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Chalmers, Martin

Overview
Works: 69 works in 189 publications in 1 language and 7,343 library holdings
Genres: History  Diaries  Fiction  Sources  Personal narratives  Biography  Political fiction  Suspense fiction  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: PC2064.K5, 833.914
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Most widely held works about Martin Chalmers
 
Most widely held works by Martin Chalmers
Not I : memoirs of a German childhood by Joachim C Fest( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The historian shares the story of his childhood and youth during which he experienced World War II in a German household opposed to the Nazis and was forced to come to terms with his father's strong political convictions
Women as lovers by Elfriede Jelinek( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 601 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 2011 in English and held by 500 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
I will bear witness by Victor Klemperer( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 446 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
Civil wars : from L.A. to Bosnia by Hans Magnus Enzensberger( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Civil Wars, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Germany's most astute literary and political critic, chronicles the global changes taking place as the result of evolving notions of nationalism, loyalty, and community. Enzensberger sees similar forces at work around the world, from America's racial uprisings in Los Angeles to the outright carnage in the former Yugoslavia. He argues that previous approaches to class or generational conflict have failed us, and that we are now confronted with an "autism of violence": a tendency toward self-destruction and collective madness.--Publisher
The wedding in Auschwitz : an incident by Erich Hackl( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 385 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
The passport by Herta Müller( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Passport is a novel whose subject is a German village in Romania caught between the stifling hopelessness of Ceausecu's dictatorship and the glittering temptations of the West. Stories from the past are woven together with the problems Windisch, the village miller, faces after he applies for permission to migrate to West Germany. Herta Muller describes with poetic attention to the dreams and superstitions, conflicts and oppression of a forgotten region, the Banat, in the Danube Plain. In sparse, poetic language, Herta Muller captures the forlorn plight of a trapped people
Stories of Mr. Keuner by Bertolt Brecht( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prose by Thomas Bernhard( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 315 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
Hammerstein, oder, Der Eigensinn : eine deutsche Geschichte by Hans Magnus Enzensberger( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 244 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."--Jacket
Children and fools by Erich Fried( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 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 )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 223 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."--Jacket
A history of clouds : 99 meditations by Hans Magnus Enzensberger( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 197 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'."--Jacket
Immer noch Sturm by Peter Handke( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Jaunfeld, the plain at the centre of Slovenian settlement in the Austrian province of Carinthia, the dead and the living of a family meet. At the heart of this series of monologues is the battle of the Slovene minority against Nazism - the only prolonged armed resistance to the Third Reich within its boundaries. The hopes and promise of that struggle contrast with the renewed marginalization and suppression of the Slovenes and their language in Austria after 1945. Taking up themes from and returning to characters from his earlier books like A Sorrow beyond Dreams and Repetition, Peter Handke's Mülheim Dramatists Prize-winning play Storm Still is a chronicle of melancholy and humorous intensity. Presenting a panorama that extends far beyond all literary genres, Handke blends penetrating prose and poetic drama to explore a deeply personal history. In this book, the times of conflict and peace, war and pre-war and the seasons themselves shift and overlap. And the fate of an orchard comes to stand for the fate of a people
The Bridge of the Golden Horn by Emine Sevgi Özdamar( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 194 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."--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 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not me : memoirs of a German childhood by Joachim C Fest( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 159 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 )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 154 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"--Jacket
Der Luftangriff auf Halberstadt am 8. April 1945 by Alexander Kluge( Book )

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

On April 8, 1945, several American bomber squadrons were informed that their German targets were temporarily unavailable due to cloud cover. As it was too late to turn back, the assembled ordnance of more than two hundred bombers was diverted to nearby Halberstadt. A mid-sized cathedral town of no particular industrial or strategic importance, Halberstadt was almost totally destroyed, and a then-thirteen-year-old Alexander Kluge watched his town burn to the ground
Beneath black stars : contemporary Austrian short stories( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Martin Chalmers britischer Historiker und literarischer Übersetzer

Martin Chalmers British historian and translator

Martin Chalmers Brits historicus (1948-2014)

Languages
English (103)

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Greed : a novelI will bear witnessThe wedding in Auschwitz : an incidentThe passportStories of Mr. KeunerProseHammerstein, oder, Der Eigensinn : eine deutsche GeschichteChildren and fools