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Preece, Julian

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Works: 49 works in 211 publications in 3 languages and 5,890 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Personal narratives‡vPolish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Julian Preece
The Cambridge companion to Kafka by Julian Preece( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Companion of specially-commissioned essays offers a comprehensive account of his life and work, providing a rounded contemporary appraisal of Central Europe's most distinctive Modernist. Contributions cover all the key texts, and discuss Kafka's writing in a variety of critical contexts such as feminism, deconstruction, psycho-analysis, Marxism, Jewish studies. The essays are well supported by supplementary material including a chronology of the period and detailed guides to further reading, and will be of interest to students of German, European and Comparative Literature, Jewish Studies
The worlds of Elias Canetti : centenary essays by William Collins Donahue( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though he died in the last decade of the twentieth century, the satirist, social thinker, memoirist, and dramatist Elias Canetti lives on into the present. Testifying to the author's undeniable cultural ""afterlife, "" the essays gathered together here repre
Religion and identity in Germany today : doubters, believers, seekers in literature and film by Julian Ernest Preece( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors address a range of issues, including the controversial building of a mosque in Cologne & pressure experienced by German Jews to reconnect with a religion that their forebears cast off sometimes more than a century ago
The life and work of Günter Grass : literature, history, politics by Julian Preece( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gunter Grass is the most influential German writer since the Second World War. His books have always challenged conventional attitudes and outraged readers. From The Tin Drum (1959), where he broke down the wall of silence which surrounded ordinary people's involvement in the Third Reich, to Too Far Afield (1995), which upset the reigning consensus on the success of German reunification, he has attracted controversy. He is also an undisputed master of the German language, whose style has inspired novelists in the English-speaking world, from Salman Rushdie and Graham Swift to John Irving." "This book shows how Grass's experiences as a teenager in Hitler's Germany shaped his thinking, both in his literary writing and in his role as campaigner and critic. Julian Preece draws on unpublished correspondence, the memoirs of contemporaries and the most recent research, to present a rounded portrait of the most important German writer since Thomas Mann."--Jacket
The rediscovered writings of Veza Canetti : out of the shadows of a husband by Julian Preece( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Viennese playwright, novelist, and short-story writer Veza Canetti was born in 1897 into a mixed Sephardic-Ashkenazi Jewish family and died in 1963 in London. Part of the avant garde in 1920s Vienna (where she met her future husband and Nobel Prize winner, Elias Canetti), from 1932 she wrote radical short stories drawn from everyday life for the Vienna Arbeiter-Zeitung. After censorship under the so-called Corporate State reduced her opportunities for publication, she disguised her critique in irony and humor, but from then on published little. Until 1990, when her first novel, Yellow Street, was finally published, she was known only as her husband's muse and literary assistant. As more of her writings appeared, some critics became convinced that it was he who was responsible for her decline into obscurity, notwithstanding his protestations of support and admiration. This biography tells a more nuanced story, presenting Canetti's literary career against the background of her troubled times, drawing on her husband's unpublished papers to assess their literary partnership, and showing how their early writings constituted a private dialogue on topics as diverse as feminism and Jewish identity and how several key themes in his work are anticipated in hers."--Jacket
Re-forming the nation in literature and film : the patriotic idea in contemporary German-language culture = Entwürfe zur Nation in Literatur und Film : die patriotische Idee in der deutschsprachigen Kultur der Gegenwart by Julian Preece( )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The diversity of genres and perspectives discussed makes the volume as a whole a convincing and inspiring read for students and academics alike." (Ute Wölfel, Modern Language Review, Vol. 110, 2015)
Baader-Meinhof and the novel : narratives of the nation, fantasies of the Revolution, 1970-2010 by J Preece( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Baader-Meinhof Group and other violent underground organizations have provided material to many novels by leading German and international writers. This book is the first to examine this rich literary corpus, treating it as a political unconscious which expresses submerged anxieties and moral blind-spots in Europe's most powerful country
Günter Grass by Julian Preece( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gunter Grass (1927-2015) was Germany's foremost writer for more than half a century, and his books were and remain bestsellers across the world. The Tin Drum was made into an Oscar-winning film in 1979 and the memoir Peeling the Onion in 2006 astounded readers by revealing that Grass had been drafted into the most criminal component of the Nazi war machine, the Waffen SS, in the closing months of the Second World War. He wrote memorably about the student movement, feminism and German reunification, and was a key influence on magic realist authors such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Salman Rushdie, as well as the popular novelist John Irving. Grass redefined the role of ̀literary commitment', campaigning as a citizen for the German Social Democrats and helping the anti-Nazi Willy Brandt become Chancellor in 1969. Gunter Grass is the first biographical study in English of this Nobel Prize-winning writer. Julian Preece introduces Grass's key works and chronicles his interaction with major figures from literary and public life, including Chancellor Helmut Kohl and co-founder of the Red Army Faction Ulrike Meinhof, and places his fiction and public campaigning in the context of Cold War European politics and post-unification Germany."--
Nine lives : ethnic conflict in the Polish-Ukrainian borderlands by Waldemar Lotnik( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving memoir of ethnic conflict between Poles and Ukrainians during the Second World War, described by Neal Ascherson as 'a missing fragment of the history of this barbarous continent'
Contemporary German writers, their aesthetics and their language( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travellers in time and space : the German historical novel = Reisende durch Zeit und Raum : der deutschsprachige historische Roman( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whose story? : continuities in contemporary German-language literature( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German-language literature today : international and popular? by Bradford international colloquium on contemporary German literature( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth. u. a.: S. 49-66: Bernhard Schlink's "Der Vorleser" and Binjamin Wilkomirski's "Bruchstücke": best-selling responses to the Holocaust / J.J. Long. - S. 85-98: Images of Switzerland in Swiss crime fiction / Christopher Jones. [Betr. u. a. Alexander Heimanns "Dezemberföhn".]
