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Modern German Stories (1961) [Anthology]
by Ilse Aichinger Heinz Albers Rolf Becker Hans Bender Heinrich Böll Wolfgang Borchert Friedrich Dürrenmatt Herbert Eisenreich Gerd Gaiser Hermann Hesse Wolfgang Hildesheimer Heinz Huber Friedo Lampe Gertrud von le Fort Siegfried Lenz Hans Lipinsky-Gottersdorf Heinz Risse Wolfdietrich Schnurre Rolf Schroers Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The short story has become increasingly popular as a literary genre among contemporary German writers. The tales included in this book, by German, Swiss and Austrian authors, have all been published since 1945, and many of them have been translated into English specially for this volume. The majority are by authors who have begun writing within the last fifteen years. The picture which they present of Central European life and thought reflects the impact of the immediate past upon some of the most sensitive literary imaginations that have emerged from the background: writers who are seeking to come to terms with the world they live in—either satirically or with a sense of impending tragedy; sometimes directly, sometimes with a deliberate obliquity.

Edited by H. M. Waidson


  • The Opened Order by Ilse Aichinger
  • When Autumn Comes by Hans Lipinsky-Gottersdorf
  • Dr. Murke's Collection of Silences by Heinrich Böll
  • The Theft by Heinz Risse
  • The Kitchen Clock by Wolfgang Borchert
  • The White Flag by Rolf Becker
  • An Account That Does Not Balance by Wolfdietrich Schnurre
  • The Tunnel by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  • Aniela by Gerd Gaiser
  • The New Flat by Heinz Huber
  • The Parachute Jump by Heinz Albers
  • Ilya's Pigeons by Hans Bender
  • A Major Purchase by Wolfgang Hildesheimer
  • Spanish Suite by Friedo Lampe
  • April in May by Herbert Eisenreich
  • The Amusement Doctor by Siegfried Lenz
  • A Bad Business by Rolf Schroers
  • The Stolen Trunk by Hermann Hesse
  • The Innocent Children by Gertrud von le Fort

Original title: Modern German Stories
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Opened Order, the (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Ilse Aichinger
     Major Acquisition (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Wolfgang Hildesheimer
     Murke's Collected Silences (1955) [Short Story]
      Author: Heinrich Böll

Edition #1: Modern German Stories

Modern German Stories (1961)
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Language: English

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