Müller, Herta. Reisende auf einem Bein (Fischer, 1989)

Hardly non-canonical, but certainly an interesting example of a migrant female narrator in urban space (Berlin), and a text which offers rich opportunities for close reading and stylistic analysis. Although the ambiguity and fragmentary narrative are often challenging to students, the language itself (syntax, vocab) etc are fairly straightforward, so probably suitable for teaching to … Continue reading Müller, Herta. Reisende auf einem Bein (Fischer, 1989)

Dinev, Dimitré. Ein Licht über dem Kopf (Deuticke, 2005)

An excellent collection of short stories from a Bulgarian-Austrian writer, focused on encounters and experiences of characters with a range of backgrounds. Especially interesting for exploring the representation of migration to Austria, and the experience of migrants from Eastern and Southeastern Europe to the German-speaking world. His writing is also interesting for his take on … Continue reading Dinev, Dimitré. Ein Licht über dem Kopf (Deuticke, 2005)