WorldCat Identities

Mitchell, Michael 1941-

Works: 62 works in 157 publications in 1 language and 8,661 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bibliography  History  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  Legends  Book reviews  Love stories  Psychological fiction  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PZ3.K11, 833.912
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Mitchell
Austria by Michael Mitchell( )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The trial by Franz Kafka( )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Someone must have been telling tales about Josef K. for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.'A successful professional man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. The mysterious court which conducts his trial is outwardly co-operative, but capable of horrific violence. Faced with this ambiguous authority, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure. He consults various advisers without escaping his fate. Was there some way out that he failed to see? Kafka's unfinished novel has been read as a study of
Where tigers are at home by Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A writer's family life unravels when he begins editing an odd, unpublished biography, his ex-wife embarks on a dangerous geological expedition, his daughter travels on sexually charged trips, and the writer descends into madness
The Himmler Brothers : a German family history by Katrin Himmler( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Katrin Himmler's examination of the Himmler story reveals the gulf between the 'normality' of bourgeois family life and the horrors perpetrated by one member. This family memoir provides essential new information on the private life and background of one of the twentieth- century's most notorious killers - not a lone evil executioner, but a middle-class family man, loved and fully supported by his respectable German family. It also offers a unique account of one women's attempt to deal with her chilling inheritance. --from publisher description
The spoke : [a Sergeant Studer mystery] by Friedrich Glauser( Book )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man is found murdered, with a bicycle spoke in his back. A suspect is arrested but too quickly thinks Sergeant Studer
The Chinaman by Friedrich Glauser( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Sergeant Studer mystery
Thumbprint by Friedrich Glauser( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death of a traveling salesman appears to be an open and shut case. Studer is confronted with an obvious suspect and a confession to the murder. But nothing is what it seems. Envy, hatred, and the corrosive power of money lie just beneath the surface. Studer's investigation soon splinters the glassy faade of Switzerland's tidy villages and manicured forests
Eros by Helmut Krausser( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Young Alex comes of age under Hitler and Allied air raids. His parents die tragically; he narrowly escapes death himself, eventually taking over the family armament business, which continues to thrive after the war. Throughout his life, von Brücken (as he's called as an adult) pines for Sofie Kurtz, the daughter of workers at the family factory, who was his first kiss at 14. For Sophie, Alex is a blip on her childhood radar, but Alex uses his influence to track and even shape the course of Sophie's life as she moves from kindergarten teacher to Red Army Front revolutionary to demoralized exile in the German Democratic Republic"--Provided by Publishers Weekly
The black mirror and other stories : an anthology of science fiction from Germany & Austria ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handsomely equipped with a comprehensive introductory historical essay, editor's notes and selected bibliography, this distinguished anthology is a model of genre research. These previously untranslated stories, published from 1871 onward, offer reading virtually unknown to most American (and many German) readers. Some authors combine scientific and philosophical issues, like Kurd Lasswitz in his witty tale "To the Absolute Zero of Existence: A Story from 2371," while others, as in Erik Simon's 1983 title story, pose psychological puzzles involving alien phenomena. Though the earlier stories in particular demand painstaking reading, all of them repay it with rewarding insights into German and Austrian culture and the many possible uses and misuses of science
The Golem by Gustav Meyrink( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a jeweler and art restorer living in the ghetto of Prague
The great Bagarozy by Helmut Krausser( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychiatrist Cora Dulz falls in love with her new patient who, in turn, is obsessed with the dead opera singer Maria Callas
The Babel guide to German fiction in English translation : Austria, Germany, Switzerland by Ray Keenoy( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simplicissimus by Hans Jakob Christoph von Grimmelshausen( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das schriftliche Werk by Oskar Kokoschka( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plays and poems by Oskar Kokoschka( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Oskar Kokoschka was one of the major painters of the first half of the twentieth century. He was born in Pochlarn on the Danube, studied in Vienna, was badly wounded in the First World War, and traveled widely around Europe in the years between the wars. He fled from fascism, first of all in 1934 to Prague and then, when Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia, to England, where he was naturalized in 1947. In 1954 he moved to Villeneuve in Switzerland. He died in 1980." "Kokoschka also wrote a number of plays, poems, and stories. Best known are the early plays, such as Murderer, Hope of Women, which anticipated Expressionism. His last play is a large-scale historical canvas on the life of the Czech educational reformer Comenius."--Jacket
The life of Courage : the notorious thief, whore, and vagabond by Hans Jakob Christoph von Grimmelshausen( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A young girl caught up in the turmoil of the Thirty Years War, she survives, even prospers, by the use of her native cunning and sexual attraction. Completely amoral, she flits from man to man, having a succession of husbands and lovers, and ends her life with a band of gypsies."--Page 4 of cover
An answer from the silence : a story from the mountains by Max Frisch( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This novel by esteemed Swiss writer Max Frisch is an exploration of the question: 'Why don't we live when we know we're here just this one time, just one single, unrepeatable time in this unutterably magnificent world?!' This outcry against the emptiness of ordinary, everyday life uttered by the hero of Frisch's book is countered by 'an answer from the silence' he meets when face to face with death. When An Answer from the Silence begins, the protagonist has just turned thirty and is engaged to be married and about to start work as a teacher
Walpurgisnacht by Gustav Meyrink( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evokes a decadent society on the verge of collapse in 1917
The class by Hermann Ungar( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grotesque and unsettling novel about a Czech High School teacher
The Dedalus book of Austrian fantasy, 1890-2000 by Michael Mitchell( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ever since the fin de siecle Austrian literature has been fertile ground for fantasy in the widest sense and the genre was taken up again by new generations after the Second World War. The Dedalus Book of Austrian Fantasy: 1890-2000 contains stories from authors of the 1890s (Schnitzler, Hofmannsthal), the years around the First World War (Kafka, Meyrink), the post-war era, when Kafka was rediscovered, (Jeannie Ebner, Ilse Aichinger) to the present day (H C Artmann, Michael Koehlmeier). The stories range from the 'freudian' to the 'kafkaesque', to the surreal, grotesque, comic, occult an
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