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Mitchell, Mike (Translator)

Works: 44 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 7,542 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Bibliography  Book reviews  Drama  Love stories 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 833.91
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mike Mitchell
The lie by Petra Hammesfahr( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After meeting Susanne Lasko, a desperate, unemployed divorcee, by chance, Nadia Trenkler, a stylish Berlin investment counselor, hires Susanne, whom she closely resembles, to spend the weekend with her husband, with whom she barely interacts, so she can conduct an out-of-town affair. Of course, a lot more is going on than Susanne realizes. For one thing, Marcus Zurkeulen, a shady investor Nadia has been tricking, wants the money she stole from him. When the devious Nadia disappears, Susanne continues the deception with scary results
The Himmler Brothers : a German family history by Katrin Himmler( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 317 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 trial by Franz Kafka( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great works of the twentieth century, Kafka's The Trial has been read as a study of political power, a pessimistic religious parable, or a crime novel where the accused man is himself the problem. In it, a man wakes up one morning to find himself under arrest for an offence which is never explained. Faced with this ambiguous but threatening situation, Josef K. gradually succumbs to its psychological pressure. One of the iconic figures of modern world literature, Kafka writes about universal problems of guilt, responsibility, and freedom. He offers no solutions, but provokes his readers to arrive at meanings of their own. Mike Mitchell's translation captures Kafka's distinctive style. Based on the best available German text, it includes not only the main text but the chapters Kafka left incomplete. In his Introduction, Ritchie Robertson considers the many puzzles in the novel and the different interpretations to which the novel has been subjected. The book also includes a Biographical Preface, an up-to-date bibliography, and a chronology of Kafka's life. - Publisher
The spoke by Friedrich Glauser( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 242 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 black mirror and other stories : an anthology of science fiction from Germany & Austria( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 242 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
Eros by Helmut Krausser( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 239 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
Thumbprint by Friedrich Glauser( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 222 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
The Chinaman by Friedrich Glauser( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sergeant Studer mystery
An answer from the silence : a story from the mountains by Max Frisch( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 220 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
Austria by Mike Mitchell( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entwürfe zu einem dritten Tagebuch by Max Frisch( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This could serve as a motto to large parts of Drafts for a Third Sketchbook, much of which focuses on America, where Frisch had an apartment, as well as his house in rural Switzerland. He wrote three Sketchbooks, of which the third was left unpublished at his death in 1991, that record his reactions to events of the time and people he encountered in his daily life. Despite the German title Tagebuch, they are not diaries in the formal sense, though they do progress chronologically but mostly without dates and only contain the pieces Frisch felt were significant. These 'sketches', ranging from a couple of sentences to several pages, are not casual jottings but carefully crafted pieces. Central to them is his reaction to the America of the Reagan years and the threat of nuclear war but another important theme is his own sense of growing old and the prospect of dying; this is particularly movingly portrayed in the decline and death from cancer of his close friend, Peter Noll
September : Fata Morgana; Roman by Thomas Lehr( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two fathers with two daughters: Martin, professor of German, writes but is studying Earth Sciences at MIT; Tariq, a doctor in Baghdad and Muna, is studying the archaeology of a region that is seen as the cradle of civilization. These two parallel relationships in two very different parts of the world expose the human similarities beneath cultural differences. In Thomas Lehr's moving and realistic novel, the similarities between these men become a similarity of suffering as well. Martin's daughter dies with her mother in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and though Tariq survives three wars and Saddam Hussein's regime intact, his family does not-in the last days of the conflict, his daughter is raped, her lover is murdered, and she sees her sister and mother die in a bomb attack. Out of these tragedies that almost seem to define the first decade of our century, Lehr has fashioned a richly woven, multilayered tapestry that not only explores the human side but brings out the cultural, historical, social, and political context within which the tragedies occur. The alternating interior monologues of the four main characters engage the reader in language which reaches an unforgettable poetic intensity
The Babel guide to German fiction in English translation : Austria, Germany, Switzerland by Ray Keenoy( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simplicissimus by Hans Jakob Christoph von Grimmelshausen( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a violent and often all-too-realistic picaresque, set in war-torn Europe during the 17th-century Thirty Years War
Das schriftliche Werk by Oskar Kokoschka( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The radio family by Ingeborg Bachmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Radio Family was a popular radio soap opera broadcast in the American sector of occupied Vienna in the 1950s. The programme focused on a middle-class Viennese family and their daily life--from their birthday parties and holiday plans to profiteering and currency fraud in the commercial sector. All 15 scripts have now been compiled and masterfully translated, revealing an early and significant piece of Bachmann's body of work while also offering a rare glimpse into Vienna's quotidian history"
Walpurgisnacht by Gustav Meyrink( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evokes a decadent society on the verge of collapse in 1917
Over all the mountain tops by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This play is Thomas Bernhard's satire on the business of literature. The novelist Moritz Meister, after years of neglect, has finally achieved the status of Grand Old Man of German literature. With breathtaking regal condescension he receives his minions: a graduate student writing a thesis on him, a journalist preparing an adulatory article, his publisher arranging the publication of his magnum opus. He regales them - and the audience - with noble, high-flown thoughts on art and life, while exploiting his situation to the full to gain honors and material comforts."--Jacket
The German refugees by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The German refugees amuse themselves by telling stories
The Dedalus book of Austrian fantasy, 1890-2000( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 121 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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The lie
Alternative Names
Mitchell, Michael 1941-

Mitchell, Michael Robin 1941-

Mitchell, Mike.

Mitchell Mike 1941-....

Robin, Michael 1941-

English (94)

The Himmler Brothers : a German family historyThe trialThe spokeThe black mirror and other stories : an anthology of science fiction from Germany & AustriaErosThumbprintThe ChinamanAn answer from the silence : a story from the mountains