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Neugroschel, Joachim

Works: 174 works in 544 publications in 6 languages and 20,657 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Religious fiction  Allegories  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, zxx
Classifications: PT2617.E85, 833.912
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Most widely held works by Joachim Neugroschel
A dybbuk by S An-Ski( )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of the book features Tony Kushner's adaptation of The Dybbuk by S. Ansky from Joachim Neugroschel's translation, with an afterword by Harold Bloom. Considered by many to be the greatest Yiddish drama, The Dybuuk recounts the tale of a wealthy man's daughter who is possessed by the spirit of her dead beloved. Also included in this volume is a selection of stories translated into English for the first time by Joachim Neugroschel, illuminating different aspects of the Jewish mystical world, including possessions, transmigration, fairy tales, parables and miracles
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation
The piano teacher by Elfriede Jelinek( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erika Kohut is a piano teacher at the prestigious and formal Vienna Conservatory, who still lives with her domineering and possessive mother. Her life appears boring, but Erika, a quiet thirty-eight-year-old, secretly visits Turkish peep shows at night and watches sadomasochistic films. Meanwhile, a handsome, self-absorbed, seventeen-year-old student has become enamored with Erika and sets out to seduce her. She resists him at first--but then the dark passions roiling under the piano teacher's subdued exterior explode in a release of perversity, violence, and degradation--From book description
The Radetzky march by Joseph Roth( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heat of battle at Solferino, a young lieutenant named Trotta saves the life of the next-to-last Hapsburg Emperor, Francis Joseph, thereby securing for himself, his son, and his grandson, the ambiguous blessing of imperial favor. From the one event, Joseph Roth teases out the entire social fabric of the Austro-Hungarian empire during its last decades, before the First World War. It is hard to know what to praise mopst in this atmospheric, perfectly controlled masterwork: the brilliant characterizations, handled with a deftness and economy that leave even minor figures ruonded and fully formed before our eyes; the seamless blending of the historic and the personal; or the retrospective storytelling, in which the cataclysm of the coming war is meticulously foreshadowed in the tragic fate of the Trottas. The Radetzky March is an unexampled portrait of a civilization in decline, and as such a universal story for our times
Death in Venice by Thomas Mann( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of the author's short fiction. The title story is on a man's infatuation with a beautiful boy while on holiday in Venice, in The Blood of the Walsungs a woman cheats on her fiance by having an affair with her twin brother, and in The Will for Happiness a sick man waits five years to marry a woman, dying the day after the wedding
The Shtetl by Joachim Neugroschel( Book )

