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Janeway, Carol Brown

Works: 37 works in 269 publications in 4 languages and 16,140 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Novels  Short stories  Fictional autobiographies  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Biographies  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PT2680.L54, 833.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carol Brown Janeway
The reader by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

71 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and German and held by 4,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German teenager has an affair with an emotionally remote older woman and only years later, when he is a law student and she is on trial, does he discover that she is a survivor of the Holocaust
Embers by Sándor Márai( Book )

22 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and Hungarian and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a secluded woodland castle, an old General prepares to receive a rare visitor, a man who was once his closest friend but whom he has not seen in forty-one years. Over the ensuing hours host and guest will fight a duel of words and silences, accusations and evasions. They will exhume the memory of their friendship and that of the General's beautiful long-dead wife. And they will return to the time the three of them last sat together following a hunt in the nearby forest- a hunt in which no game was taken but during which something was lost forever
The reader by Bernhard Schlink( Recording )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German teenager has an affair with an emotionally remote older woman and only years later, when he is a law student and she is on trial, does he discover that she was involved in the Holocaust. She refuses to defend herself when she is accused of a hideous crime. The young law student gradually realizes that the woman may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder
Measuring the world by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the eighteenth century, two young Germans set out to measure the world, as Alexander von Humboldt journeys to unexplored regions of the planet, and Carl Friedrich Gauss uses his mathematical skills to solve some of the greatest puzzles of his age
Fame : a novel in nine episodes by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man buys a mobile phone and starts receiving calls intended for someone else. After some initial hesitation, he begins to play with his new identity. From one day to the next, an actor's phone falls dead silent, as though someone had stolen his life. A writer takes a pair of trips with a woman whose worst fear is to end up in one of his works. A somewhat confused Internet blogger wants nothing more than to become a character in a novel. A detective-story writer goes missing while on a journey through Central Asia, a fictional old woman on her deathbed quarrels with the writer who created her, and a managing director at a mobile phone company goes crazy trying to manage his double life with two women
F : a novel by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having a profound experience on a hypnotist's stage in spite of not believing in magic, Arthur abruptly abandons his family in the middle of the night and becomes a famous author while his sons grow into men shaped by loss and doubt
Crazy by Benjamin Lebert( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern autobiographical coming-of-age novel written when the author was sixteen-years-old. Benni, the protagonist, is partially paralyzed and a serial failure (he's been kicked out of four boarding schools in his short life and has just entered his fifth). So he's a little odd, but he's cool and he finds other strange boys to hang with. Together they set out to experience what they can: girls, booze, sex, philosophy, drugs, sex, books, music, sex₆pretty much everything whatever. For young adult
Summer lies by Bernhard Schlink( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zeven kortere en langere verhalen over verwachtingen, illusies en leugens
The storm by Margriet de Moor( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of January 31, 1953, a mountain of water, literally piled up out of the sea by a freak winter hurricane, swept down on the Netherlands, demolishing the dikes protecting the country and wiping a quarter of its landmass from the map. It was the worst natural disaster to strike the Netherlands in three hundred years. The author interweaves the stories of two sister, deftly alternating between the cataclysm and the long years of its grief-strewn aftermath
Lost by Hans Ulrich Treichel( Book )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ordinary German family flees from the advancing Russian army in 1945 to start over: but in the refugee trek west there was a victim--their firstborn son, Arnold. The little brother soon discovers that finding lost Arnold is his parent's dream--and his own nightmare
Crime : stories by Ferdinand von Schirach( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Russian and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A nameless lawyer invites us to read an extraordinary dossier of violent and unspeakable acts. All the crimes have one thing in common: the guilty are never convicted in a court of law. But however heinous the crime, the narrator shows how the human circumstances behind events can tell a different story."--Back cover
Yosl Rakover talks to God by Zvi Kolitz( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the German tanks destroy the Warsaw Ghetto, one of the few remaining fighters, Yosl Rakover, writes out his last words to God, seals the text in a glass bottle, and thrusts it into the rubble before preparing to die. The text surfaces in Europe in the 1950s, is passed from hand to hand, is broadcast on Radio Berlin where it is acclaimed by Thomas Mann as a religious masterpiece, is anthologized and translated into many languages."--Jacket
Me and Kaminski by Daniel Kehlmann( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the internationally bestselling author comes a provocative and wickedly funny novel about two unpredictable men--one an artist and the other a journalist--who together embark on an unexpected adventure with uproarious results
