Below you find links to Lizzy’s and my posts and a list of all the participants. Those who have been highlighted regularly review German literature.
Colour code for the weeks
A Fortnight in the Company of McSwiss
The Magic Mountain of German Literature
The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky
The Magic Mountain of German Literature 2 (Translator Recommendations)
The Magic Mountain of German Literature 3 (Publisher and Author Recommendations)
Heinrich von Kleist – The Indiscernable Truth
Carsten the Trustee and Other Stories by Theodor Storm
Caroline on German Literature Recommendations – 20 German Novels You Must Read
Literature and War Readalong 2011 Meet German Literature Month: The Silent Angel by Heinrich Böll
14 Women Writers You Shouldn’t Miss
On the Natural History of Destruction – Luftkrieg und Literatur by W. G. Sebald
Charlotte Link and Petra Hammesfahr
In Strange Gardens and Other Stories by Peter Stamm
Grand Hôtel – Menschen im Hotel by Vicki Baum
Heinrich von Kleist: The Duel – Der Zweikampf
Eduard Mörike: Mozart’s Journey to Prague – Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag
The Participants and Their Posts
1morechapter – Michelle
50 Year Project – TBM Week V Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann
A Book Sanctuary – Tracey – Week IV The Weekend by Bernhard Schlink Week V The Artificial Silk Girl by Imgard Keun
A Common Reader – Tom C Effi Briest Review – Week II After Midnight by Irmgard Keun
A Hot Cup of Pleasure – Neer Introduction Week I Wishlist Week IV The Reader by Bernhard Schlink Week V Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck – The Land of Green Plums by Herta Müller
Andrew Blackman – Andrew Blackman
Ardent Reader – Christina Week I Reading plans
A Work in Progress – Danielle Announcement, Introduction with 13 choices Week I – Plans for German Lit Month
Week III The Murder Farm by Andrea Maria Schenkel Week IV Journey into the Past by Stefan Zweig – Head Count by Ingrid Noll – April in Paris by Michael Wallner
Beauty is a Sleeping Cat – Caroline
Book Around the Corner – Emma – Introduction with choices Week I – Fame by Daniel Kehlmann
Week II The Passport by Herta Müller – Letters to Lou Andreas-Salomé by Reiner Maria Rilke – Therapy by Sebastian Fitzek
Week III Short Stories by Stefan Zweig Week IV Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane – Hotel Savoy by Joseph Roth – My Mother’s Lover by Urs Widmer Week V German Literature Month Wrap up
BookeyWookey – Ted – Week III The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun
Books Without Any Pictures – Grace – Introduction Week III The Trial by Kafka
Caravana de Recuerdos – Richard – Week III Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann Week IV The Duel by Kleist
chasing bawa – sakura – Week I Dark Matter by Juli Zeh – Introduction Week V A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous
Curious Incidents in the North East – Katie Introduction
Dr Ruth Martin – Ruth Martin
Dr. K – ludogutten – Who is Thomas Bernhard?
Everybookhasasoul – Sara Introduction with choices Week IV The Devil’s Elixirs by E.T. A. Hoffmann – The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe – The Black Spider By Jeremias Gotthelf
Farm Lane Books – Jackie Introduction Week I Plans for November – Death of the Adversary by Hans Keilson Week II The Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr
Week III On Jelinek’s the Piano Teacher and Grass’ The Tin Drum
His Futile Preoccupations – Guy Savage Introduction with choices Week I On Goethe’s Elective Affinities – On Goethe’s Elective Affinities Part II
Week II Elective Affinities by Goethe Week III Where Do We Go From Here? by Doris Dörrie – The Snowman by Jörg Fauser – The Duel by Kleist
in lieu of a field guide – Rise –Introduction with choices and links to older posts Week I Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck
Week II The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll Week III Rock Crystal by Adalbert Stifter
Iris on Books – Iris
Leben, Kochen, Bier u. Fussball – Harvey – Week I Introduction with choices
Leroyhunter – Week V Michael Kohlhaas by Kleist
Lizzy’s Literary Life – Lizzy Siddal
Mar gheall ar a léim – Eibhlin – Introduction, Introduction 2– Week I – Eibhlin’s reading plans Week IV Narziss and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse Week V Wrap up
Polychrome Interest – Novroz – Week IV The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffmann
Reader in the Wilderness – Judith Introduction with choices
Read, Ramble – Fay – Introduction with proposed reading Week I Herta Müller – Land of Green Plums Week III Poems by Rilke
Rikki’s Teleidoscope – Rikki – Introduction Week I The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky – Week III Maybe This Time by Alois Hotschnig Week IV Der heilige Eddy von Jakob Arjouni
seraillon – Scott W. – Week III Beautiful Days – Schöne Tage by Franz Innerhofer
sub rosa – Sigrun Introduction with choices, Preparations on Handke, Who is Thomas Bernhard?