21 editions published between 1929 and 2002 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Collection of Yiddish tales depicting Jewish life in the shtetls in Eastern Europe. Depicting Jewish life in the shtetl from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century, this collection of tales traces a literary development from religious writings and Hassidic yarns to latter-day realism, fantasy, and satire. The crazy quilt of Jewish life emerges in the different tones and styles of the various stories. Humor and suffering, faith and rationalist parody, romantic love and sordid cruelty- a panorama of shtetl life unfolds before us, conjuring up all the colors of a bygone world. Included are short novels, stories, and tales, most of which have never been translated into English before. -- Publisher description
The world of Henri Rousseau by Yann Le Pichon( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this magnificent book, le Pichon, journalist and art historian, re-creates Rousseau's world, examines the iconographical and psychological inspirations of his paintings, and discusses his influence on others -- Picasso, Delaunay, the Surrealists, and of course the naive painters. The book is introduced by the painter's granddaughter and also by two distinguished museum curators who know Rousseau's work well
The complete short stories of Marcel Proust by Marcel Proust( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proust is developing into one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. This new collection contains his first literary endeavor, "Pleasures and Days," translated into English for the first time in 50 years, along with six additional stories, never before seen in English. Critiquing Proust's early stories is like appraising Picasso's four-year-old napkin drawings. There are subtle hints of brilliance, but these callow stories pale in comparison to his enigmatic opus, Remembrance of Things Past. Both works share the glitzy backdrop of Parisian high society and tiptoe through the same topics: addressing vanity, investigating the validity of sexual mores, and pondering the impact of sickness on life. Separated by 17 years, these juvenile tales set the thematic and stylistic table for the unique feast of Proust's mature work. Delicately translated by Neugroschel, the prolific three-time PEN Award winner, these early musings are priceless, insightful venturing into the mind of a maturing virtuoso. -- Jeffrey Snowbarger (Booklist, ALA)
The man in the iron mask by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built around the incident of the mysterious and unfortunate prisoner in the Bastille, Dumas concludes the adventures of the three musketeers. It is the Musketeers' final adventure during which they plot to replace King Louis XIV of France with his twin brother, the true king, who has been falsely imprisoned in the Bastille for eight years
Friedrich Nietzsche : an illustrated biography by Ivo Frenzel( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) steht ebenbürtig neben Hegel, Marx, Kierkegaard und Schopenhauer. Er ist einer der wenigen großen Denker seiner Jahrhunderts, die ihrer Zeit weit voraus waren. Der geistig Umnachtete hat den wachsenden Ruhm seiner Schriften nicht mehr erlebt; die Saat seiner Gedanken ging erst nach seinem Tod auf – im Bösen wie im Guten
On the mystical shape of the godhead : basic concepts in the Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholem's treatment is complex and stylistically brilliant as he systemically analyzes the history and intellectual background of these critical ideas. Highly recommended."--Library Journal. From the Trade Paperback edition
The human province by Elias Canetti( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and German and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No star too beautiful : Yiddish stories from 1382 to the present( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treasury of Yiddish literature features stories that represent Jewish traditions, culture, and history in a volume that includes works from the earliest literary periods through the present-day writings of I.B. Singer
Memoirs of an anti-Semite by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elusive narrator of this beautifully written, complex, and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic family from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. In five psychologically fraught episodes, he revisits his past, from adolescence to middle age, a period that coincides with the twentieth century's ugliest years. Central to each episode is what might be called the narrator's Jewish Question. He is no Nazi. To the contrary, he is apolitical, accommodating, cosmopolitan. He has Jewish friends and Jewish lovers, and their Jewishness is a matter of abiding fascination to him. His deepest and most defining relationship may even be the strange dance of attraction and repulsion that throughout his life he has conducted with this forbidden, desired, inescapable, imaginary Jewish other. And yet it is just this relationship that has blinded him to'and makes him complicit in'the terrible realities of his era. Lyrical, witty, satirical, and unblinking, Gregor von Rezzori's most controversial work is an intimate foray into the emotional underworld of modern European history
Expressionism, a German intuition, 1905-1920 by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introductory essay to the exhibition
The necklace and other tales by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging from poignant scrutiny of social pretension, to wicked tales of lust and love, to harrowing stories of terror and madness, the genius of Guy de Maupassant, France's greatest short-story writer, is on full display in this enthralling new translation by Joachim Neugroschel. The stories Neugroschel has gathered vividly reveal Maupassant's remarkable range, his keen eye, his technical perfection, his sexual realism, his ability to create whole worlds and sum up intricate universes of feeling in a few pages. Adam Gopnik's Introduction incisively explores the essence of Maupassant's unique style and his tremendous, if unjustly unacknowledged, influence (on everything from the American short story to contemporary cinema), bearing eloquent testimony to Maupassant's continuing and vital appeal
The metamorphosis and other stories by Franz Kafka( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than almost any other writer, Franz Kafka has been credited with capturing the existential tragicomedy of the modern human condition. Now, for the first time in fifty years, the great short works - including "The Metamorphosis," "The Judgment," and "The Stoker"--Are given new life in an English free of anachronism." "The Metamorphosis and Other Stories reflects Kafka's virtuosity in a wide range of forms - from prose poems, sketches, stories, and allegories to a three-act novelette ("The Metamorphosis") - and the deadpan humor, psychological acuity, and lyricism for which he is revered as a modern master." "This new translation preserves "The Stoker" and "Contemplation" as they were published during Kafka's lifetime. With a sensitivity to the Jewish traditions that influenced Kafka, prizewinning translator Joachim Neugroschel conveys the elusive music, delicate syntax, and almost juridical precision of Kafka's rich style - a rarefied monument to the timbre and cadences of Prague German, which succumbed to history after World War II." "In this vital English rendering destined to become the new standard, Kafka's masterpieces are as fresh and powerful as when they were written and will captivate a new generation of readers as well as those who already know and love them."--Jacket
The aesthetics of resistance by Peter Weiss( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical novel about the struggles of the German Communist anti-Hitlerian networks from 1937 to the end of World War II
Journey to Poland by Alfred Döblin( Book )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolutionaries without revolution by André Thirion( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un classique de l'histoire du surréalisme, très éclairant, en particulier sur les relations tumultueuses entre surréalistes et communistes
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SiddharthaThe piano teacherThe Radetzky marchDeath in VeniceThe ShtetlThe complete short stories of Marcel ProustThe man in the iron maskOn the mystical shape of the godhead : basic concepts in the Kabbalah
Alternative Names
Joachim Neugroschel American editor and translator

Joachim Neugroschel Amerikaans vertaler (1938-2011)

Joachim Neugroschel US-amerikanischer Übersetzer, Herausgeber

Neugröschel, Joachim