WorldCat Identities

Shiff, Ben

Overview
Works: 28 works in 31 publications in 2 languages and 1,219 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Domestic drama  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Allegories  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc 
Roles: Editor, Book designer, Other
Classifications: PS3515.E37, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben Shiff
Hiroshima by John Hersey( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the effect of the bombing of Hiroshima on six survivors of the atomic blast
A lost lady by Willa Cather( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written from the perspective of a male narrator, Willa Cather's classic novel is an American version of "Madame Bovary". It is a portrait of a talented woman trapped in the conventions and economic restraints of a marriage. It is the story of a woman who defies expectations, and whose personal changes coincide with the transforming American Frontier. In this work, Willa Cather expressed her profoundly modern feminist views in the life of an ordinary and gifted woman who is stifled by marriage."--Ingram
The fall of the house of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visitor to a gloomy mansion finds a childhood friend dying under the spell of a family curse
The magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish hypnotist and acrobat mingles with all classes in 19th-century Poland, but is accepted by none. An account of an exceptional individual's struggle with evil
A season in hell by Arthur Rimbaud( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death of a salesman; certain private conversations in two acts and a requiem by Arthur Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winning play concerned with the despair of a 63-year-old traveling salesman when he is forced to face the reality he has evaded all his life
The metamorphosis by Peter Kuper( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In graphic novel format, reworks Kafka's tale of family and alienation featuring traveling salesman Gregor Samsa, who awakens in his family home one morning to find himself turned into a giant bug
The diary of a country priest by Georges Bernanos( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in German and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hunting stories by William Faulkner( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys among the dead : a play, with lithographs by Eugène Ionesco( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in Paris as he attempts to write a novel, Brigge, a young Danish aristocrat and poet obsessed with death, muses on his family, his background, and his observations of Parisian life
Oedipus by Friedrich Dürrenmatt( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first English-language edition of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's version of the Oedipus myth
The kingdom of this world by Alejo Carpentier( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this orgy of voodoo, race hatred, madness, and erotomania, Alejo Carpentier records the destruction of King Henri Christophe's black regime, which was built on the same corruption and contempt for human life that brought down French rule while embodying its same hollow grandeur of false elegance attained only through slave labor
All the king's men by Robert Penn Warren( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nohow on by Samuel Beckett( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three pieces that comprise this volume are among the most delicate and disquieting of Samuel Beckett's later prose. Each confined to a single consciousness in a closed space, these stories are a testament to the mind's boundless expanse. In Company, a man'"one on his back in the dark"'hears a voice speak to him, describing significant moments from his lifetime, and yet these memories may be merely fables and figments invented for the sake of companionship. Ill Seen Ill Said tells of a solitary old woman who paces around a cabin, burdened by existence itself. And Worstword Ho explores a world devoid of rationality and purpose, containing the famous directive: "Try again. Fail Again. Fail Better." The quintessential distillation of Beckett's philosophy on human existence and the ultimate example of his minimalist approach to fiction, Nohow On is a vital collection, concerned with conception and perception, memory and imagination
The leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel is a chronicle of fifty years of the Risorgimento, the Italian Unification's effect on Sicily, dating from Garibaldi's landing on the island in 1860 to the final decline of a once-opulent Sicilian family. The book represents a variation on the historical novel, in that it permits the present to intrude into the past--the omniscient narrator hints at what will happen after the story is finished. The protagonist is Don Fabrizio Corbera, Prince of Salina. He accepts that his nephew, Tancredi, joins the rebels, but sees the aristocracy displaced by the middle class. After the prince's deathbed scene, in which he sums up the small number of joyful hours as against his seventy years of boredom, the view deepens into psychological narrative. However, the story does not end in his death, but the final chapter, set in 1910, shows the decline of the family.--Adapted from kirjasto.sci.fi
Three poems by Octavio Paz( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santiago is a Cuban fisherman who encounters a giant marlin in the Gulf Stream and the battle for his catch becomes one of survival against a band of marauding sharks
Poems by Frank O'Hara( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In der Strafkolonie : eine Geschichte aus d. Jahre 1914 by Franz Kafka( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the penal colony" is a three-act play based on the original short story by Franz Kafka and adapted by ASU MFA playwright Christian Krauspe. Told in flashback-form; a lone female Traveler arrives at a nameless penal colony where she is asked to comment on an old execution device known simply as, "the apparatus." She is pressured by the colonies administration to condone the practice while simultaneously asked to endorse the machine by her guiding officer in hopes of preserving the mystical powers the apparatus seems to possess. The Traveler must make the choice to endorse or condone the machine while she faces her own demons in the process
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityBastian, Stephen

Shiff, Benjamin

Languages
English (22)

German (1)