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Thirteen Uncanny Stories (1954) [Collection]
by Hans Henny Jahnn Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Jahnn selected the stories, originally appearing as exempla in his novels, for separate publication. They reflect his Weltanschauung of the harmonious universe in which man is part of an endless chain, connected on the one hand to his ancestors who pass their deeds on through their works, and on the other to the future by means of the everlasting repetition of the process of nature. To Jahnn the meaning of life was that there are no answers and that man is an unknown quantity. The tragic seriousness of life is not without hope, however, for man is a responsible being, and in this world in need of love and mercy he is the only one to provide unconditional love. Jahnn's work has been considered to be a repetition, in modern dress, of certain aspects of the Gilgamesh epic: his motifs are drawn from it, his characters are archetypes.


  • Ragna and Nils
  • The Slave's Story
  • The Watchmaker
  • Sassanidian King
  • The Gardner
  • The Story of the Twins
  • A Boy Weeps
  • Kebad Kenya
  • The Marmalade Eaters
  • Mov
  • A Master Selects His Servant
  • The Diver
  • The Stolen Horses

Original title: Dreizehn nicht geheure Geschichten
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionFantasyDark Fantasy
FictionFantasyLiterary Fantasy

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