Susie Bookworm – Susanna P – Week I German Lit Month Kick off – Week II After Midnight by Irmgard Keun Week IV The Threepenny Opera by Bertold Brecht – Collection of short reviews on Goethe, Nietzsche, Klaus Mann and others – Lotte in Weimar by Thomas Mann
Tabula Rasa – Priya Introduction with possible choices – Week I – Plans Week II Perfume by Patrick Süskind and Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag by Eduard Mörike – Verbrechen aka Crime by Ferdinand von Schirach Week III Hotel Savoy by Joseph Roth Week V Mein Name sei Gantenbein by Max Frisch – Wrap up
The Argumentative Old Git – Himadri Week V Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane
The Children’s War – Alex Baugh – Week I The Oppermann’s by Lion Feuchtwanger Week III Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner – A Song For Summer by Eva Ibbotson Week IV When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr Week V Dark Hours by Gudrun Pausewang
The Parrish Lantern – Parrish – Week I On The Joys of Morphinism by Fallada Week III The Faber Book of 20th Century German Poems
The Reading Lives – Mel u – Week I – Announcing German Literature Month and Short Story by Gerstacker Week IV Short Stories by Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann – The Jew’s Beech Tree by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff – The Story of Hyacinth and Roseblossom by Novalis
Time’s Flow Stemmed – Anthony – Introduction and reading plans, Introduction Part II
Week II Elective Affinities by Goethe – The Judge and the Hangman by Friedrich Dürrenmatt – Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck Week III Old Masters by Thomas Bernhard Week IV Betrothal in San Domingo by Kleist – Kleist’s Enigmatic Quality
Tony’s Reading List – Tony Introduction with choices Week I Eery, Austria (Alois Hotschnig – Maybe This Time) – All the Lights by Clemens Meyer
Week II And Didn’t Say A Word by Heinrich Böll and Flagman Thiel by Gerhart Hauptmann – Conrad Ferdinand Meyer – The Shot From the Pulpit and Jeremias Gotthelf The Black Spider
Week III Das Schloss – The Play Act One – Das Schloss – The Play Act Two – Das Schloss – The Play Act Three Das Schloss – The Play (Director’s Cut) Week IV Michael Kohlhaas by Kleist – The Earthquake in Chili and The Marquise of O. By Kleist Week V Dream Novella by Arthur Schnitzler – Chess by Stefan Zweig – Der Sonntag and dem ich Weltmeister wurde von Christian Delius – Wrap up
Tortoisebook -Liz – Week I German Literature Month Plans Week II Weekly update– Perfume by Patrick Süskind Week III The Sorrows of Young Werther by Goethe
Vishy’s Blog – Vishy Introduction with choices Week I A Wide Range of German Short Stories Week II Homecoming by Bernhard Schlink – The Rider on the White Horse by Theodor Storm Week III Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann Week IV The Duel by Kleist – Week V Michael Kohlhaas by Kleist – The Sandmann (Hoffmann) The Jew’s Beech (Droste-Hülshoff) and The Beggar Woman of Locarno (Kleist)
Who Killed Lemmy Caution? – Daryl – Introduction Week III Review on Its Way Week IV Impressions on Klausen by Andreas Maier
Winstonsdad’s Blog – Stu Introduction with list and reading plans – Week I – Nadirs by Herta Müller – The Pigeon by Patrick Süskind – Jarmila by Ernst Weiss – A Perfect Waiter by Alain Claude Sulzer Week II The Wall Jumper by Peter Schneider – Homo Faber by Max Frisch
Wuthering Expectations – Amateur Reader (Tom) –Introduction with choices focusing on plays – Week I Gerhart Hauptmann Flagman Thiel – Gerhart Hauptmann-Before Daybreak – GerhartHauptmann’s characters Week II Max and Moritz by Wilhelm Busch – Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind
Week III La Ronde/Der Reigen by Arthur Schnitzler Week IV The Burghers of Calais by Georg Kaiser
Posts From Non-Participants
love german books – Kid – On German Literature Month
The Victory Stitch – Peggy If I were reading
Effi Briest Readalong
The Silent Angel Literature and War Readalong Meets German Literature Month
Caroline (Beauty is a Sleeping Cat)
Rise (in lieu of a field guide)
Effi Briest until Sunday 9th October
Effi Briest Sign up and Giveaway Results
Kleist Novellas until Sunday 16th October
Contemporray German Fiction Giveaway
Erpenbeck, Meyer, City-Lit Giveaway
Erpenbeck, Meyer, City-Lit Berlin Giveaway The Winners
Personal Favourites Joseph Roth, Irmgard Keun, Christa Wolf Giveaway
Personal Favourites Joseph Roth, Irmgard Keun, Christa Wolf Giveaway – The Winners
This and That
Melville House Press on What to drink when reading Heinrich Böll
The Millions announce German Literature Month
59 thoughts on “German Literature Month 2011”
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Some great books & posts here, here’s the link to mine, thanks
Thanks a lot Parrish. You’ve been included. Thanks a lot for joining.
