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German Literature Month - Book Review - Three Paths to the Lake by Ingeborg Bachmann (Part 2)

Three Paths to the Lake’ by Ingeborg Bachmann has four short stories and a novella (the title story). I reviewed the novella here. I finally finished reading the four short stories. 929 more words

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Early in Clemens J Setz’s novel Indigo there is a discussion of the uncanny valley – the theory that as simulations (for example, robots or animations) approach human likeness, they cause revulsion in the final moments before reaching complete realism (the valley refers to the dip in the graph that records how comfortable people feel): 728 more words

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West - Julia Franck

Translated by Anthea Bell

West is an early novel by Julia Franck, published in 2003, even if only released in English last month. I’m always a bit nervous when this happens. 651 more words

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German Literature Month - Book Review - Three Paths to the Lake by Ingeborg Bachmann (Part 1)

Ingeborg Bachmann is one of my favourite authors, though I have read just one of her books – the short story collection The Thirtieth Year… 1,374 more words

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Just Call Me Superhero - Alina Bronsky

Translated by Tim Mohr

There is a pattern developing to my #germanlitmonth reading. This is the third novel in a row that takes me back to Hessen, where I lived for 8 years. 574 more words

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Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I confess I’ve only read one book by Goethe which was Faust because who didn’t try that one as a student? But I don’t remember much of it and I probably raced through it without really thinking about it much. 673 more words


A Crime by Heinrich Mann

For German Literature Month 2012 I read Heinrich Mann’s novel, Man of Straw, a book which follows the life of an ultra-patriotic, pompous, proto-fascist petty bourgeois. 962 more words