The Quest for Christa T.
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Quest for Christa T. by Christa Wolf
Book DescriptionWhen "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 book was condemmed. Yet the novel has nothing eplicity to do with politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780374515348
Paperback / softback
(202mm x 165mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1979
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christa Wolf
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They Divided the Sky, Paperback (January 2013)» View all books by Christa Wolf
First published in 1963, in East Germany, They Divided the Sky tells the story of a young couple, living in the new, socialist, East Germany, whose relationship is tested to the extreme not only because of the political positions they gradually develop but, very concretely, by the Berlin Wall, which went up on August 13, 1961.
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Author Biography - Christa Wolf
Christa Wolf (1929 2011) was one of the most celebrated German writers of the twentieth century. Wolf was a central figure in East German literature and politics, and is the author of many books, including the novels "The Quest for Christa T.," " Patterns of Childhood," and "Cassandra.""
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