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Congdon, Lee 1939-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 65 publications in 5 languages and 1,874 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Printer
Classifications: B4815.L84, 199.439
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lee Congdon
The young Lukács by Lee Congdon ( Book )
9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exile and social thought : Hungarian intellectuals in Germany and Austria, 1919-1933 by Lee Congdon ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Embroiled in the political events surrounding World War I and the failed Hungarian revolutions of 1918-19, a number of intellectuals fled Hungary for Germany and Austria, where they essentially created Weimar culture. Among them were Georg Lukács, whose History and Class Consciousness recast Marxism and challenged even those who repudiated its politics; Bela Balázs, who pioneered film theory and collaborated with film-makers G. W. Pabst, Leni Riefenstahl, and Alexander Korda; László Moholy-Nagy, who codirected the Bauhaus during its heyday in the mid-1920s; and Karl Mannheim, whose Ideology
Seeing red : Hungarian intellectuals in exile and the challenge of communism by Lee Congdon ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Hitler came to power, Hungarian intellectuals, many of Jewish origin, began to look for new places to settle. For the communists, the Soviet Union was the obvious choice. Others - among them Arthur Koestler, Michael Polanyi, Karl Polanyi, Aurel Kolnai, and Frederick Antal - opted for England, where they became prominent figures in the international debate over the theory and practice of Communism. After the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, still others, all of whom had experienced life in Stalinist Hungary, sought refuge in England."
1956, the Hungarian revolution and war for independence ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Kennan : a writing life by Lee Congdon ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There were two George F. Kennans. The first was the well-known diplomat and ambassador to the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia-a tough political realist and man of the world who gained fame as the theorist of America's Cold War "containment" strategy. This was a "persona" that Kennan adopted in order to carry out his professional responsibilities. The second, largely unknown, but real George Kennan was a writer and aesthete-a shy, lonely man who felt alienated from both his country and his times, and a man who made major contributions to American literature. Thus argues Lee Congdon in George Kennan: A Writing Life, a groundbreaking study of Kennan's life and thought. Congdon narrates Kennan's legendary work in the foreign service, his later career as a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, and the schools of thought to which he made significant contributions: political realism, antidemocratic social and political criticism, Spenglerian gloom, and conservative cultural analysis. Congdon concludes that notwithstanding his great accomplishments as a diplomat and geopolitical strategist, Kennan merits consideration above all else as an original and penetrating American writer
The ideas of the Hungarian revolution, suppressed and victorious, 1956-1999 ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baseball and memory : winning, losing, and the remembrance of things past by Lee Congdon ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this historical/philosophical reflection, Lee Congdon writes of the ways in which baseball spurs memory. This is particularly important at a time when many Americans suffer from a form of amnesia that renders them defenseless in the face of concerted efforts to seize possession of the past. "Who controls the past controls the future," George Orwell wrote in Nineteen Eighty-Four, "who controls the present controls the past." Baseball can, and does, stand in the way of those whose ambition it is to gain and maintain power by pretending that memory cannot be trusted; what was once thought to be "the past" was merely a fiction that served the interests of a ruling class. This, Congdon argues, is asself-serving as it is untrue. Memory can play tricks on us, but, supported as it often is by confirming evidence, it alone can tell us who we are - and more. When we remember important moments and players from the game's past, we soon discover that they are inextricably intertwined with particular eras in our common history: Babe Ruth and the Jazz Age, Joe DiMaggio and the country at war, Willie Mays and the 1950s. In often revelatory ways, those eras come alive again, and as a result we gain greater self-understanding, as individuals and as a people. Although he draws upon the entire history of baseball, Congdon focuses primarily on the decade of the 1950s because he believes it to have been the game's golden age - and a far better time in the nation's history than Americans have been taught to think. Baseball's continual invitation to communal remembrance can, he concludes, help us to avoid the fate reserved for those who forget"--
The opinions of non-Hungarian personalities on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond the "Hungarian wasteland" : a study in the ideology of national regeneration, 1900-1919 by Lee Congdon ( )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Magyar forradalom eszméi : eltiprásuk és győzelmük (1956-1999) ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Hungarian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1956: the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Rezension von:] Lukács, Georg: Soul and form. - New York : Columbia University, 2010 by Lee Congdon ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Rezension von:] Heinrich Moldenschardt 1839 - 1891 : stilvolle Architektur in Schleswig-Holstein. - 1. Aufl. - Heide : Boyens, 2009 by Lee Congdon ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1956: The Hungarian revolution and war for indepedence ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
William Gass, or, The literature of hate by Lee Congdon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1956 : the Hungarian revolution and the war for independence ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Further observations on the practice of vaccination by Richard Dunning ( Book )
1 edition published in 1805 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Beyond the "Hungarian wasteland" : a study in the ideology of national regeneration, 1909-1919 by Lee Congdon ( )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Exile and social thought : hungarian intellectuals in Germany and Austria, 19 by Lee Congdon ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The moralist as social thinker, ozkar jaszi in hungary, 1900-1919 by Lee Congdon ( )
in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Congdon, Lee
Congdon, Lee 1939-
Congdon, Lee W.
Congdon, Lee Walter.
Languages
English (58)
German (2)
Hungarian (1)
Italian (1)
French (1)
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