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Walser, Martin 1927-

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Most widely held works by Martin Walser
Ein fliehendes Pferd : Novelle by Martin Walser( Book )

183 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twee echtparen, op vakantie aan het Bodenmeer, trekken zoveel met elkaar op dat de verschillen in karakter en leefwijze tot een kritieke situatie leiden. Uitgave met achtergrondinformatie over auteur en roman
The inner man : a novel by Martin Walser( Book )

74 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,244 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 )

75 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,206 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
Ehen in Philippsburg; Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

163 editions published between 1957 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een kritiek op de na-oorlogse samenleving, waar alles gericht is op de economische vooruitgang en geen plaats is voor enige ideologie
The Swan Villa : a novel by Martin Walser( Book )

49 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottlieb Zurn is a West German real estate agent in the mold of Willy Loman. Surrounded by an oppressive group of family and colleagues, he dreams of the success represented by the Swan Villa, an elegant but empty mansion
Das Einhorn : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

120 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in German and English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Einhorn ist ein witzig ironisches und glaubhaft pathetisches Buch über die Liebe. Urs Jenny -
Die Verteidigung der Kindheit : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

68 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Roman einer großen Liebe in Deutschland 1929 bis 1987 - die Liebe eines Sohnes zu seiner Mutter. Nach ihrem Tod muß er diese Liebe bewahren, die Vergangenheit gegen die Zukunft verteidigen
Letter to Lord Liszt : a novel by Martin Walser( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 821 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
Halbzeit; Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

146 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

53 editions published between 1998 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 779 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"--
The burden of the past : Martin Walser on modern German identity : texts, contexts, commentary by Thomas A Kovach( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 677 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
Ein liebender Mann : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

41 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For readers of Colm Toibin's The Master and Michael Cunningham's The Hours, a witty, moving, tender novel of impossible love and the mysterious ways of art. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is so famous his servant auctions off snippets of his hair and children and adults recite from his many works by memory. When he was a young poet, his first novel, a story of love and romantic fervor ending in suicide, was an international blockbuster that set off a wave of self-inflicted deaths across Europe. Now seventy-three, sought after and busy with scientific pursuits and responsibilities to the Grand Duke, he has fallen in love with a nineteen-year-old, Ulrike von Levetzov. Infatuated, at the spa in Marienbad, he seeks her out. They exchange glances, witty words. In the social swirl, they find each other. On the promenade, they parade together arm in arm. Time spent away from her is sleepless, and when they kiss, it is in the 'Goethian' way, from his books: a matter of souls, not mouths or lips. And yet, his years fail him. At an afternoon tea party, a younger man tries to seduce her. At a costume ball, he collapses. When he proposes nonetheless, Ulrike and her mother are already preparing to leave. Caught in a storm of emotion and torn between despair and unwillingness to give up hope, he begins an elegy in his coach as he pursues her: 'The Marienbad Elegy,' one of his last great works"--
Jenseits der Liebe : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

50 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in German and Undetermined and held by 594 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
Ein Flugzeug über dem Haus, und andere Geschichten by Martin Walser( Book )

78 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ohne einander : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

57 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Redestrom ist dieses Buch, herrlich, hart und scharf. Voll der Turbulenzen und Tücken, eine Strecke der Vertrauenszerstörung. Wie das zusammentreibt, wie das auseinanderstrebt. Wer gehört zu wem, möchte man ausrufen und erlebt von Seite zu Seite, wie sie alle ohne einander sind. Sollte dieser so rasant daherkommende Roman etwa nicht ein Roman, vielmehr eine Tragödie sein, die einer Familie, ja einer Gesellschaft, der ein Seeleninfarkt widerfuhr? Sylvio, der Schrftsteller, kommt zur Erkenntnis: diese Wirklichkeit muß man, um sie erträglich zu machen, umschreiben. So lange umschreiben, bis sie einen weißen Schatten wirft
Tod eines Kritikers : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

