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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Although I know a lot of people who absolutely hated this book, I loved it.

Sarah rated it really liked it Nov 17, A series of very confusing sumple minimalist stories, all told by different characters, which only just hang together to give a depressing description of life in Germany after the East and West are united. Prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze’s first novel, Simple Storiesis a marvel of storytelling and craft.

Osserviamo la scena come in un film. Jennifer Gillan and Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Growing Up Ethnic in America. The many separate stories in the beginning may come together to create something great but I have neither the patience or memory to get to that point.

Simple Stories by Ingo Schulze

It’s wtories a very exciting read, as the full picture of the community is only gradually revealed to the reader, and the tiniest mention of an event in one of the early chapters might end up being a hint to the outcome of the story of another person who only gets his tale told towards the end! Return to Book Page. Dass mir Short Stories nicht liegen, ist ja nicht neu.

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Schultze spent six months in St Petersburg which became the basis for his debut collection of short stories 33 Moments of Happiness At sttories I was delighted with the quaint table of contents and it was easy to spot the connections between the characters.

The Hotel New Hampshire. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. 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 After oversleeping the events of the night of November 9Schultze started a newspaper with friends.

To allow that this book is rather amazing is not to say that I loved it. To ask other readers questions about Simple Storiesplease sign up. Schulze has really done something different with this book. Noch dazu waren die geschilderten Erlebnisse komisch oder uninteressant.

Simple Stories

Dec 18, Pages Buy. Dec 20, Georg rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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, it’s even more confusing because there is so little about the characters that it’s nearly difficult to remember their names. Mar 05, Georgina Thynne rated it did not like it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Sono storie semplici, ma anche banali, accomunate da speranze che si sciolgono come neve al sole. Paul rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Dec 09, Kate Picher rated it liked it.

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Looking somple More Great Reads? Bruce rated it it was amazing Feb 24, I loved almost every second of reading this book – even though I had to read it for uni ;! Instead it is gradually revealed how all of the tales are carefully woven into each other, with characters meeting and talking about each other, bit by bit revealing how they’re connected and deta A very interesting read! Inspired by Your Browsing History.

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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.

Also in Vintage International. The April 3rd Incident. A Ladder to the Sky. It was very well written and entertaining. The reader is put into a story without knowing anything about the characters or the plot.