Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction and Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel and post Colonial Asian Fiction, Yiddish Literature, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality historical novels are some of my Literary Interests





Thursday, November 1, 2018

German Literature Month Year Eight - My Reading Life Hopes For November, 2018






Home Page For German Literature Eight - Links to Reviews and Much More


German Literature Month is one of my favorite international 
.book blog events.  Lizzy and Caroline have been marvelously running it for eight years.  This will be my seventh year as a participant.  Through the reviews over the years I have discovered writers now very dear to me.  It is a good way to meet other book bloggers and to attract quality readers to your blog.



What I Read during German Literature Month in November 2017

  1. “You’d Have Larvae Too” by Nora Wagener, 2016
  2. Vertigo by W. G. Sebald, 1990
  3. The Last Weynfeldt by Martin Suter, 2006
  4. “An Earthquake in Chile” by Heinrich Von Kleist, 1809
  5. Who is Martha? by Marjana Gaponenko, 2012
  6. “The Legal Haziness of Marriage” by Olga Grjasnowa, 2015
  7. “Aladdin, COB” by Isabelle Lehn, 2015
  8. “The Last Bell” by Johannes Urzidil, 1968
  9. The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald, 1995
  10. Late Fame by Arthur Schnitzler, written 1892, published 2016
  11. Blood Brothers by Ernst Haffner, 1933
  12. Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin, 1929
  13. Confessions of a Murderer by Joseph Roth, 1936
  14.   “Compulsion” by Stefan Zweig,  1929
  15. “Borderlands”by Johannes Urzidil, 1956 (no post)
  16. “A School Boy’s Diary” by Robert Walser, 1910 (no post
  17. Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald, 2001, Second Reading 
  18. “The Duchess of Albanera” by Johannes Urzidil, 1965


For this year I hope to read

  1. Once a Jailbird by Hans Fallada
  2. The Loser by Thomas Bernhard
  3. Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann 
  4. Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawado - she writers in Japanese and German
  5. Blue Night by Simone Buchholz
  6. The Last Bell by Johannes Uzridi - Prague under German Occupation 
  7. Intimate Ties by Robert Musil.  Just translated 
  8. The Rider on the White Horse by Thomas Strom. - considered his best work
  9. Child of All Nations by Irmgard Keun

I also hope to read classic short stories by Robert Walser, Heinrich Von Kleist, and Heinrich Boll.

I hope to reread Vertigo and The Rings of Saturn by W. G. Sebald.  I have the new Michael Hoffman Translation of Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin and have it on my list.

I am sure reviews and suggestions on the home page for German Literature Month Will add to list.

My thanks again to Lizzy and Caroline for hosting German Literature Month.

Please consider joining in.  Doing so is good for everyone.

I hope  members of the Reading Life staff will also be 
Reading for the event.

Mel ü









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