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Walser, Martin 1927-

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Most widely held works by Martin Walser
Runaway horse : a novel by Martin Walser( Book )

188 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Zufall führt zwei Ehepaare im Urlaub zusammen. Die Männer, Endvierziger, waren Studienfreunde. Während Helmut Halm nichts mehr vom Leben erwartet, ihm zu entfliehen sucht, jagt der vitale Klaus Buch von einer Tätigkeit zur nächsten und bestimmt auch bald das Urlaubsprogramm. Die Kluft zwischen den Männern wächst, bis hin zu dem Tag, als sie beim Segeln in ein Unwetter geraten. Die Ausnahmesituation führt zum dramatischen Kampf zwischen den beiden. Verfilmung von Rainer Kaufmann mit Katja Riemann, Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Noethen und Petra Schmidt-Schaller 2007 in den Kinos
The inner man : a novel by Martin Walser( Book )

67 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychological and emotional struggles of Xaver Zurn, chauffeur of a wealthy German businessman
Breakers : a novel by Martin Walser( Book )

66 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English and European novels set in American university communities have become something of a tradition in recent decades as itinerant novelists sojourn here as visiting professors and later go home to tell all. Notable German writer Walser has entered the lists with a feeling, clear-eyed novel of manners, a trenchant commentary on both academia and a contemporary, self-indulgent lifestyle. Helmut Halm, a German scholar in his 50s and a man of wide, general culture is teaching for a semester at a Bay Area university and is greatly taken with the inevitable coed blonde, Porsche-driving, milk-drinking Fran. As much as with Fran, Halm falls in love with California: the eternal sun, the coast and sea, the mellow, laid-back existence. So infatuated is he with its rituals that this repressed Teuton decks himself out in trendy clothes and even undertakes the ordeal of jogging... But eventually even here grim realities intrude. Two shocking deaths restore Halm's psychological equilibrium and end the novel on a sobering note. --Publishers Weekly
Das Einhorn : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

115 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter to Lord Liszt : a novel by Martin Walser( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel centering around a letter from Franz Horn to Dr. Liszt, a colleague whose rise had been reason for Horn{u2019}s attempted suicide. Liszt, experiencing his own impending demotion, tried to enlist the friendship of Horn, but experiences an explosion of hostility as Horn relates the cruel rise of Liszt and the six laws of social physics that forever separate the successful from those who are not successful. The book is an indictment of the commercialism and anti-individualism of German society in the 1960s and 1970s
Die Verteidigung der Kindheit : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

64 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Luftangriffe auf Dresden am 13. Februar 1945 erschüttern nicht nur eine ganze Stadt, sondern auch das Innenleben des noch jungen Alfred Dorns. Das Verbrennen der Fotoalben der Familie - angesichts Tausender toter Menschen, die die Stadt zu beklagen hat, wahrhaft eine Lappalie - sind für Alfred zutiefst schmerzhaft. Um über diesen, für ihn so dramatischen Verlust hinwegzukommen, beginnt er, sich um Ersatz für das Verlorene zu kümmern. Doch es bleibt nicht bei der Suche nach den verlustig gegangenen Bildern, denn für Alfred Dorn wird es zur wichtigsten Aufgabe in seinem Leben, alles vor dem Vergessen zu bewahren. Gegenstände, Bilder, gar einzelne Sätze dürfen nicht der Vergessenheit zum Opfer fallen. Hierfür recherchiert, forscht und archiviert er unermüdlich. Er hängt an der Vergangenheit wie an der Liebe zu seiner Mutter, die Gegenwart oder die Zukunft sind für ihn fast unerträgliche Zustände
Halbzeit; Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

132 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tidskritisk roman om en kort periode af en smart reklameagents liv
Ein springender Brunnen : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

47 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Appearing for the first time in English, this masterful novel by one of the foremost figures of postwar German literature is an indelible portrait of Nazism slowly overtaking and poisoning a small town. Semi-autobiographical, it is also a remarkably vivid account of a childhood fraught with troubles, yet full of remembered love and touched by miracle. In a provincial town on Lake Constance, Johann basks in the affection of the colorful staff and regulars at the Station Restaurant. Though his parents struggle to make ends meet, around him the world is rich in mystery: the attraction of girls; the power of words and his gift for music; his rivalry with his best friend, Adolf, son of the local Brownshirt leader; a circus that comes to town bringing Anita, whose love he and Adolf compete to win. But in these hard times, with businesses failing all around them and life savings gone in an instant, people whisper that only Hitler can save them. As the Nazis gradually infiltrate the churches, the school, the youth organizations-even the restaurant-and come to power, we see through Johann's eyes how the voices of dissent are silenced one by one, until war begins the body count that will include his beloved older brother"--
Beschreibung einer Form by Martin Walser( Book )

54 editions published between 1951 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eiche und Angora; eine deutsche Chronik by Martin Walser( Book )

96 editions published between 1962 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Flugzeug über dem Haus, und andere Geschichten by Martin Walser( Book )

