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Goodreads Best German/Austrian/Swiss Literature

"Books originally written in German, or by those born in Germany, Austria and Switzerland." (Goodreads)
See how 'continental' you are in your reading by doing this challenge, emboldened by the knowledge that many of the books on the list are popular works of themselves and all have been translated into English. It is a tribute to my central European background; my mother was from Zurich and my father, from Western Poland, was also fluent in German.
The works have remarkably high average ratings on Goodreads, many above 4.0 (the source didn't seem to be infested with any bogus entries). Although the list is mostly fiction, it also includes major works of non-fiction by Freud, Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Engels, Wittgenstein and Karl Marx (but, regrettably, none by Groucho).
Books 1-240 received at least 5 votes, the rest are books with a high number of ratings and/or high average rating (4.0+). Some duplicates were removed.
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from goodreads.com · made by Markd9528
avg. score: 15 of 304 (5%)
required scores: 1, 2, 7, 11, 23 

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Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
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The Man Without Qualities (Robert Musil)
The Man Without Qualities (Robert Musil)
3
Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse)
Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse)
4
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
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5
Faust, Part One (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
Faust, Part One (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
6
All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)
All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)
7
Demian (Hermann Hesse)
Demian (Hermann Hesse)
8
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (Rainer Maria Rilke)
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (Rainer Maria Rilke)
9
Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse)
Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse)
10
Perfume (Patrick Süskind)
Perfume (Patrick Süskind)
11
The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
The Sorrows of Young Werther (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe)
12
Selected Poems and Fragments (Friedrich Hölderlin)
Selected Poems and Fragments (Friedrich Hölderlin)
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13
The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
14
Buddenbrooks (Thomas Mann)
Buddenbrooks (Thomas Mann)
15
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (Jakob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm)
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales (Jakob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm)
16
Duino Elegies (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Duino Elegies (Rainer Maria Rilke)
17
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche)
18
Letters to a Young Poet (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Letters to a Young Poet (Rainer Maria Rilke)
19
Chess (Stefan Zweig)
Chess (Stefan Zweig)
20
The Glass Bead Game (Hermann Hesse)
The Glass Bead Game (Hermann Hesse)
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21
The Neverending Story (Michael Ende)
The Neverending Story (Michael Ende)
22
The Confusions of Young Törless (Robert Musil)
The Confusions of Young Törless (Robert Musil)
23
Narcissus and Goldmund (Hermann Hesse)
Narcissus and Goldmund (Hermann Hesse)
24
The Tin Drum (Günter Grass)
The Tin Drum (Günter Grass)
25
The Reader (Bernhard Schlink)
The Reader (Bernhard Schlink)
26
Rock Crystal (Adalbert Stifter)
Rock Crystal (Adalbert Stifter)
27
The Lord Chandos Letter and Other Writings (Hugo Von Hofmannsthal)
The Lord Chandos Letter and Other Writings (Hugo Von Hofmannsthal)
28
Death in Venice and Other Tales (Thomas Mann)
Death in Venice and Other Tales (Thomas Mann)
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29
The Complete Stories (Franz Kafka)
The Complete Stories (Franz Kafka)
30
Storm of Steel (Ernst Jünger and Michael Hofmann)
Storm of Steel (Ernst Jünger and Michael Hofmann)
31
The Castle (Franz Kafka)
The Castle (Franz Kafka)
32
Autumn Sonata (Georg Trakl)
Autumn Sonata (Georg Trakl)
33
Hymns to the Night (Novalis)
Hymns to the Night (Novalis)
34
The Nibelungenlied (Anonymous)
The Nibelungenlied (Anonymous)
35
The Strudlhof Steps: The Depth of the Years (Heimito Von Doderer)
The Strudlhof Steps: The Depth of the Years (Heimito Von Doderer)
36
Doctor Faustus (Thomas Mann)
Doctor Faustus (Thomas Mann)
37
The Radetsky March (Joseph Roth)
The Radetsky March (Joseph Roth)
38
Berlin Alexanderplatz (Alfred Döblin, Tr. Michael Hofmann)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (Alfred Döblin, Tr. Michael Hofmann)
39
The Marquise of O- & Other Stories (Heinrich Von Kleist)
The Marquise of O- & Other Stories (Heinrich Von Kleist)
40
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Heinrich Böll)
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (Heinrich Böll)
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