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Frisch, Shelley Laura

Overview
Works: 49 works in 168 publications in 2 languages and 7,784 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Introductions  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Romance fiction  Personal correspondence  Autobiographies  Chick lit  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other, Editor, Contributor, tra
Classifications: PT2621.A26, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shelley Laura Frisch
Kafka, the decisive years by Reiner Stach( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second volume (but the first volume written) of a planned three-volume, definitive biography of Franz Kafka. Eighty years after his death in 1924, Kafka remains one of the most intriguing figures in the history of world literature. Now, after more than a decade of research, working with over four thousand pages of journal entries, letters, and literary fragments, Reiner Stach re-creates the atmosphere in which Kafka lived and worked from 1910 to 1915. These are the years of Kafka's fascination with early forms of Zionism despite his longing to be assimilated into the minority German culture in Prague; of his off-again, on-again engagement to Felice Bauer; of the outbreak of World War I; and above all of the composition of his seminal works-The Metamorphosis, Amerika, The Judgment, and The Trial
The secret pulse of time : making sense of life's scarcest commodity by Stefan Klein( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Have you ever fantasized about having more time - now, this minute, to accomplish everything you need and want to get done today? Or wondered why time flies when you are thoroughly engrossed in something? Or why minutes pass so slowly when you're standing in line at the store or airport, or on hold waiting for a customer service rep to answer your call? Or how, simply, to find more time to relax and unwind?" From the bookjacket
Kafka, the years of insight by Reiner Stach( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume "tells the story of the final years of the writer's life, from 1916 to 1924 - a period during which the world Kafka had known came to an end"--Dust cover
Kafka, the early years by Reiner Stach( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and German and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did Kafka become Kafka? This eagerly anticipated third and final volume of Reiner Stach's definitive biography answers that question with more facts, detail, and insight than ever before, describing the complex personal, political, and cultural circumstances that shaped the young Franz Kafka (1883-1924). It tells the story of the years from his birth in Prague to the beginning of his professional and literary career in 1910, taking the reader up to just before the breakthrough that resulted in his first masterpieces, including "The Metamorphosis." Brimming with vivid and often startling details, Stach's narrative invites readers deep inside this neglected period of Kafka's life. The book's richly atmospheric portrait of his German Jewish merchant family and his education, psychological development, and sexual maturation draw on numerous sources, some still unpublished, including family letters, schoolmates' memoirs, and early diaries of his close friend Max Brod. The biography also provides a colorful panorama of Kafka's wider world, especially the convoluted politics and culture of Prague. Before World War I, Kafka lived in a society at the threshold of modernity but torn by conflict, and Stach provides poignant details of how the adolescent Kafka witnessed violent outbreaks of anti-Semitism and nationalism. The reader also learns how he developed a passionate interest in new technologies, particularly movies and airplanes, and why another interest--his predilection for the back-to-nature movement--stemmed from his "nervous" surroundings rather than personal eccentricity. The crowning touch to a masterly biography, this is an unmatched account of how a boy who grew up in an old Central European monarchy became a writer who helped create modern literature."--
Dietrich & Riefenstahl : Hollywood, Berlin, and a century in two lives by Karin Wieland( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leni Riefenstahl and Marlene Dietrich both came of age in Weimar Berlin, a time of great political ferment. Both women seized upon the revolutionary energy of the 1920s, seeking careers on the stage and in film. In the 1930s, Riefenstahl became the official filmmaker of the Third Reich, a progenitor of fascist symbolism. Dietrich's slender and androgynous beauty made her a fashion icon. Both women had their grand passions, but neither abandoned ambition for the sake of love. Wieland brings to vivid life a time of international upheaval, chronicling radical evolutions of politics, fame, and femininity on a grand stage
