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The author's dimension : selected essays

Author: Christa Wolf; Alexander Stephan
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Author's Dimension finally makes Christa Wolf's critical writing available in English. Readers of her fiction will recognize her elegant and demanding prose and the passion with which she continually examines the individual's, in particular the writer's, relationship to his or her society. But this collection also reveals the way in which Wolf approaches her art." "Spanning the past three decades, the essays  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Named Person: Christa Wolf; Christa Wolf
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christa Wolf; Alexander Stephan
ISBN: 0374123020 9780374123024
OCLC Number: 27878791
Notes: "Originally published in German, the essays in this book are drawn from Die Dimension des Autors ... ; Ansprachen ... ; and Im Dialog"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 335 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contribution to the Second Bitterfeld Conference --
A Few Notes about My Work as a Writer --
Interview with Myself --
Reading and Writing --
The Sense and Non-sense of Being Naïve --
A Sentence --
Example without a Moral --
Illness and Love Deprivation: Questions for Psychosomatic Medicine --
One Receiving the Geschwister Scholl Prize --
Pleading the Case: Two Speeches for the Defense --
The Truth You Can Expect: The Prose of Ingeborg Bachmann --
Shift of Meaning: Thomas Mann --
Max Frisch, a Rereading, or: On Writing in the First Person --
Meetings: For Max Frisch on his Seventieth Birthday --
If at First You Don't Succeed --
The Shadow of a Dream: A Sketch of Karoline von Gunderrode --
Speaking of Buchner --
Your Next Life Begins Today: A Letter about Bettine --
On Schiller --
For Hans Mayer, on his Eighteenth Birthday --
In Praise of Thomas Brasch --
Talking German --
On That Date --
Reply to a Reader --
A Conversation with Grace Paley --
Thoughts about September 1, 1939 --
Challenge to a Dialogue: A Conversation with Gerhard Rein --
"We Don't Know How" --
To Live or Be Lived: A Conversation with Alfred Negring --
The Language of the Turing Point --
"It Hurts to Know" --
Momentary Interruption --
Postscript to Autumn.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Christa Wolf ; introduction by Grace Paley ; edited by Alexander Stephan ; translated by Jan van Heurck.

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"The Author's Dimension finally makes Christa Wolf's critical writing available in English. Readers of her fiction will recognize her elegant and demanding prose and the passion with which she continually examines the individual's, in particular the writer's, relationship to his or her society. But this collection also reveals the way in which Wolf approaches her art." "Spanning the past three decades, the essays focus primarily on the role of the writer and literature today. Wolf interviews herself on the development of The Quest for Christa T. In a witty and probing essay on reading, she imagines her life without books and removes each layer of literary influence, from Snow White to All Quiet on the Western Front. There are perceptive essays about other writers, including Thomas Mann, Karoline von Gunderrode, Max Frisch, and Ingeborg Bachmann. Finally, the 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 German reunification." "With its impassioned celebration of literature, this collection will interest not just those already familiar with Wolf's work but anyone engaged in the acts of writing and reading today."--BOOK JACKET.

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