German realism and naturalism

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Which 19th century authors should I read?

German realism and naturalism

Realism and naturalism was a major literary trend in 19th centuary Germany. Try these authors:

Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813 - 1863): Die Nibelungen
Theodor Storm (1817 - 1888): Gedichte, Novellen, Der Schimmelreiter
Gottfried Keller (1819 - 1890): Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe, Kleider machen Leute, Zuericher Novellen
Gerhart Hauptmann (1862 - 1946): Bahnwaerter Thiel, Die Ratten
Arno Holz (1863 - 1929): Die Kunst, ihr Wesen und ihre Gesetze; Revolution der Lyrik, Phantasus.

   

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