Maybe Esther : a family story by Katja Petrowskaja( Book )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An inventive, unique, and extraordinarily moving literary debut that pieces together the fascinating story of one woman's family across twentieth-century Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Germany. Katja Petrowskaja wanted to create a kind of family tree, charting relatives who had scattered across multiple countries and continents. Her idea blossomed into this striking and highly original work of narrative nonfiction, an account of her search for meaning within the stories of her ancestors. In a series of short meditations, Petrowskaja delves into family legends, introducing a remarkable cast of characters: Judas Stern, her great-uncle, who shot a German diplomatic attaché in 1932 and was sentenced to death; her grandfather Semyon, who went underground with a new name during the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, forever splitting their branch of the family from the rest; her grandmother Rosa, who ran an orphanage in the Urals for deaf-mute Jewish children; her Ukrainian grandfather Vasily, who disappeared during World War II and reappeared without explanation forty-one years later--and settled back into the family as if he'd never been gone; and her great-grandmother, whose name may have been Esther, who alone remained in Kiev and was killed by the Nazis. How do you talk about what you can't know, how do you bring the past to life? To answer this complex question, Petrowskaja visits the scenes of these events, reflecting on a fragmented and traumatized century and bringing to light family figures who threaten to drift into obscurity."
Colonialism : a theoretical overview by Jürgen Osterhammel( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This highly acclaimed book represents a new approach to colonialism. Concise but sweeping, it encompasses the processes of colonization and decolonization from the early modern period to the twentieth century." "Virtually all other authors to date have looked at strategies of colonial conquest, exploitation, and rule from the imperial point of view. Osterhammel shows that the colonial situation developed in ways that duplicated neither the metropolis nor the pre-colonial society, but instead blended these and added a new direction characteristic only of colonial realms. Osterhammel emphasizes that the Europeans were normally not considered dangerous invaders by local population until they threatened the traditional cultures with missionaries, European schools, and bureaucracy."--Jacket
The zookeepers' war : an incredible true story from the Cold War by Jan Mohnhaupt( Book )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s, the East Berlin zoo was spacious and lush, a socialist utopia where everything was perfectly planned-- but rarely successfully finished. Berlin's two zoos became symbols of the divided city's two halves. Eventually the head zookeepers on either side started an animal arms race: competing to have the most pandas and hippos. State funds were quietly diverted to give these new animals lavish welcomes worthy of visiting dignitaries. West German presidential candidates were talking about zoo policy on the campaign trail. Mohnhaupt tells a tale of desperate rivalries, human follies, and an animal-mad city in which zookeeping became a way of continuing politics by other means. -- adapted from jacket
Who am I?--and if so, how many? : a philosophical journey by Richard David Precht( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A U.S. release of an existential work in Germany blends pop culture, cutting-edge research in neuroscience, and traditional philosophy to tour some of today's most relevant philosophical questions, exploring such topics as the nature of truth and the actual value of good behavior
The Ottoman Empire : a short history by Suraiya Faroqhi( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a concise and colorful style, Suraiya Faroqhi lays out the history of one of the most powerful empires of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern era. At its height, the Ottoman Empire spread over three continents and matched the size of the Roman Empire, covering the territories of modern-day Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine, and parts of Greece. This text traces the political history of the Ottomans from the 14th century to the dissolution of the empire after World War I and employs a balanced approach that encompasses economic, social, and cultural history. The result is a unique, colorful overview of the Ottoman Empire that depicts soldiers, such as Mehmed II (?the Conqueror?) and the Janissary corps; the wars with Persia, Russia, and Venice; court life in Istanbul, including patronage of the arts; the role of the sultan as defender of Sunni Islam; the tax system; agriculture and trade; life in the cities and the country; the relationship between Europe and the Ottoman Empire; the rise of nationalism; and upheaval during the 19th century." --
The lure of the linguistic : speculations on the origin of language in German Romanticism by Shelley Laura Frisch( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lure of the Linguistic is the first book to bring together the diverse strands of mystical and Enlightenment speculations on the origin of language to highlight the unique manner in which eighteenth-century thought has shaped our modern understanding of language."--Jacket
