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Dollenmayer, David B.

Works: 63 works in 172 publications in 2 languages and 4,819 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Self-instruction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other
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Most widely held works about David B Dollenmayer
  • Papers by David B Dollenmayer( )
Most widely held works by David B Dollenmayer
Goethe : life as a work of art by Rüdiger Safranski( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By captivating the intellectual life of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe put into language the anxieties and ambitions of a civilization on the cusp of modernity. Indeed, Goethe's unparalleled literary output would come to define the Romantic age. Safranski surveys Goethe's wide-ranging genius, and crafts a portrait of Goethe's inner life that illuminates both his written work and the turmoil and triumphs of his era
The madonna on the moon by Rolf Bauerdick( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An award-winning journalist transforms his lifelong fascination with the world of the Gypsies into fiction with this exuberant, deeply enchanting debut novel--both whimsical and suspenseful--winner of the European Book Prize, and translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. November 1957: As Communism spreads across Eastern Europe, strange events are beginning to upend daily life in Baia Luna, a tiny village nestled at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. As the Soviets race to reach the moon and Sputnik soars overhead, fifteen-year-old Pavel Botev attends the small village school with the other children. Their sole teacher, the mysterious and once beautiful Angela Barbulescu, was sent by the Ministry of Education, and while it is suspected that she has lived a highly cultured life, much of her past remains hidden. But one day, after asking Pavel to help hang a photo of the new party secretary, she whispers a startling directive in his ear: "Send this man straight to hell! Exterminate him! "By the next morning, she has disappeared. With little more to go on than the gossip and rumors swirling through his grandfather Ilja's tavern, Pavel finds curiosity overcoming his fear when suddenly the village's sacred Madonna statue is stolen and the priest Johannes Baptiste is found brutally murdered in the rectory. Aided by the Gypsy girl Buba and her eccentric uncle, Dimitru Gabor, Pavel's search for answers leads him far from the innocent concerns of childhood and into the frontiers of a new world, changing his life forever
The Berlin novels of Alfred Döblin : Wadzek's battle with the steam turbine, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Men without mercy, and November 1918 by David B Dollenmayer( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic Rubens : saints and martyrs by Willibald Sauerländer( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fresh consideration of the images of saints and martyrs Rubens created for the churches of Flanders and the Holy Roman Empire that offers a masterly demonstration of Rubens' achievements, liberating their message from the secular misunderstandings of the post-religious age and showing them in their intended light
House of childhood by Anna Mitgutsch( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Berman, a successful but rootless New York restoration architect, socialite, and ladies' man, remembers his childhood home in the small Austrian town of "H" mostly through his mother's cherished photographs and vivid stories. When she dies, still longing for the house she fled with her husband and young children
Crossing the Hudson : a novel by Peter Stephan Jungk( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jungk gives a profound meditation on a Jewish family and its past, especially the lasting distorting effects on a son of a famous, vital father and a clinging, overwhelming mother, and of the differences between the generation of European intellectual refugees who arrived in the United States during the Second World War and the children of that generation
Neue Horizonte : a first course in German language and culture by David B Dollenmayer( Book )

