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Rezzori, Gregor von

Works: 230 works in 1,074 publications in 9 languages and 7,844 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Biographies  Autobiographies  Satire  Satirical literature  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Humor 
Roles: Author, Actor, Creator, Contributor, Editor, Illustrator, Other, Librettist, wst, Scenarist, Honoree, Author of introduction
Classifications: PT2635.E98, 833.912
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Memoirs of an anti-Semite by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and Swedish and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elusive narrator of this beautifully written, complex, and powerfully disconcerting novel is the scion of a decayed aristocratic family from the farther reaches of the defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire. In five psychologically fraught episodes, he revisits his past, from adolescence to middle age, a period that coincides with the twentieth century's ugliest years. Central to each episode is what might be called the narrator's Jewish Question. He is no Nazi. To the contrary, he is apolitical, accommodating, cosmopolitan. He has Jewish friends and Jewish lovers, and their Jewishness is a matter of abiding fascination to him. His deepest and most defining relationship may even be the strange dance of attraction and repulsion that throughout his life he has conducted with this forbidden, desired, inescapable, imaginary Jewish other. And yet it is just this relationship that has blinded him to'and makes him complicit in'the terrible realities of his era. Lyrical, witty, satirical, and unblinking, Gregor von Rezzori's most controversial work is an intimate foray into the emotional underworld of modern European history
The death of my brother Abel by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristides Subicz, guionista de cine, vividor, dandy y memorioso centroeuropeo con aspiraciones de convertirse en escritor, recibe de un afamado agente literario el encargo de contar la sinopsis de su largamente planeada novela en tres frases". Diecinueve años ha estado Subicz acumulando material para esa obra que, en sus ínfulas, ha de convertirse en la obra maestra de la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Un caudal de historias que sólo tienen como fin el de ser contadas para crear el collage inextricable de una identidad literaria que únicamente es factible mediante el asesinato de cada uno de nuestros álter egos
The Orient-Express by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

30 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The unnamed protagonist of this brilliantly written, powerfully affecting novel - by the critically acclaimed author of Memoirs of an Anti-Semite and The Snows of Yesteryear - is Central European by birth but American since World War II: a man shaped in equal measure by the breeding and wealth he inherited and the cynicism he mastered on his own. Suddenly, without warning or farewell, he removes himself from the arena of his daily life: from his work, his wife, his home, all his commitments. An inarticulate impatience has impelled him from New York to San Francisco, Honolulu, Tokyo, Bangkok, "from one laminated plastic luxury hostelry to another," until he arrives in Venice. Now he has purchased a ticket on the newly refurbished Orient-Express - deeply familiar to him from his childhood, from the time when it was the perfect expression of the world it traversed, the world blasted apart by the war." "The legendary train he boards has become a "dream vehicle" that promises to turn back the clock. Yet looking out the window, he can plainly tell from the deformed postwar landscape that the present epoch cannot be escaped so easily. And this glaring contradiction plunges him into reflection on the old Europe and the new, the world into which he was born and what it has become: a banal and unconvincing imitation of its former self. And as his journey progresses - through the night and into the next day, through dramatic and erotic, hilarious and dreadful encounters with other passengers, through the labyrinth of his memory - he is forced to consider whether he too has not become a mere imitation of his former self, truer to the sharp image and impact of his American passport than to his unresolved European inner life." "With all the rich musicality and sparkling irony, the dark brooding and light-filled wit that are his hallmark, Gregor von Rezzori gives us, in The Orient-Express, a piercing psychological study of a man who lives schizophrenically, with pride divided between Old World and New - neither of them whole, neither wholly sustaining. And beyond that, he gives us a profound commentary on a civilization: a once-sublime reality, now doomed to self-parody and extinction."--BOOK JACKET
An ermine in Czernopol by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set just after World War I, An Ermine in Czernopol centers on the tragicomic fate of Tildy, an erstwhile officer in the army of the now-defunct Austro-Hungarian Empire, determined to defend the virtue of his cheating wife at any cost. Rezzori surrounds Tildy with a host of fantastic characters, engaging us in a kaleidoscopic experience of a city where nothing is as it appears--a city of discordant voices, of wild ugliness and heartbreaking disappointment, in which, however, 'laughter was everywhere, part of the air we breathed, a crackling tension in the atmosphere, always ready to erupt in showers of sparks or discharge itself in thunderous peals.'"--Page 4 of cover
Oedipus at Stalingrad by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pre-World War II Berlin, a man rises in society by dressing well and frequenting the right night clubs. Eventually he hits the jackpot by marrying the daughter of a munitions tycoon. A study of social climbing by the author of Memoirs of an Anti-Semite
Maghrebinische Geschichten by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

99 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das utopische Land Maghrebinien ist das Mythenland Rezzorischen Witzes. In diesen tolldreisten Lügengeschichten aus balkanischen Essenzen feiern Boccaccio und Aretino Wiederauferstehung
Ein Hermelin in Tschernopol. Ein maghrebinischer Roman by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

