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Weiss, Peter 1916-1982

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Most widely held works by Peter Weiss
The persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade; [a play] by Peter Weiss( Book )

59 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Marquis de Sade, confined to an insane asylum, stages a play about the assassination of the French revolutionary Marat, using the inmates as actors
Die Verfolgung und Ermordung Jean Paul Marats, dargestellt durch die Schauspielgruppe des Hospizes zu Charenton unter Anleitung des Herrn de Sade by Peter Weiss( Book )

232 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une confrontation fictive entre ces deux hommes qui se sont croisés avant et pendant les soubresauts révolutionnaires. Le conflit entre l'individualisme poussé à l'extrême de Sade, et le bouleversement politique et social que prône Marat
The investigation : a play by Peter Weiss( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 1984 in English and German and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a German court twenty years later, 21 people go on trial for the four million people destroyed in Auschwitz concentration camp during 1941-1945. Dialogue includes actual testimony of the accused and the accusers
The leavetaking by Peter Weiss( Book )

163 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""I was on my way to look for a life of my own." A brilliant, brutally honest autobiographical novel, long out of print, from one of the great artistic polymaths of the 20th century. This is a Sebaldian account of the narrator's attempt to break free of a repressive upper-middle-class upbringing and make his way as an artist and individual, written in a single incantatory paragraph. Leavetaking is the story of an upper-middle-class childhood and adolescence in Berlin between the wars. In the course of the book, Weiss plumbs the depths of family life: there is the early death of his beloved sister Margit, the difficult relationship with his parents, the fantasies of adolescence and youth, all set in the midst of an increasing anti-Semitism, which forces the Weiss family to move again and again, a peripatetic existence that only intensifies the narrator's growing restlessness. The young narrator is largely oblivious to world events and focused instead on becoming an artist, an ambition frustrated generally by his milieu and specifically by his mother, who, herself a former actress, destroys his paintings during one of the family's moves. In the end, he turns to an older mentor, Harry Haller, a fictionalized portrait of Hermann Hesse, who encouraged and supported Weiss, and with Haller's example before him, the narrator takes his first steps towards a truly independent life. Intensely lyrical, written with great imaginative power, Leavetaking is a vivid evocation of a world that has disappeared and of the narrator's developing consciousness. THE NEVERSINK LIBRARY champions books from around the world that have been overlooked, underappreciated, looked askance at, or foolishly ignored. They are issued in handsome, well-designed editions at reasonable prices in hopes of their passing from one reader to another--and further enriching our culture"--
Die Ästhetik des Widerstands : Roman by Peter Weiss( Book )

162 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bodies and shadows; two short novels by Peter Weiss( Book )

100 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, udformet som en række vekslende monologer af absurdfantastisk tilsnit
Die Ermittlung, Oratorium in 11 Gesängen by Peter Weiss( Book )

126 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die DVD enhält das Theaterstück "Die Ermittlung" nach dem Schauspiel von Peter Weiss (Regie: Peter Schulze-Rohr; Norddeutscher Rundfunk, 1966)
Fluchtpunkt; Roman by Peter Weiss( Book )

106 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Schatten des Körpers des Kutschers by Peter Weiss( Book )

103 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obra que supuso un cambio en la prosa alemana y que ha influido desde entonces en la literatura alemana de postguerra
Hölderlin; Stück in zwei Akten by Peter Weiss( Book )

72 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on the cultural life of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam by Peter Weiss( Book )

27 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in 4 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trotsky in exile; a play by Peter Weiss( Book )

8 editions published between 1937 and 1973 in English and German and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramen by Peter Weiss( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in 4 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exile; a novel by Peter Weiss( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trotzki im Exil : Stück in 2 Akten by Peter Weiss( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aesthetics of resistance by Peter Weiss( Book )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical novel about the struggles of the German Communist anti-Hitlerian networks from 1937 to the end of World War II
Marat/Sade ; The investigation ; and the shadow of the body of the coachman by Peter Weiss( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Weiss (1916-1982) was virtually unknown in the mid-1960s when Peter Brook made Marat/Sade into a film. The weaving of time, space, plot, real-and-imagined characters, sexual liberation, and surrealist imagery made Marat/Sade a sensation. Little did audiences realize that this counterculture classic was written by a German Jew. At that time, Weiss was also at work on a play about Auschwitz: The Investigation. These two dramas are in this volume along with The Shadow of the Body of the Coachman. All are cogently introduced and edited by Robert Cohen
Rapporte by Peter Weiss( Book )

35 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new trial by Peter Weiss( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-time publication in English, one of Peter Weiss' last works which takes a surreal look at the fortunes of "Josef K," attorney, whose law firm appears to be sincere and appealing to the public while masking a dark, fascistic impulse to ach
The persecution and assassination of Marat as performed by the inmates of the asylum of Charenton under the direction of the marquis de Sade by Peter Weiss( Recording )

19 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the murder of a revolutionary politician, Marat, and an attempt to show, through a series of distorting mirrors, the problematic nature of achieving a valid representation of reality through drama
 
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The persecution and assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as performed by the inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the direction of the Marquis de Sade; [a play]
Alternative Names
Bai̋s, Peter 1916-1982

Peter Ulrich Weiss německý spisovatel

Peter Weiss

Peter Weiss dramaturgo

Peter Weiss Duits auteur

Peter Weiss écrivain allemand

Peter Weiss scrittore e drammaturgo tedesco

Peter Weiss (spisovateľ)

Peter Weiss Swedish-German playwright and author

Peter Weiss tysk-svensk författare och konstnär

Pēteris Veiss

Petrus Weiss

Sinclair 1916-1982

Vaĭs, Peter

Vais, Peter 1916-1982

Veis, Peter.

Veĭs, Peter 1916-1982

Weiss, Peter

Weiß, Peter 1916-1982

Weiss, Peter Ulrich

Weiss, Peter Ulrich 1916-1982

Вейс, Петер, 1916-1982

Петер Вайс немецкий писатель

Петэр Вайс

וייס, פטר 1916-1982

פטר וייס

بيتر فايس

بيتر فايس، 1916-1982

بيتر فايس، 1916-1982 م

پتر وایس

바이스, 페터 1916-1982

바이스, 페테르 1916-1982

봐이스, 페터 1916-1982

페터 바이스

ヴァイス, ペーター

ペーター・ヴァイス

ペーター・ヴァイス 1916-1982

彼得·魏斯

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Die Verfolgung und Ermordung Jean Paul Marats, dargestellt durch die Schauspielgruppe des Hospizes zu Charenton unter Anleitung des Herrn de SadeThe aesthetics of resistanceMarat/Sade ; The investigation ; and the shadow of the body of the coachmanThe new trialAn introduction to the works of Peter WeissRethinking Peter Weiss