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Firchow, Peter Edgerly 1937-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 105 publications in 1 language and 6,719 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: PR6015.U9, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Edgerly Firchow
Modern utopian fictions from H.G. Wells to Iris Murdoch by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
H.G. Wells's Time machine and the end of utopia -- Shaw's Major Barbara : what price utopia? -- Utopia and the end of history : Huxley, Fukuyama, Marcuse -- George Orwell's dystopias : from Animal farm to Nineteen eighty-four -- William Golding's Lord of the flies : an island utopia? -- Subjectivity and utopia in Iris Murdoch's The bell
Strange meetings Anglo-German literary encounters from 1910 to 1960 by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Building upon his earlier book "The Death of the German Cousin", renowned author Peter Edgerly Firchow focuses "Strange Meetings" on major modern British writers from Eliot to Auden and explores the development of British conceptions and misconceptions of Germany and Germans from 1910 to 1960. While the book does not aim to be inclusive, it casts light on representative places, which will sensitize readers when they encounter similar phenomena in other contexts. The individual chapters highlight particularly significant moments in the problematic relationship between Britain and Germany during the first half of the last century. Firchow focuses on the personal encounter with Germany by Eliot, Lawrence, and Brooke in the years immediately preceding the Great War; on the tragic conflict between vocation and national identity faced by German academics specializing in English literature (especially Shakespeare), as well as by British academics specializing in German literature (especially Goethe), during the First World War; on Christopher Isherwood's formative years in Berlin during the final years of the Weimar Republic; on the appeal of Fascism to British intellectuals and literary figures during the 1930s (especially Yeats, Eliot, and Lawrence); and on the partial and ambiguous post-war reconciliation achieved in W.H. Auden's writings about his life in a German-speaking country from 1957 until his death in 1973. The introduction and conclusion of the book place these encounters in the context of current British views of Germans and vice versa."--BOOK JACKET
Aldous Huxley, satirist and novelist by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( Book )
10 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Envisioning Africa : racism and imperialism in Conrad's Heart of darkness by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For one hundred years, Heart of Darkness has been among the most widely read and taught novels in the English language. Hailed as an incisive indictment of European imperialism in Africa upon its publication in 1899, more recently it has been repeatedly denounced as racist and imperialist." "Peter Firchow counters these claims, and his rational, carefully argued response allows the charges of Conrad's alleged bias to be evaluated as objectively as possible. He believes that what Conrad saw personally in Africa should not be confused with the Africa he describes in the novel; Heart of Darkness is instead an envisioning and a revisioning of Conrad's experiences in the medium of fiction."--BOOK JACKET
The end of Utopia : a study of Aldous Huxley's Brave new world by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( Book )
9 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The writer's place : interviews on the literary situation in contemporary Britain by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
East German short stories : an introductory anthology ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
W.H. Auden : contexts for poetry by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"W. H. Auden: Contexts for Poetry is an attempt to consolidate the critical findings of the last quarter century, and then take them a step further in the direction of seeing how some of Auden's most important poems can be better understood against the background of his own intellectual development and the often troubled history of his time. The book is at least as much an attempt to show how a certain type of critical methodology, which combines intellectual and social history, biography and textual analysis, helps to illuminate poems that have hitherto remained imperfectly understood. It also "contextualizes" Auden's poetry within the main parameters of existing Auden criticism, taking into account and evaluating the critical insights of the last two generations of Auden critics. This book is not a "survey" or a guide to all or even most of Auden's poetry, though it does follow the general outlines of Auden's development as a poet and thinker."--BOOK JACKET
The death of the German cousin : variations on a literary stereotype, 1890-1920 by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The abbey : a novel by Alois Brandstetter ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Abbey is a comic tour de force in the postmodernist mode, set in contemporary Austria. Although the ironic, idiosyncratic, and utterly irrepressible first-person narrator of Brandstetter's novel, the provincial Police Inspector Franz Einberger, would undoubtedly object vociferously to being placed in so modish a context. Einberger's tale ostensibly concerns the mysterious disappearance of the Arnulf Chalice, the ancient and irreplaceable emblem of the Abbey of Freimunster's foundation
Reluctant modernists : Aldous Huxley and some contemporaries : a collection of essays by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aldous Huxley : modern satirical novelist of ideas : a collection of essays presented on the occasion of his 65th birthday, September 16, 2006 by Jerome Meckier ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The perennial satirist : essays in honour of Bernfried Nugel, presented on the occasion of his 65th birthday, 13 September 2005 ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reluctant modernists : Aldous Huxley and some contemporaries; a collection of essays by Peter Edgerly Firchow; presented on the occasion of his 65th birthday December 16, 2002 by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Friedrich Schlegel's Lucinde and the Fragments by Friedrich von Schlegel ( )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the last century and a half, Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829) has enjoyed a reputation for being the critical grey eminence behind the coming to power of the Romantic Movement. It was Schlegel, in his three series of aphoristic fragments (Lyceum, Athena
Aldous Huxley and the art of satire a study of his prose fiction to Brave New World by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( )
9 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aldous Huxley: modern satirical novelist of ideas ; a collection of essays ; presented on the occasion of his 65th birthday by Jerome Meckier ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aldous Huxley: satire and structure by Jerome Meckier ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The voyage to the Houyhnhnms; Swift's utopia by Peter Edgerly Firchow ( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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