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Woods, John E. (John Edwin)

Works: 40 works in 217 publications in 1 language and 10,323 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Novels  Bildungsromans  Philosophical fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PT2625.A44, 833.912
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Most widely held works about John E Woods
Most widely held works by John E Woods
The magic mountain (Der Zauberberg) by Thomas Mann( Book )

29 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in English and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sanitorium in the Swiss Alps reflects the societal ills of pre-twentieth-century Europe, and a young marine engineer rises from his life of anonymity to become a pivotal character in a story about how a human's environment affects self identity
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major literary event: a brilliant new translation of Thomas Mann's first great novel, one of the two for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1929. Buddenbrooks, first published in Germany in 1900, when Mann was only twenty-five, has become a classic of modern literature - the story of four generations of a wealthy bourgeois family in northern Germany. With consummate skill, Mann draws a rounded picture of middle-class life: births and christenings; marriages, divorces, and deaths; successes and failures. These commonplace occurrences, intrinsically the same, vary slightly as they recur in each succeeding generation. Yet as the Buddenbrooks family eventually succumbs to the seductions of modernity - seductions that are at variance with its own traditions - its downfall becomes certain
Flights of love : stories by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the internationally bestselling author of "The Reader" comes a collection of stories that weave around the idea of love in all its many forms
Perfume : the story of a murderer by Patrick Süskind( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows an odorless baby found orphaned in Paris in 1738 as he grows into a monster obsessed with his perfect sense of smell and a desire to capture, by any means, the ultimate scent that will make him human
Joseph and his brothers : the stories of Jacob, young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, Joseph the provider by Thomas Mann( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wonderfully detailed narrative about Joseph and his brothers. Mann conjures for us the world of patriarchs and pharaohs, the civilizations of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Palestine and the universal force of human love, in all it's beauty, desperation, and absurdity
Doctor Faustus; the life of the German composer, Adrian Leverkühn by Thomas Mann( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A modern reworking of the Faust legend, in which twentieth-century Germany sells its soul to the devil."
Adam and Evelyn : a novel by Ingo Schulze( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the tumultuous events of 1989. A wobbling Hungary has just opened its borders to Austria enabling a flood of refugees to escape, the Berlin Wall is on the cusp of falling, and, yet, seemingly sheltered from this onrushing new world in their idyllic East German home are Adam, a tailor and dressmaker who enjoys a life of dressing (and undressing) his appreciative clientele, and Evelyn, Adam's restless girlfriend
33 moments of happiness : St. Petersburg stories by Ingo Schulze( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-three wacky stories on Russia. One is on a returned dissident who will do anything to gain attention, another is on a woman who raises cash by marrying several daughters to one American. By a German writer
The dog king by Christoph Ransmayr( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surrealistic novel on life in a Germany haunted by the memory of the Holocaust. The protagonists are three people living near the site of a World War II concentration camp. One was an inmate, the others were free people. A study of complicity by the author of The Terror of Ice and Darkness
Simple stories by Ingo Schulze( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories about the inhabitants of a deadbeat little town in East Germany, offering a picture of what life has been since the fall of the Berlin Wall. By the author of 33 Moments of Happiness
One more story : thirteen stories in the time-honored mode by Ingo Schulze( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection by the award-winning author of 33 Moments of Happiness includes the tale of a man who reencounters his lost love at a New Year's Eve party after a 10-year separation, an evening during which he evaluates how his heartbreak significantly shaped his life
The collected stories of Arno Schmidt by Arno Schmidt( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of a German experimental writer. In Caliban upon Setebos he writes : "GETT'IM! GETT'IM!!!"--Wedges of shrieking, and : "Sic, Kirby, sic!!!" : ándaándaánda=hØptohØptohØpto my synthetic soles sounded like castanets : GOspodin pomilui They definitely wouldn't take wergild! If only I didn't have to clamp my left arm like this - : "HAZZA! VITE=VITE!!!"
Nobodaddy's children by Arno Schmidt( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three novellas on Germany from the Nazi era through the postwar years. In Scenes from the Life of a Faun, a civil servant tries to forget the war by researching the exploits of a deserter during the Napoleonic Wars, Brand's Heath is on a returning prisoner-of-war, and in Dark Mirrors the lone survivor of atomic warfare discovers he is not alone, but instead of bringing joy this brings fear. The usual sharply observed detail and sarcastic asides from an erudite writer (1914-1979). By the author of Collected Novellas
Collected early fiction, 1949-1964 by Arno Schmidt( Book )

