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Manheim, Ralph 1907-1992

Works: 844 works in 3,037 publications in 5 languages and 104,037 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Fairy tales  War fiction  Political fiction  Biographies  Fantasy fiction  Historical fiction  Christmas fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author, Illustrator, tra, Author of introduction, Creator, Adapter
Classifications: PT2613.R338, 833.914
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Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler( Book )

67 editions published between 1943 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 4,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mein Kampf - 'My Struggle' is an autobiography by the National Socialist leader Adolf Hitler, in which he outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany. Volume 1 of Mein Kampf was published in 1925 and Volume 2 in 1936. The book was edited by Hitler's deputy Rudolf Hess."--Jacket
Nutcracker by E. T. A Hoffmann( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl receives an enchanted nutcracker from her godfather and after many adventures, the nutcracker becomes a handsome prince
The great philosophers by Karl Jaspers( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1] The foundations: The paradigmatic individuals: Socrates, Buddha, Confucius, Jesus. The seminal founders of philosophical thought: Plato, Augustine, Kant -- [2] The original thinkers: Anaximander, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Plotinus, Anselm, Nicholas of Cusa, Spinoza, Lao-Tzu, Nagarjuna -- [3] Xenophanes, Democritus, Empedocles, Bruno, Epicurus, Boehme, Schelling, Leibniz, Aristotle, Hegel -- [4] The disturbers: Descartes, Pascal, Lessing, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche. Philosophers in other realms: Einstein, Weber, Marx
The tin drum by Günter Grass( Book )

61 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magical realist novel in which Oskar Matzerath, a thirty-year-old dwarf in a mental hospital, tells his life story, which was shaped by the rise of Nazi power and includes his assumption of guilt for a murder he did not commit
Dear Mili : an old tale by Wilhelm Grimm( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to save her daughter from a terrible war, the mother sends her into the forest telling her to return in three days. She meets St. Joseph who cares for her for three days, which in reality is thirty years
Der Fuehrer : Hitler's rise to power by Konrad Heiden( Book )

41 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes events leading up to Hitler's rise to power
The neverending story by Michael Ende( Book )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and German and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magical tale of a lonely, solitary boy who steps through the pages of a book into a special kingdom where he learns the true measure of his courage
An introduction to metaphysics by Martin Heidegger( Book )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introduction to Metaphysics includes a reinterpretation of Greek thought, a vision of Western history, and a glimpse of the reasons behind Heidegger's support of the Nazi Party in the 1930s. Heidegger tries to reawaken the "question of Being" by challenging some of the most enduring prejudices embedded in Western philosophy and in our everyday practices and langauge. Furthermore, he relates this question to the insights of Greek tragedy into the human condition and to the political and cultural crises of modernity." "This new translation makes this work more accessible than ever before. It combines smoothness with accuracy and provides conventional translations of Greek passages that Heidegger translated unconventionally. There are also extensive notes, a German-English glossary, and an introduction that discusses the history of the text, its basic themes, and its place in Heidegger's oeuvre."--Jacket
Dog years by Günter Grass( Book )

38 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel in three parts, beginning in the 1920s and ending in the 1950s, that follows the lives of two friends from the prewar years in Germany through an apocalyptic period and its startling aftermath
The flounder by Günter Grass( Book )

21 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based loosely on Grimm's The Fisherman and his Wife, this triumphant blend of folk tale and contemporary story takes place over the course of nine months, during which the wife of the narrator becomes pregnant and is regaled with tales of the various cooks the fisherman has met throughout his life. The emerging themes of the novel expose the periods when men made history and women's contributions went largely, in some cases gravely, unrecognized. Inventive, imaginitive and irreverent, this humorous, fundamentally brilliant novel highlights the value of modern-day myth and timeless legend
Cat and mouse by Günter Grass( Book )

