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Améry, Jean

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Works: 304 works in 1,205 publications in 17 languages and 15,256 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Honoree, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
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On aging : revolt and resignation by Jean Améry( )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Aging, the first of Jean Amery's books after At the Mind's Limits, is a powerful and profound work on the process of aging and the limited but real defenses available to those experiencing the process. Each essay covers a set of issues about growing old. "Existence and the Passage of Time" focuses on the way aging makes the old progressively see time as the essence of their existence. "Stranger to Oneself" is a meditation on the ways the aging are alienated from themselves. "The Look of Others" treats social aging - the realization that it is no longer possible to live according to one's potential or possibilities. "Not to Understand the World Anymore" deals with the loss of the ability to understand new developments in the arts and in the changing values of society
At the mind's limits : contemplations by a survivor on Auschwitz and its realities by Jean Améry( Book )

66 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the Mind's Limits is the story of one man's incredible struggle to understand the reality of horror. In five autobiographical essays, Améry describes his survival -- mental, moral and physical -- through the enormity of the Holocaust. Above all, this masterful record of introspection tells of a young Viennese intellectual's fervent vision of human nature and the betrayal of that vision. Amery depicts the futile attempts of the intellect to cope with the overwhelming realities of Auschwitz. His torture is perceived as a reduction of self to the purely physical, with an accompanying loss of faith in the world. He struggles to come to terms with exile from his homeland as well as his feelings upon returning to the country of his persecutors. Finally, Amery, once the totally peripheral Jew, explains how complete acceptance of his Jewish identity, as compelled by his experiences in Auschwitz, is the only way in which he can regain human dignity
Radical humanism : selected essays by Jean Améry( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and German and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essay "Anti-Semitism on the Left" (pp. 37-51) appeared previously in English in "Dissent" 29, 1 (1982); it appeared first in German in "Merkur" 337 (1976)
Hand an sich legen : Diskurs über den Freitod by Jean Améry( Book )

65 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of a fictional fourteen-year-old girl living in Virginia, in which she describes the hardships endured by her family and friends during one year of the Civil War
Jenseits von Schuld und Sühne. Bewältigungsversuche eines Überwältigten by Jean Améry( Book )

78 editions published between 1966 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises five essays, first presented as radio addresses on the Süddeutscher Rundfunk in March 1966, dealing with Améry's experiences in the Holocaust. Améry was born Hans Mayer in Vienna in 1912, to a Jewish father and a Catholic mother. In 1938, following the "Anschluss", he fled to France (with his Jewish wife) and then to Belgium where he became active in the anti-Nazi resistance from 1940 on. In July 1943 he was arrested by the Gestapo. He was first incarcerated in Breendonk, and then demoted from political prisoner to Jew and sent to Auschwitz-Monowitz, Buchenwald, and Bergen-Belsen. The essays in this book analyze, inter alia, the specific difficulties experienced by intellectuals in the concentration camps, Améry's experiences of torture in Breendonk, the exiled Jews' sense of loss (not just of their home and security, but also their entitlement to a past), the resentment felt by the victims of Nazism towards Germany, and how the experience of persecution shaped Améry's Jewish identity
Über das Altern; Revolte und Resignation by Jean Améry( Book )

63 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in German and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On suicide : a discourse on voluntary death by Jean Améry( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Suicide is neither a defense of suicide nor an invitation to assisted suicide, but an analysis of the state of mind of those who are suicidal and who actually do commit suicide. It is also a strident defense of the freedom of the individual and a plea for the recognition of the fact that we belong to ourselves before belonging to another person, or an institution, nation, or religion, and that our right to choose to end our life can have priority over social entanglements and biological destiny."--Jacket
Preface to the future : culture in a consumer society by Jean Améry( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and German and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of the Euro-American social mainstream since the close of World War 2, noting the changing trends in politics, economics and social conditions
Charles Bovary, Landarzt : Portr. e. einfachen Mannes by Jean Améry( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lefeu, oder, Der Abbruch : Roman-Essay by Jean Améry( Book )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerhart Hauptmann, der ewige Deutsche by Jean Améry( Book )

9 editions published between 1963 and 1964 in German and Undetermined and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werke by Jean Améry( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in German and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der integrale Humanismus : zwischen Philosophie und Literatur : Aufsätze und Kritiken eines Lesers, 1966-1978 by Jean Améry( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Schiffbrüchigen : Roman by Jean Améry( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman historique. Roman personnel
Weiterleben, aber wie? : Essays 1968-1978 by Jean Améry( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in German and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by Améry, with the addition of an essay by Erich Fried which was originally printed together with Améry's essay. These two essays deal with antisemitism:
Die Zukunft der Philosophie by Heinz Robert Schlette( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meyers enzyklopädisches Lexikon( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in German and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geburt der Gegenwart : Gestalten und Gestaltungen der westlichen Zivilisation seit Kriegsende by Jean Améry( Book )

8 editions published in 1961 in German and Spanish and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am Beispiel Dürers by Hermann Glaser( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winston S. Churchill; ein Jahrhundert Zeitgeschichte by Jean Améry( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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At the mind's limits : contemplations by a survivor on Auschwitz and its realities
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Alternative Names
Aimoli, Rang 1912-1978

Amerī, Jan

Amerī, Jan 1912-1978

Amerī, Jian 1912-1978

Āmerî, Žan

Āmerî, Žan̂ 1912-1978

Améry, Hanns 1912-1978

Améry, Jean

Améry, Jean, 1912-1978

Frühwirth, Peter 1912-1978

Jean Améry Austrian essayist

Jean Améry belgijski pisarz

Jean Améry écrivain autrichien

Jean Améry escritor austríaco

Jean Améry Oostenrijks auteur

Jean Améry österreichischer Schriftsteller

Jean Améry Rakouský filozof a spisovatel

Jean Améry scrittore austriaco

Lippens, Roger 1912-1978

Maier, Chaim 1912-1978

Maier, Hanns 1912-1978

Maier, Hans 1912-1978

Maier, Hans Chaim, 1912-1978

Marain, Claude 1912-1978

Mayer, Hanns

Mayer, Hanns, 1911-1978

Mayer Hanns 1912-1978

Mayer, Hans

Mayer Hans 1912-1978

Mayer, Hans Chaim 1912-1978

Mayer, Hans, esejist

Mayer, Johann

Mayer Johann 1912-1978

Mayster, Jean-Paul 1912-1978

Meray, H. 1912-1978

Rang Ai mo li 1912-1978

Rang-Aimoli 1912-1978

Жан Амери

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אמרי, ז׳אן

אמרי, ז׳אן. ניראד יונתן

אמרי, ז'אן

אמרי, ז'אן 1912-1978

ז'אן אמרי

ניראד, יונתן

마이어, 한스 차임 1912-1978

아메리, 장 1912-1978

장 아메리

アメリー, ジャン

アメリイ, ジャン

ジャン・アメリー, 1912-1978.

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