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Firchow, Peter Edgerly 1937-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 132 publications in 1 language and 8,190 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Interviews  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree
Classifications: BL51, 201
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Edgerly Firchow
Aldous Huxley, satirist and novelist by Peter Edgerly Firchow( Book )

13 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Envisioning Africa : racism and imperialism in Conrad's Heart of darkness by Peter Edgerly Firchow( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For one hundred years, Heart of Darkness has been among the most widely read and taught novels in the English language. Hailed as an incisive indictment of European imperialism in Africa upon its publication in 1899, more recently it has been repeatedly denounced as racist and imperialist." "Peter Firchow counters these claims, and his rational, carefully argued response allows the charges of Conrad's alleged bias to be evaluated as objectively as possible. He believes that what Conrad saw personally in Africa should not be confused with the Africa he describes in the novel; Heart of Darkness is instead an envisioning and a revisioning of Conrad's experiences in the medium of fiction."--Jacket
The end of Utopia : a study of Aldous Huxley's Brave new world by Peter Edgerly Firchow( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern utopian fictions from H.G. Wells to Iris Murdoch by Peter Edgerly Firchow( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book aims to put the fiction back into utopian fictions. While tracing the development of fiction in the writing of modern utopias, especially in Britain, it seeks to demonstrate in specific ways how those utopias have become increasingly literary--possibly as a reaction not only against the "social scientification" of modern utopias but also in reaction against the modern attempt to institute "utopia" in reality, notably in the former Soviet Union but also in consumerist, late-twentieth-century America. After an introductory discussion of how we understand--and how we should understand--modern utopian fictions, the book provides several examples of the ways in which those understandings affect our appreciation of utopian fiction."--Jacket
The writer's place : interviews on the literary situation in contemporary Britain by Peter Edgerly Firchow( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East German short stories : an introductory anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

W.H. Auden : contexts for poetry by Peter Edgerly Firchow( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"W. H. Auden: Contexts for Poetry is an attempt to consolidate the critical findings of the last quarter century, and then take them a step further in the direction of seeing how some of Auden's most important poems can be better understood against the background of his own intellectual development and the often troubled history of his time. The book is at least as much an attempt to show how a certain type of critical methodology, which combines intellectual and social history, biography and textual analysis, helps to illuminate poems that have hitherto remained imperfectly understood. It also "contextualizes" Auden's poetry within the main parameters of existing Auden criticism, taking into account and evaluating the critical insights of the last two generations of Auden critics. This book is not a "survey" or a guide to all or even most of Auden's poetry, though it does follow the general outlines of Auden's development as a poet and thinker."--Jacket
The death of the German cousin : variations on a literary stereotype, 1890-1920 by Peter Edgerly Firchow( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strange meetings : Anglo-German literary encounters from 1910 to 1960 by Peter Edgerly Firchow( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Building upon his earlier book "The Death of the German Cousin", renowned author Peter Edgerly Firchow focuses "Strange Meetings" on major modern British writers from Eliot to Auden and explores the development of British conceptions and misconceptions of Germany and Germans from 1910 to 1960. While the book does not aim to be inclusive, it casts light on representative places, which will sensitize readers when they encounter similar phenomena in other contexts. The individual chapters highlight particularly significant moments in the problematic relationship between Britain and Germany during the first half of the last century. Firchow focuses on the personal encounter with Germany by Eliot, Lawrence, and Brooke in the years immediately preceding the Great War; on the tragic conflict between vocation and national identity faced by German academics specializing in English literature (especially Shakespeare), as well as by British academics specializing in German literature (especially Goethe), during the First World War; on Christopher Isherwood's formative years in Berlin during the final years of the Weimar Republic; on the appeal of Fascism to British intellectuals and literary figures during the 1930s (especially Yeats, Eliot, and Lawrence); and on the partial and ambiguous post-war reconciliation achieved in W.H. Auden's writings about his life in a German-speaking country from 1957 until his death in 1973. The introduction and conclusion of the book place these encounters in the context of current British views of Germans and vice versa."--Jacket
The abbey : a novel by Alois Brandstetter( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is this case that he has been called upon to investigate and report upon in detail to the Abbot, but his work as a detective, while in its own right interesting and remarkable, is only the pretext for a wide-ranging psychological and spiritual investigation of the condition of postwar Austria: its consumer society, its transformation of religion and history into tourism, and, most important, its failure to look itself squarely in the eye."--Jacket
Reluctant modernists : Aldous Huxley and some contemporaries : a collection of essays by Peter Edgerly Firchow( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldous Huxley : modern satirical novelist of ideas : a collection of essays presented on the occasion of his 65th birthday, September 16, 2006 by Jerome Meckier( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The perennial satirist : essays in honour of Bernfried Nugel, presented on the occasion of his 65th birthday, 13 September 2005( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldous Huxley and the art of satire a study of his prose fiction to Brave New World by Peter Edgerly Firchow( )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homage to George Orwell by Peter Edgerly Firchow( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The voyage to the Houyhnhnms; Swift's utopia by Peter Edgerly Firchow( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aldous Huxley by Peter Edgerly Firchow( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Philosophical fragments, or, A fragment of philosophy by Søren Kierkegaard( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Danish philosopher's influential work, outlining the distinction between Socratic irony and the leap of faith required for Christian belief, argues that freedom, which cannot be understood or proved, is the necessary condition for Christianity. Also includes the unfinished narrative "Johannes Climacus" in which a man sets out to doubt everything - a critique of Cartesian and Hegelian approaches to philosophy
Gespräch mit Tankred Dorst und Ursula Ehler in Ambach am Starnberger See by Tankred Dorst( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Friedrich Schlegels Lucinde and the Fragments by Peter Edgerly Firchow( )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the last century and a half, Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829) has enjoyed a reputation for being the critical grey eminence behind the coming to power of the Romantic Movement. It was Schlegel, in his three series of aphoristic fragments (Lyceum, Athena
 
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Envisioning Africa : racism and imperialism in Conrad's Heart of darkness
Alternative Names
Edgerly Firchow, Peter 1937-

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Firchow, Peter, 1937-2008

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Firchow, Peter E. (Peter Edgerly), 1937-

Firchow, Peter E. (Peter Edgerly), 1937-2008

Peter Edgerly Firchow Literary scholar

Languages
English (122)

Covers
Modern utopian fictions from H.G. Wells to Iris MurdochW.H. Auden : contexts for poetryStrange meetings : Anglo-German literary encounters from 1910 to 1960The abbey : a novelReluctant modernists : Aldous Huxley and some contemporaries : a collection of essaysAldous Huxley : modern satirical novelist of ideas : a collection of essays presented on the occasion of his 65th birthday, September 16, 2006