33 editions published between 1961 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the publication of his first novel, The Tin Drum, Günter Grass was acclaimed internationally as the most imaginative and powerful novelist to come out of postwar Germany. Cat and Mouse has the same setting that The Tin Drum made famous: Danzig and its petty bourgeoisie. But the art form is deliberately different. Brief and compact, it focuses on the extraordinary fate and person of one hero, Joachim Mahlke, fourteen years old when the story starts. Mahlke is set apart from his fellows by an unusual excrescence of cartilage, a huge Adam's apple, sign and symbol of precocious virility, at once embarrassing and stimulating to its bearer. When a classmate sics a cat on Mahlke's "mouse," he unwittingly launches him on a hero's career. In order to compensate for his mouse, Mahlke turns himself into an athlete and ace diver who brings up from a half-submerged ship all kinds of hardware to string around his neck. He becomes "The Great Mahlke," first to his classmates and later to the nation. Mahlke's mentors, however, refuse to be impressed. For the cat watching him, ready to pounce, is a society of petty men. Not even by gaining his country's highest honor, the Order of Merit, the most dazzling piece of hardware to cover his protuberance, does Mahlke succeed in conciliating his enemies. Mahlke is different, Mahlke is doomed. With ferocious virtuosity, Gunter Grass maps the local and mental circumstances of Mahlke's dramatic and pathetic struggle, compelling the reader's participation and belief."--Jacket
The night in Lisbon by Erich Maria Remarque( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the world slowly sliding into war, enemies of the Reich flee Europe. One night in Lisbon, as a poor refugee gazes hungrily at the boat enroute to America, a man approaches with two tickets ... and a story to tell
Local anaesthetic by Günter Grass( Book )

17 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starusch, a 40 year old teacher of German and history, undergoes protracted dental treatment in an office where TV is used to distract the patients. Under local anesthesia, the patient projects onto the screen his past and present with the fluidity and visual quality of the movies. A satirical portrait of social confusions
Rosshalde by Hermann Hesse( Book )

23 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a famous artist whose creativity is stifled by an empty marriage to which he is bound until freed by the death of his adored son
The threepenny opera by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

52 editions published between 1928 and 2022 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brutal, scandalous, perverted, yet humorous, hummable, and with a happy ending- Bertolt Brecht's revolutionary masterpiece The Threepenny Opera is a landmark of modern drama that has become embedded in the Western cultural imagination. Through the love story of Polly Peachum and "Mack the Knife" Macheath, the play satirizes the bourgeois of the Weimar Republic, revealing a society at the height of decadence and on the verge of chaos. Complemented with music by Kurt Weill, it was one of the earliest and most successful attempts to introduce jazz into the theater, and the song "Mack the Knife" became one of the most popular and widely recorded songs of the twentieth century."--Book cover
My belief : essays on life and art by Hermann Hesse( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arrays the opposing forces in over one hundred maps, pictures and orders of battle--the historical backgrounds, the terrain and armaments, the personalities, the weaknesses of the leaders on both sides--then pauses at crucial stages to explain the options open to each commander"--Dust jacket
The rat by Günter Grass( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A female rat engages the narrator in a series of dialogues-convincingly demonstrating to him that the rats will inherit a devastated earth. Dreams alternate with reality in this story within a story within a story
Stories of five decades by Hermann Hesse( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and German and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three stories arranged in chronological order that are primarily concerned with the authors own secret
A sorrow beyond dreams : a life story by Peter Handke( Book )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2019 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The noted Austrian writer reconstructs and recalls the relationships, objects, daily affairs, dreams, pain, and despair of his mother's fifty-one years in a small village and the final reality of her suicide
Shakespeare's stage by A. M Nagler( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1981 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mein Kampf
NutcrackerThe great philosophersThe tin drumDear Mili : an old taleDer Fuehrer : Hitler's rise to powerThe neverending storyAn introduction to metaphysicsDog years
Alternative Names
Manheim, R. 1907-1992

Manheim, Ralph

Manheim Ralph Frederick

Mannheim, Ralph 1907-1992

Marlowe Ralph

Marlowe Ralph (1907-1992)

Ralph Manheim American translator of German and French literature

Ralph Manheim Amerikaans taalkundige (1907-1992)

Ralph Manheim US-amerikanischer Übersetzer

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