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Peter W. Petschauer
Was man so Alles lernt; Südtiroler Rückblick auf die moderne Welt (All the Things One Learns; A South Tyrolean's Reflections)
My parents deposited my brother and I in an isolated Alpine village of Afers/Eores for our safety during WWII. The war brought the modern world to this medieval community during my lifetime. I gained the values I hold tightly in the context of the family of the Egarter Hof (farm) that took us in. The book interweaves the story of a farm and a village with my own.
My second poetry book is brand new as well (November 2022)
Listen to Rarely Heard Voices
The publisher writes that "[Peter's] oneness and joy of nature is constantly apparent." That's my reason for writing poetry: Nature as we see it "outside," in our lives, and in the troubles that can surround us in a complex word.
An earlier book is about me arriving as a teen from Germany and advancing from elevator operator to university professor.
An Immigrant in the 1960s.
Finding Hope and Success in New York City
My first poetry book ranges from the pristine to the historical, the soft blossoms of spring to the aggression and oppression of autocrats.
Hopes and Fears: Past and Present
The novel is about an aspiring female artist in Weimar, one of the most exciting cities of 18th-century Germany.
A Perfect Portrait: A Historical Novel
The complex lives of my four "mothers"are the topic of this book. it deals with two farm women of the Italian Dolomites, my birth mother, and my step-mother.
In the Face of Evil
My struggle to understand my father in reflected in this attempt to understand the man and his time. Out of print
Der Vater und die SS
This is the only in depth study of German women's education from Martin Luther to the end of the 18th century.
The Eduction of Women in Eigheenth-Century Germany
This is an early attempt to understand an increasingly problematic situation across our world; a study about how we use and abuse our space/s.
An attempt at a history of the village in the mountains of Italy. I grew up in this village and we still mostly speak a middle-high German dialect there. Out of Print.
Afers. Gedanken zur Geschichte
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