With laconic wit and a tenderness immune to sentimentality Schulze starts to tell us ‘simple stories’, in pitch-perfect prose reminiscent of Raymond Carver, about. German writer Ingo Schulze’s first collection of short stories, 33 Moments Of The 29 anecdotal tales in Simple Stories range from the years. In the 29 stories of Simple Storys Ingo Schulze creates a mosaic of East German anxiety after the Wende of Like Raymond Carver.

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Simple Stories

May 29, Cheryl rated it really liked it. Sarah rated it really liked it Nov 17, Also in Vintage International. Preview — Simple Stories by Ingo Schulze. After oversleeping the events of the night of November 9Schultze started a newspaper with friends.

I found some of the description filled with anachronisms, which confused me about the time frame. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

But as the number of characters prolifrate, and events unfold in various time frames, it is necesary to begin each chapter, narrated from a diffrent perspective, with a radical shift in POV. It is impossible to know who all the characters are, even when turning back constantly to the summaries at the start of each chapter. At first I was delighted with the quaint table storiies contents and it was easy to spot the connections between the characters.


Sonst sind die Geschichten sehr ineinandergreifen, interessant, und kreativ.

Simple Stories by Ingo Schulze

Scoutaccount rated it it was ok Into 11, Prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze’s first novel, Simple Storiesis a marvel of storytelling and craft. It was very well written and entertaining. A very interesting read! He studied classical philology at the University of Jena for five years, and, until the German reunification, was an assistant director dramatic arts advisor at the State Theatre in Altenburg 45 km south of Leipzig for two years.

Although it’s a novel, it is really more like a collection of short stories whose characters’ lives all intertwine to create a masterful yet confusing tapestry that explains what life was like in East Germany after I was also bored to death and didn’t like the writing style, too minimalist.

Sabine rated it really liked it Jun 02, Scrittura minimalista, fin troppo. I complex and beautiful novel about the difficult lives of east and west germans around the time of unification.

At the beginning of the book one might perhaps think that this is going to be a series of independent stories, storifs each chapter telling the tale of a different character – but that is not the case. Please try again later.

Schulze skillfully intercuts an assortment of moving and scjulze 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.


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Schulze has won a number of awards for his novels and stories, which have been translated into twenty languages, among them into English by John E. Read it Forward Read it first.

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They are also interlinked because in a few stories we meet the same characters, but in a different moment of their lives, and this doesn’t help, on the contrary, i The Italian edition I have read has only six stories.

Der Roman ist nicht so simple zu lesen wie der Titel. Bruce rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Stay in Touch Sign up. The Mayor storids Casterbridge.