Desolation : [a novel] by Yasmina Reza( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Perlman, the elderly narrator of Yasmina Reza's deliriously dyspeptic novel, is surrounded by happy people. His wife Nancy is thrilled to be a member of the human race. His grown son is content crisscrossing the world to "sample exotic fruit with the savages." But Samuel himself refuses to be happy and his attempt to explain his refusal (half to his son and half to himself) generates an epic, blasphemous, and hilarious rant against the compromises of his life. Whether he is recounting his pal Lionel's heroic battle against impotence; lamenting the loss of his great love, the irresistible Marisa Botton; or pondering the possibility of a new love in the person of one Genevieve Abramowitz, the droll, irascible Perlman is one of the great talkers of contemporary fiction. And Desolation is one of the most dazzling performances ever written for one voice. From the Trade Paperback edition
Ostend : Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth, and the summer before the dark by Volker Weidermann( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The true story of two of the twentieth century's great writers exiled from Nazi Germany to a Belgian seaside resort, and the world they built there: written with a novelist's eye for pacing, chronology, and language--a dazzling work of historical nonfiction. It's the summer of 1936, and the writer Stefan Zweig is in crisis. His German publisher no longer wants him, his marriage is collapsing, and his home in Austria has been seized. He's been dreaming of Ostend, the Belgian beach town--a paradise of promenades, parasols, and old friends. So he journeys there with his new lover, Lotte Altmann, and reunites with his semi-estranged fellow writer and close friend Joseph Roth, himself newly in love. For a moment, they create a fragile paradise. But as Europe begins to crumble around them, the writers find themselves trapped on vacation, in exile, watching the world burn. In Ostend, Volker Weidermann lyrically recounts "the summer before the dark," when a coterie of artists, intellectuals, drunks, revolutionaries, and madmen found themselves in limbo while Europe teetered on the edge of fascism and total war"--
Mrs. Sartoris by Elke Schmitter( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After being jilted by a rich boyfriend, Margaret Sartoris, eighteen and heartbroken, throws herself into a comfortable but stifling marriage to Ernst, a war veteran with a penchant for routine and order, who still lives with his mother in a small German village." "It's not a bad life, considering Margaret's psychological scars, but neither Ernst's adoration nor the birth of a daughter can reawaken her frozen emotions. It's not until she slides into an affair with a married man with whom she plans to run away that her passions are stirred, but these plans are a fantasy that cannot possibly come true. The repercussions nevertheless will explode with unimaginable force in these astonished lives."--BOOK JACKET
Measuring the world : [a novel] by Daniel Kehlmann( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the 18th century, two young Germans set out to measure the world. One of them, Alexander von Humboldt, fought his way through jungles and across the steppes. The other, mathematician and astronomer Carl Friedrich Gauss, stayed at home in Gottingen, and proved that space is curved. In "Measuring the world", acclaimed German author Daniel Kehlmann reinterprets one of the most amazing en counters that cultural history has to offer: in 1828 Humboldt met the mathematician and astronomer Gauss during a conference in Berlin. One of them had traveled the whole globe, while the other had remained in a small German town to study, but, they had one thing in common: they both wanted to understand and measure the world in their own manner. With imagination and a great deal of humor, Daniel Kehlmann depicts the lives of two geniuses, their longings and their weaknesses, their balancing act between loneliness and love, absurdity and greatness, failure and success
Embers by Sándor Márai( Recording )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old General and a friend he hasn't seen in 41 years, meet to come to truth about the moment that changed their relationship forever
F : a novel by Daniel Kehlmann( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family. Faith. Fraud. Fate. Fiction. --F. Never believing in magic, when Arthur Friedland is called onstage for a hypnotist's act, his life changes: he empties his family's bank account and leaves his three sons to fend for themselves as he goes off to write internationally lauded novels. Years later, his sons--Martin, a priest; Eric, an investment banker; and Ivan, an artist in crisis--are forced to come to terms with who they are in the world and how a fateful day--and their father's novelistic influence--unravels their world even further
Summer before the dark : Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth, Ostend 1936 by Volker Weidermann( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ostend, 1936: the Belgian seaside town is playing host to a coterie of artists, intellectuals and madmen, who find themselves in limbo while Europe gazes into an abyss of fascism and war. Among them is Stefan Zweig, a man in crisis: his German publisher has shunned him, his marriage is collapsing, his house in Austria no longer feels like home. Along with his lover Lotte, he seeks refuge in this paradise of promenades and parasols, where he reunites with his estranged friend Joseph Roth. For a moment, they create a fragile haven; but as Europe begins to crumble around them, they find themselves trapped on an uncanny kind of holiday, watching the world burn
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The reader
Alternative Names
Brown, Carol Janet‏

Brown Janeway, Carol

Carol Brown Janeway British editor and translator

Carol Brown Janeway Brits bewerkster (1944-2015)

Janeway, Carol

Janeway, Carol B.

EmbersThe readerMeasuring the worldFame : a novel in nine episodesCrazyThe stormLostCrime : stories