MAJOR RESOURCE, the website of the Nobel Foundation, with much more information on each author (use the search button to get the list of authors)

Some of the materials in the Copy Package for this course come from that website (in its old and new web designs, sorry for the disparity).



* = recommended for purchase (copies of others provided)

*Böll, Heinrich. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum. Trans. Leila Vennewitz. Viking Penguin, 1994. ISBN 0140187286 paper
•PT 2603 O394 L688

Canetti, Elias. Auto-da-Fe. Trans. D. V. Wedgewood. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1984. ISBN 0374518793
•PT 2605 A58 B553 1981

*Gordimer, Nadine. Burger's Daughter. Viking Penguin, 1980. ISBN 0140055932 paper
•PR 9369.3 B87

*Grass, Günter. The Danzig Trilogy. Trans. Ralph Manheim. Pantheon Books, 1987. ISBN 0151238162
•PT 2613 R338 D2713 1987

*Hamsun, Knut. Hunger. Trans. Sverre Lyngstad. Viking Penguin, 1998. ISBN 0141180641 paper; or trans. Robert Bly. NY: Noonday Press, 1998, ISBN 0374525285
•PT 8950 H3 S84 1998B

*Hauptmann, Gerhart. Plays: Before Daybreak, The Weavers, The Beaver Coat. Ed. Reinhold Grimm. The German Library. Continuum, 1993. ISBN 0826407277
•832 H294 CT1 UGL

*Hesse, Hermann. Steppenwolf. Henry Holt & Company, 1995. ISBN 0805012478 paper
•PT 2617 E85 S713 1969

*Hesse, Hermann. The Glass Bead Game: Magister Ludi. Henry Holt & Company, 1995. ISBN 080501246X paper
•PT 2617 E85 G53 1969

Lagerlöf, Selma. Jerusalem. Trans. Jessie Brochner. Greenwood, 1970. ISBN 0837131200 library
•839.73 L136JTB

*Mann, Thomas. Death in Venice & Other Tales. W. W. Norton, 1994. ISBN 0393960137 Paper
•PT 2625 A44 A25 1989

*---. Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family. Trans. John E. Woods, John E. Random House,1994. ISBN 0679752609 paper
•PT 2625 A44 B82 1929

*Undset, Sigrid. Kristin Lavransdattar: The Wreath. Trans. Tina Nunnally. Viking Penguin, 1997. ISBN 0141180412 paper
•PT 8950 U5 K713 1935

*Joseph Gibaldi. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 5th edition. NY: MLA, 1999. ISBN: 0-87352-975-8. Paper

Films (see note below on where films available)

Death In Venice (1971). Director: Luchino Visconti

Luchino Visconti's brilliant version of Thomas Mann's classic story. Dirk Bogarde stars as a jaded, middle-aged German composer on holiday on Venice who spots a handsome young boy on the beach. His doomed obsession with the youth renews his interest in living. With Silvana Mangano, Bjorn Andresen. 130 min. Filmed in English. Cast: Bjorn Andresen, Marisa Berenson, Dirk Bogarde, Mark Burns, Franco Fabrizi, Leslie French, Silvana Mangano, Romolo Valli

Jerusalem (1996). Director: Bille August

In the late 19th century, a small Swedish village is sharply divided by the arrival of a radical and charismatic preacher who seeks followers to join him on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to await Christ's return. Based on a true story, director Bille August's ("Pelle the Conquerer") adaptation of Selma Lagerlof's novel stars Maria Bonnevie, Olympia Dukakis, Ulf Friberg and Max von Sydow. 166 min. In English and Swedish with English subtitles. Cast: Olympia Dukakis, Lena Endre, Ulf Friberg, Sven Wollter, Max von Sydow

The Tin Drum (1979). Director: Völker Schlöndorff

Fantastic and moving tale about the rise and fall of Nazi Germany as seen through the eyes of a "man-boy" (David Bennett) who "refuses to grow" in order to ignore the horrors around him, venting his anger through a toy drum. Director Volker Schlöndorff's drama won the Best Foreign Film Academy Award. 142 min. In German with English subtitles. Academy Award® Winner: Best Foreign Film

Gösta Berling's Saga (1924). Director: Mauritz Stiller

In her second film role, Greta Garbo plays a young married woman who becomes the object of a defrocked priest's attentions. Moving Swedish drama of lost love and redemption, directed by Garbo's mentor, Mauritz Stiller, also stars Lars Hanson. AKA: "Atonement of Gosta Berling," "The Saga of Gosta Berling." 93 min. Silent with music score. B&W. Also available in a version featuring Video Accu-Speed, a process which returns the film to its original running time and duplicates the speed at which the film was photographed.

