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Shiff, Ben

Overview
Works: 29 works in 32 publications in 2 languages and 1,229 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Drama  Political fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  Study guides  Short stories 
Roles: Editor, Book designer, Other
Classifications: PT2621.A26, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ben Shiff
Hiroshima by John Hersey( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 90 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 89 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 magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 78 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
Une saison en enfer & Le bateau ivre. A season in hell & the drunken boat by Arthur Rimbaud( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This new translation captures the tone and rhythm of Rimbaud's language as well as the quality of his thought
The fall of the house of Usher and other tales by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fourteen tales of terror, imagination, and suspense
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 73 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 flounder by Günter Grass( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based loosely on Grimm's The Fisherman and his Wife, this triumphant blend of folk tale and contemporary story takes place over the course of nine months, during which the wife of the narrator becomes pregnant and is regaled with tales of the various cooks the fisherman has met throughout his life. The emerging themes of the novel expose the periods when men made history and women's contributions went largely, in some cases gravely, unrecognized. Inventive, imaginitive and irreverent, this humorous, fundamentally brilliant novel highlights the value of modern-day myth and timeless legend
The metamorphosis by Franz Kafka( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed into some kind of monstrous vermin. With a bewildering blend of the everyday and the fantastical, Kafka thus begins his most famous short story, The Metamorphosis. A commercial traveller is unexpectedly freed from his dreary job by his inexplicable transformation into an insect, which drastically alters his relationship with his family. Kafka considered publishing it with two of the stories included here in a volume to be called Punishments. The Judgement also concerns family tensions, when a power struggle between father and son ends with the father passing an enigmatic judgement on the helpless son. The third story, In the Penal Colony, explores questions of power, justice, punishment, and the meaning of pain in a colonial setting. These three stories are flanked by two very different works. Meditation, the first book Kafka published, consists of light, whimsical, often poignant mood-pictures, while in the autobiographical Letter to his Father, Kafka analyses his difficult relationship in forensic and devastating detail
Journal d'un curé de campagne by Georges Bernanos( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in German and English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic Catholic novel, Bernanos movingly recounts the life of a young French country priest who grows to understand his provincial parish while learning spiritual humility himself
Hunting stories by William Faulkner( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 58 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
Théâtre by Eugène Ionesco( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Cantatrice chauve. . Eugène
Oedipus by Friedrich Dürrenmatt( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is the first English-language edition of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's versio of the Oedipus myth
The kingdom of this world by Alejo Carpentier( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 47 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 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dynamic backwoods lawyer batters his way into the governor's mansion, where he uses his unprincipled charm to become a brutal dictator
Nohow on by Samuel Beckett( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 41 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
The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 38 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
Three poems by Octavio Paz( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by Frank O'Hara( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Bastian, Stephen

Shiff, Benjamin
Languages
English (22)
German (1)