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The Reader and the Writer: Essays, Sketches, Memories

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Unknown Binding, 222 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Signet Book
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A good "self interview" on the writing of "The Quest for Christa T" - one of my favourite books - certainly her best. Some moving memoirs relating to WW2 with Wolf's family as refugees caught between American and Russian lines. There are long essays on Anna Seghers and other German writers largely unavailable in translation so I tended to skip them. Interesting insight into Wolf's hopes for the nascent GDR through essays written in the 60s and 70s. Didn't take long for disillusionment to set in ...more
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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 Pri
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