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Osers, Ewald 1917-2011

Works: 261 works in 640 publications in 3 languages and 13,123 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Biographies  Pictorial works  History  Sources  Stream of consciousness fiction  Science fiction  Romance fiction  Spy fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PG5038.C3, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ewald Osers
Most widely held works by Ewald Osers
And that's the truth by Milan Rúfus( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Heidegger : between good and evil by Rüdiger Safranski( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the century's greatest philosophers, without whom there would be no Sartre, no Foucault, no Frankfurt School, Martin Heidegger was also a man of great failures and flaws, a Faustus who made a pact with the devil of his time, Adolf Hitler. The story of Heidegger's life and philosophy, a quintessentially German story in which good and evil, brilliance and blindness are inextricably entwined and the passions and disasters of a whole century come into play, is told in this biography. Heidegger grew up in Catholic Germany where, for a chance at pursuing a life of learning, he pledged himself to the priesthood. Soon he turned apostate and sought a university position, which set him on the path to becoming the star of German philosophy in the 1920s. Rüdiger Safranski chronicles Heidegger's rise along with the thought he honed on the way, with its debt to Heraclitus, Plato, and Kant, and its tragic susceptibility to the conservatism that emerged out of the nightmare of Germany's loss in World War I.A chronicle of ideas and of personal commitments and betrayals, Safranski's biography combines clear accounts of the philosophy that won Heidegger eternal renown with the fascinating details of the loves and lapses that tripped up this powerful intellectual. Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil does not shy away from full coverage of Heidegger's shameful transformation into a propagandist for the National Socialist regime; nor does it allow this aspect of his career to obscure his accomplishments." -- Publisher's description
The meaning of Hitler by Sebastian Haffner( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and German and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haffner examines Hitler's lifespan, his performance, his successes, errors, intellectual misconceptions, crimes, and his great betrayal of his nation, in this psychological study of Adolf Hitler and his impact on the 20th century
War with the newts by Karel Čapek( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written in 1936, two years before Capek's death and three years before the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, War with the Newts is considered by many to be Capek's greatest book. Working in the "fantastic" satiric tradition of Wells, Orwell, and Vonnegut, Capek chronicles the discovery of a colony of highly intelligent giant salamanders off the coast of an Indonesian island. Capek sardonically details all the reactions of the civilized world - from horror to skepticism, from intellectual fascination to mercantile opportunism - and the ultimate destruction from which it (and the newts) might not escape
The secret conferences of Dr. Goebbels : the Nazi propaganda war, 1939-43 by Germany( Book )

