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German Literature Month VII: Author Index

GLM VII was an excellent month in which many authors and titles made their debut appearance on #germanlitmonth.  Thank you to the 30 participating bloggers from around the globe for making this such a special event. 470 more words

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German Literature Month VII Wrap-Up (November 2017)

It felt quieter than in previous years, though that may be relative, now that I’m able to check the linky more frequently.  In the end though, it wasn’t as quiet as it seemed.   380 more words


'Geschichte eines Braminen' ('Story of a Brahmin') by Karoline von Günderrode (Translation)

As regular readers will know, my final post for German Literature Month has tended to be a fun parody in which a number of the participating bloggers take a well-earned (fictional) holiday, one that usually ends horribly.  4,147 more words


How A Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by A Common or Garden Butcher’s Dog - Johann Peter Hebel

What usually happens during #germanlitmonth is that piles of recommendations are stored in my wishlist, purchased when I have spare cash and then left to collect dust in the TBR until … who knows when?   1,081 more words


'Die Wahlverwandtschaften' ('Elective Affinities') by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Review)

Just as Shakespeare casts a formidable shadow over English literature, one name stands out above the massed hordes of German-language writers, so it’s unsurprising that… 1,463 more words


'Memoirs of a Polar Bear' by Yoko Tawada ****

Yoko Tawada is a Japanese author who, in her early twenties, moved to Germany in order to study and has been living there since. A rather prolific author, Tawada writes in both German and Japanese and her works are steadily becoming more and more known worldwide. 958 more words

Eagles and Angels - Juli Zeh

As we came into the final week of GLM VII, I noticed that my female:male author ratio, whch I try to keep at 50:50, was woeful.   805 more words