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Demetz, Peter 1922-

Overview
Works: 113 works in 656 publications in 4 languages and 15,728 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Pictorial works  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Translator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Creator, Commentator, pre
Classifications: PT2603.R397, 838.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Demetz
Brecht; a collection of critical essays by Peter Demetz( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in English and held by 2,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brecht's theory of the stage - world-famous today, but all two often misunderstood - is contrasted with the rules of classic theater and the Method of Stanislawsky
Reflections : essays, aphorisms, autobiographical writings by Walter Benjamin( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion volume to Illuminations, the first collection of Walter Benjamin's writings, Reflections presents a further sampling of his wide-ranging work. Here Benjamin evolves a theory of language as the medium of all creation, discusses theater and surrealism, reminisces about Berlin in the 1920s, recalls conversations with Bertolt Brecht, and provides travelogues of various cities, including Moscow under Stalin. He moves seamlessly from literary criticism to autobiography to philosophical-theological speculations, cementing his reputation as one of the greatest and most versatile writers of the twentieth century. Also included is a new preface by Leon Wieseltier that explores Benjamin's continued relevance for our times
Postwar German literature : a critical introduction by Peter Demetz( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of German writing since World War ii in Switzerland, Austria, the German Democratic Republic, and the Federal Republic of Germany is discussed. In the first four chapters of this book, social and intellectual transformations that have occurred since 1945 in these four German-speaking countries are described. The literary forms of poetry, drama, and fiction are briefly discussed, with each form further illustrated with critical portraits of important writers. A total of 22 portraits of poets, playwrights, and novelists are presented. The book concludes with a section called Useful Further Readings. (Db)
The Disciplines of criticism; essays in literary theory, interpretation, and history( Book )

19 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prague in black and gold : scenes from the life of a European city by Peter Demetz( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Demetz begins with the intriguing myths about Prague's origins--told and retold by generations of artists--contrasting them with confirmed archaeological truths about the site's pre-Roman settlements. He weaves together the colorful strands of Prague's literary traditions (Latin, Czech, German, and Jewish) with the story of its scintillating political and cultural advances, and focuses on key moments in its multicultural life: under King Charles, when it was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire; in the turbulent years of the Hussite rebellion; under Emperor Rudolf II, during the Renaissance, when it was home to Europe's best rationalists and most famous occultists; in the time of Mozart; and in the ages of revolutionary nationalism and of T.G. Masaryk, heroic first president of Czechoslovakia. Throughout, Demetz shows how Czechs, Germans, Italians, and Jews hve lived and worked together in Prague for a thousand years ..."--Jacket
After the fires : recent writing in the Germanies, Austria, and Switzerland by Peter Demetz( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marx, Engels, and the poets; origins of Marxist literary criticism by Peter Demetz( Book )

23 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and Japanese and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short novels and other writings by Theodor Fontane( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formen des Realismus: Theodor Fontane; kritische Untersuchungen by Peter Demetz( Book )

37 editions published between 1964 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathan the Wise, Minna von Barnhelm, and other plays and writings by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lessing was a playwright, scholar, poet, archeologist, philosopher, and critic. His genius is evident in the works collected in this volume, which includes the comedy Minna von Barnhelm, the tragedy Emilia, Galotti, Nathan the Wise, The Jews (and related correspondence), Ernst and Falk: Conversations for the Freemasons, and selections from philosophical and theological writings
An anthology of German literature, 800-1750 by Peter Demetz( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and German and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foto : modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945 by Matthew S Witkovsky( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published to accompany an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington, this book presents the creations of approximately one hundred individuals whose work redefined the very notion of art and embodies at times a dizzying freedom from traditional social roles. The book includes an introductory essay by Peter Demetz, as well as maps, biographies of the featured photographers, and a scholarly bibliography."--Jacket
From Kafka and Dada to Brecht and beyond : five essays by Peter Demetz( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and German and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die süsse Anarchie; deutsche Literatur seit 1945; eine kritische Einführung by Peter Demetz( Book )

37 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delusions, confusions ; and, the Poggenpuhl family by Theodor Fontane( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The air show at Brescia, 1909 by Peter Demetz( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1909, municipal authorities built an airfield in northern Italy and invited the world's leading aviators to compete on it. The show attracted thousands of spectators--among them Giacomo Puccini and Gabriele d'Annunzio--and reporters, including, amazingly, Franz Kafka, Max Brod, and Luigi Barzini. The Air Show at Brescia, 1909 is Peter Demetz's sparkling account of what happened in the air and on the groud before, during, and after this amazing moment at the dawn of the modern age. The young Kafka was a very precise observer of both the fragile new machines and the people who flocked to see them in action. Demetz shows us the spectacle as Kafka reported it, and also its unexpectedly melodramatic preparations. Like Kafka he is fascinated by the ace pilots--the American Glenn Curtiss, the Italian Mario Calderara, and the reigning king of the skies, Louis Blériot of France--who were artists in their own way. Above all, Demetz wants to know what flying really meant to these visionaries of the air: many political and imaginative issues were sent aloft at Brescia. With discerning affection, he elucidates Kafka's subtle ambiguities about the consequences of flight, d'Annunzio's lust for power in aviation, Puccini's enthusiasm for speedy escapes, and Curtiss's modest heroism. His provocative work reveals a vital point where art and technology met in imaging the future. -- Inside jacket flap
René Rilkes Prager Jahre by Peter Demetz( Book )

15 editions published between 1953 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditions of experiment from the enlightenment to the present : essays in honor of Peter Demetz( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marx, Engels und die Dichter; zur Grundlagenforschung des Marxismus by Peter Demetz( Book )

18 editions published in 1959 in German and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian futurism and the German literary avant-garde by Peter Demetz( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Prague in black and gold : scenes from the life of a European city
Alternative Names
Demetz, Petr 1922-

Peter Demetz Amerikaans vertaler

Peter Demetz Český exilový spisovatel a spisovatel

Peter Demetz czech exil writer and writer

Peter Demetz literature scholar

Peter Demetz tschechisch-US-amerikanischer Germanist und Autor

デーメツ, ペーター

Languages
English (184)

German (105)

Czech (13)

Japanese (3)

Covers
Prague in black and gold : scenes from the life of a European cityAfter the fires : recent writing in the Germanies, Austria, and SwitzerlandShort novels and other writingsNathan the Wise, Minna von Barnhelm, and other plays and writingsFoto : modernity in Central Europe, 1918-1945From Kafka and Dada to Brecht and beyond : five essaysDelusions, confusions ; and, the Poggenpuhl familyThe air show at Brescia, 1909