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Erzählungen aus 'Die Leute von Seldwyla'

Erzählungen aus 'Die Leute von Seldwyla' by Gottfried Keller
By: (1819-1890)

I recently finished reading a collection of short stories by Gottfried Keller titled "Erzählungen aus 'Die Leute von Seldwyla'". The stories are set in the fictional town of Seldwyla and explore various aspects of human nature with humor, irony, and a touch of melancholy.

Keller's writing is rich in detail and he skillfully captures the quirks and foibles of the townspeople. The characters are vividly drawn and each story offers a glimpse into the complexities of human relationships and societal norms.

One of my favorite stories in the collection is "Pankraz, der Schmoller", which tells the tale of a young man who dreams of making a name for himself but ultimately finds contentment in a simple and honest life. The story is both heartwarming and thought-provoking, and Keller's prose is as poignant as it is engaging.

Overall, "Erzählungen aus 'Die Leute von Seldwyla'" is a delightful read that offers a fascinating look into the lives of the people of Seldwyla. Keller's storytelling is timeless and his observations on human behavior are as relevant today as they were when the stories were first published. I highly recommend this collection to anyone looking for a compelling and entertaining read.

Book Description:
Die Leute von Seldwyla ist ein zweiteiliger Novellenzyklus des Schweizer Dichters Gottfried Keller. Es umfasst zehn "Lebensbilder" (so der Arbeitstitel während der Berliner Entstehungszeit), die durch einen gemeinsamen Schauplatz, die fiktive Schweizerstadt Seldwyla, zusammengehalten werden.
Diese Sammlung umfaßt sechs der zehn Novellen.

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