77 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jenseits der Liebe : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

47 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutscher Autor, geb. 1927. - Der Firmenrepräsentant Franz Horn, der dem Direktor Thiele und dessen Unternehmen ein höchst erfolgreicher Mitarbeiter war, begreift, daß seine Zeit vorbei ist
No man's land : a novel by Martin Walser( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and German and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf, an East German spy and an adulterer, is torn between his wife Dorle and his lover Sylvia and becomes unsure of his own motives in his espionage career
Ohne einander : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

46 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wederwaardigheden van een modieus gezin van een middelmatig schrijver in München, zijn succesvolle echtgenote, hun teleurgestelde kinderen en haar rijke minnaar
Lügengeschichten by Martin Walser( Book )

75 editions published between 1900 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutscher Autor, geb. 1927. - Spitzenprosaisten der 47er unter unrichtigem Titel: nicht münchhausige Protz-Erzählungen aus Bodenwerder, sondern empfindsame Phantasien vom Bodensee, monologisch bestformulierte Gedankenspiralen eines Opfers widriger Eigenschaften, Pflichten, Ereignisse, Begleiter. In einer Art surrealer Satire, durch Vergrößerung ins Unglaubliche, wird verdeutlicht, was Menschen der Jahrhunderthalbzeit, vornehmlich deren Zeitgenosse Walser, in dieser skandinavisch möblierten, von Illustrierten illustrierten Gegenwart peinigen kann
Tod eines Kritikers : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

39 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, Hans Lach is accused of murdering a literary critic who previously gave a scathing review of Lach's new novel
Der Sturz; Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

48 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The burden of the past : Martin Walser on modern German identity : texts, contexts, commentary by Thomas A Kovach( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The German novelist Martin Walser's 1998 speech upon acceptance of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade remains a milestone in Germans' recent efforts to come to terms with the Nazi past. The day after the speech, Ignatz Bubis, the leader of Germany's Jewish community, attacked Walser publicly for inciting dangerous right-wing sentiments with passages such as the notorious statement that "Auschwitz is not suited to be a moral bludgeon," thus igniting the protracted public battle of opinions known as the "Walser-Bubis Debate." The speech continues to play a major role in Germany's struggle to acknowledge responsibility for Nazi crimes yet escape from what is felt by some to be a suffocating burden of remembrance. But in spite of its notoriety, little attention has been paid to the actual text of the speech, as opposed to the public outcry and debate that followed in its wake." "The Burden of the Past fills several needs. First it presents the text of the Peace-Prize speech, as well as those of several of Walser's other essays and speeches on the Holocaust and its impact on modern German identity, in English translation. Second, it examines these works as texts; especially in the case of the Peace-Prize speech, this involves a discussion of its literary complexities and an attempt to distinguish what may be considered a valid critique of some aspects of Germany's culture of remembrance from what might justifiably be seen as problematic. Third, it places this examination of the text in the contexts of Walser's and other postwar German writers' and intellectuals' attempts to deal with the Nazi past, of German-Jewish relations in the postwar era, and of the once hidden and now - due in part to Walser's speech - increasingly open discourse about Germans as victims during and following the Nazi era."--Jacket
Martin Walser / Gerald A. Fetz by Gerald Alan Fetz( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leben und Schreiben : Tagebücher by Martin Walser( Book )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The burden of the past : Martin Walser on modern German identity : texts, contexts, commentary
Alternative Names
Balser, Martin 1927-

Balzer, Martin 1927-

Fālsir, Mārtīn 1927-

Fālzir, Mārtīn 1927-

Ma ding Wa er ze 1927-

Ma ting Wa se 1927-

Mading-Waerze 1927-

Martin Johannes Walser německý spisovatel, člen 'Gruppe 47'

Martin Walser Duits auteur

Martin Walser écrivain allemand

Martin Walser escritor

Martin Walser German author

Martin Walser germana verkisto

Martin Walser niemiecki pisarz

Martin Walser scrittore tedesco

Martinus Walser

Mating-Wase 1927-

Palchŏ, Mat'in 1927-

Valʹzer, Martin 1927-

Valzers, Mārtins 1927-

Waerze, Mading 1927-

Walser, M.

Walser, Martin

Walser, Martin 1927-

Walser, Martin Johannes.

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Мартин Валзер

Мартин Вальзер

Марцін Вальзер

ולזר, מרטין 1927-

فالزر، مارتن، 1927-

مارتن فالزر

مارتن فالزر، 1927-

مارتن فالزر مؤلف ألماني

مارتن فالسر، 1927-

مارتین والزر

마르틴 발저

발저, 마르틴 1927-

발저, 마틴 1927-

ヴァルザー, マルティン

マルティン・ヴァルザー

マルティン・ヴァルザー 1927-

瓦尔泽, 马丁 1927-

瓦瑟, 馬丁 1927-

马丁·瓦尔泽

马丁・瓦尔泽 1927-

馬丁·瓦瑟 1927-

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