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Winston, Krishna

Works: 37 works in 125 publications in 2 languages and 7,795 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Biography  Domestic fiction  Diaries  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Experimental fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Other
Classifications: PT2613.R338, 833.914
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Most widely held works about Krishna Winston
Most widely held works by Krishna Winston
Crabwalk by Günter Grass( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the Tin Drum takes on the worst maritime disaster in history, the sinking of a German cruise ship packed with refugees by a Soviet sub, a disaster that killed nine thousand people. Gunter Grass has been wrestling with Germany's past for decades now, but no book since The Tin Drum has generated as much excitement as this engrossing account of the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. A German cruise ship turned refugee carrier, it was attacked by a Soviet submarine in January 1945. Some 9,000 people went down in the Baltic Sea, making it the deadliest maritime disaster of all time. Born to an unwed mother on a lifeboat the night of the attack, Paul Pokriefke is a middle-aged journalist trying to piece together the tragic events. While his mother sees her whole existence in terms of that calamitous moment, Paul wishes their life could have been less touched by the past. For his teenage son, who dabbles in the dark, far-right corners of the Internet, the Gustloff embodies the denial of Germany's wartime suffering. "Scuttling backward to move forward," Crabwalk is at once a captivating tale of a tragedy at sea and a fearless examination of the ways different generations of Germans now view their past. Winner of the Nobel Prize
Too far afield by Günter Grass( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature tells the story of two old men in Berlin -- one a former East German cultural functionary, the other a former mid-level spy -- observing life in the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the Wall in 1989. Grass weaves a deeply human story laced with pain and humor in equal measure
Two states--one nation? by Günter Grass( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of public addresses against German reunification
The tin drum by Günter Grass( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time there was a father who, because he had grown old, called together his sons and daughters - four, five, six, eight in number - and finally convinced them, after long hesitation, to do as he wished. Now they are sitting around a table and begin to talk ... ' In this delightful sequel to Peeling the Onion, G nter Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhoods, of growing up, of their father, who was always at work on a new book, always at the margins of their lives
The anarchy of the imagination : interviews, essays, notes by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "A Year of Thirteen Moons," the camera watches the prostitute Red Zora as she watches Fassbinder in a television interview. The actress is Ingrid Caven, the director's former wife and the woman with whom he claims to have his most important "elective affinity." At once provocative and revealing, the scene illustrates Fassbinder's interest in blurring the boundaries between art and life, between fiction and autobiography. His public comments - like his films and plays - were occasions for aesthetic experimentation rich in irony and drama
My year in the no-man's-bay by Peter Handke( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories in which an Austrian writer analyzes the craft of writing and describes the people he met over the years. One of them is a former Miss Yugoslavia with whom he had a romance
Crossing the Sierra de Gredos by Peter Handke( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the outskirts of a northwestern European riverport city lives a powerful woman banker, a public figure admired and hated in equal measure, who has decided to turn from the worlds of high finance and modern life to embark on a quest. Having commissioned a famous writer to undertake her "authentic" biography, she journeys through the Spanish Sierra de Gredos and the region of La Mancha to meet him. As she travels by allterrain vehicle, bus, and finally on foot, the nameless protagonist encounters five way stations that become the stuff of her biography and the biography of the modern world, a world in which genuine images and unmediated experiences have been exploited and falsified by commercialization and by the voracious mass media. In this visionary novel, Peter Handke offers descriptions of objects, relationships, and events that teach readers a renewed way of seeing; he creates a wealth of images to replace those lost to convention and conformity. Crossing the Sierra de Gredos is also a very human book of yearning and the ancient quest for love, peopled with memorable characters (from multiple historical periods) and imbued with Handke's inimitable ability to portray universal, inner-worldly adventures that blend past, future, present, and dreamtime
