Simple Stories (Paperback)

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Ingo Schulze

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Prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze's first novel, Simple Stories," is a marvel of storytelling and craft. Set in the East German town of Altenburg after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it deftly leaps among an array of confused characters caught in the crossroads of their country's history: a lovelorn waitress who falls for a visiting West German investor; an art historian turned traveling salesman; a former Communist official plagued by his past; an unsuccessful writer who asks his neighbor to break his leg so that he can continue to live on welfare.
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. With a piercing eye for detail and a magical ear for dialogue, Schulze portrays the tragi-comedy of ordinary people caught up in the last great historical upheaval of the century.

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About the Author :

Ingo Schulze has contributed to Simple Stories as an author. Schulze studied classical philology at the University of Jena. His first book won both the prestigious Doblin Prize and the Willner Prize for literature.

Book Details


Title: Simple Stories
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Author: Ingo Schulze
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN:

0375705120

EAN:

9780375705120

No. of Pages: 304
Publish Date: 2002-4-9
Binding: Paperback
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