34 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and German and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manet paints Monet : a summer in Argenteuil by Willibald Sauerländer( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Willibald Sauerländer focuses on an auspicious moment in the history of art. In the summer of 1874, Édouard Manet and Claude Monet, two outstanding painters of the nascent Impressionist movement, spent their holidays together in Argenteuil, on the Seine River. Their growing friendship is expressed in their artworks, culminating in Manet's marvelous portrait of Monet painting on a boat."
Unlearning with Hannah Arendt by Marie Luise Knott( Book )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After observing the trial of Adolf Eichmann, Hannah Arendt articulated her controversial concept of the "banality of evil," thereby posing one of the most chilling and divisive moral questions of the twentieth century: How can genocidal acts be carried out by non-psychopathic people? By revealing the full complexity of the trial with reasoning that defied prevailing attitudes, Arendt became the object of severe and often slanderous criticism, losing some of her closest friends as well as being labeled a "self-hating Jew." And while her theories have continued to draw innumerable opponents, Arendt's work remains an invaluable resource for those seeking greater insight into the more problematic aspects of human nature. Anchoring its discussion in the themes of translation, forgiveness, dramatization, and even laughter, Unlearning with Hannah Arendt explores the ways in which this iconic political theorist "unlearned" recognized trends and patterns - both philosophical and cultural - to establish a theoretical praxis all her own. Through an analysis of the social context and intellectual influences - Karl Jaspers, Walter Benjamin, and Martin Heidegger - that helped shape Arendt's process, Knott has formed a historically engaged and incisive contribution to Arendt's legacy
Childhood : an autobiographical fragment by Moses Rosenkranz( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Translated from the original Kindheit, written in 1958 and published in German in 2003, David Dollenmayer's edition makes this work available to a wider audience. Moses Rosenkranz came from impoverished roots in rural Bucovina and gained acclaim for his poetry only late in his life. He survived the same Romanian fascist work camp as his fellow poet Paul Celan, only to be arrested by the Russians in 1947 and interned in the Gulag for ten years." "With his detailed recollections of rural life among Jews, Ukrainians, Romanians, Poles, and Germans in Bucovina, a colorful parade of characters, and remarkable eloquence, Rosenkranz recaptures a vanished moment of cultural history. The author's unvarnished portraits of love, jealousy, and passion in his extensive family bring a new resonance to his poetry."--BOOK JACKET
The king of Corsica : a novel by Michael Kleeberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The King of Corsica, Michael Kleeberg draws the portrait of a historical figure caught between the Baroque age and the Enlightenment, a master of illusion whose preoccupations are all too familiar to modern readers: money, love, and fame."--Jacket
The diver by Alfred Neven DuMont( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octogenarian Albert struggles to cope with retirement, illness, and the loss of his scuba diver daughter
"Dearest Georg" : love, literature, and power in dark times : the letters of Elias, Veza, and Georges Canetti, 1933-1948 by Veza Canetti( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A window into the private life of Nobel laureate Elias Canetti, through letters discovered by chance in a Paris basement"--Jacket
Ein springender Brunnen : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Appearing for the first time in English, this masterful novel by one of the foremost figures of postwar German literature is an indelible portrait of Nazism slowly overtaking and poisoning a small town. Semi-autobiographical, it is also a remarkably vivid account of a childhood fraught with troubles, yet full of remembered love and touched by miracle. In a provincial town on Lake Constance, Johann basks in the affection of the colorful staff and regulars at the Station Restaurant. Though his parents struggle to make ends meet, around him the world is rich in mystery: the attraction of girls; the power of words and his gift for music; his rivalry with his best friend, Adolf, son of the local Brownshirt leader; a circus that comes to town bringing Anita, whose love he and Adolf compete to win. But in these hard times, with businesses failing all around them and life savings gone in an instant, people whisper that only Hitler can save them. As the Nazis gradually infiltrate the churches, the school, the youth organizations-even the restaurant-and come to power, we see through Johann's eyes how the voices of dissent are silenced one by one, until war begins the body count that will include his beloved older brother"--
A happy man by Hansjörg Schertenleib( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book asks a simple question: Is it possible to write compellingly about a happy person? In the hands of celebrated (but never before translated into English) Swiss author Hansjorg Schertenleib, the answer is a resounding yes - because, as it turns out, even happy people are surrounded by unhappy people, which can make for considerable stress, and, well, what's a happy man to do?" "The hero of this book - whose name is, well, This - is a smart, interesting, quirky jazz musician ... with a wife suffering from depression, and a rebellious teenaged daughter. They find his contentedness more and more irritating. And yet This just can't help it - life makes him happy. And the mounting tension that results is beautifully set off by Schertenleib's lyrical prose, the smoky, watery setting of Amsterdam, and dialogue that's as quick and edgy as that of a noir movie." "Thus, a book that seems at first a writerly experiment becomes an intensifying tale of a simple bit of human hope holding on against worsening odds to a shocking yet inspiring ending."--BOOK JACKET
Im Äther : eine poetologische Betrachtung der Wissenschaften und eine wissenschaftliche Betrachtung der Poesie = In the ether by Perikles Monioudis( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Horizonte : introductory German by David B Dollenmayer( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German language
Neue horizonte : a brief course by David B Dollenmayer( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workbook/laboratory manual for Neue horizonte : fourth edition by David B Dollenmayer( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Horizonte by David B Dollenmayer( Recording )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in German and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Berlin novels of Alfred Döblin : Wadzek's battle with the steam turbine, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Men without mercy, and November 1918
Alternative Names
Dollenmayer, David.

Dollenmayer, David, 1945-

Dollenmayer, David Bristol, 1945-

English (96)

German (17)

House of childhoodCrossing the Hudson : a novelNeue Horizonte : a first course in German language and cultureChildhood : an autobiographical fragmentThe king of Corsica : a novelThe diver"Dearest Georg" : love, literature, and power in dark times : the letters of Elias, Veza, and Georges Canetti, 1933-1948A happy man