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Christa Wolf
Birth date: March 18, 1929
Died: December 01, 2011
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
While the narrative style of the novel is not my favorite style, the story does eventually become engrossing. Wolf's story of Cassandra draws on several different veins of the Troy myth as well as references the Cold War. This edition includes four essay that give depth and feeling to the novel. It ...
Books by the Lake
Books by the Lake rated it 6 years ago
When Christa Wolf set out to novelize her childhood during National Socialist days, in Landsberg (East Prussia), she didn't just narrate the experiences of young "Nelly Jordan". No, the story is incessantly interrupted, and commented on, by an account of an alter-ego of the author revisiting Landsbe...
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 7 years ago
It’s odd how, at times, my readings appear to converge or echo each other quite unconsciously. From two entirely different directions I determined to reread my collection of Emma Goldman’s writings and Christa Wolf’s Medea. And yet I found striking parallels between Goldman and Medea. Both women fle...
so many books, so little time
so many books, so little time rated it 8 years ago
Powerful account of a German girl growing up during the years of the Third Reich, reappraising those years as she visits her hometown after many years. The story is told slowly and introspectively, as it should be, allowing the memories to come back, so as to make some sense of her life and times.It...
A Cruel Man Delighting in Flowers
A Cruel Man Delighting in Flowers rated it 8 years ago
Forced to read this book due to a third year literature course, and being a lover of great literature as well as 'fireside' reads, I got some chuckles from the 'elitist' ramblings of other reviewers regarding the complexity and importance of this book. I agree that anyone who doesn't 'get it' when i...
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