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Northcott, Kenneth J.

Overview
Works: 57 works in 126 publications in 3 languages and 3,908 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Fiction  Interviews  Biography  Radio plays  Humorous stories  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Performer, Translator, Creator, Author
Classifications: PT2398.M3, 831.6
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Publications about Kenneth J Northcott
Publications by Kenneth J Northcott
Most widely held works by Kenneth J Northcott
Goethe & the ginkgo a tree & a poem by Siegfried Unseld( file )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
In 1815, Goethe gave symbolic expression to his intense relationship with Marianne Willemer, a recently married woman 35 years his junior. He gave her a leaf from the ginkgo tree, explaining that, like its deeply cleft yet still whole leaf, he was 'single yet twofold'. Although it is not known if their relationship was ever consummated, they did exchange love poetry, and Goethe published several of Marianne's poems in his 'West-East Divan' without crediting her authorship. This book considers what this episode means to our estimation of a writer many consider nearly godlike in stature
A Literary history of Germany ( Book )
11 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
The voice imitator by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 435 libraries worldwide
One hundred-and-four parables, none longer than a page. The title story is on a voice imitator who can impersonate everyone's voice but his own, The Prince is on the disadvantages of longevity, while Emigrated is on a man who cannot stay in one place. By a late Austrian writer
Literary intellectuals and the dissolution of the state : professionalism and conformity in the GDR by Robert Von Hallberg( Book )
5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
For two generations, writers in the German Democratic Republic enjoyed a massive audience in their own country, a readership dependent on their works for a measure of utopian solace amid the grimness of life under Communism. But after the fall of the Berlin Wall, these writers were abandoned by their readers and stripped of the professional structures that had supported them. Their literary culture destroyed, they were rebuked for compliant service to the discredited state; and some were reviled for collaborating with the East German secret police, the Stasi. What drove leading thinkers, including those of the avant-garde who publicly embraced intellectual freedom, to serve as government informants? Why were they content to work within a repressive system rather than challenging it outright? This collection of interviews with more than two dozen writers and literary scholars, including several Stasi informants, provides a gripping, often dismaying picture of the motivations, compromises, and illusions of East German intellectual life
Landscapes of a distant mother by Said( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
A memoir of longing and loss, the book offers a portrait of a son's broken relationship with his mother and the Islamic dictatorship that shadows both their lives. The book chronicles the discomfiting sensation of viewing one's mother as a stranger and all the psychological implications of their mutual disappointment. SAID's distance from his mother - whom he describes almost clinically, with her "particular way of speaking, the style laced with religious formulas, inclined to emotionalism, self-pity and expletives" - becomes a measure of the alienation he feels from everything around him. His book gives voice to the full meaning of modern exile - its political force, profound sadness, and perpetual yearning
Three novellas by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
In Playing Watten, the narrator, a doctor who lost his practice due to morphine abuse, describes a visit paid him by a truck driver who wanted the doctor to return to his habit of playing a game of cards (watten) every Wednesday - a habit that the doctor had interrupted when one of the players killed himself. The last novella, Walking, records the conversations of the narrator and his friend Oehler while they walk, discussing anything that comes to mind but always circling back to their mutual friend Karrer, who has gone irrevocably mad. Perhaps the most overtly philosophical work in Bernhard's highly philosophical oeuvre, Walking provides a penetrating meditation on the impossibility of truly thinking."--BOOK JACKET
Sensus spiritualis : studies in medieval significs and the philology of culture by Friedrich Ohly( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Taylor Starck : festschrift, 1964 by Werner Betz( Book )
10 editions published in 1964 in 3 languages and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Nothing in sight by Jens Rehn( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
"It is 1943. A German submarine commander and an American pilot are stranded on a rubber dinghy, floating alone in the middle of the ocean, with nothing between them but a bottle of whiskey, some cigarettes, a few chocolate bars, and a pack of chewing gum. Both sit, hoping to be rescued, but there is no hope in sight."
