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Chalmers, Martin

Works: 95 works in 289 publications in 2 languages and 8,625 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Sources  Fiction  Autobiographies  Personal narratives  Novels  Biographies  Political fiction  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Adapter, Author of introduction, tra
Classifications: PC2064.K5, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Martin Chalmers
Most widely held works by Martin Chalmers
Not I : memoirs of a German childhood by Joachim C Fest( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historian shares the story of his childhood and youth during which he experienced World War II in a German household opposed to the Nazis and was forced to come to terms with his father's strong political convictions
I will bear witness : a diary of the Nazi years by Victor Klemperer( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprises the first installment of the daily diaries of Victor Klemperer
Women as lovers by Elfriede Jelinek( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Austria, two women get their man. Brigitte resorts to sex to ensnare Heinz-the-electrician, Paula uses good food to land Erich-the-woodcutter. Unfortunately, by the time wedding bells ring, both women are a little tired of their catch
Europe, Europe : forays into a continent by Hans Magnus Enzensberger( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this highly acclaimed and entertaining book, already "among the touchstones of the new travel writing" (Newsweek), one of West Germany's leading authors takes us on an insider's tour of Europe in the recent past. Focusing on Italy, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, and Portugal, he describes how Europe has been moving toward a new identity. Enzensberger makes a witty and knowledgeable traveling companion, delving into surprising corners and byways'from the back alleys of Budapest to the halls of the Italian mint'and striking up conversations with everyone from bankers to revolutionaries, astrologers to apparatchiks. In the process, he suggests that Europe's strength lies increasingly in embracing diversity and improvisation, not bigness and regimentation. He enables us to see with fresh eyes one of the most exciting parts of the world today. From the Trade Paperback edition
Greed : a novel by Elfriede Jelinek( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Janisch is an ambitious but frustrated country policeman who talks to a lot of people in the line of duty, particularly women. Things go from bad to worse for Janisch and the women who fall for him. Someone sees and knows too much, and soon there's a body in a lake and a murderer to be caught
Civil wars : from L.A. to Bosnia by Hans Magnus Enzensberger( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Civil Wars, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Germany's most astute literary and political critic, chronicles the global changes taking place as the result of evolving notions of nationalism, loyalty, and community. Enzensberger sees similar forces at work around the world, from America's racial uprisings in Los Angeles to the outright carnage in the former Yugoslavia. He argues that previous approaches to class or generational conflict have failed us, and that we are now confronted with an "autism of violence": a tendency toward self-destruction and collective madness.--Publisher
The passport by Herta Müller( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Passport is a novel whose subject is a German village in Romania caught between the stifling hopelessness of Ceausecu's dictatorship and the glittering temptations of the West. Stories from the past are woven together with the problems Windisch, the village miller, faces after he applies for permission to migrate to West Germany. Herta Muller describes with poetic attention to the dreams and superstitions, conflicts and oppression of a forgotten region. In The Passport's sparse language, she captures the forlorn plight of a trapped people
Prose by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His manner of speaking, like that of all the subordinated, excluded, was awkward, like a body full of wounds, into which at any time anyone can strew salt, yet so insistent, that it is painful to listen to him. (From T̀he Carpenter')" "Prose, seven stories by Thomas Bernhard, was first published in German in 1967 and is now appearing in English for the first time. Written at the same time as Bernhard's early novels Frost, Gargoyles and The Lime Works, the stories here display the same obsessions, restlessness and mastery of language. The narrators of these stories lack the strength to do anything but listen and then write, the reader in turn becoming a captive listener, deciphering the traps laid by memory and the mere words, the never-ending words with which we try to pin it down. Words which are always close to driving the narrator crazy b̀ut yet not completely crazy'."--Jacket
The wedding in Auschwitz : an incident by Erich Hackl( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rudi Friemel fights for the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. When the Republican Front collapses, he is interned in France, sent to a Gestapo prison in Vienna, and then on to Auschwitz. From the camp, he petitions to be allowed to marry Marga, his sweetheart and the mother of his child. Eventually his petition is granted. The officials who spend all their time registering the deaths now register a marriage. A survivor reports: 'It was a victory - a proof that we were still alive - though we knew our lives hung by a thread, a whim.' Restrained and compassionate, based on real events, The Wedding in Auschwitz is a stark reminder of how, in the middle of the twentieth century, history determined the lives of individuals."--Jacket
Stories of Mr. Keuner by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silences of Hammerstein : a German story by Hans Magnus Enzensberger( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enzensberger's latest book is a documentary, a collage of documents, narration, fictional interviews around the lives of the German general Kurt von Hammerstein and his wife and children. A member of an old military family, a brilliant staff officer, last commander of the German army before Hitler seized power, Hammerstein was nevertheless an idiosyncratic character. Too old perhaps to be a resister - he died in 1943 - he retained an independence of mind which marks him out from most of his army colleagues."--Jacket
