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Schuenke, Christa

Works: 78 works in 147 publications in 2 languages and 525 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Satire  Personal narratives  Domestic fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Allegories  Detective and mystery fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Creator, Contributor, Author
Classifications: PR6052.A57, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christa Schuenke
The sea by John Banville( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of his wife, Max Morden retreats to the seaside town of his childhood summers, where his own life becomes inextricably entwined with the members of the vacationing Grace family
Die Sonette by William Shakespeare( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre oder Die Doppeldeutigkeiten by Herman Melville( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confidence-man, his masquerade : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, reviews, criticism, an annotated bibliography by Herman Melville( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, The Confidence-Man is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society
Children of the flames : Dr. Josef Mengele and the untold story of the twins of Auschwitz by Lucette Lagnado( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remarkable, evocative narrative, the life of Auschwitz's Angel of Death is told in counterpoint to the lives of the surviving twins, who are themselves now inching into middle or old age. In stories that abound with ambiguity, anger, and redemptive hope, we encounter them first as children beginning their descent into Auschwitz by witnessing their entire families being led away to be killed. Later, we see the twins grateful for the soup and bread Mengele procured for them and reassured by his moments of seemingly genuine affection, yet terrified, always, by what he forced them to endure
Ancient light by John Banville( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actor in the twilight of his career reflects on a poignant first love affair at the age of fifteen with his best friend's mother and inexplicably lands a role opposite a famous but fragile actress who helps him come to an astonishing realization
The infinities by John Banville( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a languid midsummer's day in the countryside, old Adam Godley, a renowned theoretical mathematician lies dying. Gathered around him are his family: Adam, his son; Adam's wife; Petra, his daughter; his wife Ursula, stepmother to his children; and his daughter's young man. But the Godley family is not alone in their vigil. Around them hovers a family of mischievious immortals who begin to stir up trouble to sometimes wildly unintended effect
House of leaves by Mark Z Danielewski( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth--musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies--the book eventually made its way into the hands of older generations, who not only found themselves in those strangely arranged pages but also discovered a way back into the lives of their estranged children. Now, for the first time, this astonishing novel is made available in book form, complete with the original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added second and third appendices. The story remains unchanged, focusing on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story--of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams
Die Neue in der Alten Welt, 1492-1650 by J. H Elliott( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gulliver's travels by Jonathan Swift( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells about the voyages of an Englishman that carry him to lots of strange places such as Lilliput where people are six inches tall, Brobdingnag which is a land of giants, an island of sorcerers, and a country run by horses
Nicht frei von Sünde : Roman by Benjamin Banville( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als der Pathologe Quirke eines nachts seinen Schwager in der Leichenhalle, vertieft in die Akte einer jungen Frau, sieht, ist sein Argwohn geweckt. Er stellt Nachforschungen an und entdeckt Verstrickungen zwischen seiner eigenen Familie und der der Toten
The silver swan by Benjamin Black( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dublin, 50er-Jahre. Als Billy Hunt, ein Freund aus Collegetagen, sich bei Quirke meldet, weil sich seine junge, attraktive Frau Deirdre angeblich das Leben genommen hat, kann Quirke den Ärger schon von Weitem riechen. Quirke, Pathologe und ehemaliger Trinker, ist jedoch kein Mann, der dem Ärger gerne aus dem Weg geht, und so ermittelt er auf eigene Faust. Deirdre, Besitzerin des Schönheitssalons>>Der silberne Schwan>>, ist ermordet worden, und in Betracht kommen vor allem ihr Geliebter und Partner Leslie White, ein undurchsichtiger ehemaliger Friseur, der es nach Deirdres Tod zu allem Überfluss auch noch auf Quirkes Tochter abgesehen hat, sowie der seltsame Geistheiler Dr. Kreutz, den eigentlich nur Frauen aufsuchen. Angetrieben von der eigenen Einsamkeit, dem schlechten Verhältnis zu seiner Tochter und von einer unstillbaren Neugier wird Quirke in Dublins zwielichtige Welt von sexuellen Obsessionen, Prüderie, Erpressung und Mord hineingezogen, in der selbst der Respekt einflössende Inspektor Hackett ihm kaum Unterstützung bieten kann. (Quelle: Klappentext)
Summer of the redeemers by Carolyn Haines( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A religious sect moves into an abandoned church in a small town in Mississippi and what follows is civil rights battles, child-selling and murder. The narrator is a 13-year-old girl whose natural curiosity leads her to spy on the sect
Sowjetrussland by Jawaharlal Nehru( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aloft by Chang-rae Lee( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aloft offers a reexamination of the American dream from the inside out, through the voice of Jerry Battle, a suburban middle-aged man who has lived his entire life on Long Island, New York." "Battle's favorite diversion is to fly his small plane solo; slipping away for quick flights over the Island or to the coastal towns of New England, Jerry has been disappearing for years. Then a family crisis occurs, and Jerry finds he must face his disengagement in his relationships: with his deceased wife, the circumstances of whose death he has never fully accepted; with his former girlfriend, whom he still longs for; with his daughter, who refuses to address the disease that threatens her life; with his son, who is in danger of losing the family business; and with his father, whom he has placed in a nursing home."--Jacket
Das fünfzig-Jahr-Schwert by Mark Z Danielewski( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwar ist auch Dichtung Sünde: Gedichte: englisch und deutsch by John Donne( Book )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing and rewriting the Holocaust : narrative and the consequences of interpretation by James Edward Young( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in German and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carefully prepared historiographical work interprets the meaning of Holocaust literature as it examines the perpetuation of Holocaust memory and understanding in several forms of media studied ... Includes an extensive bibliography of works
Was ich dir noch sagen wollte by Tom McAllister( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Christa Schuenke deutsche Literaturübersetzerin

Christa Schuenke Duits vertaalster

Christa Schuenke German translator

Schwenke, Christa.

Schwenke, Christa 1948-

German (69)

English (1)