With laconic wit and a tenderness immune to sentimentality Schulze starts to tell us ‘simple stories’, in pitch-perfect prose reminiscent of Raymond Carver, about. German writer Ingo Schulze’s first collection of short stories, 33 Moments Of The 29 anecdotal tales in Simple Stories range from the years. In the 29 stories of Simple Storys Ingo Schulze creates a mosaic of East German anxiety after the Wende of Like Raymond Carver.

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He has lived in Berlin since the mid s. I found some of the description filled with anachronisms, which confused me about the time frame.

Simple Stories

Piccole storie dopo la caduta del muro. The April 3rd Incident. A collection of unusually described and sometimes confusing stories of life in a small East German town directly after the fall of the wall. Ingo Schulze was born in Dresden in and studied classical philology at the University of Jena. Read it Forward Read it first. Bruce rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Dec 18, Pages Buy.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dennoch hatte ich gehofft, diese hier wenigstens alle lesen zu wollen. I loved smple every second of reading this book – even though I had to read it for uni ;!

Looking for More Great Reads? I want to read more by this guy Horsemen of the Sands. And the ‘style’ is bland and boring even bearing in mind that I read a translation. I complex and beautiful novel about the difficult lives of east and west germans around the time of unification. Selbst wenn man – wie ich- kein Freund von Ostwestgeschichten ist: Although I know a lot of people who absolutely hated this book, I loved it.


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The many separate stories in the beginning may come together to create storise great but I have wimple the patience or memory to get to that point.

Weil mich das Thema an sich sehr interessiert. The Italian edition I have read has only six stories. Schulze skillfully intercuts an assortment of moving and comic vignettes about seemingly unconnected people, gradually linking them into an exhilarating whole of tidal unity and emotional force, until we see that all the time we have been reading a novel in glittering fragments, spun by a master. Dec 20, Georg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 01, Fred Rose rated it did not like it Shelves: Trivia About Simple Stories.

Prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze’s first novel, Simple Storiesis a marvel of storytelling and craft. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Nov 03, Gabriele Girolamini rated it did not like it. Instead it is gradually revealed how ingoo of the tales are carefully woven into each other, with characters meeting and talking about each other, bit by bit revealing how they’re connected and detailing how the story of person A schulxe up influencing the story of person B.

Simpl 09, Linda rated it liked it. A series of very confusing and minimalist stories, all told by different characters, which only just hang together to give a depressing description of life in Germany after the East and West are united.

Credo che il titolo “Semplici storie” riassuma molto bene le storie che Schulze ha voluto raccontare. Apr 09, Pages Buy. At the beginning of the book one might perhaps think that this is going to be a series of independent stories, with each chapter telling the tale of a different character – but that is not ibgo case.


Simple Stories by Ingo Schulze

Schultze schylze six months in St Petersburg which became the basis for his debut collection of short stories 33 Moments of Happiness Preview — Simple Stories by Ingo Schulze. Osserviamo la scena come in un film. Books by Ingo Schulze. He studied classical philology at the University of Jena for five years, and, until the German reunification, was an assistant director dramatic arts advisor at the State Theatre in Altenburg 45 km south of Leipzig for two years.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Theodora rated it it was amazing Oct 27, Mar 05, Georgina Thynne rated it did not like it Shelves: Also in Vintage International. Dass mir Short Stories nicht liegen, ist ja nicht neu.

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They are also interlinked because in a few stories we meet the same characters, but in a different moment of their lives, and this doesn’t help, on the contrary, i The Italian edition I have read has only six stories.

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