Andreas Dresen by Julian Preece( Book )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Selected Filmography, 1991-2017 -- Introduction (Julian Preece) -- 'Every time a film gets made, an amazing miracle has occurred': Interview with Andreas Dresen (Julian Preece / Andreas Dresen) -- Der falsche Kino-Osten / The Wrong Eastern Cinema (Andreas Dresen) -- Den Alltag des Verrats zu zeigen wäre eine schmerzhafte Selbsterkundung -- To show the every-day routine of betrayal would be a painful exercise in self-discovery -- Die Chance, eine gesamtdeutsche Filmkultur zu schaffen, wurde vertan -- We missed out on creating a pan-German film scene -- Self-Reflexivity and Films within Films: From Stilles Land (1992) to Whisky mit Vodka (2009) via Halbe Treppe (2002) and Sommer vorm Balkon (2005) (Julian Preece) -- Alternative GDR History in Raus aus der Haut (1997) (Reinhild Steingröver) -- Shaping the Nation and the New Capital on the Eve of the Millennium: Nachtgestalten (1999) (Stephen Brockmann) -- Exploring the East German Past and the DEFA Film Legacy in Die Polizistin (2000) (Rosemary Stott) -- Coming to Terms with the Present: Andreas Dresen's Wichmann Films (2003/2012) (Helen Hughes) -- Women at Work: Reflections on Social Identity and the Private Self in Die Polizistin (2000), Willenbrock (2005) and Steigerlied (2013) (Jean E. Conacher) -- The 'male gaze' -- Die Polizistin -- Willenbrock -- Steigerlied -- Conclusion -- Connecting with the Real: Death, Dying and Displacement in Andreas Dresen's Halt auf freier Strecke (2011) and Michael Haneke's Amour (2012) (Brigid Haines) -- An unlikely pairing -- Towards a new cinematic language of dying -- Natural death displaced: Amour -- 'Capturing death' on screen: Halt auf freier Strecke -- Conclusion -- Visions of the Wende in Adaptations of Contemporary Fiction by Jurek Becker, Christoph Hein and Clemens Meyer (Julian Preece)
Cityscapes and countryside in contemporary German literature( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viennese short stories by Veza Canetti( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Veza Canetti (1897-1963), long overshadowed by her more famous husband Elias Canetti (Nobel Prize, 1981), has emerged as one of the most distinctive Austrian literary voices of the interwar period. The present volume includes all the short fiction which she published in newspapers and exile journals between 1932 and 1937. With one exception they are translated into English for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
Literature, markets and media in Germany and Austria today by University of Bradford( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and German and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays examine the interrelationships between literature, markets and media in contemporary Germany and Austria. A series of studies of individual writers is complemented by broader analyses of the responsibilities of the intellectual
New German literature : life-writing and dialogue with the arts( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vielheit und Einheit der Germanistik weltweit : [Akten des XII. Internationalen Germanistenkongresses Warschau 2010] by Internationaler Germanisten-Kongress( )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to Kafka
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The worlds of Elias Canetti : centenary essaysReligion and identity in Germany today : doubters, believers, seekers in literature and filmThe life and work of Günter Grass : literature, history, politicsThe rediscovered writings of Veza Canetti : out of the shadows of a husbandNine lives : ethnic conflict in the Polish-Ukrainian borderlandsWhose story? : continuities in contemporary German-language literatureGerman-language literature today : international and popular?Viennese short storiesNew German literature : life-writing and dialogue with the arts
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