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Jonke, Gert 1946-2009

Overview
Works: 105 works in 395 publications in 4 languages and 4,697 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Satire  Autobiographical fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Interviewee, Editor, Performer
Classifications: PT2670.O5, 833.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gert Jonke
Geometric regional novel by Gert Jonke( Book )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in German and English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire on bureaucracy and regimentation by one of Austria's leading writers. The nameless narrator takes the reader on a tour of a village whose inhabitants lead such regulated lives they resemble elements in a mathematical equation
Homage to Czerny : studies in virtuoso technique by Gert Jonke( Book )

34 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gert Jonke, a pianist turned writer, avails himself of compositional techniques from classical music. Different characters sound their own themes in cleverly orchestrated conversations. Opening observations are restated at the end by another character instead of in another key. Not surprisingly, the first-person narrator is a composer, a young man who is all the more likeable for his difficulties: his missing girlfriend and his withdrawal symptoms
Der ferne Klang : Roman by Gert Jonke( Book )

32 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awakening to the great sleep war : [a novel] by Gert Jonke( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the loveliest riddles of Austrian literature is finally available in English translation: Gert Jonke's 1982 novel, Awakening to the Great Sleep War, is an expedition through a world in constant nervous motion, where reality is rapidly fraying-flags refuse to stick to their poles, lids sidle off of their pots, tram tracks shake their stops away like fleas, and books abandon libraries in droves. Our cicerone on this journey through the possible (and impossible) is an "acoustical decorator" by the name of Burgmüller-a poetical gentleman, the lover of three women, able to commun
Die erste Reise zum unerforschten Grund des stillen Horizonts : von Glashäusern, Leuchttürmen, Windmaschinen und anderen Wahrzeichen der Gegend by Gert Jonke( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in German and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Kopf des Georg Friedrich Händel by Gert Jonke( Book )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in German and French and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanftwut, oder, Der Ohrenmaschinist : eine Theatersonate by Gert Jonke( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stoffgewitter by Gert Jonke( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Inland und im Ausland auch; Prosa, Gedichte, Hörspiel, Theaterstück by Gert Jonke( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in German and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glashausbesichtigung by Gert Jonke( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Vermehrung der Leuchttürme by Gert Jonke( Book )

8 editions published in 1971 in German and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Es singen die Stein : ein Stück Naturtheater by Gert Jonke( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in German and Undetermined and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opus 111 : ein Klavierstück by Gert Jonke( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in German and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The system of Vienna : from Heaven Street to Earth Mound Square : a novel by Gert Jonke( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in German and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The System of Vienna details Gert Janke's travels through Vienna by streetcar, reporting the bizarre and frustrating encounters he experiences as he progresses - and meanwhile moving not just from trolley-stop to trolley-stop, but through life as well: from innocence to disillusionment, birth to death. Ionke meets a paranoiac fish wholesaler who believes he is directing all of Austrian politics from his little stall, a stamp collector in such deadly earnest he hopes to be appointed to a professorship in philately, and a compulsive talker who has developed a rigorous economic philosophy out of the most common objects to be found in a Vienna neighborhood. Slowly increasing the comic and fantastic elements in his story until they overwhelm all pretense to autobiography - culminating in a strangely touching love scene between Ionke and a caryatid - The System of Vienna reminds us that the very act of describing a life turns it into fiction."--Jacket
Insektarium by Gert Jonke( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in German and Croatian and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redner rund um die Uhr : eine Sprechsonate by Gert Jonke( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alle Stücke by Gert Jonke( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die versunkene Kathedrale und anderes by Gert Jonke( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chorphantasie : Konzert für Dirigent auf der Suche nach dem Orchester by Gert Jonke( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strandkonzert mit Brandung : Georg Friedrich Händel, Anton Webern, Lorenzo da Ponte by Gert Jonke( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Geometric regional novel
Alternative Names
Gert Jonke austerriksk manusforfattar

Gert Jonke Austrian writer

Gert Jonke crivain autrichien

Gert Jonke Oostenrijks auteur

Gert Jonke sterrikisk manusfrfattare

Gert Jonke sterriksk manusforfatter

Gert Jonke strigsk manuskriptforfatter

Jonke, G. F.

Jonke, G. F. 1946-

Jonke, G. F. 1946-2009

Jonke, G. F. (Gert Friedrich), 1946-

Jonke, G. F. (Gert Friedrich), 1946-2009

Jonke, Gerd 1946-2009

Jonke, Gerd F. 1946-2009

Jonke, Gerd Friedrich 1946-2009

Jonke, Gert F. 1946-2009

Jonke, Gert Friedrich

Jonke, Gert Friedrich 1946-

Jonke Gert Friedrich 1946-2009

گرت یونکه فیلمنامه‌نویس اتریشی

Languages
German (225)

English (16)

French (8)

Croatian (1)

Covers
Homage to Czerny : studies in virtuoso techniqueDer ferne Klang : RomanThe system of Vienna : from Heaven Street to Earth Mound Square : a novel