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Just a query not to you but to Tabula Rasa, with hope she sees it here. Tried but couldn’t comment on her blog pressed the appropriate button & nowt much happens. Thanks Parrish.
I had the same problem on yours and mel u’s blog. Weird. Maybe some blogspot thing.
I tried again, and there is a problem. When you go on her page, you see 0 comments, when you go on the link, our (Lizzy and mine) comments appear. There is no e-mail, or I could let her know. Too bad.
I’ve received your comment all comments are moderated, because of a spam problem I had but I’ve got an app on my phone so I normally check & post them quite quickly, as I’m made aware of them thru being notified on my phone. Thanks for getting back to me.
It went all weird for a moment saying I wasn’t allowed to comment, then it reappaeard and disappeared. I realized, I do have Priya’s e-mail of course. I need to send her a message. She changed her blog a week back and now commenting doesn’t work anymore.
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I seem to be running behind everyone else, for some reason. I have just posted my Week II entry at http://thechildrenswar.blogspot.com/2011/11/emil-and-detectives-by-erich-kastner.html
I’ll will try to do better this week.
Don’t worry, you have already contributed a great review.
I feel like a pest, but I meant Emil and the Detectives to be for week 2, when we read crime stories. I am reading an Eva Ibbotson for the Austrian author for week 3, and hope to post about it in a day or two.
Thanks for your nice comment about Kästner.
I know but I did include it in week III so it will get mentioned in this week’s wrap up. Else it would have slipped by unnoticed. I’m looking forward to your Eva Ibbotson review. I usually enjoy her books a lot but haven’t read any of her children’s books – if it is that what you will review.
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Caroline – I hope I’m following the right procedure for posting, but in any case, here’s a link to my Week III entry:
It’s perfect, Scott, thanks, I’ll add it immediately.
Hi Caroline, here’s my new post, The Faber Book of 20Th Century German Poems.
PS, would you accept Markus Zusak, although Aussie, he’s of German descent & the Book thief is set in Germany?
Thanks, Parrish, great, poems. I’m not so sure about Zusak… He writes in English, right?
Yeah he does but I had a post with Germany as It’s subject so I thought I’d ask, will post it separately in a couple of weeks.
PS. It’s a great tale, so if you get the chance to read the book, do so.
I just realized there is another of our participants (Neer) who read and reviewed it but didn’t include it in the books of German Literature Month…
I bought it a while back but then suddenly started doubting it and never read it. Good to know, you liked it, I’m tempted now. I’ll be interested to read your review.
The Book Thief was the book I had in mind when I asked whether one could include books written in English, but primarily set and associated with Germany, in this event. The impression that i got was that books had to be originally written in German so I didn’t include it in the books of GLM. if there is change in rules, I can gladly include it. And yes, you should read it. It just grows on you.
And finally, here is (my long delayed) review of The Reader
Almost at the end of Visitation now.
Neer, Parrish decided not to include it and I wasn’t aware when I told him that you had read it in parallel – not meaning to include it. I would prefer to stick to the language rule or we will end up with all sorts of book set in Germany and not even touching on German history. I got the Book Thief, thanks for the nudge.
Thanks for the review. I hope you get along with Visitation. Not everybody likes it.
Here is my full post on Irmgard Keun’s ‘The Artificial Silk Girl.’
Great, thanks, I’ll add it right away.
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I’ve just finished “Narziss and Goldmund” by Herman Hesse and blogged about it here: http://margheallaraleim.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/narziss-and-goldmund-herman-hesse/
Thanks, Eibhlin, I’ll have a look.
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Here’s another one:
Great, Neer, thanks. I will visit later today, I’m curious to see what you thought of this and Visitation.
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It’s not exactly literature but I think it’s of interest – A Woman in Berlin by Anonymous.
It’s wonderful that you reviwed this, sakura. I want to read as well. I saw the movie and it’s fantastic. I think memoir can/should be included in literature anyway.
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Will there be a 2012 edition? I really want to take part!
It is quite likely, yes, and we would be glad to have you join. Only it will not be any time soon, rather in the second half of the year.
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