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Segel, Harold B. 1930-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 249 publications in 4 languages and 10,196 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  History  Humor  Conference papers and proceedings  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PG3086, 891.72409
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Most widely held works about Harold B Segel
 
Most widely held works by Harold B Segel
Twentieth-century Russian drama : from Gorky to the present by Harold B Segel( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Columbia guide to the literatures of Eastern Europe since 1945 by Harold B Segel( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly half a century, the Iron Curtain obscured from Western eyes a vital group of national and regional writers. Seen as a whole, the literatures of Eastern Europe during the second half of the twentieth century are extraordinarily rich, and in recent years many Eastern European novelists, poets, and playwrights have attracted wider attention and broader publication in the West. And yet no reference work, embracing all the countries of this region, including the former East Germany, has brought synoptic analysis to bear on these literatures - until now." "Featuring analyses of the works of Ivo Andric, Milan Kundera, Wislawa Szymborska, Ismail Kadare, Czeslaw Milosz, Christa Wolf, Imre Kertesz, and Nina Cassian, among nearly 700 others, The Columbia Guide to the Literatures of Eastern Europe Since 1945 is an indispensable reference to the literatures of the former Soviet bloc: Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the former republics of Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and East Germany. Marked by geographical proximity and the shared experience of communism and its collapse, these countries are home to writers whose works have illuminated many of the critical ideas and key events of the latter half of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Turn-of-the-century cabaret : Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Cracow, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Zurich by Harold B Segel( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polish romantic drama : three plays in English translation by Harold B Segel( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first volume in English to be devoted entirely to Polish Romantic drama. It contains translations of three major plays: Forefathers; Eve, Part III, by Adam Mickiewics; The Un-Divine Comedy by Zygmunt Krasinski; and Fantazy by Juliusz Slowacki. In his highly informative introduction, Professor Segel discusses the plays against the background of the Romantic movement in Poland and points out their ideological and artistic importance. As products of a revolutionary Poland; they were written and published in Paris by writers who either resettled there after t
The major comedies of Alexander Fredro by Aleksander Fredro( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renaissance culture in Poland : the rise of humanism, 1470-1543 by Harold B Segel( Book )

14 editions published in 1989 in English and Polish and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pinocchio's progeny : puppets, marionettes, automatons and robots in modernist and avant-garde drama by Harold B Segel( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vienna coffeehouse wits, 1890-1938( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Segel's extensive introduction provides a wealth of information concerning the social, political, and cultural background of turn-of-the-century Vienna. The eight artists assembled here are concerned with their world, Austria and particularly Vienna. They exchange ideas, argue, gossip, tell stories, read each other's works and even write in the coffeehouse
Body ascendant : modernism and the physical imperative by Harold B Segel( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Body Ascendant, Harold Segel shows how obsession with physical culture resonated widely through the modernist movement and traces its profound influence on the arts in the early twentieth century. Segel examines the emergence of modern dance and its impact on virtually all the other arts. He describes the shift from speech to gesture in modern drama and the revival of serious artistic interest in pantomime. And he shows how bold attempts to revitalize literary language paralleled a new emphasis on the direct experience of the writer." "Characterizing the modernist man of letters as a self-styled man of action, Segel reviews the careers of such writers as Gabriele D'Annunzio, F.T. Marinetti, Nikolai Gumilyov, Ernst Junger, Ernest Hemingway, Henry de Montherlant, and Antoine de Saint-Exupery. He offers a broad overview of the various manifestations of the modernist preoccupation with physicality, including the disparagement of Christianity and Judaism for their focus on spiritual life. He clearly establishes the disturbing compatibility between the era's artistic and athletic celebration of body and the eventual rise of totalitarian nationalism and racism. The dark side of the Nazi emphasis on physical perfection as essential to ideal Germanness, Segel notes, was the consistent portrayal of the Jew as physically and racially inferior."--Jacket
The Columbia literary history of Eastern Europe since 1945 by Harold B Segel( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harold B. Segel, a longtime scholar of Slavic literatures and of comparative literature, writes a clear, concise, and balanced history of Eastern European literature. Segel not only examines the literary response to the quasi-colonial oppression that stretched across Eastern Europe between 1945 and 1991 hut also details the impact of the downfall of communism and the way in which the challenges of the postcommunist period are being met."--Jacket
Stranger in our midst : images of the Jew in Polish literature by Harold B Segel( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Segel explains in his thorough and enlightening introduction, Polish literary responses to the huge community of Jewish "strangers" in their midst illuminate both the important Jewish dimension of Polish history and a major current in the history of Polish literature
The walls behind the curtain : East European prison literature, 1945-1990 by Project Muse( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Because of their visibility in society and ability to shape public opinion, prominent literary figures were among the first targets of Communist repression, torture, and incarceration. Authors such as Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn famously documented the experience of internment in Soviet gulags. Little, however, has been published in the English language on the work of writers imprisoned by other countries of the Soviet bloc. For the first time, The Walls Behind the Curtain presents a collection of works from East European novelists, poets, playwrights, and essayists who wrote during or after their captivity under communism. Harold B. Segel paints a backdrop of the political culture and prison and labor camp systems of each country, detailing the onerous conditions that writers faced. Segel then offers biographical information on each writer and presents excerpts of their writing. Notable literary figures included are Vaclav Havel, Eva Kanturkova, Milan SimeCka, Adam Michnik, Milovan Djilas, Paul Goma, Tibor Dery, and Visar Zhiti, as well as many other writers. This anthology recovers many of the most important yet overlooked literary voices from the era of Communist occupation. Although translated from numerous languages, and across varied cultures, there is a distinct commonality in the experiences documented by these works. The Walls Behind the Curtain serves as a testament to the perseverance of the human spirit and a quest for individual liberty that many writers forfeited their lives for."--
Egon Erwin Kisch, the raging reporter : a bio-anthology by Egon Erwin Kisch( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He visited North Africa, the Soviet Union, Central Asia, Australia, China, and the United States, where he traveled from one coast to the other as an ordinary seaman, made friends with Charlie Chaplin and Upton Sinclair, and commented with wit and irony on American life
The death of Tarelkin and other plays : the Trilogy of Alexander Sukhovo-Kobylin by A Sukhovo-Kobylin( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Conference on Poles and Jews--Myth and Reality in the Historical Context, held at Columbia University, March 6-10, 1983 by Conference on Poles and Jews: Myth and Reality in the Historical Context( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Bilderbuch aus meiner Knabenzeit : Erinnerungen aus den Jahren 1786 bis 1804 by Justinus Andreas Christian Kerner( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schubart, Christian Friedrich Daniel
Political thought in Renaissance Poland : an anthology in English by Harold B Segel( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel shadows by Justinus Andreas Christian Kerner( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Columbia guide to the literatures of Eastern Europe since 1945
Alternative Names
Harold Segel American academic

Segel, H. B.

Segel, H. B. 1930-

Segel, H. B. (Harold B.), 1930-

Segel, Harold Bernard

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The baroque poem : a comparative survey, together with 150 illustrative texts from English, American, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Portuguese, Polish, Modern Latin, Czech, Croatian, and Russian poetry, in the original languages and accompanying English translationsPolish romantic drama : three plays in English translationPinocchio's progeny : puppets, marionettes, automatons and robots in modernist and avant-garde dramaThe Vienna coffeehouse wits, 1890-1938Body ascendant : modernism and the physical imperativeThe Columbia literary history of Eastern Europe since 1945Stranger in our midst : images of the Jew in Polish literatureEgon Erwin Kisch, the raging reporter : a bio-anthologyPolitical thought in Renaissance Poland : an anthology in English