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Parallel Text: German Short Stories 2

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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.


  • Introduction
  • 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

Second book in the German Penguin Parallel Text series

Key Benefits

  • Introductory notes in English that set the book in its social and literary context
  • Short stories from leading, contemporary German authors
  • full unabridged text in German
  • Complete word-for-word translation in English on facing page
  • Convenient paperback format makes key works of foreign literature accessible to the intermediate language learner.
  • Perfect for taking on vacation as there's no need to take a dictionary

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Book Genre Short Stories
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Penguin
Number of pages 288
ISBN 978-0140041194
Language German
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
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