Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann

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9780141198804: Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann

'It was a very momentous day, the day on which I was to be slaughtered'

Bringing together tales of melancholy and madness, nightmare and fantasy, this is a new collection of the most haunting German stories from the past 200 years. Ranging from the Romantics of the early nineteenth century to works of contemporary fiction, it includes Hoffmann's hallucinatory portrait of terror and insanity 'The Sandman'; Chamisso's influential black masterpiece 'Peter Schlemiel', where a man barters his own shadow; Kafka's chilling, disturbing satire 'In the Penal Colony'; the Dadaist surrealism of Kurt Schwitters' 'The Onion'; and Bachmann's modern fairy tale 'The Secrets of the Princess of Kagran'. Macabre, dreamlike and expressing deep unconscious fears, these stories are also spiked with unsettling humour, showing stylistic daring as well as giving insight into the darkest recesses of the human condition.

Peter Wortsman's powerful translations are accompanied by brief overviews of the lives of each author, and an introduction discussing the notion of 'angst' and the stories' place in the context of German history.

Translated, selected and edited with an introduction by Peter Wortsman

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Appealing (The New Yorker)

All twenty-five tales make absolutely riveting reading and are almost all suitable for reading to children as bedtime stories. As for the adults - within the pages of Tales of the German Imagination is a treasury of delicious, old fashioned story-telling (The Bay)

A solid collection of classic stories ... a labor of love (Library Journal)

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Peter Wortsman is a freelance translator and journalist. He was a 2010 Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and is the author of Modern Way to Die: small stories and microtales, the plays Burning Words and T he Tattoed Man Tells All. Wortsman's translations from the German include Telegrams of the Soul: Selected Prose of Peter Altenberg, Travel Pictures by Heinrich Heine, Posthumous Papers of a Living Author by Robert Musil, and Peter Schlemiel, the Man Who Sold His Shadow, by Adelbert con Chamisso.

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. It was a very momentous day, the day on which I was to be slaughtered Bringing together tales of melancholy and madness, nightmare and fantasy, this is a new collection of the most haunting German stories from the past 200 years. Ranging from the Romantics of the early nineteenth century to works of contemporary fiction, it includes Hoffmann s hallucinatory portrait of terror and insanity The Sandman ; Chamisso s influential black masterpiece Peter Schlemiel , where a man barters his own shadow; Kafka s chilling, disturbing satire In the Penal Colony ; the Dadaist surrealism of Kurt Schwitters The Onion ; and Bachmann s modern fairy tale The Secrets of the Princess of Kagran . Macabre, dreamlike and expressing deep unconscious fears, these stories are also spiked with unsettling humour, showing stylistic daring as well as giving insight into the darkest recesses of the human condition. Peter Wortsman s powerful translations are accompanied by brief overviews of the lives of each author, and an introduction discussing the notion of angst and the stories place in the context of German history. Translated, selected and edited with an introduction by Peter Wortsman. Codice libro della libreria APG9780141198804

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. It was a very momentous day, the day on which I was to be slaughtered . Bringing together tales of melancholy and madness, nightmare and fantasy, this is a new collection of the most haunting German stories from the past 200 years. Ranging from the Romantics of the early nineteenth century to works of contemporary fiction, it includes Hoffmann s hallucinatory portrait of terror and insanity The Sandman ; Chamisso s influential black masterpiece Peter Schlemiel , where a man barters his own shadow; Kafka s chilling, disturbing satire In the Penal Colony ; the Dadaist surrealism of Kurt Schwitters The Onion ; and Bachmann s modern fairy tale The Secrets of the Princess of Kagran . Macabre, dreamlike and expressing deep unconscious fears, these stories are also spiked with unsettling humour, showing stylistic daring as well as giving insight into the darkest recesses of the human condition. Peter Wortsman s powerful translations are accompanied by brief overviews of the lives of each author, and an introduction discussing the notion of angst and the stories place in the context of German history. Translated, selected and edited with an introduction by Peter Wortsman. Codice libro della libreria APG9780141198804

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Descrizione libro Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Tales of the German Imagination from the Brothers Grimm to Ingeborg Bachmann, Peter Wortsman, 'It was a very momentous day, the day on which I was to be slaughtered'. Bringing together tales of melancholy and madness, nightmare and fantasy, this is a new collection of the most haunting German stories from the past 200 years. Ranging from the Romantics of the early nineteenth century to works of contemporary fiction, it includes Hoffmann's hallucinatory portrait of terror and insanity "The Sandman"; Chamisso's influential black masterpiece "Peter Schlemiel", where a man barters his own shadow; Kafka's chilling, disturbing satire "In the Penal Colony"; the Dadaist surrealism of Kurt Schwitters' "The Onion"; and Bachmann's modern fairy tale "The Secrets of the Princess of Kagran". Macabre, dreamlike and expressing deep unconscious fears, these stories are also spiked with unsettling humour, showing stylistic daring as well as giving insight into the darkest recesses of the human condition. Peter Wortsman's powerful translations are accompanied by brief overviews of the lives of each author, and an introduction discussing the notion of 'angst' and the stories' place in the context of German history. Translated, selected and edited with an introduction by Peter Wortsman. Codice libro della libreria B9780141198804

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Descrizione libro Penguin Classics, 2013. Condizione libro: New. 2013. 1st Edition. Paperback. Offers a collection of the haunting German stories from the past 200 years. This title includes Hoffmann's hallucinatory portrait of terror and insanity "The Sandman"; Chamisso's influential black masterpiece "Peter Schlemiel", where a man barters his own shadow; and Kafka's chilling, disturbing satire "In the Penal Colony". Translator(s): Wortsman, Peter. Num Pages: 384 pages. BIC Classification: 1DFG; DQ; FYT; JFHF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 125 x 197 x 22. Weight in Grams: 284. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780141198804

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