The Question and Answer section for The Sorrows of Young Werther is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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There is such a book, and I believe it is by Plenzdorf and tracks an East German youth in the 1970s. It is actually quite good. It is essentially a modern update of the Sorrows of Young Werther. However, and perhaps interestingly, it reads more...