DW book expert David Levitz about ′The New Sorrows of Young W.′ by Ulrich Plenzdorf | 100 German Must-Reads - a unique list of 100 works of German literature published in English | DW | 05.10.2018

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DW book expert David Levitz about 'The New Sorrows of Young W.' by Ulrich Plenzdorf

Edgar leaves his dreary hometown in East Germany for East Berlin, where he shacks up in an abandoned summer cabin. He finds a book by Goethe, and loves it. "The New Sorrows of Young W." was a hit in West and East Germany at the time.

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