On a dark night I left my silent house by Peter Handke( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short, powerful new novel by one of the greatest writers in the German language. On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House is Peter Handke's evocative, moving, often fantastic, novel about one man's conflict with himself and his journey toward resolution. During one night shift, an unnamed, middle-aged pharmacist in Taxham, an isolated suburb of Salzburg, tells his story to a narrator. The pharmacist is known and well-respected, but lonely and estranged from his wife. He feels most comfortable wandering about in nature, collecting and eating hallucinogenic mushrooms. One day he receives a blow to the head that leaves him unable to speak, and the narrative is transformed from ironic description into a collection of sensual impressions, observations and reflections. The pharmacist, who is now called the driver, sets out on a quest, travelling into the Alps with two companions--a former Olympic skiing champion and a formerly famous poet--where he is beaten and later stalked by a woman. He drives through a tunnel and has a premonition of death, then finds himself in a surreal, foreign land. In a final series of bizarre, cathartic events, the driver regains his speech and is taken back to his pharmacy--back to his former life, but forever changed. A powerful, poetic exploration of language, longing and dislocation in the human experience, On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House reveals Handke at his magical best
Crabwalk by Günter Grass( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the end of World War II, the Wilhelm Gustloff was converted from a Nazi cruise ship to a rescue vessel for German refugees. When it was torpedoed by a Russian submarine, 9,000 people died in what became the greatest maritime disaster of the 20th century. Journalist Paul Pokriefke was born as his mother was rescued from the sinking ship. As he examines the history of the Gustloff, Pokriefke attempts to understand his own history, his mother's life, and his estrangement from his ultra-nationalistic son
The box [tales from the dark room] by Günter Grass( Recording )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhoods and of their father
Starlite Terrace by Patrick Roth( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interrelated tragic experiences of four neighbors in a rundown Los Angeles apartment building are imparted in the tales, "The Man at Noah's Window," "Eclipse of the Sun," "Rider on the Storm" and "The Woman in the Sea of Stars."
Conversations of German refugees ; Wilhelm Meister's journeyman years, or, The renunciants by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meine Schwester Antigone : Roman by Grete Weil( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een ouder wordende joodse vrouw wordt gekweld door herinneringen aan de Tweede Wereldoorlog
Goebbels by Ralf Georg Reuth( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the THird Reich as seen through the life of Hitler's propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels
The distant lover by Christoph Hein( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als de relatie tussen een gescheiden arts en een getrouwde architect door een noodlottige gebeurtenis wordt beëindigd, heeft de vrouw moeite haar evenwicht te vinden
In Hitler's Germany : daily life in the Third Reich by Bernt Engelmann( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes everyday life as experienced by German civilians during Hitler's reign and discusses the attitudes and behaviors he witnessed concerning Jews and Hitler's political and social programs
From Germany to Germany : journal of the year, 1990 by Günter Grass( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In January 1990, just months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gunter Grass made two New Year's resolutions: the first was to travel extensively in the newly united country and the second was to keep a diary, to record his impressions of a historic time. Grass takes part in public debates, writes for newspapers, makes speeches, and meets emerging politicians. He talks to German citizens on both sides, listening to their bewilderment, their hopes for the future. Ideas for stories to be told take root--his novels The Call of the Toad and Too Far Afield. From Germany to Germany is also a personal record: Grass reflects on his family, remembers his boyhood, and comments on the books he is reading, the drawings he is making, and the sumptous meals he cooks for family and friends. The picture that emerges--not only of the two Germanys struggling for a single identity but of a changed world after the end of the Cold War--is engrossing, passionate and essential for anyone who wants to understand Europe's new leading nation."--
Conquest of the useless : reflections from the making of Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most revered filmmakers of our time, Werner Herzog wrote this diary during the making of Fitzcarraldo, the lavish 1982 film that tells the story of a would-be rubber baron who pulls a steamship over a hill in the Amazon jungle in order to access a rich rubber territory. Later, Herzog spoke of his difficulties when making the film, including casting problems, reshoots, language barriers, epic clashes with the star, and the logistics of moving a 320-ton steamship over a hill without the use of special effects. Hailed by critics around the globe, the film went on to win Herzog the 1982 Outstanding Director Prize at Cannes. Herzog's diary is a glimpse into the mind of a genius during the making of one of his greatest achievements.--From publisher description
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Too far afieldTwo states--one nation?The tin drumThe anarchy of the imagination : interviews, essays, notesMy year in the no-man's-bayCrossing the Sierra de GredosOn a dark night I left my silent houseThe box [tales from the dark room]