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Tophoven, Elmar

Overview
Works: 257 works in 708 publications in 4 languages and 2,092 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Experimental fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Fantasy fiction  Tragicomedies  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Creator, Editor, Author, Librettist, Adapter, Lyricist, tra, Correspondent
Classifications: PR6003.E282, 843.914
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Publications about Elmar Tophoven
Publications by Elmar Tophoven
Publications by Elmar Tophoven, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Elmar Tophoven
 
Most widely held works by Elmar Tophoven
Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts by Samuel Beckett( Book )
91 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Aufzeichnung einer Aufführung von Becketts Tragikomödie in zwei Akten
The lost ones by Samuel Beckett( Book )
12 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in German and French and held by 71 libraries worldwide
In his quest for distilling the human experience into the barest essentials, Beckett tells of a universe of lost bodies roaming the niches and crevices inside a flattened cylinder fifty meters round and eighteen high
Murphy by Samuel Beckett( Book )
14 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in German and Undetermined and held by 70 libraries worldwide
A poor Irishman, seeking his own identity, drifts through worsening stages of despair until his final disintegration
La route des Flandres; [roman by Claude Simon( Book )
8 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 54 libraries worldwide
"A des époques différentes et dans les périodes de tumulte et de violence, trois personnage vivent des événements et des expériences qui semblent se répéter, se superposer, de même qu'indifférents à la tragédie, aux déchirements familiaux et politiques, reviennent au long des pages les mêmes travaux des champs, les alternances des saisons, de la pluie, du soleil, des printemps."--Cover
La jalousie by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )
9 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Une intrigue basée sur le schéma du triangle amoureux mettant en scène un mari trompé, son épouse et l'amant de sa femme
Watt by Samuel Beckett( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 51 libraries worldwide
"An account of the grotesque and improbable adventures of a fantastically logical Irish servant and his master, narrated with mordant wit and rooted in Beckett's own terrifying vision of despair"--Cover
Le voyeur. [Roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )
9 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Mathias, the voyeur, returns to the island of his birth and wanders about for several days. When a thirteen-year-old girl is found drowned, murder is suspected. Did Mathias do it?
Portraits (Situations IV) by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in German and held by 46 libraries worldwide
"Portraits (Situations IV) brings together Sartre's most important writings on literature and artists in one of his most productive periods. It includes his preface to Sarraute's Portrait of a Man Unknown and his homages to Andre Gide, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Albert Camus. The Merleau-Ponty essay casts considerable light on the recent history of French philosophy, particularly with regard to dominant post-war political conceptions, and the lengthy studies of Sartre's close friend Paul Nizan and of the young André Gorz are no less revealing. This volume also contains Sartre's 'Reply to Albert Camus', which confirmed the break between the two writers on its publication in 1952. Alongside these major writings are fascinating articles on Tintoretto and a number of contemporary painters, including Giacomertti and Masson, and two highly readable accounts of Sartre's travels in Italy."--Jacket
Stolen childhood : slave youth in nineteenth-century America by Wilma King( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in German and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Wilma King sheds light on a long-overlooked aspect of slavery in the United States--the wretched lives of the millions of young people enslaved in the nineteenth-century South. A substantial body of scholarship examines the history of U.S. slavery, but it has not focused on these children and their place in enslaved families and the slave community. Wilma King argues that childhood was stolen from these youngsters--they were forced into the workplace at an early age, subjected to arbitrary plantation authority and punishment, and were separated from family. For this exhaustive study, King draws on a wide range of sources, including government records and many unpublished archival materials. This volume tells the story of these children and youth, adding their experience to the history of slavery in the United States
Le planétarium, roman by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in German and held by 35 libraries worldwide
"The many narratives of The Planetarium, told from various points of view, revolve around a seemingly simple conceit: a young man has his heart and ambition set on his aunt's large apartment. But, as in Sarraute's other books, this plot forms only the surface of what is really happening. Instead, Sarraute focuses on the emotional lives and internal thoughts of her characters in a way that goes beyond what Virginia Woolf did years before. The spite the young man feels toward his mother-in-law for offering him and his wife cheap chairs for their apartment; the terror inspired during a confrontation between the same young man and his aunt; and the need for approval he feels when he's around his Gertrude Stein-like literary icon are some of the many internal conflicts that move the narrative forward through the minds of the conflicted and clashing characters. Always deeply engaging, The Planetarium uses a simple plot to reveal the disparity between the way we see ourselves and the way others see us."--Publisher's website
Martereau, roman by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )
4 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in German and Undetermined and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Martereau is narrated by a tubercular young man driven by a compulsion to discover what lies behind fads, especially in relation to the adults and the family around him. He's particularly interested in Martereau, his uncle's devoted friend and business associate. All in all, Martereau seems like a trustworthy, benign, self-sufficient man, but under the narrator's intense scrutiny--and Martereau's suspect behavior concerning a shady real-estate deal--his motives seem much more complex and seedy. In a subtle, skillful way, Nathalie Sarraute explores the difference between those who are wealthy and those who pretend to be so, and the manipulative way in which some people get ahead in the world
Das Schweigen by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )
10 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in German and Undetermined and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Der Ausgestossene by Samuel Beckett( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in German and French and held by 34 libraries worldwide
How it is by Samuel Beckett( Book )
8 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 libraries worldwide
"The theme may be the struggle of form to emerge from formlessness using Leopardi's sense of the world as mud (E fango è il mondo) and therefore, a kind of purgatory, as well as Dante's image of souls gulping mud in the Stygian marsh of the Inferno (Canto VII, 109-126, in Palma's translation): "Set in the slime, they say: 'We were sullen, with no pleasure in the sweet, sun-gladdened air, carrying in our souls the fumes of sloth. Now we are sullen in this black ooze' - where they hymn this in their throats with a gurgling sound because they cannot form the words down there." Dante's Belacqua and his foetal position also are referenced in How It Is and the following quotation is an example of the work's unpunctuated, dense, and poetic style: "the knees drawn up the back bent in a hoop the tiny head near the knees curled round the sack Belacqua fallen over on his side tired of waiting forgotten of the hearts where grace abides asleep."--Wikipedia
Dans le labyrinthe; [roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Happy days : the production notebook of Samuel Beckett by Samuel Beckett( Book )
20 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Folger Theatre Group, Richard Crinkley director, Samuel Beckett "Happy Days," directed by Louis Scheeder, with Mimi Norton Salamanca and Scott Schofield, designed by Kenneth Dresser, costumes by Miriam Daly, RFCJ, stage manager Laura Fieldsteel, assistant director Dona Willis Scheeder
Warten auf Godot by Samuel Beckett( visu )
11 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Aufzeichnung einer Aufführung von Becketts Tragikkomödie in zwei Akten
Um abermals zu enden und anderes Durchgefallenes : Prosadichtungen in 3 Sprachen by Samuel Beckett( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in German and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Werke in zehn Bänden by Samuel Beckett( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Elmar Tophoven deutscher literarischer Übersetzer
Elmar Tophoven Duits vertaler (1923-1989)
Elmar Tophoven German translator
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