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Northcott, Kenneth J.

Overview
Works: 62 works in 183 publications in 3 languages and 5,990 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biographies  Biography  Radio adaptations  Novels  Radio plays 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Performer, Author, Creator, Actor, Contributor
Classifications: PT2662.E7, 833.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Kenneth J Northcott
The early history of the ancient Near East, 9000-2000 B.C. by Hans-Jörg Nissen( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans J. Nissen here provides a much-needed overview of 7000 years of development in the ancient Near East from the beginning of settled life to the formation of the first regional states. His approach to the study of Mesopotamian civilization differs markedly from conventional orientations, which impose a sharp division between prehistoric and historic, literate, periods. Nissen argues that this approach is too rigid to explain the actual development of that civilization. He deemphasizes the invention of writing as a turning point, viewing it as simply one more phase in the evolution of social
Goethe & the ginkgo : a tree & a poem by Siegfried Unseld( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1815, Goethe gave symbolic expression to his intense relationship with Marianne Willemer, a recently married woman 35 years his junior. He gave her a leaf from the ginkgo tree, explaining that, like its deeply cleft yet still whole leaf, he was 'single yet twofold'. Although it is not known if their relationship was ever consummated, they did exchange love poetry, and Goethe published several of Marianne's poems in his 'West-East Divan' without crediting her authorship. This book considers what this episode means to our estimation of a writer many consider nearly godlike in stature
A Literary history of Germany by G. W Field( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice imitator by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred-and-four parables, none longer than a page. The title story is on a voice imitator who can impersonate everyone's voice but his own, The Prince is on the disadvantages of longevity, while Emigrated is on a man who cannot stay in one place. By a late Austrian writer
Literary intellectuals and the dissolution of the state : professionalism and conformity in the GDR by Robert Von Hallberg( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two generations, writers in the German Democratic Republic enjoyed a massive audience in their own country, a readership dependent on their works for a measure of utopian solace amid the grimness of life under Communism. But after the fall of the Berlin Wall, these writers were abandoned by their readers and stripped of the professional structures that had supported them. Their literary culture destroyed, they were rebuked for compliant service to the discredited state; and some were reviled for collaborating with the East German secret police, the Stasi. What drove leading thinkers, including those of the avant-garde who publicly embraced intellectual freedom, to serve as government informants? Why were they content to work within a repressive system rather than challenging it outright? This collection of interviews with more than two dozen writers and literary scholars, including several Stasi informants, provides a gripping, often dismaying picture of the motivations, compromises, and illusions of East German intellectual life
Landscapes of a distant mother by Said( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of longing and loss, the book offers a portrait of a son's broken relationship with his mother and the Islamic dictatorship that shadows both their lives. The book chronicles the discomfiting sensation of viewing one's mother as a stranger and all the psychological implications of their mutual disappointment. SAID's distance from his mother - whom he describes almost clinically, with her "particular way of speaking, the style laced with religious formulas, inclined to emotionalism, self-pity and expletives"--Becomes a measure of the alienation he feels from everything around him. His book gives voice to the full meaning of modern exile - its political force, profound sadness, and perpetual yearning
Three novellas by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Playing Watten, the narrator, a doctor who lost his practice due to morphine abuse, describes a visit paid him by a truck driver who wanted the doctor to return to his habit of playing a game of cards (watten) every Wednesday - a habit that the doctor had interrupted when one of the players killed himself. The last novella, Walking, records the conversations of the narrator and his friend Oehler while they walk, discussing anything that comes to mind but always circling back to their mutual friend Karrer, who has gone irrevocably mad. Perhaps the most overtly philosophical work in Bernhard's highly philosophical oeuvre, Walking provides a penetrating meditation on the impossibility of truly thinking."--Jacket
Sensus spiritualis : studies in medieval significs and the philology of culture by Friedrich Ohly( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of major figures in medieval studies, there are few whose influence is greater and for whom admiration is more widespread than Friedrich Ohly (1914-96). This book represents the long-awaited English-language edition of Ohly's most important writings."--BOOK JACKET
Taylor Starck : festschrift, 1964 by Werner Betz( Book )

