German Women Writers of the Twentieth Century

German Women Writers of the Twentieth Century

1st Edition - January 1, 1978

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  • Editors: Elizabeth Rütschi Herrmann, Edna Huttenmaier Spitz
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483279572

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German Women Writers of the Twentieth Century is an anthology of German women writers of the twentieth century and includes English translations of their German-language short stories. These short stories provide an insight into their creators' literary achievement and give some impression of the great variety and scope of their work. Comprised of 16 chapters, this volume begins with a short story by Ricarda Huch (1864-1947) entitled "Love," followed by another story entitled "The Wife of Pilate," by Gertrud von Le Fort (1876-1971). The remaining chapters present short stories by Elisabeth Langgässer (1899-1950), Anna Seghers (1900- ), Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1901-1974), Luise Rinser (1911- ), Ilse Aichinger (1921- ), Barbara König (1925- ), Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973), Christa Reinig (1926- ), Christa Wolf (1929- ), Gabriele Wohmann (1932- ), Helga Novak (1935- ), Gisela Elsner (1937- ), Elisabeth Meylan (1937- ), and Angelika Mechtel (1943- ). This monograph will be of interest to students, scholars, and authors who wish to know more about German literature in general and the work of German women writers in particular.

Table of Contents

  • Preface



    Ricardahuch (1864-1947)


    Gertrud von ee Fort (1876-1971)

    The Wife of Pilate

    Elisabeth Langgässer (1899-1950)

    In Hiding

    Anna Seghers (1900- )

    The Excursion of the Dead Girls

    Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1901-1974)

    Long Shadows

    Luise Rinser (1911- )

    Nina's Story

    Ilse Aichinger (1921- )

    Doubts About Balconies

    Barbara König (1925- )


    Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973)

    The Barking

    Christa Reinig (1926- )

    Vocational Counselling

    Christa Wolf (1929- )

    Change of Perspective

    Gabriele Wohmann (1932- )

    The Sisters

    Helga Novak (1935- )

    Journey of a Woman Nihilist to Verona in Late Autumn

    Gisela Elsner (1937- )

    The Initiation

    Elisabeth Meylan (1937- )

    The House

    Angelika Mechtel (1943- )

    High-Rise Story

    Select Bibliography

Product details

  • No. of pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1978
  • Published: January 1, 1978
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483279572

About the Editors

Elizabeth Rütschi Herrmann

Edna Huttenmaier Spitz

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