Ties that Bind" because, as I explained above, it is the primary edition.

If you were to search for Le Lien instead of the author's name, the book appears about 10 books down the page.


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