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Strauss, Botho 1944-

Works: 605 works in 2,223 publications in 10 languages and 22,586 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Psychological fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Adapter, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Actor, Librettist, Contributor, Restager
Classifications: PT2681.T6898, 833.914
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Devotion by Botho Strauss( Book )

109 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Schroubeck, a Berlin bookseller in his early thirties, has entered a devastating time in his life. His girlfriend, Hannah, has left him, and Richard does not know why. Introspective, egoistic, and terribly dependent, Richard is sure Hannah will return, if only because he cannot live without her. He quits his job and withdraws to his apartment and a hermit-like existence, pouring out his guilt and hopes in notes, reflections, and observations he intended Hannah to have, an attempt to close the gap created by her absence. The writing becomes all-consuming. For weeks Richard lies unshaven and unwashed, taking a perverse delight in his heroic, almost festive despair. He relishes his misery, certain that absolution will come with Hannah's imminent return, but also realizing that the daily, constant writing--"best suited to relieving him of just enough of the burden, without causing him to give up or lose anything"--Has becomes his true devotion--Publisher's description
Der junge Mann by Botho Strauss( Book )

53 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings of Botho Strauss examine the tension between the individual and society in the anonymity of the contemporary world. A theater director, playwright, and writer, Strauss broke with Berlin's leftist intellectual milieu in the late 1970s and turned to more personal topics; the result, and his response, inform The Young Man, a provocative work by a controversial German thinker. The young man of the title, Leon Pracht, has left the theater to write. Contemplative, brooding, alienated from both society in general and those to whom he should be closest, Pracht moves numbly through a series of encounters, the precision of his observation of both the everyday and the fantastic underscored by his increasing detachment. His reflections, meditations, and reactions build a compelling portrait of contemporary society and of the individual struggling to find a place both within and without it
Paare, Passanten by Botho Strauss( Book )

56 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories on ephemeral relationships. The protagonists pair off, only to find themselves more isolated than they were before, love turns to indifference and lovers into strangers. The cause? Selfishness
Tumult by Botho Strauss( Book )

47 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een gescheiden man en zijn volwassen dochter trachtten elkaar gedurende enige tijd bij te staan in hun problemen met het leven
Wohnen, dämmern, lügen by Botho Strauss( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories on disenchanted urbanites searching for meaning in their lives. In one story, after many failed love affairs a woman inserts herself back into the life of her first love, even though he is married. By a German writer
Niemand anderes by Botho Strauss( Book )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die ineinander verschränkten Geschichten und Überlegungen beschreiben die Menschen einer Gesellschaft, die "unablässig ihre Wehwehchen besprechen muss, jedenfalls solange ihr größeres Leid erspart bleibt und sie selbst nichts Größeres vorhat". Das Buch ist gegen die überall spürbar werdende Erschöpfung geschrieben, menschliche Sitten und Unsitten überhaupt noch wahrzunehmen, gegen "unsere tiefe Profanie". Es ist aber auch zugleich ein Versuch, der Gleichgültigkeit zu entgehen
DramaContemporary. plays( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appearing after the reunification of the two Germanys, DramaContemporary: Germany offers a politically charged view of German drama in the years immediately preceding and just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The volume includes plays by the internationally renowned authors Heiner Muller, Botho Strauss, and George Tabori, as well as works by other German-language authors who deserve a wider audience, among them Georg Seidel of the former East Germany and Elfriede Jelinek of Austria
Kalldewey : Farce by Botho Strauss( Book )

61 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragikomisk skuespil om kærlighedens kummerlige kår i en kold verden
Die Fehler des Kopisten by Botho Strauss( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une année à la campagne, en compagnuie d'un fils qui va entrer à l'école. Paysages, dialogues avec l'enfant et réflexions sur l'état du monde où celui-ci va entrer nourrissent ce carnet où le dramaturge et prosateur se montre au comble de son talent
Fragmente der Undeutlichkeit by Botho Strauss( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in German and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) wurde mit seinen frühen Erzählgedichten berühmt, in denen die Menschen seiner Landschaft am Pazifischen Ozean beschrieben werden: Fischer und Farmerstöchter, Stranderemiten und Kriegsheimkehrer. Mit einem Dialog und einer poetologischen Meditation nähert sich Strauß hier diesem amerikanischen Dichter und dessen Werk
Der Park : Schauspiel by Botho Strauss( Book )

40 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in German and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big and little : scenes by Botho Strauss( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and German and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginnlosigkeit : Reflexionen über Fleck und Linie by Botho Strauss( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trilogie des Wiedersehens : Theaterstück by Botho Strauss( Book )

55 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Partikular by Botho Strauss( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in German and Spanish and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gross und klein : Szenen by Botho Strauss( Book )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Nacht mit Alice, als Julia ums Haus schlich by Botho Strauss( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kongress : die Kette der Demütigungen by Botho Strauss( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in German and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlenes Schwester : 2 Erzählungen by Botho Strauss( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In den beiden Erzählungen "Marlenes Schwester" und "Theorie der Drohung" tauchen Motive, stilistische Figuren und Bilder auf, die die erzählerischen Arbeiten von Botho Strauß berühmt gemacht haben: Verwandlung, psychische Reizung, ein hochsensibler Sinn für die Verluste der Gegenwart, die Beschreibung der Nahtstellen von Gefühl und Begriff
Mikado by Botho Strauss( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einundvierzig Kalendergeschichten, die von Merkwürdigkeiten und Zufällen erzählen. Nur selten gehen sie gut aus
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Audience level: 0.73 (from 0.43 for Big and li ... to 0.83 for Herkunft / ...)

DramaContemporary. plays
Alternative Names
Botho Strauß autor dramático y novelista alemán

Botho Strauß drammaturgo e scrittore tedesco

Botho Strauß Duits toneelschrijver

Botho Strauss Écrivain et dramaturge allemand

Botho Strauß German playwright, novelist, and essayist

Botho Strauß německý dramatik a prozaik

Botho Strauß tysk forfatter og dramatiker

Shutorāsu, Bōto

Shutorāsu, Bōto 1944-

Shutorausu, Bōtō

Shutorausu, Bōtō 1944-

Straub, Botho

Štraus, Boto

Štraus, Boto 1944-

Straus, Mpoto

Straus, Mpoto 1944-

Strauss, B.

Strauß, B. 1944-

Strauß, Botho

Strauß, Botho, 1944-

Strauss, Boto

Strausz, Botho

Штраус, Бото

Штраус, Бото 1944-

בותו שטראוס

שטראוס, בותו 1944-

بوتو شتراوس

بوتو شتراوس، 1944-

슈트라우스, 보토 1944-

シュトラウス, ボートー

シュトラウス, ボート 1944-


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