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German Literature

Famous authors and their works in German literature. Poetry and prose by authors from Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

Popular German Writers
A brief summary of German authors that German learners should know about.

Popular German Writers
A summary of German writers every German learner should know.

Hermann Hesse
The biography of Hermann Hesse.

Shakespeare in German
William Shakespeare is popular in Germany - in German and English. Learn about the Bard in German literature.

German Children's Literature
Information about the German children's classic "Der Struwwelpeter".Includes story example with comprehension exercises.

Die Geschichte vom wilden Jäger
Read "Die Geschichte vom wilden Jäger" - an excerpt from "Der Struwwelpeter.

The Ten Commandments - Die zehn Gebote
The Biblical Ten Commandments from Exodus (2 Mose) in German and English. New German version. Also see the Luther Bible version.

Ritter Olaf
A ballad by Heinrich Heine.

German Christmas Poems
A few short Christmas poems in German.

Authors in German Literature 1
Information and links for Austrian, German, and German Swiss authors, playwrights, poets - and their works. From your Guide.

Bilingual German Poetry (German/English)
Dual-language versions of poetry by Goethe and other famous Dichter in German literature. Prose and poetic translations to help you enjoy deutsche Lyrik.

Günter Grass (1927- )
Biography, background, and links for the Nobel Prize-winning German author Günter Grass (Tin Drum, Cat and Mouse, Danzig Trilogy, Peeling Onions).

Harry Potter in German: Introduction
This Harry Potter start page provides a unified collection of all our resources for using and enjoying the German translations to expand your German.

Interviews: Karl May Translators
We interview two translators of Karl May's works into English. Although May is the all-time bestselling author in German, and his novels have been translated into over 30 languages, they are rarely published in English.

Karl May Down Under - Australian Friends of Karl May
This Australian association is devoted to enjoying, researching, and translating the works of German author Karl May into English, and sharing their unusual hobby with other Karl May enthusiasts.

The Bible in German
Links and resources related to the Bible in German.

Dual-Language Books
Selected German literature books in a side-by-side German/English format. Ideal for building vocabulary and for anyone who wants to read German literature in the original, but doesn't have advanced German skills!

German in Your Palm
Using a digital organizer or handheld computer as a German ebook reader. A guide to finding the hardware and software you need to read ebooks auf Deutsch.

Erich Kästner - Bücher
Order books by Kästner: Emil und die Detektive, Das doppelte Lottchen, usw.

Franz Kafka and Prague
A Kafka biography, literature survey, photos, and links for Franz Kafka.

Literature Links - Authors in German 2
NetLinks for Austrian, German, and German Swiss literature.

Friedrich Nietzsche on the Web
A short biography, information, books, and links for the writer/philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

Goethe Quotes
Quotes from Goethe

Heinrich Heine
Die Lorelei by Heinrich Heine

Der Mond Ist Aufgegangen
Der Mond Ist Aufgegangen Lyrics

Quotes in German
Quotes in German from non-Germans and Germans alike.

Dr. Ali Gator - Online-Bilderbuch
"Dr. Ali Gator aus Kairo am Nil besucht das Hotel Lion d'or." Illustrated story by Christoph Edelmann.

Die Blinde Kuh
Geschichten für Kinder von Susanne Haacke und anderen. Auch eine Suchmaschine für Kinder.

"Büchermord" und andere Geschichten
"Büchermord" ist kein Krimi, sondern... Eine Sammlung von Online-Erzählungen auf deutsch von Xaver Matthias.

Wilhelm Busch
A well-designed, informative site about the author of the first "comic strip." Busch is best known for his humorous stories, particularly Max und Moritz. In German.

Carpe.com - Deutschsprachige Autoren
Deutschsprachige Autoren aus A, D, CH.

Carpe Librum
Reviews of modern German literature in German and English.

Chronik: Sprüche und Zitate
Zu jeder vollen Stunde neu! Schüttelreime, Limericks und vieles mehr.

Deutsche Literaturgeschichte
Categories found on this site by Marc Altmann include: Epochen, Sturm und Drang, Biographien, and Bilder aus Weimar.

Deutsches Literaturarchiv
German literature from Marbach am Neckar. Schiller, etc.

Deutsche Lyrik
A German site with a poetry collection of works by many German authors.

Die Deutsche Lyrik im WWW
Deutschsprachige Lyrik aus über 300 Jahren von über 100 Autoren. Full access requires an annual subscription.

Dimension 2
A magazine devoted to presenting contemporary German prose and poetry in a bilingual (German-English) format. Ingo Stoehr, Editor.

Emil und die Detektive - Emils Geschichte
Eine wunderbare Website von ZLB. Alles über Emil: Entstehungsgeschichte, Emils Geschichte, Berliner Adreßbuch und mehr. (Why this site is a "Best of the Net" selection.)

