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Mitchell, Breon

Works: 144 works in 290 publications in 3 languages and 7,248 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Allegories  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Poetry  Parables  Legal stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.914
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Most widely held works about Breon Mitchell
Most widely held works by Breon Mitchell
The trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in 1914 but not published until 1925, a year after Kafka's death, The Trial is the terrifying tale of Josef K., a respectable bank officer who is suddenly and inexplicably arrested and must defend himself against a charge about which he can get no information. Whether read as an existential tale, a parable, or a prophecy of the excesses of modern bureaucracy wedded to the madness of totalitarianism, The Trial has resonated with chilling truth for generations of readers"--Back cover
The tin drum by Günter Grass( Book )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of this classic novel, an acclaimed translator and scholar has drawn from many sources for this new translation, more faithful to Grass's style and rhythm
Of all that ends by Günter Grass( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The final work of the Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass--a witty and elegiac series of meditations on writing, growing old, and living in the world. In spite of the trials of old age, and with the end in sight, suddenly everything seems possible again: love letters, soliloquies, scenes of jealousy, swan songs, social satire, and moments of happiness crowd onto the page. Only an aging artist who has once more cheated death can set to work with such wisdom, defiance, and wit. A wealth of touching stories is condensed into artful miniatures. In a striking interplay of poetry, lyric prose, and drawings, the Nobel Prize-winning author creates his final major work of art. A moving farewell gift, a sensual, melancholy summation of a life fully lived" -- Back cover
The mad dog : stories by Heinrich Böll( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early stories by a German writer on life during World War II. In Fugitive, an army chaplain betrays a deserter, Trapped in Paris is a love story between a German and a Frenchwoman, and the title story is on the way war brutalizes men
James Joyce, and the German novel, 1922-1933 by Breon Mitchell( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trial by Franz Kafka( Recording )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The terrifying story of Joseph K., a respectable bank functionary, who is suddenly arrested and must spend the rest of his life fighting a charge about which he can get no information
The selected stories of Siegfried Lenz by Siegfried Lenz( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siegfried Lenz is one of Germany's foremost writers, ranking in popularity as well as critical esteem with Gunter Grass and Heinrich Boell. He is considered one of the best short story writers of the post-war generation. These twenty-six stories make up the first comprehensive collection of his short works to appear in English
The god of impertinence by Sten Nadolny( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A funny look at contemporary life through the eyes of a Greek god. He is Hermes, god of travel, and he has the ability to enter people's minds so he knows what they think. He does not like the way humanity is heading, especially the growing gap between rich and poor. By a German writer, author of The Discovery of Slowness
Morenga by Uwe Timm( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Morenga engages the mind on many levels - historical, political, philosophical, human. Set in German West South Africa in the first decade of the twentieth century, the novel recounts the conflict between the colonial German empire and the rebellious Africans of the Hottentot and Herero tribes led by the legendary Morenga. A daring and brilliant military tactician referred to as the "Herero Bastard," he was fluent in several languages and by all reports a man of compassion, intelligence, and integrity determined to lead his people towards freedom."
Spies by Marcel Beyer( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young cousins at the center of this gripping novel know they are different from their playmates. Their dark eyes alone set them apart. And as they look at family photo-graphs, the blank spaces between the pictures lead them to wonder about their mysterious past
Beyond illustration : the livre d'artiste in the twentieth century : an exhibition by Breon Mitchell( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and opinions of Zacharias Lichter by Matei Călinescu( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ugly, unkempt, a haunter of low dives who begs for a living and lives on the street, Zacharias Lichter exists for all that in a state of unlikely rapture. After being engulfed by a divine flame as a teenager, Zacharias has devoted his days to doing nothing at all--apart, that is, from composing the odd poem he immediately throws away and consorting with a handful of stray friends: Poldy, for example, the catatonic alcoholic whom Zacharias considers a brilliant philosopher, or another more vigorous barfly whose prolific output of pornographic verses has won him the nickname of the Poet. Zacharias is a kind of holy fool, but one whose foolery calls in question both social convention and conventional wisdom. He is as much skeptic as ecstatic, affirming above all the truth of perplexity. This of course is what makes him a permanent outrage to the powers that be, be they reactionary or revolutionary, and to all other self-appointed champions of morality who are blind to their own absurdity. The only thing that scares Zacharias is that all-purpose servant of conformity, the psychiatrist"
The Complete illustrations from Delacroix's Faust and Manet's The Raven by Eugène Delacroix( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected stories by Heinrich Böll( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive short story collection by the Nobel Laureate and master of the form These diverse, psychologically rich, and morally profound stories explore the consequences of war on individuals and on an entire culture. The Collected Stories of Heinrich BOll provides readers with the only comprehensive collection by this master of the short-story form. Includes all the stories from BOll's The Mad Dog, Eighteen Short Stories, The Casualty, and The Stories of Heinrich BOll. A Nobel Laureate, BOll was considered a master 20th century literature, and The Collected Stories of Heinrich BOll contains some of his finest work. From the Trade Paperback edition
The silent angel by Heinrich Böll( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ISBN 0312131712 LCCN 9516219
The tin drum by Günter Grass( Recording )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Oskar Matzerath, a dwarfish hunchback detained in a mental hospital, convicted of a murder he did not commit. From his third birthday when he received a tin drum, it has become the means of his expression, allowing him to draw forth memories from his past as well as from the Nazi era. Oskar's imaginative distortion and exaggeration of history reveals a startlingly true portrayal of the human situation
In the land of Enki by Vilas Sarang( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Günter Grass Gespräche 1958-2015 by Günter Grass( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tanzen Sie noch? Leiden Sie unter dem Alter? Was war das größte Unglück in Ihrem Leben? Wären Sie lieber eine Frau?" - Es ist bemerkenswert, mit welcher Ausdauer Günter Grass über sechs Jahrzehnte auf die unterschiedlichsten Fragen seiner Gesprächspartner eingegangen ist, mal mit Humor, mal kompromisslos, stets auf hohem Sprach- und Reflexionsniveau. Ob als Schriftsteller, Bildhauer oder Grafiker, ob als gelernter Sozialdemokrat, Staatsbürger mit besonderer Reputation oder Literaturnobelpreisträger, immer wieder wurde er bis an sein Lebensende wie kaum ein Zweiter "ausgefragt". Und stets nahm er in wechselnden Rollen Stellung zu ästhetischen, gesellschaftspolitischen und tagesaktuellen Problemen. Jederzeit auskunftsfreudig erläuterte der engagierte Zeitgenosse seine künstlerischen Ansätze und bewährte Arbeitsprozesse, äußerte sich zu Fragen der Poetik und zu Vorbildern seines Schaffens in Literatur und Politik, sprach offen über Frühprägungen, späte Einsichten und anhaltend belastende Traumata
Looking back : memoirs by Lou Andreas-Salomé( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The trial
The tin drumThe mad dog : storiesThe trialThe selected stories of Siegfried LenzThe god of impertinenceMorengaSpiesThe collected stories
Alternative Names
Breon Mitchell Amerikaans taalkundige

Breon Mitchell Linguist, Professor

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English (152)

German (1)

Dutch (1)