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By Günter Grass, Christopher Middleton, Arno Schmidt, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Paul Celan, Hans Erich Nossack, Uwe Johnson, Ingeborg Bachmann, Siegfried Lenz, Konrad Bayer, Jakov Lind, Heinz Piontek, Peter Weiss, Johannes Bobrowski, Hans Arp, Peter Huchel,

A pleasant collection--still, it really is seen for its virtually absolute loss of girl authors. regardless of this, it's a very really nice selection of actually a few of germany's greatest writers modern to this anthology's publication.

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I mean, they can t arrange a wedding, and then, just like th at. ’ says Herr Senf. ‘ They’re people on vacation. It’ s the new age,’ says Fräulein Eiselt. ’ Fräulein Eiselt hasn’ t put her shoes back on. She rests her feet on the pedals and rubs her big toes on their edges. Senf is sitting beside her and he leans so far forward that the blood rushes to his head. He slips o ff the bench, falls on one knee and grabs Fräulein Eiselt’s right foot with his left hand. He keeps his thumb under the sole and his thick index finger across the instep.

Behind him in the room, he heard the wood crack­ ling in his fireplace, the fresh wood he had placed on top o f last evening’s ashes. He loved the morning, the few hours he spent with an empty stomach before breakfast, before the day claimed its due. The night had brought colder weather, as one could conclude from the thread o f smoke that was rising from the chimney next door. The old snow that had been shrinking a little every noon during the past weeks was frozen this morning into definitive pat­ terns.

Shouldn’t they be taken care of? Was this an endurance race? H ow would he be able to do his work? One might - Faber reflected while running - remove unnecessary furniture, roll up the carpet, put away the vases which his heavy tread caused to tinkle here and there; clear the arena. Draperies in which he became entangled because he calculated a turn badly, or because he had let himself be distracted by looking after his com­ petitor too long, should be taken down, and door-sills were obstacles too.

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