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507 books · 721 voters · list created April 8th, 2009 by Sonnenblume (votes) .
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Sonnenblume 23 books
4 friends
Tim 827 books
4 friends
Carmen 151 books
0 friends
Hye 4 books
1 friend
Meriam 310 books
21 friends
Nora 406 books
16 friends
Becks 918 books
7 friends
Nicki 1056 books
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message 2: by inga (new)

inga Ich kann nicht glauben, dass Lynn Raven auf dieser Liste steht! Der Kuss des Dämons war so langweilig, dass ich nur bis mich zwingen musste,weiter zu lesen.


message 3: by Martini (new)

Martini Habe mal ein paar Klassiker und Weiteres ergänzt. Es geht ja wohl nicht an, dass Gier & Meyer vor Goethe, Schiller, Mann und Grass rangieren...


message 4: by patricia (new)

patricia Izzy wrote: "Ich kann nicht glauben, dass Lynn Raven auf dieser Liste steht! Der Kuss des Dämons war so langweilig, dass ich nur bis mich zwingen musste,weiter zu lesen."

naja, nur weil du es nicht mochtest, heißt es nicht das es sie NICHT auf der liste stehen muss. Gibt genügend Menschen die ihre Bücher mögen ;)


message 5: by patricia (new)

patricia Martini wrote: "Habe mal ein paar Klassiker und Weiteres ergänzt. Es geht ja wohl nicht an, dass Gier & Meyer vor Goethe, Schiller, Mann und Grass rangieren..."

bedenke die Zeit in der wir leben ;)


message 6: by Sam (new)

Sam Markus Zusak ist kein deutscher deutschsprachiger Autor... Mag die Liste insgesamt aber trrotzdem ;-)


message 7: by Gecko (new)

Gecko Wenn es um Autoren geht wäre es eigentlich ratsam von jedem Autor auch nur ein Buch zur Wahl zu stellen...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You add books to the list at the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


message 10: by Des (new)

Des This is a corrupted list with a few goodreads authors having put their drivel on this list and then created several accounts to vote for themselves. Shame


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads It's a common practice, unfortunately. It's also why I've put some books on the "Badly Behaving Authors" list ( http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/20... ), in the case of some bad persistent offenders.


message 12: by Emma (new)

Emma Danke schon fur diese Liste! Ich lerne Deutsch in meiner Schule und ich hoffe, dass mit diese Bucher ich mein Deutsch zu verbessern konnte.


message 13: by Kat (new)

Kat "This is a corrupted list with a few goodreads authors having put their drivel on this list and then created several accounts to vote for themselves. Shame"

Who? What makes you think that?


message 14: by Paula Marlene (new)

Paula Marlene Martini wrote: "Habe mal ein paar Klassiker und Weiteres ergänzt. Es geht ja wohl nicht an, dass Gier & Meyer vor Goethe, Schiller, Mann und Grass rangieren..."

DANKE!


message 15: by Kat (new)

Kat Wieso geht das nicht an? Weil Goethe und co. "besser" sind? Weil es "Klassiker" sind? Nur, weil es alt ist, ist es nicht besser und obwohl das sehr wichtige Romane und Erzählungen sind, aus der Zeit heraus betrachtet, heißt das doch nicht, dass es bessere Geschichten sind. "Alt" ist kein Garant für "gut" und "gehobene Literatur" ist auch kein Garant für "unterhaltsam" oder "lehrreich". Man muss sich nur mal die zeitgenössischen Reaktionen anschauen. Und das liegt nicht daran, dass Menschen zur Zeit der Aufklärung oder der Weimarer Republik alle unwissende Idioten waren. ;-)
Falls dir die Bücher gefallen haben, klar, vote sie hoch, warum nicht. Aber diese Überlegenheitshaltung, weil es ja "Klassiker" sind, muss echt nicht sein.


message 16: by Kat (new)

Kat inga wrote: "Ich kann nicht glauben, dass Lynn Raven auf dieser Liste steht! Der Kuss des Dämons war so langweilig, dass ich nur bis mich zwingen musste,weiter zu lesen."

