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Roloff, Michael

Overview
Works: 82 works in 188 publications in 2 languages and 5,093 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bildungsromans  Biography  Psychological fiction  Biographical fiction  Poetry  Periodicals 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Creator, Interviewer, tra
Classifications: PT2617.E85, 833.91
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Roloff
 
Most widely held works by Michael Roloff
Peter Camenzind by Hermann Hesse( Book )

11 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,329 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 787 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 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nonsense and happiness by Peter Handke( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 429 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 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beneath the wheel by Hermann Hesse( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 221 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 )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1972 in German and held by 129 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 117 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 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ice on the bridge : a novel by Erich Wolfgang Skwara( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Austrian architect, Sebastian Winter, flies to San Diego from Vienna to attend a conference, filled with apprehension about returning to the city where he had once lived, until the love of his life, Claudia, without warning, stepped out of their car and out of his life, never to return."--BOOK JACKET. "At the final banquet Winter is seized by the fear that his wife could suddenly appear among the guests. He gets drunk and in driving home kills a pedestrian and is arrested. While in jail awaiting bail from Vienna, he relives the past that has led up to this point in his life. A young murderer placed in the cell with him becomes a catalyst for Winter's life. He views the young man as the personification of a statue of Saint Sebastian which Claudia had admired in a village church in Tuscany but which had made him feel inferior."--BOOK JACKET. "The bail money arrives, and Winter expects to forget the entire episode like a bad dream. But the experience will not leave him, the trauma will not end. The aesthete who had always considered himself superior to others and in control of his life has learned by being thrust into reality that he too is vulnerable."--Jacket
Demian, the story of Emil Sinclair's youth by Hermann Hesse( Book )

21 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in English and German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A friend's mother, war, and newly discoverd self-respect draw a young man toward his psychological awakening
The goalie's anxiety at the penalty kick by Peter Handke( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The self-destruction of a soccer goalie turned construction worker who wanders aimlessly around a stifling Austrian border town after pursuing and then murdering, almost unthinkingly, a female movie cashier is mirrored by his use of direct, sometimes fractured prose that conveys "at its best a seamless blend of lyricism and horror seen in the runes of a disintegrating world"."--Global Books in Print
Plays by Peter Handke( Book )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kai conquers Brixholm by Rolf Stitz-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 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Presented by Theatre Exchange]; realization by Warwick Cooper; written by Peter Handke
Selected poems by Johannes Bobrowski( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronik der laufenden Ereignisse by Peter Handke( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication yearbook 23 by Michael Roloff( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Communication Yearbook annuals"" publish diverse, state-of-the-discipline literature reviews that advance knowledge and understanding of communication systems, processes, and impacts across the discipline. Sponsored by the International Communication Association, each volume provides a forum for the exchange of interdisciplinary and internationally diverse scholarship relating to communication in its many forms. This volume re-issues the yearbook from 1999
 
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Peter Camenzind
Alternative Names
Rolof, Michael.

Rolof, Michael 1937-

Roloffs, Michael.

Roloffs, Michael 1937-

Languages
English (89)

German (15)

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Kaspar and other playsBeneath the wheelWalk about the villages : a dramatic poemDemian, the story of Emil Sinclair's youthThe goalie's anxiety at the penalty kickPlays