Monday, 28 October 2013

GLM III: Please link to your reviews and contributions here

This is the place for all GLM contributes to share what they have written.  Of course, if you don't have a blog, simply leave your reviews in a comment below.  We don't want anyone to feel left out.

a) For works penned by ladies. In the name field, please link using the following format: Your name (Author - Title). The example relates to one of Lizzy's GLM II reviews.

b) For works penned by gents. In the name field, please link using the following format: Your name (Author - Title). The example relates to one of Caroline's GLM II reviews.

c) Please link your miscellaneous posts (pictures, lists, interviews, etc) here. Pick your own format - it's a miscellany after all!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

German Literature Month III Sign-Up

Caroline and Lizzy welcome you to German Literature Month!

The tweets of others as early as January of this year looking forward to it convinced us it just had to happen. And so here we are, though with a challenge.

GLM I and II were resounding successes and we want GLM III to follow suit. One thing has concerned us though. Why were the lady writers so grossly under-represented? Only 22% of the authors read in GLM I, reducing to 19% in GLM II, were female. We want to redress that balance. Now we're not going all Orange prize on you. We don't want to exclude the great male authors in German(-language) literature. But we are structuring the month so that there are times to focus in on the ladies.

We would, therefore, like the structure of German Literature Month III to look like this.
Week 1: 1-7.11 Ladies Week
Week 2: 8-14.11 Gents Week
Week 3: 15-21.11 Ladies Week
Week 4: 22-28.11 Gents Week
Weekend 29-30.11 Read as you please

Read anything you want: any format, any genre. As long as the works were originally written in German and are reviewed during November, they count for GLM III. The ideal female:male author ratio at the end of the month would be 50:50.

We will also have two readalongs:
7.11 Lizzy will read her first (!) e-book and open a discussion on Anna Kim's Anatomy of the Night.
29.11 Caroline will lead a War and Literature discussion of Hans Keilson's Death of the Adversary.

So are you going to join us?  If so, please sign up on the Linky below.  This will be used to populate a blog roll and ensure that Caroline and I never miss one of your posts.  Separate linkys (sp?) will be made available for you to highlight your wonderful reviews and other posts.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

German Literature Month II: Author Index

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If you're looking for your next German-language literature read, here's the author index from German Literature Month II.

Arjouni: More Beer (1) Bärfuss: One Hundred Days (1Bernhard: My Prizes (1), The Corrections (1Böll: Group Portrait with Lady (1Brentano: The Tale of Honest Caspar and Fair Annie (1) Capus: Léon and Louise (1) De La Motte Fouqué: Undine (1) Döblin: Berlin Alexanderplatz (1) Drvenkar: Tell Me What You See (1 2) Dürrenmatt: Justice (1) Duve: This is Not a Love Song (1) Fontane: Effi Briest (1), L'Adultera (1) Franke: Der Elfenbeinturm (1) Funke: Reckless (1) Glattauer: Love Virtually (1 2) Goethe: Hermann and Dorothea (1), The Erl King (1), The Fairy Tale (1), The Sorrows of Young Werther (1Gotthelf: The Black Spider (1Grass: From the Diary of A Snail (1Grimm: Fairy Tales (1 2 3 4 5 6 7) Gstrein: Winters in the South (1Haas: Brenner and God (1Heine: Germany, A Winter's Tale (1), The Journey to the Harz (1), The Lorelei (1) Hermann: Summerhouse, Later (1Hesse: Demian (1), Siddhartha (1Heyse: The Fury (1) Hochgatterer: The Sweetness of Life (1) Hoffmann: The Golden Pot (1), The Story of the Hard Nut (1Hotschnig: Maybe This Time (1) Jelinek: The Piano Teacher (1), Wonderful, Wonderful Times (1) Kafka: Amerika (1) Keun: After Midnight (1) von Kleist: The Beggar Woman of Locarno (1)  Ledig: The Stalin Front (1 2 3) Mann Heinrich: Man of Straw (1) Mann Thomas: Death in Venice (1 2) Müller: The Hunger Angel (1), The Land of Green Plums (1 2Neidhart: Meie, dîn lichter schin (1) Noll: The Pharmacist (1) Politycki: London for Heroes (1), Next World Novella (1Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front (1Rilke: Poetry (1Roth: Hotel Savoy (1) Schätzing: The Swarm (1Schenkel: Bunker (1), The Murder Farm (1Schertenlieb: A Happy Man (1) von Schiller: Love and Intrigue (1), Maria Stuart (1) von Schirach: Crime and Guilt (1) The Collini Case (1 2 3) Schlink: Summer Lies (1 2 3) The Gordian Knot (1), The Reader (1 2), The Weekend (1 2Schnitzler: Dream Story (1 2) Dying (1), Fraulein Else (1), Leutnant Gustl (1), Night Games (1 2 3 4) Schnitzpard: (1 2) Simon: Zbinden's Progress (1) Stamm: Seven Years (1 2 3), Unformed Landscape (1 2) Sterchi: The Cow (1Stifter: Brigitta (1), Rock Crystal (1) Süskind: The Pigeon (1Tieck: Eckbert the Fair (1) Trakl: Poetry (1 2) Vanderbeke: Ich siehe was, was Du nicht siehst (1) von der Vogelweide: Unter den Linden (1) Wassermann: My First Wife (1) Walser Alissa: Mesmerised (1Walser Robert: Jakob von Gunten (1) Weihe: Sea of Ink (1 2)  Werfel: Pale Blue Ink in A Ladŷ's Hand (1), Werner: On The Edge (1) Wetzel: Long Days (1) Wolf: No Place on Earth (1),  Zeh: Dark Matter/In Free Fall (1), The Method (1) Zweig: Burning Secret (1), Confusion (1), Fear (1), The Post Office Girl (1), The Royal Game (1) Anthologies: Sci-Fi Stories (1), Short Stories from Best European Fiction 2012 (1) Interviews: Meet The Translator: Sally-Ann Spencer (1) Non-Fiction: Boyle: A Very Short Introduction to German Literature (1), Nooteboom: Roads to Berlin (1) Stein: Prague German Writers (1Ziegler: Forbidden, Ostracised, Banned - German Women Writers Under National Socialism (1)

