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Schmitz, Werner

Works: 11 works in 47 publications in 3 languages and 158 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Dystopian fiction  Biography  Detective and mystery fiction  Bibliography  Portraits  History  Fantasy fiction  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PS3551.U77, 813.54
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Publications about Werner Schmitz
Publications by Werner Schmitz
Most widely held works by Werner Schmitz
Südslavischer Buchdruck in Venedig : (16.-18. Jh.) : Untersuchungen u. Bibliogr. by Werner Schmitz( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in German and held by 86 libraries worldwide
In the country of last things by Paul Auster( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in German and held by 23 libraries worldwide
"In the country of last things the masses are homeless, theft is so rampant it is no longer a crime, and death--by arranging either a suicide or assassination--is the only way out. Anna Blume comes to an unnamed city in search of her brother. In her struggle to survive, Anna becomes a scavenger in search of objects from the past to sell for food and shelter. But she will also find friendship--and even love--in this devastated world."--Page 4 of cover
Von der Hand in den Mund : eine Chronik früher Fehlschläge by Paul Auster( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in German and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The invention of solitude by Paul Auster( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in German and Chinese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The first section, "Portrait of an Invisible Man," reveals Auster's memories and feelings after the death of his father, a distant, undemonstrative, almost cold man. As he attends to his father's business affairs and sifts through his effects, Auster uncovers a sixty-year-old family murder mystery that sheds light on his father's elusive character. In "The Book of Memory," the perspective shifts from Auster's identity as son to his role as father. Through a mosaic of images, coincidences, and associations, the narrator, "A," contemplates his separation from his son, his dying grandfather, and the solitary nature of storytelling and writing. -Back cover
Das rote Notizbuch by Paul Auster( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in German and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Amerikanischer Autor, geb. 1947. - Eine Frau heiratet, ohne es zu wissen, ihren Bruder; ein unsteter Reisender taucht im rechten Moment auf, um ein Paar vor dem Verhungern zu bewahren; ein Mann findet durch einen unverhofften Anruf die verlorengeglaubte Liebe seines Lebens wieder. - In einem roten Notizbuch hat Paul Auster über viele Jahre Ereignisse aus seinem Leben und aus dem Leben von Freunden festgehalten
The book of illusions : a novel by Paul Auster( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
In this rich and emotionally charged work, a man's obsession with a silent film star sends him on a journey into a shadowy world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. A man's obsession with a silent-film star sends him on a journey into a shadow world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in an airplane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief and self-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a clip from a lost silent film by comedian Hector Mann. Zimmer's interest is piqued, and he soon finds himself embarking on a journey around the world to research a book on this mysterious figure, who vanished from sight in 1929 and has been presumed dead for sixty years. When the book is published the following year, a letter turns up in Zimmer's mailbox bearing a return address from a small town in New Mexico-supposedly written by Hector's wife. "Hector has read your book and would like to meet you. Are you interested in paying us a visit?" Is the letter a hoax, or is Hector Mann still alive? Torn between doubt and belief, Zimmer hesitates, until one night a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. This stunning novel plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, the violent and the tender dissolve into one another. With The Book of Illusions, one of America's most powerful and original writers has written his richest, most emotionally charged work yet
Leviathan by Paul Auster( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in German and Dutch and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Leviathan begins when a woman finds an address book and steals a new identity. Or it begins with a sudden, violent death. Or it begins as Peter Aaron sits down to tell the story of his best friend, Benjamin Sachs - to take us, through a life, to the road in rural Wisconsin where Sachs has accidentally blown himself up. Aaron's sole aim is to tell the truth and preserve it, before those who are investigating the case invent a story of their own. Aaron's clues are the small mysteries of any lifetime. Sachs had a marriage Aaron envied, an intelligence he admired, a circle of friends he shared. And then suddenly, after a near-fatal fall that might or might not have been intentional, Sachs disappears. For a while, Aaron's only link to him is through Maria Turner, an artist, and the one witness to Sachs's balcony plunge. Periodically, Sachs reappears, talks manically, and vanishes again - in pursuit of mercy or salvation, in thrall to an idea. Since the first book in his brilliant and acclaimed "New York Trilogy," Paul Auster's "rare combination of talent, scope, and audacity" (The New Republic) has given us worlds in which chance and destiny collide, in which solitary protagonists take us on mysterious, soul-wrenching journeys unparalleled in contemporary fiction. His seventh novel is about friendship and betrayal, sexual desire and estrangement, and the unpredictable intrusions of violence in the everyday. Rooted in American mythology and archetype, Leviathan is both timeless and resolutely about this moment. It is a daring and immensely moving story by "one of America's most spectacularly inventive writers" (The Times Literary Supplement)
The music of chance by Paul Auster( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Following the death of his father, Jim Nashe takes to the open road. But there he picks up Pozzi, a hitchhiking gambler, and is drawn into a dangerous game of high-stakes poker with two eccentric and reclusive millionaires
Kommentare und Kolumnen : 1909-1935 by H. L Mencken( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Der Kannibale by John Hawkes( Article )
1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Ausgewählte werke by H. L Mencken( Book )
in German and held by 1 library worldwide
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German (45)
Dutch (1)
Chinese (1)
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