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Tophoven, Elmar

Overview
Works: 273 works in 679 publications in 4 languages and 2,026 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Experimental fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Fantasy fiction  History  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Bibliography 
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 )

87 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two old tramps wait on a bare stretch of road near a tree for Godot
The lost ones by Samuel Beckett( Book )

13 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
Murphy by Samuel Beckett( Book )

14 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor Irishman, seeking his own identity, drifts through worsening stages of despair until his final disintegration
Stories & texts for nothing by Samuel Beckett( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drie verhalen en dertien korte schetsen
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 52 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
Le voyeur. [Roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

9 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 48 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?
Werke by Samuel Beckett( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situations : IV by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hay un aspecto esencial en la labro intelectual del filósofo Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), y es cómo ha vinculado la creación literaria con la artística. "Literatura y arte" es una apasionante incursión en los rincones más lucidos del pensamiento sartreano
Childhood by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in German and held by 44 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
Ernest Hemingway in selbstzeugnissen und bilddokumenten by Georges-Albert Astre( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1991 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le planétarium, roman by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in German and held by 35 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 34 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
Der Ausgestossene by Samuel Beckett( Book )

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

How it is by Samuel Beckett( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 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
Dans le labyrinthe; [roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warten auf Godot by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1988 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A filmed live performance of a German translation of Beckett's two-act tragicomedy Waiting for Godot. The performance took place in the Schiller Theater in Berlin in 1975
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

Krapp's last tape : and other dramatic pieces by Samuel Beckett( Book )

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

Krapp's last tape is a monologue of a man who, after 30 years, plays back the autobiographical tape he had recorded on his 39th birthday. All that fall is about the pilgrimage of an old Irish woman to meet her blind, grumbling husband at the train. In Embers, an old man and his wife ramble on and on. In Act without words I, a man responds to inviting off-stage whistles only to be thrown back from the wings. Act without words II has two men emerging from sacks to perform corresponding motions of living
 
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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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