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Helmut Neundlinger (Hg.): Thanksgiving für ein Habitat

Helmut Neundlinger (Hg.): Thanksgiving für ein Habitat

W.H. Auden in Kirchstetten. Ö 2018, 256 S., Klappenbroschur, € 20.00
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Die vorliegende Publikation umfasst Neuübersetzung (inklusive Originaltext) des Zyklus »Thanksgiving for a Habitat« (1965), in dem Auden jedem Raum seines Hauses ein Gedicht gewidmet hat. Die Übertragung besorgte Uljana Wolf, eine der renommiertesten Dichterinnen und Übersetzerinnen der deutschsprachigen Literaturszene. Darüber hinaus versammelt der Band Beiträge, die sich mit Audens Beziehung zum Haus, zur Land und Leuten in Kirchstetten und Wien ... Weiterlesen

David Plante: Becoming a Londoner

David Plante: Becoming a Londoner

UK 2014, 533 pp. with numerous colour + b/w illustrations, brochure, € 19.95
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Bloomsbury
»Nikos and I live together as lovers, as everyone knows, and we seem to be accepted because it’s known that we are lovers. In fact, we are, according to the law, criminals in our making love with each other, but it is as if the laws don’t apply. It is as if all the conventions of sex and clothes and ... Weiterlesen

Alexander McCall Smith: What W.H. Auden Can Do for You

Alexander McCall Smith: What W.H. Auden Can Do for You

USA 2013, 137 pp., hardbound, € 19.95
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Princeton University Press
Author McCall Smith calls poet W.H. Auden not only the greatest literary discovery of his life but also the best of guides on how to live. In this book, McCall Smith has written a charming personal account about what Auden has done for him - and what he just might do for you. Part self-portrait, part literary appreciation, the book ... Weiterlesen

Glenway Wescott: A Heaven of Words

Glenway Wescott: A Heaven of Words

Last Journals, 1956-1984. USA 2013, 306 pp, brochure, € 24.95
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University of Wisconsin Press
From humble beginnings on a poor Wisconsin farm, Wescott eventually emerged as an influential poet and novelist. A major figure in the American literary expatriate community in Paris during the 1920s and a prominent American novelist in the years leading up to World War II, he spent a decade living abroad before relocating permanently to New York and New Jersey ... Weiterlesen

Christopher Isherwood: Diaries Vol. One: 1939 - 1960

Christopher Isherwood: Diaries Vol. One: 1939 - 1960

Ed. by Katherine Bucknell. UK 2011, 1050 pp., brochure, € 28.95
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In 1939 Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden emigrated together to the United States. In spare, luminous prose these diaries describe Isherwood's search for a new life in California, his work as a screenwriter in Hollywood, his pacifism during World War II and his friendships with such gifted artists and intellectuals as Greta Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, Klaus Mann, Charles Laughton, Lawrence ... Weiterlesen

Alan Bennett: The Habit of Art

Alan Bennett: The Habit of Art

A Play. USA 2010, 88 pp., brochure, € 13.95
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Faber and Faber
Benjamin Britten, sailing uncomfortably close to the wind with his new opera, »Death in Venice«, seeks advice from his former collaborator and friend, W. H. Auden. During this imagined meeting, their first in twenty-five years, they are observed and interrupted by, among others, their future biographer and a young man from the local bus station. Alan Bennett’s new play is ... Weiterlesen

Jerry Rosco: Glenway Wescott Personally

Jerry Rosco: Glenway Wescott Personally

USA 2010, 306pp., brochure, € 18.95
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As a writer, Glenway Wescott produced several novels, noted for their remarkable lyricism. As a literary figure, Wescott also became a symbol of his times. Born on a Wisconsin farm in 1901, he associated as a young writer with Hemingway, Stein, and Fitzgerald in 1920s Paris and subsequently was a central figure in New York's artistic and gay communities. Though ... Weiterlesen

W. H. Auden: Selected Poems

W. H. Auden: Selected Poems

Edward Mendelsohn (ed.). UK 2009, 344 pp., brochure, € 24.95
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Faber and Faber
Edward Mendelson has significantly expanded his authoritative, chronological ordered edition of Auden's »Selected Poems« (first published in 1979), adding twenty items to the hundred in the original edition, and broadening the focus to reflect the wealth of forms, the rhetorical and tonal range, and the variousness of content in Auden's poetry, in the confines of one volume. In particular, there ... Weiterlesen

John Evans (ed.): Journeying Boy

John Evans (ed.): Journeying Boy

The Diaries of the Young Benjamin Britten 1928-1938. UK 2009, 576 pp., hardbound, € 29.95
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Britten documented his childhood and adolescence in a daily journal he kept for a decade. From his arrival as a boarder at Gresham's School and his private lessons in London with Frank Bridge, to his student days at the Royal College of Music and apprenticeship in London, we trace the progress of a journeying boy. The 1930s brought successful collaborations ... Weiterlesen

Stephen Spender: Selected Poems

Stephen Spender: Selected Poems

UK 2009, 121 pp., brochure, € 20.95
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A new selection and retrospect of the career of Stephen Spender, as poet and translator, to mark the 2009 centenary of his birth. Stephen Spender, the son of a journalist, born in London, was educated at University College, Oxford, where he met, among others, W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood, writing powerfully of the confusion and alarm of 1930s Europe. He ... Weiterlesen

Andrea Weiss: In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain

Andrea Weiss: In the Shadow of the Magic Mountain

The Erika and Klaus Mann Story. USA 2008, 302 pp., hardbound, € 21.79
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Thomas Mann's two eldest children, Erika and Klaus, were empowered by their close bond, they espoused vehemently anti-Nazi views in a Europe swept by fascism and were openly, even defiantly, gay in an age of secrecy and repression. Although their father's fame has unfairly overshadowed their legacy, Erika and Klaus were serious authors, and political visionaries. Their views earned them ... Weiterlesen

Peter Parker: Isherwood

Peter Parker: Isherwood

UK 2005, 914 pp., brochure, € 25.99
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English novelist and diarist Isherwood is not heavily read these days, but his books remain in print, and the press will make an occasional reference to his most famous book, »Berlin Stories«, upon which »Cabaret« was based. One may hope that the appearance of this biography will spur more readers to turn to Isherwood's beautifully precise novels of English manners ... Weiterlesen

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