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Murdoch, Brian 1944-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 391 publications in 3 languages and 12,597 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Historical fiction  Stories, plots, etc  War stories  War fiction  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other
Classifications: PT2635.E68, 833.912
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Most widely held works about Brian Murdoch
 
Most widely held works by Brian Murdoch
Malka by Mirjam Pressler( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1943, a Polish physician and her older daughter make a dangerous and arduous trek to Hungary while seven-year-old Malka, who they were forced to leave behind when she became ill, fends for herself in a ghetto
Old High German literature by Brian Murdoch( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All quiet on the western front by Erich Maria Remarque( Book )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The testament of Paul Baumer, who enlists with his classmates in the German army of World War I, illuminates the savagery and futility of war
Shylock's daughter by Mirjam Pressler( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Jessica, who longs to be free of the restrictions of her father and life in the Jewish ghetto of sixteen-century Venice, falls in love with a Christian aristocrat and must make choices which will affect her whole family. Inspired by Shakespeare's play The merchant of Venice
Early Germanic literature and culture( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German literature of the early Middle Ages by Brian Murdoch( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed, contextualized picture of the very beginnings of writing in German from around 750 to 1100
Siegfried Lenz by Brian Murdoch( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kommentierte Auswahlbibliographie zu Siegfried Lenz [von] Hartmut Patzold": p.44-53
The novels of Erich Maria Remarque : sparks of life by Brian Murdoch( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new study of Remarque's novels treats them as a chronicle of the century, but also looks at each one as a work that goes beyond the reflection of historical events."--Jacket
Fighting songs and warring words : popular lyrics of two world wars by Brian Murdoch( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The accepted canon of war poetry usually includes only those underlining patriotic or nationalistic views. This study opens up the view of war poetry with the inclusion of such material as Nazi poetry and song, and the poetry of the atomic bomb
The recapitulated fall; a comparative study in mediaeval literature by Brian Murdoch( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die althochdeutschen poetischen Denkmäler by J. Sidney Groseclose( Book )

15 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Germanic hero : politics and pragmatism in early medieval poetry by Brian Murdoch( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, the author looks at the role the warrior-hero plays within a set of predetermined political and social constraints. The hero if not a sword-wielding barbarian, bent only upon establishing his own fame; such fame-seekers (including some famous medieval literary figures) might even fall outside the definition of the Germanic hero, the real value of whose deeds are given meaning only within the political construct. Individual prowess is not enough. The hero must conquer the blows of fate because he is committed to the conquest of chaos, and over all to the need for social s
Adam's grace : fall and redemption in medieval literature by Brian Murdoch( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theme of Adams Grace is the interplay of theology and literature and the use of medieval literary texts to explain the balance of the Fall and the Redemption, the universality of original sin, and the identity of mankind with its first parents, Adam and Eve. Brian Murdoch looks at this interaction of literature and theology across as wide a range of genres and vernaculars as possible."--Jacket
The medieval popular Bible : expansions of Genesis in the Middle Ages by Brian Murdoch( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was meant by the medieval popular Bible - what was presented as biblical narrative to an audience largely unable to read the original biblical texts? Presentations in the vernacular languages of Europe of supposedly biblical episodes were more often than not expanded and interpreted, sometimes very considerably. This book looks at the presentation, the use, and the possible lay reception of the book of Genesis, using as wide a range of medieval genres and vernaculars as possible on a comparative basis down to the Reformation. Literatures taken into consideration include Irish, Cornish, English, French, High and Low German, Spanish, Italian and others. Genesis was an important book, and the focus is on those narrative high points which lend themselves most particularly (it is never exclusive) to literal expansion, even though allegory can also work backwards into the literal narrative. Starting with the devil in paradise (who is not biblical), the book examines what Adam and Eve did afterwards, who killed Cain, what happened in the flood or at the tower of Babel, and ends with a consideration of the careers of Jacob and Joseph.; The book is based on the Speaker's Lectures, given in 2002 in the University of Oxford. BRIAN MURDOCH is Professor of German at the University of Stirling
Cornish literature by Brian Murdoch( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apocryphal Adam and Eve in medieval Europe : vernacular translations and adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae by Brian Murdoch( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores what happened to Adam and Eve after their expulsion from Paradise. Professor Murdoch considers the varied development of the apocryphal material, and presents an analysis of the flourishing medieval tradition of Adam and Eve celebrated in European prose, verse, and drama
Gregorius : an incestuous saint in medieval Europe and beyond by Brian Murdoch( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the apocryphal pope and saint, Gregorius was extremely popular throughout the Middle Ages and later in Europe and beyond. This book traces the story from its English or French origins through its many variations from Iceland to Egypt and from the 12th to the 21st century
Im Westen nichts Neues by Erich Maria Remarque( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All quiet on the Western front, by Erich Maria Remarque( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay selections include a comparison of All Quiet on the Western Front to Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, a comprehensive survey of the novel's popular and critical reception, an examination of the novel's often overlooked subtleties of tone, characterization, and plot, and Remarque's startling direct style and his relevance to twenty-first-century readers. Previously published essays offer a close reading of the novel and its themes of comradeship, and the devastating effects of war on those who live through them as well as an account of the production and reception of the 1930 film adaptation
Critical insights : All quiet on the western front( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Finally, the truth about war," reviewers proclaimed when All Quiet on the Western Front was published in 1928, ten years after World War I had ended. Shockingly direct, it painted a decidedly unromantic portrait of the war in which Remarque had briefly fought and quickly became an international sensation. And today, even after eighty years and after tens of millions of soldiers have died in wars, readers keep turning to the novel for answers
 
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Malka
Alternative Names
Brian Oliver Murdoch

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Murdoch, B. O. (Brian O.), 1944-

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Murdoch, Brian Oliver 1944-

Languages
English (204)

German (23)

Dutch (1)

Covers
All quiet on the western frontShylock's daughterEarly Germanic literature and cultureGerman literature of the early Middle AgesThe novels of Erich Maria Remarque : sparks of lifeFighting songs and warring words : popular lyrics of two world warsThe Germanic hero : politics and pragmatism in early medieval poetryAdam's grace : fall and redemption in medieval literature