German Short Stories 1: Parallel Text Edition

Paperback | June 30, 1965

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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 Böll, Ilse Aichinger and Reinhard Lettau which students will find both educational and engrossing. Böll’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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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 eig...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.78 × 5.06 × 0.43 inPublished:June 30, 1965Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140020403

ISBN - 13:9780140020403

Appropriate for ages: 14 - 14

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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