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Kalka, Joachim

Overview
Works: 145 works in 257 publications in 2 languages and 1,838 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Popular works  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Interviewee, wat
Classifications: PS3558.E476, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Joachim Kalka
Gaslight : lantern slides from the nineteenth century by Joachim Kalka( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this sparkling essay collection, Joachim Kalka delves into the mythos of the nineteenth century, exploring our fascination with its "auratic gaslight," its mingling of romanticism and modernity, enlightenment and darkness. "To gaze back at the nineteenth century is to confront an era which. easily inspires a kind of sentimental scorn. And yet in this era's depths lie all the things that grin at us today with the Medusa's gaze of the unsolvable problem." Here we find the roots of our contemporary preoccupations: gender roles and sexuality, terrorism and technology, mad scientists and serial killers, kitsch and commodification. With wit and erudition, Kalka musters a wealth of (pop) cultural references to draw illuminating connections between Schiller and the surveillance state, Balzac and Billy Wilder, Mickey Mouse and the arms race, the cake fights of Laurel and Hardy and the wedding cake of Madame Bovary. With a keen feel for buried tensions and ironies, he probes the suppressed biography of Wagner's Brunnhilde, or such grotesque historical phenomena as the symbiosis between anti-Semitism and German gemutlichkeit. Kalka brings the nineteenth century to life with all its contradictions, aspirations, and absurdities, inviting us to reexamine that era and our own, and the stories we tell ourselves about history"--
Never ending stories : the loop in art, film, architecture, music, literature, and cultural history by Aleida Assmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In today's world, the loop seems to be virtually ubiquitous--whether in music, on the internet, in video art, or in hotel lobbies and living rooms, where monitors present the endless crackling of an open fire or fish swim around in aquariums. At the same time, the self-contained circuit, the endless loop, has been an essential topos of cultural history and philosophy since antiquity. With "Never-Ending Stories", the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg presents, for the first time worldwide, a formally and thematically, as well as spatially and temporally wide-ranging research project dedicated to the interdisciplinary phenomenon of the endless loop in art, film, architecture, music, literature and cultural history."--[www.kunstmuseum-wolfsburg.de/exhibitions/never-ending-s tories-the-loop-in-art-film-architecture-music-literature-and-cu ltural-history]
Redeeming laughter : the comic dimension of human experience by Peter L Berger( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humor, both ubiquitous and contextual, is a very specific and thus fragile element of the expression of human thought. In this volume, Peter L. Berger examines the nature of the comical and its relationship to other human experiences. Initially published in 1997, the second edition includes a new preface, including observations by Berger about the relationship between modernity and humor
Cinéma : Arbeiten zum Film by Jean Améry( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sokrates. Apologie der Pluralität by Hannah Arendt( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in German and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Arendt dachte zeitlebens im Horizont Sokrates'. Schon in den amerikanischen Anfängen stellte sie den Lehrer Platons in den Mittelpunkt ihrer Versuche, ein politisch relevantes und persönlich haltbares Denken für die Moderne zu begründen. Meisterhaft entfaltet diese Vorlesung aus den 50er Jahren eine Apologie der menschlichen Pluralität. So wendet sich Arendt gegen die platonische Versuchung, der Relativität der möglichen Wahrheiten mit der absoluten Autorität eines wegweisenden Denkansatzes begegnen zu wollen. Entscheidend ist für Arendt der innere Dialog, den Sokrates philosophisch initiierte. Zudem hebt sie die Kommunikation unter Bürgern und Freunden hervor, die im Austausch der Meinungen gemeinsame Perspektiven der Weltgestaltung eröffnen könne. In den Erinnerungen 'In Hannah Arendts Seminar' berichtet ihr letzter Assistent Jerome Kohn, wie sich entlang platonischer Texte das gemeinsame Nachdenken mit der Philosophin an der New School of Social Research gestaltete. (Quelle: www.buchhandel.de)
Gesellige Einsamkeit : ausgewählte Essays zur LiteraturnBand 2 by Friedhelm Kemp( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoch unten : das Triviale in der Hochkultur by Joachim Kalka( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesellige Einsamkeit : ausgewählte Essays zur Literatur by Friedhelm Kemp( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedhelm Kemp was an important translator, a great publisher and mediator of German literature, and a critic of elegant sovereignty, who always had surprising connections with surprising insights. The compilation of essays, appraisals, interpretations and reviews by Joachim Kalka gives an impression of Kemp's diverse interests, his comprehensive knowledge and his subtle poetic prowess, to which his persistent reflection on questions of translation belongs. The focus is on the selection in the European Baroque, the Goethe period and, above all, the poetry of classical modernism in France and Germany. It shows Kemp's high critical competency, his watchfulness of curiosity in passing through various literary landscapes, and his admirable ability to combine passion of judgment and elegance of form
Phantome der Aufklärung : von Geistern, Schwindlern und dem Perpetuum Mobile by Joachim Kalka( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays über 3 wahre Begebenheiten im 18. Jahrhundert, die dokumentieren, dass trotz Aufklärungs-Zeitalter die Menschen immer auch anfällig sind für Scharlatanerie
Erlösender Glaube? : Fragen an das Christentum by Peter L Berger( )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main description: German translation of the English title 'Questions of Faith', published in 2004.What can one believe in? Can modern man hope for redemption?What was and is so special about Jesus? These are among the fundamental questions addressed by the American sociologist of religion, Peter L. Berger, in this engaging exploration of faith in modern times
Prag in Schwarz und Gold : sieben Momente im Leben einer europäischen Stadt by Peter Demetz( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York September 11 by Magnum Photos( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a photographic chronicle of the destruction of the World Trade Center in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and includes classic photographs of the Twin Towers taken over the twenty-five years of their existence
Schreiben / Glauben : Miszellen zu Literatur und Religion( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Katze, der Regen, das Totenreich : Ehrfurchtsnotizen by Joachim Kalka( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernste Fragen : Essays by Erwin Chargaff( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialekt, Dialekte( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lebensfragen( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lebensfragen( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Street corner society : die Sozialstruktur eines Italienerviertels by William Foote Whyte( )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu dui mei guo bo shi dun shi de yi da li ren pin min qu he yi yi qing nian de sheng huo zhuang kuang, Fei zheng shi zu zhi de nei bu jie gou, Huo dong fang shi ji ta men yu zhou wei she hui de guan xi zuo le ji lu he fen xi
Closing time : a novel by Joseph Heller( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sequel to Catch-22, the 1961 humorous bestseller about a group of American airmen during World War II. The novel follows many of the same characters in their current escapades--mainly to do with selling defense equipment to the Pentagon. In addition, there are their views on the decline of America
 
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Alternative Names
Joachim Kalka deutscher Übersetzer und Literaturkritiker

Joachim Kalka Duits vertaler

Joachim Kalka German translator

Joachim Kalka traductor alemán

Kalka, J. 1948-

Languages
German (68)

English (6)