The Author's Dimension: Selected Essays
by Christa Wolf
edited by Alexander Stephan
translated by Jan van Heurck
University of Chicago Press, 1995
Paper: 978-0-226-90494-8
Library of Congress Classification PT2685.O36A16 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 834.914

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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, "On War and Peace and Politics" and "The End of the German Democratic Republic," demonstrate the ways in which Wolf's political thinking has evolved and cast light on the political situation in East Germany prior to reunification.

"An 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."—Peter Demetz, New York Times



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