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Levine, Madeline G.

Works: 43 works in 125 publications in 2 languages and 5,098 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Short stories  Anecdotes  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Personal narratives  Diaries 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PG7158.M553, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Madeline G Levine
To begin where I am : selected essays by Czesław Miłosz( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects five decades of essays by the Nobel Prize-winning writer, covering topics including war, human nature, faith, communism, and Polish culture
A scrap of time and other stories by Ida Fink( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Scrap of Time", "The Garden That Floated Away", "Behind the Hedge", "A Dog", "Jean-Christophe", "The Key Game", "A Spring Morning", "A Conversation", "The Black Beast", "Aryan Papers", "Inspector van Galoshinsky", "The Pig", "Titina", "Night of Surrender", "The Tenth Man", "Crazy", "Jump!", "The Other Shore", "Splinter", "The Shelter", "Traces", "The Table."
Milosz's ABC's by Czesław Miłosz( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Short, alphabetically arranged entires ... sketches of characters from his earlier prose works and poems with references to real historical figures ..."--Jacket
Contemporary Polish poetry, 1925-1975 by Madeline G Levine( Book )

11 editions published between 1081 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A year of the hunter by Czesław Miłosz( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like Native Realm, Czeslaw Milosz's autobiography written thirty years earlier, A Year of the Hunter is a "search for self-definition." A diary of one year in the Nobel laureate's life, 1987-88, it concerns itself as much with his experience of remembering - his youth in Wilno and the writers' groups of Warsaw and Paris; his life in Berkeley in the sixties; his time spent with poets and poetry - as with the actual events that shape his days. Throughout, Milosz tries to account for the discontinuity between the man he has become and the youth he remembers himself to have been. Shuttling between observations of the present and reconstructions of the past, he attempts to answer the unstated question: Given his poet's personality and his historical circumstances, has he managed to live his life decently? --Publisher
Legends of modernity : essays and letters from occupied Poland, 1942-43 by Czesław Miłosz( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends of Modernity, now available in English for the first time, brings together some of Czesław Miłosz's early essays and letters, composed in German-occupied Warsaw during the winter of 1942-43. "Why did the European spirit succumb to such a devastating fiasco?" the young Miłosz asks. Half a century later, when Legends of Modernity saw its first publication in Poland, Miłosz said: "If everything inside you is agitation, hatred, and despair, write measured, perfectly calm sentences ..." While the essays here reflect a "perfect calm," the accompanying contemporaneous exchange of letters between Miłosz and Jerzy Andrzejewski express the raw emotions of "agitation, hatred and despair" experienced by these two close friends struggling to understand the proximate causes of this debacle of western civilization, and the relevance, if any, of the teachings of the Catholic church
The woman from Hamburg and other true stories by Hanna Krall( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In twelve nonfiction tales, Hanna Krall reveals how the lives of World War II survivors are shaped in surprising ways by the twists and turns of historical events. A paralytic Jewish woman starts walking after her husband is suffocated by fellow Jews afraid that his coughing will reveal their hiding place to the Germans. A young American man learns Polish to communicate with his dybbuk, the ghost of his half brother who died in the Warsaw ghetto. A high-ranking German officer conceives of a plan to kill Hitler after witnessing a mass execution of Jews in Eastern Poland. And in the title story, which was excerpted in The New Yorker, a signmaker's daughter learns that her mother is not the woman who raised her but a mysterious stranger living in Germany."--BOOK JACKET
Bread for the departed by Bogdan Wojdowski( Book )

