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Christa Wolf

* March 18, 1929 in Germany - † December 1, 2011 in Germany
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Back cover:'Cassandra is a powerful recreation of classical myth... She is believable, alive and shuddering with the author's obsession with her." - The TimesCassandra, daughter of the King of Troy, is endowed with the gift of prophecy but fated never to be believed. Troy has fallen, her father has been killed, and …

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Pity poor Medea--at least, that's what German novelist Christa Wolf would like you to do. True, the woman's reputation is not good: she stands accused of betraying her father, killing her brother, and then serving up her own children as the main course to their unsuspecting father when he divorces her for another …

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When The Quest for Christa T. was first published in East Germany ten years ago, there was an immediate storm: bookshops in East Berlin were given instructions to sell it only to well-known customers professionally involved in literary matters; at the annual meeting of East German Writers Conference, Mrs Wolf's new …

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On a flawless spring day in late April, an East German writer awaits a call from the hospital where her brother is undergoing brain surgery and instead receives news of a massive nuclear accident at Chernobyl, one thousand miles away. In a potent, lyrical stream of thought, the narrator confronts both mortality and …

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One Day a Year: 1960-2000 is a book by Christa Wolf.

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