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Muir, Willa 1890-1970

Overview
Works: 293 works in 1,058 publications in 4 languages and 24,857 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Allegories  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Biography  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Creator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.912
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The trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

114 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge
The castle by Franz Kafka( Book )

90 editions published between 1930 and 2005 in English and German and held by 2,091 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
Selected short stories by Franz Kafka( Book )

15 editions published between 1952 and 1993 in English and German and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by the estate of Donald S. Moore
The penal colony : stories and short pieces by Franz Kafka( Book )

34 editions published between 1948 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gift of Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut
Josephus by Lion Feuchtwanger( Book )

20 editions published between 1932 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 960 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 )

15 editions published between 1933 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories, fables, and aphorisms, written between 1917 and 1924
Power by Lion Feuchtwanger( Book )

36 editions published between 1926 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel is based on the life of an eighteenth-century Jewish banker, Joseph Süss Oppenheimer, who served as a financial adviser to the Duke of Württemberg and was persecuted after the Duke's death
Living with ballads by Willa Muir( Book )

18 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 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 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ugly duchess by Lion Feuchtwanger( Book )

15 editions published between 1927 and 1951 in English and German and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in English and German and held by 531 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
Richelieu : his rise to power by Carl Jacob Burckhardt( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The metamorphosis, In the penal colony, and other stories by Franz Kafka( Book )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and German and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the best know novellas and stories of one of the seminal writers of the twentieth century
The sleepwalkers : a trilogy by Hermann Broch( Book )

14 editions published between 1932 and 1987 in English and German and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of a young Prussian army officer, a Luxembourger bookkeeper, and an Alsatian wine dealer--each in a sense a sleepwalker, representing a panorama of German society and its progressive deterioration of values that culminated in its defeat at the end of World War I
The Jew of Rome by Lion Feuchtwanger( Book )

6 editions published between 1935 and 1936 in English and German and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume of s trilogy based on the life of the Jewish historian
Amerika : the missing person : a new translation, based on the restored text by Franz Kafka( Book )

19 editions published between 1938 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Franz Kafka's diaries and letters suggest that his fascination with America grew out of a desire to break away from his native Prague, even if only in his imagination. Kafka died before he could finish what he liked to call his ''American novel," but he clearly entitled it Der Verschollene ("The Missing Person") in a letter to his fiancee, Felice Bauer, in 1912. Kafka began writing the novel that fall and wrote the last completed chapter in 1914, but it wasn't until 1927, three years after his death, that Amerika - the title that Kafka's friend and literary executor Max Brod gave his edited version of the unfinished manuscript - was published in Germany by Kurt Wolff Verlag. An English translation by Willa and Edwin Muir was published in Great Britain in 1932 and in the United States in 1946." "Over the last thirty years, an international team of Kafka scholars has been working on German-language critical editions of all of Kafka's writings, going back to the original manuscripts and notes, correcting transcription errors, and removing Brod's editorial and stylistic interventions to create texts that are as close as possible to the way the author left them." "With the same expert balance of precision and nuance that marked his award-winning translation of The Castle, Mark Harman now restores the humor and particularity of language in his translation of the critical edition of Der Verschollene. Here is the story of young Karl Rossmann, who, following an incident involving a housemaid, is banished by his parents to America. With unquenchable optimism and in the company of two comic-sinister companions, he throws himself into misadventure after misadventure, eventually heading toward Oklahoma, where a career in the theater beckons. Though we can never know how Kafka planned to end the novel, Harman's superb translation allows us to appreciate, as closely as possible, what Kafka did commit to the page."--Jacket
Mottke, the thief by Sholem Asch( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1970 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The sleepwalkers : a trilogy by Hermann Broch( Book )

10 editions published between 1932 and 1996 in English and held by 386 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
The enigmatic czar; the life of Alexander I of Russia by Maurice Paléologue( Book )

10 editions published between 1938 and 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amerika by Franz Kafka( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2019 in English and held by 342 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
 
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The trial
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The castleSelected short storiesThe penal colony : stories and short piecesThe metamorphosis, In the penal colony, and other storiesAmerika : the missing person : a new translation, based on the restored textThe sleepwalkers : a trilogyAmerika
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)

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 Brits taalkundige (1890-1970)

Willa Muir schottische Schriftstellerin und Übersetzerin

Willa Muir Scottish novelist, essayist and translator

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