German Literature

German literature comprises those literary texts written in the German language. This includes literature written in Germany, Austria, the German part of Switzerland, and to a lesser extent works of the German diaspora. German literature of the modern period is mostly in Standard German, but there are some currents of literature influenced to a greater or lesser degree by dialects (e.g. Alemannic).
An early flowering of German literature is the Middle High German period of the High Middle Ages. Modern literature in German begins with the authors of the Enlightenment (such as Herder) and reaches
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A Place to Grow  (Cherry Hill, #2)
Unlearn Patriarchy
Zur See
Was die Magie verlangt (Dark Sigils, #1)
Diary of a Void
Southern Storms (Compass, #1)
The Lucky Ones
Disgrace
Western Waves (Compass, #3)
Save You (Maxton Hall, #2)
La Tresse
The Girl Who Escaped from Auschwitz
The Archer
Lonely Heart (Scarlet Luck, #1)
The Girls in the Attic
Save Us (Maxton Hall, #3)
The Twilight World
Combats et métamorphoses d'une femme
Alte Sorten
The Metamorphosis
Siddhartha
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
The Sorrows of Young Werther
Steppenwolf
The Trial
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Reader
The Magic Mountain
Faust, First Part
Death in Venice
The Tin Drum
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246 books — 201 voters
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German LGBT Literature
282 books — 38 voters

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50 books — 12 voters
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Favorite Translated Literature
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Rubinrot by Kerstin GierDas erste Buch der Träume by Kerstin GierErebos by Ursula PoznanskiInkheart by Cornelia FunkeReckless by Cornelia Funke
YA Books by German Writers
395 books — 265 voters
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Best German/Austrian/Swiss Literature
880 books — 917 voters


Christoph Marzi
Die meisten Lügen sind wahr und spinnen sich von ganz allein, kaum jemand kannte diese Wahrheit besser als Colin Darcy. Wenn man erst einmal der Melodie der Worte zu lauschen beginnt, dann pfeift man sie bald selbst. Und wenn Lügen wie kunstvolle Lieder sind, dann gehörte Helen Darcy, Colins Mutter, zu jenem seltenen Menschenschlag, der allzeit eine beschwingte Melodie auf den Lippen trägt.
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Friedrich Hecker
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