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 lastfifty 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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 134.62 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 0486476324
  • 9780486476322
  • 156,541

About 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 agesand corporate training in the United Statesand Germany. She is also the author of Dover's forthcoming "Say It in German" and "1001 Most Useful German Phrases.""show more

Table of contents

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