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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

DW Kultur 100 gute Bücher | 100 German must-reads | The Mussel Feast, by Birgit Vanderbeke (DW)

'The Mussel Feast' by Birgit Vanderbeke

'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 | 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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