Jenseits der Stille (Paperback)

A German Reader

By Marion Gehlker (Editor), Birte Christ (Editor), Caroline Link

Yale University Press, 9780300123227, 416pp.

Publication Date: January 25, 2011

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Caroline Link’s Jenseits der Stille is the story of Lara, a girl with two deaf parents who is given a clarinet by her favorite aunt.  As she hones her natural talent and becomes a skillful musician, Lara feels more distant from her parents.

By adapting this novel for use in the second and third year German classroom, the editors introduce students to contemporary texts of moderate difficulty and allow them to discuss these texts within their historical and cultural contexts.

About the Author

Dr. Marion Gehlker is the Language Program Director in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Yale University.

Birte Christ is assistant professor at the University of Freiburg and the University of Bonn.