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Web-Special 100 German Must-Reads: David Levitz (left) and Sabine Kieselbach (Copyright: DW)
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A time of upheaval
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DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Buddenbrooks, von Thomas Mann (DW)

'Buddenbrooks' by Thomas Mann

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Confusions of Young Master Törless, by Robert Musil (DW)

'The Confusions of Young Master Törless' by Robert Musil

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Jakob von Gunten, by Robert Walser (DW)

'Jakob von Gunten' by Robert Walser

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, by Rainer Maria Rilke (DW)

'The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge' by R. M. Rilke

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | My Heart, by Else Lasker-Schüler (DW)

'My Heart' by Else Lasker-Schüler

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Rheinsberg, by Kurt Tucholsky (DW)

'Rheinsberg' by Kurt Tucholsky

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Loyal Subject, by Heinrich Mann (DW)

'The Loyal Subject' by Heinrich Mann

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Demian, by Hermann Hesse (DW)

'Demian' by Hermann Hesse

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Storm of Steel, by Ernst Jünger (DW)

'Storm of Steel' by Ernst Jünger

Weimar era
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DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Trial, by Franz Kafka (DW)

'The Trial' by Franz Kafka

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Berlin Alexanderplatz, by Alfred Döblin (DW)

'Berlin Alexanderplatz' by Alfred Döblin

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | All Quiet on the Western Front, by Erich-Maria Remarque (DW)

'All Quiet on the Western Front' by Erich Maria Remarque

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Grand Hotel, by Vicki Baum (DW)

'Grand Hotel' by Vicki Baum

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Job, by Joseph Roth (DW)

'Job' by Joseph Roth

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Going to the Dogs, by Erich Kästner (DW)

'Going to the Dogs' by Erich Kästner

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Artificial Silk Girl, by Irmgard Keun (DW)

'The Artificial Silk Girl' by Irmgard Keun

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Blood Brothers, by Ernst Haffner (DW)

'Blood Brothers' by Ernst Haffner

Disaster and catastrophe
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DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Oppermanns, by Lion Feuchtwanger (DW)

'The Oppermanns' by Lion Feuchtwanger

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Threepenny Novel, by Bertolt Brecht (DW)

'Threepenny Novel' by Bertolt Brecht

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Auto-da-Fé, by Elias Canetti (DW)

'Auto-da-Fé' by Elias Canetti

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Mephisto, by Klaus Mann (DW)

'Mephisto' by Klaus Mann

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Beware of Pity, by Stefan Zweig (DW)

'Beware of Pity' by Stefan Zweig

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Seventh Cross, by Anna Seghers (DW)

'The Seventh Cross' by Anna Seghers

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Vienna Melody, by Ernst Lothar (DW)

'The Vienna Melody' by Ernst Lothar

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Alone in Berlin, by Hans Fallada (DW)

'Alone in Berlin' by Hans Fallada

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Greater Hope, by Ilse Aichinger (DW)

'The Greater Hope' by Ilse Aichinger

Rising from the ruins
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DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Death in Rome, by Wolfgang Koeppen (DW)

'Death in Rome' by Wolfgang Koeppen

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Demons, by Heimito von Doderer (DW)

'The Demons' by Heimito von Doderer

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Payback, by Gert Ledig (DW)

'Payback' by Gert Ledig

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Homo Faber, by Max Frisch (DW)

'Homo Faber' by Max Frisch

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Tin Drum, by Günter Grass (DW)

'The Tin Drum' by Günter Grass

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | A Woman in Berlin, by Anonymous (DW)

'A Woman in Berlin' by Anonymous

Separate worlds
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DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Wall, by Marlen Haushofer (DW)

'The Wall' by Marlen Haushofer

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | They Divided the Sky, by Christa Wolf (DW)

'They Divided the Sky' by Christa Wolf

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Jakob The Liar, by Jurek Becker (DW)

'Jakob The Liar' by Jurek Becker

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Anniversaries, by Uwe Johnson (DW)

'Anniversaries' by Uwe Johnson

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Malina, by Ingeborg Bachmann (DW)

'Malina' by Ingeborg Bachmann

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Short Letter, Long Farewell, by Peter Handke (DW)

'Short Letter, Long Farewell' by Peter Handke

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The New Sorrows of Young W., by Ulrich Plenzdorf (DW)

'The New Sorrows of Young W.' by Ulrich Plenzdorf

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, by Heinrich Böll (DW)

'The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum' by Heinrich Böll

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Nazi and the Barber, by Edgar Hilsenrath (DW)

'The Nazi and the Barber' by Edgar Hilsenrath

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Runaway Horse, by Martin Walser (DW)

'Runaway Horse' by Martin Walser

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Memoirs of an Anti-Semite, by Gregor von Rezzori (DW)

'Memoirs of an Anti-Semite' by Gregor von Rezzori

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Wall Jumper, von Peter Schneider (DW)

'The Wall Jumper' by Peter Schneider

Stories and histories
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DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Insane, by Rainald Goetz (DW)

'Insane' by Rainald Goetz

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Discovery of Slowness, by Sten Nadolny (DW)

'The Discovery of Slowness' by Sten Nadolny

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Piano Teacher, by Elfriede Jelinek (DW)

'The Piano Teacher' by Elfriede Jelinek

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Woodcutters, by Thomas Bernhard (DW)

'Woodcutters' by Thomas Bernhard

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Raw Material, by Jörg Fauser (DW)

