In Transit: Prose and Verse in German and English

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A collection of Heller's autobiographical essays and fictitious speeches in English, and verse and prose in German from five decades. Heller was a Jewish refugee from Vienna in 1938, was interned as an enemy alien in England then shipped to Canada, and immigrated to the US in 1944 where he studied and taught German and European letters at American universities. No index, bibliography, introduction, or preface. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820428413
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Series: Austrian Culture Series
  • Pages: 311

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Peter Heller
Peter Heller

Peter Heller is an award-winning adventure writer and long-time contributor to NPR. He is a contributing editor at "Outside" magazine and "National Geographic Adventure" and the author of "Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River". he lives in Denver, Colorado. He can be reached at

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Table of Contents

Biographical Essays
Ambivalence and Nostalgia 3
Preface to a Diary on the Internment of Refugees in England in the Year 1940 21
Fictitious Speeches
On our Freedom of Speech 45
A Variant on the Same Topic 47
On the Relation between Part and Whole 49
The Text 51
Retrospective on the Status of Truth in the Period of the Cold War 52
For Therapists of the Psyche 55
On the Effort to be Impressive 58
On True VIP's 61
The Treasure Hunters 62
Drunk 69
Report of an Inbetweener 72
The Way 79
Legacy 81
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