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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May 29, Cheryl rated it really liked it. May 26, Magdelanye rated it it was amazing. Der Roman ist nicht so simple zu lesen wie der Titel.

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

Simple Stories

Dec 18, Pages. 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. The World According to Garp.

Mar 05, Georgina Thynne rated it did not like it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Simple Storiesplease sign up. At first I was simplee with the quaint table of contents and it was easy to spot the connections between the characters. Dec 09, Kate Picher rated it liked it. Ingo Schulze was born in Dresden in and studied classical philology at the University of Jena.

Oct 01, Fred Rose rated it did not like it Shelves: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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 Books by Ingo Schulze.


Apr 09, Pages Buy. He was encouraged to write. It’s a great insight into Post-Wende East Germany. Want to Read saving…. A very confusing book. No trivia or quizzes yet. I complex and beautiful novel about the difficult lives of east and west germans around the time of unification.

The Cake Tree in the Ruins. Sabine rated it really liked it Jun 02, The April 3rd Incident. Although I know a lot of people who absolutely hated this book, I loved it. Francesco Fantuzzi rated it liked it Feb 06, 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.

After oversleeping the events of the night of November 9Schultze started a newspaper with Ingo Schulze is a German writer born in Dresden in former East Germany.

Stay in Touch Sign up. I thought it could have been interesting, but there isn’t much in these stories. Nov 03, Gabriele Girolamini rated it did not like it. Weil mich das Thema an sich sehr interessiert. Osserviamo la scena come in un film.

Simple Stories by Ingo Schulze

Published April 9th by Vintage first stiries The Travelling Cat Chronicles. We are experiencing technical difficulties. I’m sure a lot of the metaphors and allusions went right over my head. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Something in the storirs tone, word choice, dialect makes me feel painfully at home. Dass mir Short Stories nicht liegen, ist ja nicht neu. Beim Lesen ist empfehlenswert, einen Stift, ein Schulzw zu haben, um die Namen zu notieren. Instead it is gradually revealed how all of the tales are carefully woven into each other, with characters meeting and talking aimple each other, bit by bit revealing how they’re connected and deta A very interesting read!


Also by Ingo Schulze. Dec 20, Georg rated it it was amazing Shelves: Schultze spent six months in St Petersburg which became the basis for his debut collection of short stories 33 Moments of Happiness 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. In a way,it was like peering into a dolls house, observing the parallel lives.

I loved almost every second of reading this book – even though I had to read it for uni ;! Schulze has really scgulze something different with this book.