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Neugroschel, Joachim

Works: 201 works in 587 publications in 6 languages and 21,707 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Religious fiction  Allegories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, zxx
Classifications: PT2617.E85, 833.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joachim Neugroschel
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 1,072 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 )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 914 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 886 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 dybbuk : a play in four acts by S An-Ski( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 816 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
The Shtetl by Joachim Neugroschel( Book )

24 editions published between 1929 and 2002 in English and held by 697 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 681 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 man in the iron mask by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 672 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 )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents English translations of sixteen short stories by nineteenth-century French novelist Marcel Proust
Memoirs of a Dada drummer by Richard Huelsenbeck( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 615 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 )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Zohar and other writings of the Kabbalah, Jewish mystics developed concepts and symbols to help them penetrate secrets of the cosmos that cannot be understood through reason or intellect. These ideas about God, human beings, and creation continue to fascinate and influence spiritual seekers of all persuasions today. In clear and easy-to-understand prose, Gershom Scholem, the pioneer of the modern study of Jewish mysticism explains the basic concepts of the Kabbalah: the mystical "form of the imageless God"; good and evil; the Tsaddik or righteous soul; the Shekhinah, the feminine aspect of God; gilgul, the transmigration of souls; and tselem, the concept of the astral body. For anyone seeking to taste the mysteries of the Kabbalah, this is an essential book
Friedrich Nietzsche : an illustrated biography by Ivo Frenzel( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human province by Elias Canetti( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and German and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of an anti-Semite by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Swedish and held by 516 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 his relationship that has blinded him to and makes him complicit inthe terrible realities 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 )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introductory essay to the exhibition
No star too beautiful : Yiddish stories from 1382 to the present( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 509 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
Death in Venice, and seven other stories by Thomas Mann( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 496 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 necklace and other tales by Guy de Maupassant( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 451 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
A dybbuk by Tony Kushner( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 450 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
The metamorphosis and other stories by Franz Kafka( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 440 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
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The piano teacherThe Radetzky marchThe ShtetlThe man in the iron maskThe complete short stories of Marcel ProustMemoirs of a Dada drummerThe metamorphosis, In the penal colony, and other storiesOn 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