WorldCat Identities

Shiff, Ben

Overview
Works: 29 works in 32 publications in 2 languages and 1,218 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  History  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Dictionaries  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Editor, Book designer, Other
Classifications: PS3525.I5156, 812.52
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 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The magician of Lublin by Isaac Bashevis Singer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A season in hell; Une saison en enfer by Arthur Rimbaud ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fall of the house of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 73 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 72 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
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In graphic novel format, reworks Kafka's tale of family and alienation featuring traveling saleman 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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hunting stories by William Faulkner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 59 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
Journeys among the dead : a play, with lithographs by Eugène Ionesco ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oedipus by Friedrich Dürrenmatt ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 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
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
De heroïsche strijd van een oude visser met een gigantische vis als het symbool van de mensheid die worstelt om het volmaakte te bereiken
Three poems by Octavio Paz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 37 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)