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Muir, Willa 1890-1970

Works: 219 works in 905 publications in 2 languages and 24,742 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Humorous fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Biography  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Allegories  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Translator, Author, Creator
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.91
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Most widely held works by Willa Muir
The trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

91 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in English and German and held by 3,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great works of the twentieth century, Kafka's The Trial has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. In it, a man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. Faced with this ambiguous but threatening situation, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure. One of the iconic figures of modern world literature, Kafka writes about universal problems of guilt, responsibility, and freedom. He offers no solutions, but provokes his readers to arrive at meanings of their own. Mike Mitchell's translation captures Kafka's distinctive style. Based on the best available German text, it includes not only the main text but the chapters Kafka left incomplete. In his Introduction, Ritchie Robertson considers the many puzzles in the novel and the different interpretations to which the novel has been subjected. The book also includes a Biographical Preface, an up-to-date bibliography, and a chronology of Kafka's life. -- Publisher
The penal colony : stories and short pieces by Franz Kafka( Book )

27 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This powerful collection brings together all the stories Kafka allowed to be published during his lifetime"--Back cover
Josephus by Lion Feuchtwanger( Book )

23 editions published between 1932 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First part of a trilogy based on the life of the Jewish historian
The great wall of China : stories and reflections by Franz Kafka( Book )

17 editions published between 1933 and 1974 in English and German and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories, fables, and aphorisms, written between 1917 and 1924
The sleepwalkers : a trilogy by Hermann Broch( Book )

21 editions published between 1932 and 1996 in English and German and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broch's influential trilogy examines the "loneliness of the I" stemming from the collapse of any sustaining system of values, with three stories ranging from the aristocracy to the working classes in Germany during the years prior to the First World War
Living with ballads by Willa Muir( Book )

15 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Success, a novel by Lion Feuchtwanger( Book )

9 editions published between 1930 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische en satirische beschrijving van de burgerij van München in de jaren 1921-1924
The metamorphosis and other stories by Franz Kafka( Book )

33 editions published between 1916 and 2011 in English and German and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the best know novellas and stories of one of the seminal writers of the twentieth century
The ugly duchess by Lion Feuchtwanger( Book )

24 editions published between 1927 and 1951 in English and German and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical romance based on the life of Margaretha, Countess of Tyrol in the 14th century
Amerika by Franz Kafka( Book )

8 editions published between 1946 and 1963 in English and German and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafka's first and funniest novel, Amerika tells the story of the young immigrant Karl Rossmann who, after an embarrassing sexual misadventure, finds himself "packed off to America" by his parents. Expected to redeem himself in this magical land of opportunity, young Karl is swept up instead in a whirlwind of dizzying reversals, strange escapades, and picaresque adventures. Although Kafka never visited America, images of its vast landscape, dangers, and opportunities inspired this saga of the "golden land."
The metamorphosis = Die Verwandlung by Franz Kafka( Book )

2 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in German and English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a monstrous vermin, a giant beetlelike insect, thus becoming an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, an a quintessentially alienated man
The Jew of Rome by Lion Feuchtwanger( Book )

8 editions published between 1935 and 1936 in English and German and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume of s trilogy based on the life of the Jewish historian
Mottke, the thief by Sholem Asch( Book )

10 editions published between 1935 and 1970 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1917 under title: Mottke the vagabond
The enigmatic czar; the life of Alexander I of Russia by Maurice Paléologue( Book )

11 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The castle by Franz Kafka( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In THE CASTLE, a protagonist, known only as K., struggles to gain access to the mysterious authorities of a castle who govern the village where he wants to work as a land surveyor. Kafka died before finishing the work, but suggested it would end with the Land Surveyor dying in the village; the castle notifying him on his death bed that his legal claim to live in the village was not valid, yet, taking certain auxiliary circumstances into account, he was permitted to live and work there
Power by Lion Feuchtwanger( Book )

6 editions published between 1926 and 1932 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Anderson, Wilhelmina Johnston.

Anderson, Willa.

Anderson Willa 1890-1970

Muir, W. J. A.

Muir, W. J. A. 1890-1970

Muir, W. J. A. (Wilhelmina Johnstone Anderson), 1890-1970

Muir, Wilhelmina Johnstone.

Muir Wilhelmina Johnstone 1890-1970

Muir, Wilhelmina Johnstone Anderson.

Muir, Wilhelmina Johnstone Anderson 1890-1970

Muir, Willa 1890-

Scott, Agnes Neill 1890-1970

Willa Muir British writer

Willa Muir Brits taalkundige (1890-1970)

Willa Muir schottische Schriftstellerin und Übersetzerin

Willa Muir Scottish novelist, essayist and translator

English (285)

German (25)

The penal colony : stories and short piecesThe sleepwalkers : a trilogyThe metamorphosis and other storiesAmerika