'Raw Material' by Jörg Fauser

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Perfume, by Patrick Süskind (DW)

'Perfume' by Patrick Süskind

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Film Explainer, by Gert Hofmann (DW)

'The Film Explainer' by Gert Hofmann

'You are Not Like Other Mothers' by Angelika Schrobsdorff

'You are Not Like Other Mothers' by Angelika Schrobsdorff

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | 'Life is a Caravanserai (…), by Emine Sevgi Özdamar (DW)

'Life is a Caravanserai'  by Emine Sevgi Özdamar

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Brother of Sleep, by Robert Schneider (DW)

'Brother of Sleep' by Robert Schneider

Guest columns & interviews
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The burdens of the past
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DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | I, Wolfgang Hilbig (DW)

'I' by Wolfgang Hilbig

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink (DW)

'The Reader' by Bernhard Schlink

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Animal Triste, by Monika Maron (DW)

'Animal Triste' by Monika Maron 

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Midsummer Night, by Uwe Timm (DW)

'Midsummer Night' by Uwe Timm.

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Agnes, by Peter Stamm (DW)

'Agnes' by Peter Stamm

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Lost, by Hans-Ulrich Treichel (DW)

'Lost' by Hans-Ulrich Treichel

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Tortoises, by Veza Canetti (DW)

'The Tortoises' by Veza Canetti

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Shadow-Boxing Woman, by Inka Parei (DW)

'The Shadow-Boxing Woman' by Inka Parei

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Mrs Sartoris, by Elke Schmitter (DW)

'Mrs Sartoris' by Elke Schmitter

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Architects, by Stefan Heym (DW)

'The Architects' by Stefan Heym

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Austerlitz, by W.G. Sebald (DW)

'Austerlitz' by W.G. Sebald

Strange worlds
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DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Berlin Blues, by Sven Regener (DW)

'Berlin Blues' by Sven Regener

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Swimmer, by Zsusza Bánk (DW)

'The Swimmer' by Zsusza Bánk

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke (DW)

'Inkheart' by Cornelia Funke

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Night Train to Lisbon, by Pascal Mercier (DW)

'Night Train to Lisbon' by Pascal Mercier

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Swarm, by Frank Schätzing (DW)

'The Swarm' by Frank Schätzing

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Young Light, by Ralf Rothmann (DW)

'Young Light' by Ralf Rothmann

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Day In Day Out, by Terézia Mora (DW)

'Day In Day Out' by Terézia Mora.

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Measuring the World, by Daniel Kehlmann (DW)

'Measuring the World' by Daniel Kehlmann

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | 'How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, by Saša Stanišić (DW)

'How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone' by Saša Stanišić

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Collector of Worlds, by Iliya Troyanov (DW)

'The Collector of Worlds' by Iliya Troyanov

Looking back, looking forward
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DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Blind Side of the Heart, by Julia Franck (DW)

'The Blind Side of the Heart' by Julia Franck

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Babylon Berlin, by Volker Kutscher (DW)

'Babylon Berlin' by Volker Kutscher

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Broken Glass Park, by Alina Bronsky (DW)

'Broken Glass Park' by Alina Bronsky

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Visitation, by Jenny Erpenbeck (DW)

'Visitation' by Jenny Erpenbeck

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | A Minute's Silence, by Siegfried Lenz (DW)

'A Minute's Silence' by Siegfried Lenz

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Tower, by Uwe Tellkamp (DW)

'The Tower' by Uwe Tellkamp

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Method, by Juli Zeh (DW)

'The Method' by Juli Zeh

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | An Exclusive Love, by Johanna Adorján (DW)

'An Exclusive Love' by Johanna Adorján

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Hunger Angel, by Herta Müller (DW)

'The Hunger Angel' by Herta Müller 

On the move
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DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Apostoloff, by Sibylle Lewitscharoff (DW)

'Apostoloff' by Sibylle Lewitscharoff

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Summer Resort, by Esther Kinsky (DW)

'Summer Resort' by Esther Kinsky

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Why We Took the Car, by Wolfgang Herrndorf (DW)

'Why We Took the Car' by Wolfgang Herrndorf

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | In Times of Fading Light, by Eugen Ruge (DW)

'In Times of Fading Light' by Eugen Ruge

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Giraffe's Neck, by Judith Schalansky (DW)

'The Giraffe's Neck'  by Judith Schalansky

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | All Russians Love Birch Trees, by Olga Grjasnowa (DW)

'All Russians Love Birch Trees' by Olga Grjasnowa

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Atlas of an Anxious Man, by Christoph Ransmayr (DW)

'Atlas of an Anxious Man' by Christoph Ransmayr

Outsiders
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DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Bricks and Mortar, by Clemens Meyer (DW)

'Bricks and Mortar' by Clemens Meyer

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | maybe Esther, by Katja Petrowskaja (DW)

'Maybe Esther' by Katja Petrowskaja

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | A Whole Life, by Robert Seethaler (DW)

'A Whole Life' by Robert Seethaler

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Memoirs of a Polar Bear, by Yoko Tawada (DW)

'Memoirs of a Polar Bear' by Yoko Tawada

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Kruso, by Lutz Seiler (DW)

Kruso by Lutz Seiler

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | This House is Mine, by Dörte Hansen (DW)

'This House is Mine' by Dörte Hansen

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The End of Loneliness, by Benedict Wells (DW)

'The End of Loneliness'by Benedict Wells

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | Hooligan, by Philipp Winkler (DW)

'Hooligan' by Philipp Winkler

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