3 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected records and directives from Goebbels' ministerial conferences at the Reich Ministry for Propaganda
The selected poetry of Jaroslav Seifert by Jaroslav Seifert( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Kafka : pictures of a life by Klaus Wagenbach( )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Kafka's writing, Albert Camus tells us, we travel "to the limits of human thought." And in this book, the world's leading Kafka authority conducts us to the deepest reaches of Kafka's own troubled psyche, to reveal the inner workings of the man who gave his name to a central facet of modern experience, the Kafkaesque. Klaus Wagenbach, who wrote the first major critical biography of Kafka, draws upon a wealth of new and recent information to produce a concise but finely nuanced portrait of the author, an ideal introduction to this quintessential figure of modernity." "With extensive reference to Kafka's extraordinary letters and diaries, Wagenbach shows us the author of Metamorphosis and The Trial perpetually caught between the irresistible attractions of the world and his ruthless desire for solitude and isolation. It was this tension, Wagenbach tells us, that gave Kafka's writing its uncanny quality and that haunted his intense, unresolved relationships with women. And it was in this tension that both his misery and mastery inhered, making his one of the most painfully powerful voices of the experience of the twentieth century."--Jacket
Lovely green eyes : a novel by Arnošt Lustig( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After witnessing the suicide of her father and the murder of her mother and brother upon their arrival in Auschwitz, fifteen-year-old Hanka Kaudersova is forced to choose between working in a German military brothel on the eastern front or death
The poetry of Jaroslav Seifert by Jaroslav Seifert( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1984, Jaroslav Seifert (1901-1986) was the first Czech to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Although Seifert lived through the many historic turns of his homeland, his was not a political poetry, except in its constant expression of love for his homeland, its beauties and its values. He was the great poet of Prague, of love, of the senses. His work was unpretentious, lyrical yet irreverent, earthy, charming. Seifert was known for the simplicity of his verse, yet his poems are full of surprises, never what at first they seem. They are marked by imagery that is beautiful or comical, by good, deep values, and by love in all its forms. This is a collection of poetry written throughout his life
The Nazi concentration camps, 1933-1939 : a documentary history( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Weeks after Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, the Nazi regime established the first concentration camps in Germany. Initially used for real and suspected political enemies, the camps increasingly came under SS control and became sites for the repression of social outsiders and German Jews. Terror was central to the Nazi regime from the beginning, and the camps gradually moved toward the center of repression, torture, and mass murder during World War II and the Holocaust. This collection brings together revealing primary documents on the crucial origins of the Nazi concentration camp system in the prewar years between 1933 and 1939, which have been overlooked thus far. Many of the documents are unpublished and have been translated into English for the first time. These documents provide insight into the camps from multiple perspectives, including those of prisoners, Nazi officials, and foreign observers, and shed light on the complex relationship between terror, state, and society in the Third Reich"--
Return to Tibet : Tibet after the Chinese occupation by Heinrich Harrer( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1998 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestselling author of "Seven Years in Tibet" presents this compelling mix of history, religion, and travel writing, which bears witness to the suffering and perseverance of the ancient civilization under Chinese rule
Gustav Klimt landscapes by Gustav Klimt( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ja by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een geleerde die in volkomen isolement leeft doet een wanhopige poging om contact te maken met een medemens
An umbrella from Piccadilly by Jaroslav Seifert( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe from the air by Emil Egli( Book )

5 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein : a biography by Albrecht Fölsing( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive biography of German-born theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, who was best known for his theory of relativity; and examines both his personal and professional life and works
Selected poems by Óndra Łysohorsky( Book )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and German and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scorched earth : the Russian-German war, 1943-1944 by Paul Carell( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of Paul Carrell's Eastern Front study picks up where Hitler Moves East left off. Beginning with the battle of Kursk in July 1943, Carell traverses the vast expanse of the Russian War, from the siege of Leningrad and the fierce battles of the norther front, to the fourth battle of Kharkov, and the evacuation of the Crimea, a withdrawal forbidden by Hitler. The book ends in June of 1944 when the Soviet Armies reach the East Prussian frontier. Hundreds of photographs, situation and campaign maps, a complete index, and a comprehensive bibliography add to this account
The devil's agent : a novel by Hans Habe( Book )

6 editions published between 1957 and 1968 in German and English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The unheroic hero of this controversial story is George Droste, a native of Vienna, whose ironical adaptability to all kinds of situations stems from the fact that he comes from "a long line of waiters." Accidentally and casually he drifts into employment by both the Soviet and the American secret services, which flourished in that divided city on the Danube immediately after the war. His motives are neither patriotism nor political conviction. At first, the whole affair seems to him rather amusing, and an easy way to make some money. But as his assignments take him behind the Iron Curtain, to the United States, to Korea, his moral and emotional entanglement becomes increasingly stronger. He has fallen in love with Nora Guldendag, the wife of a Swedish diplomat who has vanished in the Soviet orbit, and who, presumably, was a British spy. Droste knows about Nora's hatred and contempt for espionage work, and because of his love for her, the conflict over his duplicity mounts. As their relationship develops and their love intensifies, he finds this conflict and turmoil impossible to live with."--Publisher description
Contemporary Macedonian poetry( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Martin Heidegger : between good and evil
Martin Heidegger : between good and evilThe meaning of HitlerWar with the newtsFranz Kafka : pictures of a lifeLovely green eyes : a novelThe poetry of Jaroslav SeifertReturn to Tibet : Tibet after the Chinese occupationJa
Alternative Names
Ewald Osers český spisovatel

Ewald Osers Czech translator

Ewald Osers schrijver uit Tsjechië (1917-2011)

Hart, Walter

Hart, Walter (pseud.)

Osers E.

Osers, E. 1917-2011

Osers, Ewald

Osers, Ewald, 1917-

Osers, Ewald poet

English (113)

German (5)

Czech (4)