Klausen : a novel by Andreas Maier( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
The residents of the small town of Klausen, aware that a crime has occurred but not really knowing the details, all agree that Josef Gasser, a man who spent several years in Berlin, must be to blame
Urban design in Western Europe : regime and architecture, 900-1900 by Wolfgang Braunfels( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and Italian and held by 63 libraries worldwide
"What makes a city endure and prosper? In this masterful survey of a thousand years of urban architecture, Wolfgang Braunfels identifies certain themes common to cities as different as Siena and London, Munich and Venice... Braunfels describes scores of cities, classifying them as cathedral cities, city-states, imperial cities, maritime cities, "ideal cities" (those towns which, planned by often absent rulers for a specefic purpose, failed to develop independent lives)... Lavishly illustrated with city plans, bird's-eye views, early renderings, and modern photographs, Urban Design in Western Europe will both delight and instruct architects, urban planners, historians, and travelers."--page [4] of cover
The code of the Woosters by P. G Wodehouse( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
"Bertie's beloved Aunt Dahlia pressures him into stealing a cow-shaped silver creamer much coveted by his uncle from his arch rival in silver collecting, Sir Watkyn Bassett. At the same time, Bertie attempts to patch up the shaky romance between Guisse Fink-Nottle, the newt expert, and Madeline Bassett, a four star drip. The results of Bertie's efforts are, as always, a financial disaster. He nearly gets lynched, arrested and engaged by mistake. And, as always, Jeeves is on hand with a last-minute brainstorm to set everything straight."
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
"A perceptive comedy about class relations and perceptions, as played out between a Cockney flower seller and the irascible speech professor who has taken her on as a project."
Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte by Adelbert von Chamisso( Book )
5 editions published in 1955 in German and English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte by Adelbert von Chamisso( Book )
1 edition published in 1959 in German and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Symbolická pohádková novela o muži, který prodal čertu svůj stín, řeší velký etický problém všech dob: konflikt mezi odlišným jedincem a kolektivem, v němž jedinec žije. Východiskem není útěk od lidí, ale práce, která je prospěšná lidstvu
The early history of the ancient Near East, 9000-2000 B.C. by Hans Jörg Nissen( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Showbiz by John Logan( file )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Presents a harrowing tale of life and death in the theatre, telling the story of Julian, a brilliant young director whose single-minded determination drives those around him to artistic and personal extremes
The sociology of art by Arnold Hauser( file )
2 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
First published in 1982, The Sociology of Art considers all forms of the arts, whether visual arts, literature, film, theatre or music from Bach to the Beatles. The last book to be completed by Arnold Hauser before his death in 1978, it is a total analysis of the spiritual forces of social expression, based upon comprehensive historical experience and documentation. Hauser explores art through the earliest times to the modern era, with fascinating analyses of the mass media and current manifestations of human creativity. An extension and completion of his earlier work, The Social History of Ar
Three Novellas : Amras; Playing Watten; Walking = Amras = Playing Watten by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Minna von Barnhelm; a comedy in five acts by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in German and English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Nach Ende des Siebenjährigen Krieges wird Major Tellheim, vom Wirt aus seiner Stube in ein schlechteres Zimmer umquartiert, da er nicht mehr zahlen kann. In sein Zimmer zieht eine vermögende Frau mit Kammerjungfer ein, die sich seine Verlobte Minna von Barnhelm entpuppt. Minna sucht nach Tellheim. Tellheim verkauft seine Verlobungsring begleicht damit seine Wirtsschulden. Nun wohnen er und sein Diener Just in einem heruntergekommenen Haus. Tellheim verlor sein Geld verlor er, weil er dem Militär während des Krieges Geld vorschoss. Sein Wechsel jedoch wird nun vom König nicht eingelöst und so bleibt Tellheim auf seinen hohen Ausgaben sitzen. Da er zudem für sein eigentlich nobles Verhalten im Krieg kritisiert und verdächtigt wird, fühlt er sich zusätzlich in seiner Ehre gekränkt. Als er erfährt, dass Minna von Barnhelm in der Stadt ist, die seinen versetzten Ring gekauft und so von seinem Aufenthalt in Berlin erfahren hat, zieht er sich aus Scham vor ihr zurück. Auch seinem besten Freund, dem Wachtmeister Werner, erlaubt er nicht, ihm mit Geld auszuhelfen. Minna von Barnhelm und ihre Kammerjungfer Franziska, die Gefallen an Werner gefunden hat, wollen Tellheim durch eine List seinen Stolz heimzahlen. Minna verkündet ihrem Verlobten, dass sie seiner nicht würdig sei und ihn daher nie heiraten könne: "Sein Wechsel könne jederzeit eingelöst werden und seine Ehre wiederhergestellt werden, ihre Ehre jedoch sei dahin, da ihr Onkel sie wegen einer verweigerten Ehe mit einem für sie gewählten Mann verstoßen habe"
 
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Northcott, Kenneth.
Northcott, Kenneth J.
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English (67)
German (12)
Italian (1)
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