Some Useful Links for German Literature/DAF

In this post I would just like to share the links to some sites that I have found beneficial/useful for reading German texts as a non-native speaker. has audiobooks (Hörbücher) of all genres or by Author – from ‘crimi’ thrillers to novels and kids books, but also essays, philosophy, religion, theatre and poetry. Classic German authors on audio-book is a very nice way to get some German practice when the study-steam is low. Some nice little von Kleist texts to be found there.

Federlese is mostly excerpts from classical German philosophy (z.B. Schleiermacher, Schelling, Schiller, Hegel), but also Plato or Nietzsche. Limited quantity but good quality recordings here. You can also find them on iTunes.

And then there is theatreaufcd: a great site containing all sorts of recordings from the bible (Luther’s translation I presume – very important for die Germanisten) to Heine, Kafka, Schnitzler, Goethe, Novalis, Büchner and on and on. The list is enormous.

Finally, librivox has probably the largest collection of the largest files. If you want to listen to excerpts of Kapital by Marx, or Freuds Über Psychoanalyse auf Deutsch, then check this out. The quality varies here, but you will certainly find something good here.


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