Tag Archives: German literature

Take me to the Pity Party! Anke Stelling’s “Higher Ground,” Translated from German by Lucy Jones

Resi’s written reactions to her circumstances eventually reveal that her chaotic and humorous take on motherhood is a vehicle for her to obsessively explain and justify the catastrophic falling out she had with her group of closest friends.

Recurring Currents: Esther Kinsky’s “River,” translated from German by Iain Galbraith

By Rebecca DeWald   When I first read Stan Nadolny’s The Discovery of Slowness (translated from German by Ralph Freedman), which follows Sir John Franklin on his arctic exploration, I was struck by the way in which the quality of “slowness” both becomes a plot device and its conceit: the reader sees the world through […]