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Great German Short Stories (2003) [Anthology]
by Clemens Brentano Gerhart Hauptmann E. T. A. Hoffmann Franz Kafka Heinrich von Kleist Thomas Mann Rainer Maria Rilke Arthur Schnitzler Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The unique boundaries of the short story have attracted a majority of the prominent writers in the German language since the genre attained its modern form and became widely read around the turn of the nineteenth century. This collection, featuring stories by eight of the form's most successful practitioners, includes Arthur Schnitzler's "Lieutenant Gustl," considered to be the first purely interior monologue in European literature; Heinrich von Kleist's "Earthquake in Chile," a highly charged narrative in which nature and public opinion precipitate acts of incredible violence; as well as important works by Franz Kafka, Thomas Mann, Gerhart Hauptmann, Rainer Maria Rilke, E. T. A. Hoffmann, and Clemens Brentano. Required reading for students of world literature, this volume will be a welcome addition to the collection of any literary connoisseur.

Edited by Evan Bates


  • Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
  • Flagman Thiel by Gerhart Hauptmann
  • In the Penal Colony by Franz Kafka
  • The Golden Pot by E.T.A. Hoffmann
  • How Old Timofei Died with a Song by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The Earthquake in Chile by Heinrich von Kleist
  • Lieutenant Gustl by Arthur Schnitzler
  • The Story of Just Casper and Fair Annie by Clemens von Brentano

Original title: Great German Short Stories
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Earthquake in Chile, the (1807) [Short Story]
      Author: Heinrich von Kleist
     Signalman Thiel / Flagman Thiel (1888) [Short Story]
      Author: Gerhart Hauptmann
     Lieutenant Gustl (1900) [Novella]
      Author: Arthur Schnitzler
     Death in Venice (1912) [Novella]
      Author: Thomas Mann
     In the Penal Colony (1919) [Short Story]
      Author: Franz Kafka

Edition #1: Great German Short Stories

Great German Short Stories (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Evan Bates
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Great German Short Stories (2003)

ISBN: 048643205X

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