39 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Schriftsteller Hans Lach ist verhaftet worden: Mordverdacht. Auf der Party in der Villa seines Verlegers, zu der er ganz gegen die Regeln geladen war, hatte er einen berühmten Kritiker angepöbelt und bedroht, nachdem dieser am selben Abend in der Fernsehsendung 'Sprechstunde' sein neues Buch böse verrissen hatte. Als am nächsten Morgen der gelbe Cashmere-Pullover des Kritikers blutgetränkt gefunden wird, fehlt zwar zunächst noch die Leiche, aber Zweifel über den Mörder scheint niemand zu hegen. Lediglich Michael Landolf, ein in München lebender Historiker spezialisiert auf Mystik, Kabbala, Alchemie und Rosenkreuzertum, schenkt den Vorwürfen gegen seinen Freund keinen Glauben. Kriminalhauptkommissar Wedekind hingegen will die Schuld Lachs beweisen. Wedekind liest die Bücher des Verhafteten und zieht daraus seine Schlüsse; Landolf befragt Freunde, Kollegen und die Gedichte schreibende Verlegersgattin. Beide müssen sich natürlich nicht zuletzt mit der 'Sprechstunde' beschäftigen... Ein Beitrag zur Aufklärung über Zustandekommen und Wirken der öffentlichen Meinung: Vor und hinter den Kulissen des Kulturbetriebs geht es zu wie beim Boxsport oder an der Börse. Es wird auf Leben und Tod gespielt
Runaway horse : a novel by Martin Walser( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The accidental reunion of two men, former schoolmates, and their wives in a lakeside resort leads to a comparison of memories, an awkward intimacy, and a moment of terrible, yet exhilarating liberation
No man's land : a novel by Martin Walser( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and German and held by 479 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
Jagd : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gedurende een zomer heeft een getrouwde man een verhouding met een gaste, waardoor zijn huwelijk onder druk komt te staan
Der Lebenslauf der Liebe : Roman by Martin Walser( Book )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein behindertes Kind, ein Mann, der zuerst reich ist, dann ruiniert, dann krank, dann tot und Susi, in ihrer durch keine Erfahrung belehrbaren Sehnsucht nach reiner, das heißt gegenseitiger Liebe. Die Unbelehrbarkeit ihres Gefühls wird zu ihrer Kraft. Ihr Leben, vor allem diese Ehe, ist das reinste Unglück; doch Susi hat keine Scham, sich als die glücklichste Frau der Welt zu bezeichnen. Warum?
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The burden of the past : Martin Walser on modern German identity : texts, contexts, commentary
The burden of the past : Martin Walser on modern German identity : texts, contexts, commentaryEin liebender Mann : RomanTod eines Kritikers : RomanWörter für die Katz? Martin Walser im Kontext der Literatur nach 1945New critical perspectives on Martin WalserMartin Walser : international perspectives
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

Martin Walser deutscher Schriftsteller

Martin Walser Duits auteur

Martin Walser écrivain allemand

Martin Walser escriptor alemany

Martin Walser escritor

Martin Walser escritor alemán

Martin Walser German author

Martin Walser German writer

Martin Walser germana verkisto

Martin Walser niemiecki pisarz

Martin Walser scrittore tedesco

Martin Walser shkrimtar gjerman

Martinus Walser

Mating-Wase 1927-

Palchŏ, Mat'in 1927-

Valʹzer, Martin 1927-

Valzeris Martinas

Valzers, Mārtins 1927-

Waerze, Mading 1927-

Walser, 1927-

Walser, M., 1927-

Walser, Martin

Walser, Martin 1927-

Walser, Martin Johannes.

Walser Martin Johannes 1927-....

Βάλσερ Μάρτιν (1927-)

Вальзер Мартин

Мартин Валзер

Мартин Вальзер

Мартин Вальзер немецкий писатель и драматург

Мартін Вальзер німецький письменник

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 1927-

瓦尔泽, 马丁 1927-

瓦瑟, 馬丁 1927-


马丁・瓦尔泽 1927-

馬丁·瓦瑟 1927-