Margit Schreiner: My First Negro. Stories

Margit Schreiner
My First Negro. Stories


320 pp

English sample translation (pdf)
English sample translation (pdf)
English sample translation (pdf)
English sample translation (pdf)

»I got to know my first negro in Caorle/Italy. ›That wasn’t a negro, just a very sun-tanned holiday-maker‹, says my mother. My father says so, too. As a child in Caorle I mistook a very sun-tanned holiday-maker for a negro which was most embarrassing for them at the time.«

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»Margit Schreiner masters the dramatic quality of short stories, knows how to pen the curve. She is a convincing teller of stories of small escapes, their paths strewn with small frights. Her language is unpretentious, economical, swift and bang on the mark.«
Süddeutsche Zeitung

»Cool and bold, enchaining and tempting dreams, murderous encounters: A very fine mixture with a touch of Roald Dahl, reminding of Robert Gernhardt. A remarkable book, an original new voice.«

»Lovers of literature and of stories depicting sexual life will certainly hold the work in esteem. Highly successful.«
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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