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Rothmann, Ralf

Overview
Works: 82 works in 453 publications in 20 languages and 5,488 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  War fiction  Historical fiction  Bildungsromans  Psychological fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PT2678.O84, 833.914
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Most widely held works by Ralf Rothmann
To die in spring by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

66 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lunacy of the final months of World War II, as experienced by a young German soldier. Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son -- the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel -- is curious about Walter's experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father's early life. This, then, is the story of Walter and his dangerously outspoken friend Friedrich Caroli, seventeen-year-old trainee milkers on a dairy farm in northern Germany who are tricked into volunteering for the army during the spring of 1945: the last, and in many ways the worst, months of the war. The men are driven to the point of madness by what they experience, and when Friedrich finally deserts his post, Walter is forced to do the unthinkable. Told in a remarkable impressionistic voice, focusing on the tiny details and moments of grotesque beauty that flower even in the most desperate situations, Ralf Rothmann's To Die in Spring "ushers in the pos -- [Günter] Grass era with enormous power" (Die Zeit)."
Junges Licht : Roman by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

37 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a 12-year old boy growing up in a mining community in Germany
Feuer brennt nicht : Roman by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost twenty years after the fall of the wall, the Kreuzberg district of Berlin has become unbearably trendy and deeply unappealing to Alina and Wolf. They move to Müggelsee, at the city's bucolic border, where the differences between East and West have not yet faded and strange encounters with men from the vanished republic are still a part of daily life. But there, Wolf finds himself increasingly strained by the triviality of his daily routine with Alina. The monotony of life in their comfortable apartment gives way, however, when an old girlfriend surfaces and Wolf escapes his boredom into a torrid affair. As Wolf's struggle with his infidelity grows, so grows the hell of his concealment. Called "a grand master of his craft" by Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and "among the best and brightest that contemporary German literature has to offer" by Fuldaer Zeitung, Ralf Rothmann is one of Germany's most gifted writers. Fire Doesn't Burn is a dark recasting of the delicate reunification of East and West as a chronicle of erotic desire and an extraordinary rediscovery of emotion and place
Milch und Kohle : Roman by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het dagelijks leven van een 15-jarige jongen uit een mijnwerkersgezin in het Ruhrgebied van eind jaren zestig
Knife edge : a novel by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge schrijver uit Berlijn, gefascineerd door vrouwen, ziet zijn leven door een vrouw een nieuwe wending nemen
Hitze : Roman by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Tod seiner Freundin hat den Kameramann Simon DeLoo aus der Bahn geworfen. Im Berliner Kiez- und Kneipenmilieu, das der Autor teils ironisch überzeichnet, teils aber auch liebevoll verklärt beschreibt, verdient sich der stille und melancholische 40-Jährige sein Geld als Fahrer einer Grossküche. Erst die zarte Liebesbeziehung zu einer jungen Stadtstreicherin aus Polen kann ihn von seiner Trauer und Schwermut befreien
Flieh, mein Freund! : Roman by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Mittelpunkt des mit scheinbar leichter Hand geschriebenen, in der Grundstimmung fast durchweg heiteren und passagenweise handfest komischen Romans stehen die Identitätsprobleme des knapp 20jährigen Lollys, der sich von seinen Eltern, die auf unterschiedliche Weise von ihrer Hippie-Vergangenheit nicht loskommen, unverstanden und im Stich gelassen fühlt und der erst allmählich lernt, seinen Gefühlen zu trauen. Soweit ich dies beurteilen kann, hat Rothmann den Alltagsjargon der heute 20jährigen recht gut getroffen; er ironisiert ihn behutsam, ohne ihn in satirischer Absicht zu diskriminieren
Shakespeares Hühner : Erzählungen by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in German and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel korte verhalen
Wäldernacht : Roman by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een kunstenaar keert terug naar zijn geboortedorp in het Roergebied waar hij zijn vrienden van vroeger ontmoet, die hun idealen en non-conformisme hebben verruild voor materiële welstand en aangepast gedrag
Der Gott jenes Sommers : Roman by Ralf Rothmann( )

