Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

10

This poem is part of a famous novel Tristan by the medieval German poet Gottfried von Straßburg. You are right that it is German, or Middle High German to be precise (around 1200 A.D.). Tristan is an important work of German literature, but I would advise you to never read it in its original form because Middle High German is not spoken or used anymore, and ...


6

Es gibt wahrscheinlich mehr Interpretationen von Beckets "Warten auf Godot" als es vergleichende Literaturwissenschaftler gibt. Eine der Möglichkeiten, sich dem Stück zu nähern, ist die rein formalistische. Danach würde die Handlung (oder Nicht-Handlung) auf nichts außerhalb des Theaters verweisen, insbesondere keine Aussagen zu Nihilismus, zum Sinn des ...


5

It sounds like the character you're talking about is "Frau Stöhr". As you said the character of "Frau Stöhr" is supposed to be quite an uneducated person. In the German version of the book, they basically demonstrate that by having her use words, that may or may not be actual words, but that phonetically sound like the word she actually wants to say.(Edit: ...


5

The "standard" textbook on German literature is the Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. This exhaustive encyclopedia comes in 18 volumes and will cover everything. For covering German literature only there is a much leaner textbook "Deutsche Literaturgeschichte" which in the only recently published 8th edition is quite up to date.


4

I found that newspapers were very useful for building up vocabulary. They come in a wide range of levels and styles, you normally have an idea of what the stories are about, and you get some current information while you're at it, so it's a win all round. Die Zeit is quite highbrow and the articles are long but I enjoy the content and there is a lot for ...


3

Ich denke, das hängt von der Fantasy-Welt und dem Spielsystem ab, wie Du die Begriffe definierst und mit Leben füllst. Dementsprechend kannst Du Hexenmeister, Hexer, Magier, Zauberer, Magiekundiger, Magus, Magikus oder was auch immer Du im Thesaurus (zB http://synonyme.woxikon.de/synonyme/zauberer.php) noch findest, nehmen.


3

First of all, both versions, English and German, are identical with regard to contents. Second, there is no typical German liability to a double abstraction in general. I've never heard about that. Furthermore, we actually need to know what's exactly meant with double abstraction in the context of this German quotation. Assumed there is any doppelte ...


2

Thomas Mann's 1939 novel 'Lotte in Weimar' recounts a fictional reunion between Goethe and the object of his youthful passion, Charlotte Buff. One of the most famous - and infamous - works in the history of literature. Also known as one of the greatest love stories in world literature. So yea, i think you should read 'The sorrow of young Werther' first. I ...


2

I like Reinhard Mey's songs. He's one of the few artists who can write texts that can be read apart from the music. Like short stories in a very distinguished language. And all his texts can be found on his website.


1

Books and literature are full of German language which is correct but sounds annoying to a native speaker Watch movies! Then you experience a "natural" speech, learning and having fun. Search for terms and words you missed or watch that part of the movie again Meet people from germany and talk with them (but tell them to talk about your language regarded ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible