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Lind, Jakov 1927-2007

Works: 97 works in 493 publications in 8 languages and 6,945 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Drama  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Translator, Costume designer, Performer
Classifications: PT2672.I48, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jakov Lind
Soul of wood, & other stories by Jakov Lind( Book )

95 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 9 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soul of Wood made Jakov Lind's reputation as one of the most boldy imaginative postwar writers and it remains his most celebrated achievement. In the title novella and six subsequent stories, Lind distorts and refashions reality to make the deepest horrors of the twentieth century his own. Set during World War II, 'Soul of Wood' is the story of Wohlbrecht, a peg-legged veteran of World War I, who smuggles Anton Barth, a paralyzed Jewish boy, to a mountain hideout after the boy's parents have been sent to their deaths. Abandoning the helpless boy to the elements, Wohlbrecht returns to Vienna, where, having been committed to an insane asylum, he helps the chief psychiatrist to administer lethal injections to other patients. But Germany is collapsing and the war will soon be over. The one way, Wohlbrecht realizes, that he can evade retribution is by returning to the woods to redeem 'his' hidden Jew. Others, however, have had the same bright idea
Landscape in concrete : a novel by Jakov Lind( Book )

43 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beroofd van zijn kracht tot zelfstandig denken en voelen loopt de mens met "een ziel van hout" in een door de oorlogen ontluisterde wereld, zodat er voor hem slechts veiligheid is in de kudde-gemeenschap en rust in een "landschap van beton"
Ergo by Jakov Lind( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wacholder lives and works at Custom House No. 8 with his adopted son Aslan and a lodger named Leo. Aslan spends his days copying out the novels of Kleist, Schiller, Goethe, and Mann; Leo, never leaving his bed, mentally composes his philosophical masterwork, Placental Theory of Existence; and Wacholder's only apparent responsibility is keeping watch over a towering mountain of paper. Wacholder's consuming passion, however, is his only true friend and nemesis, Wurz." "Wurz hasn't left his home in over seventeen years. He lives there, in a cocoon of cleanliness and order, with his wife Rita and Rita's two grown sons, Arnold and Arnulf. Wurz has dedicated his life to perfecting his home and eliminating every last atom of dirt. His happiness is disturbed only by the letters, 74 in all, Wacholder has sent him over the years. These letters - dictated by Wacholder, written by Aslan, and full of every kind of insanity and invective - are intended to smoke Wurz out of his hole, both for his own good and to stop him from plotting against Wacholder." "When the 74th letter seemingly has no effect, Wacholder turns to other increasingly outlandish schemes to defeat his rival, even staging a rally to declare Wurz's non-existence. A feverishly comic carnival, Ergo is Jakov Lind's most experimental work and the final novel he wrote in German."--Jacket
The inventor by Jakov Lind( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and German and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee joodse broers schrijven elkaar brieven die een absurde wereld weerspiegelen, waarin geld en idealen moeilijk te combineren essenties zijn
Ergo : a comedy by Jakov Lind( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jakov Lind adapted Ergo from his own novel of the same title. It is an uproarious satire on the great 'Therefore' of western rationalism."--Cover page [4]
Travels to the Enu : story of a shipwreck by Jakov Lind( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na het vergaan van een cruise-schip waarop de passagiers door de bemanning werden uitgebuit, bestolen en vermoord, komt de hoofdpersoon terecht op een eiland vol wonderlijke wezens
Eine bessere Welt by Jakov Lind( Book )

23 editions published in 1966 in German and English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grotisk allegorisk roman
Angst und Hunger: zwei Hörspiele by Jakov Lind( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stove : short stories by Jakov Lind( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counting my steps : an autobiography by Jakov Lind( Book )

48 editions published between 1968 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van de in Engeland wonende Oostenrijks-Joodse schrijver (geb. 1927)
Crossing : the discovery of two islands by Jakov Lind( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Ofen : eine Erzählung und sieben Legenden by Jakov Lind( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Laub by Jakov Lind( Book )

4 editions published in 1965 in German and Undetermined and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trip to Jerusalem by Jakov Lind( Book )

2 editions published in 1974 in Undetermined and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel : Rückkehr für 28 Tage by Jakov Lind( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Heiden. Spiek in 3 Akten by Jakov Lind( Book )

5 editions published in 1965 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Numbers : a further autobiography by Jakov Lind( Book )

10 editions published between 1972 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronological continuation of Counting My Steps, the work covers Lind's return to Europe and his time in Austria. While focusing on day-today encounters, the author relives essential experiences of his past as he tries to come to terms with fascism
Reisen zu den Enu : die Geschichte eines Schiffbruchs by Jakov Lind( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyage chez les enu - histoire d'un naufrage by Jakov Lind( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ziel van hout : opera in 3 aktes, gebaseerd op het gelijknamige verhaal van Jakov Lind : akte 3 by Robert Heppener( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Soul of wood, & other stories
Alternative Names
Chaklan, Jakov, 1927-2007

Jakov Lind Austrian-British writer

Jakov Lind escritor austro-británico

Jakov Lind Oostenrijks filmregisseur

Jakov Lind scrittore austriaco

Landwirt, J.

Landwirt, Jakov.

Landwirt, Jakov 1927-2007

Landwirth, Heinz.

Landwirth Heinz 1927-....

Landwirth, Heinz 1927-2007

Landwirth, Heinz Jakov 1927-2007

Landwirth, Jakov 1927-2007

Lind, J.

Lind, Jacob.

Lind, Jacob, 1927-2007

Lind, Jacov.

Lind, Jacov 1927-2007

Overbeek, Jan Gerrit 1927-2007

Overbeek, Jan Gerrit, pseud.

Линд, Яков

German (181)

English (138)

Dutch (22)

French (20)

Spanish (5)

Italian (3)

Finnish (2)

Danish (2)

Landscape in concrete : a novelErgoJakov Lind : the cosmopolitan AustrianSoul of wood, & other stories