Ben Liebt Anna - Peter Härtling
Ben is all messed up. He is always thinking about Anna. After a football game that goes kind of wrong for him, he writes a letter to her: "Dear Anna! You were mean to laugh at me today. I am just not that good at playing football. Please don't laugh at me anymore. Because I like you. So, what I'm saying is: Will you go out with me? Your Ben." He has to wait long before he gets an answer.
About the Author
Peter Härtling (born 13 November 1933) is a German writer and poet. He is a member of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and he received the Großes Verdienstkreuz for his major contribution to German literature. Härtling was born at Chemnitz and spent the early part of his childhood living in Hartmannsdorf, Mittweida, where his father maintained a law firm. Following the outbreak of World War II, the family moved to the German-occupied town of Olomouc in Moravia. Härtling had his first collection of poetry published in 1953.