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Abish, Walter

Overview
Works: 62 works in 236 publications in 16 languages and 5,056 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Experimental fiction  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Signer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3551.B5, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Walter Abish
 
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Most widely held works by Walter Abish
How German is it = Wie Deutsch ist es : a novel by Walter Abish( Book )

71 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in 16 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member 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
Alphabetical Africa by Walter Abish( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member 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."--Page 4 of cover
In the future perfect by Walter Abish( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minds meet by Walter Abish( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

99, the new meaning by Walter Abish( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conjunctions 25 : the new American theater( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American poetry : states of the art( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For fall 2000, Conjunctions completes the second of its ambitious two volume project that began with the American Fiction issue, published this spring. Conjunctions: 35, American Poetry: States of the Art, presents some 75 American poets whose work explores and redefines contemporary American poetry and where it may be headed in the future.American Poetry gathers newly commissioned and unpublished work from a diverse group of poets -- young voices to recognized masters -- all of whom practice their art at the front edge of innovation. Here is a collection that promises to be a necessary tool for anyone interested in the luminous and diverse states of the American poem as it enters its new century. -- from http://www.goodreads.com (April 3, 2014)
American fiction : states of the art( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

99, der neue Sinn by Walter Abish( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecile Abish firsthand by Cecile Abish( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conjunctions 42 : cinema lingua : writers respond to film( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duel site by Walter Abish( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in Undetermined and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Abish reads How the comb gives a fresh meaning to the hair, and Crossing the great void (short stories) by Walter Abish( Recording )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

40 x 40 : forty works by forty writers( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonnenfieber : Roman by Walter Abish( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secular psalms( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfinished business( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Playboy : Helmut Newton by Helmut Newton( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Double vision by Walter Abish( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
 
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How German is it = Wie Deutsch ist es : a novel
Alternative Names
Ebiš, Volter

Walter Abish

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Walter Abish écrivain américain

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Walter Abish US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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アビッシュ, ウォルター

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Eclipse feverAlphabetical Africa99, the new meaningConjunctions 25 : the new American theaterAmerican poetry : states of the artAmerican fiction : states of the artConjunctions 42 : cinema lingua : writers respond to film40 x 40 : forty works by forty writers