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Timms, Edward

Works: 97 works in 428 publications in 4 languages and 12,181 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  War drama  Drama  Book reviews  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Contributor, Honoree, 340
Classifications: PT2621.R27, 838.91209
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Most widely held works by Edward Timms
Theodor Herzl and the origins of Zionism( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and politics in Austrian fiction( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of essays on Austrian fiction, compiled at a time when Austria is forming stronger links within the European Union, illustrates a transition from traditional preoccupations with character differences between Austrian and German literature to wider concerns of politics and gender. Fictional treatments of such issues as male homosexuality, problems in feminism, the representation of women in male-authored texts and anti-war protest are examined both in well-known novels and in little-known works by underrated authors. Many of the authors discussed have received insufficient recognition because they do not fall within a familiar canon of German literature. The specialised research involved in compiling this material is accessible through a series of book reviews included at the end of the volume which range in subject area from the life of an eighteenth-century soldier in the Habsburg service to the continuing discussion on Austrian identity
Nationalist myths and modern media : contested identities in the age of globalization by Jan Herman Brinks( )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Does patriotic pride inevitably develop into nationalistic aggression? Is this exacerbated by the global outreach of the media? And what is the relationship between mainstream politics and increasingly vocal anti-immigrant and far-right groups? This book tackles these thorny questions, from Europe, the US and post-Soviet Russia, to probe the overlaps between national and racial pride, propaganda, political power and the press. Its findings explore diverse topics ranging from the 'War on Terror' to Holocaust denial, from the 'sanctity' of Rasputin to the 'martyrdom' of Rudolf Hess. It gives vit
The last days of mankind : the complete text by Karl Kraus( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred years after Austrian writer and satirist Karl Kraus began his dramatic masterpiece, The Last Days of Mankind remains as powerfully relevant as the day it was first published. Kraus's play enacts the tragic trajectory of the First World War, when mankind raced toward self-destruction by methods of modern warfare while extolling the glory and ignoring the horror of a necessary war. This volume is the first to present a complete English translation of Kraus's towering work, filling a major gap in the availability of Viennese literature on the era of the War to End All Wars. Bertolt Brecht hailed The Last Days as the great dramatic work of modernism. In the apocalyptic play Kraus constructs a textual collage, blending actual quotations from the Austrian Army's call to arms, people's responses, political speeches, newspaper editorials, and a range of other sources. Seasoning the drama with comic invention and satirical verse, Kraus reveals how bungled diplomacy, greedy profiteers, Big Business complicity, gullible news readers, and, above all, the sloganizing of the press brought down the Empire. In the dramatization of sensationalized news reports, inurement to atrocities and openness to war as remedy, today's readers will hear the echo of the fateful voices Kraus recorded as his homeland descended into self-destruction
Karl Kraus, apocalyptic satirist : culture and catastrophe in Habsburg Vienna by Edward Timms( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and Italian and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kraus's satires expressed his own identity crisis and that of Austria, in which antisemitism, sexual hysteria, and xenophobia were important forces. Pp. 237-243 deal with Kraus's Jewish identity and attitude to antisemitism. He renounced Judaism in 1899 and became a Catholic in 1911, but kept his conversion a secret fearing that he would be accused of opportunism. Kraus adopted Houston Stewart Chamberlain's ideas and printed articles by Chamberlain in his magazine "Die Fackel." During the First World War, he attacked Jewish profiteers and journalists as traitors to Austria. However, in 1918 he became a democrat, and he left the Church in 1923
Unreal city : urban experience in modern European literature and art( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud in exile : psychoanalysis and its vicissitudes( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visions and blueprints : avant-garde culture and radical politics in early twentieth-century Europe( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freud and the child woman : the memoirs of Fritz Wittels by Fritz Wittels( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fritz Wittels (1880-1950) was a pioneering Viennese psychoanalyst, the first biographer of Freud (1924), and intermittently friend and rival of Freud himself, of Wilhelm Stekel, and of their famous satirical adversary, Karl Kraus. Towards the end of his life, while living and practising as an analyst in the United States, Wittels wrote a two-hundred-page memoir of his early life and career in Vienna. The typescript memoirs, held in the archives of the Abraham Brill Library, New York, are published here for the first time, accompanied by a range of little-known illustrations. Incomplete in places, they have been deftly edited, contextualised and introduced by Edward Timms, whose many valuable explanatory notes include the identification of the 'child woman' of the title."--BOOK JACKET. "In his memoirs Wittels writes frankly and vividly about the erotic sub-culture of fin-de-siecle Vienna and about early controversies within the Psychoanalytic Society. His picture of the interaction between the two is startlingly original, and will appeal not only to historians of psychoanalysis, but to anyone interested in the Viennese cultural avant-garde. The erotic triangles in which Wittels, Kraus and Freud were involved are shown to have impinged directly on the activities of the famous Society. Freud himself plays a crucial role in the story, and the book as a whole is of exceptional importance for the origins of psychoanalysis."--BOOK JACKET
Karl Kraus, apocalyptic satirist : the post-war crisis and the rise of the Swastika by Edward Timms( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The legend that the satirist responded to Hitler's seizure of power with stunned silence is refuted in the final section of the book, 'Into the Third Reich', which highlights his analysis of 'creeping fascism' and of the swastika as the 'twisted cross' of politicised religiosity. His career culminated in Dritte Walpurgisnacht, an analysis of Nazi ideology that has proved enduringly influential."--Jacket
