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Neugroschel, Joachim

Works: 152 works in 420 publications in 6 languages and 18,223 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Religious fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Author of introduction, zxx, Other
Classifications: PQ2349.A4, 843.8
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Most widely held works by Joachim Neugroschel
Siddhartha : an Indian tale by Hermann Hesse( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 929 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 Radetzky march by Joseph Roth( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 19th Century Austria, a peasant is ennobled for saving the emperor's life. His son further elevates the family's name by becoming a civil servant, but the grandson brings it back to square one with gambling and debauchery. A new translation of a classic
The world of Henri Rousseau by Yann Le Pichon( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 703 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 Shtetl by Joachim Neugroschel( Book )

20 editions published between 1929 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive literary anthology depicts life in the shtetl (the Yiddish word for "small town") from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century
Death in Venice and other tales by Thomas Mann( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 695 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 man in the iron mask by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the destinies of King Louis XIV and a mysterious prisoner in an iron mask converge, the Three Musketeers and D'Artagnan find themselves caught between conflicting loyalties
The complete short stories of Marcel Proust by Marcel Proust( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 643 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)
Friedrich Nietzsche : an illustrated biography by Ivo Frenzel( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects forty-four stories by Franz Kafka including "The Stoker," "The Judgement," "First Sorrow," and "The Hunger Artist."
On the mystical shape of the godhead : basic concepts in the Kabbalah by Gershom Scholem( Book )

10 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 586 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 piano teacher by Elfriede Jelinek( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erika Kohut, a piano teacher at the Vienna Conservatory, is in her 40's and still lives with her mother. Their relationship is deeply disturbed, but it is Erika's twisted sexuality which dominates her, visiting porn cinemas and peep shows. Her life is dramatically disturbed by a handsome young student who feels his musical talent is not sufficiently appreciated by Kohut. As the relationship between teacher and pupil spirals rapidly out of control, Jellnek paints a terrifying picture of a woman consumed by the ecstasy of self-destruction
Memoirs of an anti-Semite by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 536 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
No star too beautiful : Yiddish stories from 1382 to the present( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 535 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
A dybbuk by S An-Ski( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 527 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
Expressionism, a German intuition, 1905-1920 by Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introductory essay to the exhibition
The metamorphosis and other stories by Franz Kafka( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 458 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." With this startling, bizarre, yet surprisingly funny first sentence, Kafka begins his masterpiece, The Metamorphosis. It is the story of a young man who, transformed overnight into a giant beetlelike insect, becomes an object of disgrace to his family, an outsider in his own home, a quintessentially alienated man. A harrowing -- though absurdly comic -- meditation on human feelings of inadequecy, guilt, and isolation, The Metamorphosis has taken its place as one of the mosst widely read and influential works of twentieth-century fiction. As W.H. Auden wrote, "Kafka is important to us because his predicament is the predicament of modern man."
Selected tales of Guy de Maupassant by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 419 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
Revolutionaries without revolution by André Thirion( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un classique de l'histoire du surréalisme, très éclairant, en particulier sur les relations tumultueuses entre surréalistes et communistes
The aesthetics of resistance by Peter Weiss( Book )

11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 345 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
The dybbuk melody : and other themes and variations by S An-Ski( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kushner's imaginative retelling of the classic mystical legend, The Dybbuk, by S. Ansky, the noted Russian and Yiddish-language folklorist, novelist and dramatist. Ansky formed an expedition which roamed throughout the Ukraine to preserve and collect Hasidic folktales. The Dybbuk was a product of that journey. Written before the outbreak of World War I, it wasn't produced until 1920, shortly after Ansky's death. It has been much-produced worldwide ever since
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Death in Venice and other tales
Alternative Names
Joachim Neugroschel American editor and translator

Joachim Neugroschel American writer

Joachim Neugroschel Amerikaans vertaler (1938-2011)

Joachim Neugroschel US-amerikanischer Übersetzer, Herausgeber

Neugröschel, Joachim

The Radetzky marchThe ShtetlDeath in Venice and other talesThe man in the iron maskThe complete short stories of Marcel ProustThe metamorphosis, In the penal colony, and other storiesOn the mystical shape of the godhead : basic concepts in the KabbalahThe piano teacher