quest for Christa T. by Christa Wolf

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Statementby Christa Wolf ; translated by Christopher Middleton.
The Physical Object
Pagination185 p. ;
Number of Pages185
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Open LibraryOL14412415M
LC Control Number73133199
OCLC/WorldCa21728850

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Product Information. 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 book was condemmed.

Get this from a library. The quest for Christa T. [Christa Wolf; Christopher Middleton] -- The story of an East German woman who reached adolescence during World War II, embraced the new world order, had her enthusiasm and idealism gradually corroded by the crass materialists around her.

The Quest for Christa T. Christa T is not an especially remarkable woman. Like the narrator, she grew up in eastern Germany during the war, and like many in that area, fled before the advancing Red Army. Living in East Germany (the DDR), as normality is resumed, the girls meet again in university and form a loose friendship.

The narrator. 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 book was condemmed.

(The Quest for Christa T) Christa Wolf: Nachdenken über Christa T. (The Quest for Christa T) Christa T has died of leukemia in and the author – Christa Wolf – feels that she has to write about her. The book was not very well received in East Germany and not just because of its subject matter.

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I have found The Quest for Christa T a difficult book to review, it’s a delicately nuanced, complex novel, and the writing is very beautiful. It is a multi-layered novel, at times it is really quite difficult, but the reader is rewarded for their concentration. Ultimately I was left with a /5(8).

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May not include supplemental items (like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc). Will be a good Reading copy. QUEST FOR CHRISTA T By Christa Wolf. Christa T was a work that—while briefly touching on a disconnection from one's family's ancestral home—was concerned with a woman's experiencing overwhelming societal pressure to conform.

Kassandra is perhaps Wolf's most important book, re-interpreting the battle of Troy as a war for economic power and a shift from a matriarchal to a. “The whole world like a wall facing me.

I fumble over the stones: no gaps. Why should I go on deluding myself: there’s no gap for me to live in. It’s my own fault. It’s me, I’m simply not determined enough. Yet how simple and natural everything seemed when I first read about it in books.” ― Christa Wolf, The Quest for Christa T.

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Though well received by Western critics, the novel was severely attacked by the East German Writers’ Congress, and its. The Quest for Christa T. (Nachdenken über Christa T.) is a novel by German writer Christa Wolf that follows two childhood friends from the second World War into the s in East Germany.

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Amazon Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" Reviews: 1. That’s exactly what Christa Wolf seems to have done when she wrote the The Quest for Christa T.

– Nachdenken über Christa T. What the narrator displays, is the fragmented story of her friend, who died too young, leaving behind a pack of notes and letters, and people who remember her, or think they remember her.

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