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Becker, Jurek 1937-1997

Overview
Works: 308 works in 1,528 publications in 13 languages and 15,702 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  History  War films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Literature  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Creator, Other, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Contributor, Honoree, Narrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Performer, Conceptor
Classifications: PT2662.E294, 833.914
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Jacob the liar by Jurek Becker( Book )

316 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Jewish ghetto during World War II, a man manages to raise flagging spirits by circulating rumors of Allied victories and that the ghetto will soon be liberated by the Red Army. At this news, many people who are thinking of suicide decide to live
Bronsteins Kinder : Roman by Jurek Becker( Book )

78 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bronsteins Kinder" sind der 19Jährige Hans und seine Schwester, die doppelt so alte Elle. Sie lebt seit Jahren in einem Heim für Nervenkranke; seit dem Krieg, seit sie als jüdisches Kind in ein Versteck gegeben wurde, überfällt sie Leute mit bestimmten Gesichtern. Damals lebte Hans zusammen mit seinem Vater; die Mutter war bald nach seiner Geburt gestorben. Hans liebte die Studentin Martha Lepschitz. Der Vater von Hans besaß ein Häuschen vor der Stadt im Wald; dorthin fuhren sie häufig, um allein zu sein, manchmal auch ohne des Vaters Wissen. Eines Tages fand Hans das Haus besetzt. Dies war der Beginn einer Geschichte, die sein Leben veränderte
Schlaflose Tage : Roman by Jurek Becker( Book )

62 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der 36jährige DDR-Lehrer Simrock gewinnt nach einem leichten Anfall von Herzschmerzen eine völlig veränderte Einstellung zu seinem bisherigen privaten und beruflichen Leben
The boxer : a novel by Jurek Becker( Book )

100 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this follow-up work to Jacob the Liar, Becker tells the story of a man named Aron Blank, tracing his life from his release from a concentration camp in the summer of 1945 through the next twenty or so years. Living in a ghetto at the start of the war, Aron had lost his wife who one day was arrested by the Nazis. In desperation, he turned over his two-year-old son, Mark, for safe-keeping to a neighbor just before he was deported. Now, having survived the war, Aron sets out, with the help of an American relief organization, to find his son."--Jacket
Amanda herzlos : Roman by Jurek Becker( Book )

54 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda: schlank, groß, mit graugrünen Augen. Ein schöner Name, er duftet wie Ambra und schmeckt nach Mandeln. Und alles, was in diesem Erfolgsbuch geschieht, geschieht in Ost-Berlin, der inzwischen historisch überholten Stadt. Drei Männer, eine Frau: Jeder der Männer erzählt aus seiner Sicht sein Leben mit Amanda im letzten Jahrzehnt der DDR: der biedere Sport-Journalist, der dissidentische Schriftsteller, der westdeutsche Hörfunk-Korrespondent. Die Beschreibung des Alltags, die Lebendigkeit der Figuren ("in meinen Büchern wimmelt es von Leuten, die ich nicht leiden kann", sagt der Autor) bestechen durch ernste Leichtigkeit und Genauigkeit. Eigenschaften, die aus Jurek Beckers Erzählen nicht wegzudenken sind. Der beliebte Schriftsteller hat, so scheint es, das letzte Buch vom Alltag der DDR vor dem Zusammenbruch geschrieben: eine Art Schlusspunkt, denn nun wird schließlich alles anders sein
Irreführung der Behörden; Roman by Jurek Becker( Book )

78 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in German and English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aller Welt Freund : Roman by Jurek Becker( Book )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auch nachdem dem 30jährigen Kilian sein Selbstmordversuch misslungen ist,bleibt die Frage für ihn offen, warum er weiterleben soll
Jakob the Liar by Robin Williams( Visual )

53 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uplifting tale of hope set against the backdrop of Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II. When Jakob (Williams), a poor Jewish café owner, accidentally overhears a news bulletin signalling Soviet military successes against German forces, he whispers his secret good news to two friends. As the news spreads, so does a rumour: Jakob must have a radio, an offence punishable by death. Observing the lift in spirits, Jakob continues to relay fictitious news bulletins about Allied advances, despite the danger. When the Germans hear of the mythical radio, however, they begin a search for the resistance hero who dares to operate it
Nach der ersten Zukunft : Erzählungen by Jurek Becker( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 1997 in German and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jurek Becker by Olaf Kutzmutz( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wir sind auch nur ein Volk : Drehbücher der Folgen 1 bis 3 : Die Serie zur Einheit, Der erste Arbeitstag, Der Rest der Familie by Jurek Becker( Book )

