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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Ein richtig gutes Buch. Dennoch hatte ich gehofft, diese hier wenigstens alle lesen zu wollen. Scoutaccount rated it it was ok Oct 11, A very interesting read! It was very well written and entertaining. I complex and beautiful novel about the difficult lives of east and west germans around the time of unification.

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. Credo che il titolo “Semplici storie” riassuma molto bene le storie che Schulze ha voluto raccontare. 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 inngo read!

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At the beginning of the book one might perhaps think that this is going to be a series of independent stories, with each chapter telling the tale of a different character – but that is not the case. Der Roman ist nicht so simple zu lesen wie der Titel. This guy weaves a set of short stories into a unified whole so subtly and cannily that you don’t notice its happening until well into the book – suddenly you realize – as you are reading – that it is a novel!


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. May 26, Magdelanye rated it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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. And the ‘style’ is bland and boring even bearing in mind that I read a translation.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Jennifer Gillan and Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Dec 09, Kate Picher rated it liked it. Prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze’s first novel, Simple Stories stpries, is a marvel of storytelling and craft. The Mayor of Casterbridge. Noch dazu waren die geschilderten Erlebnisse komisch oder uninteressant.

Simple Stories by Ingo Schulze

Aug 16, Simona rated it really liked it. Schulze skillfully intercuts an assortment of moving and comic 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.

Weil mich das Thema an sich sehr interessiert. Eine klasse Idee, brillant umgesetzt. In a way,it was l To allow that this book is rather amazing is not to say that I loved it.

Schulze has won a number of awards for his stpries and stories, which have been translated into twenty languages, among them into English by John E. Glimpses of the Moon.


Apr 09, Pages. Schultze spent six months in St Petersburg which became the basis for his debut collection of short stories 33 Moments of Happiness The reader is put into a story without knowing anything about the characters or the plot.

The Hotel New Hampshire. Ingo Schulze was born in Dresden in and studied classical philology at the University of Jena.

Simple Stories

Not least of all because of the way the story or rather the stories are told. Preview — Simple Stories by Ingo Schulze. Paul rated it it was amazing Jan 15, Selbst wenn man – wie ich- kein Freund von Ostwestgeschichten ist: Simle is no central protagonest sumple the connections between these people, often extremely tenuous, are never clearly articluted.

Schulze is a baroquely expansive comic. The Woman Who Walked into Doors.

To allow that this book is rather amazing is not to say that I loved it. Lists with This Book.

Nov 09, Linda rated it liked it. Novels LOA Books by Ingo Schulze. They are also interlinked because storiez 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.

The Travelling Cat Chronicles. The Italian dchulze I have read has only six stories. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mar 05, Georgina Thynne rated it did not like it Shelves: Sonst verliert man schnell den Faden.