Great German Short Stories of the Twentieth Century

Great German Short Stories of the Twentieth Century : A Dual-Language Book

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Ideal for students, this affordable anthology features expert new translations of thirteen stories, most of which date from the last fifty years. Previously unavailable in English versions, the tales feature a diversity of styles and themes and offer fascinating insights into German life and literature.
English translations appear alongside the original German text of such stories as "Beauty and the Beast" by Irmtraud Morgner, Gabriele Wohmann's "Good Luck and Bad Luck," "Fratricide in the Backwater" by Georg Britting, and Carl Grunert's "The Archaeopteryx Egg." Other selections by important modern authors include tales by Alfred Henschke (aka Klabund), Michael Inneberger, and Iris Klockmann. The text is completely self-contained -- no further apparatus or reference is necessary. Appropriate for high school and college courses, this dual-language edition is also ideal for independent study.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 137 x 215 x 14mm | 281g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 0486476324
  • 9780486476322
  • 171,335

Table of contents

CONTENTSIntroduction vAcknowledgments xiiiKurd Laßwitz 1Die Fernschule / The Distance Learning School 4/5Carl Grunert 27Das Ei des Urvogels / The Archaeopteryx Egg 30/31Alfred Henschke (aka Klabund) 59Der Bär / The Bear 62/63Georg Britting 72Brudermord im Altwasser / Fratricide in theBackwater 74/75Elisabeth Langgässer 80Saisonbeginn / Beginning of the Season 84/85Luise Rinser 90Die rote Katze / The Red Cat 94/95Peter Bichsel 109Ein Tisch ist ein Tisch / A Table Is a Table 112/113Irmtraud Morgner 122Der Schöne und das Tier / Beauty and the Beast 126/127Iris Klockmann 155Der Bote / The Messenger 158/159Henry Bienek 165Der Empfang / The Reception 168/169Gabriele Wohmann 181Glück und Unglück / Good Luck and Bad Luck 184/185Michael Inneberger 201Urlaub für ewig / Eternal Vacation 204/205Klempner Huber / Plumber Huber 222/223
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About Prof M Charlotte Wolf

M. Charlotte Wolf, Ph.D., has been a freelance translator and editor since 1985 and a U.S.-based full-time German teacher, editor, and writer since 1998. Her experience includes multicultural training for students of all ages and corporate training in the United States and Germany. She is also the author of Dover's forthcoming Say It in German and 1001 Most Useful German Phrases.
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