35 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Westautor Steinheim wird immer vertrauter mit den Ostberliner Grimms. Inzwischen merkt er zusehends, dass die menschlichen Probleme hüben wie drüben die gleichen sind
Ende des Grössenwahns : Aufsätze, Vorträge by Jurek Becker( Book )

10 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My father, the Germans, and I : essays, lectures, interviews by Jurek Becker( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jurek Becker (1937-97) is best known for his novel "Jacob the Liar", which follows the life of a man, who, like Becker, lived in the Łódź ghetto during the German occupation of Poland in World War II. Throughout his career, Becker also wrote nonfiction, and the essays, lectures, and interviews collected in "My Father, the Germans and I" share a common thread in that they each speak to Becker's interactions with and opinions on the social, political and cultural conditions of twentieth-century Germany. Becker, who had lived in both German states and in unified Germany, was passionately and humorously active in the political debates of his time. Becker never directly aligned himself with either the political ideology of East Germany or the capitalist market forces of West Germany. The remains of fascism in postwar Germany, and the demise of Socialism, as well as racism and xenophobic violence, were topics that perpetually interested Becker. However, his writings, as evidenced in this collection, were never pedantic, but always entertaining, retaining the sense of humor that made his novels so admired. "My Father, the Germans and I" gives expression to an exceptional author's perception of himself and the world and to his tireless attempt to bring his own unique tone of linguistic brevity, irony, and balance to German relations
Art out of agony : the Holocaust theme in literature, sculpture and film by Stephen Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a series of interviews originally prepared for CBC-FM's Stereo Morning, Stephen Lewis explores artistic and philisophical responses to the Holocaust with some of the people who have brought this historical conundrum to public awareness during the last few years. In conversations with the artists, and through excerpts from their written works, Lewis examines diverse attitudes and motivations, from the mass appeal of Sophie's Choice and The White Hotel to philosophical and moral contemplations of survivors"--Page 4 of cover
Five stories by Jurek Becker( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Sache Anja Clemens : Roman by Horst Friedrichs( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jurek Becker : Begleitheft zur Ausstellung der Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt a. M., 24. Mai bis 30. Juni 1989 by Carl Paschek( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wir sind auch nur ein Volk : Drehbücher der Folgen by Jurek Becker( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in German and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die beliebteste Familiengeschichte : und andere Erzählungen by Jurek Becker( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in German and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin zum Beispiel : Geschichten aus der Stadt( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Jacob the liar
Alternative Names
Becker, J.

Becker, J. 1937-1997

Becker, J. (Jurek)

Becker, J. (Jurek), 1937-1997

Becker Jurek

Becker, Jurek 1937-

Beike, Youruike 1937-1997

Beker, Jurek 1937-1997

Beḳer, Yureḳ

Beḳer, Yureḳ 1937-1997

Bekkā, Yūreku 1937-1997

Bekker, I︠U︡rek

Bekker, I︠U︡rek 1937-1997

Bekker, J.

Bekker, Jurek.

Bekker, Jurek 1937-1997

Bekker, Urek 1937-1997

Bekker, Yurek.

Jurek Becker author

Jurek Becker Duits schrijver

Jurek Becker écrivain allemand

Jurek Becker niemiecki pisarz

Jurek Becker scrittore e sceneggiatore tedesco

Jurek Becker tysk manusforfattar og skribent

Jurek Becker tysk manusförfattare och författare

Jurek Becker tysk manusforfatter og skribent

Jurek Becker tysk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Mpeker, Giurek 1937-1997

You rui ke Bei ke 1937-1997

Youruike-Beike 1937-1997

Бекер Ю

Бекер Ю. 1937-1997

Бекер, Юрек

Бекер, Юрек 1937-1997

בעקער, יורק 1937-1997

בקר, יורק

בקר, יורק 1937-1997

יורק בקר

ベッカー, ユーレク

ベッカー, ユーレク 1937-1997

ユーレク・ベッカー 1937-1997

ユレック・ベッカー

尤雷克‧贝克尔 1937-1997

贝克尔, 尤雷克 1937-1997

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Bronsteins Kinder : RomanSchlaflose Tage : RomanThe boxer : a novelMy father, the Germans, and I : essays, lectures, interviewsJurek Becker : a Jew who became a German?Jurek BeckerBronsteins Kinder : Roman