Most widely held works about Walter Abish
Most widely held works by Walter Abish
How German is it = Wie Deutsch ist es : a novel by Walter Abish ( Book )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 737 libraries worldwide
Ulrich Hargenau testifies against fellow members of a German terrorist group in order to save himself and his wife, Paula, and contemplates the nature of his German heritage.
Eclipse fever by Walter Abish ( Book )
20 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 532 libraries worldwide
A sordid web set in modern Mexico, involving a Mexican writer, his estranged wife, their runaway daughter, an American industrialist, his wife, and an unscrupulous art dealer.
Double vision by Walter Abish ( Book )
19 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
"Walter Abish confronts and encapsulates the historic upheavals of the mid-twentieth century in this deceptively simple, and quietly wrenching account of two journeys." "The first begins in Vienna, where Abish was born in the 1930s in the Jewish, but not-too-Jewish, household of a prosperous perfumer. Then it ricochets around the world as his parents flee first to France (his mother had to sneak alone across the Italian border), then to war-torn Shanghai under Japanese occupation, just ahead of Mao's army, then to Israel." "Incapable of understanding his family's desperate situation, Abish as a boy creates his own private world, filtering out precarious and terrifying realities." "Abish describes fantastic events in the coolest tones. In precise, haunting detail, he records the perceptions of a child who registers and remembers what he will only later understand. He writes of the day in the park when a stranger suddenly screams "Jews out!" and he and his frail grandmother run for the exit in a panic as the other children and grandmothers stand and watch; the day his father is released by the Gestapo because a man in the room owes him money that he has never tried to collect and says, "Let Abish go - he's okay"; of the time his father speaks to him about inheriting his perfume business, as they stand on the deck of a ship bound for China." "The first journey recounts the flight; the second journey chronicles the return: Abish writes about how, in the 1980s, he went on a tour to Germany to launch the translation of his award-winning novel How German Is It - a book he wrote without ever having set foot there, deliberately, because he wished to elicit the idea of Germanness in what was "a fantasy of Germany." This tour of what to him is an unfamiliar society includes a side trip to Vienna, where he glimpses the life he might have experienced and has the horrifying feeling that he never left."--BOOK JACKET.
In the future perfect by Walter Abish ( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 387 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories which reveal Walter Abish at his characteristic best ; rich, unnerving and innovative.
Alphabetical Africa by Walter Abish ( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 libraries worldwide
A "linguistic tour de force, high comedy set in an imaginary dark continent that expands and contracts with ineluctable precision, as one by one the author adds the letters of the alphabet to his book, and then subtracts them. While the 'geoglyphic' African landscape forms and crumbles, it is, among other things, attacked by an army of driver ants, invaded by Zanzibar, painted orange by the transvestite Queen Quat of Tanzania, and becomes a hunting ground for a pair of murderous jewel thieves tracking down their nymphomaniac moll."--Back cover.
Minds meet by Walter Abish ( Book )
8 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 301 libraries worldwide
99, the new meaning by Walter Abish ( Book )
6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
How German is it by Walter Abish ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in 8 languages and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Conjunctions : bi-annual volumes of new writing ( Book )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
American poetry : states of the art ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Alphabetical Africa = Alphabetisches Afrika by Walter Abish ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in German and Multiple languages and held by 30 libraries worldwide
99, der neue Sinn by Walter Abish ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in German and English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Conjunctions 42 : cinema lingua : writers respond to film ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
American fiction : states of the art ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Cecile Abish firsthand by Cecile Abish ( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
How German is it : a novel = Wie deutsch ist es by Walter Abish ( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Duel site by Walter Abish ( Book )
3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Conjunctions 53 : not even past: hybrid histories ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Not Even Past includes seminal correspondence between Samuel Beckett and Grove Press's Barney Rosset, the first excerpts to appear from New Dirction's forthcoming edition of Roberto Bolano's Antwerp, and the first English appearance of Thomas Bernhard's major poem Ave Virgil. The fall issue also features new writing by Robert Coover, Paul West, William H. Gass, Stephen Marche, and many others.
Wie deutsch ist es : roman by Walter Abish ( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Ironische beschrijving van het naoorlogse Duitsland waar de sfeer van tirannie en het Duitse cultuurgoed zijn vervangen door een kritiekloze navolging van de Amerikaanse consumptiemaatschappij.
Allemand, dites-vous by Walter Abish ( Book )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in French and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Abish, Cecile Abish, Walter Africa American drama American fiction American literature American poetry Americans Artists' books Austria--Vienna Biography Brothers Carson, Ciaran,--1948- Conrad, Joseph,--1857-1924 Criticism, interpretation, etc. DeLillo, Don English literature English-speaking countries Ethics Europe, German-speaking Exiles' writings, Austrian Fables Fairy tales Fiction Folk literature Germany History Holocaust, Jewish Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Jewish authors Jewish families Jewish refugees Jews Judaism and literature Lewis, Wyndham,--1882-1957 Literature Literature, Modern Literature and society Manners and customs Mexico Novelists, American Pound, Ezra,--1885-1972 Pynchon, Thomas Short stories, American Spiegelman, Art Terrorism Translations Travel United States World War (1939-1945)
Walter Abish lived1931
Multiple languages (1)