Christa Wolf





Christa Wolf


Born
in Landsberg, Germany
March 18, 1929

Died
December 01, 2011

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A citizen of East Germany and a committed socialist, Mrs. Wolf managed to keep a critical distance from the communist regime. Her best-known novels included “Der geteilte Himmel” (“Divided Heaven,” 1963), addressing the divisions of Germany, and “Kassandra” (“Cassandra,” 1983), which depicted the Trojan War.

She won awards in East Germany and West Germany for her work, including the Thomas Mann Prize in 2010. The jury praised her life’s work for “critically questioning the hopes and errors of her time, and portraying them with deep moral seriousness and narrative power.”

Christa Ihlenfeld was born March 18, 1929, in Landsberg an der Warthe, a part of Germany that is now in Poland. She moved to East Germany in 1945 and joined the Socialist Uni
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More books by Christa Wolf…
“Between killing and dying there's a third way: live”
Christa Wolf, Kassandra

“Denn ich ohne Bücher bin nicht ich.”
Christa Wolf, Lesen Und Schreiben: Neue Sammlung: Essays, Aufsatze, Reden

“Every system of power in the world has a vested interest in weakening the individuality of its subjects and tries to weaken or it possible completely extinguish it.”
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Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (Japanese)
 
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Cassandra by Christa Wolf (German)
 
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Eva Luna by Isabel Allende (Spanish)
 
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