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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 )

297 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 4,222 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
The investigation : a play by Peter Weiss( Book )

89 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 2,198 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
Trotsky in exile; a play by Peter Weiss( Book )

47 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Trotzki im Exil ; Hölderlin ; Der Prozess ; Der neue Prozess
Die Ästhetik des Widerstands : Roman by Peter Weiss( Book )

157 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

65 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, udformet som en række vekslende monologer af absurdfantastisk tilsnit
The leavetaking by Peter Weiss( Book )

53 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 782 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"--
Fluchtpunkt; Roman by Peter Weiss( Book )

78 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

85 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimentele novelle
Hölderlin; Stück in zwei Akten by Peter Weiss( Book )

68 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramen by Peter Weiss( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in 4 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exile; a novel by Peter Weiss( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diskurs über die Vorgeschichte und den Verlauf des lang andauernden Befreiungskrieges in Viet Nam als Beispiel für die Notwendigkeit des bewaffneten Kampfes der Unterdrückten gegen ihre Unterdrücker, sowie über die Versuche der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika die Grundlagen der Revolution zu vernichten by Peter Weiss( Book )

45 editions published between 1967 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une des grandes révélations du théâtre allemand après Brecht, Peter Weiss, qui a vécu quarante ans en Suède, a subi l'influence d'August Strindberg. D'abord expérimental, son théâtre vise ensuite (à partir de 1964) à "l'efficacité politique" (P. Dushusses)
Werke in sechs Bänden by Peter Weiss( Book )

63 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aesthetics of resistance by Peter Weiss( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 333 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
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 )

20 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 299 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
Rapporte by Peter Weiss( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Duell by Peter Weiss( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 1992 in German and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notizbücher : 1971-1980 by Peter Weiss( Book )

41 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in German and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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 Weiss

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Peter Weiss Swedish-German playwright and author

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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

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 1916-1982


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