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Bird, George

Works: 68 works in 136 publications in 2 languages and 3,409 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Suspense fiction  Diaries  Black humor  Biography  Satire  Humorous fiction  Political fiction  Satirical literature  History 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PG3482.8.U6756, 891.7344
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Publications about George Bird
Publications by George Bird
Most widely held works by George Bird
The Fischer-Dieskau book of lieder : the original texts of over seven hundred and fifty songs by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau( Book )
21 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and German and held by 1,125 libraries worldwide
"From the acknowledged master interpreter of Lieder, this is a personal selection of more than 750 German art-song texts arranged with new English translations on facing pages, enabling the listener/reader to follow the texts line by line. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has chose works from the well-known and the less well-known composers of Lied...The poets represented range from Goethe, Heine, Schiller, Mörike, Rilke, to Rückert, Hölderlin, and Wesdendonck The translations have remained faithful to both the meaning and the tone of the texts and are written in a clear and graceful English. Organized for the easiest possible use (the songs appear in alphabetical order title by title, and are cross-indexed by title, composer and first line) this is a basic and essential book for all students, singers, and lovers of Lieder, gathered and introduced by the man who name is synonymous with the great repertory of German song." -- Back cover
The double : a poem of St. Petersburg by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
5 editions published between 1958 and 1966 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Golyadkin, a civil servant, comes home from work after a particularly frustrating day to see another man - his double - slipping into his room in front of him. With a mixture of anxiety, interest, and aversion, he makes the acquaintance of his other self. However, after attaining Golyadkin's friendship and learning his secrets, the double ultimately turns into a formidable enemy
Death and the penguin by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
In the prequel to Penguin Lost, aspiring writer Viktor Zolotaryov leads a down-and-out life in poverty-and-violence-wracked Kiev--he's out of work and his only friend is a penguin, Misha, that he rescued when the local zoo started getting rid of animals. Even more nerve-wracking: a local mobster has taken a shine to Misha and wants to keep borrowing him for events. But Viktor thinks he's finally caught a break when he lands a well-paying job at the Kiev newspaper writing "living obituaries" of local dignitaries--articles to be filed for use when the time comes. The only thing is, it seems the time always comes as soon as Viktor writes the article. Slowly understanding that his own life may be in jeopardy, Viktor also realizes that the only thing that might be keeping him alive is his penguin
Great short works of Fyodor Dostoevsky by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of short stories by the Russian author, including "White Nights," "Notes from the Underground," and "A Gentle Creature."
Penguin lost by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
"Penguin Lost finds Viktor Zolotaryov sneaking back into Kiev under an assumed identity to undertake a dangerous mission: He wants to find Misha, his penguin, whom he fears has fallen into the hands of the criminal mob looking for Viktor himself. Guilt-ridden and determined to do what it takes, Viktor falls in with a Mafia boss who employs him in an election-rigging campaign, in return for introducing Viktor to other mobsters who can help him find Misha. And as Viktor goes from mobster to mobster, trying to survive in Kiev's criminal underground, the evidence mounts that Misha may be someplace even worse: the zoo of a Chechen warlord"--Page 4 of cover
The case of the general's thumb by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
"The corpse of a distinguished general is found attached to an advertising balloon--and minus his thumb. Police Lieutenant Viktor Slutsky is sent in to investigate. So, too, is KGB officer Nik Tsensky. They begin their investigations unbeknownst to each other, but quickly find themselves mystified about developments caused by the other. Thus begins a comedy of very dangerous errors as the two crisscross Europe, Russia, and the Ukraine, catalysts in a bizarre battle between the Russian and Ukrainian secret services"--Page 4 of cover
The diary of Richard Wagner 1865-1882 : the brown book by Richard Wagner( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
A matter of death and life by Andreĭ Kurkov( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
If you are tired of everything, why not get yourself a contract killer. Nothing easier, provided you communicate only by phone and box number. You give him your photograph, and full details then sit back and prepare to die. Suspense
The restless bullet by Simplex( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Authentic report of the public discussion which took place in the Theatre Royal, Whitshaven by George Bird( file )
1 edition published in 1849 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Hints for the revival of scriptural principles in the Anglican Church by George Bird( Book )
3 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A church, the Christians aristocracy by George Bird( Book )
4 editions published between 1840 and 1844 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Joseph Barker's view of the atonement by George Bird( Book )
3 editions published in 1845 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A church, the Christian Peace Society by George Bird( Book )
3 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A sheaf of verses by George Bird( Book )
1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The diaries of George Bird by George Bird( Book )
2 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The president's last love by Andreĭ Kurkov( file )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Moscow, January 2013. Sergey Pavlovich Bunin, the Ukrainian President, is celebrating the Fourth Centenary of the Romanov Dynasty. Rewind to the early '90s; the Soviet Union has crumbled, and a young Bunin is on the make. This work delivers an intricately woven and often hilarious political satire on life before and after the Iron Curtain
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English (82)
German (2)
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