German-English Parallel Bible
Compare the German and English versions of the Bible (Old and New Testaments) at this site by Prof. Dieter Goebel of Abilene Christian University.

German Literature Page
Brian Zahn's pages contain Germanic texts and links to other lit sites.

Germania
The Roman historian Tacitus wrote about the Germanic tribes who resisted the Roman Empire's expansion. This is an English version of the original Latin. Paul Halsall, Fordham Univ.

Glaube.de
Christliche Gedichte und Gebete von Glaube.de.

Peter Handke - Spriptmania
An extensive site devoted to the Austrian author Peter Handke and his works. From Michael Roloff.

Harry Potter - Carlsen Verlag
Die offizielle Website für Harry Potter vom deutschen Carlsen Verlag.

Harry-Potter-Fan-Club (Germany)
One of the best German Harry Potter fan sites - by two young ladies in Berlin.

Der Hauptmann von Köpenick - Die Geschichte
Die Geschichte des Hauptmann von Köpenick. Wissen Sie wer er war? Die wahre Geschichte von Wilhelm Voigt. A nice site by the actor who recreates the Hauptmann incident in Berlin-Köpenick.

Der Hauptmann von Köpenick - Zusammenfassung
Eine tabellarische Zusammenfassung des Carl Zuckmayer-Dramas. Von Hausarbeiten.de.

The House at the Bridge
The house in question was near the Glienicke Bridge in Berlin. "A story of modern Germany" by Katie Hafner.

internet literatur webring - bla
A ring of over 100 German literature Web sites.

Internetquellen
Links for German libraries, texts, bookstores, and research -- from the Univ. of Augsburg. In German.

Karl-May-Stiftung
Die Website der Karl-May-Stiftung. Seine Werke und das Karl-May-Museum in Radebeul bei Dresden.

Karl May - Gesammelte Werke
Online editions of the works of Germany's famous writer of Westerns and adventure stories - in German.

Kinder- und Jugendliteratur im Deutschunterricht
Two levels, one for beginning German, 1st year secondary, 1st semester post-secondary, another for beginning/intermediate German, 2nd year secondary, 2nd semester post-secondary, and so on.

Klassiker-Wortschatz
Was meinte eigentlich Schiller mit "Freudenhaus"? - "Das 'Projekt Klassikerwortschatz' soll sich an den Bedürfnissen, Wünschen und Vorlieben derer orientieren, die sich beruflich oder aus privatem Interesse mit der Literatur des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts beschäftigen."

Kleist-Archiv
Die Heinrich-von-Kleist-Sammlung in Heilbronn.

Learning German Through Fairy Tales
Annotated and some bilingual (German/English) fairy tales offer a fun way to learn German. By Dieter Goebel at Abilene Christian University.

Die Leiden des jungen Werther - Goethe
In the 1770s Goethe wrote a bestseller: DIE LEIDEN DES JUNGEN WERTHER. Written in letter form, it was translated into many languages, including English. Now you can receive Werther's letters each day by email! This site allows you to sign up for the German version. There is also an English version (see below).

Das Literatur-Café im Internet
"Literatur und Sprache im Internet" from this German site. Recommended.

Literaturhaus Wien
The latest on literature in Austria. In German. From Literaturhaus.at.

Literaturkritik
An online German literature magazine offering criticism and didatic methods.

The Lord's Prayer in German
Catherine Ball's collection (Georgetown University) includes the Vater Unser in over 15 Germanic languages and dialects. And you can compare any two versions.

Max und Moritz, Struwwelpeter, usw.
19th century German children's literature by Grimm, Busch, and Hoffmann. Illustrated. Excellent site by Robert Goodwin-Jones at Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

Wie Eulenspiegel sich bei einem Schneider verdingte und unter einer Bütte ...
The forty-sixth story in the Eulenspiegel book by medieval writer Herrmann Bote

Till Eulenspiegel
An article about Till Eulenspiegel and his stories.

Parodien und Travestien
"Worst of the Web"-Parodien von Gunther Witting und Freunden. Links auch zu den Originalen der deutschen Literatur.

The Sorrows of Young Werther - Goethe
In the 1770s Goethe wrote a bestseller: DIE LEIDEN DES JUNGEN WERTHER. Written in letter form, it was translated into many languages, including English. Now you can receive Werther's letters each day by email! This site allows you to sign up for the English version. There is also a German version (see above).

Der Struwwelpeter
For the children: "Slovenly Peter" in German, English, and French. Also available as a CD-ROM. From www.struwwelpeter.com.

Wittgenstein Online
News, links, commentary regarding the Austrian philosopher and writer Ludwig Wittgenstein by the Deutsche Ludwig Wittgenstein Gesellschaft. In German.

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