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Collected Novellas (1994) [Collection]
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Series: Collected Early Fiction, 1949-1964
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

This is the first in a four volume edition of the early fiction of one of the most daring and influential writers of postwar Germany, a man often called the German James Joyce due to the linguistic inventiveness of his fiction. The novella was Schmidt's preferred form at the beginning of his writing career, and this volume collects the ten novellas he wrote between Entymesis (1949) and Republica Intelligentsia (1957), most of the them appearing here in English for the first time. The settings range from ancient Greece to 21st-century America, but all react to the stifling conservatism and cold prudery of Adenauer Germany. Bursting with intellectual and sexual energies, resuscitating the German language after two decades of Nazi subjugation, these novellas revolutionized German literature in the 1950s and retain their power to shock and delight forty years later.


  • Enthymesis
  • Leviathan
  • Gadir
  • Alexander
  • The Displaced
  • Lake Scenery with Pocahontas
  • Cosmas
  • Tina
  • Goethe
  • Republica Intelligentsia

Original title: Collected Novellas
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

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Edition #1: Collected Novellas

Collected Novellas (1994)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: John E. Woods
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Collected Novellas (1994)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Normal, IL
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 156478066X
Pages: 432

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