Monday, 21 October 2013

German Literature Month I: Author Index


If you're looking for your next German-language read, here is the author index from German Literature Month I.  

Anonymous (A Woman In Berlin) Arjouni (Der Heilige Eddy) Baum (Grand Hotel) Bernhard (Old Masters) Böll (And Didn't Say A Word/The Lost Honour of Katherina Blum / The Silent Angel (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)) Brecht (The Threepenny Opera) Bronsky (The Hottest Dishes of The Tartar Cuisine (1(2)) Brothers Grimm (Fairy Tales) Busch (Max and Moritz) Delius (Der Sonntag, an dem ich Weltmeister wurde) Dörrie (Where Do We Go From Here?Droste-Hülshoff (The Jew's Beech (1) (2)) Dürrenmatt (The Judge and The Hangman) Erpenbeck (Visitation (1) (2) (3)) Fallada (Short treatise on the Joys and Morphinism) Fauser (The Snowman) Feuchtwanger (The Oppermanns) Fitzek (Therapy (1) (2)) Fontane (Effi Briest Readalong: Week 1/Week 2/Week 3 ) Frisch (Homo FaberFunke (Inkheart) Gerstacker (Germelshausen) Goethe (Elective Affinities (1) (2)/Faust Part One/Faust Part Two/The Madwoman on a Pilgrimage/The Sorrows of Young Werther (1) (2) (3)) Gotthelf (The Black Spider (1) (2)) Grass (The Tin Drum) Hammesfahr (The SinnerHauptmann (Before Daybreak /Flagman Thiel (1) (2) (3)/On CharacterisationHeine (An Apparation in The Sea/Gods in Exile) Hermann (Summerhouse, Later)  Hesse (Harry's Loves/Narziss and Goldmund /Within and Without) Hoffmann (The Devil's Elixirs /The Sandman (1) (2)) Hotschnig (Maybe This Time (1) (2) (3)) Jelinek (The Piano Teacher)  Kafka (A Country Doctor/The Married Couple/The Trial / The Castle) Kaiser (The Burghers of Calais) Kästner (Emil and the Detectives (1) (2)) Kehlmann (Fame) Keilson (Death of the Adversary) Keller (The Naughty Saint Vitalis) Keun (After Midnight (1) (2) (3) / The Artficial Silk GirlKleist (Betrothal in San Domingo /Michael Kohlhaas /The Beggar Woman of Locarno/The Broken Jug /The Duel (1) (2) (3) (4) /The Earthquake in Chile/The Art of Kleist/On Kleist's Enigmatic Quality) Koestler (Darkness at Noon) Kracauer (Der Detektiv-Roman) Maier (Klausen) Mann Heinrich (Three Minute Novel) Mann Klaus (Mephisto) Mann Thomas (An Infant Prodigy /Buddenbrooks/Death in Venice/Disorder and Early Sorrow/Doctor Faustus /Lotte In Weimar) Meyer Clemens (All The Lights) Meyer Conrad Ferdinand (The Shot from the Pulpit) Miscellaneous (Faber Book of 20th Century German Poems/The Queen's Mirror: Fairy Tales by German Women 1780-1900) Mörike (Mozart's Journey To Prague (1)  (2)) Müller (Nadirs/The Land of Green Plums (1) (2)/The PassportNietzsche (Thus Spake Zarathustra) Noll (The Pharmacist) Novalis (The Story of Hyacinth and Roseblossom) Rabinowich (Splithead) Rilke (How Old Timofei Died Singing/Letters to Lou Andreas Salome/Poems/The Tale of the Hand of God) Roth (Hotel Savoy) Schenkel (The Murder FarmSchiller (The Sport of Destiny) Schirach (Crime) Schlink (Homecoming/ The Reader / The Weekend (1) (2)) Schneider (The Wall JumperSchnitzler (Dream Novella/La Ronde / The Dead are Silent) Sebald (Austerlitz/On the Natural History of DestructionStifter (Rock Crystal) Sulzer (A Perfect Waiter) Süskind (The Pigeon/Perfume (1)/(2)Stamm (In Strange Gardens and Other Stories) Storm (Carsten The Trustee and Other Stories/ Immensee / The House of Bulemann/The Rider on the White Horse) Swann (Three Bags Full)  Wedekind ( The Burning of Egiswyl / Spring's Awakening ) Weiss (JarmilaWidmer (My Mother's Lover) Wyss (The Swiss Robinson) Zeh (Dark Matter) Zweig Arnold (Kong at the Seaside) Zweig Stefan (Chess /Journey into the Past / Moonbeam Alley/Short Stories)