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Mein Kampf
Adolf Hitler
0395925037
September 1998
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Book Review
The angry ranting of an obscure, small-party politician, the first volume of Mein Kampf was virtually ignored when it was originally published in 1925. Likewise the second volume, which appeared in 1926. The book details Hitler's childhood, the "betrayal" of Germany in World War I, the desire for revenge against France, the need for lebensraum for the German people, and the means by which the National Socialist party can gain power. It also includes Hitler's racist agenda and his glorification of the "Aryan" race. The few outside the Nazi party who read it dismissed it as nonsense, not believing that anyone could--or would--carry out its radical, terrorist programs. As Hitler and the Nazis gained power, first party members and then the general public were pressured to buy the book. By the time Hitler became chancellor of the...


Flaubert and Kafka
Charles Bernheimer
0300026331
Oct 1982
Hardcover
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Karl Kraus: Apocalyptic Satirist, Volume 2 : The Postwar Crisis and the Rise of the Swastika
Edward Timms
030010751X
October 18, 2005
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From Library Journal
Karl Kraus (1874-1936), flamboyant satirist of turn-of-the-century Viennese society and culture, is but slowly gaining recognition in the English-speaking world. A contemporary of Freud, Schnitzler, Wittgenstein, Canetti, Schonberg, and Kokoschka, Kraus was most influential as an editor, publisher, and writer of the polemic journal Die Fackel (1899-1936). Drawing both on published texts and unpublished materials, Timms presents a fascinating portrait of Kraus as a complex and paradoxical figure within the broad cultural context of his times. Timms's book is a significant contribution to the study of early 20th-century European culture as well as to Kraus scholarship and thus should appeal to generalist and specialist alike. Recommended. Ulrike S. Rettig, German Dept., Wellesley Coll., Mass.Copyright 1986 Reed...


Companion to Twentieth-Century German Literature
Raymond Furness
0415150566
Apr 1997
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Book Description


About the Author
Raymond Furness is Professor of German at the University of St. Andrews. Malcolm Humble is Lecturer in German at the University of St. Andrews. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.


Mein Kampf
Adolf Hitler
0395951054
September 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
The angry ranting of an obscure, small-party politician, the first volume of Mein Kampf was virtually ignored when it was originally published in 1925. Likewise the second volume, which appeared in 1926. The book details Hitler's childhood, the "betrayal" of Germany in World War I, the desire for revenge against France, the need for lebensraum for the German people, and the means by which the National Socialist party can gain power. It also includes Hitler's racist agenda and his glorification of the "Aryan" race. The few outside the Nazi party who read it dismissed it as nonsense, not believing that anyone could--or would--carry out its radical, terrorist programs. As Hitler and the Nazis gained power, first party members and then the general public were pressured to buy the book. By the time Hitler became chancellor of the...


Companion to Twentieth-Century German Literature
Raymond Furness
0415150574
Apr 1997
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Book Description
Containing entries on over four hundred authors of fiction, poetry and drama from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, this invaluable work of reference presents material of a range and depth that no other book on the subject in English attains. For the second edition, the entries have been updated to include the most recent works of German literature. A number of entries have been added, dealing in particular with the East German literary scene and the changing literary landscape after reunification. In addition to basic biographical facts, the Companion offers summaries, information on involvement in literary groups and political developments, schools and movements, critical terms and aspects of the other arts, including film.

About the Author
Raymond Furness is Professor...


Ornament and Crime: Selected Essays (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought Translation Series)
Adolf Loos, et al
1572410469
November 15, 1997
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German


The Piano Teacher
Elfriede Jelinek
1852427507
September 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
A brilliant and uncompromising tale of sexuality and violence set in modern Vienna; Jelinek's Wonderful, Wonderful Times was selected as one of PW 's best 1990 paperbacks. Copyright 1992 Cahners Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From Library Journal
Teaching piano daily at the Vienna Conservatory is all that remains of Erika Knout's once promising career. Lately, however, her love for her star student, Walter Klemmer, is disrupting both her well-ordered professional life and her emotionally rigorous world at home with Mother. This neurotic love triangle, in which violence is confused with love, evolves toward inevitable breakdown as Erika finally defies Mother and, through Klemmer, excites chaotic passions. With her...


