DJ blurb on front flap of Great German Short Novels and Stories (108.3)
From the time of Goethe to that of Kafka and Thomas Mann, the writers of the German short story have produced some of the most enduring classics of all literature. This anthology includes not only such striking examples of contemporary writing as Kafkas A Country Doctor and Manns Death in Venice, but most of the classics from the grand tradition of the German short story in the nineteenth century. Two of the tales in this volume, Heinrich Manns Three-Minute Novel and Kleists Earthquake in Chile, in new translations by Professor Lange, are presented for the first time in a popular edition.
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