The Habsburg legacy : national identity in historical perspective( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe and the break-up of the Soviet Union, nationalism and its effects are once more at the forefront of attention. However, to understand more fully what is happening now it is valuable to look back into the past and examine the construction and collapse of the multi-national Habsburg Empire." "After examining how the Holy Roman Empire became the Austrian Empire at the beginning of the nineteenth century, this collection of essays charts the subsequent growth of distinctive regional identities in Hungary, Galicia, Trieste and Croatia, before looking at the official attempts to define 'ethnic identity' and what harm resulted from their good intentions. Differing constructions of Austrian identity among Jewish novelists, women writers and art historians - besides the literary works of Hofmannsthal and Musil - are then analysed, as are the attempts to devise a new Austrian identity under the semi-fascist rule of the 1930s and the early years of the post-war Second Republic. Concluding with a general analysis contrasting the gradual integration of nations in present-day western Europe with the dissolution of multi-national states in the east, Austrian Studies 5 is both a challenging reappraisal of a fallen Empire and a timely reflection of an on-going question."--Jacket
Romantic communist : the life and work of Nazım Hikmet by Saime Göksu( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of poet Nazim Hikmet, this text examines his life and his work, asserting that his creative vision combined a dialectical view of society with passionate personal relationships, all reflected in experimental poetic forms
Die dritte Walpurgisnacht by Karl Kraus( )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Now available in English for the first time, Austrian satirist and polemicist Karl Kraus's Third Walpurgis Night was written in immediate response to the Nazi seizure of power in 1933 but withheld from publication for fear of reprisals against Jews trapped in Germany. Acclaimed when finally published by Kösel Verlag in 1952, it is a devastatingly prescient exposure, giving special attention to the regime's corruption of language as masterminded by Joseph Goebbels. Bertolt Brecht wrote to Kraus that, in his indictment of Nazism, "You have disclosed the atrocities of intonation and created an ethics of language." This masterful translation, by the prizewinning translators of Kraus's The Last Days of Mankind, aims for clarity where Kraus had good reason to be cautious and obscure"--
The Austrian Enlightenment and its aftermath by Ritchie Robertson( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austrian exodus : the creative achievements of refugees from national socialism( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following the German annexation of Austria in 1938 and the intensified persecution of the Jews, the British and American governments relaxed their restrictions on immigration and issued entry visas to tens of thousands of German-speaking refugees. The resulting exodus can be seen as the most significant cultural migration of modern times. For the majority of the refugees from National Socialism came from educated backgrounds, and they included some of the most gifted members of the cultural elite." "The remarkable contributions made by refugees from Austria to the cultural life of the English-speaking world form the subject of this book, which reviews the achievements both of refugee organisations and of outstanding individual authors, including Stefan Zweig, Erich Fried, Hilde Spiel, Josef Fraenkel, Felix Pollak and Elias Canetti. Their commitment to the struggle against fascism, exemplified by the political cartoons of Joseph Otto Flatter, also provided an inspiration for the restoration of Austrian independence after the defeat of Nazi Germany."--Jacket
Theatre and performance in Austria : from Mozart to Jelinek( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume analyses the Austrian tradition of theatre and performance, from the musical culture of Haydn's Vienna to the Salzburg Festival and the political theatre of the present day. The topics discussed include Mozart's The Magic Flute, the comedies of Nestroy: Hofmannsthal's Arabella, Schnitzler's Reigen, the political dramas of Ernst Weiss and Felix Mitterer, the feminist theatre of Elfriede Jelinek, the satirical comedies of Vaclav Havel, and the provocations of Peter Handke and the Graz avant-garde. The book raises fundamental questions about the relationship between tradition and innovation, gender and sexuality, and audience and spectacle, as well as considering the problems of translation and reception. Through examining the interactions between public performance and national identity, it provides a wide-ranging account of one of the defining features of Austrian culture."--Jacket
Vienna 1900 : from Altenberg to Wittgenstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German-Jewish dilemma : from the enlightenment to the Shoah by Edward Timms( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychoanalysis in its cultural context( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Haag and her secret diary of the Second World War : a democratic German feminist's response to the catastrophe of National Socialism by Edward Timms( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How was it possible for a well-educated nation to support a regime that made it a crime to think for yourself? This was the key question for the Stuttgart-based author Anna Haag (1888-1982), the democratic feminist whose anti-Nazi diaries are analysed in this book. Like Victor Klemperer, she deconstructed German political propaganda day by day, giving her critique a gendered focus by challenging the ethos of masculinity that sustained the Nazi regime. This pioneering study interprets her diaries, secretly written in twenty notebooks now preserved at the Stuttgart City Archive, as a fascinating source for the study of everyday life in the Third Reich. The opening sections sketch the paradigms that shaped Haag's creativity, analysing the impact of the First World War and the feminist and pacifist commitments that influenced her literary and journalistic writings. Extensive quotations from the diaries are provided, with English translations, to illustrate her responses to the cataclysms that followed the rise of Hitler, from the military conquests and Jewish deportations to the devastation of strategic bombing. The book concludes with a chapter that traces the links between Haag's critique of military tyranny and her contribution to post-war reconstruction."--
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Nationalist myths and modern media : contested identities in the age of globalization
Gender and politics in Austrian fictionNationalist myths and modern media : contested identities in the age of globalizationKarl Kraus, apocalyptic satirist : culture and catastrophe in Habsburg ViennaFreud in exile : psychoanalysis and its vicissitudesFreud and the child woman : the memoirs of Fritz WittelsKarl Kraus, apocalyptic satirist : the post-war crisis and the rise of the SwastikaRomantic communist : the life and work of Nazım HikmetThe German-Jewish dilemma : from the enlightenment to the Shoah
Alternative Names
Edward Timms academic

Edward Timms britischer Germanist, Hochschullehrer

Edward Timms Brits germanist

Timms, Ted, 1937-

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