Fromms : how Julius Fromm's condom empire fell to the Nazis by Götz Aly( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book with dozens of photos and documents recounts the history of the first branded condoms in Germany and the culture that allowed them to thrive, the machinations by which the Nazis robbed Jews of their businesses, and the tragedy of a man whose love for his country was betrayed by its government and his fellow citizens
Last letters : the prison correspondence, September 1944-January 1945 by Helmuth James Moltke( Book )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Available for the first time in English, a moving prison correspondence between a husband and wife who resisted the Nazis. Tegel Prison, Berlin, in the fall of 1944. In a cell and shackled for most of the day, Helmuth James von Moltke is awaiting trial for his leading role in the Kreisau Circle, one of the most important German resistance groups against the Nazis. By a near miracle, the prison chaplain at Tegel is Harald Poelchau, a friend and co-conspirator of Helmuth and his wife Freya. From Helmuth's arrival at Tegel in late September until the day of his execution by the Nazis on January 23, 1945, Poelchau would carry Helmuth's and Freya's letters in and out of prison daily, risking his own life. Freya would safeguard these letters for the rest of her own long life, considering them a treasure too intimate to share with the public before her death. Published to great acclaim in Germany in 2011, this volume now makes available this deeply moving correspondence for the first time in English. Last Letters is a profoundly personal record of the couple's love, faith, and courage in the face of Fascism. Written during the final months of World War II and in the knowledge that each letter could be the last, the correspondence is at once a set of love letters written in extremis and a historical document of the first order. Helmuth and Freya draw closer together than ever as they await his trial and execution. They navigate both the mundane details of life in and out of prison during wartime, and their own profound swings between despair, hope, and elation as Helmuth prepares and revises his own defense and Freya tries to intercede on his behalf. Throughout, the two letter-writers are sustained by their conviction, by their faith, and by the knowledge, as Freya writes, that after all, except for your life there is nothing they can take from you
Nietzsche : a philosophical biography by Rüdiger Safranski( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his Blistering Prose, Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) uprooted the traditional study of philosophy as firmly grounded in rationality and truth and lay the foundations for the radicalism of twentieth-century Western thought, as it would emerge after his death. Contemporary thinkers have reinterpreted, revised, and repeated Nietzsche's ideas, but no one has transcended them, and today, no student of philosophy can afford to ignore the life and work of this towering figure. In his seminal work, acclaimed biographer Rudiger Safranski integrates philosophical analysis with biographical detail to portray this difficult, often contradictory man with an objective, even-handed grace." "Following Nietzsche's own dictum that "life is a testing ground for thought," Safranski, the author of biographies of Heidegger and Schopenhauer, offers a critical reappraisal of Nietzsche's philosophy by examining the intersection of his life and work, attempting what Nietzsche considered the most important of human tasks: to be "an adventurer, a circumnavigator of the inner world called human.""--Jacket
Puppy love by Frauke Scheunemann( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercules is a dachshund, and his new mistress Caroline is the greatest human being on earth. She's the one who rescued him from the animal shelter, who smells of summer and strawberries, and who laughs when the little pup snuggles up with her on the sofa. So when Caroline is badly treated by her bossy, dog-hating boyfriend, Hercules decides it's high time he rescued his mistress for a change. And so begins an epic quest to find his favourite woman the perfect man. Touching, original, and very funny, this book is a story about love, life, and the best friend a girl could ever have
Zionism : a brief history by Michael Brenner( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title presents a comprehensive overview of the political movement that culminated in the state of Israel. The book explores the origins of Zionism within Jewish tradition, the variety of Zionist ideologies, and the political circumstances that fostered this movement
