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German short stories I = Deutsche Kurzgeschichten I

Language: German
English
Format: Print Book 1964
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Foreign Language GERMAN PT1327.G398 1964x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Foreign Language
 
Call Number  GERMAN PT1327.G398 1964x
 
 
Summary
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 B ll, Ilse Aichinger and Reinhard Lettau which students will find both educational and engrossing. B ll'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.
Contents
Pale Anna = Die blasse Anna / Heinrich Bòˆll ; translated by Christopher Middleton
Story in reverse = Spiegelgeschichte / Ilse Aichinger ; translated by Christopher Levenson
The host = Die Hostie / Hans Bender ; translated by Roland Hill
Woman driver = Dame Am Steuer / Gertrud Fussenegger ; translated by Patrick Bridgewater
Antigone and the garden dwarf = Antigone und der Gartenzwerg / Gerd Gaiser ; translated by Dieter Pevsner
At the Trocadero = Im Trocadero / Wolfdietrich Schnurre ; translated by John Cowan
When Potemkin's coach went by = Biem Vorbeifahren der Potemkinschen Kutsche / Reinhard Lettau ; translated by Marie Surridge
Thithyphuth, or, My uncle's waiter = Schischyphusch, oder, Der Kellner meines Onkels / Wolfgang Borchert ; translated by Paul Dinnage.

Additional Information
Series Penguin parallel texts.
Subjects Short stories, German -- Translations into English.
German fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English.
Short stories, German.
German fiction -- 20th century.
Short stories.
Publisher Baltimore :Penguin Books,1964
Other Titles German short stories 1
Deutsche Kurzgeschichten I
Deutsche Kurzgeschichten 1
Contributors Newnham, Richard, 1932- editor.
Language German
English
Parallel text in German and English on facing pages; introduction and notes in English.
Description 175 pages ; 18 cm.
ISBN 9780140020403 (pbk.)
0140020403 (pbk.)
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