10 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Kind im Krieg: Anfang 1945 muss die zwölfjährige Luisa Norff mit ihrer Mutter und der älteren Schwester aus dem bombardierten Kiel aufs Land fliehen. Das Gut ihres Schwagers Vinzent, eines SS-Offiziers, wird ein unverhoffter Raum der Freiheit: Kein Unterricht mehr, und während alliierte Bomber ostwärts fliegen und immer mehr Flüchtlinge eintreffen, streift die Verträumte durch die Wälder und versucht das Leben diesseits der Brände zu verstehen: Was ist das für eine Beunruhigung, wenn sie den jungen Melker Walter sieht, wer sind die Gefangenen am Klostersee, wohin ist ihre Schwester Billie plötzlich verschwunden, und von wem bekommt die Perückenmacherin eigentlich die Haare? Und als ihr auf einem Fest zu Vinzents Geburtstag genau das widerfährt, wovor sich alle Frauen in jenen Tagen fürchten, bricht Luisa unter der Last des Unerklärlichen zusammen. War Ralf Rothmanns großer, in fünfundzwanzig Sprachen übersetzter Roman Im Frühling sterben ein aufwühlendes Drama am Rand der Schlachtfelder, so ist Der Gott jenes Sommers eine ebenso erschütternde Geschichte über das Klima von Verblendung und Denunziation in den letzten Monaten eines Krieges, der jedem für immer die Seele verdunkelt und schon eine Zwölfjährige mit Recht sagen lässt: "Ich hab alles erlebt."
Ein Winter unter Hirschen : Erzählungen by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in German and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erzählungen um kleine und grosse Wendepunkte im Leben von Menschen unterschiedlichster Herkunft und Prägung
Stier : Roman by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een bouwvakker uit het Ruhrgebied droomt in de jaren zestig van vrijheid en een andere wereld
Rehe am Meer : Erzählungen by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and Turkish and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ich wusste nicht, wie's weitergehen sollte, klar, aber das war auch egal. Die Tiere standen still in meiner Nähe, stolze Umrisse vor der blauen Nacht, und ich konnte alles in ihren Augen sehen, Alter, den ganzen Weg
Berlin Blues : ein Schauspiel by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in German and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Windfisch : Erzählung by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in German and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ook wanneer een fotograaf de Westerse beschaving ontvlucht en naar Ecuador reist, kan hij zijn Duitse oorlogsverleden niet ontlopen
Gebet in Ruinen : Gedichte by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kratzer und andere Gedichte by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Junges Licht gekürzte Lesung by Ralf Rothmann( Recording )

7 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vollkommene Stille : Rede zur Verleihung des Max Frisch-Preises am 1. Oktober 2006 in Zürich by Ralf Rothmann( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To die in spring by Ralf Rothmann( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Distant, silent, often drunk, Walter Urban is a difficult man to have as a father. But his son--the narrator of this slim, harrowing novel--is curious about Walter's experiences during World War II, and so makes him a present of a blank notebook in which to write down his memories. Walter dies, however, leaving nothing but the barest skeleton of a story on those pages, leading his son to fill in the gaps himself, rightly or wrongly, with what he can piece together of his father's early life. This, then, is the story of Walter and his dangerously outspoken friend Friedrich Caroli, seventeen-year-old trainee milkers on a dairy farm in northern Germany who are tricked into volunteering for the army during the spring of 1945: the last, and in many ways the worst, months of the war. The men are driven to the point of madness by what they experience, and when Friedrich finally deserts his post, Walter is forced to do the unthinkable."--Amazon.com
 
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Junges Licht : Roman
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Alternative Names
Ralf Rothmann

Ralf Rothmann Duits schrijver

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Ralf Rothmann German writer

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Ralf Rothmann scrittore, poeta e drammaturgo tedesco

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Rothman, Ralf

Rothman, Ralf 1953-

Rotman, Ralʹf 1953-

Rotman, Ralph 1953-

Ралф Ротман

Ротман, Ральф

ラルフ・ロートマン

ラルフ・ロートマン 1953-

ロートマン, ラルフ

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