This year I’ve really enjoyed participating in various reading challenges! Irish Literature, Spanish Literature, literature of women writers in translation–you name it! So, having studied a tiny bit of German, why not do German Literature Month–I mean, it’s their 10th Anniversary! So, I’ll join in to help celebrate.
What I’ve Already Read Translated From German
Inkheart is wonderful–my daughter and I talked about it over a decade after listening to it together. The Swiss Family Robinson was so good–I’m glad I tossed back my brother’s Scholastic version from the 1960s and read the unabridged version. It was wonderful. I honestly cannot remember if I read ALL of All Quiet on the Western Front or just excepts. No matter, I’ve “read it” and won’t be picking it up for this challenge. Did anyone else watch the t.v. version with The Walton’s Richard Thomas (“John-Boy”) in the lead?
What I Might Read
These are the only books written in German and Translated into English that I am aware of owning right now. Given the reality of this year, both are a long shot at best.
A Couple I May Try
The Giraffe’s Neck by Judith Schalansky
Käsebier Takes Berlin by Gabriele Tergit
The Turncoat by Siegfired Lenz–there is a Read Along for this title, the week of November 22–28.