Jeder hat halt einen anderen Geschmack. Und diese Listen spiegeln am Ende doch eh bloß wieder, was andere Leute mögen. Das Buch, das am meisten Leser mochten, steht halt oben, das hat doch nichts damit zu tun, was man persönlich mag. :)


message 17: by Camilla P. (new)

Camilla P. Someone added "Little women", "The Hobbit" and "Frankenstein" to this list... I haven't looked through all the list but I've no doubt there are other mistakes like these. I think they should be removed as soon as possible.


message 18: by Elentarri (new)

Elentarri Camilla P. wrote: "Someone added "Little women", "The Hobbit" and "Frankenstein" to this list... I haven't looked through all the list but I've no doubt there are other mistakes like these. I think they should be rem..."

Agreed. There is C.S. Lewis on the list too. Last time I looked he was British? Not German?


message 19: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Wer hat denn bitte Stephenie Meyer zu der Liste hinzugefügt?
Die ist weder eine deutsche, noch eine gute Autorin.


message 20: by Eileen (new)

Eileen Andrea wrote: "Wer hat denn bitte Stephenie Meyer zu der Liste hinzugefügt?
Die ist weder eine deutsche, noch eine gute Autorin."


"seelen" ist um EINIGES besser als die twilight-reihe :D


message 21: by Booklovinglady (last edited Dec 13, 2013 03:18AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Although he wrote in German, Max Frisch (currently on no. 56) is not German but Swiss, and as such should not be on this list as it says 'Best German Authors ever'. Same goes for Franz Kafka (currently no. 149), who wrote in German but was born in Prague, which at the time was part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire. Robert Musil (currently no. 74) also wrote in German but he was Austrian.

Books by Chinua Achebe, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Shelley, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien have been removed for obvious reasons (being Nigerian, American and British). See also earlier comments by Camilla P. and Elentarri.

Please, when in doubt, do check the author's profile before you add books! (If an author was born elsewhere but later moved to Germany, then he/she can be added, of course)


message 22: by Mrssupervisorrat (new)

Mrssupervisorrat Was hat Audrey Niffenegger auf der Liste zu suchen?


message 23: by Aubrey (last edited Jan 30, 2016 11:06PM) (new)

Aubrey Removing Kafka and Musil and Frisch for not being German in birth or change in citizenship despite writing in German (again), as well as Hermann Broch, Rainer Maria Rilke, and Stefan Zweig.

Alfred Döblin was born in Poland but is characterized as German in multiple places. He lived in Germany at one point but moved more permanently to France. Someone else can figure that out.

For future reference, Marlen Haushofer and Elfriede Jelinek are Austrians that never/have not moved to Germany, and both Herta Müller and Yōko Tawada live in Germany.


message 24: by Booklovinglady (last edited Feb 03, 2016 12:50AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Aubrey wrote: "Alfred Döblin was born in Poland .." I'm pretty sure Döblin wasn't born in Poland, because at the time of his birth Szczecin was German, not Polish. So even though Szczecin is part of Poland now, it wasn't when Döblin was born...


message 25: by Cirilla (new)

Cirilla Katriona wrote: "Wieso geht das nicht an? Weil Goethe und co. "besser" sind? Weil es "Klassiker" sind? Nur, weil es alt ist, ist es nicht besser und obwohl das sehr wichtige Romane und Erzählungen sind, aus der Zei..."

Der Kommentar ist zwar schon einige Jahre alt, aber Ja! Ja, ja, ja! Danke!


message 26: by Booklovinglady (last edited Apr 29, 2019 03:11AM) (new)

Booklovinglady It says Best German Authors but Elfriede Jelinek (The Piano Teacher, #183) is Austrian, as far as I know. See also my earlier comment

Is this list meant for authors who write in German? The creator of this list hasn't been active on GR for quite a while now...


Liv the Jellyfish Queen Removed a bunch of books with non-german/non-german-speaking authors.
Left Austrian and Swiss authors on the list for now since it's unclear if they can be included or not.


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