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Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann (Penguin Classics)

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Spanning the Brothers Grimm to Kafka and beyond, a new collection of the most strange and fantastical German stories from the past 200 years
 
Franz Kafka posthumously cornered the nightmare market in the twentieth century. Yet in our adulation of Kafka's wonderfully bizarre prose, English-language readers tend to overlook the fact that he was not spawned Athena-like from the cranium of German literature. Kafka had his precursors among the German Romantics, as well as his contemporaries working in kindred veins and his heirs in post–World War II Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This rich and varied anthology gathers together many haunting stories, from the dark fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm, to Kafka's own chilling satire "In the Penal Colony," to the surreal fantasies of Kurt Schwitter in "The Onion."

About the Author

Peter Wortsman is a freelance translator and journalist. He was a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and is the author of A Modern Way to Die: Small Stories and Microtales, and of the plays Burning Words and The Tattooed Man Tells All. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141198804
Author:
Wortsman, Peter
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.84 x 5.15 x 0.89 in 0.62 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » European Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » International
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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