Immer noch Sturm by Peter Handke( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Handke, a giant of Austrian literature, has produced decades of fiction, poetry, and drama informed by some of the most tumultuous events in modern history. But even as these events shaped his work, the presence of his mother—a woman whose life spanned the Weimar Republic, both world wars, and the postwar consumer economy—loomed even larger. In Storm Still, Handke’s most recent work, he returns to the land of his birth, the Austrian province of Carinthia. There on the Jaunfeld, the plain at the center of Austria’s Slovenian settlement, the dead and the living of a family meet and talk. Composed as a series of monologues, Storm Still chronicles both the battle of the Slovene minority against Nazism and their love of the land. Presenting a panorama that extends back to the author’s bitter roots in the region, Storm Still blends penetrating prose and poetic drama to explore Handke’s personal history, taking up themes from his earlier books and revisiting some of their characters. In this book, the times of conflict and peace, war and prewar, and even the seasons themselves shift and overlap. And the fate of an orchard comes to stand for the fate of a people
Not me : memoirs of a German childhood by Joachim C Fest( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Div><p>Few other historians have shaped our understanding of the Third Reich as Joachim Fest. Fierce and intransigent, German-born Fest was a relentless interrogator of his nation's modern history. His analysis,<i>The Face of the Third Reich</i>, his biographies of Adolf Hitler and Albert Speer and his descriptions of the last days in the Fuhrer's bunker have all reached a worldwide audience of millions. But how did the young Fest, born in 1926, personally experience National Socialism, the Second World War and a catastrophically defeated Germany?</p><p></p><p>In<i> Not Me,</i> the memoir of his childhood and youth, Joachim Fest chronicles his own extraordinary early life, providing an intimate portrait of those dark years of conflict. Whether describing his Catholic home in a Berlin suburb, his father's resistance of the regime and subsequent teaching ban, his own expulsion from school, or Aunt Dolly's introductions to the operatic world, these are the long-awaited personal reflections of a born observer the exactitude of whose prose is as sharp as the memories he describes.</p></div>
Children and fools by Erich Fried( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-four stories by an Austrian poet who writes on familiar subjects from a new angle. In St. George and His Dragon, the dragon and St. George are friends, and the dragon's death is a mercy killing
The devil's blind spot : tales from the new century by Alexander Kluge( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 173 stories collected in Alexander Kluge's The Devil's Blind Spot range from a dozen pages to just half a page in length: these tales, like novels in pill form, are arranged in five chapters. The first group illustrates the little-known virtues of the Devil; the second explores love (from Kant to the opera); the third (entitled "Sarajevo Is Everywhere") addresses power; the fourth considers the cosmos; and the fifth ranges all our "knowledge" against our feelings."--Jacket
A history of clouds : 99 meditations by Hans Magnus Enzensberger( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Then again they hang low above us, heavy, for week and we sit and ponder in then shadow, that, shot with grey, casts no shadow, unhappy, until at last the sleepy blanket parts, a warm wind blows, all of a sudden the air is full of electric spirits, and we rush out of our houses, prancing in the reeling brightness of our dealings, while up there the artists of the sky, at last awake after long apathy, deliver their selfless performance." "Hans Magnus Enzensberger celebrates the tenacity of normality in everyday life, where the sutvival of the objects we use without thinking---a pair of scissors, perhaps---is both the victory of the unheroic and a reminder of our own transitoriness. The poems, laconic and conversational, sceptical and serene, culminate in the extended set of observations which gives the collection its title, Clouds, alien and yet symbols of human life, at once a central metaphor of the Western poetic tradition and t̀he most fleeting of all masterpieces' are with us always and yet will get on perfectly well without us. C̀loud archaeology, ' writes Enzensberger, is a sceince for angels'."--Jacket
To the bitter end : the diaries of Victor Klemperer, 1942-1945 by Victor Klemperer( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of Victor Klemperer's diary covers the period from the beginning of the Holocaust to the end of the war, telling the story of Klemperer's increasing isolation, his near miraculous survival, and his growing awareness of the Holocaust as his friends and associates disappeared
I shall bear witness : the diaries of Victor Klemperer, 1933-41 by Victor Klemperer( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Father Beale declares his innocence, Ben and his team feverishly work to build a defense that will deliver the man of God from a date with the death chamber. But each new revelation that emerges in the packed courtroom only serves to tilt the scales increasingly in the prosecution's favor. And Father Beale's own shocking testimony ignites a firestorm of controversy that could doom his last best hope for acquittal." "In his heart and in his gut, Ben knows Father Beale is innocent. But proving it means taking a leap of faith that will plunge Ben into the whirlpools of dark secrets and dangerous intentions that surround St. Benedict's. And ultimately, it will force the idealistic attorney to confront the chilling face of evil in the most unexpected of places."--Jacket
Der Luftangriff auf Halberstadt am 8. April 1945 by Alexander Kluge( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 8, 1945, several American bomber squadrons were informed that their German targets were temporarily unavailable due to cloud cover. As it was too late to turn back, the assembled ordnance of more than two hundred bombers was diverted to nearby Halberstadt. A mid-sized cathedral town of no particular industrial or strategic importance, Halberstadt was almost totally destroyed, and a then-thirteen-year-old Alexander Kluge watched his town burn to the ground
Apostolic and modern missions by Martin Chalmers( Book )

5 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Not I : memoirs of a German childhood
I will bear witness : a diary of the Nazi yearsWomen as loversGreed : a novelThe passportProseThe wedding in Auschwitz : an incidentStories of Mr. KeunerThe silences of Hammerstein : a German story
Alternative Names
Martin Chalmers British historian and translator

Martin Chalmers Brits historicus (1948-2014)

Martin Chalmers historien et traducteur britannique

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