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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The Comfort Book
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Es ist immer so schön mit dir
The Girls in the Attic
And So It Begins (Stephanie King #1)
While Paris Slept
La Tresse
El enigma de la habitación 622
Save Me (Maxton Hall, #1)
The Lucky Ones
Trust Again (Again, #2)
Sisters of the Resistance
Save You (Maxton Hall, #2)
Vom Ende der Einsamkeit
Feel Again (Again, #3)
Southern Storms (Compass, #1)
The Butterfly Room
Sweet Sweet Revenge Ltd.
The Metamorphosis
Siddhartha
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
The Sorrows of Young Werther
The Trial
Steppenwolf
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Reader
The Magic Mountain
Faust, First Part
Death in Venice
The Tin Drum
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Markus Zusak
She walked down the basement steps. She saw an imaginary framed photo seep into the wall - a quiet-smiled secret. No more than a few meters, it was a long walk to the drop sheets and the assortment of paint cans that shielded Max Vandenburg. She removed the sheets closest to the wall until there was a small corridor to look through. The first part of him she saw was his shoulder, and through the slender gap, she slowly, painfully, inched her hand in until it rested there. His clothing was cool. ...more
Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
For Sayonara, literally translated, 'Since it must be so,' of all the good-bys I have heard is the most beautiful. Unlike the Auf Wiedershens and Au revoirs, it does not try to cheat itself by any bravado 'Till we meet again,' any sedative to postpone the pain of separation. It does not evade the issue like the sturdy blinking Farewell. Farewell is a father's good-by. It is - 'Go out in the world and do well, my son.' It is encouragement and admonition. It is hope and faith. But it passes over t ...more
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, North to the Orient

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