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Three Eerie Tales from 19th Century German

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CONTENTS
Jeremias Gotthelf "The Black Spider"
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff "The Jew's Beech Tree"
Theodor Storm "The Rider on the White Horse"
Unknown Binding, 272 pages
Published January 1st 1975 by Frederick Ungar
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Clark
Jun 20, 2013 Clark rated it really liked it
Shelves: made-ups
I read this hella ago but I wanted to throw a review up 'cause a new translation of the first story is coming out via NYRB pretty soon. Unless you are reading this hella from now and it's already out. So yeah. Cool. The Black Spider is tight. The rest of the stories in this are super fucking cool too, but for real, The Black Spider stands out like woah. There is this spider (black!) that comes out of this girl's face. She also carries around a bloody baby at one point. Satan kills a priest and r ...more
Jim
Jul 25, 2008 Jim rated it really liked it
Contains three extraordinarily rich novellas on supernatural themes:

Jeremias Gotthelf "The Black Spider"
Annette con Droste-Hülshoff "The Jew's Beech Tree"
Theodor Storm "The Rider on the White Horse"
Nate
Nov 04, 2015 Nate rated it really liked it
as the title says, we have three stories here, gotthelf's "the black spider", droste-hülshoff's "the jew's beech tree", and storm's "the rider on the white horse". "the black spider" is easily the best of the lot, a pretty grim tale of the devil terrorizing a bunch of peasants trying to get free labor, and when they don't comply 100% with his demands a bunch of spiders get released. not even the morality play bits at the end can bring this one down. "the jew's beech tree" is a fictionalized acco ...more
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