in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first in a four-volume collection of one of the most influential writers of post-World War II Germany, often called the German James Joyce. In Lake Scenery with Pocahontas, he writes: "Think. Don't be content with belief: go further. Once more through the circles of knowledge friends! And foes. Don't interpret: learn and describe. Don't futurize: be. And die without ambitions: you were. At best full of curiosity."
Collected novellas by Arno Schmidt( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The settings range from ancient Greece to 21st-century America, but all react to the stifling conservatism and cold prudery of Adenauer Germany."--Jacket
Leaving Sardinia by Hans Ulrich Treichel( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert is a German man searching Italy for love and only finding lovers. Of course, he isn't sure what love really is; he is just romantic. He returns to Germany and discovers Elena, a Sardinian waitress. When she returns to Sardinia he follows her there, with hopes that his dreams will be fulfilled
Two novels : the stony heart & B/Moondocks by Arno Schmidt( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two novels by a German writer earlier this century who specialized in experimental fiction. The first is a satire on historical research, while the second is a comedy on the colonization of the moon
The good man of Nanking : the diaries of John Rabe by John Rabe( )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the recently discovered diaries of a German businessman, John Rabe, who saved so many lives in the infamous siege of Nanking in 1937 that he is now honored as the Oskar Schindler of China
School for atheists : a novella = comedy in 6 acts by Arno Schmidt( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2014 envoys of the world's great powers hold a summit meeting in the home of William T. Kolderup and his granddaughter Suse in a German town near the Danish border
Zettels Traum by Arno Schmidt( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vor 40 Jahren veröffentlichte Arno Schmidt sein wichtigstes Werk, "Zettel's Traum": 1334 DIN-A-3-Seiten stark, über zehn Kilogramm schwer und als Faksimile vervielfältigt. Schmidts eigene Befürchtung - "Es wird sich nicht mehr setzen lassen"--Hatte sich bewahrheitet. Vor dem komplexen Layout des dreispaltigen Romans mit seinen zahlreichen Randglossen kapitulierten Setzerei und Verlag. Nun endlich erscheint "Zettel's Traum", das Werk, das Arno Schmidt auf einen Schlag berühmt machte, als gesetztes Buch. Jahrelange Arbeit von Setzern, Editoren und Korrektoren war nötig, um einen lesefreundlichen Schriftsatz herzustellen, ohne den Charakter des "Überbuchs" (Arno Schmidt) zu verändern und seine Eigenheiten zu glätten. Mit dieser Ausgabe gilt es, einen Riesenroman neu zu entdecken: Er erzählt die Liebesgeschichte zwischen dem alternden Schriftsteller Daniel Pagenstecher und der sechzehnjährigen Franziska Jacobi und von Leben und Werk Edgar Allan Poes. Er entwirft eine eigene Literaturtheorie in der Nachfolge Sigmund Freuds und entwickelt wie nebenbei eine neue Rechtschreibung, die zum Beispiel die wahren Eigenschaften eines "Pleas'-see=Rocks" enthüllt. In "Zettel's Traum" finden Arno Schmidts Bemühungen um eine moderne Prosaform und eine angemessene sprachliche Abbildung des menschlichen Bewusstseins ihren vorläufigen Höhepunkt
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The magic mountain (Der Zauberberg)
BuddenbrooksFlights of love : storiesPerfume : the story of a murdererJoseph and his brothers : the stories of Jacob, young Joseph, Joseph in Egypt, Joseph the providerDoctor Faustus; the life of the German composer, Adrian Leverkühn33 moments of happiness : St. Petersburg storiesThe dog kingSimple stories
Alternative Names
John E. Woods Amerikaans auteur

John E. Woods Translator

Woods, J.E.

Woods, John

Woods, John ca. 20./21. Jh

Woods, John Edwin.

Woods, John Edwin ca. 20./21. Jh

Woods, John (John Edwin)

جان ئی. وودز مترجم و نویسنده آمریکایی

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