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Vilain, Robert

Overview
Works: 42 works in 132 publications in 3 languages and 2,269 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fictional autobiographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Diary fiction  Poetry  Psychological fiction  Novels  Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
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Most widely held works by Robert Vilain
The Cambridge companion to Rilke by Karen J Leeder( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Often regarded as the greatest German poet of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926) remains one of the most influential figures of European modernism. In this Companion, leading scholars offer informative and thought-provoking essays on his life and social context, his correspondence, all his major collections of poetry including most famously the Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus, and his seminal novel of Modernist anxiety, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge. Rilke's critical contexts are explored in detail: his relationship with philosophy and the visual arts, his place within modernism and his relationship to European literature, and his reception in Europe and beyond. With its invaluable guide to further reading and a chronology of Rilke's life and work, this Companion will provide an accessible, engaging account of this extraordinary poet whose legacy looms so large today"--Provided by publisher
The Art of detective fiction by Martin Swales( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors of this volume pay tribute to and seek to account for the astonishing durability of the detective story as a genre. The essays take a variety of theoretical approaches and include detective fiction in languages other than English. Particular attention is paid to the "Golden Age" of English detective story writing and to the hard-boiled American version of the genre.--From publisher's description
Cultural exchange in German literature( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edinburgh German Yearbook is devoted to German Studies in an international context. It publishes original English- and German-language contributions on a wide range of topics from scholars around the world. Each volume is based on a single broad theme: the first includes papers from the highly successful conference Kennst du das Land: Cultural Exchange in German Literature, held in Edinburgh in December 2006, supplemented by additional essays. The conviction that German culture and the German spirit are triumphantly unique has played a notorious role in Germany's history. It is nonetheless acknowledged that German literature has been significantly influenced by non-German sources, and the search for what is unique about Germany and German literature must incorporate an awareness of these. This volume provides a wide-ranging investigation into how German literature from the 18th century to the present day reflects interactions between German and non-German cultures. Alongside theoretical and historical reflections on the nature of cultural exchange, contributions explore literary reception, the boundaries of and movement between cultures, and Germany's literary, political, cultural, and religious relations with both near neighbors and far-flung cultural interlocutors
The poetry of Hugo von Hofmannsthal and French symbolism by Robert Vilain( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and German and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hofmannsthal became famous at the age of 16 for his poetry and lyrical drama, yet he ceased to write not long after. This study suggests that his interest in the French symbolists had an inhibiting effect and contributed to the Chandos crisis of 1902
Selected poems by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This bilingual edition fully reflects Rilke's poetic development. It contains the full text of the Duino Elegies and the Sonnets to Orpheus, selected poems from The Book of Images, New Poems, and earlier volumes, and from the uncollected poetry 1906-26. The translations are accurate, sensitive, and nuanced, and are accompanied by an introduction and notes that elucidate Rilke's poetic practice and his central role in modern poetry"--Publisher's description
Yvan Goll--Claire Goll : texts and contexts( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young Danish aristocrat Malte Laurids Brigge has been left rootless by the early death of his parents. Now living in Paris, Malte begins to record his life in a series of loosely connected notes, diary entries, prose poems, parables and stories, ostensibly collected by a fictional editor to form the Notebooks. Focusing on Malte's observations and experiences in the present, recollections of his childhood and family, and his reflections on historical events, these notes in highly crafted poetic prose explore the themes of life in the metropolis, poverty, sickness and death, love, memory and time, and perception and language. The only extended prose work by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge is a landmark in the development of the twentieth-century novel. It marks a radical departure from nineteenth-century realism, transcending conventions of linear narrative to reflect a consciousness in crisis, and an archetypal confrontation with the modern. -- Publisher (back cover)
Nach Duino : Studien zu Rainer Maria Rilkes späten Gedichten( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yvan Goll : a bibliography of the primary works by Andreas Kramer( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Words and music( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austria and France( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austrian satire and other essays : studies in honour of Edward Timms( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and politics in Red Vienna( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Austrian lyric( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austria and the Alps( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faust, Part One and France : Stapfler's translation, Delacroix's lithographs, Goethe's responses by Robert Vilain( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Industries mésolithiques et protohistoriques des plateaux de Bassy-Veytrens et de Seyssel-Vens (Haute-Savoie, France) by Robert Vilain( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edinburgh German Yearbook 1 : Cultural Exchange in German Literature( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'Edinburgh German Yearbook' is devoted to German Studies in an international context. It publishes original English- and German-language contributions on a wide range of topics from scholars around the world. Each volume is based on a single broad theme: the first includes papers from the highly successful conference 'Kennst du das Land: Cultural Exchange in German Literature', held in Edinburgh in December 2006, supplemented by additional essays. The conviction that German culture and the German spirit are triumphantly unique has played a notorious role in Germany's history. It is nonetheless acknowledged that German literature has been significantly influenced by non-German sources, and the search for what is unique about Germany and German literature must incorporate an awareness of these. This volume provides a wide-ranging investigation into how German literature from the 18th century to the present day reflects interactions between German and non-German cultures. Alongside theoretical and historical reflections on the nature of cultural exchange, contributions explore literary reception, the boundaries of and movement between cultures, and Germany's literary, political, cultural, and religious relations with both near neighbors and far-flung cultural interlocutors. CONTRIBUTORS: CHRISTIAN MOSER, BIRGIT TAUTZ, SILVIA HORSCH, ELEOMA JOSHUA, GAUTI KRISTMANNSSON, SABINE WILKE, DANIELA KRÄMER, JON HUGHES, THOMAS MARTINEC, MARGARET LITTLER, LYN MARVEN, DIRK GÖTTSCHE, SUSANNE KORD. Eleoma Joshua is Lecturer in German at Edinburgh University. Robert Vilain is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. The journal's General Editor is Sarah Colvin, Professor of German at Edinburgh University
Yvan Goll. The thwarted pursuit of the whole by Robert Vilain( Book )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the bilingual writer Yvan Goll (1891-1950) was one of perpetual experimentation and self-renewal. In the first study to treat Goll's whole literary career, Robert Vilain explores the full range of his poetry, novels, dramas, libretti, essays, translations and editions - from Expressionism in pre-war Berlin and fisticuffs with Andre Breton over Surrealism in post-war Paris, to the dream of a new poetry for the atomic age. Goll's journey took in satirical 'Uberdramen', extravagantly ironic novels and collaborations with Kurt Weill in the 1920s, lyrical love poetry for his wife and a lover, and the experiences of his magnificent alter ego Jean sans Terre in the 1930s, and poetry inspired by alchemy, geology and the Kabbalah in the 1940s. In 1945 he wrote the first poetic response to the Atom Bomb test, the greatest alchemy of all. Born into a Jewish family on the Franco-German border, at home all over Europe until forced into exile, and at his death an American citizen, Goll both suffered and relished his protean identity, living and writing in search of an elusive experience of wholeness
Hofmannsthal und das "Dritte Reich" : Rezeption und fiktive Historie by Robert Vilain( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to Rilke
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The Art of detective fictionCultural exchange in German literatureThe poetry of Hugo von Hofmannsthal and French symbolismSelected poemsWords and music
Alternative Names
Robert Vilain British Literary scholar

Robert Vilain científicu de la lliteratura británicu

Languages
English (94)

German (7)

French (4)