Hamsum (1997) Director: Jan Troell

The gripping and compelling true story of Knut Hamsun, the Nobel Prize-winning Norwegian author who stunned his country when he sided with Hitler during World War II, not for Nazi ideals, but due to his deep hatred of Great Britain. With Max Von Sydow, Ghita Norby, Ernst Jacobi; directed by Jan Troell. 156 min. In Danish, German, Norwegian and Swedish with English subtitles.

How to get to the movies:

OPTION 1: all but Death in Venice are on reserve in the Batts Hall media lab on the second floor. Ask for them by name, and with my name -- they can be watched there in the lab.

OPTION 2 (and not an option for Death in Venice, since I don't own it): The Undergraduate Library AV Reserve has them in their collections, some on reserve, some for loan. The details:

Death in Venice:VIDCASS 6181 UGL AV Collection Reserves USE IN LIBRARY ONLY

Hamsun: VIDCASS 7540 UGL Audio Visual Collection

Gösta Berling's Saga: VIDCASS 8020 UGL Audio Visual Collection

Jerusalem: VIDCASS 7806 UGL AV Collection Reserves USE IN LIBRARY ONLY

Tin Drum: VIDCASS 2868 UGL AV Collection Reserves USE IN LIBRARY ONLY
Deluxe letterbox edition, VIDCASS 7995 UGL Audio Visual Collection USE IN LIBRARY ONLY

OPTION 3: I haven't checked, but Vulcan Video is the source for foreign film rentals in Austin.


Böll, Heinrich. Group Portrait with Lady. Trans. Leila Vennewitz. Viking Penguin, 1994. ISBN 0140187278 paper
•PT 2603 O394 G7813

Böll, Heinrich. The Stories of Heinrich Böll. Trans. Leila Vennewitz. Northwestern UP, 1995. ISBN 0810112078 paper
•PT 2603 O394 A28

Canetti, Elias. Crowds & Power. Farrar, Straus & Giroux,1984. ISBN 0374518203 paper
•HM 281 C3613 1981

Canetti, Elias. The Voices of Marrakesh. Trans. J. A. Underwood. Continuum, 1978. ISBN cloth
•DT 329 M3 C313 1978

Espmark, Kjell. The Nobel Prixe in Literature: A Stody of the Criteria behind the Choices Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1986
•PN 171 P75 L5413 1991

Grass, Günter. Cat & Mouse & Other Writings. Ed. A. Leslie Willson. The German Library, Vol. 93. Continuum, 1994. ISBN 0826407331 paper
•PT 2613 R338 A28 1994

Hamsun, Knut. Growth of the Soil. Vintage, 1972. ISBN 0394717813 paper
•PT 8950 H3 M33 1926

Hauptmann, Gerhart. Lineman Thiel & Other Stories. Angel Books, 1990. ISBN 094616228X (PAPER)
•PT 2616 B313 1989

Lagerlöf, Selma. Gösta Berling's Saga. Iowa City: Penfield Press,1997. ISBN 1572160330 paper
Story of G.B.
• PT 9767 G6 E5

Laxness, Halldor Kiljan. The Atom Station. Second Chance Press, 1982. ISBN 0933256310 paper
•839.6 L45ATM

---. Independent People: An Epic. Trans. J. A. Thompson. Vintage Books, 1997. ISBN 0679767924 paper
•839.693 L45.TT

Mann, Thomas. Tonio Kröger. Waveland Press, 1992. ISBN 0881336556 Paper
•PT 2625 A44 T65 1931

Mommsen, Theodor. History of Rome under the Emperors. Routledge, 1999. ISBN 0415206472

Sachs, Nelly. O the Chimneys: Selected Poems, Including the Verse Play, Eli. Trans. Michael Hamburger. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1967. ISBN 0374676518 paper
•831 SA14 CT1

Three Pre-Surrealist Plays . Maeterlinck, Maurice. Jarry, Alfred. Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880 - 1918 - ). Trans. Maya Slater. Oxford UP, 1997. ISBN 0192832174 paper

Undset, Sigrid. The Master of Hestviken. Random House, 1994. ISBN 0679752730 paper
•839.823 UN2OTC 1934