This is just a quick update to let you know I’ve added a new page to the top of my blog in which you can find the names and blog addresses of the participants of our German Literature Month. There are some more who have no blog, they have not been forgotten and are as appreciated as the others.
The list is the same as the one you can find below. All those who have been highlighted have reviewed a considerable amount of German books or already done an introductory post. You might want to visit them to find something to read and review in November. If I have forgotten or not highlighted someone, please leave a comment or send me an e-mail and I will include it as soon as possible. The list will be updated on a regular basis. Please also let us know when you do an introduction or anything else, I will include it. It might help others to find reading suggestions.
AS OF NOVEMBER 1 2011 THE LINKS TO PEOPLE’S POSTS WILL BE ADDED ON THE GERMAN LITERATURE MONTH PAGE BUT I STILL ADD THE BLOGS
1morechapter – Michelle
50 Year Project – TBM
A Book Sanctuary – Tracey
A Common Reader – Tom C Effi Briest Review
A Hot Cup of Pleasure – Neer Introduction
Andrew Blackman – Andrew Blackman
Ardent Reader – Christina
A Work in Progress – Danielle Announcement, Introduction with 13 choices
Beauty is a Sleeping Cat – Caroline
Book Around the Corner – Emma – Introduction with choices
BookeyWookey – ted
Books Without Any Pictures – Grace – Introduction
Caravana de Recuerdos – Richard
chasing bawa – sakura
Curious Incidents in the North East – Katie Introduction
Dr Ruth Martin – Ruth Martin
Dr. K – ludogutten
Everybookhasasoul – Sara Introduction with choices
Farm Lane Books – Jackie Introduction
His Futile Preoccupations – Guy Savage Introduction with choices
in lieu of a field guide – Rise – Introduction with choices and links to older posts
Iris on Books – Iris
Leben, Kochen, Bier u. Fussball – Harvey
Lizzy’s Literary Life – Lizzy Siddal
Mar gheall ar a léim – Eibhlin – Introduction
Polychrome Interest – Novroz
Reader in the Wilderness – Judith Introduction with choices
Read, Ramble – Fay – Introduction with proposed reading
Rikki’s Teleidoscope – Rikki – Introduction
seraillon – Scott W.
sub rosa – Sigrun Introduction with choices, Preparations on Handke, Who is Thomas Bernhard?
Susie Bookworm – Susanna P
Tabula Rasa – Priya Introduction with possible choices
The Argumentative Old Git – Himadri
The Children’s War – Alex Baugh
The Parrish Lantern – Parrish
The Reading Lives – Mel u
Time’s Flow Stemmed – Anthony – Introduction and reading plans, Introduction Part II
Tony’s Reading List – Tony Introduction with choices
Tortoisebook – Liz
Vishy’s Blog – Vishy Introduction with choices
Who Killed Lemmy Caution? – Daryl – Introduction
Winstonsdad’s Blog – Stu Introduction with list and reading plans
Wuthering Expectations – Amateur Reader (Tom) –Introduction with choices focusing on plays
AS OF NOVEMBER 1 2011 THE LINKS TO PEOPLE’S POSTS WILL BE ADDED ON THE GERMAN LITERATURE MONTH PAGE
26 thoughts on “German Literature Month November 2011 – The Participants”
Thanks Caroline: I’m still wrestling with my choices. I’ll write a post when I’ve decided.
You are welcome. Half of the fun of an event like this is seeing what others plan, no matter what they read in the end. In any case, take your time.
Thanks for the link. No great merit on my side: two books come from Guy’s review and one is the readalong.
You are welcome… I enjoyed seeing what you might choose and so did others.
I’m going to explore other blogs too. I don’t know most of them. It’s a great opportunity to discover new lit bloggers too.
I think it is, yes, that’s why I made the list and as a thank you for the interest.
This is lovely – so nice to be able to see everyone who’s participating! I am leaning more and more towards doing the Musil. I figure I’ll never read it without a challenge like this and it will be fun to commit a month to working my way through it. Also can’t wait to see what everyone else does!
Thanks, Litlove. I thought it might be nice to be able to pop around and see other’s choices. And there are quite a few blogs I didn’t know before who look very interesting.
I would love to read Musil as well but at this point in time it wouldn’t be realistic, it would take me longer than a month unless I’d read hardly anything else. Should you read him I’m looking forward to your review or essay.
Yes, Musil please! I would love to read about it. I have read Young Törless twice but have never started on the big one.
Menine Frau suggests that The Man without Qualities is a fine book to read in pieces over a lifetime and never quite finish.
I read Törless and got Drei Frauen here which is certainly good as well. I think Deine Frau makes a lot of sense. If I remember correctly he didn’t finish the book, so that approach makes even more sense.
I any case I think, even if Litlove doesn’t finish it, she could write posts in between.
Thanks for the links (and the tabbed page–much easier to find the posts when they are together). I’ll have to check out the links and look for reading suggestions. I’m already looking forward to this.
You are welcome. But please, don’t feel put under pressure. Even a novella will do. I’m glad you think it is easier. It’s always quite an effort to link everything. 🙂
I think I will be looking for very short novels or a good crime novel, which if done well are so gripping that you can’t put it down. Have you read Petra Hammesfahr? I tried her book about doppelgangers but I couldn’t finish it–not sure if it was the writing style or translation, but I have heard her other book (another Bitter Lemon Press title) is supposed to be very good. Do you have any good crime suggestions? I’ll be looking through links, too!
I have read a few Hammesfahr but I thought she wasn’t very subtle. There is one that isn’t bad but it hasn’t been translated yet. I will read Ingrid Noll and think you should try finding one of her novels. She is a very good writer and the books are psychological thrillers with a bit of black humor. How about Swiss crime? You could read Dürrenmatt, quite gritty. And Glauser. Back to Germany. Lizzy reviewed von Schirach (stories based on true crime, I think) recently and Juli Zeh (more literary). Both sounded excellent. But Fitzek etc. are not that good. Hopefully if there will be a German crime wave, the good ones will be translated eventually. For the time being the majority is soso. But Noll is fantastic!
I have The Spoke by Glauser, which was his last book (probably doesn’t matter which order to read them?). I will order something by Noll I think–I can find cheap used copies, which will hopefully get here in time as they come from the UK–she’s not been published here unfortunately. The others I will look up–thanks for the suggestions.
I don’t know which that is in German. Some of his books are part of a series and in that case it would matter a bit but they can be read independently. I thought it should be easy to find Noll. I will read The Pharmacist, I guess. I’ve read a few and enjoyed all of them.
Thanks for the link, Caroline! I’m still deciding on what to read but it will probably be some Thomas Bernhard or an Andreas Maier that I have in my queue.
You are welcome Daryl. I’m looking forward to your choice.
Glad to see so many people joining in 🙂
I am now editing Sandman to be readable.The paragraph is to unusual.
Hope you wlll like it.
Thanks Caroline! It is fun to read the introductory posts and see the exciting reading plans that everyone is making 🙂 Thanks for hosting this challenge! I am really excicted about it and I am busy making a reading list for it now. I just read a little bit about von Kleist in an essay and I want to add his books too 🙂 I will post on it soon, when my reading list is ready.
You are welcome. There is still a lot of time for choosing. Kleist was a complex and tragic character at the same time. His novellas are equally complex, I would say. I’m looking forward to your list!
many thanks for the mention seem to be in with people that have read a lot more than me I think I ve four read and ready to review for german lit month ,all the best stu
You are welcome, Stu. Four already, that’s great. I’m looking forward to read your reviews. There are some German literature enthusiasts, I’m quite pleased. Also with the interest. It should be a great month.
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