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Book/Printed Material The Red Countess : select autobiographical and fictional writing of Hermynia Zur Mühlen (1883-1951)

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Title

  • The Red Countess : select autobiographical and fictional writing of Hermynia Zur Mühlen (1883-1951)

Summary

  • "Born into a distinguished aristocratic family of the old Habsburg Empire, Hermynia Zur Mühlen spent much of her childhood and early youth travelling in Europe and North Africa with her diplomat father. Never comfortable with the traditional roles women were expected to play, she broke as a young adult both with her family and, after five years on his estate in the old Czarist Russia, with her German Junker husband, and set out as an independent, free-thinking individual, earning a precarious living as a writer. Zur Mühlen translated over 70 books from English, French and Russian into German, notably the novels of Upton Sinclair, which she turned into best-sellers in Germany; produced a series of detective novels under a pseudonym; wrote seven engaging and thought-provoking novels of her own, six of which were translated into English; contributed countless insightful short stories and articles to newspapers and magazines; and, having become a committed socialist, achieved international renown in the 1920s with her Fairy Tales for Workers' Children, which were widely translated including into Chinese and Japanese. Because of her fervent and outspoken opposition to National Socialism, she and her life-long Jewish partner, Stefan Klein, had to flee first Germany, where they had settled, and then, in 1938, her native Austria. They found refuge in England, where Zur Mühlen died, forgotten and virtually penniless, in 1951"--Publisher's website.

Names

  • Zur Mühlen, Hermynia, 1883-1951, author.
  • Gossman, Lionel, translator, editor, writer of essay.
  • Zur Mühlen, Hermynia, 1883-1951.
  • Open Book Publishers, publisher.

Created / Published

  • Cambridge, UK : Open Book Publishers, [2018]
  • ©2018

Contents

  • Translator's Introductory Note -- Acknowledgments -- 1. The End and the Beginning: The Book of My Life -- 2. Supplement to The End and the Beginning -- 3. Notes on Persons and Events Mentioned in the Memoir -- 4. Feuilletons and Fairy Tales: A Sampling Editor's Note The Red Redeemer Confession High Treason Death of a Shade A Secondary Happiness The Señora Miss Brington We Have to Tell Them Painted on Ivory The Sparrow The Spectacles -- 5. Our Daughters the Nazi Girls. A Synopsis in English -- 6. Remembering Hermynia Zur Mühlen: A Tribute -- 7. Works by Hermynia Zur Mühlen in English Translation -- 8. Image Portfolio -- List of Illustrations.

Headings

  • -  Zur Mühlen, Hermynia,--1883-1951
  • -  Authors, Austrian--20th century--Biography
  • -  Austria--Social conditions--19th century
  • -  Europe, Central--Social conditions--20th century

Notes

  • -  "Translation, annotations and essay by Lionel Grossman"--Publisher's Web site.
  • -  Includes English translation of the original work: Ende und Anfang : ein Lebensbuch / von Hermynia zur Mühlen. Berlin : S. Fischer, 1929.
  • -  "Works by Hermynia zur Mühlen in English translation": page 435.
  • -  Includes bibliographical references.
  • -  Translated from the German.
  • -  Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publishers website; viewed on 2020-04-22)

Medium

  • 1 online resource (vi, 443 pages) : illustrations

Call Number/Physical Location

  • PT2653.U7

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2019467310

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  • Unrestricted online access

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Chicago citation style:

Zur Mühlen, Hermynia, Author, Hermynia Zur Mühlen, and Publisher Open Book Publishers. The Red Countess: select autobiographical and fictional writing of Hermynia Zur Mühlen -1951. Gossman, Lionellatoritor, Writer Of Essay [Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, ©, 2018] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019467310/.

APA citation style:

Zur Mühlen, H., Zur Mühlen, H. & Open Book Publishers, P. (2018) The Red Countess: select autobiographical and fictional writing of Hermynia Zur Mühlen -1951. Gossman, L [Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, ©] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019467310/.

MLA citation style:

Zur Mühlen, Hermynia, Author, Hermynia Zur Mühlen, and Publisher Open Book Publishers. The Red Countess: select autobiographical and fictional writing of Hermynia Zur Mühlen -1951. Gossman, Lionellatoritor, Writer Of Essay [Cambridge, UK: Open Book Publishers, ©, 2018] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019467310/>.