Parallel Text: German Short Stories: Deutsche Kurzgeschichten

Parallel Text: German Short Stories: Deutsche Kurzgeschichten

Richard Newnham


a lot maligned in pre-war Germany, the quick tale loved an inventive rebirth in 1945. at the start imported through the Allies, the shape additionally matched completely the existing temper of irony, objectivity and distrust of the didactic. With the unique German textual content working along English translations, this assortment gains tales from 8 awesome post-war authors together with Heinrich Böll, Ilse Aichinger and Reinhard Lettau which scholars will locate either academic and engrossing. Böll's beginning tale 'Pale Anna' follows a soldier returning domestic, his scenario similar to that of the author within the first months of peace: he is aware no-one and has few phrases now not associated with painful stories. This poignant narrative is by way of quite a few stories representing the range of the time and together with satires, explorations of non-public obsessions and experiments in shape and language.

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