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Northcott, Kenneth J.

Works: 57 works in 122 publications in 2 languages and 3,773 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Drama  Interviews  Biography  Radio plays  Humorous stories  Juvenile works  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Translator, Editor, Creator
Classifications: NX180.S6, 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( Computer File )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
In 1815, Goethe gave symbolic expression to his intense relationship with Marianne Willemer, a recently married woman thirty-five 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.In this beautiful little book, renowned Goethe scholar Siegfried Unseld considers what this episode means to our est
A Literary history of Germany ( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
The voice imitator by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 428 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 )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 363 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 294 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 269 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
Nothing in sight by Jens Rehn( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
"Nothing in Sight distills the brutal essence of what it is to die alone. Much more than a story of war, this short novel presents the memories, dreams, and hallucinations of two soldiers as they drift toward death. With nothing in sight on the horizon, Jens Rehn directs our view inward, into the minds of both men as they question the meaning of life, the existence of God, and the possibility of enduring human relationships. As the drama unfolds, each man recalls fragments of his past through the delirium of thirst and pain. The American soldier, his arm severed, dies first of gangrene. The German dies in agony a week later. Their dinghy sinks into the vastness of the ocean."--BOOK JACKET
Taylor Starck : festschrift, 1964 by Werner Betz( Book )
7 editions published in 1964 in German and English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Klausen : a novel by Andreas Maier( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 99 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
Peter Schlemihls wundersame geschichte by Adelbert von Chamisso( Book )
8 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in German and English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
"Eine Tasche mit Goldmünzen ohne Ende. Aber dafür muss er seinen Schatten abgeben. Als Peter Schlemihl den grauen Mann kennen lernt, kann er dieser Versuchung nicht widerstehen. Eine Entscheidung mit katastrophalen Folgen ... Peter Schlemihls wundersame Geschichte, ein Klassiker der deutschen Romantik, vereinfacht nacherzählt mit Übungen zu Leseverständnis, Grammatik, Lexik und Photeik. Dossiers zur Literatur und Landeskunde dienen der Vertiefung des Autors und seiner Zeit." -- back cover
Urban design in Western Europe : regime and architecture, 900-1900 by Wolfgang Braunfels( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Drama about the English professor who teaches a lowly flower girl how to speak and act like a lady
The Code of the Woosters by P. G Wodehouse( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 47 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."
The sociology of art by Arnold Hauser( Computer File )
2 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 13 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
The early history of the ancient Near East, 9000-2000 B.C. by Hans Jörg Nissen( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Showbiz by John Logan( Computer File )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 10 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
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
Leibniz : logic and metaphysics by Gottfried Martin( Book )
2 editions published between 1964 and 1985 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The Voice Imitator : 104 stories = Stimmenimitator by Thomas Bernhard( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
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Northcott, Kenneth.
Northcott, Kenneth J.
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