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Murdoch, Brian 1944-

Overview
Works: 74 works in 363 publications in 3 languages and 12,745 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Stories, plots, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Young adult works  Legends  War stories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other
Classifications: PT2635.E68, 833.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brian Murdoch
Malka by Mirjam Pressler( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malka's world is changing. Jews are no longer welcome in her home town and her family is threatened by Nazi round-ups
Old High German literature by Brian Murdoch( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Germanic literature and culture( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German literature of the early Middle Ages by Brian Murdoch( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed, contextualized picture of the very beginnings of writing in German from around 750 to 1100
The novels of Erich Maria Remarque : sparks of life by Brian Murdoch( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new study of Remarque's novels treats them as a chronicle of the century, but also looks at each one as a work that goes beyond the reflection of historical events."--Jacket
Fighting songs and warring words : popular lyrics of two world wars by Brian Murdoch( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The accepted canon of war poetry usually includes only those underlining patriotic or nationalistic views. This study opens up the view of war poetry with the inclusion of such material as Nazi poetry and song, and the poetry of the atomic bomb
All quiet on the western front by Erich Maria Remarque( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and German and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One by one the boys begin to fall ... In 1914, a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their schoolmaster to troop off to the 'glorious war'. With the fire and patriotism of youth, they sign up. What follows is the moving story of a young 'unknown soldier' experiencing the horror and disillusionment of life in the trenches
The recapitulated fall; a comparative study in mediaeval literature by Brian Murdoch( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Germanic hero : politics and pragmatism in early medieval poetry by Brian Murdoch( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, the author looks at the role the warrior-hero plays within a set of predetermined political and social constraints. The hero if not a sword-wielding barbarian, bent only upon establishing his own fame; such fame-seekers (including some famous medieval literary figures) might even fall outside the definition of the Germanic hero, the real value of whose deeds are given meaning only within the political construct. Individual prowess is not enough. The hero must conquer the blows of fate because he is committed to the conquest of chaos, and over all to the need for social s
Die althochdeutschen poetischen Denkmäler by J. Sidney Groseclose( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in German and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam's grace : fall and redemption in medieval literature by Brian Murdoch( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theme of Adams Grace is the interplay of theology and literature and the use of medieval literary texts to explain the balance of the Fall and the Redemption, the universality of original sin, and the identity of mankind with its first parents, Adam and Eve. Brian Murdoch looks at this interaction of literature and theology across as wide a range of genres and vernaculars as possible."--Jacket
The medieval popular Bible : expansions of Genesis in the Middle Ages by Brian Murdoch( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was meant by the medieval popular Bible - what was presented as biblical narrative to an audience largely unable to read the original biblical texts? Presentations in the vernacular languages of Europe of supposedly biblical episodes were more often than not expanded and interpreted, sometimes very considerably. This book looks at the presentation, the use, and the possible lay reception of the book of Genesis, using as wide a range of medieval genres and vernaculars as possible on a comparative basis down to the Reformation. Literatures taken into consideration include Irish, Cornish, English, French, High and Low German, Spanish, Italian and others. Genesis was an important book, and the focus is on those narrative high points which lend themselves most particularly (it is never exclusive) to literal expansion, even though allegory can also work backwards into the literal narrative. Starting with the devil in paradise (who is not biblical), the book examines what Adam and Eve did afterwards, who killed Cain, what happened in the flood or at the tower of Babel, and ends with a consideration of the careers of Jacob and Joseph.; The book is based on the Speaker's Lectures, given in 2002 in the University of Oxford. BRIAN MURDOCH is Professor of German at the University of Stirling
All quiet on the western front, by Erich Maria Remarque by Brian Murdoch( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay selections include a comparison of All Quiet on the Western Front to Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, a comprehensive survey of the novel's popular and critical reception, an examination of the novel's often overlooked subtleties of tone, characterization, and plot, and Remarque's startling direct style and his relevance to twenty-first-century readers. Previously published essays offer a close reading of the novel and its themes of comradeship, and the devastating effects of war on those who live through them as well as an account of the production and reception of the 1930 film adaptation
Cornish literature by Brian Murdoch( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The apocryphal Adam and Eve in medieval Europe : vernacular translations and adaptations of the Vita Adae et Evae by Brian Murdoch( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores what happened to Adam and Eve after their expulsion from Paradise. Professor Murdoch considers the varied development of the apocryphal material, and presents an analysis of the flourishing medieval tradition of Adam and Eve celebrated in European prose, verse, and drama
Memory and memorials : the commemorative century( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presentations at the March 2000 Stirling War and Memory Conference in Stirling, Scotland, have been selected and tailored to provide a coherent sequence of interlocked essays on the theme of memory within the well-defined parameters of the conference. Scholars of history, art, and literature from across Europe address the evolution of memory and co
Gregorius : an incestuous saint in medieval Europe and beyond by Brian Murdoch( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the apocryphal pope and saint Gregorius was extremely popular throughout the middle ages and later in Europe and beyond. This book traces the story from its English or French origins through its many variations from Iceland to Egypt and from the twelfth to the twenty-first century.--
Im Westen nichts Neues by Erich Maria Remarque( Book )

13 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in German and English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Brian Oliver Murdoch

Murdoch, B. O. 1944-

Murdoch, B. O. (Brian O.), 1944-

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Murdoch, Brian Oliver 1944-

Languages
English (166)

German (19)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Early Germanic literature and cultureGerman literature of the early Middle AgesThe novels of Erich Maria Remarque : sparks of lifeFighting songs and warring words : popular lyrics of two world warsAll quiet on the western frontThe Germanic hero : politics and pragmatism in early medieval poetryAdam's grace : fall and redemption in medieval literatureThe medieval popular Bible : expansions of Genesis in the Middle Ages