100 Best German/Austrian/Swiss Books

1. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

2. Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

3. The Man Without Qualities by Robert Musil




4. The Trial by Franz Kafka


5. Faust: First Part by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


6. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque


7. Demian. Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend by Hermann Hesse


8. The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke


9. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind


10. The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


11. Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse


12. Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke


13. Selected Poems and Fragments by Friedrich Hölderlin


14. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke


15. The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm


16. The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann


17. Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family by Thomas Mann


18. The Confusions of Young Törless by Robert Musil


19. Thus Spake Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche


20. The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse


21. The Lord Chandos Letter: And Other Writings by Hugo von Hofmannsthal


22. Autumn Sonata: Selected Poems by Georg Trakl


23. Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger


24. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende


25. The Tin Drum by Günter Grass


26. Hymns to the Night by Novalis


27. The Reader by Bernhard Schlink


28. The Complete Stories by Franz Kafka

29. Narcissus and Goldmund by Hermann Hesse


30. Chess Story by Stefan Zweig


31. Death in Venice and Other Tales by Thomas Mann


32. Die Strudlhofstiege oder Melzer und die Tiefe der Jahre by Heimito von Doderer


33. The Nibelungenlied by Unknown


34. The Castle by Franz Kafka


35. Rock Crystal (New York Review Books Classics) by Adalbert Stifter


36. The Man Without Qualities: Vol. 1 by Robert Musil


37. Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann


38. Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin


39. The Radetzky March by Joseph Roth


40. Poems of Schiller by Friedrich Schiller


41. The Marquise of O — and Other Stories by Heinrich von Kleist


42. Beneath the Wheel by Hermann Hesse


43. The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll


44. Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzler


45. Die Dämonen by Heimito von Doderer


46. Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald


47. The World of Yesterday by Stefan Zweig


48. The lyrical poems of Hugo von Hofmannsthal by Hugo von Hofmannsthal


49. Homo Faber by Max Frisch


50. Parzival by Wolfram von Eschenbach


51. The Waterfalls of Slunj by Heimito von Doderer


52. Die Physiker by Friedrich Dürrenmatt


53. The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht


54. Effi Briest by Theodor Fontane


55. The Last Gold of Expired Stars: Complete Poems 1908–1914 by Georg Trakl


56. Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


57. The Clown by Heinrich Böll


58. Amerika by Franz Kafka


59. Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


60. The Death of Virgil by Hermann Broch


61. Der Schimmelreiter by Theodor Storm


62. Wilhelm Tell by Friedrich Schiller


63. Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God by Rainer Maria Rilke


64. Woyzeck by Georg Büchner


65. Galileo by Bertolt Brecht


66. Tales of Hoffmann by E.T.A. Hoffmann


67. Die Merowinger oder Die totale Familie by Heimito von Doderer


68. The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek


69. Lieutenant Gustl by Arthur Schnitzler


70. The Golem by Gustav Meyrink


71. Thought Flights by Robert Musil


72. Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht


73. The Wall by Marlen Haushofer


74. The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald


75. Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada


76. Der Richter und sein Henker by Friedrich Dürrenmatt


77. The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht


78. Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist


79. The Sleepwalkers by Hermann Broch


80. Mephisto by Klaus Mann


81. The Visit by Friedrich Dürrenmatt


82. Spring’s Awakening by Frank Wedekind


83. The Emigrants by W.G. Sebald


84. Poems and Prose by Georg Trakl

85. Momo by Michael Ende


86. German Epic Poetry: The Nibelungenlied, the Older Lay of Hildebrand, and Other Works by Francis G. Gentry


87. Heidi by Johanna Spyri


88. Selected Poems by Georg Trakl


89. I’m Not Stiller by Max Frisch


90. Der Sandmann by E.T.A. Hoffmann


91. Max und Moritz: Eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen by Wilhelm Busch


92. Jugend ohne Gott by Ödön von Horváth


93. Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig


94. Jedermann. Das Spiel vom Sterben des reichen Mannes by Hugo von Hofmannsthal


95. Nathan der Weise by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing


96. Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann


97. Der Nachsommer by Adalbert Stifter


98. The Golden Pot and Other Tales by E.T.A. Hoffmann


99. The Door in the Grimming by Paula Grogger

100. Mario and the Magician by Thomas Mann


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