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Stern, J. P. (Joseph Peter)

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The World of Franz Kafka by J. P Stern( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and German and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The World of Franz Kafka, Professor J.P. Stern, the internationally respected critic and historian of modern German literature, brings together a number of writings on widely varying aspects of Kafka's life, work and milieu, most of them specially commissioned for this volume. The book is divided into three parts: the first is biographical, covering such topics as the social and cultural environment of Prague in the last years of the Habsburg Empire; Kafka's own Jewish background and problematic family life; his mysterious unfulfilled relationships with women; and it includes reminiscences, some never before published in English. In the second section of the book Martin Walser, Frank Kermode, Erich Heller, Walter Sokel, Anthony Thorlby, and others deal with the literary problems of interpreting Kafka's work, while the concluding part of the book contains fictional or semi-fictional pieces by writers like Roy Fuller, Philip Roth, and D.J. Enright that were inspired by Kafka and in their turn shed fresh light on him"--Jacket
Hitler : the Führer and the people by J. P Stern( Book )

65 editions published between 1925 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's life, his times, his policies, his strategies, his influence have often been analysed. But rarely is the most elementary question of all raised - how could it happen? Professor Stern seeks to expose the roots of the Hitler myth. He performs thoroughly and brilliantly the examination that Kenneth Burke saw as a crying need on the brink of World War II. The questions Professor Stern asks are fundamental and still of the first importance in our own society. How could a predominantly sober, hardworking, and well-educated nation be persuaded to follow Hitler and his inhuman and destructuve program? What was the source of his immense popularity? Why were his public utterances so powerfully persuasive? What were the shared assumptions behind "The Final Solution," Operation Barbarossa, "The Night of the Long Knives"? Professor Stern has done a pioneering study of the rhetoric of Nazism, a rhetoric that coupled words and action. He examines the speeches, writings, and conversations of Hitler and places them in the context of traditional beliefs of the society into which Hitler, the "ideal outsider," made his way. With terrifying logic his career emerges as the creation of a man who translated the private sphere of sentiment into the public sphere of political action, the will to power into a weapon of mass hypnosis
On realism by J. P Stern( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Nietzsche by J. P Stern( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann by J. P Stern( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-interpretations : seven studies in nineteenth-century German literature by J. P Stern( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nietzsche on tragedy by M. S Silk( Book )

37 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first comprehensive study of Nietzsche's earliest book, The Birth of Tragedy (1872), this important volume by M.S. Silk and J.P. Stern examines the work in detail: its place in Nietzsche's philosophical career; its value as an account of ancient Greek culture; its place in the history of German ideas, and its value as a theory of tragedy and music. Presented in a fresh twenty-first-century series livery, and including a specially commissioned preface written by Lesley Chamberlain, illuminating its enduring importance and relevance to philosophical enquiry, this accessible study has been revived for a new generation of readers
Idylls & realities; studies in nineteenth-century German literature by J. P Stern( Book )

20 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untimely meditations by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four short works in Untimely Meditations were published by Nietzsche between 1873 and 1876. They deal with such broad topics as the relationship between popular and genuine culture, strategies for cultural reform, the task of philosophy, the nature of education, and the relationship between art, science and life. They also include Nietzsche's earliest statement of his own understanding of human selfhood as a process of endlessly 'becoming who one is'. As Daniel Breazeale shows in his introduction to this new edition of R.J. Hollingdale's translation of the essays, these four early texts are key documents for understanding the development of Nietzsche's thought and clearly anticipate many of the themes of his later writings. Nietzsche himself always cherished his Untimely Meditations and believed that they provide valuable evidence of his 'becoming and self-overcoming' and constitute a 'public pledge' concerning his own distinctive task as a philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche by J. P Stern( Book )

47 editions published between 1920 and 1994 in 6 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernst Jünger by J. P Stern( Book )

18 editions published in 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realism in European literature : essays in honour of J.P. Stern( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lichtenberg: a doctrine of scattered occasions; reconstructed from his aphorisms and reflections by J. P Stern( Book )

26 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dear purchase : a theme in German modernism by J. P Stern( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book studies individual works by twelve major writers of German modernism, including Thomas Mann, Musil, Brecht and Rilke, in relation to the history of the twentieth century. It explores the theme of the 'dear purchase', an ideal of moral strenuousness and sacrifice seen as characteristic of Germany after Nietzsche, and reveals the underlying flaw in this notion as a self-justifying value. In this context, it considers the renaissance of German poetry after 1900, the impact of the War of 1914, its aftermath in uncertainty and relativism, and attitudes to the Hitler period, and finally juxtaposes Mann's Felix Krull and Kafka's story Josephine as a deliverance from the value-system of the title. The Introduction, partly autobiographical, traces J. P. Stern's preoccupation with this interpretation of his material in many of the books he published (especially those concerned with Nietzsche and Hitler), and pays tribute to Wittgenstein's influence on his thinking
The heart of Europe : essays on literature and ideology by J. P Stern( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paths and labyrinths : nine papers read at the Franz Kafka Symposium held at the Institute of Germanic Studies on 20 and 21 October 1983 by J. P Stern( Book )

13 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liebelei, Leutnant Gustl, [and] Die letzten Masken by Arthur Schnitzler( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bryan Magee talks to J.P. Stern about Nietzsche( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program J.P. Stern discusses Nietzsche concepts as the genesis of existentialism, and as the root philosophies of facist political movements
Hitler : der Führer und das Volk by J. P Stern( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expression & engagement : German painting from the collection by Tate Gallery Liverpool( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Istirn, Ǧ. P. 1920-1991

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スターン, J.P.

スターン, ジョーゼフ・ピーター

Re-interpretations : seven studies in nineteenth-century German literatureNietzsche on tragedyUntimely meditationsRealism in European literature : essays in honour of J.P. SternThe dear purchase : a theme in German modernism