This new volume of eight short stories with parallel English translations offers students of German at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature. The majority of these stories have been written in the past decade and reflect a rich diversity of styles and themes. Complete with notes, the stories make excellent reading in either language.
Much maligned in pre-war Germany, the short story enjoyed a creative rebirth in 1945. Initially imported by the Allies, the form also matched perfectly the prevailing mood of irony, objectivity and mistrust of the didactic. With the original German text running alongside English translations, this collection features stories from eight outstanding post-war authors including Heinrich B�ll, Ilse Aichinger and Reinhard Lettau which students will find both educational and engrossing. B�ll�s opening story 'Pale Anna' follows a soldier returning home, his situation comparable to that of the writer in the first months of peace: he knows no-one and has few words not linked to painful memories. This poignant narrative is followed by a variety of tales representing the diversity of the time and including satires, explorations of private obsessions and experiments in form and language.
Translations of eight masterpieces by writers who defined the modern German short story. Includes works by Schnitzler, Kleist, Kafka, Mann, Hauptmann, Rilke, Hoffmann, and Brentano.
Specially chosen for their power to evoke German life and culture, these short, simple readings include poems, stories, essays, and anecdotes by Goethe, Hesse, Heine, Schiller, and others.
The eight stories in this volume offer a varied and representative collection of twentieth century German authors from a range of political and cultural backgrounds. Styles include the non-fictional manner of Kluge's montage technique and the contrasting classical storytelling of Penzoldt. With reading notes and parallel texts in German and English, this anthology is valuable to the German student of English as well as the English student of German. Reflecting trends in German literature, the stories have been selected for their quality as well as their readability, and will enhance the appreciation of both languages.
Drinking a Hefeweizen at a Biergarten... Dancing at Berlin’s hottest club... Cheering for the local soccer team at the Stadion... Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Germany’s everyday language. • What’s up? Wie geht’s? • He/She is a real hottie. Er/Sie ist eine ganz heiße Nummer. • What’s on tap? Was gibt’s vom Fass? • I ordered the Currywurst. Ich bin den Currywurst. • Do you wanna cuddle? Willst Du kuscheln? • Gooooooal! Toooooor!
DIVFive great stories in original German with new, literal English translations on facing pages: "The Metamorphosis," "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor" and "A Report to an Academy." /div
Speak for yourself in Germany Penguin show you how Essential phrases for travel, eating out, shopping, sightseeing Numbers, times and dates Pronunciation given Grammar basics and vocabulary list
Over 40 poems by Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Hölderlin, Brecht, and other masters. Full German text plus literal English translations on facing pages. Biographical and critical commentary on each poet. 34 portraits. Introduction.
Unlike most grammar series, this one simplifies and clarifies what is often perceived as the most difficult aspect of learning a foreign language. Oxford Easy Grammar texts cover all the fundamental and essential points of a language's grammar in a clear and user-friendly way, with every grammatical point clearly explained and backed up by examples in English before being illustrated in the foreign language. Each area of grammar is presented on a double-page spread for easy access and navigation, with all example sentences highlighted to show what is being illustrated. Finally, a full A-Z list of grammatical terms with clear descriptions rounds out each volume.
A dual-language edition of Chinese stories-featuring many stories appearing in English for the first time. Here is the perfect introduction to contemporary fiction from the world's most spoken language. These eight short stories, with parallel translations, offer students at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature without having constantly to refer to a dictionary. Richly diverse in themes and styles, the stories are by both new and well-established writers and range from a story by Li Rui about the honest simplicity of a Shanxi farmer to a story by Ma Yuan exposing the seamy underside of contemporary urban society. Complete with notes, these selections make excellent reading in either language.
Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary and ignite your imagination with these eight unconventional Spanish short stories!In this book you will find: Short stories from a variety of compelling genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have great fun reading, whilst learning a wide range of new vocabulary! Stories broken down into manageable chapters, so you always make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement without great difficulty reading! Realistic amounts of new vocabulary so you're not overwhelmed by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!" Carefully-written Spanish using straightforward grammar that is comprehensible for beginner and intermediate level learners. You'll enjoy reading and learn new grammatical structures without any feelings of overwhelm and frustration. Plenty of natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Spanish whilst you read, and improve your speaking ability at the same time! Regular plot summaries, comprehension questions and word reference lists, so that help is always on hand when you need it. You'll be able to focus on enjoying reading and having fun, rather than fumbling around with dictionaries and struggling through dense text with no support. A five-step plan for reading the stories in this book the smart way. These step-by-step instructions show you exactly how to make the most out of the book and maximise your learning! Spanish Short Stories for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level (A1-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference). The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading.You'll finally be able to enjoy reading in Spanish, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time.Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates all the frustrations you have experienced when trying to read in Spanish: Dull topics that are no fun to read Books so long you never reach the end Endless chapters that make you want to give up Impenetrable grammar that frustrates you at every turn Complex vocabulary that leaves you with your head buried in the dictionary Instead, you can just concentrate on what you came for in the first place - enjoying reading and having fun! If you're learning Spanish and enjoy reading, this is the book you need to rekindle your passion for the language and take your Spanish to the next level!So what are you waiting for? Scroll up and grab your copy now!
This is an all new version of the popular PARALLEL TEXT series, containing eight pieces of contemporary fiction in the original French and in English translation. Including stories by Bolanger, Cotnoir, Le Clezio and Germain, this volume gives afascinating insight into French culture and literature as well as providing an invaluable educational tool.
Kinder- und Hausmarchen is a collection of German fairy tales first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. The tales have formed the basis for children's tales in the Western world ever since. This volume presents several of the most popular tales, including Cinderella and Snow White, in the original German side by side with classic English translations."
Complete German is a comprehensive language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. This ebook just features text. An ebook + audio edition is also available with the ISBN 9781444154733. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -23 learning units plus glossary of grammatical terms and taking it further section -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Germany -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken German -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
German... Learn the basics in just 7 days! This book contains proven techniques and strategies to help self-learners acquire proficiency in the fundamentals of the German language in as little as one week. It is designed to provide travelers, students, job applicants, business owners, and enthusiasts with a comprehensive, engaging and excellent resource to make German language learning an enjoyable and exciting experience. The book aims to break the barriers that make learning German a difficult and frustrating experience for many students. "German Basics in a Week" is the only book you need to speak, understand and learn German in no time at all. Can hardly wait? Let's get started!
It's easy to teach yourself German! Complete German provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to German, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing German with confidence. Within each of the 25 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. You can also visit teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry--this book gives you one-, five-, and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.
In this new selection and translation, Peter Wortsman mines Franz Kafka's entire opus of short prose--including works published in the author's brief lifetime, posthumously published stories, journals, and letters--for narratives that sound the imaginative depths of the great German-Jewish scribe from Prague. It is the first volume in English to consider his deeply strange, resonantly humane letters and journal entries alongside his classic short fiction and lyrical vignettes "Transformed" is a vivid retranslation of one of Kafka's signature stories, "Die Verwandlung," commonly rendered in English as "The Metamorphosis." Composed of short, black comic parables, fables, fairy tales, and reflections, Konundrums also includes classic stories like "In the Penal Colony," Kafka's prescient foreshadowing of the nightmare of the Twentieth Century, refreshing the writer's mythic storytelling powers for a new generation of readers. Contents: • Words are Miserable Miners of Meaning • Letter to Ernst Rowohlt • Reflections • Concerning Parables • Children on the Country Road • The Spinning Top • The Street-Side Window • At Night • Unhappiness • Clothes Make the Man • On the Inability to Write • From Somewhere in the Middle • I Can Also Laugh • The Need to Be Alone • So I Sat at My Stately Desk • A Writer's Quandary • Give it Up! • Eleven Sons • Paris Outing • The Bridge • The Trees • The Truth About Sancho Pansa • The Silence of the Sirens • Prometheus • Poseidon • The Municipal Coat of Arms • A Message from the Emperor • The Next Village Over • First Sorrow • The Hunger Artist • Josephine, Our Meistersinger, or the Music of Mice • Investigations of a Dog • A Report to an Academy • A Hybrid • Transformed • In the Penal Colony • From The Burrow • Selected Aphorisms • Selected Last Conversation Shreds • In the Caves of the Unconscious: K is for Kafka (An Afterword) • The Back of Words (A Post Script) From the Trade Paperback edition.