43 editions published between 1958 and 2004 in German and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Maghrebinien hängt viel ab von der Ehre und ihrer Unversehrtheit. selbst ein Hermelin stirbt, sagt man dort, wenn sein Vlies befleckt wird. Die bedrohte Ordnung verlangt ihre Opfer. Das erfährt auch Husarenmajor Nikolaus Tildy, der zugrunde geht, weil ein Schatten auf den Ruf seiner Frau fällt. Tildy ist ein aristokratischer Sonderling, der in Tschernopol stationiert ist, der Hauptstadt jenes imaginären Gebildes Magrebinien, in dem wir ein Reich beschrieben finden, von dessen Niedergang auch schon Joseph Roth und Sandor Marai erzählt haben
Memoiren eines Antisemiten : e. Roman in 5 Erzählungen by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in German and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hussar by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in English and German and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oedipus siegt bei Stalingrad : Ein Kolportageroman by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

17 editions published between 1954 and 1979 in German and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über dem Kliff : Erzählung by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cuando un joven aristócrata de las postrimerías del imperio austrohúngaro se enfrenta a un cisne feroz que asesina a todas las aves de sus dominios, lo hace para preservar su estatuto señorial ante los campesinos ¿y también para impresionar a la hermana que desata todo tipo de pasiones incestuosas? Con gran maestría, Rezzori hace confluir el paso a la edad adulta con el ocaso de una época cuya solemnidad se muestra ya ridícula, como si estuviera a la espera de que la historia llegara para arrasarla de una vez por todas. En el cuento que da título a este volumen encontramos a un tallador de esculturas de la Virgen que lleva una vida de ermitaño al borde de un vertiginoso acantilado. Con un tono narrativo que mezcla el relato policíaco con la angustia existencial que entraña la creación artística, y que combina lo erótico con lo grotesco, cierto humor negro con una sugerente atmósfera onírica, el escultor pasa sus días atormentándose con el recuerdo de una pintora brutalmente asesinada, y se debate entre sus vanos esfuerzos por encontrar al culpable del crimen o seguir manteniendo sus discusiones mentales con la difunta, a quien intenta convencer, incluso más allá de la tumba, del valor artístico de sus tallas. En la historia que cierra el libro, el hijo de un militar y una reputada diseñadora italiana, acostumbrado al lujo y a la disipación, y que vive bajo el ala materna, conocerá a una joven radical de izquierdas que provocará un vuelco en su existencia, con consecuencias imprevistas. Estos cuentos pueden leerse como distintas señales de autodesprecio de sociedades e individuos que se sienten en falta frente a su propio destino y que inevitablemente se sumen en un agujero más profundo conforme buscan la salida. Con su escritura elegante y precisa, Rezzori hace estallar frente a nuestros ojos mundos enteros que de pronto se tornan antiguos, dejando a sus lectores la tarea de recoger los hermosos fragmentos que consignan el tránsito entre épocas." -- Cubierta
The snows of yesteryear : portraits for an autobiography by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vijf schetsen met jeugdherinneringen van de auteur/acteur
Der arbeitslose König : Maghrebinische Märchen by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

15 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in German and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoires van een antisemiet by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografisch getint relaas over een Oostenrijkse landjonker die in de eerste helft van de 20e eeuw de antisemitische traditie van zijn milieu wil doorbreken
Der Schwan : eine Erzählung by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in German and French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greif zur Geige Frau Vergangenheit : Roman by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kain : das letzte Manuskript by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mir auf der Spur by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First meeting with the hussar by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and German and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of Maghrebinia by Gregor von Rezzori( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.59 (from 0.38 for Memoirs of ... to 0.92 for Rezzoriana ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Oedipus at Stalingrad
The Orient-ExpressAn ermine in CzernopolOedipus at StalingradThe snows of yesteryear : portraits for an autobiographyAnecdotage : a summation
Alternative Names
Arezzo Gregor Arnulph Hilarius d'

Gregor von Rezzori

Gregor von Rezzori Austrian journalist, actor and writer

Gregor von Rezzori Oostenrijks acteur

Gregor von Rezzori scrittore, attore e artista austriaco

Recori, Gregor fon 1914-1998

Rezori, Gregor von

Rezori, Gregor von 1914-

Rezori, Gregor von 1914-1998

Rezzori d'Arezzo, Gregor von

Rezzori d'Arezzo, Gregor von 1914-1998

Rezzori, Gregor Arnulpf Herbert Hilarius von 1914-1998

Rezzori, Gregor von

Rezzori, Gregor von, 1914-1998

Rezzori, Gregor von 1914-1998 d'Arezzo

Rezzori, Gregor von d'Arezzo 1914-1998

Von Rezzori, Gregor

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Von Rezzori, Gregor 1914-1998

Von Rezzori, Gregori

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German (347)

English (97)

Italian (23)

French (19)

Spanish (11)

Romanian (8)

Swedish (2)

Dutch (2)

Czech (1)