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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

German Literature Month VI - November 2016

This will be the fifth year The Reading Life has participated in German Literature Month.  This event is part of the reason it is great to be part of the international book blog community.  Last year I was motivated to read world class literary treasures by writers like Thomas Mann, Hermann Broch, Stefan Zweig, Hermann Hesse as well as lesser know treasures.  I learned a lot from the many very erudite posts by coparticipants and from by our very generous hosts Caroline of Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzy of Lizzy's Literary Life.  You will find excellent reading suggestions and planned events on their blog.  To participate all you have to do is to post on any work originally written in German and put your link on the event blog.  

My readings for German Literature V, November, 2015

1.  Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada. A brilliant recreation of life in Nazi Germany. Soon to be made into,an English language movie

2.  Ostend, Stefan Zweig, Joseph Roth and the Summer Before the End by Volker Weidermann. A fascinating social history 

3.  Buddenbrook Ths Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann.  Must reading 

4.  "The Governess" by Stefan Zweig

5.  Demian:  The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth by Herman Hesse.  Read the major works first.

6.  The Tanners by Robert Walser. a serious work of art

7. The Hotel Years Wandering Between the Wars by Joseph Hoffman, a brilliant collection of feuilletons translated and introduced by Michael Hoffman

8.  "The Dandelioln" by Wolfgang Borchert. 

9.   "The Foundling" by Heinrich Von Kleist

10.  "A Conversation Concerning Legs" by Alfred Lichenstein 

11.  A Homage to Paul Celan

12.  "The Criminal" by Veza Canetti 

13.  Rebellion by Joseph Roth. Between the wars

14.  The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch - an amazing work of art

15.  The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun.  Sex and the City redone in the Weimer Republic  

16.  Wolf Among Wolves by Hans Fallada.  A panoramic view of the Weimer Republic 

17.  Journey Into the Past by Stefan Zweig

18.  Fear by Stefan Zweig

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

20.  "Oh Happy Eyes" by Ingeborg Bachman - 

21.  Joseph Roth. Three Short stories published in Vienna Tales 

My Hopes and Plans For German Literature VI

I began reading for this event in September.  I have already scheduled posts on works by Hans Fallada, W. G. Sebald, Hermann Hesse, and Thomas Mann.  I will for sure read more works by Stefan Zweig.  Other than that my options are open., 

Looking forward to all the Great posts from participants. 

Mel ü

1 comment:

Fred said...

Mel u,

I'm mostly familiar with Mann and Hesse, so I will be interested in seeing your posts on other German writers.