10 editions published in 1964 in English and German and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing in sight by Jens Rehn( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nothing in Sight distills the brutal essence of what it is to die alone. Much more than a story of war, this short novel presents the memories, dreams, and hallucinations of two soldiers as they drift toward death. With nothing in sight on the horizon, Jens Rehn directs our view inward, into the minds of both men as they question the meaning of life, the existence of God, and the possibility of enduring human relationships. As the drama unfolds, each man recalls fragments of his past through the delirium of thirst and pain. The American soldier, his arm severed, dies first of gangrene. The German dies in agony a week later. Their dinghy sinks into the vastness of the ocean."--Jacket
Gehen by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walking records the conversations of the unnamed narrator and his friend Oehler while they walk, discussing anything that comes to mind but always circling back to their mutual friend Karrer, who has gone irrevocably mad."--Amazon.com
Klausen : a novel by Andreas Maier( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The residents of the small town of Klausen, aware that a crime has occurred but not really knowing the details, all agree that Josef Gasser, a man who spent several years in Berlin, must be to blame
The Code of the Woosters by P. G Wodehouse( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The code of the Woosters is one of the best known of Wodehouse's Bertie and Jeeves series. Bertie's beloved Aunt Dahlia pressures him into stealing a cow-shaped silver creamer much coveted by his uncle from his arch rival in silver collecting, Sir Watkyn Bassett. At the same time, Bertie attempts to patch up the shaky romance between Gussie Fink Nottle, the newt expert, and Madeline Bassett, a four star drip. the results of Bertie's efforts are, as always a finacial disaster. He nearly gets hung, arrested and engaged by mistake. And, as always Jeeves is on hand with a last minute brainstorm to set everything straight."--Leaf A. Theatre Works, Audio Theatre Collection
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about the English professor who teaches a lowly flower girl how to speak and act like a lady
Urban design in Western Europe : regime and architecture, 900-1900 by Wolfgang Braunfels( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What makes a city endure and prosper? In this masterful survey of a thousand years of urban architecture, Wolfgang Braunfels identifies certain themes common to cities as different as Siena and London, Munich and Venice ... Braunfels describes scores of cities, classifying them as cathedral cities, city-states, imperial cities, maritime cities, "ideal cities" (those towns which, planned by often absent rulers for a specefic purpose, failed to develop independent lives) ... Lavishly illustrated with city plans, bird's-eye views, early renderings, and modern photographs, Urban Design in Western Europe will both delight and instruct architects, urban planners, historians, and travelers."--Page 4 of cover
Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte = L'Étrange histoire de Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1965 in German and English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man who sells his shadow to the Devil for a bottomless wallet
Encyclopedia of the Papacy by Hans Kühner( Book )

4 editions published between 1958 and 1959 in English and German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical sketches of every pope from St. Peter to Pius 12th, with particular attention to the political and historical background
Showbiz by John Logan( )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Showbiz is John Logan's harrowing tale of life and death in the theatre. It tells the story of the brilliant young director Julian, whose single minded determination drives those around him to personal and artistic extremes."--Leaf A. Theatre Works, Audio Theatre Collection
Friedrich Dürrenmatt : selected writings by Friedrich Dürrenmatt( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the plays of Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt, with an introduction to the authors life, work, and literary legacy
The sociology of art by Arnold Hauser( )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1982, The Sociology of Art considers all forms of the arts, whether visual arts, literature, film, theatre or music from Bach to the Beatles. The last book to be completed by Arnold Hauser before his death in 1978, it is a total analysis of the spiritual forces of social expression, based upon comprehensive historical experience and documentation. Hauser explores art through the earliest times to the modern era, with fascinating analyses of the mass media and current manifestations of human creativity. An extension
 
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The early history of the ancient Near East, 9000-2000 B.C.
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Goethe & the ginkgo : a tree & a poemThe voice imitatorLiterary intellectuals and the dissolution of the state : professionalism and conformity in the GDRLandscapes of a distant motherThree novellasSensus spiritualis : studies in medieval significs and the philology of cultureNothing in sightKlausen : a novel
Alternative Names
Northcott, Kenneth.

Northcott, Kenneth J.

Languages
English (107)

German (12)

Italian (1)