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Thursday, October 30, 2014

German Literature Month IV. November 2014. My Plans for this Year

The schedule and guidelines for participation are on the event webpage.  Just reading the posts of all the other participants is tremendously informative. 

I am very happy to be once again participating in German Literature Month, hosted by Caroline of Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy of Lizzy's Literary Life.   Events like this are one of the great things about being part of the international book blog community.  I know there is a lot of work that goes into a month long event and I offer my thanks to Lizzy and Caroline.

This year I will for sure read more novels by Josepth Roth and was very pleased to see a week of the event is being devoted to him.

I will continue to read more Stefan Zweig.

Herman Hesse in the way back was a counter culture literary icon.  I hope to reread at least two of his books in November.

I plan to participate in a month long group reading event on one of Thomas Mann's giant works

I found a great affinity to Robert Walser and I hope to read more of his works also.

Early this year I read The Sleepwalkers by Herman Broch, in November I hope to read his classic Death of Virgil.

I hope to discover some as if now unknown to me writers I will add to my read all I can list.  

Here are the works I read in November 2013 for German Literature Year III

All but Kafka were new to me writers.  Of the writers whose work I first read last year Joseph Roth, Stefan Zweig, Gregor Von Rezzori, and Robert Walser are on my read all I can list. 

The Tin Drum-by Gunther Grass
"The Judgement" by Franz Kafka
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque -very powerful war novel 
"A Letter from an Unknown Woman" by Stefan Zweig. 
The Death of the Adversary by Hans Klein - a work of genius
"The Job Application" by Robert Walser 
Chess Game by Stefan Zweig-I will read much more of his work
"The Battle of Sempach" by Robert Walser
I have also listed to podcasts of "Basta" and "Frau Wilkes" by Robert Walser
The March of Radetsky by Joseph Roth I hope to read all his work


"Flypaper" by Robert Musil

"Mendel the Bibliophile" by Stefan Zweig - I totally love this story.

"The Dead are Silent" by Arthur Schnitzler an entertaining work from 1907

"There Will Be Action" by Heinrich Boll a very good short story by Nobel Prize Winner

Transit by Anne Seghars 1942 very much worth reading

The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig - an elegy to a lost culture. 1942

Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald. 2001. 

The Emperor's Tomb By Joseph Roth 1938 

"Flower Days" by Robert Walser 1907 (no post) 

"Trousers" by Robert Walser -1909 (no post)

Medea By Crista Wolf

An Ermine in Czernopol by Gregor Von Rezzori 

"Forgotten Dreams" by StefanZweig (no post)  

Leviathan" by Joseph Roth

"The Legend of the Holy Drinker" by Joseph Roth 

1 comment:

Caroline said...

Wonderful plans, Mel.
Thanks for the links and for participating.
I'm in the mood to read Hesse and Walser as well but I think I've already got too many other books lined up.
The Buddenbrooks readalong is a wonderful idea. I'm glad you jojn Bellezza.