Spanning the past three decades, these essays focus on the roles of the writer and literature today. In the first half of this series of witty, probing essays on reading and writing, Wolf examines the individual's, in particular the writer's, relationship to society. The final sections, qOn War and Peace and Politicsq and qThe End of the German Democratic Republic, q demonstrate the ways in which Wolf's political thinking has evolved and cast light on the political situation in East Germany prior to reunification. qAn important publication, ably served by the editing of Alexander Stephan; the knowledgeable translation by Jan Van Heurck; and Grace Paley's sisterly introduction, which . . . claims at least the later Christa Wolf for a pacifist feminism.qaPeter Demetz, New York TimesSelected Essays Christa Wolf Alexander Stephan ... Kabale und Liebe [Intrigue and Love], likewise a very tall man, ran around with giant steps on the stage of my hometown, shouting so everyone could hear, when I was thirteen or fourteen.
|Title||:||The Author's Dimension|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 1995-12-08|