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Tophoven, Elmar

Overview
Works: 291 works in 724 publications in 4 languages and 2,169 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Experimental fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Fantasy fiction  Tragicomedies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Creator, Editor, Author, Librettist, Adapter, Correspondent, Lyricist, tra
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 843.914
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Most widely held works about Elmar Tophoven
 
Most widely held works by Elmar Tophoven
Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

85 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufzeichnung einer Aufführung von Becketts Tragikomödie in zwei Akten
Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player by Samuel Beckett( Book )

46 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the text to two of Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett's greatest works, a single-act play and a single-person mime sketch
Murphy by Samuel Beckett( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor Irishman, seeking his own identity, drifts through worsening stages of despair until his final disintegration
The lost ones by Samuel Beckett( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in German and French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his quest for distilling the human experience into the barest essentials, Beckett tells of a universe of lost bodies roaming the niches and crevices inside a flattened cylinder fifty meters round and eighteen high
La route des Flandres; [roman by Claude Simon( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimentele beschrijving in de traditie van de "nouveau roman" van een episode uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog
La jalousie by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une intrigue basée sur le schéma du triangle amoureux mettant en scène un mari trompé, son épouse et l'amant de sa femme
Watt by Samuel Beckett( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An account of the grotesque and improbable adventures of a fantastically logical Irish servant and his master, narrated with mordant wit and rooted in Beckett's own terrifying vision of despair"--Cover
Portraits (Situations IV) by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Portraits (Situations IV) brings together Sartre's most important writings on literature and artists in one of his most productive periods. It includes his preface to Sarraute's Portrait of a Man Unknown and his homages to Andre Gide, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Albert Camus. The Merleau-Ponty essay casts considerable light on the recent history of French philosophy, particularly with regard to dominant post-war political conceptions, and the lengthy studies of Sartre's close friend Paul Nizan and of the young André Gorz are no less revealing. This volume also contains Sartre's 'Reply to Albert Camus', which confirmed the break between the two writers on its publication in 1952. Alongside these major writings are fascinating articles on Tintoretto and a number of contemporary painters, including Giacomertti and Masson, and two highly readable accounts of Sartre's travels in Italy."--Jacket
Le voyeur. [Roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathias, the voyeur, returns to the island of his birth and wanders about for several days. When a thirteen-year-old girl is found drowned, murder is suspected. Did Mathias do it?
Childhood by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in German and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the leading proponents of the nouveau roman, Nathalie Sarraute is often remembered for her novels, including The Golden Fruits, which earned her the Prix international de litterature in 1964. But her carefully crafted and evocative memoir Childhood may in fact be Sarraute's most accessible and emotionally open work. Written when the author was eighty-three years old, but dealing with only the first twelve years of her life, Childhood is constructed as a dialogue between Sarraute and her memory. Sarraute gently interrogates her interlocutor in sea
How it is by Samuel Beckett( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The theme may be the struggle of form to emerge from formlessness using Leopardi's sense of the world as mud (E fango è il mondo) and therefore, a kind of purgatory, as well as Dante's image of souls gulping mud in the Stygian marsh of the Inferno (Canto VII, 109-126, in Palma's translation): "Set in the slime, they say: 'We were sullen, with no pleasure in the sweet, sun-gladdened air, carrying in our souls the fumes of sloth. Now we are sullen in this black ooze' - where they hymn this in their throats with a gurgling sound because they cannot form the words down there." Dante's Belacqua and his foetal position also are referenced in How It Is and the following quotation is an example of the work's unpunctuated, dense, and poetic style: "the knees drawn up the back bent in a hoop the tiny head near the knees curled round the sack Belacqua fallen over on his side tired of waiting forgotten of the hearts where grace abides asleep."--Wikipedia
Erzählungen und Texte um Nichts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in German and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le planétarium, roman by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The many narratives of The Planetarium, told from various points of view, revolve around a seemingly simple conceit: a young man has his heart and ambition set on his aunt's large apartment. But, as in Sarraute's other books, this plot forms only the surface of what is really happening. Instead, Sarraute focuses on the emotional lives and internal thoughts of her characters in a way that goes beyond what Virginia Woolf did years before. The spite the young man feels toward his mother-in-law for offering him and his wife cheap chairs for their apartment; the terror inspired during a confrontation between the same young man and his aunt; and the need for approval he feels when he's around his Gertrude Stein-like literary icon are some of the many internal conflicts that move the narrative forward through the minds of the conflicted and clashing characters. Always deeply engaging, The Planetarium uses a simple plot to reveal the disparity between the way we see ourselves and the way others see us."--Publisher's website
Martereau, roman by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in German and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martereau is narrated by a tubercular young man driven by a compulsion to discover what lies behind fads, especially in relation to the adults and the family around him. He's particularly interested in Martereau, his uncle's devoted friend and business associate. All in all, Martereau seems like a trustworthy, benign, self-sufficient man, but under the narrator's intense scrutiny--and Martereau's suspect behavior concerning a shady real-estate deal--his motives seem much more complex and seedy. In a subtle, skillful way, Nathalie Sarraute explores the difference between those who are wealthy and those who pretend to be so, and the manipulative way in which some people get ahead in the world
The expelled, and other novellas by Samuel Beckett( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in German and French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late novellen van de Ierse schrijver (1906-)
Dans le labyrinthe; [roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soldier wanders through the maze of a wartime city's streets, anxious to deliver a package entrusted to him by a dying comrade
Oh les beaux jours (Happy days) : pièce en deux actes by Samuel Beckett( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folger Theatre Group, Richard Crinkley director, Samuel Beckett "Happy Days," directed by Louis Scheeder, with Mimi Norton Salamanca and Scott Schofield, designed by Kenneth Dresser, costumes by Miriam Daly, RFCJ, stage manager Laura Fieldsteel, assistant director Dona Willis Scheeder
Um abermals zu enden und anderes Durchgefallenes : Prosadichtungen in 3 Sprachen by Samuel Beckett( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La dernière bande by Samuel Beckett( Book )

20 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in German and English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arena Stage, Zelda Fichandler, producing director presents three short plays: "Krapp's Last Tape," by Samuel Beckett, with Donald Davis, directed by Alan Schneider: "The End of the Beginning, by Sean O'Casey, directed by F. Cowles Strickland: "In the Zone," by Eugene O'Neill, directed by F. Cowles Strickland, settings by Bill H. Demos, lighting by Leo Gallenstein, costumes by Marianna Elliott
Portrait d'un inconnu, roman by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1999 in German and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major work of avant-garde literature, first published by Braziller in 1958, Nathalie Sarraute probes deeply into the nature of human relationships through her depiction of an elderly father and his spinster daughter. In his preface to Portrait of a Man Unknown, Jean-Paul Sartre applauded Sarraute for writing an "anti-novel," one that resists the traditional premises of plot and character. The narrator, a neurotic neighbor obsessed with the pair, shows the persistence of a sleuth, taking every opportunity to snoop and eavesdrop. He follows the couple's every step, awaiting the final explosion: the ultimate confrontation between the two characters over money necessary for the daughter's medical needs. --Amazon.com
 
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Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts
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Elmar Tophoven deutscher literarischer Übersetzer

Elmar Tophoven Duits vertaler (1923-1989)

Elmar Tophoven German translator

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