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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 )

255 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 3,704 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
The investigation : a play by Peter Weiss( Book )

28 editions published between 1965 and 1999 in English and German and held by 1,356 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 )

57 editions published between 1937 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Trotzki im Exil ; Hölderlin ; Der Prozess ; Der neue Prozess
The leavetaking by Peter Weiss( Book )

110 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in German and English and held by 919 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"--
Bodies and shadows; two short novels by Peter Weiss( Book )

43 editions published between 1963 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, udformet som en række vekslende monologer af absurdfantastisk tilsnit
Die Ästhetik des Widerstands : Roman by Peter Weiss( Book )

107 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ermittlung, Oratorium in 11 Gesängen by Peter Weiss( Book )

81 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skuespil om koncentrationslejrene i Tyskland
Fluchtpunkt; Roman by Peter Weiss( Book )

75 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

72 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

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

63 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimentele novelle
Dramen by Peter Weiss( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in 4 languages and held by 470 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

The aesthetics of resistance by Peter Weiss( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 334 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 )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 331 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 new trial by Peter Weiss( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 315 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 )

17 editions published between 1960 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 301 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
Hölderlin : a play in two acts by Peter Weiss( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Hölderlin", Peter Weiss recreates the life and revolutionary times of one of Germany's greatest and most influential poets, Frederich Hölderlin. 'I wanted,' Weiss wrote, 'to describe something of the conflict that arises in a person who suffers to the point of madness from the injustices, the humiliations in his society, who completely supports the revolutionary upheavals, and yet does not find the praxis with which the misery can be remedied ...' As Robert Cohen notes in his introduction, 'As a theater of the senses, Hölderlin is a successor to Marat/Sade.'
Rapporte by Peter Weiss( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 277 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 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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Trotsky in exile; a playThe aesthetics of resistanceMarat/Sade ; The investigation ; and the shadow of the body of the coachmanThe new trialHölderlin : a play in two actsAn introduction to the works of Peter WeissRethinking Peter Weiss