Short Stories in German

Short Stories in German

Paperback New Penguin Parallel Texts Language: English / German

Edited by Ernst Zillekens

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Language: English / German
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 192mm x 20mm | 160g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140265422
  • ISBN 13: 9780140265422
  • Edition statement: Bilingual.
  • Sales rank: 9,348

Product description

This new volume of eight short stories offers students of German at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature in the original, with the aid of parallel translations. The majority of these stories have been written in the past decade, and reflect a rich diversity of styles and themes. Complete with notes, the stories make excellent reading in either language.

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Author information

Ernst Zillekens teaches German at Charterhouse in Godalming, Surrey.

Table of contents

Short Stories in GermanIntroduction The Listener, or a Description of a Route with a Hidden Motive Siegfried Lenz (b. 1926)Waiting for the Guests Dieter Wellershoff (b. 1925)Eating Mussels (Excerpt) Birgit Vanderbeke (b. 1956)The Good Old Days Gabriele Wohmann (b. 1932)Lascia Judith Hermann (b. 1970)Chicago/Shanty Town Georg Klein (b. 1953)Grandfather and the Decision-makers Christoph Hein (b. 1944)The Suspect Jurek Becker (b. 1937)Notes on German Text Acknowledgments