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Willson, A. Leslie (Amos Leslie) 1923-2007

Overview
Works: 78 works in 192 publications in 2 languages and 6,642 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Psychological fiction  Experimental fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Translator, Other, Creator, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: PT2671.O548, 833.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about A. Leslie Willson
 
Most widely held works by A. Leslie Willson
A Günter Grass symposium by Austin, Tex.> Günter Grass Symposium. <1970( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Mann : life as a work of art : a biography by Hermann Kurzke( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This vivid, sometimes tragic, and often humorous literary biography brings to life as never before the extraordinary talent and complex person who was Thomas Mann." "Engrossing vignettes enable us to enter Mann's life and work from unique angles. We meet the difficult, even unsavory private man: hypochondriac and nervous, narcissistic and vainglorious, isolated and greedy for love, shy and often ungenerous. But we are also introduced to a man who lived an eventful life, was capable of great kindness, loved dogs, doted on his daughters, and listened to Jack Benny."--Jacket
Contemporary German fiction( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Schiller symposium : in observance of the bicentary of Schiller's birth by University of Texas( Book )

13 editions published between 1960 and 1986 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dimension : a reader of German literature since 1968( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cat and mouse and other writings by Günter Grass( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angels are black and white by Ulla Berkéwicz( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After seeing the atrocities perpetrated in Russia, a young German soldier who in the beginning was a Nazi deserts and has an affair with a Jewish woman. The novel analyzes the way in which a civilized and cultured people can be manipulated into barbarity
Himmelfarb : a novel by Michael Krüger( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two Germans, a Jew whose life was stolen and the onetime Nazi who stole it. The narrator is an ethnographer famous for his work on the Indians of Brazil. The story opens as he receives a letter from the Jew whom he thought dead and whose book he plagiarized during World War II. At the age of 80, the professor's life is about to be exposed as a big lie. By the author of The Man in the Tower
Contemporary German stories( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: Expertly introduced and edited by A. Leslie Willson, the present volume is a collection to read and cherish, and to reread: to pass along and talk about. Its broad themes of tragedy, satire, and carefully observed daily living make it a cross section of German life and liveliness over the second half of the 20th century
Papa's suitcase : a novel by Gerhard Köpf( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man in the tower : a novel by Michael Krüger( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely German artist, painting in a ruraltower in the South of France, becomes involved througha woman in the murder of a policeman. Part suspense, part ironic investigation of the artist in society, this isKruger's second novel to be translated into English. He isthe editor of Akzente, one of Germany's leading literarymagazines
Three contemporary German novellas( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on the needed reform of German studies in the United States by John Walter Van Cleve( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes in blunt terms the current crisis in German studies in the United States, as reflected primarily in the shrinking numbers of German-language students, and proposes reasonable solutions. Written by two Germanists, its purpose is to provoke debate, to promote discussion, and to bring about reform
Piranesi's dream : a novel by Gerhard Köpf( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Piranesi's Dream is the story of an artist and of a visionary of ages past and present. In telling Piranesi's story, Kopf has written not only a fictional autobiography but a compelling psychological novel. As Gunter Grass has observed, "Kopf is a born storyteller.""--Jacket
There is no Borges by Gerhard Köpf( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the inverted mirror of his own Borgesian vision, a college professor confronts his country's past, his family's past, and how history repeats itself
Hochwasser : and, Noch zehn minuten bis Buffalo by Günter Grass( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in German and English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die doppelspitzige Feder von Günter Grass by A. Leslie Willson( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innerfar & Bluff, or the Southern Cross by Gerhard Köpf( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innerfar, Gerhard Kopf's first novel, describes the life of Karlina Piloti, an eccentric poet and friend of writers, who vanishes into madness. Piloti is based on Ilse Schneider-Lengyel, the real-life hostess of the first meeting of the tremendously influential postwar German literary group, Gruppe 47. Innerfar thus supplies the reader with insight into the workings and nature of that enigmatic association of writers, which observes its fiftieth anniversary this year to considerable attention in Germany. Bluff, or the Southern Cross is a simple story about liberation and the unshackling of the imagination, a story about friendship between the young and the old, about the importance of dreaming of far-away places
The way to Eden by Gerhard Köpf( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his grandmother's savings he buys the colonel's house; his neighbor is the latter's uncle, and his faithful roommate is malaria, which he caught in Surabaya. The attacks come in batches, and he writes down the memoirs of his journey the same way in seven notebooks
Nurmi, oder, Die Reise zu den Forellen : eine Erzählung by Gerhard Köpf( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator in the novel sketches from his memory the vivid portrait of his uncle - called Nurmi by everyone because in his youth he competed against the famous long-distance runner, and was, of course, beaten. Actually, Uncle Nurmi is a retired professor of medicine, a passionate fisherman, and above all a likeably old-fashioned eccentric. On an adventurous journey to the trout streams of Finland he acquaints his nephew, who has just suffered the first pangs of love, with a melancholy philosophy of losing. Only at the end of the book does it turn out that in this way the doctor comes to terms not only with his defeat in sport, but also with a perilous love affair during the Nazi years
 
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Alternative Names
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Willson, A. Leslie 1923-

Willson, A. Leslie (Amos Leslie), 1923-

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Willson, Amos Leslie 1923-2007

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Willson, Leslie 1923-2007

Languages
English (76)

German (17)

Covers
Contemporary German fictionCat and mouse and other writingsAngels are black and whiteContemporary German storiesThree contemporary German novellasRemarks on the needed reform of German studies in the United StatesPiranesi's dream : a novelThere is no Borges