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Tophoven, Elmar

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Works: 288 works in 735 publications in 4 languages and 2,272 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Experimental fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Fantasy fiction  Tragicomedies  History  Biographies  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Drama 
Roles: Translator, Creator, Editor, Adapter, Librettist, Author, tra, Correspondent, Lyricist
Classifications: PQ2603.E378, 842.91
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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 )
86 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Aufzeichnung einer Aufführung von Becketts Tragikomödie in zwei Akten
Endgame : a play in one act, followed by Act without words, a mime for one player by Samuel Beckett( Book )
46 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Contains the text to two of Nobel Prize-winning author Samuel Beckett's greatest works, a single-act play and a single-person mime sketch
Murphy by Samuel Beckett( Book )
15 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 72 libraries worldwide
A poor Irishman, seeking his own identity, drifts through worsening stages of despair until his final disintegration
The lost ones by Samuel Beckett( Book )
11 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in German and French and held by 66 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
Krapp, ou, La dernière bande : opéra = The last tape : opera = Krapp, oder, Das letzte Band : Oper : [op. 81 by Marcel Mihalovici( score )
5 editions published in 1961 in 3 languages and held by 59 libraries worldwide
La jalousie by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )
8 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in German and held by 55 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
La route des Flandres; [roman by Claude Simon( Book )
6 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 47 libraries worldwide
When Captain de Reixach is killed by a German sniper, three of his fellow soldiers look back on his life
Le voyeur. [Roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )
7 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in German and Undetermined and held by 46 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?
Childhood by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in German and held by 46 libraries worldwide
As one of the leading proponents of the nouveau roman, Nathalie Sarraute is often remembered for her novels, including The Golden Fruits, which earned her the Prix international de litterature in 1964. But her carefully crafted and evocative memoir Childhood may in fact be Sarraute's most accessible and emotionally open work. Written when the author was eighty-three years old, but dealing with only the first twelve years of her life, Childhood is constructed as a dialogue between Sarraute and her memory. Sarraute gently interrogates her interlocutor in sea
Porträts und Perspektiven by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in German and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Hay un aspecto esencial en la labro intelectual del filósofo Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), y es cómo ha vinculado la creación literaria con la artística. "Literatura y arte" es una apasionante incursión en los rincones más lucidos del pensamiento sartreano
How it is by Samuel Beckett( Book )
9 editions published between 1961 and 1986 in German and Undetermined and held by 43 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
Erzählungen und Texte um Nichts by Samuel Beckett( Book )
9 editions published between 1962 and 1997 in German and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Les jumeaux : opéra bouffe en 3 actes ; (d'après Plaute) = Die Zwillinge : Opera-Buffa in 3 Akten : (nach Plautus) by Marcel Mihalovici( score )
8 editions published in 1962 in 4 languages and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Le planétarium, roman by Nathalie Sarraute( Book )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in German and held by 36 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
Der Ausgestossene by Samuel Beckett( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1994 in German and French and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Dans le labyrinthe; [roman by Alain Robbe-Grillet( Book )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 libraries worldwide
A soldier wanders through the maze of a wartime city's streets, anxious to deliver a package entrusted to him by a dying comrade
Oh les beaux jours (Happy days) : pièce en deux actes by Samuel Beckett( Book )
20 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 libraries worldwide
State Theatre Company Programs
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
 
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Elmar Tophoven deutscher literarischer Übersetzer
Elmar Tophoven Duits vertaler (1923-1989)
Elmar Tophoven German translator
Elmar Tophoven traductor alemán
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