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Chalmers, Martin

Works: 55 works in 124 publications in 1 language and 5,017 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Sources  Fiction  Personal narratives  Suspense fiction  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Biography  Bildungsromans  Pictorial works 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: PC2064.K5, 833.914
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Most widely held works by Martin Chalmers
Women as lovers by Elfriede Jelinek ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Austria, two women get their man. Brigitte resorts to sex to ensnare Heinz-the-electrician, Paula uses good food to land Erich-the-woodcutter. Unfortunately, by the time wedding bells ring, both women are a little tired of their catch
Greed : a novel by Elfriede Jelinek ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kurt Janisch is an ambitious but frustrated country policeman who talks to a lot of people in the line of duty, particularly women. Things go from bad to worse for Janisch and the women who fall for him. Someone sees and knows too much, and soon there's a body in a lake and a murderer to be caught
The wedding in Auschwitz : an incident by Erich Hackl ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Rudi Friemel fights for the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War. When the Republican Front collapses, he is interned in France, sent to a Gestapo prison in Vienna, and then on to Auschwitz. From the camp, he petitions to be allowed to marry Marga, his sweetheart and the mother of his child. Eventually his petition is granted. The officials who spend all their time registering the deaths now register a marriage. A survivor reports: 'It was a victory - a proof that we were still alive - though we knew our lives hung by a thread, a whim.' Restrained and compassionate, based on real events, The Wedding in Auschwitz is a stark reminder of how, in the middle of the twentieth century, history determined the lives of individuals."--Jacket
Stories of Mr. Keuner by Bertolt Brecht ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I will bear witness by Victor Klemperer ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author's firsthand account of life in Nazi Germany chronicles the escalation of the war, including the bombing of Dresden and his escape from deportation to a Jewish concentration camp
Prose by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"His manner of speaking, like that of all the subordinated, excluded, was awkward, like a body full of wounds, into which at any time anyone can strew salt, yet so insistent, that it is painful to listen to him. (From T̀he Carpenter')" "Prose, seven stories by Thomas Bernhard, was first published in German in 1967 and is now appearing in English for the first time. Written at the same time as Bernhard's early novels Frost, Gargoyles and The Lime Works, the stories here display the same obsessions, restlessness and mastery of language. The narrators of these stories lack the strength to do anything but listen and then write, the reader in turn becoming a captive listener, deciphering the traps laid by memory and the mere words, the never-ending words with which we try to pin it down. Words which are always close to driving the narrator crazy b̀ut yet not completely crazy'."--Jacket
Children and fools by Erich Fried ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirty-four stories by an Austrian poet who writes on familiar subjects from a new angle. In St. George and His Dragon, the dragon and St. George are friends, and the dragon's death is a mercy killing
The devil's blind spot : tales from the new century by Alexander Kluge ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The 173 stories collected in Alexander Kluge's The Devil's Blind Spot range from a dozen pages to just half a page in length: these tales, like novels in pill form, are arranged in five chapters. The first group illustrates the little-known virtues of the Devil; the second explores love (from Kant to the opera); the third (entitled "Sarajevo Is Everywhere") addresses power; the fourth considers the cosmos; and the fifth ranges all our "knowledge" against our feelings."--BOOK JACKET
The Bridge of the Golden Horn by Emine Sevgi Özdamar ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1966, at the age of sixteen, the unnamed heroine leaves her native Istanbul and signs up as a migrant worker in Germany. Lying about her age, she gets works on an assembly line in West Berlin making radios, and lives in a women's factory hostel. This novel is a witty, picaresque account of a precocious teenager refusing to become wise; of a hectic four years lived between Berlin and Istanbul; of a young woman who is obsessed by theatre, film, poetry and left-wing politics."--BOOK JACKET
To the bitter end : the diaries of Victor Klemperer, 1942-1945 by Victor Klemperer ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I shall bear witness : the diaries of Victor Klemperer, 1933-41 by Victor Klemperer ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The silences of Hammerstein : a German story by Hans Magnus Enzensberger ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Enzensberger's latest book is a documentary, a collage of documents, narration, fictional interviews around the lives of the German general Kurt von Hammerstein and his wife and children. A member of an old military family, a brilliant staff officer, last commander of the German army before Hitler seized power, Hammerstein was nevertheless an idiosyncratic character. Too old perhaps to be a resister - he died in 1943 - he retained an independence of mind which marks him out from most of his army colleagues."--BOOK JACKET
Not me : memoirs of a German childhood by Joachim C Fest ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Few other historians have shaped our understanding of the Third Reich as much as Joachim Fest. Fierce and intransigent, German-born Fest was a relentless interrogator of his nation's modern history. His analysis, 'The Face of the Third Reich', his biographies of Adolf Hitler and Albert Speer and his descriptions of the last days in the Führer's bunker have all reached a worldwide audience of millions. But how did the young Fest, born in 1926, personally experience National Socialism, the Second World War and a catastrophically defeated Germany? In 'Not Me', the memoir of his childhood and youth, Joachim Fest chronicles his own extraordinary early life, providing an intimate portrait of those dark years of conflict. Whether describing his Catholic home in a Berlin suburb, his father's resistance to the regime and subsequent teaching ban, his own expulsion from school, or Aunt Dolly's introductions to the world of opera, these are the long-awaited personal reflections of a born observer, the exactitude of whose prose is as sharp as the memories he describes"--Publisher's description, p. [2] of dust jacket
The lesser evil : the diaries of Victor Klemperer 1945-1959 by Victor Klemperer ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The third and final volume of the diaries of Victor Klemperer, a Jew in Dresden who survived the war and whose 1933-1956 diaries have already been hailed as one of the 20th century's most important chronicles" --Dust jacket
Beneath black stars : contemporary Austrian short stories ( Book )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The aristocrat (Boëtius von Orlamünde) by Ernst Weiss ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1913, in a high-class Belgian boarding school, a young German tries to live up to his aristocratic heritage with heroic deeds, only to discover he is no hero. After which he settles contentedly to a life of mediocrity. By the author of The Eyewitness
A history of clouds : 99 meditations by Hans Magnus Enzensberger ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Then again they hang low above us, heavy, for week and we sit and ponder in then shadow, that, shot with grey, casts no shadow, unhappy, until at last the sleepy blanket parts, a warm wind blows, all of a sudden the air is full of electric spirits, and we rush out of our houses, prancing in the reeling brightness of our dealings, while up there the artists of the sky, at last awake after long apathy, deliver their selfless performance." "Hans Magnus Enzensberger celebrates the tenacity of normality in everyday life, where the sutvival of the objects we use without thinking---a pair of scissors, perhaps---is both the victory of the unheroic and a reminder of our own transitoriness. The poems, laconic and conversational, sceptical and serene, culminate in the extended set of observations which gives the collection its title, Clouds, alien and yet symbols of human life, at once a central metaphor of the Western poetic tradition and t̀he most fleeting of all masterpieces' are with us always and yet will get on perfectly well without us. C̀loud archaeology,' writes Enzensberger, is à sceince for angels'."--BOOK JACKET
Detlev's imitations by Hubert Fichte ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
December : 39 stories, 39 pictures by Alexander Kluge ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Victor Halfwit by Thomas Bernhard ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An illustrated tale of a doctor who discovers a half-frozen live body in a forest as he's hurrying to see a patient
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