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Scharang, Michael 1941-

Overview
Works: 65 works in 316 publications in 8 languages and 2,773 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Other, Performer
Classifications: PT2680.A68, 833.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Scharang
Über Peter Handke by Michael Scharang( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Tractor ; and, Harry, a reckoning by Michael Scharang( Book )

37 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in 6 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume contains two works of fiction which can be read independently, yet are inherently connected. Charlie Tractor, the author's first novel (first published in 1973), traces the trying and sometimes hilarious experiences of a young working-class protagonist who has recently moved from the Austrian provinces to Vienna. Much of the novel consists of an account of Charlie's efforts to organize and present his and his co-workers' demands for improved working conditions. The novels also engages questions concerning Austria's post-war history, and the legacy of Nazism in Austria." "In Harry, A Reckoning (first published in 1984), Charlie Tractor's son, Harry, delivers a monologue to the author of the novel based on his father's experiences. The work contains, among other things, a reconsideration of changing historical conditions in Austria, and the role of literature in this context. Both works are simultaneously funny and seriously engaged."--BOOK JACKET
Auf nach Amerika : Roman by Michael Scharang( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Komödie des Alterns : ein Roman by Michael Scharang( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and Slovenian and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Ägypter geht nach Österreich, um Maschinenbau zu studieren. Vor Studienbeginn absolviert er ein Praktikum in einem Stahlwerk. Dort trifft er auf einen jungen Österreicher; die beiden verstehen sich ausgezeichnet: Die Frage nach dem Gottesglauben beantworten sie mit Vernunft; die herrschende Ordnung erscheint ihnen dermaßen widervernünftig, daß sie ihr gerne helfen würden zu verschwinden. Da sie dazu keine Gelegenheit bekommen, beschäftigen sie sich anderweitig: Sie gehen nach Ägypten und gründen mitten in der Wüste eine Farm. Als sie sechzig sind, wollen sie dort ein Fest veranstalten. Doch jeder hat klare Indizien, daß der andere eine gemeine Intrige gegen ihn spinnt, und aus inniger Freundschaft wird erbitterter Haß. Michael Scharang spickt in seinem neuen Buch die Ideen von unverbrüchlicher Freundschaft und von Freiheit im Leben und in der Arbeit mit den Stacheln der Kritik am irrationalen und menschenfeindlichen Kapitalismus. Die Komödie des Alterns ist ein Roman in streng gefügter Sprache mit ungefügigem Witz. Über den Autor urteilt Elfriede Jelinek: "Scharang hat eine neue ästhetische Möglichkeit für das Schreiben gesellschaftskritischer Literatur gefunden."
Das Wunder Österreich, oder, Wie es in einem Land immer besser und dabei immer schlechter wird : Essays, Polemiken, Glossen by Michael Scharang( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in German and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Sohn eines Landarbeiters by Michael Scharang( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in German and Russian and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die List der Kunst : Essays by Michael Scharang( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das jüngste Gericht des Michelangelo Spatz : Roman by Michael Scharang( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman
Zur Emanzipation der Kunst; Essays by Michael Scharang( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry : eine Abrechnung by Michael Scharang( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statt einen Schriftsteller von seinem Leben erzählen zu lassen, sagt Harry lieber selber, was er bisher erlebt hat: Makel seiner unehelichen Geburt, harte Kindheit, unsichere Existenz
Der Lebemann : Roman by Michael Scharang( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in German and Czech and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das doppelte Leben : ein Drehbuch by Michael Scharang( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in German and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einer muss immer parieren; Dokumentationen von Arbeitern über Arbeiter by Michael Scharang( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in German and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bericht an das Stadtteilkomitee : polit. Lesebuchtexte by Michael Scharang( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verfahren eines Verfahrens by Michael Scharang( Book )

8 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschichten aus der Geschichte Österreichs 1945-1983( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bleibt Peymann in Wien oder kommt der Kommunismus wieder : Geschichten, Satiren, Abhandlungen by Michael Scharang( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schluss mit dem Erzählen und andere Erzählungen by Michael Scharang( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Beruf des Vaters by Michael Scharang( Book )

25 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Totstellen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young farm laborer has improved his lot by studying hard and becoming a mason. Encouraged by his new standing, he marries. He has regular, well-paying work in his village. Driven by ambition, he accepts a job in the city with people he doesn't respect and who don't respect him, and he loses the support of his village boss as well. He begins to build a house for himself out of materials stolen from building sites. Overworked, and overextended, he is crushed by the resulting two courtroom trials and prison sentence and commits suicide. Based on an Austrian folk-play
 
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Komödie des Alterns : ein Roman
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Alternative Names
Michael Scharang austerriksk manusforfattar

Michael Scharang aŭstra verkisto

Michael Scharang Austrian screenwriter

Michael Scharang écrivain autrichien

Michael Scharang guionista austríaco

Michael Scharang österrikisk manusförfattare

Michael Scharang østerriksk manusforfatter

Michael Scharang østrigsk manuskriptforfatter

Michael Scharang scenarioschrijver uit Oostenrijk

Šarang, Michaėl' 1941-

Михаел Шаранг

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