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Tophoven, Elmar

Overview
Works: 289 works in 731 publications in 4 languages and 2,270 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Tragicomedies  Experimental fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Fantasy fiction  Biographies  History  Drama  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Translator, Creator, Editor, Librettist, Author, Adapter, Lyricist, tra, Correspondent
Classifications: PQ2603.E378, 842.91
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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 )

86 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 268 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 2016 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 )

16 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 73 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 73 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
Krapp, ou, La dernière bande : opéra = The last tape : opera = Krapp, oder, Das letzte Band : Oper : [op. 81 by Marcel Mihalovici( )

5 editions published in 1961 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jalousie by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his most famous and perhaps most typical work, Robbe-Grillet explores his principle preoccupation: the meaning of reality
La route des Flandres; [roman by Claude Simon( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Captain de Reixach is killed by a German sniper, three of his fellow soldiers look back on his life
Le voyeur. [Roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in German and held by 52 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 )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in German and held by 50 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
Porträts und Perspektiven by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How it is by Samuel Beckett( Book )

9 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 44 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
Les jumeaux : opéra bouffe en 3 actes ; (d'après Plaute) = Die Zwillinge : Opera-Buffa in 3 Akten : (nach Plautus) by Marcel Mihalovici( )

8 editions published in 1962 in 4 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martereau, roman by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in German and Undetermined and held by 36 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
Le planétarium, roman by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in German and Undetermined 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
The expelled, and other novellas by Samuel Beckett( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in German and French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late novellen van de Ierse schrijver (1906-)
Erzählungen und Texte um Nichts by Samuel Beckett( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le labyrinthe; [roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

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

A brilliant work from one of the finest exponents of the Nouveau Roman, In the Labyrinth showcases an inventive, hypnotic style which creates an uncanny atmosphere of déjà vu, yet undermines the reader's expectations at every turn
Warten auf Godot by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aufzeichnung einer Aufführung von Becketts Tragikkomödie in zwei Akten
Um abermals zu enden und anderes Durchgefallenes : Prosadichtungen in 3 Sprachen by Samuel Beckett( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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

Elmar Tophoven traductor alemán

Elmar Tophoven tysk oversætter

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