Leonardo's legacy : how Da Vinci reimagined the world by Stefan Klein( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the mind of Leonardo Da Vinci and explains the profound impact his ideas have had on our times, discussing his paintings, fascination with water, and dream of flying. Revered today as, perhaps, the greatest of Renaissance painters, Leonardo da Vinci was a scientist at heart. The artist who created the Mona Lisa also designed functioning robots and digital computers, constructed flying machines and built the first heart valve. His intuitive and ingenious approach, a new mode of thinking, linked highly diverse areas of inquiry in startling new ways and ushered in a new era. In this work, the author, a science journalist, deciphers the forgotten legacy of this universal genius and demonstrates that today we have much to learn from Leonardo's way of thinking. The author sheds light on the mystery behind Leonardo's paintings, takes us through the many facets of his fascination with water, and explains the true significance of his dream of flying. It is a glimpse into the complex and brilliant mind of this inventor, scientist, and pioneer of a new world view, with profound consequences for our times
Einstein : a biography by Jürgen Neffe( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild-haired eccentric genius, revolutionary scientist, eternal child, peace activist Albert Einstein is well established in the popular imagination. Beloved for his contributions to our understanding of the cosmos and for his mischievous persona, Einstein nevertheless remains enigmatic. The significance of this theory of relativity continues to be puzzled over. His personal life - particularly his troubled relationship with his family and his numerous affairs with women - has been the topic of heated controversy. And his fabled naivete is the topic of endless speculation
Kafka : The Early Years by Reiner Stach( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did Kafka become Kafka? This eagerly anticipated third and final volume of Reiner Stach's definitive biography of the writer answers that question with more facts and insight than ever before, describing the complex personal, political, and cultural circumstances that shaped the young Franz Kafka (1883–1924). It tells the story of the years from his birth in Prague to the beginning of his professional and literary career in 1910, taking the reader up to just before the breakthrough that resulted in his first masterpieces, including "The Metamorphosis." Brimming with vivid and often startling details, Stach’s narrative invites readers deep inside this neglected period of Kafka’s life. The book’s richly atmospheric portrait of his German Jewish merchant family and his education, psychological development, and sexual maturation draws on numerous sources, some still unpublished, including family letters, schoolmates’ memoirs, and early diaries of his close friend Max Brod.The biography also provides a colorful panorama of Kafka’s wider world, especially the convoluted politics and culture of Prague. Before World War I, Kafka lived in a society at the threshold of modernity but torn by conflict, and Stach provides poignant details of how the adolescent Kafka witnessed violent outbreaks of anti-Semitism and nationalism. The reader also learns how he developed a passionate interest in new technologies, particularly movies and airplanes, and why another interest—his predilection for the back-to-nature movement—stemmed from his "nervous" surroundings rather than personal eccentricity.The crowning volume to a masterly biography, this is an unmatched account of how a boy who grew up in an old Central European monarchy became a writer who helped create modern literature
The zookeepers' war : an incredible true story from the Cold War by Jan Mohnhaupt( Recording )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the second half of the twentieth century, while America and the Soviet Union battled for global supremacy, East and West Berlin waged their own Cold War in miniature. But theirs was an arms race measured not in nuclear warheads and missiles but in zebras and hippos. West Berlin's zoo and East Berlin's animal park were more than just their countries' most popular destinations - they were symbols of their respective systems of government. Soon, state funds were being diverted toward giving these new animals lavish welcomes worthy of visiting dignitaries. West German presidential candidates were talking about zoo policy on the campaign trail. And eventually politicians on both side of the Wall became convinced that if their zoo were proved to be inferior, then that would mean their country's whole ideology was too. 2019
 
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Kafka, the decisive years
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The secret pulse of time : making sense of life's scarcest commodityColonialism : a theoretical overviewWho am I?--and if so, how many? : a philosophical journeyThe Ottoman Empire : a short historyFromms : how Julius Fromm's condom empire fell to the NazisNietzsche : a philosophical biographyLeonardo's legacy : how Da Vinci reimagined the worldEinstein : a biography
Alternative Names
Frisch, Shelley

Frisch, Shelley 1952-

Frisch, Shelley L. 1952-

Frisch, Shelley Laura

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Languages
English (125)

German (1)