Best German/Austrian Literature
Books originally written in German, or by those born in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 3,011 ratings
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 4,273 ratings
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566 books · 576 voters · list created July 30th, 2008 by Amy (votes) .
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message 1: by Clarice (new)

Clarice How about widening the circle and also including Swiss German writers, such as Duerrenmatt?




message 2: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Who wrote Antigone and the Garden Gnomes ? Loved that story. I'm wondering, as well, if there isn't somewhere a song book of all the old sentimental favorites that still get sung at Oktoberfest here in Cincinnati: Du, Du liegst mir im herzen; Du kannst mich liebe fur drei tolle Tagen; Die Lorelei; etc.


message 3: by 3535 (last edited Aug 31, 2009 11:59PM) (new)

3535 And where, may I ask, is Heinz G. Konsalik? ;D


message 4: by Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) (last edited Sep 01, 2009 06:57AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) GOOD question -- where is he indeed? ;) (And Johannes Mario Simmel, come to think of it!)


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

is The Lorelei here? I would like to vote for it.


message 6: by Kakanier (new)

Kakanier Arthur Schnitzler? Kein Arthur Schnitzler?


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Kakanier: There are several collections of works by Arthur Schnitzler on the list (currently nos. 66, 70 and 155).

Canary: Heine's "Buch der Lieder" and "Collected Poems" -- in English translation -- are on p. 2 of this list. You could vote for them ... or add a book with the ISBN no. 3446123024, which is a short book on the "Loreley" poem specifically. (I'd do it myself, but I've already exhausted my 100 permitted entries! :) )


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Themis-Athena wrote: "Kakanier: There are several collections of works by Arthur Schnitzler on the list (currently nos. 66, 70 and 155).

Canary: Heine's "Buch der Lieder" and "Collected Poems" -- in English translation..."


Thanks! I voted for it here and may try to add it by ISBN number later but not up to it tonight.
Canary Alice


message 9: by Booklovinglady (last edited Dec 27, 2013 02:49AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (currently no. 202) is not German but Dutch and should not be on this list. Apart from him being Dutch, his Praise of folly was written in Latin, as far as I know, and not in German.


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