First published in East Germany in 1982 and in West Germany four years later, this collection of short prose firmly established Gabriele Eckart in German literary circles (her poetry had earlier won the critics' praise). Eckart's stories offer a panorama of East German life: sharply drawn vignettes in which "the familiar, the all-too-familiar, takes place alongside the surprising and the bizarre. She writes of aged lower-class women ...; of nighttime street cleaners beneath East Berlin's television tower; of opportunists ...

Hitchhiking: Twelve German Tales 1992, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803267220

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Hitchhiking: Twelve German Tales 1992, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

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