Thank you everyone: authors, translators, publishers and readers for making German Literature Month such a pleasure once again. Don’t worry if you still have something to finish reading and reviewing. The traditional extension is, in place; this year, until 16th December when my 12th review for GLM XII (already written and submitted) will be published on the European Literature Network. (As it was my Book of The Month, I want it to count!)
Between now and then I will only have sporadic wifi, so building the GLM XII author index will be more challenging than usual. So could I ask you, if you’ve not already done so, to add links to your reviews to the GLM XII Linky over at germanlitmonth.blogspot.com, as I’d hate to miss anything.
It’s a good job I had some reading under my belt before the event began as November 2022 turned into a month of distraction. The decorators were in to fix and refurb the hall and living room after the protracted bathroom saga. There was the drama of a lost mobile phone. Tracked down and retrieved, thankfully. Throw in a spot of car trouble and it’s a wonder that I completed my 12 posts for GLM XII challenge with all reads aligning with the 4 suggested prompts, even if they weren’t reviewed according to schedule.
This is the bookstack generated by the GLM XII reading prompts and the bicentennial of E T A Hoffman’s death.
First Time for Everything
- Ritter Gluck – E T A Hoffmann (His literary debut)
- Meet The Translator: Katherina Hall featuring Ferdinand von Shirach’s Punishment (The translator’s first full-length literary translation)
- Book to Movie: Night Train to Lisbon – Pascal Mercier (A new-to-me author)
- The Lord Chandos Letter and Other Writings – Hugo von Hofmannsthal (A reread)
- My Soul Twin – Nino Haratischvili (Her second novel to be translated into English)
- The Golden Pot – E T A Hoffmann
- Meet The Translator: Alta L Price featuring Mithu Sanyal’s Identitti, published by a favourite publisher, V&Q Books
- Under The Pear Tree – Theodor Fontane
- Goldstein and Babylon Berlin Series 4 – Volker Kutscher
- Hinterland – Arno Geiger (Review to be published on the European Literary Network)
Something Different (in my case Children and Young Adults Fiction)
- Beyond The Blue Border – Dorit Linke
- The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr – E T A Hoffmann (A childhood tale for some)
I wonder what GLM XIII will bring? With the event hitting the teens, anything could happen! Will I see you next year?
Thanks for organizing this, Lizzy. I read five books this year which I’m happy with. I have two more reviews to publish and I’ll have everything uploaded to the list in a few days.
You definitely will! Look forward to it!
Well done! I particularly enjoyed your Hoffmann posts. I must dig out some more by him now.
Thank you for organising. So interesting to attend although I did not have time to fully read everything. My final post will be published later today. I am grateful for having discovered ETA Hoffmann thanks to you. Will definitely read more by him.
I forgot to say that I have read Night Train to Lisbon. Ever since I read it, I wanted to go there. My husband and I will to Portugal for Christmas and New Year, spending a week over Christmas in Lisbon. I hope to gather some of the atmosphere of the book.