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Creighton, Basil

Overview
Works: 109 works in 359 publications in 3 languages and 6,312 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Bildungsromans  Historical fiction  Adventure stories  History  Autobiographical fiction  Diaries  Biographies 
Roles: Translator, Author, Creator
Classifications: PT2617.E85, 833.912
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Most widely held works about Basil Creighton
 
Most widely held works by Basil Creighton
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse( Book )

44 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In postwar Germany, a fifty-year-old man regards himself as a dual personality, half man and half wolf
Gustav Mahler : memories and letters by Alma Mahler( Book )

36 editions published between 1946 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher Marketing: GUSTAV MAHLER MEMORIES AND LETTERS MAHLER AS A CONDUCTOR 1910 by Alma Mahler PREFACE I WROTE this book many years ago, and my only reason for doing so was because no one knew Gustav Mahler so well as I and because I did not want the experiences we shared and the expressions of his thought to be crowded out of my own memory by the pressure and hurry of life. It was not originally my intention to have the book published during my lifetime. But now the whole of Europe has been rocked to its foundations and nothing stands where it did. Rodins bust of Mahler, which I presented to the Vienna Operahouse and which was unveiled by the last President of Austria, has now been removed from its pedestal. The wide street in Vienna named after Gustav Mahler has been renamed Meistersinger Street. The large sum of money subscribed throughout the world for a Gustav Mahler monument has been appropriated without ceremony to one of the usual welfare funds of annexed Austria. I therefore have no scruple in saying openly what I know from experience of persons who live their lives and play their parts in the Third Reich. The doors have been slammed. And not from one side only. All that I say of Richard Strauss is taken from the daily entries in my diary. It should not be forgotten that Richard Strauss, the greatest master of contemporary music in the first defcade of this century, was Gustav Mahlers only rival. Only those who were there at the time, and able to appreciate it, know what Mahler did for Vienna during the glorious years of his reign there. Today Germany is deprived of his music, and the memory of his life and compositions is carefully eflaced. In other countries the great conductors, Willem Mengdberg, Bruno Walter and Otto Klemperer exert themselves on his behalf, and the best of the young conductors follow their example. They keep the torch alight and hand it on, until the day when the doors of his own country are thrown open again and his work is joyfully welcomed there once more
Grand hotel by Vicki Baum( Book )

10 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum's celebrated novel, a Weimar-era bestseller that retains all its verve and luster today. Among the guests of the hotel is Dr. Otternschlag, a World War I veteran whose face has been sliced in half by a shell. Day after day he emerges to read the paper in the lobby, discreetly inquiring at the desk if the letter he's been awaiting for years has arrived. Then there is Grusinskaya, a great ballerina now fighting a losing battle not so much against age as against her fear of it, and Gaigern, a sleek professional thief, who may or may not be made for each other. Herr Preysing also checks in, the director of a family firm that isn't as flourishing as it appears, who would never imagine that Kringelein, his underling, a timorous petty clerk he's bullied for years, has also come to Berlin, determined to live at last now that he's received a medical death sentence. All these characters and more, with their secret fears and hopes, come together and come alive in the pages of Baum's delicious and disturbing masterpiece"--
Tale of Bali by Vicki Baum( Book )

12 editions published between 1937 and 1942 in English and German and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shanghai '37 by Vicki Baum( Book )

15 editions published between 1939 and 1941 in 3 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Traces the lives of nine people: a rickshaw driver, a Chinese gangster, a Russian adventuress, an aristrocratic English drunk, a Jewish doctor, a German musician, a Hawaiian-American man, an English nurse and a Japanese journalist. Their paths cross at the Shanghai Hotel on one day in 1937."--amazon.com
The whistlers' room by Paul Alverdes( Book )

12 editions published between 1929 and 2018 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A gentle, sensitive story of a section in a German hospital where three soldiers try to recover from battle injuries. They are known as the Whistlers, as all were shot in the throat and their breathing results in a sound like the squeaking of mice . The author vividly captures the strong young men the soldiers used to be and the battered, wounded people they have become. Pointner, whose obstinacy in holding onto an English sniper's cap means he is mistaken for the enemy, is the worst injured of the trio. Kollin continually dreams that he is cured, and for a brief, heart-breaking moment his breathing appears to be free when he awakes. The precarious balance of life in the hospital shifts when Harry, an English prisoner of war, becomes another whistler. His initial reception by the other patients, and his eventual acceptance into their group, reminds us of what must be so blatant day-in day-out in a hospital: men are all the same regardless of the country they fight for"--Publisher's description
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse( Book )

6 editions published between 1929 and 1969 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In postwar Germany, a fifty-year-old man regards himself as a dual personality, half man and half wolf." "The hero, Harry Haller ... is torn between his own frustrated artistic idealism and the inhuman nature of modern reality, which, in his eyes, is characterized entirely by philistinism and technology. It is his inability to be a part of the world and the rsulting loneliness and desolation of his existence that cause him to think of himself as a 'Steppenwolf' (wolf of the Steppes). The novel, which is rich in surrealistic imagery throughout, ends in what is called the magic theater, a kind of allegorical sideshow. Here, Haller learns that in order to relate successfully to humanity and reality without sacrificing his ideals, he must overcome his own social and sexual inhibitions." Autobiographical fiction
The storm of steel : from the diary of a German storm-troop officer on the western front by Ernst Jünger( Book )

17 editions published between 1929 and 1985 in English and German and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernst Jünger var tysk højreradikal forfatter, der deltog i både 1.- og 2. Verdenskrig. Under 1. Verdenskrig kæmpede han på Vestfronten i fire år som løjtnant og blev såret 7 gange. Han blev dekoreret med den højeste tyske millitære orden "Pour le Mérite" for tapperhed. I bogen beskriver Ernst Jünger sin deltagelse i skyttegravskrigen på Vestfronten under 1. Verdenskrig, og de slag han deltog i mod britiske og franske tropper
Martin's summer by Vicki Baum( Book )

8 editions published between 1931 and 1942 in English and German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marianne in India and seven other tales by Lion Feuchtwanger( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 1936 in English and German and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale from Bali by Vicki Baum( Book )

9 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in English and German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indonesia - fiction - historical
Sixteen days by Hans Habe( Book )

6 editions published between 1939 and 1940 in English and German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love and death in Bali by Vicki Baum( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set against the backdrop of the Dutch invasion of Bali in 1906, and the resulting 'mass suicide' of the Balinese royalty, the moving story unfolds of the peasant Pak and his family and friends, and the tragedy that is their shared fate. Written within living memory of the bloody events called the puputan (the 'ending'), Love and Death in Bali is the story of a passionate yet peaceful and deeply spiritual people who defy the Dutch imperial forces through an act that would bring them certain death--and certain rebirth."--Page 4 of cover
The riddle of Napoleon by Raoul Brice( Book )

3 editions published in 1937 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treasure of the Sierra Madre by B Traven( Book )

6 editions published between 1934 and 1956 in English and German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three American adventurers decide to invest their resources in a dangerous search for a lost gold mine in the mountains of Mexico
Copse 125 : a chronicle from the trench warfare of 1918 by Ernst Jünger( Book )

5 editions published between 1930 and 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regiment Reichstag; the fight for Berlin, January, 1919 by Kurt Lamprecht( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reinhold : oder, Die verwandelten by Paul Alverdes( Book )

2 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The carreta by B Traven( Book )

2 editions published in 1935 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Carreta is the second of B. Traven's six Jungle Novels which together form an epic of the birth of the Mexican Revolution. The young Indian who is the hero of The Carreta is an ox-cart driver. More sophisticated than most of his companions who work in debt-slavery in the great mahogany plantations, Andrés can read and hopes to go back to his wife. But he labors with no awareness of how really impossible this is. Pressing down on him is the plight of his father, who was also sold to the montería. Andrés believes he can never return to his wife until he repays his father's debt."--Amazon.com
Grand hotel by Vicki Baum( Book )

3 editions published between 1930 and 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A grand hotel in the center of 1920s Berlin serves as a microcosm of the modern world in Vicki Baum's celebrated novel, a Weimar-era bestseller that retains all its verve and luster today. Among the guests of the hotel is Dr. Otternschlag, a World War I veteran whose face has been sliced in half by a shell. Day after day he emerges to read the paper in the lobby, discreetly inquiring at the desk if the letter he's been awaiting for years has arrived. Then there is Grusinskaya, a great ballerina now fighting a losing battle not so much against age as against her fear of it, and Gaigern, a sleek professional thief, who may or may not be made for each other. Herr Preysing also checks in, the director of a family firm that isn't as flourishing as it appears, who would never imagine that Kringelein, his underling, a timorous petty clerk he's bullied for years, has also come to Berlin, determined to live at last now that he's received a medical death sentence. All these characters and more, with their secret fears and hopes, come together and come alive in the pages of Baum's delicious and disturbing masterpiece."--
 
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SteppenwolfThe storm of steel : from the diary of a German storm-troop officer on the western frontA tale from BaliLove and death in BaliCopse 125 : a chronicle from the trench warfare of 1918
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Basil Creighton born:1885-05-19 ied:1989-05-03 Creighton, Basil, 1885-1989

Creighton, Basil

Languages
English (178)

German (27)

Spanish (1)