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Winston, Krishna

Works: 39 works in 136 publications in 2 languages and 8,196 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Spy stories  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
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 1,493 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 1,471 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 )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 999 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 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhoods and of their father
The anarchy of the imagination : interviews, essays, notes by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anarchy of the Imagination collects Fassbinder's most important interviews, essays, and working notes - nearly all presented here for the first time in English. They are an indispensable record of the self-understanding and self-stylization of this major artist, one of the most influential cultural figures to emerge from postwar Germany. Fassbinder's essays and other writings commanded a degree of public attention rarely achieved by film makers in the United States. His articles appeared in major newspapers such as the Frankfurter Rundschau and Die Zeit, where they both influenced the cultural scene and intervened in the acrimonious debates on terrorism and anti-Semitism that swept West Germany in the late 1970s and early 1980s
The Moravian night : a story by Peter Handke( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mysteriously summoned to a houseboat on the Morava River, a few friends, associates, and collaborators of an old writer listen as he tells a story that will last until dawn: the tale of the once well-known writer’s recent odyssey across Europe. As his story unfolds, it visits places that represent stages of the narrator’s and the continent’s past, many now lost or irrecoverably changed through war, death, and the subtler erosions of time. His wanderings take him from the Balkans to Spain, Germany, and Austria, from a congress of experts on noise sickness to a clandestine international gathering of jew’s-harp virtuosos. His story and its telling are haunted by a beautiful stranger, a woman who has a preternatural hold over the writer and appears sometimes as a demon, sometimes as the longed-for destination of his travels."
My year in the no-man's-bay by Peter Handke( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 376 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 364 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 )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 363 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
Don Juan : his own version by Peter Handke( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Don Juan, Peter Handke offers his unique take on history's best-known lover. Don Juan's story - "his own version"--Is filtered through the consciousness of an anonymous narrator, a failed innkeeper and chef, into whose solitude Don Juan bursts one day. On each day of the week that follows, Don Juan describes the adventures he experienced on that same day a week earlier. The adventures are erotic, but Handke's Don Juan is more pursued than pursuer. What makes his accounts riveting are the remarkable evocations of places and people, and the nature of his narration. This is, above all, a book about storytelling and its ability to burst the ordinary boundaries of time and space." "In this brief and wry volume, Peter Handke conjures images and depicts the subtleties of human interaction with an unforgettable vividness. Along the way, he offers a sharp commentary on many features of contemporary life."--Jacket
Horváth studies : close readings of six plays, (1926-1931) by Krishna Winston( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crabwalk by Günter Grass( Recording )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 119 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 114 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 110 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 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meine Schwester Antigone : Roman by Grete Weil( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 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
From Germany to Germany : journal of the year, 1990 by Günter Grass( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 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."--
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
The place of creation : six essays by Erich Neumann( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 houseDon Juan : his own version