Great German Short Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

The distinct obstacles of the quick tale have attracted a majority of the in demand writers within the German language because the style attained its sleek shape and have become generally learn round the flip of the nineteenth century.
This assortment, that includes tales via 8 of the form's such a lot winning practitioners, contains Arthur Schnitzler's "Lieutenant Gustl," thought of to be the 1st simply inside monologue in eu literature; Heinrich von Kleist's "Earthquake in Chile," a hugely charged narrative during which nature and public opinion precipitate acts of significant violence; in addition to vital works via Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Gerhart Hauptmann, Rainer Maria Rilke, E. T. A. Hoffmann, and Clemens Brentano.
Required interpreting for college kids of worldwide literature, this quantity might be a great addition to the gathering of any literary connoisseur.

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