Shadow Lines
Lorna Martens
0803231865
July 1996
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Venus in Furs (Library of Essential Reading Series)
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
0760763089
October 2004
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Person Made of Porcelain And Other Stories (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought)
Heimito Von Doderer, Vincent Kling (Translator)
1572411414
December 30, 2005
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Franz Kafka (MCV)
William Golding
0877547246
June 1986
Hardcover
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Book Description
Franz Kafka's visionary fiction is an unforgettable rendering of the anxiety and alienation prevalent in 20thcentury Western society. The Trial and Metamorphosis are among the works discussed in this volume. This title, Franz Kafka, part of Chelsea House Publishers’ Modern Critical Views series, examines the major works of Franz Kafka through full-length critical essays by expert literary critics. In addition, this title features a short biography on Franz Kafka, a chronology of the author’s life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University.

Card catalog description
A collection of critical essays on Kafka and his work arranged in chronological order of publication.


Look What Came from Austria (Look What Came from...)
Kevin A. Davis
0531166279
March 2003
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R. Crumb's Kafka
R. Crumb, et al
1596878126
October 10, 2005
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Book Description
Part illustrated biography, part comics adaptation, R. Crumb's Kafka is a vibrant biography that examines this Czech writer and his works in a way that a bland textbook never could! R. Crumb's Kafka goes far beyond being explication or popularization or survey—it is a work of art in its own right, a very rare example of what happens when one very idiosyncratic artist absorbs another into his world view without obliterating the individuality of the absorbed one. Crumb's art is filled with Kafka's insurmountable neuroses. They are all there: Gregor Samsa's sister, the luscious Milena Jesenska, the Advocate's 'nurse' Leni, Olda and Frieda, and the ravishing Dora Diamant—drawn in that mixture of self-command, tantalizing knowingness and sly sexuality—that Amazonian randiness and thick-limbed...


Introducing Austria
Lonnie Johnson
0929497031
Jan 1989
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1791: Mozart's Last Year
H.C. Robbins Landon
0500281076
May 1999
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Book Review
When Haydn left on a concert tour to London in December 1790, Mozart said farewell forever, and most people assumed it was Haydn's health that he was worried about. As we know now, the elder composer was to live for almost two decades more; Mozart, a single year. It was to be a year in which he wrote The Magic Flute, La Clemenza di Tito, and the Clarinet Concerto, as well as most of the Requiem; it was also a year of mounting disappointment in his career as part of the Viennese musical establishment, and a year of growing debt. Robbins Landon is keen to debunk the myths: Mozart was not poisoned ,but died of progressive kidney failure, and Salieri was innocent of his death, though not of promoting his own career at Mozart's expense. Landon defends Mozart's wife, Constanze, against the libels of biographers, though at times...


Eros
Edith Cadivec
1562011286
July 1999
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Book Description
This book is the true story in her own words of a Viennese schoolteacher in the 1920s imprisoned for six years for indulging her fantasies of corporal punishment with her students. From prison she described the depths of her obsession when she told her lawyer, "Thinking about my whip is the sole consolation I have left."


Major Figures of Nineteenth-Century Austrian Literature
Donald G. Daviau (Editor)
1572410477
May 1998
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The Cambridge Companion to Kafka (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
Julian Preece (Editor)
0521663911
February 21, 2002
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Review
'... provides a valuable overview of varied aspects of Kafka's works, including a relevant up-to-date bibliography at the end of each essay.' Poetics Today
'The Cambridge Companion series is renowned for its well-researched and accessible studies, and this is no exception. ... The inclusion of such a wide range of material in this volume makes it an ideal introduction to Kafka's work. The material is presented lucidly, and each contribution takes into account previous reception as well as presenting new readings and interpretations. The volume also benefits from English translations throughout, thus serving an interdisciplinary as well as a Germanist readership.' MLR

Review
"...a welcome addition to Kafka scholarship." Germanic Notes and Reviews

"This collection of essays holds...



