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Vicki Baum (1888–1960)

Autor(a) de Grand Hotel

86+ Works 1,614 Membros 38 Críticas 4 Favorited

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Obras por Vicki Baum

Grand Hotel (1929) 616 exemplares
A Tale from Bali (1937) 135 exemplares
Shanghai '37 (1939) 121 exemplares
Hotel Berlin 1943 (1944) 113 exemplares
Theme for Ballet (1957) 57 exemplares
Headless Angel (1949) 44 exemplares
Danger from Deer (1951) 41 exemplares
Martin's Summer (1927) 31 exemplares
Helene (1928) 31 exemplares
Sing, Sister, Sing (1936) 29 exemplares
The Weeping Wood (1943) 28 exemplares
Written on Water (1956) 24 exemplares
Marion Alive (1941) 23 exemplares
Mortgage on Life (1946) 21 exemplares
The Mustard Seed (1953) 21 exemplares
And Life Goes On (1932) 20 exemplares
The Ship and the Shore (1940) 19 exemplares
Rendezvous in Paris (1935) 18 exemplares
Flight of Fate (1944) 18 exemplares
Central Stores (1937) 17 exemplares
Dance, Girl, Dance [1940 film] (1940) — Screenwriter — 16 exemplares
Once in Vienna (1920) 15 exemplares
Secret Sentence (1932) 13 exemplares
It Was All Quite Different (1962) 12 exemplares
Die große Pause (1973) 11 exemplares
Leben ohne Geheimnis (1932) 11 exemplares
Novelas (1973) 6 exemplares
The Christmas Carp (1941) 6 exemplares
De dansen van Ina Raffay (1947) 6 exemplares
Accidente sin consecuencias (1975) 5 exemplares
El eterno cauce (1940) 4 exemplares
El ultimo dia (1922) 4 exemplares
Los contrabandistas (1968) 3 exemplares
Men never know 2 exemplares
Shanghai Hotel Tomo II (1976) 2 exemplares
Tanzpause : Novelle 2 exemplares
Solitude (Ulle) (1977) 2 exemplares
Retorno al amanecer (1953) 2 exemplares
Lidé v hotelu 1 exemplar
El Ultimo día 1 exemplar
Novelas. I 1 exemplar
NOVELAS I 1 exemplar
Hotel Shanghai 1 exemplar
Schicksalsflug 1 exemplar
Career 1 exemplar
Novelas. III 1 exemplar
Martha: Opera in Three Acts [vocal score, adaptation ] — English libretto by — 1 exemplar
Contos Encantados — Autor — 1 exemplar
Marion, tomo I (1942) 1 exemplar
Novelas. IV 1 exemplar
Historia de una mujer novela (1976) 1 exemplar
Loistohotelli 1 exemplar
Shanghai Hotel Tomo I (1974) 1 exemplar
Almas liberadas 1 exemplar
Schloßtheater (1985) 1 exemplar
Vrouwenbad 1 exemplar
Cita en Paris (1975) 1 exemplar
Tornare al nido 1 exemplar
Sentença de morte 1 exemplar
Vita senza mistero 1 exemplar
Novelas 1 exemplar

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Baum, Vicki
Nome legal
Baum, Hedwig
Data de nascimento
1888-01-24
Data de falecimento
1960-08-29
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Oostenrijk
VS
Local de nascimento
Wenen, Oostenrijk
Local de falecimento
Hollywood, Californië, VS
Causa da morte
leukemia
Locais de residência
Vienna, Austria
USA
Educação
Vienna Conservatory
Ocupações
novelist
journalist
harpist
nurse

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Vicki Baum was born into a Jewish Viennese family and began writing in her teens. However, her earliest career was as a musician playing the harp. She later worked as a magazine journalist. During World War I, she served for a short time as a nurse. Vicki Baum published her first book at age 31. She's most famous today for her 1929 novel that was made into the Academy Award-winning film Grand Hotel, but she wrote many other bestsellers. She emigrated to the USA with her family, worked as a Hollywood screenwriter, gained US citizenship in 1938, and wrote her later works in English rather than German. Her memoir, It Was All Quite Different, was published posthumously in 1964.

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The moral of the story, that "Life is what you put into it. Two full days may be longer than forty empty years" is very well told with a colorful cast of characters and good writing.
 
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dvoratreis | 11 outras críticas | May 22, 2024 |
Děj této knihy se odehrává v prostředí newyorského "Manhattanského baletu". Autorka v něm líčí svéráznou, uzavřenou atmosféru baletního souboru na jehož pozadí se odehrává dramatický zápas ambiciózní primabaleríny o další profesionální kariéru a o záchranu rozpadající se rodiny.
 
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PDSS | 1 outra crítica | Dec 5, 2023 |
Grand Hotel takes place in interwar Berlin, following a cast of characters who are staying in, work at, or otherwise pass through the eponymous luxury hotel: a playboy baron who moonlights as a gentleman thief, an ageing and distraught ballerina, a disfigured war veteran doctor, and more. Vicki Baum does a great job at conjuring up the whirl of life in Weimar Berlin and, on the whole, of balancing the froth and the humorous observations with more elegiac moments. There are places where the pacing sags, and towards the last third of the novel some of the plot points got a bit too schmaltzy/pulpy for me. Still, a page-turner right towards the end.… (mais)
½
 
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siriaeve | 11 outras críticas | May 17, 2023 |
 
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gutierrezmonge | 1 outra crítica | Jan 13, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
86
Also by
6
Membros
1,614
Popularidade
#15,967
Avaliação
½ 3.7
Críticas
38
ISBN
199
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
4

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