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Twelve German Novellas

Harry Steinhauer (Editor)

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Paperback, 648 pages
ISBN: 9780520030022
August 1977
$38.95, £28.95
The novella, one of the most sophisticated genres of narrative literature, owes its development primarily to German belles letters. In the present collection, Mr. Steinhauer has assembled a representative sampling that ranges from the Enlightenment to the postwar periods and reveals the scope and flexibility of this art form. Included are Wieland's Love and Friendship Tested, Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas, Chamisso's Peter Schlemihl, Hoffmann's Mademoiselle de Scudéry, Keller's Clothes Make the Man, Meyer's Sufferings of a Boy, Mann's The Bajazzo, Fontane's Stine, Hauptmann's Heretic of Soana, Kafka's Hunger Artist, Schnitzler's Fräulein Else, and Bergengruen's Ordeal by Fire.
Preface
Introduction
Christoph Martin Wieland, Love and Friendship Tested
Heinrich von Kleist, Michael Kohlhaas
Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, Mademoiselle de Scudéry
Adelbert von Chamisso, The Strange Story of Peter Schlemihl
Gottfried Keller, Clothes Make the Man
Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, The Sufferings of a Boy
Theodor Fontane, Stine
Thomas Mann, The Buffoon
Gerhart Hauptmann, The Heretic of Soana
Arthur Schnitzler, Fraulein Else
Franz Kafka, A Hunger Artist
Werner Bergengruen, Ordeal by Fire

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