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

A World War II novel on the Warsaw Ghetto whose protagonists are Jewish children. They are called rats and spend their time smuggling food across the wall from the Christian side. The author, who was a child in the ghetto, describes the way children adapt to changed circumstances
God's horse ; and, the atheists' school by Wilhelm Dichter( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical novel of Polish-American author about the horrors of Holocaust
Collected stories by Bruno Schulz( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collected Stories is an authoritative new translation of the complete fiction of Bruno Schulz, whose work has influenced writers as various as Salman Rushdie, Cynthia Ozick, Jonathan Safran Foer, Philip Roth, Danilo Kiš, and Roberto Bolaño. Schulz's prose is renowned for its originality. Set largely in a fictional counterpart of his hometown of Drohobych, his stories merge the real and the surreal. The most ordinary objects--the wind, an article of clothing, a plate of fish--can suddenly appear unfathomably mysterious and capable of illuminating profound truths. As Father, one of his most intriguing characters, declaims: "Matter has been granted infinite fecundity, an inexhaustible vital force, and at the same time, a seductive power of temptation that entices us to create forms." This comprehensive volume brings together all of Schulz's published stories--Cinnamon Shops, his most famous collection (sometimes titled The Street of Crocodiles in English), The Sanatorium under the Hourglass, and an additional four stories that he did not include in either of his collections. Madeline G. Levine's masterful new translation shows contemporary readers how Schulz, often compared to Proust and Kafka, reveals the workings of memory and consciousness"--Page 4 of cover
A memoir of the Warsaw uprising by Miron Białoszewski( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 1, 1944, Miron Białoszewski went out to run an errand for his mother and ran into history. With Soviet forces on the outskirts of Warsaw, the Polish capital revolted against five years of Nazi occupation. Białoszewski's blow-by-blow account of the uprising brings it alive in all its desperate urgency. Here we are in the shoes of a young man slipping back and forth under German fire, dodging sniper bullets, collapsing with exhaustion, rescuing the wounded, burying the dead. An indispensable and unforgettable act of witness, A memoir of the Warsaw Uprising is also a major work of literature. Madeline G. Levine has extensively revised her 1977 translation, and passages that were unpublishable in Communist Poland have been restored
Proud to be a mammal : essays on war, faith and memory by Czesław Miłosz( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and Polish and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proud to be a Mammal (1942-97) is Czeslaw Milosz's moving and diverse collection of essays. Among them, he covers his passion for poetry, his love of the Polish language that was so nearly wiped out by the violence of the twentieth century, and his happy childhood. Milosz also includes a letter to his friend in which he voices his concern about the growing indifference to murder and the true value of freedom of thought, as well as a verbal map of Wilno, with each street revealing both a rich local history and intricate, poignant personal memories. Each essay reflects that same message. The essay titled, “The Peace Boundary” is truly poignant and moving. He writes about the annexation of the Baltic nations to Russia. This essay is a reflection of the events that ensue as well as remembering the past of Lithuania in particular. The book is rich in history and attitudes towards those in power. It is a study of the human spirit in difficult and dangerous times. The importance of printing these works of literature into the mainstream is to gain an exposure and to educate a future generation not to create the mistakes of the past. Milosz risked his life with his writing during communist times. It was dangerous due to the fact that a tyrannical government looks to ban books and writing to ward off reprisals and revolt from the people. Books create ideas and self identity as well as a means to defend one’s honour. There is fear of uprising when people are allowed to attain knowledge. Milosz remains true to his Eastern European roots with each of the essays. He gives a voice to those who have gone before him, fighting to their death for freedom and justice
Beginning with my streets : essays and recollections by Czesław Miłosz( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udvalgte essays som forfatteren har skrevet under sine ophold i Frankrig, Polen og U.S.A
Wrestling with ghosts : Poles and Jews today by Madeline G Levine( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on the poetry of Osip Mandelstam : God's grateful guest by Ryszard Przybylski( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here in our Auschwitz and other stories by Tadeusz Borowski( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The republic of dreams = Republika marzeń by Bruno Schulz( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poezje wybrane = Selected poems by Czesław Miłosz( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost landscapes : in search of Isaac Bashevis Singer and the Jews of Poland by Agata Tuszyńska( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Agata Tuszynska, a Polish historian and best-selling author, began reading the novels and short stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer, she found in them not just literary characters and plots, but fascinating details of the missing world of Polish Jews - a world permanently erased by the Holocaust and the subsequent forty-five years of Communist rule. Singer, the only writer working in Yiddish to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, was an avid chronicler of that once rich and vibrant culture. So, surrounded by silent mementos of that lost world - an overgrown cemetery full of broken tombstones, a cinema in an ancient synagogue - Tuszynska decided to re-create it from the memories of its dispersed and aged inhabitants. Her travels took her to small Polish towns, once resonant with the voices of Singer's heroes and now empty of any Jewish presence, to the cafes of Tel Aviv and the Jewish neighborhoods of New York. But her real journey took her deep into the memories of Singer's colleagues and co-workers, of Holocaust survivors and those who were merely witnesses. Tuszynska's search produces a series of emotional and cathartic encounters. Speaking with Jews and Poles alike, she patiently removes layers of pain and trauma, examining personal, tragic, and often purposely forgotten experiences. From these, she weaves a broad and tangled tapestry of lives lived side by side, and of collective yet vastly different memories of a tragically intertwined past
An essay on the poetry of Osip Mandelstam : God's grateful guest / Ryszard Przybylski ; transl. by Madeline G. Levine by Ryszard Przybylski( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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To begin where I am : selected essays
A scrap of time and other storiesMilosz's ABC'sA year of the hunterLegends of modernity : essays and letters from occupied Poland, 1942-43The woman from Hamburg and other true storiesBread for the departedA memoir of the Warsaw uprisingProud to be a mammal : essays on war, faith and memory
Alternative Names
Levine, Madeleine.

Levine, Madeline G.

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Polish (2)