Eros and Inwardness in Vienna : Weininger, Musil, Doderer
David S. Luft
0226496473
June 2003
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Book Description
Although we usually think of the intellectual legacy of twentieth-century Vienna as synonymous with Sigmund Freud and his psychoanalytic theories, other prominent writers from Vienna were also radically reconceiving sexuality and gender. In this probing new study, David Luft recovers the work of three such writers: Otto Weininger, Robert Musil, and Heimito von Doderer. His account emphasizes the distinctive intellectual world of liberal Vienna, especially the impact of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche in this highly scientific intellectual world.

According to Luft, Otto Weininger viewed human beings as bisexual and applied this theme to issues of creativity and morality. Robert Musil developed a creative ethics that was closely related to his open, flexible view of sexuality and gender. And Heimito von Doderer...


The Hotel as Setting in German and Austrian Literature 1890-1945
Bettina Matthias
1571133216
Aug 2006
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Book Description
As the bourgeois concept of "home" became problematic after important changes in German-speaking society during the 19th century, many fiction writers chose the literary setting of the hotel to explore the status of the individual and the notions of public and private. As social microcosms, hotels are fitting experimental settings for literary inquiries into the tension between the individual's quest for a place in the world and the technocratic rationalism of modern life. The book has two parts, the first establishing the cultural and theoretical context and the second providing analyses of literary works set in hotels. A brief history of commercial hospitality and a chapter establishing the theoretical framework of the hotel as a paradigmatic, ambivalent, semi-public, and stage-like modern space lead to readings of...


Venus in Furs
Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch
0140447814
June 2000
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Small Press
A timeless volume, recommended for bed-sitting aesthetes everywhere. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

John Strausbaugh, New York Press
The quintessential Sacher-Masoch novel, in which he most succinctly sets out his obsessions. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

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On Architecture (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought)
Adolf Loos, Daniel Opel
1572410981
October 2002
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Decisive Moments in History: Twelve Historical Miniatures (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture and Thought Translation Series)
Stefan Zweig
1572410671
June 1999
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German


Robert & Elizabeth Barrett (Au
Robert Browning
1572700343
Feb 1997
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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From AudioFile
Posterity has found the love between Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning as intriguing and beautiful as their poetry. After eloping in defiance of Elizabeth's tyrannical father, they lived happily for 15 years--until Elizabeth died in her husband's arms. Sides one and two of this set retell their story and illustrate it with their letters and verse. Side three samples more of Robert's best-loved pieces. The final side gives us Elizabeth's "Sonnets from the Portuguese," love poetry written for her husband. Unfortunately, Steven Pacey and Joanna David, reading from Robert and Elizabeth's works respectively, lose both sense and music in their affectations. Even thus flawed, How Do I Love Thee? makes a romantic gift for the special someone in your life. Y.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Vienna: The Past in the Present : A Historical Survey (Studies in Austrian Literature, Culture, and Thought)
Inge Lehne, Lonnie Johnson
1572410183
September 1995
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Sense and Sensibility
Jane Austen
157270070X
Oct 1998
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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Book Review
Though not the first novel she wrote, Sense and Sensibility was the first Jane Austen published. Though she initially called it Elinor and Marianne, Austen jettisoned both the title and the epistolary mode in which it was originally written, but kept the essential theme: the necessity of finding a workable middle ground between passion and reason. The story revolves around the Dashwood sisters, Elinor and Marianne. Whereas the former is a sensible, rational creature, her younger sister is wildly romantic--a characteristic that offers Austen plenty of scope for both satire and compassion. Commenting on Edward Ferrars, a potential suitor for Elinor's hand, Marianne admits that while she "loves him tenderly," she finds him disappointing as a possible lover for her sister: Oh! Mama, how spiritless, how tame was Edward's manner...


Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War
Jaroslav Hasek
0140182748
August 1990
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Language Notes
Text: English, Czech (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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