WorldCat Identities

Roloff, Michael

Overview
Works: 41 works in 143 publications in 2 languages and 5,263 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  History  Biography  Novels  Biographical fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Creator, Interviewer, tra, Author
Classifications: PT2617.E85, 833.912
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Michael Roloff
Peter Camenzind by Hermann Hesse( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a young writer leaves his Swiss mountain village to experience the world, his illusions are crushed by the suffering he witnesses, until a friendship with an invalid restores his hope
Kaspar and other plays by Peter Handke( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and German and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaspar, Peter Handke's first full-length drama--hailed in Europe as "the play of the decade" and compared in importance to Waiting for Godot--is the story of an autistic adolescent who finds himself at a complete existential loss on the stage, with but a single sentence to call his own. Drilled by prompters who use terrifyingly funny logical and alogical language-sequences, Kaspar learns to speak "normally" and eventually becomes creative--"doing his own thing" with words; for this he is destroyed. In Offending the Audience and Self-Accusation, one-character "speak-ins," Handke further explores the relationship between public performance and personal identity, forcing us to reconsider our sense of who we are and what we know
The consciousness industry; on literature, politics and the media by Hans Magnus Enzensberger( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonsense and happiness by Peter Handke( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The innerworld of the outerworld of the innerworld by Peter Handke( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics and crime by Hans Magnus Enzensberger( Book )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath the wheel by Hermann Hesse( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herman Hesse's spiritual biography, 'Beneath the Wheel, ' is a touchstone in the Nobel Prize-winning author's lifelong examination of the conflict between self-affirmation and self-destruction. Based on his own experience, his second novel attacks an educational system that fosters intelledt and ambition at the expense of emotion, soul and instinct. 'Beneath the Wheel' tells with compassion and tenderness a sstory that is true for our own age, with all the poetic and lyrical qualities that have made Hesse an outstanding literary figure of the twentieth century. It is the key to all his later works." *** "A gifted German boy hounded by years of pressure and guilt from his schoolmasters and pastor receives a long-overdue taste of freedom, loses interest in his studies, and finds his life spiraling out of control, faced with an 'average' future."
Walk about the villages : a dramatic poem by Peter Handke( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Handke's dramatic poem Walk about the Villages is the fourth part of Handke's "homecoming cycle," whose other three parts [A Slow Homecoming, The Lesson of St. Victoire, and A Child Story] can be found under the American title A Slow Homecoming. The underlying story line of Walk about the Villages could not be simpler. The "prodigal" writer Gregor returns to his home village. He and his brother Hans, a construction worker, and his shopkeeper sister have a dispute over the disposition of the house which the parents had built and the land which they had cleared with their own hands many years before. Within this straightforward conflict, Handke touches upon almost every aspect of our existence. It is a lyrical play, a poetic drama on the order of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, and Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood. It is an "Everyman and Everywoman" dramatic poem for our time
Flowers for Jean Genet by Josef Winkler( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wunschloses Unglück. Erzählung. (1.-25. Taus.) by Peter Handke( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kein Urteil, kein literarisches Denkmal für eine Mutter, kein abgeschlossenes Bild, nach dessen Beendigung der Autor und mit ihm der Leser befreit aufatmen könnte, sondern die Beschreibung einer grausigen offenen Wunde. - Helmut Scheffel - Back cover. Peter Handke's mother, Maria Handke, committed suicide in 1971. Within a few weeks, Peter Handke set about the task of reconstructing his mother's life in the form of a narrative. As he explains in the story, he did this partly in order to come to terms with his own grief, by attempting to make sense of the path her life had taken, and partly to give substance to her existence by creating a memorial. Handke constantly assesses the course of his mother's life in relation to the social, historical, political, and cultural influences to which she was exposed. - Introduction of Manchester University Press edition (1993)
Rise up in anger : a novel by Stefan Olivier( Book )

3 editions published in 1963 in English and German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Nazi officer hunts down the five men who, he believes, had sent him to a concentration camp during World War 2
Three by Peter Handke by Peter Handke( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demian, the story of Emil Sinclair's youth by Hermann Hesse( Book )

23 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in English and German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first major novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse incorporates a theme he returned to again and again in most of his works: the fundamental duality of existence. The youthful protagonist, Emil Sinclair, however, his older friend, Max Demian, manages to both clarify and complicate Sinclair's confusion about life's conflicting values. Recounted in engaging prose, rich in sympathy and imagination, this brilliant exploration of the polarities of human nature has retained its remarkable power as a poignant statement of the terrors and torments of adolescence
Plays by Peter Handke( Book )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kai conquers Brixholm by Rolf Ulrici( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in German and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ride across Lake Constance by Peter Handke( Book )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronik der laufenden Ereignisse by Peter Handke( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.44 (from 0.28 for Demian, th ... to 0.91 for Gaspard / ...)

Peter Camenzind
Alternative Names
Rolof, Michael.

Rolof, Michael 1937-

Roloffs, Michael.

Roloffs, Michael 1937-

Languages
English (85)

German (12)

Covers
Kaspar and other playsBeneath the wheelWalk about the villages : a dramatic poemDemian, the story of Emil Sinclair's youthPlays