WorldCat Identities

Snook, Jean M. 1952-

Overview
Works: 7 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 1,070 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PT2670.O5, 833.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jean M Snook
Homage to Czerny : studies in virtuoso technique by Gert Jonke( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gert Jonke, a pianist turned writer, avails himself of compositional techniques from classical music. Different characters sound their own themes in cleverly orchestrated conversations. Opening observations are restated at the end by another character instead of in another key. Not surprisingly, the first-person narrator is a composer, a young man who is all the more likeable for his difficulties: his missing girlfriend and his withdrawal symptoms
Abelard's love = [Abaelards Liebe] by Luise Rinser( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The doomed romance of Abelard, a 12th century French teacher of philosophy and his pupil, Heloise, which led to his castration and her confinement in a convent. The relationship is recounted in the form of letters, written to Heloise by their son, Astrolabe
Kahn & Engelmann : a novel by Hans Eichner( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A critical and commercial success in German, Kahn & Engelmann tells the story of a Jewish family from rural Hungary, their immigration to Vienna in the great days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, their loves, business ventures and failings and their eventual tragic destruction, recreating a vanished Vienna with humour and humanity. Travelling, in the words of narrator Peter Engelmann, is "the involuntary national sport of the Jews," and Engelmann does much of it: through snowy woods to escape the Nazis to a new life in England, then on to Australia, Canada and eventually Israel. It is also a novel of faith and its attendant crises, and of the strained relationship of literature to the world. Written by an eminent scholar, himself a survivor of Nazism, Kahn & Engelmann is both an entertaining novel and a major work of Holocaust literature, available for the first time to an English-reading audience."--Jacket
Awakening to the great sleep war : [a novel] by Gert Jonke( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the loveliest riddles of Austrian literature is finally available in English translation: Gert Jonke's 1982 novel, Awakening to the Great Sleep War, is an expedition through a world in constant nervous motion, where reality is rapidly fraying-flags refuse to stick to their poles, lids sidle off of their pots, tram tracks shake their stops away like fleas, and books abandon libraries in droves. Our cicerone on this journey through the possible (and impossible) is an "acoustical decorator" by the name of Burgmüller-a poetical gentleman, the lover of three women, able to commun
Der ferne Klang : Roman by Gert Jonke( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter quarters : a novel by Evelyn Grill( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a small Austrian town prepares for its 1000-year jubilee, the quiet life of Roswitha, a 42-year-old tailor, is completely disrupted. There is dust and dirt everywhere because the outside of the building she lives in is being resurfaced. In the midst of the noise and chaos, one of the construction workers introduces himself and quickly moves in with her. Roswitha has to deal with escalating episodes of drunkeness and vandalism. She has almost decided that Max will have to go, when his friends and hers crowd into her apartment to watch a sensational event across the way. As the event drags on through the night and into the next day, the situation in the apartment becomes increasingly intolerable
Das Jahr der Liebe : Roman by Paul Nizon( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>A riot of confession, complaint, and sensual detail, this novel charts the first year alone of a man who has abandoned his wife, life, family, and homeland, seeking an impossible ideal: freedom. </div>
 
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English (15)

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Abelard's love = [Abaelards Liebe]Kahn & Engelmann : a novelDer ferne Klang : RomanWinter quarters : a novelDas Jahr der Liebe : Roman