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Winston, Krishna

Overview
Works: 36 works in 112 publications in 2 languages and 7,466 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Diaries  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Experimental fiction  War stories  Political fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Translator, Author
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 )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,577 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 )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,528 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 )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The box : tales from the darkroom by Günter Grass( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhoods and of their father
My year in the no-man's-bay by Peter Handke( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 407 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 388 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
On a dark night I left my silent house by Peter Handke( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pharmacist in an isolated suburb of Salzburg tells his story of a blow to the head and the subsequent inability to speak, and of his journey as a driver into the Alps
Don Juan : his own version by Peter Handke( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 366 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
Crabwalk by Günter Grass( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 143 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
Horváth studies : close readings of six plays, (1926-1931) by Krishna Winston( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The box [tales from the dark room] by Günter Grass( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 110 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
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 )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My sister, my Antigone by Grete Weil( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goebbels by Ralf Georg Reuth( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 30 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 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. "--
The box tales from the darkroom by Günter Grass( Recording )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Günter Grass writes in the voices of his eight children as they record memories of their childhoods and their father, who was always at work on a new book, at the margins of their lives. They piece together an intimate picture of this most public of men, to say nothing of Marie, a family friend and photographer whose snapshots taken with an old-fashioned Agfa box camera provide the author with inspiration for his novels and more. They reveal a truth beyond the ordinary detail of life, depict the future, tell what might have been, and grant the wishes, in visual form, of those photographed. Marie's camera becomes a way for Grass to speak in the voices of his children's hidden selves and to see his own life from unexpected perspectives
Reminiscences and reflections : a youth in Germany by Golo Mann( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in German and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquest of the useless : reflections from the making of Fitzcarraldo by Werner Herzog( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 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."--Jkt
 
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Languages
English (80)

German (2)

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Too far afieldTwo states--one nation?The box : tales from the darkroomMy year in the no-man's-bayCrossing the Sierra de GredosOn a dark night I left my silent houseDon Juan : his own versionThe box [tales from the dark room]