German Short Stories 2

German Short Stories 2

Written by:
Edited by:

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140041194
  • 288 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


The eight stories in this volume offer a varied and representative collection of twentieth century German authors from a range of political and cultural backgrounds. Styles include the non-fictional manner of Kluge’s montage technique and the contrasting classical storytelling of Penzoldt. With reading notes and parallel texts in German and English, this anthology is valuable to the German student of English as well as the English student of German. Reflecting trends in German literature, the stories have been selected for their quality as well as their readability, and will enhance the appreciation of both languages.
German Short Stories 2

German Short Stories 2

Written by: Various, Edited by: David Constantine

Table of Contents


The Dolphin / Ernst Penzoldt (1892–1955) translated by David Constantine
Jennifer’s Dreams / Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1901–74) translated by Helen Taylor
Fedezeen / Gunter De Bruyn (1926– ) translated by Peter Anthony
The Renunciation / Siegfried Lenz (1926– ) translated by Stewart Spencer
The Dogs / Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–73) translated by Francis Kyle
Lobellen Grove / Johannes Bobrowski (1917–65) translated by Ray Ockenden
Anita G. / Alexander Kluge (1932– ) translated by Simon Caulkin
The Joiner / Thomas Bernhard (1931–89) translated by David Horrocks

Notes on German Texts