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Kross, Jaan

Works: 274 works in 860 publications in 20 languages and 3,674 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Operas  Art music  Biography  Vocal scores  Scores  Biographical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Translator, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PH666.21.R6, 894.54532
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jaan Kross
The czar's madman : a novel by Jaan Kross( Book )

95 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Same time a powerful vision of human emotion: honor and knavery, greed and sacrifice, love and desire. The Czar's Madman combines the elements of a gripping historical novel with the profound sensibilities of a great writer wrestling with the deepest moral issues of our day. The Czar's Madman was awarded the Literature Prize of Amnesty International's French affiliate in 1990
Professor Martens' departure by Jaan Kross( Book )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 11 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections of a spineless judge in tsaristRussia as he travels in a train for a holiday. At the end ofthe trip he concludes it's people like him, just doing theirjob and avoiding trouble, who bring about dictatorships. The author was a political prisoner
Tussen drie plagen by Jaan Kross( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part in an epic historical trilogy - The Estonian answer to Wolf Hall - by the nation's greatest modern writer Jaan Kross's trilogy dramatises the life of the renowned Livonian Chronicler Balthasar Russow, whose greatest work described the effects of the Livonian War on the peasantry of what is now Estonia. Russow is a diamond in the rough, a thoroughly modern man in an Early Modern world, rising from humble origins to greatness through wit and learning alone. As Livonia is used as a political football by the warring powers of Russia, Sweden, Poland and Lithuania, he continues to climb the greasy pole of power and influence. Even as a boy, Russow has the happy knack of being in the right place and saying the right thing at the right time. He is equally at home acting as friend and confidante to his ambitious patron and as champion for his humble rural relatives. Can anything halt his vertiginous rise? Like most young men he is prey to temptations of the flesh
Treading air by Jaan Kross( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Treading Air follows the life of Ullo Paerand through thirty years of violent upheaval in Estonia." "Ullo is a talented boy with a remarkable memory. Deserted by his father as a child, he is forced to rely on his ingenuity to fight for a better future and, in due course, comes to hold an important position in the Prime Minister's office. Following the Soviet and German occupations, fate disappoints Ullo a second time. Deflected from his honest career, he works with the nationalists for the restoration of the Estonian Republic, but, when offered a chance of escape by a representative of the Vatican, he chooses to remain in his country. Thus he resigns himself to a life of menial labour in an Estonia very different from that of his youth and his dreams, Jaan Kross's narrative unfolds in stories imparted to an unknown "author" by the elderly Ullo. Shortly before the end, a teasing ambiguity suffuses his tale, but Ullo dies before he is able to answer the final question about his life."--BOOK JACKET
Die Frauen von Wesenberg oder Der Aufstand der Bürger : Roman by Jaan Kross( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sailing against the wind : a novel by Jaan Kross( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kolme katku vahel; Balthasar Russowi romaan by Jaan Kross( Book )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in Estonian and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tabamatus : Jüri Vilmsi romaan by Jaan Kross( Book )

27 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce roman met en parallèle la destinée du narrateur, ancien journaliste, contraint à la clandestinité durant l'occupation de son pays par les nazis en 1941, et celle de Jüri Vilms (1889-1918), héros national de l'Estonie et créature de cette République balte
Vier Monologe anno domini 1506 : historische Novellen by Jaan Kross( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrano de Bergerac by E Tamberg( Recording )

6 editions published in 2004 in Estonian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conspiracy & other stories by Jaan Kross( Book )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by an Estonian on the daily dilemmas of living in a society ruled by a dictatorship. Thus, trying to stay out of politics is often a disguised form of collaboration and personal survival may require sacrificing a friend. The author spent five years in a Soviet gulag
Barbara von Tisenhusen : opera in three acts by Eduard Tubin( Recording )

3 editions published in 1991 in Estonian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Klio silma all by Jaan Kross( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Väljakaevamised by Jaan Kross( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taevakivi by Jaan Kross( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wikmani poisid by Jaan Kross( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in Estonian and Finnish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara von Tisenhusen : ooper kolmes vatuses ja üheksas pildis by Eduard Tubin( )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kolmandad mäed by Jaan Kross( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Verschwörung : Erzählungen by Jaan Kross( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tahtamaa : romaan by Jaan Kross( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Estonian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Jaan Kross

Jaan Kross écrivain estonien

Jaan Kross escritor estoniano

Jaan Kross escritor estonio

Jaan Kross Estisch schrijver

Jaan Kross estlandsk manusforfattar og skribent

Jaan Kross estlandsk manusforfatter og skribent

Jaan Kross estlandsk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Jaan Kross estnischer Schriftsteller

Jaan Kross Eston Yazar

Jaan Kross Estonian writer

Jaan Kross észt író, forgatókönyvíró, műfordító, 1920-2007

Jaan Kross pisarz estoński

Jaan Kross scriitor estonian

Jaan Kross scrittore estone

Jaan Kross virolainen kirjailija ja runoilija

Jāns Kross

Krosas Janas

Krosas Janas 1920-2007

Kross, Âan.

Kross, I︠A︡an

Kross Jaan

Kross, Jan 1920-2007

Kross, Jāns.

Kross, Jāns 1920-2007

Krossi Jaan

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Кросс, Яан 1920-2007

Кросс, Яан Янович.

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