Parallel Text: German Short Stories
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Parallel Text: German Short Stories : Deutsche Kurzgeschichten

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Much maligned in pre-war Germany, the short story enjoyed a creative rebirth in 1945. Initially imported by the Allies, the form also matched perfectly the prevailing mood of irony, objectivity and mistrust of the didactic.

With the original German text running alongside English translations, this collection features stories from eight outstanding post-war authors including Heinrich Boell, Ilse Aichinger and Reinhard Lettau which students will find both educational and engrossing. Boell's opening story 'Pale Anna' follows a soldier returning home, his situation comparable to that of the writer in the first months of peace: he knows no-one and has few words not linked to painful memories. This poignant narrative is followed by a variety of tales representing the diversity of the time and including satires, explorations of private obsessions and experiments in form and language.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 133 x 199 x 11mm | 134g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0140020403
  • 9780140020403
  • 100,570

Table of contents

Introduction


PALE ANNA
Heinrich Boll translated by Christopher Middleton


STORY IN REVERSE
Ilse Aichinger translated by Christopher Levenson


THE HOST
Hans Bender translated by Roland Hill


WOMAN DRIVER
Gertrud Fussenegger translated by Patrick Bridgwater


ANTIGONE AND THE GARDEN DWARF
Gerd Gaiser translated by Dieter Pevsner


AT THE TROCADERO
Wolfdietrich Schnurre translated by John Cowan


WHEN POTEMKIN'S COACH WENT BY
Reinhard Lettau translated by Marie Surridge


THITHYPHUTH, OR MY UNCLE'S WAITER
Wolfgang Borchert translated by Paul Dinnage


Biographical Notes on Authors
Notes on German Texts
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